August 22, 2006, - 1:35 pm

Harold & Kumar Go to the Mosque: Will FOX Apologize Yet Again for Next Season’s “24”?

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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based on 24’s past seasons, the muslim terrorist plot will turn out to be a government conspiracy intended to frighten americans, start a war, steal the oil and will require the invaluable aid of good muslims to prevent
EXACTLY. YOU GET IT, SULTAN KNISH.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

sultan_knish on August 22, 2006 at 1:48 pm

I like the show. Leaving some annoying PC bows aside – the best thing about “24” is its throwing out the bureaucratic rule book and mindless restrictions in overpowering America’s enemies. Of course, in real life, no one can defeat terrorism in 24 hours. But “24” as a show has two things going for it – a recognition there is evil and second, the way to deal with the bad guys is to kill them – not engage in talks, discussion or negotiation with them. As long as the show remains true to those two core elements, it will continue to have a loyal following among conservatives. And every man does want to be like Jack Bauer – and every woman wants to marry him. I’m looking forward to Season 6 in January.

NormanF on August 22, 2006 at 1:50 pm

Isn’t he Indian, though?

Manatoch on August 22, 2006 at 3:29 pm

What?! They couldn’t get Ajay Naidu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajay_Naidu ?! 24 blows! Sleeper Cell kicked balls over anything these PC-Pandering twirps can string together and call it “plot-driven action”.
AMEN, “SLEEPER CELL” WAS GREAT! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Yiddish Steel on August 22, 2006 at 3:51 pm

Skip any apologies and just run the stinkin’ show! I am sure that overall arabic television has shows about westerners that are hardly complimentary. Their ostensible “television producers” aren’t beating Chucky Schumer to any live microphones to offer up excuses.

P. Aaron on August 22, 2006 at 4:49 pm

Why would anyone watch this garbage anyway? Or for that matter, anything on cable tv today, especially these so-called ‘dramas?’ The acting is laughable and the talent is non-existent.
Programs like ’24’ only serve to reinforce false paradigms and support faux worldviews that eminate straight from the minds of some of the most vile men in US government.
Many of these programs are hatched straight from ‘partnerships’ with Hollyweird ‘writers’ and US government authorities. But if you like having your ‘intellect’ (or what remains of it)spoon-fed with propaganda and nonsense, go right ahead and drain your mind.

joemccarthy on August 22, 2006 at 9:56 pm

Yes Manatoch he is Indian.
I guess to Hollywood it does not make a difference and/or they couldnt find a Muslim who could read or remember his lines.

wisemonkey on August 23, 2006 at 3:25 am

I can’t wait until “MI-5″ is back on A&E in mid-September. Though Britain as a country may not be doing enough on the anti-terror front (but certainly more than France, Germany, etc.), at least the show is realistic about the whole thing.

hairymon on August 23, 2006 at 4:51 pm

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