January 14, 2007, - 12:55 pm

More “24″ BS

By Debbie Schlussel
**** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE ****
I’ve already written about the multiple “hints” that this season’s “24″ will be more PC than ever, here (multiple links) and here.
Well, the MPAC/CAIR crowd really got to “24″ producers because it looks like American Muslims (and even “former” terrorists) will be portrayed as terror-fighting superheroes, beginning tonight.
From “US Weekly’s” review:

Helping him [Jack Bauer] chase the bad guys: . . . An Arab militant (Alexander Siddig) who has learned the error of his ways.

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PC “24″ Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns

Uh-huh. Like there are any of those helping Homeland Security, in real-life. Aside from the fact that there are few Arab terrorists who have “learned the error of [their] ways,” you don’t exactly see the DHS folks recruiting Walid Shoebat or Tawfik Hamid. Nope, they’re too busy brown-nosing CAIR/MPAC/ADC and other pan-Islamist, pro-terrorist organizations.
It’s interesting they chose actor Siddig, since, as I’ve written on this site, his real name is Siddig El-Fadil, and he is the real-life nephew of the Islamist former Prime Minister of Sudan, under whom mass-murder, rape, and torture of Black Christians in the Sudanese South went on, en masse. From my August 16, 2005 post about Siddig, who also co-starred in the pan-Islamist propaganda film, “Kingdom of Heaven“:

Siddig’s real name is Siddig El Fadil, and he has ties to the terror-sponsor government of Sudan (on the State Department Terrorist List). Siddig’s uncle, Sadiq Al-Mahdi, is a former Sudan Prime Minister, who helped oversee the wholesale Muslim torturous slaughter of Sudan’s Black Christians. Al-Mahdi is president of the Sudan’s Islamist Umma party and Imam of Sudan’s extremist Al-Ansar religious group. These groups made Bin Laden a welcome resident of the Sudan, from which he planned the bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa.
Siddig not only won’t denounce his terrorist uncle, he’s proud of him and put him in his Hollywood bio.

I get it–in real-life, the well-connected nephew of a terrorist-state leader, but on TV, we get to see the sanitized version–an Islamic terrorist who saw the error of his ways and is now helping fight terrorists. Talk about whitewashing.
More from US Weekly:

Indeed, judging by the first hours, 24 seems to be sagging a bit. The main plot is a retread, story lines involving ethnic profiling and a Muslim family are ham-fisted.

Yes, we are the evil profilers of innocent Muslims who love America, hate terrorism, and would never ever protest in favor of Hezbollah and against America. Never.
Then, there’s this from yesterday’s Detroit Newsistan. There are three characters who don’t exactly behave the way their real-life counterparts do:

Walid Al-Rezani: The articulate-but-combative head of a Muslim association who is working with CTU to bring down terrorists.

The head of CAIR, MPAC, or ADC working with Homeland Security to take down Islamic terrorists?! Excuse me while I try to stop laughing. The phony role is played by actor Harry Lennix (who-whaddya know?–resembles new Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison; coincidence?).

Nadia Yassir: CTU analyst helping to translate and disseminate information.

After the myriad of news stories we’ve had (including by Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball in Newsweek) over the last 5.5 years about Arab and Muslim translators lying and deliberately not translating documents accurately for the government, I doubt the Yassir character will be true to life. Actress Marisol Nichols plays this phony persona.
But Sibel Edmonds, herself a non-religious Muslim translator with the FBI, could tell you a thing or two about what really goes on–and what happened to her when she complained (she was fired). She was the rare patriotic translator among a lot of traitors. They kept their jobs; she did not.
If both Al-Rezani and Yassir turn out to be traitorous liars on a taqiyyah (deception of infidels) gig–and don’t hold your breath for that to happen–then I’ll revise my review.
And last, but not least, the evil, militant Homeland Security employee who wants to surveil America’s Muslims (who is that guy? and why don’t we really have any at DHS?):

Tom Lennox: A slimy White House advisor and villainous foil.

Of course, the guy who wants to enforce the law, have a real Homeland Security (as opposed to the limp, do-nothing agency we have in real life), and investigate the extremist Muslims who dominate American life–Of course, that guy would be the “slimy . . . villainous foil.”
Remember, as I wrote previously, executive producer and star, Kiefer Sutherland said that, this season, the show will

take a strong political point of view. It’s a major point in a way the show’s never taken before.

