Dis-Uniting Flight 93

27 04 2006

It’s about time a this movie was made. I plan to see it and support it. Rush Limbaugh calls it powerful. And it’s nice for Hollywood to put out movies like this, when they do.

But if you head over to the United 93 Discussion Page, you will be disturbed by the lesser known marketing tactics of Univeral Studios. That is blaming the events on the “poor little jihadists.” We understand why you did what you did. You were “victims.”

Now that sounds like Hollywood speak.

The Crusades are a violent episode between Europe and the East. They begin in the eleventh century and last for several hundred years. One notable purpose of the Crusades was to take back the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from the Muslims. Europe succeeded in this endeavor in the first crusade.

As Michelle Malkin points out in her latest Vent episode at Hot Air, the jiahadists got their start some 450 years before the crusades.

Islam rebounded and expanded with the creation of the Ottoman Empire…Then, in 1683, the Ottomans went on the offensive again and took Austria in the decisive Battle of Vienna…There were now two equally powerful sides and a widening gulf between what would later be called the East and West.

Where is this going?

Over the decades, with no clear identification with an empire, fundamentalism grew up within Islam with jihad as a focal point. Jihad is an idea that goes back to Muhammad and means “struggle.” Taken to an extreme, jihad can mean holy war against those who do not adhere to Islamic faith. There are many reasons for the acting out of such views – whether in the Middle East due to the development of the nation of Israel in the 1940s, or more recently the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Africa, the first World Trade Center bombing attempt, the USS Cole blast, the 9/11 catastrophe, or the British bombing of last year.

Ahhh. Now we see. The poor jihadists.

The discussion page also has some interesting topics being debated such as why the Koran teaches Muslims to hate non-Muslims…

Others concerned about Univeral: Michelle Malkin, OKIE on the LAM, Ace of Spades

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