Youssef Chahine is Dead

via Hawg Blawg, I see that Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine is dead.

I haven’t seen his earlier work, but I am a fan of al-Massir (Destiny). It’s protagonist is Ibn Rushd, and it’s a reflection of the rise of authoritarianism and the loss of knowledge. There are a couple of sub-plots that I really appreciated in the film, including mystical authoritarianism, which people don’t often associate together, and the power of music to represent freedom.

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  1. Do NOT kill ALL muslims, rather kill all those who impersonate muslims and make mockery of Islam. Kill the perversion that muslims have become, the freedoms these biggots enjoy in our free land, paid in our blood and the blood of our brothers and sisters. Burn the hatred with the flames of peace, lay anihilation to those who would gladly kill us because we do not believe in their way of life and submit to their barbarism. Kill ALL who excercise their hatred on the innocent, send all of them to their illusion of their prophet in one big ball of dust, help them achieve what they seek most of all – martyrdom. Kill them all, kill them with earnest and enthusiasm, kill them like the worthless roaches and excrement that they are or they will kill all of us.

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