March 3, 2006, - 9:44 am

The Terrorism Oscars, Part II: Christmas vs. the Homicide Bombers

By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve been detailing, for some time (here and here), my objections to the pro-homicide bomber movie, “Paradise Now,” which is nominated for this weekend’s Oscar for best foreign language film.
I “debated” the film’s producer, Berro Beyer, on Al-Jazeera (if you can call his listening to my answers, then giving his rebuttal after I was already off the air, a “debate”).
As I’ve said before, the film is objectionable for so many reasons: the map of hate, no Israel, no Jews, forwarding the myth that Jews poison Arab water to ruin sperm, glorifying homicide bombers, never showing their victims, etc., etc., etc. For an EXCELLENT review of this movie, read Irit Linor’s review, “Anti-Semitism Now,” in Israel’s Yediot Achronot. (“An exciting, quality Nazi film.”)

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Oscars: Christmas Peace vs. Islamic Homicide Bombers

Another film, nominated in the same category as “Paradise Now,” is “Joyeux Noel.” It comes out in theaters around the country, today. It is an excellent film. If there is any justice in Hollywood–and there isn’t–“Joyeux Noel,” not “Paradise Now,” will win the best foreign language film Academy Award. There is no starker contrast at the Oscars than these two nominated films.
“Joyeux Noel,” a French film, is about Christmas Eve and Christmas during World War I, when French, German, and Scottish forces at battlefields all over Europe put down their weapons and celebrated Christmas together. It is a beautiful film, a film about honor and decency, and respect for Christianity. You don’t have to be a Christian–I am not–to love this film.
I’m sure the French who made this film wanted it to be a parable for the battles of war we are fighting today. But, today, we are not all Christians (or even Judeo-Christians) on all sides. We are fighting a religion that is now dominated globally by fascism and extremism.
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“Joyeux Noel”

Unlike the warriors in “Joyeux Noel” (including a Jewish German commander), who sang “Silent Night” in unison, it’s not like we should put our arms down for one night with them and sing the Shehadah (the oath of martyrdom that one says to convert to Islam). It’s not like the enemy puts its own weapons down against fellow co-religionists, with Islamo-fascist brother fighting Islamo-fascist brother during the height of Ramadan.
It’s not like there are set battlefields, today, between men in uniform. No. Today, the warriors are dressed in plain clothes. They blow themselves up, murdering innocent civilians who are also not wearing soldiers’ uniforms.
The enemy of today is the “hero” of “Paradise Now.” That is exactly the reason that it should not win an Oscar. And exactly why the warped, elitist minds of Hollywood will give it that dubious golden-statued award.
The self-anointed culturatti–who claim they are peaceniks–will celebrate not the Christian men who put down their arms for a night to celebrate Christ’s birth. They will instead celebrate those who blow innocent people up to celebrate Mohammed’s growing domination.

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I love gangster movies-an I consider ‘Goodfellas’ a draw for first place with any other movie I’ve see-but after reading the ‘Anti-Semitism Now’ review,I had the same feeling after reading Alan Dershowitz’s ‘The Case For Israel';Dershowitz details “Palestinian” attrocities against Israel-then the OJ didn’t do it part of his brain takes over-and he come out in favor of a Palestinian state.The review claims that John Travolta and Samuel Jackson played “likeable killers”.I wasn’t
planning to see ‘Paradise Now’ to begin with and I have boycotted Tarantino films since ‘Pulp Fiction ‘(and Reservoir Dogs) for his juvenile portrayals of sick and/or evil characters.

jaywilton on March 3, 2006 at 10:25 am

I still think that “Sophie Scholl” The Final Days” deserves the award.

Ripper on March 3, 2006 at 2:03 pm

Debbie,
This was a fine post. WWI was (and still is) rightly considered a horror. It is one of the main sources of our aversion (not shared by the Radical Islamists) to even just and necessary wars. But, you are correct to point out that our world may be on the edge of an even deeper abyss. We also (as a society) lack the sense of decency and honor which animated society in those days. Worse yet, we can no longer understand or recognize what we have lost. You hit the nail on the head by contrasting the society of 1916 with the society of 2006.
My wife and I rarely go out to the movies. We mostly watch pre-1970 videos. The gap between Hollywood then and now is very wide.

