Non-Stop Nonsense: Hollywood and Islamic Terrorism

The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 thriller based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name. In the book, Islamic terrorists detonate a nuclear bomb in Denver at the Super Bowl. In the movie, the terrorists are transformed into white supremacist neo-Nazis.

The recently released film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit depicts a terrorist sleeper cell in Dearborn, Michigan which aims to detonate a nuclear bomb under Wall Street. Dearborn, which is home to the largest mosque in North America, has the highest concentration of Muslims per capita of any U.S. city. It is jokingly referred to as “Dearbornistan.” You would expect, therefore, that if there were a sleeper cell of terrorists in Dearborn, some of them might be Muslims. Uh-uh. In the film, the terrorists are Russian Orthodox Christians operating out of a Russian Orthodox Church. That may seem odd, but once you remember that Hollywood has the highest per capita concentration of politically correct panderers, it all makes sense.

Non-Stop is a newly released action- thriller about an unidentified terrorist on board a trans-Atlantic flight who begins to murder one passenger every twenty minutes. When the terrorist is finally identified and dispatched before he can blow up the plane, he turns out to be—are you ready?—an American combat veteran. Not only that, but an American vet who lost his father in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and therefore has an urgent need to wake up Americans to the lack of security at airports.

Non-Stop-Movie-Poster-Liam-NeesonAn interesting sidelight to the story is that one of the initial suspects is a Muslim doctor wearing Muslim garb and a full beard. As it turns out, he is one of the heroes. He tends to the dying and lends a hand to the air marshal protagonist (played by Liam Neeson). Why such an obvious red herring? Probably so the filmmakers can play “gotcha” with the rubes in the audience who are so unsophisticated as to think that a Muslim—let alone a Muslim doctor—could possibly be a terrorist. Never mind that in the real world, some of the planet’s most notorious terrorists are Muslim doctors. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the head of al-Qaeda, is a doctor who was once a professor of surgery. Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood killer, is a doctor, and so also is Bashar al-Assad, who was an ophthalmologist before taking over the reins in Syria. Bilal Abdullah, the ringleader of the 2007 terrorist attack at Glasgow International Airport, was a doctor, as were three of the other suspects arrested in connection with the attack. That, of course, proves nothing as far as the majority of Muslim doctors are concerned. But neither does the presence of the noble Muslim doctor on board the Non-Stop flight prove anything about which belief system tends to produce the most terrorists.

Speaking of doctors, Bowen, the villain in Non-Stop, is badly in need of psychiatric help. He suffers from a lethal case of “Islamophobia”—which, according to the experts, is an irrational fear of Islam, leading inevitably to discrimination and intolerance against Muslims.  Bowen takes it even further than that. He is so fearful about the threat from Islam that he is willing to blow-up a planeful of people, himself included, just to call attention to the threat.  The film’s producers seem to subscribe to the widely held notion that “Islamophobia” is the chief threat to world security.  Foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have described Islamophobia as the “worst form of terrorism.”  The leftist Center for American Progress purports to have uncovered an “Islamophobia network” in America.  Georgetown University hosted a seminar on “Islamophobia” in February, and a Vancouver University now offers a Ph.D. in the subject.  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has called Islamophobia “a crime against humanity.”

Thus, looked at from one point of view, the producers of Non-Stop can be seen as providing a public service by pointing out the logical consequences of this irrational hatred.  Moreover, they are doing their part in educating the public about the phobic nature of this malady by showing that there is no real basis for this fear: it’s all in our heads. The good Muslim doctor on board proves that point, doesn’t he?  In the world of liberal filmmakers (but I repeat myself) there is no danger from Islam or Islamists, only from people who mistakenly fear Islam.  To paraphrase Franklin Roosevelt, “the only thing we have to fear is fear of Islam.”

It is fitting that the main action of the film takes place up in the air because the filmmakers seem to have lost all contact with earthly reality.  Back on planet earth, the picture looks a little different.  Never mind the daily slaughter of Christians in Africa by Islamic jihadists, let’s just limit ourselves to some of the more conspicuous examples of jihadist attacks on transportation systems in recent years.