Add to that, that this week, he told PBS’ (a/k/a “Palestinian Broadcasting System”) Charlie Rose:

Me–I see things from a left perspective. So, I’m always amazed when it’s ["24" is] galvanized by someone on the right.

“PC 24″ begins tonight.
**** UPDATE: “24″ executive producer Howard Gordon tells Detroit Free Press TV critic Mike Duffy a/k/a “Captain Video” that this season is all about focusing on the civil rights of Muslims:

The new President Palmer is being counseled to round up and detain Muslim Americans.
The chief proponent of that controversial tactic is Thomas Lennox (Peter MacNicol, “Ally McBeal”), a conservative senior adviser who one character in the show says “treats the Constitution like a list of suggestions.”
So in addition to delivering a gangbusters contemporary thriller, executive producer Gordon aims to focus even more this season on such hot-button, post-9/11 topical issues as torture, ethnic profiling and the erosion of civil rights.
“All the terrible byproducts that come from a desperate population is what we try to convey,” notes Gordon
.

Of course, in addition to being the scarred victim of torture, Jack Bauer has often been the one delivering agonizing pain in an attempt to extract vital information.
“Sometimes in the rare ticking time bomb context of ’24′… some sort of coercive interrogation is sometimes called for,” explains Gordon. “That said, Jack pays a terrible price. We see the cumulative wear on his soul, and never more than this season.”

Wearing on his soul? If we didn’t have people who used coercive and tricky means to interrogate terrorists, our souls wouldn’t just be worn. They’d be all we had left, since our physical bodies would long ago have been attacked by the enemy.
Enough of this pyschobabble “wear on his soul” gobbledygook. What’s next–Jack Bauer goes to the salon for hair-frosting, manicure, and “guy-liner“?

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25 Responses

What a huge disappointment, Debbie. My wife and I really enjoy the 24 franchise. We also used to watch Law & Order — until the leftwing story lines became too obnoxiously predictable. If what you say about 24 this season is true, I probably won’t bother with it for too many episodes. Gaddamn Hollywood ruins everything.

RepublicanPatriot on January 14, 2007 at 1:45 pm

ah but he doesn’t just want to surveil Muslims. He wants to stick them in ‘detention camps” because the analogy was just too subtle for liberals unless they beat you over the head with it
as for Kiefer, again it helps to remember who his father is… apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
His father did the ‘FTA’ F__ the Army’ bits with Jane Fonda.

sultan_knish on January 14, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Here’s a little YouTube for 24 actor Adoni Maropis who “understands the plight of the P.L.O”…
http://youtube.com/watch?v=enOX36vALsk

dm60462 on January 14, 2007 at 2:35 pm

Debbie,
Do you have ANY idea how many Muslims are serving in the US Army and Marines?
THOUSANDS.
Take it from me, I work with them every day.
“THOUSANDS”?! IF YOU’RE GOING TO EXAGGERATE–OR OUTRIGHT FABRICATE–AT LEAST MAKE IT BELIEVABLE. STATISTICS I’VE SEEN FROM THE PENTAGON HAVE IT AT ONE TO TWO THOUSAND. I GUESS THAT QUALIFIES AS “THOUSANDS.” BUT, IT’S A DROP IN THE BUCKET. AND HOW MANY OF THEM ARE LIKE THE MUSLIMS SERVING IN THE MILITARY WHO’VE TURNED ON THEIR FELLOW SOLDIERS AND TRIED TO MURDER THEM (LIKE SGT. ASSAN AKBAR) OR WHO’VE SPIED FOR THE ENEMY? “THOUSANDS”?
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Blisters on January 14, 2007 at 3:03 pm

sultan,
Did you know that Kiefer’s grandpa was Tommy Douglas, the great Canadian socialist who created Canada’s health care system?
Blisters,
Thanks for your perspective. God knows we need it around here.

Norman Blitzer on January 14, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Can you even imagine Hollywood doing this kind of thing during WWII?

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 4:05 pm

And people wonder why I don’t watch TV much? Becuase of shit like this.

