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From Aladdin To Lost Ark, Muslims Get Angry At 'Bad Guy' Film Images
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-25-2007 | Lucy Ward

Posted on 01/24/2007 5:30:48 PM PST by blam

From Aladdin to Lost Ark, Muslims get angry at 'bad guy' film images

Crude and exaggerated stereotypes are fuelling Islamophobia, says study

Lucy Ward, Social affairs correspondent
Thursday January 25, 2007
The Guardian (UK)

Popular films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to children's cartoons are depicting "crude and exaggerated" stereotypes of Muslims and perpetuating Islamophobia, according to a study published today. A report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission argues that films as diverse as The Siege, a portrayal of a terrorist attack on New York starring Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, the Disney film Aladdin and the British comedy East is East have helped demonise Muslims as violent, dangerous and threatening, and reinforce prejudices.

While The Siege is attacked for inter-cutting Islamic ritual and terrorist violence, potentially linking the two in the minds of audiences, Aladdin faces criticism for depicting Arabs as "ruthless caricatures" with "exaggerated and ridiculous accents".

(Excerpt) Read more at film.guardian.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: aladdin; angry; films; muslims
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1 posted on 01/24/2007 5:30:52 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Does that include the beheading films? Although, I am sure white guys behead Daniel Pearl in the Angelina Jolie film.


2 posted on 01/24/2007 5:31:59 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

I saw this report on TV back on 9-11-01.....they were bad guys there too.
I wonder if there is something to their claim?


3 posted on 01/24/2007 5:33:48 PM PST by conserv8ive1
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To: blam

As they say in the Russian Marines “tuffsky Shitsky”. From the book (and movie) “Battle Cry”


4 posted on 01/24/2007 5:34:50 PM PST by doc1019
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To: blam
Popular films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to children's cartoons are depicting "crude and exaggerated" stereotypes of Muslims and perpetuating Islamophobia

First of all, "phobia" means "an inordinate FEAR of ..." Hostility to muslims is not FEAR of muslims; it's hatred.

Secondly, popular films are not perpetuating hatred of muslims. Hijacking jetliners and flying them into buildings is. Beheading people on tape is. Blowing up busloads of blind orphan children is. Beating wives and screwing camels is. Bombing planes, trains, and automobiles is. Rejoicing at the deaths of innocents is. Hypocrisy and incessant demands for jihad are.

In short, the only thing perpetuating a hatred of islam is islam.

5 posted on 01/24/2007 5:35:31 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: blam

"Lost Ark"? Uh...the bad guys in that one were violent, hate-filled fascists who were trying to take over the world. OTOH, if the shoe fits...


6 posted on 01/24/2007 5:35:34 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: blam

who cares what a muslim bad guy thinks when their actions are simply a video of what was said and seen.


7 posted on 01/24/2007 5:35:51 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: blam
Isn't Aladdin the hero of the film?? He comes off pretty well (besides being a thief at the beginning).
8 posted on 01/24/2007 5:36:24 PM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: blam

In a related story, vultures are upset at their portrayal as opportunistic carrion eaters.


9 posted on 01/24/2007 5:38:23 PM PST by Washi (Support the country you live in, or go live in the country you support.)
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To: escapefromboston

Hmmmm...they don't like being "stereotyped", or being called what they are?


10 posted on 01/24/2007 5:38:33 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: blam

Hey, remember in Aladdin when the Muslims behead the Christian? Oh wait.... that was in real life.


11 posted on 01/24/2007 5:39:33 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: blam

Hang on there Achmed, the world's tiniest violin is just getting tuned up.


12 posted on 01/24/2007 5:39:34 PM PST by Argus
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To: blam

Wow, they sure have got their "victim" schtick down pat. Now they're complaining about old movies. I'm complaining that there aren't any new movies depicting Muslim terrorists. At least they'd be somewhat realistic.


13 posted on 01/24/2007 5:39:53 PM PST by popdonnelly (Our first obligation is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: blam

Is there anything Muslims aren't mad at? Does the Koran have a commandment that says, "Thou Shalt be perpetually angry?"


