The Innocent Prophet: A Review

Today, Imran Firasat, a Pakistani ex-Muslim living in Spain released his Youtube video, titled, The Innocent Prophet. The idea of making a movie came to him after the attacks in Benghazi where four Americans were butchered and the riots that ensued in many Islamic countries.

Imran wrote to me and asked for my support. I asked him about his intention. I told him if his intention is to spread the truth the story must be accurate and it should be presented in a tasteful way. If the idea is to insult Muhammad and incite Muslims, anything will do.

Not everything everyone does to fight Islam is helpful.  Take the example of Pastor Terry Jones’s infamous Quran burning incidence.  I applauded him when he announced he plans to burn the Quran and then said he won’t do it. I thought that was a brilliant stunt. He raised the awareness about the Muslims’ violence, but did not provoke them and no lives were lost. I was shocked when he went ahead and burned the damned book. That resulted in the death of at least 30 people, including seven UN workers, and injury to other 150 people.

What was the gain? Nothing!  Anyone can burn a book. That does not prove the book is evil. Who is responsible for those victims? Muslims committed those crimes, but are they responsible?  You can’t expect responsibility from savages. Everyone knows and agrees that the bar of humanity for Muslims is set very, very low. In fact Muslims riot and demand that it be set even lower.  They have shown, time and again, that they are irresponsible and rash. Whether Jones accepts responsibility or not it was his senseless act that brought the death of those people. We have to fight Islamic menace, but there is a right way and a wrong way.

Another example is the movie Innocence of Muslims made by the Coptic American Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. This movie was blamed by Obama for the terrorism in order to cover up his behind-the-door arms deals with the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya. But once the apology was made, Muslims, all over the world went on riot to demand more concessions.  This is the typical behavior of Muslims. You want them to riot? Apologize to them for hurting their religious sensitivity, and millions of them will come to the streets, foaming in their mouths, shouting, burning and killing others. Obama, born a Muslim and still a Muslim knows about it just as much as I do. The riots led to hundreds of injuries and over 75 deaths. Again there was no gain in that movie.  It was full of inaccuracies and slanders and it did not change anyone’s view about Islam.

These two examples (and I am not going to include the insanity of Anders Behring Breivik among them) demonstrate that not every move will advance our cause. Anyone who knows about war strategies, or has played chess, knows foolish moves can make one lose. Let us give these people the benefit of doubt and assume they had good intentions. As the proverb goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Good intentions are not enough. One must also act with wisdom.

I asked Imran about his intentions. I asked whether he was banking on the hope that there will be riots so he can make a name for himself, or does he really want to spread the truth. Looks like Dr. Jones and Imran are hoping that their movie will have the same impact as the Innocence of Muslims, which means they look forward to much riots and mayhem for publicity. The truth is that the Innocence of Muslims had no impact at all. No one changed his mind about Islam due to it. We have obviously different understanding of what we mean by impact.  Is making Muslims go nuts, riot and kill people an impact? I believe impact is when we convince them that their faith is misplaced. This cannot be done by making baseless claims about their prophet.

I told Imran I doubt a riot will be in the cards.  As explained above, the riots in 9/11/2012 were not about Nakoula’s video but they were instigated by Obama. However, if his intention is genuine, a cheap movie will not help. He should either do it right or don’t do it.  A cheap movie will only muddy the waters and will make people lose interest when a real movie about Muhammad comes out.

Imran’s much promoted movie is finally out. However, despite all the hype it is not a movie, but a slide show. There are other slide shows about the life of Muhammad that are a lot more accurate and better done. Here is one

And the best in my opinion is The Biography of the Prophet Illustrated by Abdullah Ibn Abi Sarh.

This is a masterpiece. It is full of beautiful drawings and is very much accurate. It is a joy to look at those drawings and you’ll learn about Muhammad.

Imran’s slide show is replete with inaccuracies and false claims. Apart from the fact that the pictures are unrelated to the story,  the story is his personal opinion, not supported by facts.  The arguments made against Muhammad in this video are straw man fallacies.  The fact that someone is an ex-Muslim does not make him an expert on Islam. Not even one in a thousand Muslims knows the Quran and far fewer have read the original biographies of their prophet.

Not only Imran’s facts are inaccurate, his interpretation of the life of Muhammad is also incorrect. He does not know the history of Muhammad and does not understand his motives. Muhammad was not a common criminal as Imran claims. He was not abused by his aunt. He did not leave the house of Abu Talib at the age of 20 to from a band of criminals. Where did he get all these and so many other details about the life of Muhammad that don’t exist in any book of history?  Imran does not have the needed understanding of the man he purports to describe and demystify. He claims his goal is to tell the truth, and expose the facts, but he hasn’t bothered to read the books of history to learn those facts.

Before its release a few news sites in Europe made too much ado over this video. If publicity was Imran’s goal, he has attained it. However, there is nothing in this video that deserves much attention. The fact that it is poorly done is forgivable but the fact that it is not truthful is not.

The video is 72 minutes long. Watch it if you suffer from insomnia. It may help. But don’t expect to learn anything from it nor be entertained.

