Do the poor dears really get such a hard time?
Come on, think back: when is the last time you saw a Muslim presented in anything but the most sympathetic light in a film (although Clint Eastwood's new film on the French jihad train attack 15:17 to Paris might go against that trend as it seems to portray the muj as a pitiless murderer without excusing him with references to his unhappy experiences in Kindergarten, the day he fell off his bicycle and nobody helped or the girl who rejected him in High School)? It was quite a few years ago I bet.
Of course Hollywood and its creative, sensitive people understandably don't want to needlessly smear Islams or Muslims in general with the actions of a few - and good on them for that sentiment. But when genuine aspects of Sharia law and Jihad are deliberately obfuscated . . . well, that's something else again. That's propaganda. And as many people these days don't seem to be able to delineate between fact & fiction, that's dangerous & ultimately civilisation-threatening propaganda.
Lately Hollywood has been getting huge criticism for its historic treatment of women & children who for years have been abused and "nobody knew anything". When even the accused paedophile Roman Polanski, who couldn't set foot on American soil without being arrested, was given an Oscar by Hollywood's creative, sensitive people surely this indicated at the very least a peculiar selective morality - or more likely was indicative of a comprehensive corruption.
The Centre for Security Policy has provided a study on the influence of Muslim Brotherhood associated groups on the entertainment industry. It's quite an eye-opener. The Study claims there are financial rewards for showing Muslims & Islam in a positive light. Not, it seems, that many would need such inducements. Deborah Weiss has produced the following article and video on the study. Do watch the 6 minute video, it has more information than the article.
As is usual these days "Left" and "Right" terminology is used in the article. This kind of language is common in American culture and represents an increasing cultural divide which is itself something I think we need to be wary of. Although I understand the motivation, the use of these terms nearly always makes me uncomfortable as I think among ordinary people these represent merely two sides of the same coin and will tend to divide rather than promote discussion. Has someone got a better idea or explanation than me on a particular issue? Let's hear all the opinions and evaluate them on their merits. Labeling someone as coming from the 50% of the population that I don't think know how to reason will not predispose me to hearing them out.
Exposed: The Civilization Jihad Against America’s Popular Culture
New Monograph from Center for Security Policy Reveals Efforts to Manipulate Hollywood Films, and Therefore Popular Culture, to Undermine and Ultimately Dominate America
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Washington, D.C.: The #MeToo movement has revealed the hypocrisy of prominent individuals in Hollywood who claim to support women’s rights, while at the same time serially violating them. Yet, an even more sinister hypocrisy in Hollywood still lies beneath the surface – under-reported, often unnoticed and sometimes blatantly denied. That is the alliance of Hollywood Lefists with Islamist organizations that present themselves as champions of multiculturalism and inclusion, but in reality oppose everything that the Left claims to hold dear.
This as-yet-unchallenged hypocrisy has, however, just been brilliantly exposed in a new monograph by Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Deborah Weiss, Esq., an expert on the censorship and other influence operations of Sharia-supremacist organizations, here and abroad. Islamist Influence in Hollywood reveals such groups’ concerted efforts to manipulate Hollywood movies and independent films, and therefore the popular culture, in the service of their agenda of undermining America, and ultimately dominating it.
Of particular concern is the success such operations have had in whitewashing Islamic terrorism and the totalitarian political, military and legal doctrine that animates it: Sharia. To the extent they have effectively targeted the film-making industry in order to shape popular perceptions and control the public narrative on critical issues of the day, these initiatives are insidious and even subversive.
Though purely pietistic aspects of Sharia can be practiced within constitutional bounds, in its entirety, Sharia is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution and the liberties it guarantees. It treats women as second- class citizens, discriminates against non-Muslims, severely punishes homosexuality, and precludes both freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Those who whitewash such facts want to keep the American people from understanding their true mission of undermining liberty and human rights as practiced in this country.
As Ms. Weiss documents, Sharia-supremacists are insinuating themselves into script-writing, Hollywood “consulting,” film production, and even financial scholarships designed to facilitate young Muslims’ penetration of the entertainment industry. The public will be surprised to learn of the extent of Islamist influence in Hollywood, both in movies held out as simply entertainment as well as in so-called “documentaries.”
Islamic supremacist organizations, however, cannot succeed on their own. Ms. Weiss’s monograph documents Hollywood’s complicity and collaboration with Islamist organizations, in some cases capitulating to their demands out of fear, and in other cases championing their cause in the name of political correctness.
The election of President Trump has only exacerbated the situation. With the far-Left’s hatred of all things Trump, whatever objectivity the entertainment industry had has largely been lost. Emotions are running high and wittingly or not, many producers, script-writers, and actors are aligning with Islamic supremacists, simply for the sake of delegitimizing the President.
Michael Moore perfectly captured the extent of this alignment when he posted a photo of himself holding a sign saying “We are all Muslim.” Ironically, if the Sharia-supremacists such Hollywood celebrities enable are able to get their way, we all may wind up having to be Muslims or dhimmis the Islamists compel to submit and pay a degrading tax known as the jizya.
Upon the release of Islamist Influence in Hollywood, Frank Gaffney Jr. President of the Center for Security Policy observed:
Deborah Weiss’ well-researched and meticulously documented monograph reminds us of the importance of Hollywood and the film industry as an agent for social change. She reveals how Islamist organizations who believe neither in free speech nor equality for all use that core American freedom to censor information about Sharia and its supremacist agenda. The role of Hollywood’s influence in determining how society and its institutions – notably, academia, law enforcement and the faith community – perceive Sharia’s threat should not be overlooked or underestimated.
Ms. Weiss’ in-depth research connects the dots between Islamist organizations that would do us harm and the script-writers, producers and actors in Hollywood who have made them bedfellows. The Center for Security Policy is proud to present Deborah Weiss’ new monograph as an excellent addition to its Civilization Jihad Reader Series.
Islamist Influence in Hollywood is available for purchase in Kindle and paperback.
It can also be viewed and downloaded for free in PDF format below: