January 12, 2007, - 2:37 pm
Sunday Night Terror TV: Actor Who Plays “24″ Terrorist “Understands Plight of the P.L.O., Palestinian People”
By Debbie Schlussel
The new season of “24″ starts Sunday Night. As I’ve written over and over since news tidbits of the new season leaked out, it appears that the ACLU position will be glorified, that Muslims will be sympathetic and patriotic Americans, and the rest of us–ie., Americans–will be the violent, cretinous thugs the first two parties claim we are (when in fact they are).
Well, two reviews, in today’s USA Today and Wall Street Journal (by my friend, the excellent Dorothy Rabinowitz), say as much. Apparently, there are terrorist attacks by Muslims, so we violent Americans take it into our own hands and attack “innocent” Muslims all over America.
Add to that, Homeland Security “hardliner” (Hello . . . there are no “hardliners” at DHS–wake up, “24″ writers!) Mike Lennox, who “treats the Constitution like a list of suggestions,” urging the crackdown on America’s Muslim population (great idea, but it will never happen). By the way, that quote is from “24″‘s script. But it’s the script of the ACLU, every single day.
Then, there’s Greek actor, Adoni Maropis, who plays Abu Fayed, the terrorist in chief. If only he were a fictional character, like the one he plays. On CNN’s “Larry King Live,” he praised his father, a survivor of a P.L.O. attack on the Athens airport in 1972, for “underst[anding] their plight. And he understood where they [the Palestinian people] were coming from. . . . Wow. . . . That just always just affected me.”
Then, he goes on to say that he and his family are from Crete (funny, his bio says he was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; maybe there’s a parallel Pennsylvania in Crete) and that their land has been conquered and taken over by others for years, and that they had to fight to “reconquer our lands.” And “What would you do to fight for your land? . . . Anyway, it’s the Israeli and the Palestinian thing.” Someone needs to give Mr. Maropis a little history lesson. IT WAS NEVER THE PALESTINIANS’ LAND. Until now that the Jews GAVE it to them. They didn’t “RECONQUER” it. They (the Jews/Israelis) gave it to them, FOR THE FIRST TIME. Watch the video of this terrorism apologist on Hot Air. Tip from Lorie Byrd, who has the ultra-patience to watch Larry King (most of us do not).
Maropis says he’s a “true-blooded Cretan” (there are fake-blooded Cretans?). And a “true-blooded” cretin, too.
So far, he’s best known for starring in “Mortal Kombat: Conquest” and a failed Pamela Anderson comedy vehicle. Unfortunately, he also played an Israeli on “NYPD Blue.”
Maropis should stay out of Mid-East politics and stick to what he’s good at: bad acting.
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