But as for those who work to empower Allah’s law—chief among them, the jihadis—not only are they permitted to ignore Shariah, they are permitted to ignore basic standards of morality.
Hence the ancient and widespread appeal of the jihad.
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case.
While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
In fact, all these different subplots have a lot more in common than really meets the eye.
One could almost recommend the viewing of the film a couple of times in order for all the different parts to come together in our minds and by doing so, the viewer will see the inner mechanisms of this intricate tale of corruption, greed and power. There are a lot of different acting styles in the film.
The interesting novel by Robert Baer seems to tell it all about "Syriana".
It is a tale that is driven by the ambition of a few unscrupulous people who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Baer's novel as well as the film seems to be reaffirming Niccolo Machiavelli's "The ends justify the means"Stephen Gaghan's first major directorial job presents the story in multiple settings running at the same time, which, for a great majority of the public will prove disorienting. Gaghan has adapted for the screen material like the one in "Syriana" before, so he wasn't a stranger working in that format.
What "Syriana" presents is a sort of rat race for the control of the oil in the Persian Golf, by whatever means necessary.
Matt Damon plays the ambitious young man who is at the top of his profession and can help Prince Nasir with his revolutionary views about changes in his country and the Arab world.
Ultimately, Wasim, the poor Pakistani guest worker makes the case for the displaced youth of that world that is willing to go ahead and commit the ultimate sacrifice.