Peter, this story was covered in September here, https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/09/new-survey-only-40-of-iranians-identify-as-muslim-72-disagree-with-mandatory-hijab-wearing. While the author of this blog feels the portrayal of wife who is angry at God is unrealistic I think it is very realistic. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets Sorry, I remember the Dinesh D’Souza of 2007 (during Bush XLIII) who wrote a book rationalizing 9/11, and claiming that Hollywood perversion was the main motivator there. The story of “Infidel” is inspired by true events, including the kidnapping and imprisonment of former FBI agent Robert Levinson in Iran in 2007. Why his leading Iranian kidnapper speaks with a British accent is just one of many disconcerting facets of the film. Robert Spencer in FrontPageMag Let the truth go forth that faithful Muslims, who truly believe their Koran, will kill, or enslave, every Christian, in the name of Allah, if given a chance. He is available to speak, without financial obligation, upon request. There should be freedom of religion, but islam should be institutionally banned, so that nothing like this regime ever rises again. This, from “The Enemy at Home”: “In this book I make a claim that will seem startling at the outset. Infidel is a 2020 American political thriller written, directed, and produced by Cyrus Nowrasteh and starring Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Hal Ozsan, Stelio Savante, Aly Kassem, Bijan Daneshmand, and Isabelle Adriani. Movie directors should have the characters speak simply, and plainly, against honor killing of Muslim women, and the mutilation of their bodies in the name of modesty. It is possible the character the kidnapper portrays reflects someone like Mohammed Emwazi (17 August 1988 – 12 November 2015), an evil British-Kuwaiti militant believed to be the person seen in several videos produced by the Islamist extremist group ISIL showing the beheadings of a number of captives in 2014 and 2015. “I realize that this is a strong charge, one that no one has made before. There is gratuitous vulgarity, and the salacious promise of graphic nudity, of which there is none. Whenever Muslims charge that the war on terror is really a war against Islam, Americans hasten to assure them they are wrong. A great new political thriller for the legions of fans of Homeland and Person of Interest. Based on an amalgamation of true stories, INFIDEL addresses the Iranian regime’s persecution through the eyes of a Christian blogger (Jim Caviezel) named Doug, who is kidnapped after public comments regarding the Christian faith. … In faulting the cultural left, I am not making the absurd accusation that this group blew up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Jim Caviezel’s ‘Infidel’ is an honest look at dying for one’s faith September 24, 2020 Inspired by a true story, the new movie Infidel begins in Iran, with a man on the brink of being executed. He is then taken to the Middle East and put on trial for erroneous charges. You will receive immediate notification. ... which also starred Caviezel and was based on a true story. Those who seek to make patriotic faith-based movies must continue to promote the Christian message, and exalt the personal courage of godly people against all odds. Many of the stereo typical elements of being politically correct are present. ( Log Out / Advertisement - story continues below Nowrasteh also mentioned the cases of Americans Michael White and Xiyue Wang , both of whom the Iranian regime recently released after years of captivity. “INFIDEL tells a story ripped from the headlines. What traditional societies consider repulsive and immoral, the cultural left considers progressive and liberating. Something that RS took him on in this site at the time. This guy wants a movie made up of statues — not real people. Samir A. Zedan As a great admirer of the message and work of Dinesh D’Souza, I was disappointed in the movie INFIDEL. For instance, he was attacked by conservatives for his 2001 film, The Day Reagan Was Shot.And his 2006 TV mini-series The Path to 9/11 brought condemnation from liberals for its perceived conservative bias. Your article is nothing but a hit-piece. It is a fictional narrative based on true events. ( Log Out / The only way to win the struggle with radical Islam is to convince traditional Muslims that America is on their side. The newest release out of Hollywood, just in time to make the list of new shows at the Blackfoot Movie Mill, is the “based on a true story” film “Infidel.” “Infidel” is about an … It is unfortunate that D’Souza did not simply retell, and recreate the true events. ….“In order to defeat the Islamic radicals abroad,” D’Souza writes, “we must defeat the enemy at home.”, https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-At-Home-Cultural-Responsibility/dp/0767915615. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Redeeming Grace Ministries is the teaching ministry of Dr. Stanford E. Murrell, supplying the body of Christ with over 45 years of books, articles, sermons, and more to help you grow in grace, truth, and knowledge about the historic Christian faith. Written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, "Infidel" is the story of an American kidnapped by Hezbollah during an interfaith conference held in Cairo. The authentic story line would be more believable than the fictious narrative. Good for Dinesh D’Souza here! And Infidel looks like a great movie. The story line is being marketed as a political thriller of a patriotic Christian advocate who willingly puts himself in harm’s way for the sake of the gospel, thereby suffering physical persecution at the hands of radical Muslims. I agree with Curt. Going against all odds and overcoming the challenges that life threw at him only to emerge battered but not broken. When an American is mistaken for a spy and kidnapped, the US government abandons him. Dinesh D’Souza Video: ‘Infidel’ Tells The Truth About Iran! It is a fictional narrative based on true events.”