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PROTESTS FROM MUSLIMS AND FILM FANS CONTINUE OVER THAT STUPID MOVIE
September 14 2012
Cairo, Egypt – We may never know why exactly those first two embassy attacks, in Libya and Cairo, actually happened. According to U.S. officials it was a planned attack, a terrorist assault against American interests with some obscure and silly movie as the excuse. That was the start.
Now, though, it has become clear that the event has spread and started to take on a life of its own. Though that movie, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, may have been an easy excuse for whatever terror group decided to assault the Libyan Embassy, it has become a rallying call for people all across the Muslim world to rise up and attack American Embassies for no real sensible reason at all.
Now, as the attacks spread across the Middle East and Africa, it has become clear that the diversity of the protestors has also increased, something that could grow the attacks exponentially with crazed religious loons being joined by film buff from across the reason who, frankly, have more reason to be angry than anyone else because the movie in question is terrible beyond word and not deserving of this much attention.
Protests have even started to spread into Europe with protestors burning American flags outside the embassy there. Embassies in Germany have also seen protests despite that nation’s up and down affiliation with quality film which has included highs such as Werner Herzog and Uwe Boll.
Brits have of course had a better time making quality films and thus have a much more refined palate when it comes to quality filmmaking.
Protestors have also caused violence in Israel but it is a Friday so that could very well have had nothing to do with the film or just the spirit of destroying buildings.
“Obviously this thing has taken on a life of its own and that’s really too bad, not only for the people who have lost their lives or been injured but also for film fans all across the planet. I mean at least it wasn’t a sequel or a reboot but that low quality filmmaking really shouldn’t be getting this kind of attention, it’s really shame when there are so many better films out there,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “I guess it just goes to show that you have no way of telling what will really be successful. I sure there are more than a few executives trying to figure out who the person behind this is and be the first to offer him a deal, which presumably would be contingent on him not being murdered by an angry mob.”
The film was ‘directed’ by a man going under the name Sam Bacile though that is believed to be pseudonym, though not a guild approved one.
“Hopefully all this nonsense calms down after a while. I mean there are plenty of other movies coming out this year to be even more legitimately angry about including another Twilight film. To me that would be a reason to protest violently. This silly thing just isn’t worth that much passion to be honest,” continued Hander. “I mean it does show that people are still passionate about film and that’s a good thing but they need to focus their energy in a more positive way and focus on good films, not this garbage. And stop killing people, only Americans kill each other over movies.”
It’s not clear how many of the protestors have actually seen the full movie in question because it is really, really hard to watch.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent