Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 film starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman. The legendary archer and his Moorish ally Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bakir portrayed by Morgan Freeman lead Sherwood Forrest revolutionaries against the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham who covets strong-willed Maid Marian. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1, 1937.
According to a DNA analysis, some of his ancestors were from parts of the Moorish Empire known as Songhai, Mali, Kanem-Bornu and today known as Niger, a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River after the Berlin Conference.
Earlier this year, Maajid Nawaz Spent an afternoon discussing difference in Islam & Islamism with Morgan Freeman at Islamic Cultural Center, New York.
Quotes from Prince of Thieves
Azeem: Salaam, little one.
Small Girl: Did God paint you?
Azeem: Did God paint me? [laughs]
Azeem: For certain. Small Girl: Why?
Azeem: Because Allah loves wondrous varieties.
Azeem: How did your uneducated kind ever take Jerusalem? [after escaping from the Turks’ dungeon]
Azeem: Why did you cut me free, Christian?
Robin Hood: Whatever blood is in your veins, no man deserves to die in there.
Robin Hood: What do you know of women?
Azeem: Where I come from, Christian, there are women of such beauty, that they can possess a man’s mind so that he would be willing to die for them.
Robin Hood: Wait a minute. Is that why you were to be executed? Because of a woman? [laughs]
Robin Hood: That’s it, isn’t it? That’s it!
Azeem: It is close to sunset. Robin Hood: You painted old hound, who was she? The mullah’s daughter? Another man’s wife? What’s her name?
Azeem: Is there no sun in this cursed country? Which way is East? Robin Hood: Her name.
Azeem: East! Robin Hood: Her name.
Azeem: Jasmina. Robin Hood: [points] That way.
Azeem: English! English! Behold, Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bakir. I am not one of you, but I fight! I fight with Robin Hood. I fight against a tyrant who holds you under his boot! If you would be free men, then you must fight! Join us now, join Robin Hood!