July 15th, 2010
12:37 PM ET

Pakistan bans comedy about bin Laden look-alike

Pakistan has banned the theatrical release of a comedy about Osama bin Laden due to hit cinema screens in South Asia on Friday.

Movie distributors say they are appealing the ban, issued by Pakistan's Film Censor Board.

The film, "Tere bin Laden" ("Your bin Laden"), stars Pakistani pop singer Ali Zafar as an ambitious young journalist trying to land the scoop of a lifetime as a way to win a visa to live in the United States. Made in the India's Bollywood "movie factory," it's a departure from the melodramas and musicals that dominate Indian cinematic fare. It's also unusual in that it has a Pakistani in the starring role.

The trailer for "Tere bin Laden" suggests a movie of fast-paced slapstick comedy, and shows Zafar trying to coax an anxious and utterly inept bin Laden look-alike to impersonate the al Qaeda leader. "You have a million-dollar face," he pleads. But the whole scheme spirals out of control when a video they make is taken seriously by the U.S. government.

Watch the trailer at www.terebinladen.com

The movie is the directorial debut of Abhishek Sharma, who calls it a "mad comedy."

Pakistani officials expressed concern that the characterization of bin Laden could incite terrorism in a country that already has more than its share of political violence. Masood Elahi, vice chairman of the Film Censor Board, is quoted by local media as saying: "There was no justification to release the film in Pakistan under the present circumstances."

Film distributor Khalid Pervez told CNN that the distributors' appeal will be heard Friday.

Zafar told the Pakistani news network Geo TV that he was disappointed by the ban. "I wanted that people should go to the cinema and enjoy this movie," he said.

Many cinemas in Pakistan have been driven out of business by a thriving black market in pirated DVDs, so the impact of the ban may not be great. Pakistanis who really want to see "Tere bin Laden" will be able to pick it up within days.

soundoff (142 Responses)
  1. suno

    hy yr movie boht nice hy its gr8 ali ka km boht nice hy

    August 6, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. lulu

    First Mohammed, now bin Laden.......God forbid that a new film is released idolizing their new prophet.

    July 21, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. zebra

    "Tere bin Laden" does not mean "Your bin Laden"
    It means " Without you Laden".

    July 21, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. mario

    Shoot the ragheads and that will be funny enough!

    July 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Afghan Boy

    its showing up in NetFlix under 'foreign films' ..awesome!

    July 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I wonder if there is any intelligent People that know how to discuss the subject instead of what they do on here???

    July 20, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. coach

    I think the world is crazy.

    July 20, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jester

    wow .. look at these people saying Muslims are anti-comedy... stop being an idiot.. they are not anti-comedy but everything looks good when its in limits.. I saw some clips of this movie, its not that bad..looks quite funny.. but it has been banned for the good of Pakistani people..you never know what evil scheme these stupid taliban might come up with..I think people will still somehow see it on DVD.. since there is a lot of pirated indian movies available in Pakistan..so relax..nobody is going to miss the movie

    July 20, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. TheParallel

    What a joke.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. S

    Maybe this has been said already. I was too lazy to read the ENTIRE thread... Here goes the real deal behind the ban. The untold story...

    In an attempt to fill their coffers, the terrorists decided to make a movie.The irony was not lost on them that if people went to see a movie about the "head guy" they (the movie goers) would be funding terrorism! Further, since supporting terrorism is a crime in most countries, everyone that saw the movie would themselves be a criminal!

    Let the conspriacy theories begin...

    July 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I'm sure CNN and MSNBC check out Their information before they broadcast it!!!

    July 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I just what ever happen to the intelligent people that post on these boards??? I haven't read anything good in days!!!

    July 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alan

    Bin laden is the devil seen pictures of him without a beard God what an Ugly face he has No wonder he stays outta sight if he's still alive

    July 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Now that I believe!!!

      July 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. c.i.a.

    the us control pakistan since they kill beenadir butto, ben laden was kill in december 2001 by the pakistany secret service. it s on you tube watch ben laden dead .