I am not against making movies about Muhammad; I am working on one. I am against making up facts and assuming everyone is also ignorant of the history and will buy whatever you say as fact.  I have watched only half of the video so far. None of the things Imran says in this video is true.  This video is fiction. It has nothing to do with Muhammad.  It seems he does not care about facts. He is hoping for a Muslim backlash and the more outrageous his video, the more is likely that they will react.

I finally saw the entire video. I have not heard so much nonsense from anyone other than a Muslim. Imran made up the entire story of Muhammad. Sadly few people know that story and  I hear so many people praising him.

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315 Responses

  1. supriya says:

    Namaste Dr. Ali Sina
    I am looking forward for your blockbuster movie showing ignorance, lies, brutality, anti- woman views of so called profet Muhammad. Muslims in Indian sub-continent should know that how their ancestors ere forced to convert to Islam. After becoming Muslims, they followed every order of Muhammad . As every action has equal reaction (Karma and it's fruit) ,their is bloodshed, fear, depression, and insult are the characteristics of living of Muslims. They are getting exactly what they had done with others from middle age according to the law "As you sow ,so shall you reap."

  2. supriya says:

    I want to remind you that you have used word 'rabid' to Indians in comment to Dr. Ali Sina. It is expected from you(unreasonable minded man). Islam teaches you to hate, to kill others, to rape unbeliever woman and critisize other religions since your childhood. Therefore Muslims are violent, terrorist, jihadist. You don't use your brain(follow Muhammad blindly) . After 9/11 Islam came into limelight, it's teachings and it's goal of victory on the world with the help of sword and hate speeches. Does Islam achieved it's goal? No.It's reality is exposed in sound way. Millions of Muslims came to know that they were following wrong and stupid mirage called Islam drafted by Muhammad. You informed that Qatar producing a high budget movie on the teachings of Mohammad. I promise you that Islam will lose more followers after seeing the movie because Muslims in 21 st century are aware of Science, human values and liberal values. I want to thank Qatar govt. for sharing the responsibility of former muslims.

  3. raoasif says:

    So what does it take to convince Islamofacists that quran is a blood thirsty text? 
    If the quran was the word of God and perfect why does islam have to kill so many people? 
    why are muslims killing muslims ( iraq, syria, iran, lybia, yemen, mali, danfur, pakistan, india, indonesia, sudan, niger, morroco, saudi arabia, palistine, and xxxstans) .. and more 
    why are muslims killing budhists (thialand, burma, china) 
    why are muslims killing hindus (india, pakistan, cashmire) 
    why are muslims killing christians ( iraq, syria, iran, lybia, yemen, mali, danfur, pakistan, india, indonesia, sudan, niger, morroco, saudi arabia, palistine, stans, russia, america, bali, spain, london, france, nigeria, south sudan, phillipines, and more) 
    if the quran is so perfect why must a man with a sword force people to become muslim? 
    if the quran is so perfect why would anyone ever apostate? 
    if the quran is so perfect why are 1.6 billion of the poorest people muslim? 
    maybe the quran is crule joke by a man called mohammad who like hilter put himself above God!

  4. DivineWind says:

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    She may be a woman , but she has guts. Indeed !
    The White House will put so much pressure on Fox to force them to fire her it will be unreal.
    She has violated "all" the new political correctness words for terrorists, jihadist, Muslims, Islam, etc. , etc.

    This is the way the President should actually speak while sending a message to radical Islam terrorists, Hamas, Al Qaeda , Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood.


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    The Mother of the Boston bombers. WATCH THIS!…….

    This judge is magnificent. Bravo ! Listen and share……..while we still can
    Mother of bombers. WATCH THIS
    If you haven't seen this video yet, you should watch this.
    Brave Newscaster for Fox News. I'm so proud of her.

    She may be a woman , but she has guts. Indeed !
    The White House will put so much pressure on Fox to force them to fire her it will be unreal.
    She has violated "all" the new political correctness words for terrorists, jihadist, Muslims, Islam, etc. , etc.

    This is the way the President should actually speak while sending a message to radical Islam terrorists, Hamas, Al Qaeda , Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood.


  5. DesertedLord says:

    It hurts,uh? :[

  6. Richmond Timothy says:

    If Muhammad was the humane and holy prophet muslims claim that he was, why would any body invest such a huge sum of money to launder his image? That Qatar is willing to spend $1 billion to project Muhammad means that the man was evil in human form. Only bad products require such public relations stunts. Muhammad tops them all. Let the Qataris and others waste their money on useless films while millions of muslims go hungry across the world. Such is the evil nature of islam which lays emphasis on the mundane rather than what profits adherents of the cruel and desolate creed. Why are the followers of other religions not squandering huge funds polishing the images of their founders as the muslims are doing? This shows, without a doubt, that islam is based on falsehood and is rotten from the core.