  • On March first of this year, a group of knife-wielding Islamic terrorists burst into the Kunming train station in Southern China, killing thirty people and injuring more than one-hundred.
  • In December 2013, an Islamic jihadist group claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombing attacks in Volgograd—one at a railroad station, the other aboard a trolley—which resulted in at least 34 deaths.
  • On March 29, 2010, two stations of the Moscow Metro System were bombed by Islamic terrorists leaving over 40 dead.
  • Over 200 were killed and 700 injured in Mumbai in July 2006, when Muslim terrorists attacked the train system.
  • On July 7, 2005, 52 were killed and over 700 injured in coordinated attacks by Islamic jihadists against London’s public transport system.
  • A 2004 attack on Madrid’s train system by Muslim terrorists left 200 dead and 1800 wounded.
  • On September 11, 2001, Muslim terrorists hijacked four separate jet liners in a suicide mission that killed nearly 3,000 American citizens.

This list does not include failed terrorist attacks against airline passengers by such Islamic Jihadists as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “underwear bomber” and Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber.” The Hollywood takeaway from all this is that we should keep our eye out for the Islamophobes among us.  Ordinary citizens might, understandably, come to a different conclusion.

After putting this article to bed, I turned on the TV to see if I could find a movie to provide escape from thoughts of terror in the skies.  By sheer coincidence, the Movieplex channel was showing The Pilot’s Wife, a 2002 made-for-TV film about terrorists who blow up a trans-Atlantic airliner.  Are the terrorists Muslims?  Don’t be silly.  They are good Irish Republican Catholics.  The pilot is a devout Catholic (well, maybe not all that devout, since he’s also a bigamist) who gets mixed up with the IRA—apparently for religious reasons.

In one scene, the airline agent who is investigating the crash has a Eureka moment and says something to the effect of:  “The Catholic thing, the Irish connection.  I should have guessed.”  The filmmakers seem to take it for granted that blowing up planeloads of people is standard behavior for Irish Catholics who take their religion too seriously.  To drive the point home, the next scene takes place in an Irish cathedral where a young Irish woman, a Celtic-style cross pendant gracing her neck, confirms the investigators’ suspicions about the Catholic-terrorist connection. To hear her talk, you’d think that fighting for the cause is a moral obligation for Catholics.

Meanwhile, in an onion-domed church across the street, a Russian Orthodox priest is issuing orders to blow up the Super Bowl and blame it on Islamic terrorists.

Well, no.  I made up the last part.  That film hasn’t been made yet.  But watch for it at your local cineplex.  It should be coming soon.

William Kilpatrick


William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, including Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right From Wrong; and Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Saint Austin Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and First Things. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation. For more on his work and writings, visit his website,

  • plb5678

    Nothing good from Obama-wood now a days unless it continues the liberal diatribe. Time for Obama-wood to get in line and stand for Americans and tell it like it is-islam is evil and kills. Maybe they can make a movie about the next crusade where the west finally does away with islam by exposing it for what it is-no religion of peace but a political ideology of suppression, murder, and violence started by the worst “prophet” of all times to cover up his vile way of life.

  • jpct50

    Cogent article, but is anybody listening (other than the NSA)?

  • poetcomic1

    Islam is terror. It is a terror-machine for conquering the world and it has no other purpose. It is not ‘another’ religion but a truly vicious heresy of Christianity. Islamic terrorist is an oxymoron.

    • uncle max

      Don’t you mean ‘redundancy’?

      • poetcomic1

        thanks, I fixed it, hadn’t had my coffee!

    • Peace In the Middle East Through Food Click HERE and see why

      Muslims in the US are mostly peaceful and law abiding because they are content and well fed. All I am saying is give peas a chance!

      If the Muslims were fat and stupid like Americans it would be harder to get them all whipped up!

  • Tanks-a-lot

    Religious Atheists are well pleased that there is so much anti-Christian propaganda being produced for mass consumption.

  • uncle max

    What you have said is all well and good but I think you should mention the fact that if one DID make such a film with muslims as bad guys, a Fatwa – in this case a death sentence – would be issued on the filmmaker and those associated with it. When one sees pictures of muslims parading and rioting with signs saying “DEATH to those who insult islam” one should just remember – they are NOT kidding. Remember the worldwide cartoon riots in 2005-2006?

