October 31, 2011, - 8:38 pm

Ad Absurdum: ABC Family Channel Censors Term “Iranian Terrorists” (VIDEO)

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s political correctness ad absurdum.  Yes, we’ve gotten so politically correct and afraid to offend Muslims that ABC won’t allow the phrase “Iranian terrorists” on its cable network.  It’s that bad.

On Sunday, October 23, ABC Family Channel broadcast the cute ’80s movie, “The Goonies.”  But when a line was uttered about Iranian terrorists taking over the Sizzler Steakhouse, ABC Family bleeped out the “Iranian” part. (After being alerted by sharp reader Frank, I rented the movie and confirmed the line that was bleeped.)

Iran is only the country that sponsors BOTH Hezbollah and HAMAS Islamic terrorist groups.  It’s also the country that recently plotted to perpetrate a terrorist attack on the Israeli Embassy in the U.S. while also murdering Saudi Arabia’s loathsome U.S. Ambassador, Adel Al-Jubeir, while he dined in Washington with elected officials.  And that’s not to forget Iran’s role in blowing up the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and the U.S. Embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut.

But, hey, how dare you call Iranian terrorists, “Iranian terrorists?”  I guess we can’t call Rosie O’Donnell, “fat,” or Susan Sarandon, a flaming whack job.  You might offend someone.

Reader Frank:

“Goonies” was one of my favorites when I was young and I still like watching it sometimes. I noticed something in one of the scenes where they bleeped out a part and it wasn’t really a curse or anything bad. The Sheriff is saying something about ’50 Iranian terrorists’ but ABC Family cut the Iranian part out. I was going to e-mail them but they have no contact information.. . . .

It was the 80’s, Iranians were a big part of terrorism back then just like today, why would they cut that out?
I bet if it said American, British or Israeli terrorists, they’d have no problem airing it. Why not cut out the part mentioning Michael Jackson too then? It looks like the Ministry of Truth is well on its way to changing history.

It was pretty shocking to have ABC Family bleep that, I mean this is the channel that plays “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and other assorted trash.

Exactly. You cannot tell the truth anymore in America. What a Wussified Nation we’ve become.

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How typical. I don’t become numb to this horsesh**. It makes me angrier and angrier every freaking time. Cowing to these disgusting sacks of crap. It would not happen if America spit in their faces every time they try to Alinsky us. It makes me sick.

10 years after 9/11 and we are letting these vermin change our culture as they rot it up at the same time. It’s disgusting.

And to make it so much worse, these freaks are wreaking havoc in many other countries in tandem. But that doesn’t convince the blind and dumb Americans that they are strategically trying to use our own freedoms against us. And against the world.

Skunky on October 31, 2011 at 9:14 pm

It’s already made it to YouTube:


I wonder if we’ll also be removing the words “Krauts” and “Japs” from every movie made from 1940-1945.

Irving on October 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    No, the networks and cable operators WON’T be bleeping or blanking out any references to “Krauts,” “Japs,” etc. That is the irony of the whole thing. Unfortunately, there is this demented, obsessive-compulsive “political correctness” that carefully protects, shields, and insulates Muslims from any criticism whatsover, and under all circumstances. It’s the complete opposite of the attitude toward Jews or Israel, where all forms of attacks upon them are not only accepted, but welcomed, and exploited.

    (I blame the leftists and ultra-liberal Jews for a good part of this demented trend. You know who I’m talking about: like the “Jews for Helen Thomas” crowd, the “Jews for David Duke,” etc. If the Jews would take a cue from the Black community, and take a UNITED stand AGAINST attacks on Jews and Israel, I believe that that would have a tremendous impact on instilling a little fear into those who might attempt to attack Jews or Israel. Unfortunately, I think that the size of this perverse leftist Jewish community is even larger than the growing Christians for Israel groups.)

    I suppose that if the networks or cables ever replay the movie “Back to the Future,” they will edit out not only the verbal references to Libyan terrorists, but will perform an optical bluring of their features, so viewers can’t discern that the terrorists have Arab ethnic features.

    Joseph Goebels would be so proud of these perverse developments.

    Ralph Adamo on November 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

You want something more absurd than this? How about TLC’s new show “All-American Muslim” (http://www.debbieschlussel.com/40176/whitewashing-suehaila-amen-tlc-muslim-reality-show-star-is-hezbollahhamas-supporter-cair-activist/) premiering November 13th. Saw the add this evening for it.

Pats on November 1, 2011 at 12:14 am

You know, this is another reason why I don’t miss Cable or Satilite. How can you watch TV today when everything has to have a damn political viewpoint sneaked into EVERYTHING!?

Can we for pete’s sake escape reality without politics and such being forced into our faces!?

Squirrel3D on November 1, 2011 at 12:18 am

I wonder if they’ll bleep it out of Back to the Future. I think Doc bought the plutonium from “Iranian terrorists.”

