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DaveF
03-03-2008, 12:51 PM
No, not those one's.....:greengrin but this one http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7274259.stm

I do wonder if these people are now doing this sort of thing for their 15 minutes of fame or whether they are truly excercising their democratic right to criticise what they see as extreme religious intolerance?

Seems a bit of a dangerous game to play whatever his motives!

marinello59
03-03-2008, 04:50 PM
Whatever his motive in making this film he will be well aware of the risks following the death of Theo Van Gogh. The plight of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, (Van Gogh's colloborator) will also be a consideration in his decision to go ahead with this. I would imagine therfore that his motives are rather more substantial than merely seeking his 15 minutes in the spotlight.
It is a difficult game to play. Hirsi Ali herself recognises that her own attacks on the more reactionary aspects of Islam could be seized upon and used by those following an anti muslim racist agenda.
It is certainly a dangerous move. Whether it is merely inflammatory or a brave move in defence of free speech remains to be seen.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has suggested that Muslim Culture needs it's own 'Life of Brian'. We can only imagine the outrage that such a film would cause but if you think back to the antics of Pastor Jack Glass and co when Life of Brian was released in this country we can see that the target is not Muslims but religous fundamentalists of any creed.

Phil D. Rolls
03-03-2008, 08:41 PM
Whatever his motive in making this film he will be well aware of the risks following the death of Theo Van Gogh. The plight of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, (Van Gogh's colloborator) will also be a consideration in his decision to go ahead with this. I would imagine therfore that his motives are rather more substantial than merely seeking his 15 minutes in the spotlight.
It is a difficult game to play. Hirsi Ali herself recognises that her own attacks on the more reactionary aspects of Islam could be seized upon and used by those following an anti muslim racist agenda.
It is certainly a dangerous move. Whether it is merely inflammatory or a brave move in defence of free speech remains to be seen.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has suggested that Muslim Culture needs it's own 'Life of Brian'. We can only imagine the outrage that such a film would cause but if you think back to the antics of Pastor Jack Glass and co when Life of Brian was released in this country we can see that the target is not Muslims but religous fundamentalists of any creed.

Spot on! (Easy seen we read the same books :greengrin) Islam has to learn to laugh at itself, just as christianity did in the 60s and 70s with the likes of Python and Dave Allen at large. Hard to believe that shows like theirs were considered subversive.