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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Last Temptation Of Mohammed.

Yesterday it was announced in Copenhagen that a famous Danish filmmaker was secretly working on a film tentatively titled The Last Temptation Of Mohammed. The name of the film, borrowed from the highly successful and highly acclaimed The Last Temptation Of Christ, which sparked massive, non-violent protests by Christians throughout The United States in 1988, purports to be about the prophet’s alleged relations with young girls.

Dan DiNicola, film critic for The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, New York immediately issued a press release stating “I will neither see the movie nor review it. It is offensive to Muslims, and liberals, and should not be made.”

Upstream caught up with DiNicola late last night at a local pub. After a few beers, Upstream asked DiNicola why he was boycotting the film, especially after writing a rave review for The Last Temptation of Christ. In a rare moment of humility and honesty, DiNicola expressed his real reason for boycotting the one film but not the other, “I knew those right-wing Christian boobs would protest The Last Temptation, but I also knew that as nutty as they are, they wouldn’t burn my house down or kill me.”


  • That is wonderful reporting. There is just nothing like getting it right from the source. Good work!

    By Blogger threecollie, at 6:33 AM  

  • Great article in the Wall Street Journal this morning. It says there is nothing, NOTHING in the Quran against
    images of Muhammad or anyone else. "The claim that there is ban on depicting Muhammad is also refuted by history. Many portraits of Muhammad have been drawn by Mulim artists, often commissioned by Muslim rulers"

    By Anonymous Ernie Tetrault, at 10:23 AM  

  • Note: this piece was meant to be satirical. There are no plans to make a movie called The Last Temptation Of Mohammed. I was trying to point out the hypocrisy of the press.

    By Blogger Dan Weaver, at 3:52 PM  

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