#FreeSpeech #1A #GeertWilders Gives Speech [VIDEO] “Draw Muhammad Cartoon Contest” #GarlandTexas, May 3, 2015 at The Curtis Culwell Center

Speech Geert Wilders at Muhammad Cartoon Contest, Garland, Texas, May 3, 2015 at The Curtis Culwell Center giving his speech on Freedom of Speech:
Related Breaking News Story: Updated 2 IED’s detonated by #GarlandPD bombsquad after 2 Islamic Jihadist suspects killed #GarlandAttack Culwell Center “Draw Muhammad” Art Contest #FreeSpeech #1A

Dear friends,

Thank you all for being here. It’s great to be in Texas, the Lone Star State. The one star in the Texan flag represents all the free Western world needs today: defiance, pride and independence.

It is no coincidence that we are in Garland, Texas, tonight. It is here that, three months ago, shortly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Islamic activists convened to demand that free speech be curtailed. They want to prohibit cartoons, books and films which they find insulting.

Our answer is clear:
Don’t mess with Texas!
Don’t mess with the free West!
Don’t mess with our freedom of speech!

Friends, allow me to thank Pamela Geller for organizing this exhibition.
Pamela is an extraordinary woman. I only have a few heroes, but Pamela certainly is one of them. Let us give her a big applause!

My friends, you are all winners. Everybody present here tonight deserves respect, just for being here.
The cartoonists, the participants in this Muhammad contest all did fantastic work. All of you are not only talented but also very brave. For Islam has put a death sentence on depicting Muhammad. But this has not frightened you. And even if it did, it has not stopped you. Because you believe in freedom of speech.
I applaud you for that.

However, there can be only one winner of the contest. And that is, as you already know, Bosch Fawstin.
Bosch knows what he is talking and cartooning about, being a former – or in his own words recovered – Muslim.
I have known the fantastic work of Bosch – who also created the anti-jihad superhero Pigman – for many years already and I want to congratulate him for his bravery and excellent work and winning the contest today.

Your statement, my statement, the statement of every single person present in this room here tonight is clear: We will never allow barbarism, we will never allow Islam to rob us of our freedom of speech! Never!

I know from my own experience how dangerous it is to stand for this freedom. I know how dangerous it is to speak the truth about Islam.

I am on death lists of Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban and terrorists from ISIS because I tell people the truth about Islam. Islam has declared war on us, on our Judeo-Christian civilization. Islam wants to rob us of the freedoms and liberties. Islam and freedom are totally incompatible.

I am a politician, but cartoonists, like my good friends the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, are also on the death list. Both Kurt and Lars have already been the victims of murder attempts.

Another man on this list was the cartoonist Charb, editor of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. As we all know, he and 9 of his colleagues were murdered last January in Paris by followers of the religion of hate. According to Islamic Sharia law, they were all guilty of the same crime.
The crime of depicting Muhammad, the crime of defaming the so-called Prophet of Islam.
A crime punishable by death by the religion of death.

In order to show them that we will not have Islam dictate us the law, we are here with an exhibition of Muhammad cartoons.
We are here in defiance of Islam.
We are here to defend our rights and stand for freedom of speech.
That is our duty.
As Ronald Reagan, your greatest president ever, said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

I am happy to say that nobody died while watching these cartoons.
This proves that, unlike jihadis, cartoons do not kill people.
Cartoons do not kill jihadis, but jihadis kill cartoonists.
That is a huge difference which we should never forget.

Huntington was wrong. It is not a clash of civilizations, but a clash between civilization and barbarism.

Our Judeo-Christian culture is far superior to the Islamic one.
I can give you a million reasons. But here is an important one.
We have got humor and they don’t.

There is no humor in Islam.
In 1979, ayatollah Khomeini devoted an entire radio broadcast to this topic: “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun,” the ayatollah said. “There are no jokes in Islam,” he added. “There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.”
For once, the ayatollah was right.

Islam does not allow free speech, because free speech shows how evil and wrong Islam is.
And Islam does not allow humor, because humor shows how foolish and ridiculous it is.

