Big Hollywood, in typical wingnut fashion, has attempted to draw a parallel between the hackjob video made to inflame the Middle East because it deliberately baited and made fun of Muslims with Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. They never make it to the second thought, though. Countless films have been released about our conflicts with the Middle East, including Bigelow’s last film, Oscar’s 2009 Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker. While the Bin Laden film could enflame Bin Laden’s supporters, that would be Al-Quada it’s not likely to piss off the Muslim world the way lampooning their god would do.
The funny part is, the Republicans, and even some of the democrat side, act so appalled by the riots in the Middle East. But try imagine it the other way around – try imagine a Muslim activist (the dude who made this film was in trouble for bank fraud but let’s pretend he’s somewhat legit) making a film that lampooned Jesus Christ and made fun of Americans? There are already violent attacks and paranoid Republicans ramblings about Muslims as it is. We have plenty of fanaticism to go around in this country and yet it’s so easy for politicians to ask as though it could only happen “over there.”