Squirrel3D on January 14, 2007 at 4:16 pm

[AND HOW MANY OF THEM ARE LIKE THE MUSLIMS SERVING IN THE MILITARY WHO'VE TURNED ON THEIR FELLOW SOLDIERS AND TRIED TO MURDER THEM (LIKE SGT. ASSAN AKBAR) OR WHO'VE SPIED FOR THE ENEMY? "THOUSANDS"?]
BWARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
You pick one incident 4 years ago to justify your belief that many American Muslims in the military are trying to kill or spy on their colleagues? What a joke! In fact, you’ve proved the opposite: that thousands of Muslims are working in the US military with little incident. And not only are there thousands of Muslims in the US military, but the US military is actively trying to recruit more Muslims:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1227/p03s01-usmi.html
Uncle Sam wants US Muslims to serve:
“As US troops battle Islamic extremists abroad, the Pentagon and the armed forces are reaching out to Muslims at home.”
WRONG! THERE HAVE BEEN MANY SUCH INCIDENTS INVOLVING MUSLIMS IN THE U.S. MILITARY: ASSAN AKBAR, WASSEF ALI HASSOUN, SADEQ NAJI AHMED (http://www.debbieschlussel.com/columns/column040105.shtml), AHMAD Al-HALABI, ALI MOHAMED (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/11/04/MN117081.DTL), RYAN ANDERSON, SEMI OSMAN, JOHN A. MUHAMMAD, JEFFREY LEON BATTLE, ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC. . . .
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Norman Blitzer on January 14, 2007 at 5:15 pm

There are no doubt many good Muslims in our country, including in our military, who put the U.S., it’s Constitution and freedom above The Koran and the teachings of Mohammad.
They are called Apostate Muslims.
MANY? I’M NOT SO SURE. BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY–THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS–WHO LOVE TO PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF HEZBOLLAH AND AGAINST AMERICA. THEY’RE CALLED LOYAL MUSLIMS. I DON’T BELIEVE IN SILENT MAJORITIES. MAJORITIES’ VOICES ARE USUALLY HEARD.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Debbie, the show is one of the all time PC shows I’ve ever seen, they pull the old good Muslim bad Muslim trick on us. And by the way, your bud Rush Limbaugh should be ashamed of himself for trying to pawn this crap on us as something other than PC. Rush has become a weasel and a bore. This isn’t entertainment it’s a lack of courage in taking a stand.

MQ on January 14, 2007 at 9:26 pm

Sync point.
Many: more than a few, less than a lot.
Apostate: One who has abandoned one’s religious faith, a political party, one’s principles, or a cause.

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Three men were waiting at a bus stop: a Cowboy, an Indian and a Muslim.
The Muslim said to the Indian, “How come there are so many more Muslims now than hundreds of years ago, and yet there are so many fewer Indians than hundreds of years ago?”
The Cowboy tilted up his hat and adjusted his tooth pick and said, “That’s cause we ain’t played Cowboys and Muslims yet.”
GOOD JOKE. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MUSLIMS HAVE HIT THE COWBOYS REPEATEDLY, AND THE COWBOYS WANT TO “REACH OUT” TO THEM.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 9:41 pm

Reach out
reach out
reach out
and crush someone
Remember, there is no shame in reaching out to them, only in not being heavily armed while doing so.

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Debbie,
The DC sniper (J.A. Muhammad) is a nutcase and Wassef Ali Hassoun is just a deserter as far as I know. I’m sure you have a ton of anecdotal evidence but I put my faith in the Pentagon and they have the statistics on how many Muslim soldiers are traitors. I guess the Pentagon can’t be too concerned since they are actively trying to recruit Muslims.
BTW, 24 was great. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s show!
feralcat9,
Do you see the irony in your joke?
LOVE HOW YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING AWAY. A GUY IS A SERIAL KILLER ON BEHALF OF ISLAM AND HE IS JUST A NUT. ANOTHER IS A DESERTER AND HE IS “JUST A DESERTER,” WHICH IS LIKE A PAPERCUT, RIGHT? HE’S ONLY ON THE NCIS MOST WANTED LIST, BUT NO BIGGIE. NOT SURE WHERE YOU’VE CITED ANY PENTAGON STATISTICS THAT NEGATE ANYTHING I’VE SAID OR WRITTEN. IS THE PENTAGON NOT “TOO CONCERNED”? HOW DO YOU KNOW? DO YOU KNOW SECRETARY GATES AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS? AND NO-ONE SAID THE PENTAGON IS ANY LESS A CREATURE OF PC THAN THE REST OF THE US GOVT. JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTIVELY RECRUITING THOSE WHO WOULD DESTROY US FROM WITHIN, DOESN’T MAKE IT OKAY. AND WE’VE SEEN THE RESULTS.
“24,” TONIGHT, WAS JUST AS I PREDICTED: PC, PHONY PICTURE ON PEACEFUL MUSLIMS, AND “FORMER” TERRORISTS. AND A BIG YAWNER. “24″ JUMPED THE SHARK AFTER SEASON FOUR. I’M BIDING THE TIME ‘TIL THE THIRD SEASON OF “SLEEPER CELL,” WHICH IS A MASTERPIECE COMPARED TO “24.”
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Norman Blitzer on January 14, 2007 at 10:32 pm

