For the last few days the following image has been circulating purporting to be of a cinema in America destroyed by an earthquake moments before it was due to show the controversial and hateful film “Innocence of Muslims”.
This is a hoax. It is easy to verify. Google has a reverse image search facility which will show you visually similar images. Searching for this image yields these results. It soon becomes clear that the claim of the caption is NOT TRUE.The image is from the earthquake in Chile in 2010!
The first thing that should alert you is that the building does not look like a cinema!
Anyway, I am not sure who created this, I would find it hard to believe that any Muslim would spread a lie and falsehood like this unless the person is seriously stupid. So my thoughts are that some non-Muslim has instigated this to show how gullible and stupid Muslims can be. My advice, please inform people of this hoax, clearly designed to make Muslims look idiotic. Don’t be idiotic!
A while back, on a Facebook thread, the poster said:
“Never really thought or even realized how much haram there is in Bollywood music videos. Just as much objectification of women as most hiphop videos. It probably aint a good idea to have those videos playing in family restaurants either…My God!!!”
The poster was not an Indo-Pak but I thought that this was a good starting point for a discussion on the issue of sexualisation of society and sexualising media and entertainment.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Mustafa Gouverneur the director of the documentary “The Blessed Tree” and he gifted me a copy of his film.
This is the story of the discovery of the tree under which the Prophet Muhammad rested when he was a Youth when travelling to the land of Shaam (modern day Jordan, Syria and Palestine). The tree is the only living plant for 100s of square kilometers and archaeologists have found ruins nearby of an ancient monastery from which Bahira the monk identified the Prophet Muhammad. The DVD is available in the UK from ZamZam http://www.zamzam.tv/uk/products-page/films/the-blessed-tree/ for £11.95 + £1.50 postage & packaging.
This is a must see, it will uplift you and fill you with wonder and awe that we have today a living thing which interacted with the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace).
Get a copy of it today!
If you can organise a screening in your community let me know, I’ll see if I can get someone to supply copies of the DVD at wholesale prices for sale at the screening.
Hope you and family are well. I just read your posting on Deenport regarding the Blessed Tree by Mustafa Gouverneur.
HUbooks would be more than happy to offer this dvd at a discounted rate for any screenings that are organised if you would like us to. Furthermore, we will put on a special offer for the weekend for this DVD and retail it at £9.99 (plus P&P) on our website following your recommendation on Deenport.