. The Biblical Doctrine of Definite Atonement, A Reprobate Mind, The Biblical Truth About Homosexuality. The American ends up in a notorious Tehran prison, filled with political prisoners. I don’t think this guy saw the same movie I just did. Claudia Karvan, as Elizabeth Rawlins, appears in the opening scene as a foul mouthed, willful, and defiant wife, who is angry with God for the death of an unborn child due to a car crash. Infidel is an action adventure set in the Middle East, based on a true story. INFIDEL is a contemporary political thriller set in the Middle East and filled with suspense and intrigue, inspired by true events, and ripped from today's headlines. INFIDEL follows Doug, an influential Christian blogger, who’s accused of being a spy, which he is not, and is kidnapped while in Cairo after speaking boldly about his faith on Egyptian Television. He became known as Jihadi John. Change ). For whatever reasons, the worldly and secular influence of Hollywood on a faith-based movie is made evident. But if the objective is to speak truth to the world, and uphold traditional values of the family undergirded by the Judeo-Christian faith, then better use must be made of the powerful tool of the silver screen. Dance with a Stranger(1985) – the story of Ruth Ellis, the nightclub hostess who was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Jamie Glazov ... Infidel, which opens nationwide today, September 18, is one of those rarities. But it is a neglected aspect of the 9/11 debate, and it is critical to understanding the current controversy over the ‘war against terrorism.’ … I intend to show that the left has actively fostered the intense hatred of America that has led to numerous attacks such as 9/11. The story line promotes the Christian underground church inside Iran, led primarily by women. D’SOUZA DID A GREAT JOB!! Doug’s wife, Liz, works for the U.S. State department, and when she finds out the U.S. doesn’t want to help save her husband, she takes matters into her own hands and boards a flight to the Middle … The film, inspired by real-world kidnappings by the Iranian regime, involves honor killings, a subject most Western films avoid. Only this war is not being waged by Christian conservatives bent on a moral crusade to impose democracy abroad but by the American cultural left, which for years has been vigorously exporting its domestic war against religion and traditional morality to the rest of the world. ………………. “INFIDEL is inspired by a number of different true stories … Bob Levinson, that’s one of them. He can be contacted via email here. The story line is being marketed as a political thriller of a patriotic Christian advocate who willingly puts himself in harm’s way for the sake of the gospel, thereby suffering physical persecution at the hands of radical Muslims. The testimony of Doug Rawlins is greatly diminished at critical moments, though in the end he does stand firm against every effort to get him to renounce his faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Muslim “leaders” in totalitarian islamic theocracies feel *threatened* when their totalitarian religious/political belief – namely islam – is undermined…. ... Edit Story… Hopefully, D’Souza will learn, and improve with future projects. If I am right, then no war against terrorism can be effectively fought using the left-wing premises that are now accepted doctrine among mainstream liberals and Democrats.”. Fantastic news if true, but note, as that pie chart shows – shi’a islam is still 32% of Iran, while sunni + sufi is still 8%. When Elizabeth has a chance to share her testimony with a house church in Iran, she walks out on God’s people without a word of hope, encouragement, or blessing. D’Souza also does not mention that Muslim “traditional values” include “marrying” children, raping Infidels, and mass murdering unbelievers. This is a GREAT movie, and shame on you for not supporting such a WORTHY endeavor. We need to challenge Hollywood’s monopoly and makes movies—not just documentaries but feature films—that tell our kinds of stories, and reflect our kinds of values. Content copyright Jihad Watch, Jihad Watch claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Confessions of a Serial Killer(1985) – horror filmdetailing a serial killer, (based on Henry Lee Lucas) who, after being arrested, confesses to the murders of over 200 women. Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest, Deja Vu) plays an American journalist/blogger who is kidnapped while attending a conference in the Middle East. 'Infidel,' about an American kidnapped and tried for espionage in Iran, is the first non-documentary feature from Dinesh D'Souza's production company. If you are forwarding to a friend, please remove the unsubscribe buttons first, as they my accidentally click it. Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It has been a general tendency for decades, that as people become better educated they also become less religious – and that process has escalated in the information age. Be Willing to Lose Your Life. I LOVED,LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!!! His wife, a State Department official, tries to use her influence to get the American government involved so that they get her husband back. However, there is a movie made by Cyrus Nowrasteh named Infidel which is based on his life story. Islamic anti-Americanism is not merely a reaction to U.S. foreign policy but is also rooted in a revulsion against what Muslims perceive to be the atheism and moral depravity of American popular culture. Note: This may be up to 15 emails a day. Jim Caviezel was also in “The Stoning of Soyraya M.”–a strong anti-Jihad film. Nowrasteh tells a compelling story and tells it well. Muslims and other traditional people around the world allege that secular American values are being imposed on their societies and that these values undermine religious belief, weaken the traditional family, and corrupt the innocence of children. The Muslims who carried out the 9/11 attacks were the product of this visceral rage—some of it based on legitimate concerns, some of it based on wrongful prejudice, but all of it fueled and encouraged by the cultural left. As the trigger is pulled, he closes his eyes and there’s a … When his wife puts herself in danger to save him, she may just be putting a target on her own back, as well. Jim Caviezel was also in “The Stoning of Soyraya M.”–a strong anti-Jihad film. Magnify the deeds of those who suffer for the cause of Christ, and do not diminish their ordeals. Grimly true, Infidel. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed. The incredible true story of an individual who endures overwhelming pain and obstacles in his quest for freedom. This film is somewhat flawed–it doesn’t really fully acknowledge that stoning is Islamic–but still heartbreaking and very powerful. A contemporary political thriller set in the Middle East and filled with suspense and intrigue, inspired by true events, and ripped from tod Infidel in US theaters September 18, 2020 starring Jim Caveziel, Claudia Karvan, Hal Ozsan, Stelio Savante. Enter your email address to subscribe. The Internet is liberating more and more people from the supernatural dogmas of the past – simply because they are being exposed to more information and a wider diversity of opinion , whereas in the past they were largely hidden and controlled by the priestly class. The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11. Our exclusive interview with Dinesh D’Souza about his movie Infidel. Yet as Dinesh D’Souza argues in this powerful and timely polemic, there really is a war against Islam. Thank you for signing up! Storyline. Now, I have some issues with the Left, as well–but the idea that Muslims have the right to slaughter Americans because they do not murder Atheists and gay people or because they allow freedom of speech is sick beyond belief. Elizabeth is not supportive of her husband’s evangelistic efforts to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the world. Christians are relatively new to making quality faith-based films, so some latitude must be given. Bangladesh: Nine jihadis surrender, join government deradicalization program that gives them cash and other perks, Afghanistan: Oxfam report worries that peace talks will ‘jeopardize fragile gains made for women’s rights’, Greece: Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens says Islam is not a religion but a political party, James Comey likens Trump to al-Qaeda, says he has ‘radicalized’ terrorists through ‘lies’, NBC’s Mehdi Hasan claims ‘far right domestic terror threat is more dangerous than even Al Qaeda after 9/11’. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Theocracies of any type are oppressive regimes, and all tend toward totalitarianism – because they know with ‘absolute certainty’ that their religion is the only “true religion”. This movie has the opportunity to be seen by the masses and deliver an important message. The story also praises Middle Eastern Christians for standing up to Iranian law. I myself crossed swords w/ him on email on the blog that he had at the time, and he also engaged in denial of the Muslim holocaust of Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs in India, No, simply b’cos he’s gone from pro-Bush to pro-Trump (which I too have) doesn’t make me a fan of D’Souza, unless and until he recants that stupid book that he wrote ‘The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and its Responsibility for 9/11‘, Essentially, he’s a weather vane – goes whichever way the wind blows in the conservative movement. Claudia plays his wife, who advises him that he should not go-it's kind of dangerous in that region of the world and Claudia works for … Starring Jim Caviezel, Infidel is inspired by true events. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Andrew Harrod Daniel Greenfield, Jihad Watch® is a registered trademark of Robert Spencer in the United States and/or other countries - Site Developed and Managed by Free Speech Defense. This film is somewhat flawed–it doesn’t really fully acknowledge that stoning is Islamic–but still heartbreaking and very powerful. Movie Info A desperate woman tries to save her husband after he's kidnapped and put on trial for espionage in Iran. Keeping himself away from social media, we havent found him on any kind of social media apps. Although he has waffled in his stance against Jihad over the years, which is concerning. I don’t think that D’Souza has ever changed his mind on these sick claims. If Christians are looking for an iconic role model in the movie, none will be found, and that too is sad, because the Church needs individuals today of unshakeable faith and courage. “INFIDEL tells a story ripped from the headlines. This movie is based on a true story about a Christian, Jim, that is invited to Cairo to speak about military uprisings in the Middle East. U MUST BE FROM THE DARK SIDE!! Caviezel began by noting he chose the film, in which he plays an American kidnapped by Hezbollah operatives in Egypt then taken to a prison in Iran … The fact is that Islam targets *all* Infidels, not just the ones that D’Souza doesn’t personally like. INFIDEL, the movie, has room for improvement. But it is not “America” that is doing this to them, it is the American cultural left. You will receive a daily mailing containing links to the stories posted at Jihad Watch in the last 24 hours. Thus without the cultural left, 9/11 would not have happened. Israelis, too, bought into this myth (myself included, at one time) which a shocked public demanded—but that doesn’t make it true. Conservative viewers have had enough of movies and TV series that denigrate, ridicule, and demonize their faith and values. Her focus is to get her husband back. An official trailer has debuted for a kidnapping thriller titled Infidel, from American filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh. Box 55089, Sherman Oaks, CA 91499-1964. Lastly, he has spent his life in the Journalism field yet kept himself under the wraps. Jim Caviezel (Frequency, Person of Interest) has got a new film coming out titled Infidel, and today we have a trailer to share with you for it.. Infidel is a kidnapping thriller and it tells the true story of an American man, played by Caviezel, who is kidnapped in Egypt after a friend invites him to Cairo to speak out about a wave of recent militant uprisings. Images on this blog are copyright to their respective owners. Her anger and defiance remain throughout the movie. He is given a death sentence, based on the trumped-up charge that he's a spy for the CIA. Rawlins didn’t travel to Egypt wanting to be persecuted for his faith, but … But to agnostics or atheists – whom you dismiss as not being “a viable solution” – all religion is simply a product of the human imagination. ( Log Out / Inspired by true events, the film was shot on location in the Middle East. The truth will out! Other “traditional people” are not waging Jihad terror against us. “Muslims and other traditional people around the world allege that secular American values are being imposed on their societies and that these values undermine religious belief…”. Then in 2008, his film called The Stoning of Soraya M. was condemned by the Iranian government as propaganda, yet eventually led to a ban on stoning as a form of punishment in Iran. Christine Douglass-Williams The real characters would, no doubt, be more sympathetic than the personas created by Jim Caviezel and Claudia Karvan. I am saying that the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the nonprofit sector, and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world. D’Souza contends that the cultural left is responsible for 9/11 in two ways: by fostering a decadent and depraved American culture that angers and repulses other societies—especially traditional and religious ones— and by promoting, at home and abroad, an anti-American attitude that blames America for all the problems of the world. ; Thank You, Dinesh D’Souza! Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts, Dec 16, 2020 7:30 am By Aynaz Anni Cyrus 11 Comments. Likewise, Caviezel helps bring it beautifully to life along with the film's solid ensemble cast. Pious Muslims believe that Catholic nuns and chaste born-again Christian girls deserve to die just as much as they think the same about in-your-face gay riot grrrls. I also don’t think that ‘None’ (agnostic) or Atheist is a viable solution: I’d like to see Zoroastrian attain critical mass again to become the majority religion. Jim Caviezel plays an American journalist, Doug Rawlins, an internationally known Blogger, who is kidnapped while attending a conference on peaceful religious co-existence in Cairo, Egypt. Enter your email address to subscribe. The film's executive producer is Dinesh D'Souza, who aided the film with his production company D'Souza Media. You can explore his published writings at his author page by visiting Ichthus Publications. That can come in many forms, of course, but that testing is precisely what Infidel—a well-acted film based on a true story—is all about. Hugh Fitzgerald One of the main reasons why organized religions of any sort continue to exist, is that they provide a great way for politicians to control the sheeple – and of course, Islam does that best of all. I did not enjoy the violence or language, but I think it might be a better portrayal of what is real than a fake Christian who never has a misstep. In a civilized nation, people have the right to be Atheist or Agnostic. Parents need to know that Infidel is an action thriller about a blogger named Doug Rawlins (Jim Caviezel) who gets kidnapped in the Middle East; his wife, Liz (Claudia Karvan), a member of the U.S. State Department, comes to his rescue.Violence includes guns and shooting. ( Log Out / Infidel tells a story ripped from the headlines. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Robert Spencer in PJ Media, Articles at Jihad Watch by If you are forwarding to a friend, please remove the unsubscribe buttons first, as they my accidentally click it. Robert Spencer No one, and nothing else, seems to matter to her, and that is a tragedy. An outspoken American journalist, Jim Caviezel, is kidnapped by the Iranian regime while giving talks in Cairo, Egypt. And this is not just sick–it is also completely wrong-headed. It is a fictional narrative based on true events.” Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A man musters up his courage and speaks about the saving grace of Jesus in the Middle East, then is imprisoned, beaten, and tortured by those trying to force him to publicly renounce that belief. “Infidel” isn’t politically correct in the slightest — another opening for … Taking issue with those on the right who speak of a “clash of civilizations,” D’Souza argues that the war on terror is really a war for the hearts and minds of traditional Muslims—and traditional peoples everywhere. Witness the most brutal regime in modern history under to scope of cultural and religious differences. Islam needs to go down further into the single figures before Iran can be salvaged. The message is received: men are toxic, masculine, and mean; women are sweet, heroic and compassionate. Our mailing address is: David Horowitz Freedom Center, P.O.