Muslims to Fight Negative Publicity with $1 Billion Movie About Mohammed Produced by Osama bin Laden’s Brother

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


It’s already been endorsed by a ton of Islamic scholars, including genocide-spewing Muslim Brotherhood creep Yusuf Al-Qaradawi so it’s bound to be incredibly exciting. Islam is mostly battle scenes and so it should be plenty of fun with over a thousand years of wall to wall killing, genocide, rape and looting.

Forget the Pirates of the Caribbean. This will be the Pirates of Mecca and Medina.

Will this improve the image of Mohammed in the West, the stated goal of this project. If that were really the goal, maybe the movie shouldn’t have been produced by Osama bin Laden’s brother.

Established in 2007 in Dubai, Al Noor Holding Investment LLC is a United Arab Emirates-based development entity. The company is majority-owned by its Chairman, Sheikh Tarek M. Binladen.

And if this billion dollar flick turns out to be bomb, Tarek bin Laden will officially be following in his brother’s footsteps.

  • Flowerknife_us

    It's going to be a Bomb.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      I see what you did there.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    What six year old gets to play his wife?

    • Mary Sue

      Eh, maybe they'll be forced to go the Dawson Casting route. It's the same concept that had thirtysomething Gabriel Carteris playing a high school student in Beverly Hills 90210.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Under the burka it won't much matter, as long as they drag a little dolly around like Aisha did.

    • Monoxide

      All they could find is a platypus with a wig..

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "And if this billion dollar flick turns out to be bomb, Tarek bin Laden will officially be following in his brother’s footsteps."

    I think you can count on figurative and literal bombs as a result of bad reviews, and hurt religious feelings when they read the less-than-expected groveling by Western viewers.

  • Edward Cline

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  • Edward Cline

    I can see it now. Long queues of excited movie-goers waiting to buy tickets to see Part One of this six-part epic, all the women in line sporting burqas or niqabs (out of respect for the religion). Variety writing up the movie with headlines like, "Big Mo Box Office Boffo." Franchises to sell Islamic action figures in McDonald's and Burger King. Interviews of the cameraman who plays Mohammad in People magazine and Salon (because the picture had to be shot from Mohammad's perspective, images or portrayals of him being forbidden) about how he captured the Prophet's conflicted and complex character. Special features in USA Today and the New York Times Theater section on the cameo appearances in the film by Keith Ellison and Louis Farrakhan. A new line of franchised clothing appearing in Wal-Mart and CostCo, made and marketed by Hugo Boss, adapting the 7th century garb of Arabia to modern tastes. Toys R' Us and Barnes & Noble front-shelving "Assemble a Kaaba" and "Build a Mosque" kits. Video games featuring lots of action themed on Mohammad's conquest of the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Edward Cline

    To continue: Richly illustrated and profusely annotated coffee table books on the making of the movie, with brief interviews of some of the cast, including the cameraman who plays Mohammad. Cover stores in Travel & Leisure and National Geographic about exploring the lands conquered by Mohammad and his successors.

    Yes, I can see it now. Or have I had too much Bailey's Irish Cream?

    • Robin McLaren

      This article is patently FALSE. I too thought at first this movie was being financed by Tarek BinLadin's Al-Noor Holdings but it is NOT. There are TWO Al-Noor Holdings and the one financing this movie is THIS one
      http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-s-alnoor-pla

      Alnoor Holdings, owned by the Al-Hashemi group, said it was committed to "becoming the most dominant international media and entertainment player".

      • RedWhiteAndJew

        You wrote "patently false" wrong. It's spelled "picayune duck-nibbling."

  • Edward Cline

    A mere detail, Mr. McLaren. But the story you thoughtfully provided a link to reveals even worse implications. Qatar is one of the principal finance capitals of terrorism, and a promulgator of anti-Western and anti-Israel propaganda. So, Qatar-based Alnoor Holding is prepared to spend $1 billion on a future box office flop, and employ Qatar-based Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, head of the Association of Muslim Scholars, as a "technical consultant"? Doubtless he will be handsomely paid, as all good jihadists are.

  • Robin McLaren

    Look the meme is going out that this film is being financed by OBL's brother. That is FALSE and needs to be corrected. It shows no journalistic integrity to not correct your error. Do you honestly think that every single Qatari is connected to terrorism? If so you best inform the US government who has a huge base there.

    I ask the author of this article to correct the error since this false info is spreading like wild fire. Doesn't make anyone look very smart. If he so chooses he can research the real company behind financing the film. So be it. Ya'll look like a bunch of doofuses for propagating false info for your Islamophobe agenda. Isn't the first time and won't be the last.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      According to the IntenseDebate post time flags, as I write this, your initial critique is only 4 hours old. If there is an error in the report, give the responsible parties time to investigate and make changes if they are warranted.

      Frontpagemag is not the only source reporting this, btw: http://globalmbreport.org/?p=3275

  • C. Fitz

    One can't be too Islam-o-repulsed. Phobic means irrational fear – revulsion and disgust of Islam is not irrational. It is logical, rational and well-warranted.

  • Thomas Wells

    This is putting lipstick on a pig.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      Pigs are haram.

      Goats, on the other hand…

  • Robin McLaren

    Waiting waiting for this "journalist" to respond.

  • Robin McLaren

    Seriously? Give "time" to investigate? If this was investigated properly in the first place this false information would not be propagated.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118010588/?refC

    "If you want to invest in the film industry, the best place to invest is Hollywood," Alnoor Holdings chairman Ahmed Al-Mustafawi Al-Hashemi told Daily Variety. "They have the established business center. No business is without risk but we have been studying this for some time now and we believe that a 10% return on our investment is available. We believe in this business."

