As I said yesterday, it is the Left who is doing the job of the Muslims, that is, censoring any anti-Muslim material; since, to do so is only complying the Sharia code. Now, Hollywood is becoming Sharia. Susan Swift writes that
an eerie silence now envelops Hollywood as we watch the United States Government and the world persecute a California filmmaker needlessly targeted by the press, the perceived scumbag responsible for the unpopular speech in his indie film “The Innocence of Muslims.” Such persecution is testing Hollywood’s self-image as champion of artistic expression and free speech, no matter how foul.
Let’s all acknowledge that “Innocence of Muslims” has rapidly become the most reviled movie that virtually no one has ever seen in recent memory. Let’s also acknowledge that radical Islamists have exploited the film as a pretense to launch 9/11 anniversary violence against the Great Satan, America. To pretend otherwise dignifies the film above the artistic trash heap on which it rests.
Should enlightened Hollywood be alarmed at the persecution of this man? Should it be shocked to find that censorship is going on? At the DOJ investigating the filmmaker? At the White House pressuring YouTube to “review” (read: censor) the movie trailer? At the unprecedented action of the nation’s highest ranking military officer, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, personally telephoning an American citizen, Terry Jones, to questionhis support of the film?
Posted by Theodore Shoebat
Is this episode a sign of Sharia-zation in Hollywood? In 2005, even the mighty Steven Spielberg self-censored marketing for “Munich,” not remotely an anti-Mohammed film, in apparent obeisance to the new reality that LA Weekly noted: “Hollywood has long been loath to portray any Arabs as villains, much less Muslim extremists.”
If Spielberg bows to Islamic blasphemy sensitivities, what chance does “Innocence”‘s small-time producer stand? If allowed to metastasize, a Sharia-zation of the First Amendment could embolden the government to employ similarly heavy-handed persecution of filmmakers deemed offensive to The Prophet and launch investigations, or even prosecutions, to intimidate or financially bleed writers, actors, producers and silent investors contributing, say, via Kickstarter. These are not hypothetical fears; to an extent they are occurring today for the “Innocence” producer and Terry Jones. And, of course, Government’s pretext is that its actions are not personal, just business – the need to preserve public safety against violent radical Islamists.