MarcH on March 3, 2006 at 2:07 pm

I have not seen Merry Christmas, but I certainly will.
For all that I know from the review, it looks fiercely anti-war. Also, historically, Franco-German soccer games during WW1 were nothing like innocent, these were anti-Government demonstrations that later resulted in leftist revolutions in Germany, Russia and other European countries.
As for Paradise now, are you folks hopping ,ad to call it a azi film or something? Do you knopw anything about real Nazi culture?! It is nothing like this! Here are some examples of Nazi posters:
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/kauft.jpg
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/kauft.jpg
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/geradedu.jpg
They all show strong, healthy, optimistic and proud mean and women who follow their leaders without hesitation.
It is quite clear that Nazis would trash this Palestinian film fiercely as propaganda of degenerate racial inferiority. Nothing looked more ugly for the Nazis than the characters of this movie and the way it is made!

InplainviewMonitor on March 3, 2006 at 2:26 pm

Damn, it was dirty. Here is the cleaner version.
As for Paradise now, are you folks hopping mad to call it a Nazi film or something?! Do you know anything about _real_ Nazi culture? It was nothing like this, here are some examples of Nazi posters:
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/kauft.jpg
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/geradedu.jpg
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters/wehr.jpg
Not to mention http://imdb.com/title/tt0025913/ which bursts with the spirit of pride, health and self-confidence. In general, Nazis _always_ show strong, ultra-healthy, optimistic, self-confident and proud men who follow their leaders without hesitation.
It is quite clear that they would _hate_ this Palestinian film fiercely as propaganda of degenerate racial inferiority! Nothing looked more ugly for the real Nazis than the characters of this movie and the way it is made.

InplainviewMonitor on March 3, 2006 at 2:37 pm

2006-03-03 Rhetoric of Unreality http://inplainview.monitor.us.tt/comm.InterUS06.htm

InplainviewMonitor on March 3, 2006 at 8:24 pm

I read on sites how people still say the Jews control the media, and hollywood, if this is so then how can Debbie write this article? Who is right, the biggots or Debbie? I think both are a little too strong in their stance. I think there is not as much anti-semitism as is mentioned but I also think there are cases where they do take a big time hit. I guess we just need a good fair balance and not opinionism. Either way this is an interesting subject Debbie.
Raymond B
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raymondb.voteswagon.com on March 3, 2006 at 10:11 pm

InplainviewMonitor: There were two kinds of Nazi propaganda. The stuff that was top-notch art, and the ugly and nasty attacks on Jews like the kind of stuff Julius Streicher put out. What Islamists create falls strictly into the latter category. Muslims wouldn’t know the first thing about making quality art except calligraphy, because that’s the only kind of art encouraged in Islam Actually the only kind allowed, but hey, all the rules are relative except the Jihad part right? (They always have been especially after the Ottomans took over, not just recently as Islamophiles will have you believe) Anyway, this might be a problem for them but for the fact that romanticism has slowly died in the West as a genre of any kind of art since the 1960s, and by the standards set by multiculturalism, Streicher was as good as Monet or Renoir.

KnightoftheImpaler on March 4, 2006 at 4:49 am

Deb,
the review was written by Irit Linor. She is a popular novelist. Ya’ir Lapid probably is not smart enough to write it, although he can be rather glib.
Eliyahu
YOU ARE CORRECT. I WONDERED ABOUT THIS, SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE TERRORISTS BEING “HOTTIES” (WHICH, BY THE WAY, THEY AREN’T). THANKS. CORRECTED.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Eliyahu on March 6, 2006 at 6:50 am

“And exactly why the warped, elitist minds of Hollywood will give it that dubious golden-statued award.”

But they didn’t. Of course, being the grossly intellectually dishonest person you are, you feel just as righteous about claiming it as you would have had your claim come true.

“… celebrate … celebrate … celebrate …”

I realize that this is too complex for your teensy weensy little “non-elitist” mind to comprehend, but movie awards are about the movie’s qualities; they are not celebrations of the characters or events portrayed in the movie. Since liking those characters and events is not the basis upon which awards are given, the reception of such an award does not indicate any such celebration.

But then, maybe you aren’t really such a dumb-cluck ideologue and you actually do realize this … maybe you’re just a rank propagandist.

Marcel Kincaid on January 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

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