    July 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If that was true... Why didn't they have a funeral like with Hussain???

      July 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John C.

    Yes, agreed it's the radicals that are the troublemakers. But shame on the moderate muslims for not standing up amongst their faith against the radicals, and defend morals and non-violence.

    July 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      When does anyone stand up to the Radicals and not called Stupid??? I talk against them all the time... What good has that done???

      July 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sharon

    No much free speech in Pakistan, eh?
    What a lovely country to support.

    July 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. idiots

    Hatred.. Hatred.. Hatred... That's all I see in the comments. Few people try to make peace here. People associate political issues with religion. Many miss the point that WAR againts IRAQ was a political one for OIL reserves and as a result of which there are desperate people blowing themeselves up not for religion but for a political cause.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Because they aren't educated to know better that is why!!!

      July 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        That should read 'They are not (aren't) educated and know no better.

        July 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. dindy Sri lanka

    do not use this valuable page to joke or verbally abusing each other. Help to heal these people who are caught in war and to ban terrorism

    July 19, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  19. Henry

    USMC... its K-BAR. Browning Automatic Rifle Knife.

    July 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. steve white

    VISA the US has quiet asking for them,our country my still use them. Not if you want to come to the US you can fight into Mexico and just walk in. No Visa,No passport we welcome everyone

    July 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  21. MG

    I saw the movie yesterday...it is a short hilarious movie! Its totally chilled out movie about an Osama look alike chicken farmer who is duped into portraying him without his knowledge by a foolish cameraman. I do not understand the ban... do you? It is a tongue in cheek satire on Pakistan, USA and India... frankly you see more condescending things in South Park and Family Guy. I also do not understand why people get into religion and caste system on this.
    Go watch this movie before making any assumptions and boiling your blood on this.

    July 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I wouldn't waste my time watching it!!!

      July 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        If that is how you feel don't, just let everyone else make their own mind up.

        July 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. frs

    That is idiotic. You should stop beleiving everything you're told and start thinking for yourself. IOW, use your head.

    July 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |

      He has it glued firmly in place in case it is stolen by the NU Cons....

      July 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. The King

    That could have been a funny movie.

    July 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Woody

    Latest from CNN

    "Baghdad, Iraq - A suicide bomber killed at least 43 people and wounded 40 others in an attack outside Baghdad on Sunday morning, police said."

    The "Religion of Peace" strikes again!!!

    July 18, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  25. seven

    you are so stupid!

    July 18, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |

      He should be he has plenty of practice.

      July 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. anjli

    watch tery bin laden movie online free high quality result

    July 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Wastrel

    Well, we know who the Muslims are by their ignorance and their insulting language. Any 10-year-old in the US knows better and can come up with better insults, too, if he needs to. That's because we have freedom of speech here. That's what this story is really about, but in the debate over how many Jews Mohammed killed and who's a virgin, that point seems to have been lost.

    July 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dan

    They don't have political violence. They have religious violence.

    July 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. harry

    I cannot believe what I read here....there is so much hatred from all sides,...and we all think our religion teaches us peace, patience and understanding.... we are all wrong...

    you all should be ashamed of yourself...for showing us here how you follow your own religion..

    July 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bhayzone

    In part I agree with the ban, because all that the mullah's want is another excuse to incite violence... though I have heard that they have bin Laden comedies on Pak TV shows .. but I guess the problem is that this is an Indian (Bollywood) movie mocking bin Laden ... because of which the Pak govt is worried. I saw the trailer of this movie and couldn't stop laughing ... the first thing that came to my mind was the reaction of bin Laden ... I could imagine the look on his face when he watches the movie ... and I'm sure he'll watch it (from somewhere inside his cave) ... i'm willing to bet that bil Laden and all his cronies are fans of bollywood movies ... though shhhhhhhhh.

