Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" France

French filmmaker Mohammed Sifaoui decided to infiltrate an Islamic group in France.

Sifaoui claimed to be a journalist who would make a propaganda film for them.

He is under a death sentence, and had 24/7 French police protection: a fatwa was issued against him when the nature of his undercover work became known.

He was soon joined by a Danish lawmaker.

Remember the Danish cartoon scandal?

A small group of imams, particularly Abu Laban, decided to make the 'anti-Islam' cartoons a global issue.

Sifaoui found out that the Danish cartoons weren't good - or bad - enough, so Abu Laban added a few drawings and an offensive photograph when he went to the Middle East to get support.

In the Middle East, Muslims rioted.

Back in Europe, Naser Khader, Danish politician, became the target of a bomb threat. By Abu Laban's group. Naser Khader had a medical incident involving his heart, was rushed to hospital.

Abu Laban was brought in for questioning, and explained that the death threats were a joke. Then he was released.

FOX News Commentary: PBS big bosses got wind of the allegations of liberal bias being behind the axing of "Islam v. Islamist" - and the U.S. Inspector General is now investigating.

Posts about "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:"
  1. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" Denmark
  2. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" Canada
  3. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" Canada - Women
  4. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" Chicago
  5. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" Michigan
  6. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" Arizona
  7. "Inside Islam: Faith vs. Fanatics:" France
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Tapline said...

Brian, I just found your blog and spent the past 30 minutes reading your series on Islam. It was excellent. got your blog address from American Interest.....stay well....

Brian H. Gill said...


Thank you for the encouragement!

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Note! Although I believe that these websites and blogs are useful resources for understanding the War on Terror, I do not necessarily agree with their opinions. 1 1 Given a recent misunderstanding of the phrase "useful resources," a clarification: I do not limit my reading to resources which support my views, or even to those which appear to be accurate. Reading opinions contrary to what I believed has been very useful at times: sometimes verifying my previous assumptions, sometimes encouraging me to change them.

Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

In short, It is my opinion that some of the resources in this blogroll are neither accurate, nor unbiased. I do, however, believe that they are useful in understanding the War on Terror, the many versions of Islam, terrorism, and related topics.