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My good friend The All Seeing Eye has an excellent post here concerning Roland Emmerich’s new end-of-the-world disaster film 2012.

It features the destruction of just about every monument to man’s architectural genius in the world. The Sistine Chapel is destroyed, as is the Vatican and the giant Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. The White House gets flattened, too. All man’s most well known landmarks get turned to dust by Emmerich’s over-the-top movie effects team.

Well, not quite all. For some unknown reason, as The Eye points out, there are no Saudi scenes of mayhem and destruction in his film. No Iranian landmarks get caved in, no destruction of Mecca and Medina are shown in Emmerich’s mashup masterpiece.

In fact, no NOTHING when it comes to the annihilation of anything Islam.

As the Eye suggests,  one can only conclude that Roland Emmerich has decided that Islam has been whipped out by an enraged Western civilization before the year 2012. Or else he is a gutless dhimmi. Your suggestion?

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15 thoughts on “2012

  1. Would viewers in most Western countries (the main target audience for this film) actually recognise Iranian and Saudi landmarks? People recognise the White House and the Vatican and Christ the Redeemer but I doubt they would be able to name any landmarks in Iran or Saudi Arabia never mind recognise them.

  2. I agree with Seamus. This is all a bit paranoid David. How many other disaster movies have featured destructions of buildings in those countries. They just don’t have the instantly recognisable constructions as Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty. I doubt if the director was even thinking of Mecca let alone fearing to include it in the film.

  3. "Ehem"


    Roland Emmerich has admitted that he feared a fatwa would be placed on him if he filmed a scrapped scene for 2012.


    The 53-year-old wanted to demolish the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca and is the centre of prayers and the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage.

    He told Sci-Fi Wire: "Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit. But my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. We have to all in the Western world think about this.

  4. Definitely gutless dhimmi. No question about it.

    Someone should do a movie about the destruction by the Taliban of the giant Buddhas in Afghanistan – or encorporate their destruction in an action film. I remember reading about this in the National Geographic and the still photos were amazing. Think what it would be like on film. And…it actually happened!

  5. Posted at the same time as Pete my guess above! I was right! Well, it was kind of obvious. There are so many awesome sacred Islam sites that could have been pretend destroyed on film if only we weren’t dhimmis.

    It was as obvious as Hasan yelling "Allahu Akbar" into the air as he shot up his colleagues at the army base. That marks him as a jihadist even though Obama still says it’s "incomprehensible."

  6. Ok I admit you got me bang to rights there Pete. I should have read the link. I still think the reason Muslim sites don’t really feature in disaster movies is becasue they are not popularly recognised in the West but I agree in this case it was due to fear on behalf of the makers.

  7. Seamus is right.
    In any case, if you mix a load of water
    with a load of sand what do you get
    that’s recognisable?

  8. "In any case, if you mix a load of water
    with a load of sand what do you get

    A traditional seaside resort ?

  9. Hmm

    None of the " usual suspects " here. They save their comments for when Israel gives some Palestinian a parking ticket.

    Allah be praised.

  10. Who would the usual suspects be Phantom?

    People who think a ridiculous thread like this isn’t worth commenting on?

  11. It s a most illustrative thread.

    By the ongoing threats of murder and mob violence, Islam and its adherents actively suppresses mockery or criticism of it. it’s a kind of " Murder Incorporated ", which does not have to kill all that often because the threat of violence is known worldwide and is responded to in advance.

    You can mock the Catholic Church, Church of England or any of the Christian things all day long, in print, on the air, or in person, and nothing will happen to you. Call the Pope an Antichrist as loud as you like, like Ian Paisley used to do before he got house trained, and the worst that will happen will be that people call you intolerant.

    It’s not the same with Islam. Even a few cartoons in an obscure Danish newspaper will get the angry mobs all riled up, burning things down and killing people, all in the name of their prophet and their religion.

    When these criminal protesters act up in Muslim lands are they ever punished? I wonder.

    A movie like this will be very widely distributed in the Muslim world, via DVD and of course to Muslims in western lands via TV, DVD and in theaters. The Muslims who see it would have all recognized the Muslim holy places. The moviemakers admitted that they left out any images of Muslim holy places, because of fear of violence. There is no debate.

  12. “2012: Time for Change” projects a radical alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 will herald the birth of a regenerative planetary culture, where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.
    Interviews with design scientists, anthropologists, physicists such as Dean Radin, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Todd and Paul Stamets and celebrities such as Sting, Ellen Page and Gilberto Gil.

  13. Islam is a ‘kind of " Murder Incorporated "’

    So does that make the 99% of muslims who do not engage in murder bad muslims?

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