Friends,
You are extremely fortunate to live in America. Because you have a first amendment.
In Europe, it is not just the jihadis who go after you. The authorities do so, too.
In the Netherlands, I have been dragged to court on hate speech charges for speaking the truth about Islam. I was acquitted, but now the authorities are prosecuting me again.

We are harassed, but sympathizers of the Islamic State are left in peace. Last Summer, they took to the streets in The Hague. They carried swastikas and ISIS flags. They shouted “Death to the Jews.” And you know what? The authorities did nothing. We have weak leaders. Appeasers are ruling The Netherlands, Europe and the USA. We have to turn the tide and we will. New leadership is what we need to defend our freedom of speech and resist the ongoing Islamization of the West.

Today, many of our Western leaders want us to shut up.
When we tell the truth about Islam, they call it Islamophobia.
When cartoonists make drawings of Muhammad, they are accused of provoking people.
A few years ago, in my country, the Netherlands, the police even raided the house of a cartoonist.
In his address to the United Nations in 2012, President Obama said: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

But we say: The future must not belong to Islam!
Do you hear, Mr Obama? We say: No to Islam!!

Unlike President Obama and his European colleagues, we are not willing to sign away our freedom and independence.
The day we give away humor and freedom of speech is the day that we cease to exist as a free and independent people.
And that day will never come.
That is what this exhibition is all about!
From here we send a message to President Obama and all his colleagues: We will never submit!

We are not intimidated by Islam.
We will not be picking up swords and axes and breaking into people’s homes. But we will not remain silent either.
Moderation in the face of evil is evil. This is not what our age needs. We must uncap our pens; we must speak words of truth. We are facing a determined enemy who is striving through all means to destroy the West and snuff out our traditions of free thought, free speech, and our Judeo-Christian values. Make no mistake: if we fail, we will be enslaved. So the only option is to defend our freedom with all the energy we have. It’s time to be brave. It’s time to do our duty.

Instead of giving in to fear and adopt the Islamic taboo on depicting Muhammad, I propose that we draw another conclusion:
Lift the cause of the fear!
Let us de-islamize our societies!
No more Islam, no more mosques, no more Islamic schools. It is time for our own culture and heritage.

Let us liberate ourselves from tyranny.
That is another good reason why we are having this exhibition here today.
Depicting Muhammad is an act of liberation!

Let us hold similar exhibitions all over the United States and all over the free world. From Canada to Australia to Europe.
We need Pamela Geller everywhere in the world.
I invite you to come to the Netherlands with this exhibition. I will help you exhibit these cartoons in the Dutch parliament building.

We will never allow Islam to restrict freedom!
And we will never bow in the direction of Mecca!

I am not saying that there are no moderate Muslims. Fortunately, there are Muslims who do not live according to the Islamic commands. But there is no moderate Islam!
Not all Muslims are terrorists. But most terrorists today are Muslims.

That is why we say: The less Islam, the better!

The Islamic creed obliges one and a half billion people around the world to take Muhammad as their example.
He led a gang of robbers, who looted, raped and killed hundreds of people.
Historic sources describe orgies of inhumanity. An example is the genocide of the Jews of Medina in 627. One of the head choppers was Muhammad himself. Confronted with the lunacy of Islamic terrorists today, it is not hard to find out whom they get their inspiration from.
It is from Muhammad who – we have to tell the truth – was a warlord, a murderer and a pedophile

There is no turning back once one has become a Muslim. For even though article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that every person has the right to “change his religion or belief,” in Islam there is only a death penalty for leaving the faith.

So, let us expose Muhammad. Let us show the world what Islam truly is.
And let us support Muslims, like Bosch, who wish to leave Islam and liberate themselves from fear.
Apostates are heroes and more than ever they deserve the support of freedom loving people all over the world.

Muhammad fought and terrorized people with the sword.
We fight Muhammad and his followers with the pen.
And the pen will prove mightier than the sword.