    Another article when this film division was launched in 2009
    http://www.hedgeweek.com/2009/11/02/usd200m-al-no

    THIS
    http://www.alnoor.com.qa/

    Is NOT this
    http://alnoorcity.com/index.php

  • http://globalmbreport.com/ GMBDR

    Dear Ms. McLaren

    We just sent the following letter to Ms. McLaren:

    Dear Ms. McLaren,

    While we appreciate your bringing this to our attention, we wonder why you feel the need to insult the entirety of the publication by referring to our alleged “shoddy research.” We defy you to identify a single media source that does not regularly make mistakes including those with many orders of magnitude great resources than we have at our disposal including giants such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The GMBDR stands by its research and we always correct our postings if we become aware of any errors as did in this case:

    http://globalmbreport.com/?p=7764

    Feel free at any time to bring errors to our attention but without cheap shots if possible.

    Editors

    GMBDR

  • Robin McLaren

    HAHA!!! A housewife got a retraction. Thank you very much since Front Page Magazine, Security Matters and various other websites have published their bogus information.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      Let's see. You demand a retraction over of niggling detail. Demand it again, when the editors don't snap to attention on a Sunday (before Christmas, no less), then mock when the retraction is given?

      Wow.

      Stay classy.

  • RedWhiteAndJew

    Supervision of production will be provided by a man who said:

    Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption…The last punishment was carried out by [Adolf] Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them…Allah Willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.

  • Robin McLaren

    niggling detail? The article gave false information. That is NOT niggling, that is shoddy journalism. To boot it was done with one aim only, to attach the BinLadin name to a movie about the Prophet, therefor in Islamophobe brains this equals terrorism. Busted dude. Totally busted.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      There is a difference between error, and falsehood. That other sources made the same error, lends further credence that it was an innocent mistake, and not an attempt at deception.

      But you knew that, already.

  • RedWhiteAndJew

    So Robin, what do you think of the pronouncements of the man who is responsible for the movie's content. I'm especially interested in your opinion of his opinion of Jews, Hitler, and the Holocaust.

    Hmm?

  • http://globalmbreport.com/ GMBDR

    As we have tried to explain to Ms. McLaren, both here and in email, mistakes are common in the media as witnessed by just one week of corrections for the NYT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/pages/corrections/index.ht

    and we don’t have the luxury of a fact-checking department. As for our “aim” we can most assuredly say it was not to link the movie with terrorism although we did find irony in what we though was the Tarek Bin Laden sponsorship.

    As for “Islamophobia”, the GMBDR believes that the Muslim Brotherhood is as big a threat to Muslims as it is to the West as witnessed by recent developments in Egypt. If Ms. McLaren believes that criticizing the Brotherhood is the same as criticizing Islam, then apparently she is buying in to the Brotherhood’s desire to be seen as the sole representative of Islam around the world. That may not be Islamophobia per se, but it does Muslims no favor at all.

  • Robin McLaren

    I am especially interested in truthful journalism. This post needs to be retracted or corrected period. Personally I don't think the Prophet PBUH would approve of money being spent in this fashion when there are already enough well done movies about him. So that is my answer to you. Whoever would spend this sort of money I think should be spending it on the poor and needy.

    No I am not Muslim so you don't need to ask me that either.

    Good day.

  • http://globalmbreport.com/ GMBDR

    If Ms. McLaren had bothered to read above, she would have seen that the post was indeed corrected a while ago:

    http://globalmbreport.com/?p=7764

    She has also not bothered to respond to the points made above about the presence of Youssef Qaradawi as an adviser to the film. Apparently, she is much more concerned about our mistake than about the association with somebody who has called for the killing of Jews and celebrated the Holocaust.

    Odd.

    • Robin McLaren

      Have you contacted Frank Gaffney and all the other websites propagating your misinformation GMBDR? I gave you three links in our correspondence. You responded by telling me how many different authorities read and publish your material, Juicy stuff. Only thing is your catchy headline "Brother Of Osama Bin Laden To Produce $1 Billion Movie On Prophet Mohammed; Qaradawi Is Advisor To Film" meant to draw attention is OFF.

      I'm off for the holidays. Ciao.

  • Robin McLaren

    To be short, I don't approve of anyone calling for the killing of anyone. Nor do I approve of the smearing of an entire faith and it's adherents with the likes of all of you. Get a life!

    Now really am off for the holidays. I have cooking to do and last minute presents to wrap. Good day to all.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      And yet you keep going on below. Who doesn't have a life, now?

  • http://globalmbreport.com/ GMBDR

    Be advised we have had to place Ms. McLaren on our spam filter as a result of her repeated spamming of the GMBDR with various demands despite being asked politely to desist. At this point, we consider her to be a crank.

    GMBDR

  • Robin McLaren

    Care to retract that before I consider a libel case for saying I have made demands of you? I would be happy to publish our emails. Would you?

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      That is FALSE and needs to be corrected.

      You did make demands.

  • Robin McLaren

    Of course I am addressing Mr. Domains by Proxy un-named person who claims their website "does not have an army of fact checkers", is read by numerous law enforcement agencies and the WSJ but also has a disclaimer on their website ""Thats why we encourage all are users to double check all information themselves before using."

  • RedWhiteAndJew

    So Robin, what do you think of the pronouncements of the man who is responsible for the movie's content. I'm especially interested in your opinion of his opinion of Jews, Hitler, and the Holocaust.

    Hmm?