    July 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bhayzone

      I'm not rying to mock anybody ... but from your post it felt that freedom of press comes to a halt at religion or religious figures ... now as we have being seeing since centuries, anything and everything can be viewed under the lens of religioin e.g. dress code or basic rights for women ... which finally means that you are not free to talk about anything ... so what kind of freedom are we talking about?

      July 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      It is to bad you don't know what you are talking about!!! I wish I could agree with at one thing you say... But you still have the right to say it!!!

      July 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Hannibal7

    If the Pakistan government does not think it's own people can handle this movie, a comedy no less, without violence what kind of people are we dealing with? That society has zero chance if a movie is the limit of their sensibilities. The whole Islamic world is nuts.

    July 17, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That is what England said about the United States when we left them!!! But we proved them wrong didn't we???

      July 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anabel

        Why did you bother posting that? You are fooling nobody. What a ridiculous thing to do.

        July 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Tony L

    It's sad to see that so many of you people call each other insulting names. Which will never change anything. The truth is all religions, if you read and study teach tolerence, peace and brotherhood. Love thy neighbor. Islam, Christianity and Judism. They are all the children of and believers of Moses and and Jesus. They are people of the book. Incitement by calling each other names is not going to heal any wounds. Listening each other with respect even if you disagree and trying to understand is the way to peace and tranquility among all.

    July 17, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That is because they can't talk about the subject intelligently!!!

      July 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dennis

    To the person wondering about the 72 virgins awaiting martyrs:They have it wrong.It is a 72 year old virgin that awaits the martyrs of Islam.Big difference!

    July 17, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Radical

      so shall we laugh!!!...................because you aren't funny

      July 17, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Jesus was invented in the East because they didn't know about the West at the time and it is pretty funny. I'll use that.

      July 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Noble9

    If Pakistan really was taking orders from Washington, bin Laden would be in Guantanemo right now.

    July 17, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  35. Larry Valecia, Calif.

    Why do you put on some thing we don't understand???

    July 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Angelina

    I thought this was a link about news on AFGHANISTAN, not Pakistan. Does CNN not know the difference?! Morons.

    July 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.USMC Forever

      Then they must tell nothing but the truth!!! Not like Fox that everything they say is lies!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  37. wakeup

    In 627 AD Muhammad had his goons cut the throats of 800 men and boys. He wiped out the whole tribe of Qurayza Jews, a tribe which had NOT attacked him. Read about it in the Myths of Muhammad on thereligionofpeace dot com. Muhammad's words are in the Hadith and Sira. Americans, beware! Muslims like Sheraz and Radical want you to believe fairy tales. USC has a good translation of the Quran online. They also have translations of the Hadith and Sira. You don't have to be Muslim to understand Islam. thereligionofpeace dot com quotes from the Quran, Hadith and Sira, Islam's holiest texts. faithfreedom dot org offers $50,000 to anyone who can prove that Muhammad wasn't a robber, rapist, mass murderer and pedophile. To date, NO ONE has claimed the money! For the simple reason: These facts are in the Quran, Hadith and Sira. Sheraz and Radical don't want you to know this. Don't be fooled! Most Muslims know little about their past.

    July 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.USMC Forever

      The way you talk... I guess you think all Catholics are Criminals too??? Because Our prisons are Mostly have them in it!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. wakeup

    Sheraz, I've researched Muhammad and Islam a lot. Most Muslims like yourself are brainwashed. The "history" you know is false. The only authority on Islam is Muhammad and those who knew him personally. Not you. Not any of the media spokesmen claiming Islam is a religion of peace. Only Muhammad and those who knew him while he lived can describe what he said and did. And when you read Muhammad's quotes in the Hadith and Sira, you see he was an angry man, bitter that, after 13 years preaching in Mecca, he only attracted 150 followers. Most people disliked him because he put their religions down. Mecca used to be an open city allowing people of many faiths to believe what they wanted. When Muhammad conquered it, he changed that. His hatred and intolerance lives on today. Mecca and Medina are the two most intolerant cities on Earth. No one but Muslims can enter. They allow no freedom of speech. This is the legacy of Muhammad: hatred and intolerance for all who aren't Muslim. Read the truth at thereligionof peace dot com.

    July 16, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Radical

      no you wake up.....its not strange for christian idolatrous to defend on his brothers of stone worshiper who leave the creator of the heavens and the earth and worship stone exactly like Christan idolatrous worship Jesus status and pictures...thous idolatrous you was defending them was bury there daughter alive because they believe that girls is sham and they prefer boys they was killing each other for the revenge between the clans Islam had finish all this but your abhorrence make you blind no such word could disc rip you like word of Allah Sura Women (51. Hast thou not turned Thy vision to those who were given a portion of the Book? they believe in sorcery and Evil, and say to the Unbelievers that they are better guided in the (right) way Than the believers! )

      July 16, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Billy Hill

        Hey Radical, try typing this in MS word first and using spelling and grammar check. I have NO idea what the hell you just said. Any notice a common theme though? All wars are caused by or fought for organized religion. That's why I just worship David Hasselhoff.

        July 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        So islam has stopped killing between the 'clans' has it LOL.

        July 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        GODS work id Thou Not Kill... But People still do it in the name of GOD!!!

        July 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheraz

      wakeup, did you read the link i provided? and you know the person that knew Mohammad personally? Mecca was an open city that allowed people of many faith to believe what they wanted? it is the same place where these idiots were burying young girls alive. Mohammad stopped that practice. you know what, i don't even know why i bother. you and the talibans are both going to live a life full of hatred.

      July 16, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        Right now they either stone them to death are shop off their heads!!!

        July 16, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.USMC Forever

      Then you should talk like a Jew and not a idiot... I know Muslin that are very smart and good People!!! There are Jews that are know better than the Fanatic Muslin... Anyone that over does Their religion are not better than those that don't!!! I was in the Army and lose a lot of My Brothers fighting to keep This Country strong...

      July 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  39. wakeup

    This board only posts pro-Islam websites. To read the truth about Muhammad and Islam, see thereligionofpeace dot com. Click on the link about the Myths of Muhammad. I've tried to post the link here, but this board won't let me.

    July 16, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      You Muslin keep talking about being for PEACE... But you kill other rather than make PEACE!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Let's put an end to this religious nonsense before we kill everyone off.

      July 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  40. FREAL?

    I like waffles... just sayin'.

    July 16, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  41. wakeup

    "Islam" doesn't mean "peace" folks. It means "submission." "Muslim" means "one who submits." Like Mafia gangsters today, Muhammad made all he conquered submit to him. His goons killed those who wouldn't. Flash forward to today. It's still happening.

    July 16, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Sheraz

      you are the one who needs to wake up from this ignorance. the hatred is making you blind. muslims submit to the will of Allah. you really need to research history but with an open mind. i think it would be asking too much but if you get a moment, please read this on Prophet Mohummad (pbuh&p) http://www.al-islam.org/lifeprophet/
      don't let a few extremist fanatics to install hate in you.

      July 16, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      I guess that means blow yourself up right???

      July 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sheraz

    I can understand why Pakistan Govt is banning this movie. They would not have any issues with it as its just a funny comedy movie. but you can't explain that to the fanatics. Govt just doesnt want any unneeded problems. they have enough problems to deal with. they are doing their best but its not easy to fight this war

    July 16, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  43. Sheraz

    I see so much ignorance on these boards. Why don't you understand that fanatics don't represent Islam. Majority of their victims are muslims. very frustrating when you guys just don't get the exact picture and start blaming Islam for everything.

    July 16, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      Will it is in there fault in the majority of the World!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Radical


    Just where do they get all these virgins? I was always curious about that--woody read song of Salomon mistribute
    on it this may help you...

