Suzanne Fields speaks eloquently of Steven Spielberg’s dhimmi shortsightedness in his movie “Munich” in the Washington Times (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Curiously, at the end the camera pans the New York City skyline, with the Twin Towers standing prominently tall. “Had to show them,” Spielberg tells Time magazine. The terrorism that began in the Middle East has come at last to our shore. Mr. Spielberg insists that he didn’t mean for the pan to the Twin Towers to carry “resonance” with the murder of the Israeli athletes. But why else would he put the scene there but to suggest, in a heavy-handed way, that just as Israeli violence begets violence, the violent American response to September 11 will only beget violence.
Mr. Spielberg’s movie, which is entertainment after all, can ignore the “clash of civilizations” and its deadly implications, but the rest of us cannot. When warring with evil the civilized world must be wary of negotiating compromises with its cherished values. It’s a matter of life or death.