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There IS a movie about radical Islam in the works. It's called "Ameristan".

Reader comment on item: "24" and Hollywood's Discovery of Radical Islam

Submitted by Charles Welty (United States), Jan 7, 2005 at 00:54

Dear Mr. Pipes:

In your recent article entitled "Hollywood Discovers Radical Islam", you state: "The war on terror has not been the subject of a single American feature film nor, so far as I know, is there one in the works."

There is "one in the works" and you know it. Or you should. I emailed you about "Ameristan" earlier this year. To refresh your memory, please visit http://ameristan.net and click on the "Script in PDF" link to read the script. The password to read the script is... password.

The feature film for theatrical release is in development now. We hope to fund this independently produced political action thriller before the end of the summer, with production to start in September, if all goes as planned I have a major distributor, whom I will not name now, which has expressed an interest in distributing it.

Ameristan is a novel and a motion picture political thriller premised on the unthinkable: The United States of America becomes a conservative Muslim state where Islamic Sharia is the law of the land. You still can't post the Ten Commandments in public schools, but Allah help you if you don't recite the Qur'an three times a day...

In the event the server is down (we've had problems with power outages in the area due to ice storms), try this web URL: http://charleswelty.net/ameristan.htm.

Reviews of my script include the following:

¨"Ameristan is something everyone should read. It is so plausible, it is frightening." — Laura Mansfield, Analyst and Associate Director, Northeast Intelligence Network (http://homelandsecurityus.com)

¨"Quite a powerful piece of work." — Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, Opinion Editor, IsraelNationalNews.com (http://israelnationalnews.com)

¨"Ameristan... gets people to understand the dangers we face through a back door method." — Judson Cox, Internet and Newspaper Columnist/Editor (http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/cox)

¨"We should kill you for writing this." — Anonymous message to screenwriter Charles Welty. (Mr. Welty responds: "Stand in line. After all the death threats we have received, there are 14,000+ ahead of you.")

The novel based on my screenplay is about 1/2 complete.
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