Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Muslim clerics issue a fatwah against the movie "2012"
This just makes me laugh. Conservative Muslim clerics in Indonesia are calling the movie "2012" a "provocation against Islam."
Why? Because director Roland Emmerich pointedly did NOT destroy a desired iconic holy site of Islam in the film out of fear of Muslim reaction. Emmerich did not want to end up like filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, killed and then nearly de-capitated by an irate Muslim jihadist on the streets of Amsterdam.
But of course, he had no such qualms about having the Vatican topple over on groups of Catholics gathered in prayer in St. Peter's Square. Or destroying Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
Ain't it nice to be to be able to make your point safely about the uselessness of religion, Roland?