Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wants to Make a Muslim "Life of Brian" - in Denmark

With thanks to Steen from Danske øjne på svenske forhold:

It's Your Life or Your Thoughts

Disturbing questions about the massive muslim presence in Europe are becoming more urgent by the day: It it possible to integrate muslims to become part of Europe? Will we have a liberal version of islam? And if not, what is there to look forward to? Civil war? Dissolution? An islamic take-over? If your head is full of such nagging thoughts, it is a solace to meet Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the liberal Dutch politician and originally muslim immigrant from Somalia. Since the murder of Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, for whose strongly islam-critical film "Submission I" Ms. Ali wrote the script, Hirsi Ali between the two journalists Lars Hedegaard and Helle Merete Brix she has been under constant police protection. That was also the case when interviewed her during her recent visit to Copenhagen.

But in spite of death threats and constant vilification the slender woman has by no means lost heart. She still waxes eloquent when she talks about the issue that concerns her the most: The defence of European civil rights and particularly freedom of expression. Ayaan Hirsi Ali comes across as a genuinely European intellectual of the kind that is becoming increasingly rare as our home-grown cultural personalities and opinion leaders are buzily discarding our intellectual heritage.

- You have said that you would like to make a muslim "Life of Brian".
"Yes, Muhammed is a much more colourful personality than Jesus. Such a film could be a learning instrument for muslims. There are some islamic films but they don't show the image of Muhammed and they are not really about him. They are more about how islam was established. I would really like to make a critical film about him. I could write a script very quickly."

- Would you make it in Denmark? We have a Film Institute financed by the state which would probably be prepared to fund an exciting and controversial film.
"All they have to do is to give me ring, and I'll come."


At November 23, 2005 10:11 PM, Blogger Cosmophant said...

A Muslim "Life of Brian" - WOW!
Such a cool idea!

Do you reckon it would become forbidden in Norway?

PS. Hirsi Ali, I love you forever!

At November 23, 2005 10:16 PM, Blogger John Sobieski said...

Well, that would be a ton of laughs for infidels, but the Islamics would be up in arms, but hey they already are. Once scene could be when Mo changed the qiblah to Mecca. That could be funny. And marrying a 6 year old? funny.

At November 24, 2005 1:14 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

Hirsi Ali is indeed a brave woman as the threat to her is far greater because she was born muslim, as well as being a woman.

She has taken up the challenge, and she deserves all the paudits one can think of. However, until the native people of Europe take up the challenge, her bravery will be of no use. No one can do the job for us but us alone.

I'm glad to see though, that more and more people are waking up to the threat of islam. It is an insidious threat, far greater to human liberty then communism or Stalinism. I'm confident though that like the former two, islamic ideology will also be confined to the dustbin.

At November 24, 2005 1:18 AM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Good to see you around still, DP111 :-)

Yes, I believe the infidels will win in the end, but much of Europe could burn in the process.

At November 24, 2005 1:23 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

Fjordman and all those who regularly frequent this site

This will be the last day I shall be blogging on islam for atleast a couple of months. I really need a break from this stupid islam stuff, and think of things more interesting.

Fjordman - it has been a pleasure debating matters with you. You have done a great deal in highlighting the danger that all people, not just Europeans, face from the insidious threat of islam. Thank you as well for being such a liberal blog site host.

My sincere best wishes for whatever you do.

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

At November 24, 2005 2:23 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 22 – A former senior official in Iran’s dreaded secret police, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), who personally oversaw the gruesome murders of two Christian bishops and a priest in Iran in the 1990s, has been appointed as the new Director General of the country’s Interior Ministry, Iran Focus has learnt.

At November 24, 2005 10:53 AM, Blogger simulev said...

This is what will (yes, a prediction) happen:

The Western (as often praised and cherished by leftist, at least when it is the Jews that are targeted to be mocked under the alibi of satire) artistic freedom won’t suddenly mean a thing anymore -except perhaps this time “blasphemy” against such a peaceful and wonderful religion.

This most probably after the angry mob of "radical" peace following Muslims torches the first cinema that dares to display it. And threaten to murder all the rest of the cinema owners. Then the public excuses will follow by the islamofacists advocates about the poor oppressed victims of structural racism, namely the few exceptions pf peaceful Muslims that had no other option of expression. That the majority of Muslims, that are silent during the barbaric arson riots, are of course totally innocent when Europe burns. The few Muslims that actually dare to laugh at this movie in public, and writes about that, will receive obligatory death warrant contracts –fatwas- from fellow religion of peace imams.

At November 24, 2005 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very exciting news. I was rich I would certainly through millions into this project, at any cost!

At November 24, 2005 12:56 PM, Blogger Snouck said...

A Muslim "Life of Brian" would be a good idea indeed and Hirsi Ali Ayaan raises some great questions indeed. Unfortunately many of the solutions she proposes consist of increasing the power of the state at the expense of the freedom of its citizens whether native or immigrant. Generally her idea is to enforce liberal ideas through state coercion. Which is remarkably similar to Communism and Multiculturalism, both of which also increase the power of the state in order to realise good intentions.

The strength of Hirsi Ali is in the questions that she raises and the discussions that she initiates.


At November 25, 2005 9:27 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...


I too will miss your insights on Islam here and at sites like LGF.


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