Kind of offtopic but everyone please support this Independent Film coming out called Mooz-Lum. It will maybe/hopefully bring awareness to folks in reguards to Muslims in our country. It is about a Muslim American family in a post 9/11. For more info see this review or visit their site please
Movie review: 'Mooz-lum' - latimes.com
"A potent feature debut for writer-director Qasim Basir, "Mooz-lum" attacks Islamist extremism while offering audiences a rare and illuminating depiction of life as a Muslim in America."
We need to wake up in the U.S.A. and understand that Muslims among us are not all evil.
Last edited by Kali; 02-11-11 at 12:34 AM.
~Following My Own Flow~
There might be some extremist arms; yet by and large they are very close in hand to the birth of neoconservatism.
Think ... Paul Wolfowitz and Ayman al-Zawahiri as two examples ... flip side of a similar coin.
.This film explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today. From the introduction to Part 1:
"Both [the Islamists and Neoconservatives] were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today√¬√¬s nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful. " The Power of Nightmares, Baby It's Cold Outside
Last edited by Turin; 02-11-11 at 01:20 AM.
The people in this thread talking about Islam are the people who suddenly became experts after September 11, 2001 and without doing any real reading into history. These are the same people who tend to think that Iraqis are Arabs or think the middle east is one big terrorist regime. At them I laugh.
The Muslim Brotherhood and whether it is or isn't a terrorist organization doesn't matter, because the majority of Egyptians do not support them and they will not be coming to power.
The ironic thing about documentaries or books hailed as "eye-opening" is that they tend to be disproportionately eye-shutting. The reader or viewer becomes a genius overnight and has this one problem or one subject all figured out. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Last edited by Fiddytree; 02-11-11 at 01:45 AM.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. [Ö]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Ahhh no FT just another perspective and some valid points made in the juxtaposition. I am not sure I ever heard anyone claim to be a genius overnight from any piece of information.
Yes it is fascinating to observe. I will say from within they are demanding democratic elections. The army has been trying to bring a sense of order without violence and for that they have done their best under the circumstances. Mubarek needs to step down and offer smooth transition by stepping out of the way. His rhetoric seems to be causing an escalation.
I do not think the MB has a chance.
Last edited by Turin; 02-11-11 at 02:00 AM.