Muhammad’s followers fight us with bloodbaths, but today here in Garland we fight them with humor.
Because bloodbaths enslave, while humor liberates.

Let me end by quoting Sam Houston, the founding father of this great state of Texas:
“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”

May his words inspire us all today never to submit to Islamic barbarism.

Thank you very much.

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Updated 2 IED’s detonated by #GarlandPD bombsquad after 2 Islamic Jihadist suspects killed #GarlandAttack Culwell Center “Draw Muhammad” Art Contest #FreeSpeech #1A

Garland PD

Garland Texas –

Latest update 5:37 ET  It is reported now that two incendiary devices were indeed imploded at approximately 5:00Am ET by EMP technology on the active crime scene site by the Garland PD Bomb squad assisted by their bomb robot at the Culwell center. The bomb squad has a special van in order to diffuse or detonate incendiary devices we do not yet know how the bomb squads plan to destroy the devices was employed.

Awaiting further details from bomb squad or spokesperson for Garland PD, Joe Harn

Developing Update 5:25AM ET: This investigative journalist is awaiting official confirmation from Garland PD spokesperson, Joe Harn, that two incendiary devices were discovered on the scene at the Culwell Center in Garland Texas and detonated allegedly by EMP technology from Garland PD bomb squad assisted by a bomb robot. A policeman, Bruce Joiner, hired as part of an extra security team was shot in the ankle by one or both suspects during what appears to be a planned Islamic Jihadist attack. Officers returned fire killing both male suspects, Identities of suspects remain undisclosed at present awaiting access by morgue.
A reporter on the ground earlier heard two muffled separate detonations sometime in the past few hours after this evening’s attack just prior to the completion of The “Draw Muhammad” Free Speech Art competition with an award for 10,000K for the winner. ~ M. Katherine Orts wife to Pastor David A. Orts reporting for WorldwideBroadcasters in association with USDefenseLeague & PBN


Garland, TX – Northern Suburb of Dallas

Two suspects bodies lay untouched outside their vehicle in a parking lot out in front of The Curtis Culwell Center. The bodies and/or vehicle may be booby-trapped according to local Garland, Texas police officials. It is still an active shooting scene due to potential incendiary devices being present on the scene.

Police choppers have been flying overhead for a few hours. There was a rumored third suspect but nothing official has been confirmed.

A police bomb robot is currently scanning the location for bombs along with human police bomb technicians as of 1:15AM ET

A free speech event in the form of an Art Exhibition and “Draw Muhammad” art contest sponsored by Pamela Geller was the focus of Islamic Jihad tonight. It is still an active crime scene at The Curtis Colwell Center owned by the Garland Independent school district. The district titled the event as an anti Islamophobia event “Stand With Muhammad.” The two separate titles stand in stark contrast to each other. The “Draw Muhammad” title was given by Pamela Geller, an avid Anti-Sharia Anti Islamic pro free speech educator, speaker and author. Pro Free Speech advocate, Geller was the main organizer of the Garland free speech “Draw Muhammad” art event contest with the winner receiving 10,000K.

Pamela was interviewed about the incident and asked, “Aren’t you afraid?” She answered, “Aren’t you afraid of doing nothing?” “It is going to get worse…War is here.”

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The “Draw Muhammad” free speech art competition was held at the Curtis Culwell Center which is rented often for public events in Garland, Texas. The location was specifically chosen by Pamela Geller in response to an anti free-speech Pro Sharia Islamic event which was held January 17th, 2015 at the Curtis Culwell center rented out by organizers sympathetic to the perpetrators of the Islamic Jihadist terror massacre which occurred at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters and which killed several writers including the editor for drawing and joking about Muhammad.

Related Story: FreeSpeech #1A #GeertWilders Gives Speech [VIDEO] “Draw Muhammad Cartoon Contest” #GarlandTexas, May 3, 2015 at The Curtis Culwell Center

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7:45pm CT: Officers tell Gabriel Roxas that two suspects were shot dead. Pamela Geller, an organizer of the event, spoke to to CBS 11 from lockdown via phone at 7:45p CT. In addition to echoing our ground team, she told a news producer, “I heard officers talking of possible explosions in backpacks and the car.”

