Turkey continues to slide away from secularism and toward Sharia — and after all, the Qur’an says that the Jews are the “strongest in enmity” to the Muslims (5:82).
“German film board prevents release of Turkish film,” from the Anatolia News Agency, January 25 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
‘Kurtlar Vadisi: Filistin’ (Valley of the Wolves: Palestine) reprises the Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara ship.
Plans to screen a Turkish film in Germany starting Thursday have been halted over concerns the action movie contains anti-Semitic propaganda.
A spokesperson for the Pera Film Company in Cologne, which was distributing “Kurtlar Vadisi: Filistin” (Valley of the Wolves: Palestine) in Germany, said the German Movie Control Association, or FSK, would prevent the screening because the movie, which allegedly features anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli overtones, was to be released on Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day….
“Kurtlar Vadisi” had been criticized by German politicians of various political persuasions in recent days.
“‘Kurtlar Vadisi: Filistin’ is a problematic movie because it foments violence, anti-Israeli [feelings] and anti-Semitic sentiments,” said Kerstin Griese, a parliamentary deputy for the opposition Social Democratic Party.
The date chosen to release the movie elicited anger from across the political spectrum, with Philip Missfelder, a parliamentary member of the ruling Christian Democratic Party, saying it disrespected victims of the Holocaust. Jerzy Montag of the Green Party said it was “irresponsible” to release the film Jan. 27.
The film reprises the raid on the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish ship that was carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip last year when it was attacked by Israeli commandos, resulting in the deaths of eight Turks and one U.S. citizen of Turkish origin.
Kurtlar Vadisi first started as a television series, but spin-off movies have since come to accompany the continuing TV shows. The franchise is famous for touching upon political issues, such as when U.S. forces detained Turkish soldiers in Iraq and put sacks over their heads. The nationalist hero of the movie, Polat Alemdar, is a semi-official Turkish agent who exacts revenge on those who act against the Turks[.]