Jennifer on November 1, 2011 at 2:08 am

Iran not only arms, finances and supports politically Hizballah and Hamas but does so also for Islamic Jihad in Gaza… The same Islamic Jihad that has been firing Grad rockets (supplied by Iran) into Israel these last few days…

Eliezer on November 1, 2011 at 3:48 am

Perhaps a lesson may be learned from the HARRY POTTER movies:

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named: Rowling got the idea for this from two 1950s London gangsters called the Kray Twins. “The story goes that people didn’t speak the name Kray. You just didn’t mention it. You didn’t talk about them, because retribution was so brutal and bloody. I think this is an impressive demonstration of strength, that you can convince someone not to use your name. Impressive in the sense that demonstrates how deep the level of fear is that you can inspire. It’s not something to be admired.” (TLC). As soon as Voldemort took control of the Ministry in 1997, he reinforced this fear by putting a taboo on speaking his name. Anyone brave enough to say ‘Voldemort’ would have their locations immediately revealed to “snatchers” or other enforcement squads who would come and take you into custody (DH).

Information Source: http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/voldemort.html

The myth is that if one does not speak about something, it simply vanishes, doesn’t exist, can’t harm anyone. ALL TOO EASY TO SLIP INTO DHIMMITUDE!

Dennis on November 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

The Muslim prophet Mohammad was an evil child molester(he married an 8 year old little girl) and an evil supporter of slavery.

Truth on November 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

This is Reader Frank, thanks to Irving for posting the Youtube video, I should of done a better search of the intertubes and I would have seen it. I had to post a comment, trying to give Debbie a break from my e-mails! My sister in law sent me something about the Alladin movie from Disney (which owns ABC etc.) I’m not sure if Debbie has posted anything about this before so, sorry if it’s a repeat….

(Isn’t the Family Channel part of Disney? Disney also changed lyrics in their Aladdin movie … in the original Arabian Nights song, they sang … “where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face! It’s barbaric, but hey it’s home …”. In recent years it’s been changed to, “Where it’s flat and immense and the heat is intense … it’s barbaric, but hey it’s home … “).

Sure, the flat heat is barbaric!!

Frank on November 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Excellent insights by posters, as always. Wasn’t ABC the network that ran a movie a few years ago, a scene in which our special forces had Bin Laden in their rifle sights, and the Clinton machine was able to strong-arm it into not showing the White House have the troops stand down?

CornCoLeo on November 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Ahmadinejad recently declared that there are no homosexuals in Iran and publicly executes them byhanging- that is the type of country Iran has become under islamic rule.

Why are we afraid to offend people like this? And while we’re at it, where are all the militant “code pink”-type activists decrying these regimes and these practices?

DS_ROCKS! on November 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

More of (sadly all too predictable) the MSM’s impeccable bad taste; deserving of the derision and mockery fit for a woman wanting to be her rapist’s friend. So commonplace in the media it’s a wonder I haven’t, by now, sighed myself to death.

lee on November 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm


Actually, she was 6 when Mohammed married her, and 9 when he thighed her.

Infidel on November 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The knife with which we are cutting our own throats is getting sharper and sharper. Just a matter of time. Once IRAN gets the bomb, it’s over. Yes, I said it, IRAN, IRAN, IRAN.

JeffT on November 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I second CornCoLeo in saying excellent post by Debbie, with the help of Frank, and excellent comments here by all.

JeffE on November 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Here is an interesting article on the ACTORS complaining. I will post the opening intro so you get the flavour…

“Producers To Middle Eastern Actors: ”Don’t Tell Anyone Your Real Name Or You’ll Never Work Again”

For actors of Middle Eastern descent, the past 10 years haven’t been easy. Some have changed their names to land roles; many more have gotten used to auditioning for ”Terrorist No. 4””



Skunky on November 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Debbie, Skunky and others–I hope that you like my following response to the article that Skunky just linked to.

From the article linked by Skunky above (page 2):

“In the years immediately following 9/11, TV shows were some of the worst offenders. Sleeper Cell and 24 regularly depicted Muslim Americans plotting homegrown terror around the breakfast table.”

My response: So what’s the offense? That the shows portrayed what’s been happening in real life? (Sarcasm on) How terrible and horrible–giving an accurate portrayal of real life like that! Shame on them! (Sarcasm off)

JeffE on November 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Thanks for posting that Skunky. Since many in Hollywood have already done this, I would think this administration may take the initiative and start a nationwide muslim-outreach exchange program called “your balls for burkas”.

Pats on November 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm

should someone alert the police for missing person? I have not seen any new post DS in couple days now. I need my laugh.

James on November 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

should someone alert the police for missing person? I have not read any new post from DS for couple days now. I need my fix of laughs.