    July 16, 2010 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      They get them before they are 13 years old!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      Something that is suppose to be smart coming from a Idiots Mouth!!! If you have nothing good to say about a Jew say nothing at all Please!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Woody


      July 17, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  45. Radical

    Dan in Lafayette, IN

    If Islam means peace why is it that there always killing each other?-–yes sure Islam was responsible for 45 million dead body in the ww2 between Christians and Islam responsible also about the fight between catholic and protestant christian group in north Ireland and also responsible for the army of the lord victims in Uganda and Islam came and occupation Europe and kill millions over years .....you are completely equitable person

    July 16, 2010 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      Why is it People like you that either put bad things about the Jewish People are talk about the Catholic Religion???

      July 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Radical

    If you couldn't win the war so you can make joke on the enemy so you can give vent to your pain .....this is so funny you are so pathetic

    July 16, 2010 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  47. Trash

    A movie will incite terrorism. Go Religion! Yah!

    July 16, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  48. chicka

    If muslims are so anti comedy, then why is a muslim making a comedy??

    This movie sounds pretty funny – I'd see it.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • readagain

      dude. the movie is being made in india not in pakistan. get it through your thick skulls. read the f&%ing article again. bollywood is in india . not pakistan

      July 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        Will it will never be a best seller here!!! You think it would have a better plot...

        July 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      Comedy to them is anyone one that they can blow up!!! They have a warp mind...

      July 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. sfhr

    LMAO... Bin Laden for USA president.. because US spend more money on me [Bin Laden] than any of the past/current president.. hahaha

    July 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      It might be more funny to us if we could understand what they were sating!!! But I really dobht it seeing who said it...

      July 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.


      July 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Correction

    CORRECTION: I don't know who translated, "TERE BIN LADEN". It doesn't mean "YOURS BIN LADEN". "TERE BIN", MEANS "WITHOUT YOU" in Urdu and Hindi.

    July 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • eegur beevur

      read my post (July 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm) above – already explained in detail

      July 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  51. EricLr

    How are the dance numbers?

    July 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  52. sanjosemike

    The best "argument" against "conspiracy" is incompetence. sanjosemike

    July 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  53. sanjosemike

    I'm sure Muslims have a sense of humor. Anything you say against Israel or the West is fine.

    But if you EVEN consider making fun of Islam, you are as good as dead. sanjosemike

    July 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • eegur beevur

      good heavens, this is about the most bogus etymology i have heard... dude, did you ever read a book in your life?

      July 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      If Islam means peace why is it that there always killing each other?

      July 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Radical

      you said against Israel and west not Judaism and Christianity the different is clear by the way any one make joke on Jesus or mosh i in Islam will consider disbeliever and non Muslim ...

      July 16, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
      • atal

        Learn English dude.

        July 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      If it means PEACE!!! Why do they kill themselves and other??? It would be a lot better for everyone if they do what it is suppose to be done!!! Instead of killing everyone around them...

      July 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bewildered

      Everyone believing that Islam is means peace misunderstood. It is not peace, but rather piece. Blow them up into little pieces and put them back piece by piece. Yep, that's what it must have been. It also applies to their national pastime, stoning. Hit her with a "piece" of a boulder to get her attention–especially if she gave someone a little piece. Semantics, man, semantics.

      July 18, 2010 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  54. Radical

    Sura Hud ( 38. Forthwith he (starts) constructing the Ark: Every time that the chiefs of his people passed by him, they threw ridicule on him. He said: "If ye ridicule us now, we (in our turn) can look down on you with ridicule likewise!

    39. "But soon will ye know who it is on whom will descend a penalty that will cover them with shame,- on whom will be unloosed a penalty lasting:"

    40. At length, behold! there came Our command, and the fountains of the earth gushed forth! We said: "Embark therein, of each kind two, male and female, and your family – except those against whom the word has already gone forth,- and the Believers." but only a few believed with him. )

    July 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      Dude! Much respect to your knowledge. Your answers are very well thought out and rational. We need more open minded smart people like you here in the US!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Radical

      Most of murtad like you like to have s e x with the same gender but Islam prevent them so that's why they leave Islam so make joke to consent them maybe one of them could take you to his room ........

