As many of you may know, Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker was murdered in cold blood by a muslim who was upset by the portrayal of Islam in Van Gogh's production of the film written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Submission. As some of you may not know, the word "Islam" roughly translates in to english as "submission to God.", thus the reason for the name of the movie. Ms. Ali states that her purpose was not to give offense but to draw attention to what she contends is widespread but hidden violence against Muslim women, even those living in Europe. Well, apparently many muslims, including the one who murdered Van Gogh didn't quite see it that way. So they killed Van Gogh, and I assume would kill Ms. Ali if she wasn't under serious security at the present time.
What is seriously hypocritical is the non-reaction to the murder by -suprise!- hollywood actors and directors. One would think that guys like Michael Moore and Tim Robbins would jump to the defense of Van Gogh, and try to do all they could to protect others who make films that question the rights of Islamic men to suppress women in such abominable ways. One would be living in another world if one thought that way unfortunately. To my knowledge, there has been little to no word about it from the Hollywood leftists at all. Thanks a lot, you useless bastards.
Pat Sajak (yes, I believe it is that Pat Sajak) has written an article recently in Human Events Online discussing this hypocrisy that is well worth reading-
Somewhere in the world, a filmmaker creates a short documentary that chronicles what he perceives as the excesses of anti-abortion activists. An anti-abortion zealot reacts to the film by killing the filmmaker in broad daylight and stabbing anti-abortion tracts onto his body. How does the Hollywood community react to this atrocity? Would there be angry protests? Candlelight vigils? Outraged letters and columns and articles? Awards named in honor of their fallen comrade? Demands for justice? Calls for protection of artistic freedom? It’s a pretty safe bet that there would be all of the above and much more. And all of the anger would be absolutely justified.
So I’m trying to understand the nearly universal lack of outrage coming from Hollywood over the brutal murder of Dutch director, Theo van Gogh, who was shot on the morning of November 2, while bicycling through the streets of Amsterdam. The killer then stabbed his chest with one knife and slit his throat with another.
The presumed murderer, a Dutch-born dual Moroccan-Dutch citizen, attached a 5-page note to van Gogh's body with a knife. In it, he threatened jihad against the West in general, and specifically against five prominent Dutch political figures. Van Gogh’s crime? He created a short film highly critical of the treatment of women in Islamic societies. So, again I ask, where is the outrage from Hollywood’s creative community? I mean, talk about a violation of the right of free speech!
Read the whole thing. And if anyone spots a quote or something from the Hollywood left where they do in fact voice a strong condemnation about the murder, I would be greatly obliged to be alerted-thanks in advance....