Innocence, insults and idiots

Sam Bacile’s film, Innocence of Muslims, which should have disappeared into a black hole of irrelevance and nothingness, sharing space with Larry Crowne, Pearl Harbour and Sex & the City 2, has instead captured the worlds attentions in the past week, stirring angry Muslims to take to the streets in protest.

The whole sad affair has been a huge storm of idiots stirring each other up and reacting, while the rest of us look on in dismay.

Let’s start with the film.  A film made by, with and for idiots.

Usually when I hear a film described as ‘a poorly acted, controversial, amateur movie, gone viral,’ two words spring to mind – Kim Kardashian.  Innocence of Muslims, for all its poor acting, acting that even Ron Jeremy would be ashamed of, does not even offer viewers the salvation of tits.  That is my biggest problem with it.  If you are going to make your audience sit through acting that bad at least reward them with some tits.

Following the release of Innocence of Muslims on YouTube and then a report on Egyptian TV, protests erupted.  Muslims were insulted.  At the risk of insulting Muslims again, suck it up guys.  Innocence of Muslims is not the first insult to yours or any other religion.  Religions, Gods, disciples and prophets have been insulted, critiqued, parodied and lampooned for centuries and it is not going to stop anytime soon.

The film, the protesters claim – at least those who have seen it – is insulting to Islam.  That it is.  Though on the scale of insults and threats to Islam, it about as irrelevant and unintelligent as you can get.  It is not a gilt edged critique by political scientists or religious scholars.  It is poorly scripted and woefully acted drivel by amateur film makers.  It deserves to be flushed into obscurity, yet is instead, thanks largely to Muslims themselves, infamous and immortal.

In Australia, a protest quickly turned into a riot, well, an Australian version of a riot, which is somewhat different from what a riot might constitute in Cairo, Sana’a or Benghazi.  A handful of protestors and police were left bleeding, angry words were amplified and commercial news had a field day reporting on ‘Muslims riots.’

The Australian protestors, largely, are idiots too.  Parading the streets, marching against an insult to Islam, while at the same time carrying placards calling for people to be beheaded helps nobody, least of all your Muslim brothers and sisters.  Surely a bigger threat to Islam, a bigger insult to Islam is having images of children, like this one, splashed across national news programs.

Finally, the predictable backlash from racist and xenophobic idiots followed the ‘Muslim riots.’  Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has hailed the Sydney protest / riot as the Islamic led Armageddon he has been predicting for years.  Another idiot.  Since when do a few dozen hot headed young male protestors represent the largely peaceful, law abiding and integrated Australian Islamic community?  Back in your box Bernardi!

This is what happens when idiots are given a platform.  They make crap films (with no tits).  The other idiots react hysterically.  Then even more idiots have an excuse to spread their xenophobic propaganda.

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10 Comments on “Innocence, insults and idiots”

  1. Amfortas
    September 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Mohammed’s wife didn’t have tits for the first few years of their marriage.

    • September 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

      In the words of Tony Jones, ‘I’ll take that as a comment.’

  2. September 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Nice one Stu. I actually really like that we both covered this event (in different ways) on the same day 🙂

  3. September 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    By the way… on the film…. I didn’t actually even get the film. Is that 14 minute thing on YouTube really the whole, complete film? Because it doesn’t have a title sequence. Nor an ending. Nor credits. Nor does it have any coherence, or plot, or consistency. Nor does it even end a scene properly with any sort of beginning + middle + end to it’s gags. I don’t fucking get it!

    **EDIT** ok, so I wikipedia’d it and what is on YouTube is only extracts. Well good, at least it’s only extracts! “According to one of the consultants to the film it was a full-length feature film that was shown only once to the public—to an audience of about ten people at a rented theater in Hollywood, California”

  4. September 22, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    didnt get the movie, it was a crap watch with crap script and dont get why it causes such insult other than mob rule instead of intellect and analysis.

    One final word…Just watched an episode of “Father Ted” bringing the Catholic faith to ridicule. Do I go get my pitchfork now and incite a riot??????? I dont think so because I have a sense of humour.

  5. James Hill
    September 26, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    You may downplay the severity of these riots but they’re a troubling sign. It’s obvious we’ve made the same mistake that the UK had: we’ve imported a great swathe of displaced tribals who are totally unwilling to assimilate into Australian culture. At best they’ll suckle on the public teat for generations and contribute very little, at worst our kindness will arouse only contempt in them and they’ll turn chunks of Sydney and Melbourne into violent ghettos.

  6. September 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    well with attitudes like yours, who can blame them? and anyway, I don’t think we should be asking them to assimilate, integration is better in my opinion.

    whether or not they will ‘suckle on the public teat and contribute very little’ is yet to be seen and there is certainly little precedent to believe that will happen.

    as for Australia having ‘violent ghettos’… frankly that’s hysterical and ridiculous

  7. James Hill
    September 27, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    Nope, no precedent or reason to expect at all a difficulty integrating (or assimilating) violent tribals who live mostly on public welfare.

    The media love to downplay these incidents as “youth” riots, and in a way they’re sort of right. It’s not middle class muslims from a moderate background doing the damage. But these ghettos are populated by a certain kind of “youth” mostly from the same background. The media will look for every excuse to explain their behaviour besides the most obvious: they come from a violent, backwards culture, they have very few skills to offer their host country and in most cases they actively despise us.

    Here’s England paying the welfare for years for a known radical Islamic cleric who despised Britain and its way of life. Yet the English tax payer paid for his legal bills and paid for him to live in a house far too nice for the average, productive citizen to afford, because to do anything else would be racist, innit.

    Up until a few weeks ago I would have agreed with your basic point: the unrest in Europe was unlikely to happen here. We simply didn’t have the number of people that places like the UK and France had. But it seems we’ve got pathetic little riots of our own now. So, we’ll see if this is an isolated incident, or if we’ll have more thugs rioting in the streets every time something happens that might be considered offensive to Islam. For what it’s worth, I sincerely hope you’re right.

  8. September 27, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    the france example is not from Australia, and I’m not sure of the source either – the top story on their homepage, ‘how to save your country,’ hmm? objective?

    your comment about ‘…violent, backwards culture, they have very few skills to offer their host country and in most cases they actively despise us.’ shows a huge ignorance (willful or otherwise) on the countries and societies Australia’s Muslim population originate from and of the contribution they make to Australia. It also smacks of an undercurrent of racism that runs through Australia and is offensive to those communities and individuals.

    on Abu Hamza, it’s easy to pull out one example, in fact you could probably throw out 100 of white Anglo Australians dodging the systems (Paul Hogna???), but that’s not as sensational as when they’re Muslim.

    given that there were no riots in Melbourne, despite text messages circulating and that there has not been any more trouble in Sydney shows that we are not headed for cultural Armageddon. kudos should go to the community leaders who done an excellent job disassociating from a minority of a minority.

    • James Hill
      September 27, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      At no point did I equate all Muslims with the kind of extremist muslims that riot over cartoons and advocate beheading critics of Islam. You may very well accuse me of racism, but in reality your mindset is much more racist. In order to avoid that label you’ll excuse the worst behaviour from Islamic extremists and pretend there aren’t any problems in these communities to show how progressive you are. So downplay riots as “a few bloody noses” all you like, just don’t expect the rest of Australia to play along. It’s exactly this mindset that put the UK and France in the situation they’re in.

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