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Friday, November 11, 2005 

Syrian film director dies in Amman blasts

Mustafa Akkad has died in hospital from wounds he sustained in the Jordan bomb attacks on Wednesday.

He worked in Hollywood, and made Arab nationalist movies with Western stars. He was most famous for making the 'Halloween' horror movies.

He made a film about the Prophet: 'The Message', in 1976. Later he directed a film about the Libyan occupation: Lion of the Desert, starring Anthony Quinn as nationalist leader Omar Al-Mukhtar.

He was in the lobby of the Hyatt hotel. He was attending a wedding, and his daughter had just arrived from Beirut.

He is a relative of mine, Allah Yar-hammuhu.

Thank you for this rememberance.

This is an extremely disturbing news for me. I cannot believe it. It's time for all the Arabs to take not only a firm stance on the actions of those who claim to be Muslims but also to be honust within themselves and completely denounce any violent act.

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