James on November 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm

James, the reason why Debbie hasn’t been writing too many articles is because she’s very busy with a lawsuit (one would assume that’s the case, and I believe it is) and doesn’t have too much time on her hands to consistently write new articles. She made the annoucement on monday that she’s going to be away for a short while with her profession in US court defending her client in a lawsuit. She’ll be back here to write new articles and update us all with the lawsuit that she’s tied up in!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on November 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Today’s actions by President Obama’s Super PAC provided even more proof that Mitt Romney is the republican that scares democrats most. This anti-Romney ad buy is $100,000 and it’s far from the first anti-Romney attack ad President Obama’s Super PAC has produced. The continued paid attacks this early in the election illustrate a level of desperation from the Obama administration that makes sense considering President Obama’s record of accomplishment is so weak.

Dan on November 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    After Dan’s post, I started thinking of an old Conservative talk show host who used to live in Massachusetts. His name is Gregg Jackson. He was rabidly against Romney and slowly made me see his anger at him was spot on. Jackson moved to Cali and unfortunately, we are still saddled with his ex-sidekick who is a (self proclaimed)RINO in contrast to GJ. I wish Kevin took off for Cali in lieu of Gregg.

    Here is a link to his website. I knew he would have some good tidbits on Flip McFloppney. Here is a link…


    And my apologies if he is not supported by DS. I did check her archives for his name (nothing) just in case. I have no idea if she knows who he is…he’s very local and not national. I thought of him as he is the only one I have heard really take it to Romney.
    He also points out the following about Flip…

    “As governor of Massachusetts you unilaterally, illegally & unconstitutionally instituted sodomy “marriage” , signed $50 tax-subsidized abortions into law (3 years AFTER your fake “pro-life conversion”), boosted funding for homosexual “education” starting in kindergarten, opposed (and still oppose) a ban on homosexual scoutmasters, instituted a quasi-socialist healthcare plan endorsed by Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy, Barack Obama, and Planned Parenthood that destroyed the Massachusetts’ economy, increased taxes and fees by close to a billion dollars which further adding to the destruction of the Massachusetts’ economy which was 47th in job creation under your watch, passed over Republican lawyers for three quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies you faced and nominated 2 open homosexuals,, criticized Joint Chief’s of Staff, Peter Pace for saying that homosexual acts were “immoral,” and supported (and still support) passage of state level Employment Non-Discrimination Act which would force churches and other religious organizations to hire homosexuals and transvestites or face criminal fines and prosecution.

    “And that is why you should not be the nominee of the Party of Lincoln and Reagan, Mr. Romney. We need an authentic pro-life, pro-family, fiscal conservative as our nominee, not somebody who is in actuality Barack Obama in a Reagan Costume and that is exactly what you are, Mitt.”

    And in the above blog-link, he also points out how none of the so-called Conservative candidates have taken it to Romney yet. Not even Bachmann, which I think may give credibility for her being a stalking-horse for him at one point.

    Skunky on November 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Dan are you a supporter of Flip McFloppney?

Let me tell you something. The Democrats have should NOT fear McFloppney most. McFloppney is a Democrat dream. He is more Liberal than Conservative and if the stupid-ass Democrats used critical thinking more than just stale stereotypes of “eeeeeevil Republicans”, they would know that McFloppney is juuuuuust who they are looking for. Well, as long as they are not as socialistic as Zero, because their is no topping the Zero if one is a stupid socialist.

Democrats need to pay more attention and stop their insane knee-jerk hatred of Republicans. They need to start from the beginning again and find out what REAL Conservatives are about today in lieu of their stupid stereotype, because REAL Conservatives have NO USE for Flip McFloppney. It’s amazing how so many Liberals hate republicans yet have no idea what they are REALLY about. And today, most true Conservatives like me have NO USE for Republicans…but for different reasons (see Boehner and Cantor).

There is no way in hell I will EVER support Mitt Romney. What a charlatan he is! And if he does get the nomination, he will LOSE. Not that I am keen about that either. We are in big trouble either way.

Skunky on November 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Tea partiers should be tea bagged. Ive never seen a more gullible group of idiots in my life. Please stop trying to ruin america by shoving your views down everyone elses throat. We don’t think like you because we’re not retarded and you all gathering here and egging eachother on isnt going to help. Id love to try to talk reason with you and use intellect but it’s clear that you can’t fix stupid. I just wish you would try one time to see it from someone elses view. If i banged your wife and got her knocked up, would you want to raise my baby? Why not stop its growth before it is given life. Why do you care if queers get married? Its not like you have to consumate the damn thing. Just shut up and quit talking your nonsense. Good call on the iranian thing though. I hate political correct bullshit.

The Man on October 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Here’s one for ya. Watched “Aliens” on the Sundance Channel. There’s a scene where Bill Paxton uses the term “illegal aliens”. The Sundance Channel censored that term out. Total insanity is where we are at.

SteveO McB on August 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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