June 18, 2007, - 4:55 pm
It Figures: CAIR Sponsors Islamo-Whitewash Flick, “A Mighty Heart”; TNR Editor Peretz Cites Schlussel
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I told you about a month ago that Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt’s new movie, “A Mighty Heart,” is a whitewash of Islam’s role in the live dissection murder of Daniel Pearl.
Now, there’s confirmation in the form of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) sponsorship of a special showing of the movie in Hollywood. CAIR wouldn’t touch this movie with a ten-foot pole, unless it was anything other than a glowing portrayal of Islam and whitewash of Islamists, which it definitely is. Ditto for Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), another pan-terrorist, extremist co-sponsor of the event.
Even Martin Peretz, Editor/Owner of the liberal The New Republic, notes the CAIR sponsorship on his blog. He also cites my review of the movie, though he says it seems “hysterical.” Yet he hasn’t seen the movie and his post on the movie matches the sentiments in my review, so who knows:
Angelina is one of those frothy Hollywood humanitarians who, trying to look evil in the eye, decides to find the best in everyone. I suppose it was not she who decided to have “an exclusive screening” of the movie, immediately followed by a panel discussion, “Building Unity and Understanding in Today’s World.” Still, it probably pleased her to have Paramount Vantage organize this Hollywood event, which is being co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a seedy outfit . . . . Its ties to certified terror organizations and its hate-Israel agenda make it a strange partner to this “progressive” venture.
Which, by the way, is supported by Cafe Intifada, a venue where presumably left-wing Jews meet their Arab counterparts, drinking dark coffee and conjuring up the dark plots the Jewish state is planning against the innocent Palestinian population. The basic strategy of the intifada, first and second, was terror. . . .
I’ve just read a blog-review of the film by Debbie Schlussel. It strikes me as being more than a bit hysterical. But maybe I don’t understand how ingratiating and insipid the makers of this film–Jolie, Pitt and Michael Winterbottom–wanted to be so they could purport to be “Building Unity and Understanding in Today’s World.” Even the words are bullshit. And the thought is worse.
Uh, Marty, wait until you see the movie. My review is very calm and reasoned–and understated–if anything.
FYI, I was an intern at The New Republic, one summer, when I interned for then-TNR Senior Editors Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke, now of FOX’s “Beltway Boys.
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