May 11, 2009, - 2:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Over the years, I’ve written about the many movies in which Hollywood changes the villain or the terrorist in the original script or novel from a Muslim to something else out of politically correct deference to Islam, the religion of whiners (and ultimately, murderers).
Now, Hollywood continues in this tradition. This week, “Angels & Demons“–the controversial second installment of Dan Brown’s already controversial “The Da Vinci Code”–opens in theaters. My review will be posted at Midnight/early Thursday Morning (stay tuned).
But I’m already learning that the movie has been “disinfected” by Islamopanderers (Director Ron Howard) not wanting to upset our dear friends in the “Religion of Peace,” who might do something “peaceful” if the movie had stayed true to the book.
Reader Michelle writes:
Well, Debbie, Hollywood has chickened out again.
I read the book last year, and the Hassassin was muslim.
I just checked the cast list in IMDB, and the Hassassin is now Danish.
They mustn’t offend, now, must they?
For readers who think Michelle typoed, using the word, “Hassassin,” she actually didn’t. You see the word, “assassin,” comes from the Arabic word, “Hashashin” [hashish user] because Muslim assassins smoked hashish before they murdered.
But don’t worry. They won’t use the word Muslim or “assassin” or “hashish” in the same sentence because that would be wrong. Instead, Director Ron “Opie” “Richie Cunningham” Howard will vilify the Catholics because that would be . . .oh so right. Right?
Howard admitted he took “a lot more creative license” with this adaptation of a Brown thriller, changing both the ending and an assassin, who is Muslim in the book. . . .
One theater trailer, however, claims the church “ordered a brutal massacre” to silence scientists, and another focuses on the “war”
between science and religion, a key theme explored in the book.
And if you look at the credits, the “Assassin” character isn’t played by an Ahmed Baba Ganouche or a Mohammed Tabbouli. Nope. It’s played by some dude named Nicolaj Lie Kaas. Yup, just like reader Michelle said, a Scandinavian name. Because everyone knows that those blond Scandinavians are the original Middle Eastern assassins who introduced us to the marvels of hashish and khat.
Alhamdillullah [praise allah] for Hollywood and Ron Howard. And where’s Pottsie and Ralph Malph (or is that “Mouth”?) when you need them to inject a little sanity?