14 posted on 01/24/2007 5:40:12 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: blam

Art imitating life. Who'd a thunk it?


15 posted on 01/24/2007 5:40:16 PM PST by magslinger (LOST-My tagline. It's short, and incredibly funny. If you find it please FReepmail Magslinger.)
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To: blam

Last movie made with Muslim good guys

16 posted on 01/24/2007 5:40:33 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: blam

Oh, my God, just shut up with the whining already.


17 posted on 01/24/2007 5:41:46 PM PST by Fairview
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To: blam

You mean like the bad Arab that tried to get Porky Pig to open the Foreign Legion fort?
Or Popeye when he went after Abu Hassan (Abu Hassn got it any more).
Or when Popeye went after Sinbad the Sailor and won.
Or Bob and Bing on the road to Morocco.
And way too many Arabesque fantasy movies of the past such as Sabu and the Magic Ring.

If my mention of these have hacked off those of Mohammedan descent rest assured IT WAS INTENTIONAL!


18 posted on 01/24/2007 5:42:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: blam

Islamic Human Rights Commission? Isn't that kind of like having a Wet Fire Committee?


19 posted on 01/24/2007 5:42:29 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: blam
Cry me a (Tigris?) river, ragheads.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

20 posted on 01/24/2007 5:42:44 PM PST by wku man (Claire Wolfe's "awkward time" is quickly coming to an end!)
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To: IronJack

"perpetuating Islamophobia"

Of course, random acts of terrorism directed against unsuspecting citizens don't promote Islamophobia. Attacking other people's religions doesn't promote Islamophobia. Calling for the death of Americans and the destruction of America doesn't promote Islamophobia.

Why don't these complainers and their little PC allies shut up and move back to the Middle East?


21 posted on 01/24/2007 5:44:18 PM PST by popdonnelly (Our first obligation is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: blam

They don't have to blame movies............


22 posted on 01/24/2007 5:46:15 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Billthedrill

Arabs have complained about the way they are portayed in the film as a whole. The famous scene of Indy shooting the sword wielding arab being played for laughs. Etc...


23 posted on 01/24/2007 5:46:33 PM PST by Borges
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To: blam
uhhh, the bad guys in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" were the Nazis. Of course, I understand mussies getting upset, since they keep associating themselves with the Nazis...

Mark

24 posted on 01/24/2007 5:48:08 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: popdonnelly
I read the whole article and I find each of the movies described to be a very accurate portrayal of the death cult known as islam.
Ever notice how they and PC band of lefties all want censorship?
25 posted on 01/24/2007 5:49:58 PM PST by bfree (Liberalism-the yellow meat,)
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To: blam

There is no motion picture that can match the total depravity and cruelty that are exhibited in the actions of Islamic terrorists.


26 posted on 01/24/2007 5:50:13 PM PST by popdonnelly (Our first obligation is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: MarkL

"Of course, I understand mussies getting upset, since they keep associating themselves with the Nazis..."

Excellent point! Actually, they were kind of the stooges in those movies, not the "bad guys".


27 posted on 01/24/2007 5:51:10 PM PST by Londo Molari
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To: MarkL
the bad guys in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" were the Nazis.

They were thinking of that scene with the guy who threatens Harrison Ford with a sword, and Ford shoots him. Classic.

28 posted on 01/24/2007 5:55:35 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: blam
"...Muslims get angry at 'Bad Guy' Film Images..."

I DON’T CARE

29 posted on 01/24/2007 5:56:14 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: blam

The Seige and Aladdin were both made before 9/11. Don't worry... The Islamic terrorism our country has received is working!!! So, don't worry!


30 posted on 01/24/2007 5:58:07 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: blam

Too bad we can't popularize cerebrophobia.


31 posted on 01/24/2007 5:59:23 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Borges
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32 posted on 01/24/2007 5:59:38 PM PST by digger48
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To: blam

Well, DANG, now that makes two of us. I am really HAPPY about those images, personally, but I am unhappy about the beheadings and terrorist attacks and subhuman behavior. Perhaps we can meet and discuss.


33 posted on 01/24/2007 5:59:59 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Thou Shalt be perpetually angry?"

Naw, that's the book of Hillary.

34 posted on 01/24/2007 6:02:28 PM PST by BARLF
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To: Borges

Arab? I thought the feller was French...


35 posted on 01/24/2007 6:05:09 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: blam

> A report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission argues that films as diverse as The Siege, a portrayal of a terrorist attack on New York starring Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, the Disney film Aladdin and the British comedy East is East have helped demonise Muslims as violent, dangerous and threatening, and reinforce prejudices.

Ummm... D'ya think the "Nicholas Berg beheading" movie and "9/11 dancing-and-shooting-guns-in-the-street" coverage might have *possibly* given a flavor to public opinion about Muslims?


36 posted on 01/24/2007 6:08:28 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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To: BurbankKarl
<<Rambo III>>

Last movie made with Muslim good guys

Wouldn't that be "Funny Girl" starring Omar Sharif?

37 posted on 01/24/2007 6:09:07 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: blam

Islamo fascist terrorism just may be the true cause of islamophobia.


38 posted on 01/24/2007 6:10:49 PM PST by tkathy (Sectarian violence? Or genocidal racists? Which is a better description of islamists?)
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To: digger48

Hassan Chop!

39 posted on 01/24/2007 6:11:47 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: blam
I've heard a Palestinian Arab at work call Jews, monkeys and pigs.

With all the hate crime P.C. slop in our country now days, why do the Muslims get a pass when they spew hateful rhetoric?
40 posted on 01/24/2007 6:12:22 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: blam

I ran out and bought the Aladdin soundtrack because I heard they were pulling them off the shelves and editing the opening number to remove the line: "It's barbaric, but it's home."


41 posted on 01/24/2007 6:14:25 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: blam
Violent, dangerous and threatening Muslims in action film. Warning: News coverage of Beslan.

If we don't wake up, this will be coming to a school near you.
42 posted on 01/24/2007 6:14:26 PM PST by DocRock (Nuke 'em till they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark)
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To: blam
Is there anything that the muzzies do not get mad over or object to, other then chopping off an infidels head that is, they like that Gees they really need to get a life.
43 posted on 01/24/2007 6:16:03 PM PST by Shots (Loose Lip sink ships.........)
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To: IronJack
Nobody seems to concerned about Hollywood coming down on conservatives, Republicans, Christians, or the Sopranos.
44 posted on 01/24/2007 6:21:04 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
And don't forget The Emir of Shmoe and Hassan Ben Sober, of Three Stooges fame.
45 posted on 01/24/2007 6:24:14 PM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: BurbankKarl
AAAAHHHHH....cut these people some slack. All muzzies are not terrorists, you know. There are something like 1.3 billon of these gentle folks...and only 10% of them are real lunatics....(yeah riiiiiiiigt)...so this makes only 130 million that really, really want to kill us. The most of rest only -really- want to kill us.

A few just want to be left alone, live and let live....and don't care if we die or not...

and 15 or 20 of them actually like us and wish us no harm.

46 posted on 01/24/2007 6:35:37 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (liberalism, abortions and islam are terminal)
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To: B.O. Plenty

Sounds about right


47 posted on 01/24/2007 6:42:13 PM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

hahaha, Alladin starts like that?? "It's barbaric but it's home." ???? hahahaha. Truth hurts.


48 posted on 01/24/2007 6:51:40 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: escapefromboston

I proudly own a CD of the original score, before Disney was forced to change the words.

The offensive words? "Where they cut off your head if they don't like your face, it's barbaric, but hey, it's home."


49 posted on 01/24/2007 6:55:05 PM PST by Politicalmom ("Always vote for principle...and your vote is never lost."-John Quincy Adams)
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To: blam
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Exhibit #623234321 - Reinforcing the stereotype of demonic, violent, dangerous Muslims.

50 posted on 01/24/2007 6:56:54 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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