This isn’t the first time that CAIR has complained about 24, and the last time it happened, Fox hopped to in a hurry. This time, so far, the network is holding firm. If CAIR were half as energetic in combating actual Islamic terrorism as it is in combating screen depictions of Islamic terrorism, the world would be at peace.
A “Shut Up, Dhimmi” Alert: “Muslims take aim at hit series 24,” from Agence France-Presse, with thanks to JE:
THE hit US television show 24 has come under fire from a Muslim group which has accused the program’s makers of fuelling anti-Muslim prejudice with its latest storyline.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said 24’s season premiere, in which Islamic terrorists detonated a nuclear bomb near Los Angeles, risked stoking racial hatred.
What race are Muslims again?
The criticism was swiftly rejected by the show’s network Fox Broadcasting, which said the series did not single out ethnic groups to be villains.
“The raw emotional impact of fictional scenes that include widespread death and destruction in America may adversely affect the public’s attitude toward civil liberties, religious freedom and interfaith relations,” CAIR said.
“The program’s repeated association of acts of terrorism with Islam will only serve to increase anti-Muslim prejudice in our society.”
No, the repeated commission of acts of terrorism by Muslims in the name of Islam, and the repeated obfuscation of this fact by CAIR and others who should be dealing with it forthrightly and energetically, only serves to increase anti-Muslim prejudice in our society.
Representatives of the award-winning series responded by pointing out that during the show’s five seasons villains have included Americans, Baltic Europeans, Germans, Russians, Islamic fundamentalists and the fictional president of the US.
“The producers are sensitive to the fact that over the course of the series no ethnic group be singled out for persecution or blame,” Fox said.
“In fact, the show has made a concerted effort to show ethnic, religious and political groups as multi-dimensional, and political issues are debated from multiple viewpoints.”