Though Bryan Fischer found the quality of Innocence of Muslims shoddy at best, the Focal Point host could’t find fault with the veracity of its message.
On his radio show yesterday, Fischer, who is also the Director of Issue Analysis for the ultra-conservative American Family Association, called the “trailer” for the film “absolutely wretched” and an “embarrassment,” but he had far more glowing words for the actual content:
“Everything it says about Muhammad is true. Now there’s an assertion that he’s an illegitimate child. I don’t know the answer to that. He may or may not be. I don’t have enough information, didn’t have time to research it. But everything else that it reveals about Muhammad, or characterizes him as, in that 13-minute trailer are true.”
It should be noted that “Islamic Theologian” and “Coherent Person” are not among Fischer’s other professional titles.
Many believe Innocence of Muslims is linked to anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, which led to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens. According to Right Wing Watch, Fischer believes the film is just being used as a scapegoat and the attacks were orchestrated and pre-meditated.
That is, until he finds some more time to do research — which obviously shouldn’t interfere with him making broad, generalizing statements in a public forum.