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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bubba feels Muslim pain over cartoons-- but isn't offended by anti-American Turkish movie

By Aussiegirl

Personally, I'm offended by Bubba Clinton and his entire administration, but that's neither here nor there.

Thanks to L-dotter Sally Vee who sends the following:

Bubba said this in Davos, about the Danish Cartoons:

Clinton described as "appalling" the 12 cartoons published in a Danish newspaper in September depicting Prophet Mohammed and causing uproar in the Muslim world."None of us are totally free of stereotypes about people of different races, different ethnic groups, and different religions ... there was this appalling example in northern Europe, in Denmark ... these totally outrageous cartoons against Islam," he said.The cartoons, including a portrayal of the prophet wearing a time-bomb-shaped turban, were reprinted in a Norwegian magazine in January, sparking uproar in the Muslim world where images of the prophet are considered blasphemous.Clinton criticised the tendency to generalise negative news of Islamic militancy. Yahoo News

I'm sure we can expect an equally stern lecture from Bubba about the new movie described below, right? And equally stern condemnations from all our peaceful brothers in Islam?
AOL News
In the most expensive Turkish movie ever made, American soldiers in Iraq crash a wedding and pump a little boy full of lead in front of his mother. Pana Film Advance tickets are selling out all around Turkey for 'Valley of the Wolves Iraq. In the movie, U.S. soldiers storm a wedding party, killing dozens. They kill dozens of innocent people with random machine gun fire, shoot the groom in the head, and drag those left alive to Abu Ghraib prison - where a Jewish doctor cuts out their organs, which he sells to rich people in New York, London and Tel Aviv.

"Valley of the Wolves Iraq" - set to open in Turkey on Friday - feeds off the increasingly negative feelings many Turks harbor toward their longtime NATO allies: Americans. The movie, which reportedly cost some $10 million, is the latest in a new genre of popular culture that demonizes the United States. It comes on the heels of a novel called "Metal Storm" about a war between Turkey and the U.S., which has been a best seller for months. One recent opinion poll revealed the depth of the hostility in Turkey toward Americans: 53 percent of Turks who responded to the 2005 Pew Global Attitudes survey associated Americans with the word "rude"; 70 percent with "violent"; 68 percent with "greedy"; and 57 percent with "immoral."

The film has two American stars: Billy Zane a "peacekeeper sent by God" Gary Busey a Jewish-American doctor working at Abu Ghraib prison

Advance tickets are already selling out across Turkey for the film, which has dialogue in Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish and English. In addition to Turkey, the film is set to be shown in more than a dozen other countries - including the United States, Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Britain, Denmark, Russia, Egypt, Syria and Australia.


At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I hope no-one's holding their breath to hear anything more than a token wimp 'condemnation' from our peaceful moderate Islamic friends, as they will turn a nice magenta shade and pop if they are. We're certainly not going to see demonstrations in the streets over that.

At 12:03 AM, Blogger squiggy said...

Regarding the Muslim cartoons outrage; I think the GOOD MEDICINE religious cartoons are MUCH funnier! See hat I mean: http://goodmedicinecartoons.tripod.com


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