8:11pm CT: Joe Harn of the Garland Police Department tells CBS 11 two men pulled up in vehicle on the roadway in front of the center and began firing at a Garland ISD security guard. Garland Police returned fire and killed both suspects.

8:11pm CT: Suspects’ vehicle being checked for explosives. It is scheduled to be detonated.

8:20pm CT: Authorities tell CBS 11 that SWAT will escort 48 people at a time out of arena soon, but many are parked in a now secured area and cannot access cars.

8:30pm CT: Garland ISD spokesman Chris Moore says one of their security guards was shot. His name is Bruce Joiner. He has been with the district for 8 years. He has non-life threatening injuries after being shot once in the leg. He’s in stable condition at a local hospital.

“An act of Jihad…to intimidate the American government. Walid Phares, an author, on the motives of Islamic Jihadists.

Katrina, an attendee of the “Draw Muhammad” free speech event was also part of an intercessory prayer group for the injured policeman. The group spontaneously prayed and sang with others, “God Bless America” on the scene as events unfolded. “I think here in The United States we ought to be taking this very seriously…” said Katrina.

Police spokesperson, Joe Harn, for Garland, TX, “We prepare for somebody like this, especially since some of our officers were hired as extra security for this standing event.” Approximately two hundred people attended the event.”
“There’s a lot of investigation to be done.” “We are working on the car. It stopped out in front…to the side of the building.” “So far as threats we’ve been monitoring this for a couple of months.” “We are not going to expose ourselves to a bomb inside the car. So yes the bodies are still outside…It was probably about 20 or 15 minutes before the event was going to be over when this event occurred…It could be hours before this crime scene is clear.”

God Bless & protect USA & God Bless Texas and all who gave Oaths to protect our nation. ~ M . Katherine Orts & husband Pastor David A. Orts founders of

USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth” & founders of

WorldWideBroadcasters.com “Bringing Truth To The Nations” for the Glory of God in Jesus Name

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USA Told Not To Worry, Valerie Jarrett & Obama in ‘Regular Contact’ w/ #BaltimoreRiots Mayor Rawlings-Blake & Governor Hogan RE: #FreddieGray

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SO DID Valerie Jarrett or President Barack Obama allegedly force Mayor Rawlings-Blake and/or Governor Hogan to give the destructive “stand down order” this past week to thousands of police officers, guest officers and even to the National Guard, when they rolled in to protect the city of Baltimore, MD from increasingly violent mobs throwing bricks, stones, concrete, smashing liquor bottles on cops and journalist’s heads, cutting fire hoses, setting up crude IED’s and lighting police vehicles on fire?

The White House was engaged, too: Obama spoke earlier with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has struggled to contained protests that turned ugly after the funeral of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury on April 19 while in police custody. One of his top advisers, Valerie Jarrett, also spoke with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, the White House said; Hogan later said he spoke with the president as well.

Looting was said by the Mayor “only property” and to not worry about it. Mayor Rawlings-Blake did in fact say give protestors “space to destroy.” The Mayor backtracked on calling the looting protestors thugs. Just like she tried to blame the media for twisting her words.

 

Related Story: Media Hasn’t Twisted Words .@MayorSRB Lied, Incited Destruction #BaltimoreRiots [VIDEO]

~ M. Katherine Orts & husband Pastor David A. Orts founders of USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny with Truth”

Don’t worry, Valerie Jarrett is in “regular contact” with the mayor of Baltimore, the White House announced late Tuesday night.

“Jarrett also remained in regular contact with Mayor Rawlings Blake (Baltimore, MD) and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan,” an unnamed White House spokesman told the media.

Jarrett, along with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, held a conference call on the ongoing situation in Baltimore earlier Tuesday.

“Earlier today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett hosted a conference call with over 50 local leaders from across the country including Mayors Michael Nutter (Philadelphia, PA), Tom Barrett (Milwaukee, WI), Karen Freeman-Wilson (Gary, IN), and Chairman John Eaves (Fulton County, GA),” said the White House.

“During the call, Jarrett noted that her thoughts were with the family of Freddie Gray and expressed appreciation for the heroic efforts of police officers, fire fighters and community leaders joining their fellow Baltimore residents who are helping to clean up the debris and property destruction. She also highlighted the 21st Century Policing Task Force’s constructive recommendations that, if adopted by local law enforcement agencies across the country, would enhance community trust – including recommendations for providing training on bias, properly implementing body-worn camera programs, conducting independent investigations of fatalities, and promoting officer safety and wellness. The Attorney General spoke about DOJ efforts to award grants to local police departments in ways that encourage adoption of the Task Force recommendations. The Attorney General also noted that the Department of Justice has opened an investigation in Baltimore and is working with local enforcement, and emphasized that she looks forward to strengthening the partnership that local officials have with the Department of Justice. The two pledged to stay in touch and keep them updated on the ongoing situation in Baltimore.”

Originally Published Title: “Valerie Jarrett in ‘Regular Contact’ With Baltimore Mayor”

Author: Daniel Halper

April 29, 2015 7:04 AM

Crossposted excerpts/articles always posted with proper attribution of author/site by USDefenseLeague.com

#BaltimoreRiots Force #Orioles to Play #Unprecedented Private Baseball Game Wednesday to Empty Stadium [VIDEO]

With Baltimore under a nighttime curfew and police and National Guard troops deployed across the city after a night of riots, the Baltimore Orioles canceled a second straight game Tuesday and said their game Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox would be played behind closed doors in an empty stadium.

The Orioles, whose stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, isn’t far from where the worst violence occurred Monday night, are clearing town after more than 200 people were arrested and 15 buildings were set on fire as police clashed with crowds protesting the death last week of Freddie Gray in police custody.

Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public, the team said. Fans will get to watch the game only on television, devoid of cheering, booing and abuse of the umpires.

Read More: NBCNews “Empty Seats: Orioles Close Baseball Game to the Public After Baltimore Riots”

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Video H/T: CNN

Media Hasn’t Twisted Words .@MayorSRB Lied, Incited Destruction #BaltimoreRiots [VIDEO]

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says we in the media have twisted her words. Watch and listen to the video.

We think Mayor Rawlings-Blake should resign from her leadership role due to her irresponsible and dangerous actions of encouraging destructive protestors. Mayor Rawlings-Blake did indeed, officially sanction violence by verbally and publically granting defacto permission, for those who wished to destroy, the “space to destroy” in her own city of Baltimore, MD with an approximate population of 622,793 (as of 2014 estimates.)

Mayor Rawlings-Blake did say,

“We also gave, those who wished to destroy, space to do that as well.”

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We have free speech under the 1st Amendment powers of our US Constitution with the one exception of inciting violence with the likelihood of the violence to actually occur. Condoning, approving and officially encouraging violent destructive behavior in the form of protests is illegal.

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The Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, MD should be cited, charged with crimes of inciting violence against the civilian public, its innocent residents including: Fire, Emergency and Police Department personnel. Mayor Rawlings-Blake was sworn to protect the city of Baltimore not plunge it into gang militia warfare against innocent civilians, journalists trying to report the truth, and those sworn to protect it.

God BlessIJN+ all who did their jobs, and continue to do their jobs, in the midst of Mayor Rawlings-Blake approved anarchy.

~ Michelle K. Orts & husband Pastor David A. Orts USDefenseLeague.com

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Baltimore, MD~ God Bless and protect our Oathkeepers and all the little children walking in kindness who are raised in “the way they should go,”such as this young boy offering water to our brave men and women in blue.

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#AmericanSniper #ChrisKyle #DODNews #BradleyCooper Actor Interview [VIDEO]

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A few Midterm Cartoons! or, thanks for reminding the American people your that your policies were on the ballot @BarackObama [MIDTERM CARTOONS]

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#EbolaNoJoke Tell That To #NBC #TMZ & Giant’s Co-Owner Tisch #MakeDCListen

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Giant’s co-owner Steve Tisch jokes to a TMZ Sports reporter when asked if he’s worried about his team catching the deadly Ebola virus when his team plays the Dallas Cowboys at home in Dallas, Texas.

Tisch answered,

“The Cowboys are gonna get it first so it’s to our advantage,” Tisch told the TMZ Sports reporter as he left a restaurant in West Hollywood Wednesday.” ~NBCNewYork

 

Cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who was working in Liberia with NBC News, will be flown back to the United States to be treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where Dr. Rick Sacra of Massachusetts was also treated.. ~NBCNewYork

Shame on Tisch, TMZ, NBC, and NBC New York for making jokes about an impending potential deadly Ebola epidemic here on US Soil. NBC has one of its own down with the deadly Ebola virus.

~MKO for USDefenseLeague.com

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SOS Kerry: Another Village Idiot the USA Doesn’t Want to Claim [Video]

Rice dented Kerry should have gotten “Black Hearts” not Purple Hearts. This moronic SOS is surly not the “original” village idiot, but, he is one of the most treasonous, two faced traitors the USA has ever known and certainly should not have the ability to talk or confer with our enemies.   Enjoy Gov. Huckabee’s candor, we did.

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Film ‘Noah’ banned in Middle Eastern countries [VIDEO]

Two of my personal favorites, Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly lead in Paramount Pictures telling of ‘Noah’. Lord willing  we’re going to see it as a family. Films like Noah and Son of God are not only refreshing , but truth in action.  Could it be that We the People are making an impact on Hollywood? Yes, I think so. Is Hollywood returning to more family oriented standards like eras gone by and awry? Amen yes again.
We at PBN, USDL are standing upon Truth as led of the Lord.  What is not truthful in our opinion but is an attempt to cease the telling of the truth is following quote.
“Depicting prophets in art is a crime; not art, that is harmful to the image of prophets.” -Sheikh Sameh Abdel Hameed
Depicting prophets in art is a crime? But stabbing your daughter or wife because they embarrassed you is okay? Sharing the truth of scripture defined by the Lord as sinful?  But holding prisoners and lopping of innocent heads for your god isn’t? Control is terrorism.
AT A TIME WHEN WICKEDNESS WAS GREAT IN THE WORLD SO WAS THE RESPONSE
God will not be mocked and has a response for this dark and dying world, His name is Jesus and He loves you and wants to know you.  -DAO

 

CAIRO, March 7 (UPI) — Several Middle Eastern countries have chosen to ban director Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming epic Noah.The upcoming movie has come under fire because it contradicts Islamic law with its portrayal of a prophet on film. The objection is based on the belief that such depiction of holy figures cannot be accurate, and that actors cannot imitate the prophets’ actual behaviors and mannerisms. An inaccurate portrayal is thought to open the door for believers to then question that prophet’s behavior.
Censorship boards in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, upset by the depiction, reportedly informed Paramount that they will not allow a release of the film. Jordan and Kuwait are expected to follow.

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Objection has been raised in Egypt as well. Leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim institute Al-Azhar is said to have issued a statement on Thursday that condemned the movie and called for the film to be banned. The institute said that such depictions are “contrary to faith and to the fundamentals of the Islamic Sharia,” and that Al-Azhar “renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes Allah’s prophets and messengers and the companions of the Prophet [Mohammad].”

The movie has a tentative release date of March 26 in Egypt. Paramount insiders apparently said that the studio foresaw problems with the film’s release in Muslim countries.

Noah will debut in theaters on March 28 here in the U.S. and also features Anthony HopkinsEmma Watson.
[Source The Hollywood Reporter]

Merry Christmas Everyone [FUN VIDEO]

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Why is Christmas one of America’s most beloved National Holidays?

Because America was founded by Christians, has been and is still a Christian Nation. Yes, even in the most liberal of bastions, we can hear the sentiments of most still saying warmly in a whisper to one another… “Merry Christmas”

 

 

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