I think this refers to Muhammad

Plans for the $150million English-language biopic were announced at the close of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar on Sunday. The narrative will run from the years before the Prophet’s birth through to his death but there will be one conspicuous break from conventional biopic methods: in accordance with Islamic tradition the film will not represent the Prophet himself or direct members of his family.

Alnoor Holdings, a media company that has created a $200million film production fund to invest in Hollywood and international projects, has hired the cleric Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi as their lead theological consultant for the film.

Sheikh al-Qaradawi is one of the Sunni Islam’s most high-profile theologians thanks to his popular slot hosting a television show on al-Jazeera. He is admired by many moderate Muslims and was recently described by the government’s senior counter-terrorism official as “one of the most articulate critics of al-Qaeda in the Islamic world”.

He is also a highly controversial figure who was refused entry to Britain last year because of his views. He has reportedly condoned the Holocaust, supported the stoning of homosexuals and praised suicide bombers in Iraq, not to mention telling an interviewer that he considered Shia Islam a heretical branch of the faith.

Man, the publicity for this thing will be self sustaining. The hard line religious nutters will ensure it. I wonder how the Shiites will react to a Sunni interpretation. Probably with a rocket launcher.

  1. pjcamp says:

    “the film will not represent the Prophet himself or direct members of his family.”

    You mean like POV porn?

  2. Lou says:

    Sounds like a barn burner.

  3. Jägermeister says:

    Are they to display Mohammed as the pedophile he was?

  4. laxdude says:

    Hey hey hey #3…he wasn’t all bad, he did fancy cats.

  5. ArianeB says:

    This has been done before.

  6. zorkor says:

    cant wait!!

  7. OllieNorth says:

    If you don’t go, the terrorists win.

  8. Zybch says:

    If they don’t show the bastard, how will they depict his rape of 7 year old children?

  9. chris says:

    Not sure, but this has the potential to blow up in the producers’ faces.

  10. deowll says:

    I thought his last wife was 9?

    Look as long as the holy warriors are killing each other they aren’t killing infidels.

  11. bobbo, words have a context says:

    Well, on a related past posting, I just saw the Pissing on Jesus episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Quite tastefully done. Man holding his penis with it going off like an uncontrollable fire hose.

    If this kind of humor can be adopted by the rest of the world, then civilization will be saved.

  12. Anon says:

    Who cares? F*ck, religion is dumb.

  13. Phydeau says:

    If we stopped messing with these Islamic countries, the Sunni and Shia groups would be warring with each other and not bombing us.

  14. pwright2 says:

    #5, glad someone else remembers. I was living in the DC area at the time.

  15. Aisha says:

    Honeyman , hope you get CCD.

    [??- Ed.]

  16. Rick Cain says:

    This won’t end well.


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