  7. Al Abub says:

    Ali sina how much gold the evil jew pay you to make lie agianst pure religions islam? I know you are mosad agent and mission to stop people know truth. It is the jews up to old tricks like 911. You take the jew shekel! Embrace true religions not lie of evil massmurder death god yahweh. The prophet is innocent. He no do bad thing . Ever it all jew lie just like pornography invent by jew to stop goyem put seed in women and keep goyem population down. THE JEWS MUST BE STOPPING

  8. Abid says:

    Ali said "The beauty about Ali Sina's articles is that just when the pot starts getting cold, he warms it up with more garbage and puts the pitch in for his movie."

    You can also say that in this way, before Ali Sina and others condemn one evil and heinous act of muslims, before the pot starts getting cold, muslims committ another more heinous and more condemnable act. They are faster than Ali Sina.

  9. Loki says:

    The issue here is not accuracy of the movie. There are millions of movies. How many present all the facts correctly?

    Remember South Park? Rushdie? Taslima? Theo Van Gogh? Danish Cartoonists?
    Why should a religion be beyond criticism?
    The issue is that religion and religious figures have to be brought down to the level where they can be analyzed and criticized. The taboo of not discussing the evils of religion or such personalities whom we have elevated to high pedestal has to go. No personality or ideology has the license to be beyond criticism.
    Without criticism of the evils of the past and learning from past goods, we can't progress.

  10. Intelligent lad says:

    A new website showing Hindu war against Islam.

    • searchfourtruth says:

      Unlike Muslims Hindus are not commanded to subjugate, forcibly convert, or slaughter all non Hindus!

      Quran (9:5) – "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them."

      * تفسير Tafsir al-Jalalayn
      { فَإِذَا ٱنسَلَخَ ٱلأَشْهُرُ ٱلْحُرُمُ فَٱقْتُلُواْ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ حَيْثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمْ وَخُذُوهُمْ وَٱحْصُرُوهُمْ وَٱقْعُدُواْ لَهُمْ كُلَّ مَرْصَدٍ فَإِن تَابُواْ وَأَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَٰوةَ وَءَاتَوُاْ ٱلزَّكَٰوةَ فَخَلُّواْ سَبِيلَهُمْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ }

      Then, when the sacred months have passed — that is, [at] the end of the period of deferment — slay the idolaters wherever you find them, be it during a lawful [period] or a sacred [one], and take them, captive, and confine them, to castles and forts, until they have no choice except [being put to] death or [acceptance of] Islam; and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush, [at every] route that they use (kulla, ‘every’, is in the accusative because a [preceding] genitive-taking preposition has been removed). But if they repent, of unbelief, and establish prayer and pay the alms, then leave their way free, and do not interfere with them. God is Forgiving, Merciful, to those who repent.

    • searchfourtruth says:

      In his book "Negation in India" Famous Belgian historian Koenraad Elst wrote:

      The Blitzkrieg of the Muslim armies in the first decades after the birth of their religion had such enduring results precisely because the Pagan populations in West- and Central-Asia had no choice (except death) but to convert. Whatever the converts' own resentment, their children grew up as Muslims and gradually identified with this religion. Within a few generations the initial resistance against these forcible converions was forgotten, and these areas became heidenfrei (free from Pagans, cfr. judenfrei).

      The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter. The Bahmani sultans (1347-1480) in central India made it a rule to kill 100,000 captives in a single day, and many more on other occasions. The conquest of the Vijayanagar empire in 1564 left the capital plus large areas of Karnataka depopulated. And so on.

      According to some calculations, the Indian (subcontinent) population decreased by 80 million between 1000 (conquest of Afghanistan) and 1525 (end of Delhi Sultanate).

      But the Indian Pagans were far too numerous and never fully surrendered. Against these rebellious Pagans the Muslim rulers preferred to avoid total confrontation, and to accept the compromise which the (in India dominant) Hanifite school of Islamic law made possible.

      Alone among the four Islamic law schools, the school of Hanifa gave Muslim rulers the right not to offer the Pagans the sole choice between death and conversion, but to allow them toleration as zimmis (protected ones) living under 20 humiliating conditions, and to collect the jizya (toleration tax) from them.

      Normally the zimmi status was only open to Jews and Christians (and even that concession was condemned by jurists of the Hanbalite school like lbn Taymiya), which explains why these communities have survived in Muslim countries while most other religions have not. Akbar (whom orthodox Muslims consider an apostate) cancelled these humiliating conditions and the jizya tax.

      It is because of Hanifite law that many Muslim rulers in India considered themselves exempted from the duty to continue the genocide on the Hindus (self-exemption for which they were persistently reprimanded by their mullahs). Moreover, the Turkish and Afghan invaders also fought each other, so they often had to ally themselves with accursed unbelievers against fellow Muslims. After the conquests, Islamic occupation gradually lost its character of a total campaign to destroy the Pagans.

      Many Muslim rulers preferred to enjoy the revenue from stable and prosperous kingdoms, and were content to extract the jizya tax, and to limit their conversion effort to material incentives and support to the missionary campaigns of sufis and mullahs (in fact, for less zealous rulers, the jizya was an incentive to discourage conversions, as these would mean a loss of revenue).

    • whysomuchhate says:

      All war is wrong. Islam should be eradicated by education not war.

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