Norman Blitzer – “Feralcat9,
Do you see the irony in your joke?”
The irony?
Which one?
There was suppose to be several.

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Remember, there is no shame in missing irony, only in dressing poorly while doing so.

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 10:42 pm

Debbie – “LOVE HOW YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING AWAY. A GUY IS A SERIAL KILLER ON BEHALF OF ISLAM AND HE IS JUST A NUT. ANOTHER IS A DESERTER AND HE IS “JUST A DESERTER””
How VERY uncharacteristic for the ROP.
Obviously a rogue element.

feralcat9 on January 14, 2007 at 10:55 pm

To be honest I have never watched 24, nor will I. I find television to be a complete bore and the only reason I tolerate it in my house is for the sake of my wife and son.
Debbie, good job exposing the actors on this show for what they are.
We’re in the midst of a religious war not of our making. Until people wake up and realize that it’s exterminate or be exterminated, we will never win this war. The citizens of this country no longer have the will to fight a real war, but sooner or later nobody will have a choice.

SultericDrums on January 15, 2007 at 8:17 am

What a disappointment! In the first five minutes of the show, we learn that the *real* victims of Islamic terror are innocent Muslims who must endure the glaring suspicions of uncivilized Americans.
Further, the head of Homeland Security – Karen Hayes- assures us that the Muslim Community is on our side and has provided “hundreds of tips” to fight against terrorism. RIIIIIGHT.
I’m surprised that Jack Bauer hasn’t converted to Islam yet…

thegoalie on January 15, 2007 at 9:33 am

When shows like 24 engage in PC revisionism and try to lecture the American people is when they start to lose audience.
BTW, pay no attention to Blitzed. He’s either a self-hating, pro-islamist LIBERAL, or he’s a genuine muzlum jihadist. Either way, he’s an enemy of America, and a lying shitbag.
This skell engages in lies, distortions, and deception, just as muzlums are trained to do.
Ignore this little piss ant and he’ll go back into his cave with his sheep.

Thee_Bruno on January 15, 2007 at 10:33 am

In response to all those writing about the great contribution of the Moslems to our military, I’d like to remind you of the following; Al Qaeda’s military tactics were all learned from Sgt. Mohammed, who was trained, courtesy of the US taxpayers in the US special forces. So when u see the archive footage of all those terrorists running into a house with their weapons,shown on many TV news programs, think of this “loyal” soldier.

Tim on January 15, 2007 at 12:59 pm

Also when you see the difficulties, that we are having in Iraq and all over the Middle-East, think of the disloyal Moslem college professors, who were given special Title VI national defense grants, by Congress to train our security personnel, ie. the military, CIA, NSA and FBI in the Arabic language, but they have refused to carry out this training. They have nevertheless accepted the money.

Tim on January 15, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Yes, they will show that Jack’s heroism “wears on his soul,” just like in every other story–Cold Mountain, The Last Samurai, Dances with Wolves, Flags of our Fathers–IOW, if you want to be okay with Hollywood, portray all the war and action you want, but then the hero has to be destroyed spiritually.
That’s how they see America, spiritually and emotionally destroyed because we destroyed all these “noble” cultures, like the culture of slavery, fascism, Naziism, Baathism, Islamic fascism….Sick.

PJ on January 15, 2007 at 1:10 pm

The political correctification of America will be over the first time a mall, theater, church, or subway is bombed. Ironically, the movement to the sissy side means that the reaction will be more violent and swift when the spring is unleashed.
Building on Stuck Mojo’s Open Season, it’s time to start spreading the words “American Militia” on t-shirts, blogs, and bumper stickers. And perhaps to enact 2nd amendment rights before they are usurped. You know that the jihadis among us are doing so.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/index.asp
Possibly the best choice for hunting–cheap, unbreakable, accurate enough.

lance de boyle on January 15, 2007 at 2:34 pm

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