      July 16, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • eegur beevur

      @American: Thank you! i am proud to say that i am an American now. to quote Anton Cermak, a former mayor of my new home city of Chicago: "it's true I didn't come over on the Mayflower, but I came over as soon as I could" 🙂

      July 16, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  55. Joe

    Sounds like it might be funny, but it doesn't take much to get a radical muslim upset. I mean the Taliban banned all music and weather reports, so I'm sure a movie would really set them off. Although, if everything makes them mad accept killing innocent people or throwing acid at school girls, then maybe they should show it on TV for free rather than give in. But I'm in a safe country, so I understand why they'd be worried about showing it.

    July 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Real Taliban entertainment is executions by beheadings in a field that was (previously) used to play soccer. They are also into stonings of women.

      But this is the thing that really scared the Saudis: The "schools" the Saudis were funding were all recommending beheading of the entire House of Saud, including the women and children.

      Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks...


      July 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • atal

        The taliban are proud of their 'spectator sports' beheading is one of their favorites but they do love a 'good' stoning.

        July 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      That is because they might here what is right in the world!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Paul

    I don't blame the Pakistani government. At least THEY know that Muslims have no sense of humor. The only time they smile is when they kill innocent non-muslims.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hindu indian

      GREAT COMMENT ! ONE MORE TO ADD – only time when they smile is – when they get welcomed at hell by their god with 72 virgins !!! Look at the farce, movie is mad ein Hindustan using Paki Actor, but not screened in Paki, what a lousy country maan !!!

      July 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Woody

        Just where do they get all these virgins? I was always curious about that. They must have some kind of Heavenly virgin machine that keeps cranking them out. If not there could be a real possibility of a virgin shortage with all the wackos blowing themselves to smithereens. They may have to go on a temporary virgin waiting list for a while. What if said virgins don't want to "do" the recently deceased nutcase? I mean he's probably not too good looking after having to be pieced back together and all that. Do they have a choice? Also do the female suicide bombers get 72 studly men in the hereafter. Please, someone enlighten me so I won't lie awake all night thinking about this.

        July 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dennis

        All I know is who the heck would want 72 virgins. Experience should be considered in this equation somewhere.

        July 16, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Sue

        Sorry to dampen your enthusiasm, Mr. India, but India is no longer referred to as "Hindustan", it's either India or Bharat. And yes, I'm Indian too, and a Hindu, and I take offense that you imply that India is only for HIndus.

        July 16, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      I think they smile when they let out gas too!!!! They are strange People...

      July 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        Sue: The Buddha is the only one beside the Jewish Religion that make sense!!! They are the only two that want PEACE without changing the World...

        July 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • frs

      Sorry buddy, but it's not muslims that are a problem. It's the radicals amongst them. Don't generalize.

      July 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • imran khan

      lol i am laughing and im muslim, yes, you are right.

      July 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  57. eegur beevur

    i love the name of the movie!! the name has a pun: the word "bin" in arabic means "son of", but in urdu, it means "without". the words "tere bin" mean "without you", and are often used in poetic phrases, such as "tere bin nahin jeena", i.e., "cannot live without you" – and find a lot of hackneyed use in romantic ditties and movies. so "tere bin laden" can be translated in urdu as "without you, laden".

    hope we get to see it!

    July 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • eegur beevur

      even someone with the slightest smattering of knowledge about arabic will know "bin" (not "ben") is arabic: khalid bin walid, tariq bin ziyad... it is an alternate form of "al-ibn"... it has the same semitic root as the hebrew ben, as in joshua ben nun, or judah ben hur... why would osama go about with a latin sobriquet?

      July 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      No. There is no difference and there is no linguistic link with Latin.

      July 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • imran khan

      u stupid arab, its not ben, its bin. it means without in urdu, read it.

      July 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Pacoatemiami

    The free publicity from getting banned will probably make it a big hit.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |