August 22, 2006, - 1:35 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Kal Penn, best known for his starring role in the motion picture “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” has been cast as a man involved with the leader of a neighborhood mosque on next season’s “24.”
Reports say his character “may be” the key to a terrorist plot in the series’ 6th season. So will the mosque be involved in a terrorist plot, as in real life (Finsbury Mosque, etc.)? Or will next season be yet another “24” whitewash of the “Religion of Peace’s” involvement in terrorism–with FOX making nice to CAIR?
We didn’t like Kiefer Sutherland’s servile, absurd apology during Season 4 (for daring to actually portray Muslims as terrorists). Ditto for “24” producers wimping out and diluting the plot to make WASP Americans the major part of the terrorist plot. We’re suspicious of Season 6.
Stay tuned. Kal Penn, we’ll be watching you.
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