Zakaria Botros Henein, Crazy Coptic With Westminster TV Network, Defends Anti-Muslim Film

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Zakaria Botros Henein
If there's a story involving California, crazy religious people and Islamophobia, it's always a sure bet that there's an Orange County connection. And now we have it. Or rather him.

Zakaria Botros Henein may not have made "Innocence of Muslims," the 12-minute trailer that trashes Islam and which has led to riots throughout the Muslim world. But the Coptic Christian cleric, who was exiled from Egypt more than a decade ago and whose views have been denounced by mainstream leaders of his church, provided an inspiration to the film-makers.

And according to the LA Times, Botros, who owns property in Huntington Beach and a TV network in Westminster, really loves the film and the attention it's getting. The Times wasn't able to track Botros down for an interview--he's been keeping a low profile ever since being subjected to a fatwa backed by a $60 million prize from Al Qaeda--but Botros himself took to the airwaves to praise the film.

"We are stating the truth and showing the path of redemption," Botros reportedly said of the movie. Botros also told viewers of his network, Alfady Christian TV, that the violent reaction to the film proves the film's thesis that Islam is the religion of terrorism.  "They're proving that Islam is terrorism to the whole world," the Times quotes him as stating. "This is what Islam is like: Islam of killing, Islam of terrorism, Islam of setting things on fire."

For someone who is defending a film whose purpose seems to be causing religious conflict in the most insulting and artistically indefensible manner conceivable, Botros is reveling in the bloodletting by striking a moderate tone. "Isn't America the one who set you free from [Libyan strongman Moammar] Kadafi? . . . I wish you would be civil and be reasonable and respond to what is said against Islam with calm reason."

There's a website for Alfady TV that seems to have a video ready to play, but clicking on the play button fails to deliver the goods. Probably a good thing. There's also a Facebook page for the network, which has 53 likes. Praise Jesus!

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OpenYourEyes
OpenYourEyes

Hey, you moron. The claim that Muhammad preached and practiced genocide, pedophilia, rape, and slavery come from Islam's own texts!

 

GET A CLUE.

check12
check12

Keep this in your records - for the 'we told you so' and the 'look who's laughing now - no-one' articles. 

123654mm
123654mm

Wow, did you even watch the man? did you hear what he is calling for?, he ran away from Egypt due to his speech against the radicalist majority there, he was defending his people when all the world turned their head away off the christians minority in Egypt and their sufferings, and due to all the global media networks are severely infiltrated by muslims who will NEVER let the truth comes out to prevent any distortion to their religion, those people who unfold the true problem actually are the first to blame these days.. damn the global media and international interests..

909Jeff
909Jeff

So you call a man who supports free speech "crazy" but the idiots who are rioting, burning buildings and killing people aren’t?

 

And you say Islamophobia like its a bad thing?

 

I suppose I should apologize for my narrow views since I look negatively at any group of people who respond to criticism by burning, looting, and killing.

 

But don’t you find it a bit odd that the supposed religion of peace is demanding that we pass laws banning free speech whilst they exercise theirs in such an appalling manner?

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

Wow, we finally found a second immigrant who the OC Weekly staph doesn't like -- the other was some anti-communist Central American general

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Religion is so awesome.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @909Jeff Hey, and Christian lunatics in the US have done the same. Man, you conservatives LOVE the lump game...

909Jeff
909Jeff

 @GustavoArellano

When and where have Christians in the US attacked a foreign embassy and killed 4 of their diplomats?

 

I'll settle for something even remotely close...

 

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