15 September 2012

That Muhammed film

You know, the one blamed for the attacks on American Embassies and Consulates in Libya and Egypt - and the murder of the US Ambassador to Libya as well as two others - (among other places). Well, despite the initial rumours that "we jews" were responsible for it (so, as usual, it was all our fault - and people wonder why we're paranoid?), it turns out, according to this article (Huffington Post, via The Tablet), that it's the Coptic Christians wot done it. Made the film, that is.

That's a relief, then. So when they continue to blame us, and even attack Jewish targets, we'll know they've got the wrong people. Again. You know, Henry Kissinger got it right when he said (you have to imagine the heavy germanic accent) "You know, even paranoids have enemies".

More interesting is the claim in the article that the actors were misled and the film has been doctored (good heavens! you mean that what's filmed or photographed isn't necessarily what really happened? Pass me my air brushing equipment at once! I must get Trotsky out of this picture!). Note the following from the article: "The actors in the film issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they were misled about the project and said some of their dialogue was crudely dubbed during post-production.

In the English language version of the trailer, direct references to Muhammad appear to be the result of post-production changes to the movie. Either actors aren't seen when the name "Muhammad" is spoken in the overdubbed sound, or they appear to be mouthing something else as the name of the prophet is spoken."
There are, of course, those among you out there who might well be sceptical of items in the Huffington Post, if you've discovered Huffington Post Monitor, which claims to do for the Huffington Post what CiF Watch does for The Guardian of London. However, this is too good a story to dismiss as easily as that. And, after all, both The Guardian and CiF do manage to produce stories from time to time which are both good and true.

I think this is one of the of the good and true stories. At least, I hope so.

By Brian Goldfarb.