Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University.

Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him.

In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him it's as relevant and vibrant as the current moment.

In his research and writings Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered.

Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites.

He writes regularly at many well-known online websites such as Dissident Voice and What Really Happened.

Dr. Ezzat is also an independent filmmaker. His debut film was back in 2011 The Annals of Egypt Revolution and in 2012 he made Tale of Osiris a short animation for children.

In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary "Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites".

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Anti-Islam Film Triggers a Bloody 9/11 in Benghazi & Cairo (Updated)

On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, the American ambassador to Libya got killed; the Benghazi consulate set ablaze and moreover, the Al-Qaeda flag waved over the premises of the US embassy in Cairo as thousands of Muslims were outraged by a film, they say insulted their prophet.

 

CAIRO – Dr. Ashraf Ezzat

VT exclusive photo – Prophet Muhammed as depicted in the film that sparked Muslims outrage

Thousands of angry Egyptian Protesters infuriated over an American film they believe ridiculed/and insulted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad took to the streets of Cairo, chanting anti-American/Israeli slogans on the evening of Thursday, September 11 – strange timing, eh?

The angry Muslim crowd, mainly Salafis and ultra- conservative traditionalists headed towards the compound of the American embassy, encircled the place with their rapidly growing numbers, scaled the walls of the Embassy and tore down the US flag (the stars and the stripes) and replaced it with the Islamic black banner of Al-Qaeda (inscribed with the Muslim profession of faith: There is no god but Allah and Muhammed is the true prophet of god) .. Watch the Video of the Egyptian protesters chanting “OBAMA, OBAMA … THERE IS STILL A MILLION OSAMA!

The US flag is torn down and replaced by the black flag of Islamists

Earlier in the day, news of an American film that allegedly insulted prophet Muhammed was frantically floating the web especially after a 13- minute trailer was posted on YouTube.

And it wasn’t long before the alarming news that was broadcasting from Egyptian satellite TV channels crossed over to the Libyan side.

And while the situation in Egypt was all about a huge crowd of angry protesters surrounding the American embassy, the Libyan case- where the war on Gaddafi has left Libya as the biggest black market for heavy weaponry in North Africa- was completely different.

US consulate in Benghazi on fire

Having neither time nor any taste for useless rallies and meaningless protests a Libyan Muslim mob (equipped with a small arsenal of automatic weapons, and rocket-propelled grenades) simply took aim at the American consulate in Benghazi and bombarded the whole facility instantly setting it aflame. Some preliminary reports by American officials believe the attack was pre-planned.

Unfortunately, the American ambassador, Christopher Stevens, who was on a short visit to the consulate, was killed in the attack along with other three of the diplomatic staff.

Mr. Stevens, who was appointed as an ambassador to Libya in June 2012 died from inhaling the smoke that was filling up the blazing consulate.

At first, it has been said the the film “Innocence of Muslims” that triggered this widespread reaction was made by an Israeli filmmaker, promoted by a fanatic group of the Coptic expatriates in the US and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors.

Also, the film is backed by U.S. pastor Terry Jones, who inflamed anger in the Muslim world in 2010 with plans to burn the Koran

The film claims Muhammad was a fraud and that the Koran is but a funny cocktail of copied stories from the Torah and the New Testament mixed with some satanic verses. oh, how untrue!

Who is insulting whom and why

Muhammed and his followers as depicted in the film

An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a satirical dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a group of perverted (pedophilic) thugs.

The film depicts Muhammad as a clueless liar/delusional and a feckless promiscuous who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.

Speaking by phone (as initially reported by the Associated Press) from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

“This is a political movie,” said Bacile. “The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.”

Bacile, the mystery man who liked to identify himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believed the movie would help (Israel) his native land by exposing Islam’s flaws to the world.

“Islam is a cancer, period,” he said repeatedly

With these violent protests over the Muhammed film, this year’s 9/11 anniversary comes amid an atmosphere of MidEast demagoguery (most, if not all, of the Muslim protesters did not watch the film nor the trailer) nevertheless, they took part in the violent protests.

… And that will give you an idea how easy it is to mobilize thousands of Muslims anywhere on earth in a matter of seconds and have them commit the unthinkable. The trigger plot is so simple, all one has to do is to (insult Muhammed, the prophet of Islam). It is so easy and result guaranteed it could turn out to be a very convenient tool for any agent provocateurs.

Ironically, in Egypt, the Muhammed film is not linked with the Israeli director as much it is with the Coptic community in the United States, for a Christian activist involved in the film project said that Bacile was a pseudonym, that he was not Jewish or Israeli, and that a group of Americans of Mideast origin collaborated on the film.

Actually a late update by the (Christian Science Monitor) tends to believe that the film doesn’t exist and that the 14-minute audio-edited trailer is all there is to it.

Maurice Sadek, to the left, a radical copt, well connected with the US Israeli lobby.

One of the leading Coptic expatriates in the US who has planned and now promoting the offensive film is Morris Sadek ( well connected with the Israeli lobby in the US) who supports the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel and calls for a Coptic separatist state within Egypt

So much of the anger is coming down on the Coptic community in Egypt whose members, already suffering from discrimination, will have to live with the long-run consequences of the sedition this irresponsible film has created.

And actually those who made the film and financed it are no fools, they knew what they were doing and they surely saw this catastrophic response coming. Even more, they begged for it to happen .. and may be in that same sequence; first, with Israel suspected of the wrongdoing and then somehow acquitted of all accusations shortly after.

This whole thing was no coincidence; 9/11 (the international day that supposedly marks Islamic fanaticism/terrorism)was not haphazardly chosen for posting the film trailer on YouTube, and terry Jones and the American Coptic leaders were not infuriating the Muslim sentiments in Egypt for nothing.

This whole (insult Muhammed) stunt was supposedly leading to one thing; inflaming the sectarian tension between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.

This film, directed and produced by a bunch of Israel-loving Zionists, including Coptic expatriates, was not after an Oscar, the film is artistically amateurish, but it was aiming to damage/and deteriorate an already vulnerable sectarian situation in Egypt.

Following the “divide and conquer concept” the Israeli side knows damn well that if Egypt, the only Arab nation that is still unbending before the Zionist project of a new Middle East, is to be defeated and balkanized, It will not be achievable by the might of the military power but by the perils of the sectarian war.

Hit the national unity between the Muslims and Copts (Egypt Christians) and it won’t be long before Egypt would turn into another Iraq or Syria.


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And if that what was on the mind of the film’s makers, financers and promoters then yes, the film would absolutely help Israel as Mr. Bacile/or Basseley Nakoula for that matter, mentioned before.

Besides it wouldn’t have come at a better time, as the US presidential elections are drawing near to teach Mr. Obama a lesson; not to side with the Arab Muslims again and to know better than to snub Bibi.

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18 Responses to "Anti-Islam Film Triggers a Bloody 9/11 in Benghazi & Cairo (Updated)"

  1. jamescontarino  September 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    i smell the anti christ in isreal and its pastor who should be run out of florida and this country.i mean how much more convincing do we need. plus stop the tea party dead in its tracks and stop giving any control to the republicans as romney is dire friends with them and money.

  2. Charlotte NC Bill  September 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I don’t feel that our “national honor” was besmirched in Benghazi….Why? Because we have no national honor…We let Israel and her agents, assets and allies get away with 9-11…Sayanim Bacile purposely put this out the week of 9-11….

  3. ricohands  September 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Max Blumenthal writes in the Guardian:
    A group of fringe extremists had proven that with a little bit of money and an unbelievably cynical scam, they could shape history to fit their apocalyptic vision. But in the end, they were not immune to the violence they incited.

    According to Copts Today, an Arabic news outlet focusing on Coptic affairs, [Morris] Sadek was seen taking a leisurely stroll down Washington’s M Street on September 11, soaking in the sun on a perfect autumn day. All of a sudden, he found himself surrounded by four angry Coptic women. Berating Sadek for fueling the flames of sectarian violence, the women took off their heels and began beating him over the head.

    “If anything happens to a Christian in Egypt,” one of them shouted at him, “you’ll be the reason!”

    • Charlotte NC Bill  September 14, 2012 at 2:09 am

      There’s no lower form of life than a pro-Talmudia “christian”….

  4. ricohands  September 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Inside the strange Hollywood scam that spread chaos across the Middle East

    A group of rightwing extremists aimed to destabilize post-Mubarak Egypt and roil US politicians. They got their wish
    Max Blumenthal
    guardian.co.uk, Thursday 13 September 2012 12.00 EDT

    Did an inflammatory anti-Muslim film trailer that appeared spontaneously on YouTube prompt the attack that left four US diplomats dead, including US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens? American officials have suggested that the assault was pre-planned, allegedly by of one of the Jihadist groups that emerged since the Nato-led overthrow of Libya’s Gaddafi regime. So even though the deadly scene in Benghazi may not have resulted directly from the angry reaction to the Islamophobic video, the violence has helped realize the apocalyptic visions of the film’s backers.

    Produced and promoted by a strange collection of rightwing Christian evangelicals and exiled Egyptian Copts, the trailer was created with the intention of both destabilizing post-Mubarak Egypt and roiling the US presidential election. As a consultant for the film named Steve Klein said: “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen.”

    The Associated Press’s initial report on the trailer – an amateurish, practically unwatchable production called The Innocence of Muslims – identified a mysterious character, “Sam Bacile”, as its producer. Bacile told the Associated Press that he was a Jewish Israeli real estate developer living in California. He said that he raised $5m for the production of the film from “100 Jewish donors”, an unusual claim echoing Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style fantasies. Unfortunately, the extensive history of Israeli and ultra-Zionist funding and promotion of Islamophobic propaganda in the United States provided Bacile’s remarkable statement with the ring of truth.

    Who was Bacile? The Israeli government could not confirm his citizenship, and for a full day, no journalist was able to determine whether he existed or not. After being duped by Bacile, AP traced his address to the home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a militant Coptic separatist and felon convicted of check fraud. On September 13, US law enforcement officials confirmed that “Sam Bacile” was an alias Nakoula used to advance his various scams, which apparently included the production of The Innocence of Muslims.

    According to an actor in the film, the all-volunteer cast was deceived into believing they were acting in a benign biblical epic about “how things were 2,000 years ago”. The script was titled Desert Warrior, and its contents made no mention of Muhammad – his name was dubbed into the film during post-production. On the set, a gray-haired Egyptian man who identified himself only as “Sam” (Nakoula) chatted aimlessly in Arabic with a group of friends while posing as the director. A casting notice for Desert Warrior listed the film’s real director as “Alan Roberts”. This could likewise be a pseudonym, although there is a veteran Hollywood hand responsible for such masterpieces as The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood and The Sexpert who goes by the same name.

    Before Nakoula was unmasked, the only person to publicly claim any role in the film was Klein, an insurance salesman and Vietnam veteran from Hemet, California, who emerged from the same Islamophobic movement that produced the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. Styling themselves as “counter-Jihadists”, anti-Muslim crusaders like Klein took their cues from top propagandists like Pamela Geller, the blogger who once suggested that Barack Obama was the lovechild of Malcolm X, and Robert Spencer, a pseudo-academic expert on Muslim radicalization who claimed that Islam was no more than “a developed doctrine and tradition of warfare against unbelievers”. Both Geller and Spencer were labeled hate group leaders by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Klein is an enthusiastic commenter on Geller’s website, Atlas Shrugged, where he recently complained about Mitt Romney’s “support for a Muslim state in Israel’s heartland”. In July 2011, Spencer’s website, Jihad Watch, promoted a rally Klein organized to demand the firing of Los Angeles County sheriff Lee Baca, whom he painted as a dupe for the Muslim Brotherhood.

    On his personal Facebook page, Altar or Abolish, Klein obsesses over the Muslim Brotherhood, describing the organization as “a global network of Muslims attacking to convert the world’s 6 billion people to Islam or kill them”. Klein urges a violent response to the perceived threat of Islam in the United States, posting an image to his website depicting a middle-American family with a mock tank turret strapped to the roof of their car. “Can you direct us to the nearest mosque?” read a caption Klein added to the photo.

    In 2011, during his campaign to oust Sheriff Baca, Klein forged an alliance with Joseph Nasrallah, an extremist Coptic broadcaster who shared his fear and resentment of the Muslim Brotherhood. Nasrallah appeared from out of nowhere at a boisterous rally against the construction of an Islamic community center in downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2010, warning a few hundred riled-up Tea Party types that Muslims “came and conquered our country the same way they want to conquer America”.

    Organized by Geller and Spencer, the rally was carefully timed to coincide with the peak of the midterm congressional election campaign, in which many rightwing Republicans hoped to leverage rising anti-Muslim sentiment into resentment against the presidency of Obama.

    Through his friendship with Nasrallah, Klein encountered another radical Coptic separatist named Morris Sadek. Sadek has been banned from returning to his Egypt, where he is widely hated for his outrageous anti-Muslim displays. On the day of the Ground Zero rally, for instance, Sadek was seen parading around the streets of Washington, DC, on September 11, 2010, with a crucifix in one hand and a Bible implanted with the American flag in the other. “Islam is evil!” he shouted. “Islam is a cult religion!”

    With another US election approaching, and the Egyptian government suddenly under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood, Klein and Sadek joined Nakoula in preparing what would be their greatest propaganda stunt to date: the Innocence of Muslims. As soon as the film appeared on YouTube, Sadek promoted it on his website, transforming the obscure clip into a viral source of outrage in the Middle East. And like clockwork, on September 11, crowds of Muslim protesters stormed the walls of the US embassy in Cairo, demanding retribution for the insult to the prophet Muhammad. The demonstrations ricocheted into Libya, where the deadly attack that may have been only peripherally related to the film occurred.

    For Sadek, the chaos was an encouraging development. He and his allies had been steadfastly opposed to the Egyptian revolution, fearing that it would usher in the Muslim Brotherhood as the country’s new leaders. Now that their worst fears were realized, Coptic extremists and other pro-Mubarak dead-enders were resorting to subterfuge to undermine the ruling party, while pointing to the destabilizing impact of their efforts as proof of the government’s bankruptcy. As Sadek said, “the violence that [the film] caused in Egypt is further evidence of how violent the religion and people”.

    For far-right Christian right activists like Klein, the attacks on American interests abroad seemed likely to advance their ambitions back in the US. With Americans confronted with shocking images of violent Muslims in Egypt and Libya on the evening news, their already negative attitudes toward their Muslim neighbors were likely to harden. In turn, the presidential candidates, Obama and Romney, would be forced to compete for who could take the hardest line against Islamic “terror”.

    A patrician moderate constantly on the defensive against his own right flank, Romney fell for the bait, baselessly accusing Obama of “sympathiz[ing] with those who waged the attacks” and of issuing “an apology for America’s values”. The clumsy broadside backfired in dramatic fashion, opening Romney to strident criticism from across the spectrum, including from embarrassed Republican members of Congress. Obama wasted no time in authorizing a round of drone strikes on targets across Libya, which are likely to deepen regional hostility to the US.

    A group of fringe extremists had proven that with a little bit of money and an unbelievably cynical scam, they could shape history to fit their apocalyptic vision. But in the end, they were not immune to the violence they incited.

    According to Copts Today, an Arabic news outlet focusing on Coptic affairs, Sadek was seen taking a leisurely stroll down Washington’s M Street on September 11, soaking in the sun on a perfect autumn day. All of a sudden, he found himself surrounded by four angry Coptic women. Berating Sadek for fueling the flames of sectarian violence, the women took off their heels and began beating him over the head.

    “If anything happens to a Christian in Egypt,” one of them shouted at him, “you’ll be the reason!”

  5. ricohands  September 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Excellent points are made in this article. I live in hope its aims are not successful and Copts won’t be targeted in Egypt.

  6. Ann  September 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Bacile knew his raunchy film would elicit widespread chaos. Did he factor in death? Or did his owners and their flying monkeys leave that part out? In any case, he now holds the bag, like it or not. The families of the fallen should find a good lawyer and fleece him. And all the other instigators in the film.

    Since they are such socially conscientious and upstanding citizens who believe so strongly in what they have done, why don’t they explain the validity of their actions to all of us and take responsibly for the deaths.

  7. DaveE  September 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    These “people” think they’re so damn slick…… complete with agents and plants posing and “Christians” and “Muslims” (Salafis) who are more Jewish than Rahmbo. Don’t they realize how sick and degenerate they are? Or that it’s obvious to a six year old?

    It’s all getting pretty pathetic, if it weren’t for the loss of innocent life. Do they even take pride in their work (lying) anymore? I mean, c’mon.

  8. Subvet416  September 13, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Events like this can be used as an excuse to censor the media, especially the Internet. Lenin said “The power of the cinema is so great that it must be in the hands of the State.”

    In the early 1970s, I studied film at a public communications school later disclosed to be managed by the CIA. We viewed and analysed Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph of the Will” and “Olympia”. These two Nazi propaganda films, considered historic, educational and widely available today were still considered dangerous and controversial in 1971. US law prohibited the public display of these films because of the potential threat to society. It was an easy matter to control distribution of communication media at that time. No so today.

  9. draximus  September 13, 2012 at 2:17 am

    There’s nothing like getting world Islam up in arms a few weeks before a presidential election. Especially when you consider that Romney is trailing in the polls and Netenyahu is looking at a possible military/political coup at home….. Coincidence???

    • Charlotte NC Bill  September 13, 2012 at 2:43 am

      nothing coincidental about it…Tune the psy-op bastards out…

    • Dan  September 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Right, there’s nothing coincidental about it–it’s pure psy-op. One thing you could say for the movie is that it couldn’t be more amateurishly acted or poorly scripted than its sequel, which is the pre-scripted TV news coverage. I caught about two minutes, which was all I could take, of that poofter Charlie Rose and his gaggle of breathless reporters trying to whip up hysteria among America’s kitchen intellectuals. As for Terry Jones, there are only two options. Either he’s an insignificant, psychopathological crank from Gainesville, Florida that none of us has ever heard of, or he and everything about him is part of the same psy-op to enflame Muslims to bring about attacks against Mideastern Christians.

  10. The Rahnameh  September 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Go to the million man march and call everyone a N***** standing next to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson — tell me how that works out for you. 😉

    The stimulus-reaction was obvious and premeditated, Jewish and Israeli in origin, and likely a cover for Netanyahu’s recent mess.

  11. Al  September 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    You have to love it when a plan comes together…unless it’s an evil plan. As Albert Pike noted in his letter to Mazzini

    “The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustionWe shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

    It’s sad, that when evil minds know the right buttons to press on machinery…they can get the machine to destroy itself. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a new machine in the wings, waiting, for that moment, to be revealed, in order to resume production of more evil.

  12. SAM I AM  September 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Sam “IAm” Becile = imbecile
    who’s the fool?

    • AR  September 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

      “Sam Bacile” is neither Israeli nor Jewish. He is an expat Coptic Egyptian called Nakoula BASSELEY Nakoula who’s also a convicted fraudster. But leave it to the good doctor to keep spreading the lies for VT’s “intellectual” readership.

      http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ifWYKzUPaqJJsJ5aj-58K0JCL1Fg?docId=91c9d18979f24144ba8ea358237f046f

    • Gordon Duff  September 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      However, the issue was Terry Jones broadcast, not the film.

      g

    • judgment  September 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Having has a look here at the film It brought to mind those photo during the Iraq war when Bush retained Israeli specialist interrogation. The picture hit the TV after Iraq demanded their expulsion in disgust about obscene parties, I still have some photos of homosexual behavour Israeli flag painted on the performance their sex act and other disgusting. Put these two together and you see the similarity I am sure you have it if not I saved it.
      how the world the Jewish faith being transmitted to us.

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