    Good escapist entertainment, the popcorn was lukewarm, overall grade – C+. The fact that Liam Neeson made this movie as the action hero at the age of 60 (70?) is impressive.

  • Gabriella

    Please, do not call Islam a religion, because it is not. There is nothing ‘divine’ in Quran, only instructions, no revelations, no miracles…nothing! Islam is an ideology created by a mentally sick man who was power- hungry, bloodthirsty and a sexual maniac. Why is he followed? Because once you are born into it, you are not allowed to leave, to question, to think about it, only to follow blindly. Muslims are brainwashed people and my heart goes to them, they are people God loves as much as He loves everyone else. Their Allah, however, is a god Mohammed gave very different attributes to than God of Abraham, Our Father, has.

    • cpsho

      Then why did Pope John Paul 2 kiss the Quran and why did he pray for the well-being of the Islamic religion?

      • Minicapt

        He was being diplomatic.


        • cpsho

          Is it diplomacy for a “vicar of Christ” to kiss a work of heresy and blasphemy?
          John Paul 2 is certainly not a saint. At least he is not a saint in the eyes of the right-thinking Catholics.

          • TheAbaum

            Go back to posting under your other name.

            • cpsho

              technical issues, brother, technical issues. Still it is always good to hear from you.

              • TheAbaum

                No, the change of names is about deception, an attempt to to acquire the presumption of credibility lost under a different banner.

                • cpsho

                  As long as we all stay away from the canonizations of 27th April, 2014, everything else is ‘cool’.

                  • TheAbaum


          • Jacob Suggs

            Interesting, because after the Catholic Church cannonizes him, he will be a saint whether you like it or not. Now, you have two options: stick obstinately to your own misinformed views and stand against the Church Christ founded on issues that are obviously within its authority (is this what you mean by “right-thinking Catholic?), or try to understand why it is that the Church recognizes Blessed Pope John Paul II as being a good example of sanctity.

            This second does not mean approving of all of his decisions, of course, but it does mean admitting that your knee jerk reactions may be oversimplified and wrong. Which they are. So I recommend the second path.

            • cpsho

              No, sir. The obligation is on those who propose a candidate for canonization to demonstrate why the rest of the church should concur.
              And the onus is on those who decide a candidate is fit to be canonized to demonstrate how they got to that decision.
              When it comes to canonizations the watchword is transparency, transparency, transparency.
              By the way no power on earth can force any Catholic to recognize or acknowledge any ‘so-called saint’ which his conscience tells him is not a saint.
              Consult your canon lawyers.

              • Jacob Suggs

                But a canonized person is in fact canonized once the process is completed. As far as I can tell, there is some wiggle room both on whether canonization is infallible, and on whether it is de fide, so you might technically get off of on calling your conscience, but that isn’t something you should do lightly.

                Just like the Catholics who use “conscience” to justify supporting abortion, contraception, and gay “marriage,” you must make sure that your conscience is formed according to what the Church teaches – and that means ALL of what the Church teaches, including what it teaches in Vatican II – and if you don’t, then you may be right that no power on earth can force you to acknowledge saints, but there is a power on earth that has the authority to tell you to, and if you blithely ignore this power, then it’s not power on earth you need to be ultimately worried about.

                • cpsho

                  “Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone
                  suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to
                  reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God”.
                  Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on December 8, 1892. (CUSTODI DI QUELLA FEDE par. 15)
                  We refer you all to the comprehensive work by Fr. Luigi Villa (1918-2012) of blessed memory (page 28-33)
                  And another by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira (1908-1995) of blessed memory.
                  We appeal to you to think and meditate deeply about the materials above as well as those depicted below before making any personal decisions about the canonizations of 27th April, 2014:
                  1) Conversion of the Talmudic Jews; and Jesus as the unique and true Messiah
                  2) Buddha at Assisi
                  3) Animists at Assisi
                  4) The Koran and Islam and St John the Baptist
                  5) The Carmelites on Mount Carmel
                  Read more:
                  cf : mensile ing.pdf



            • knowshistory

              there is a major obstacle to the canonization of any modern saints, regardless of their sanctity. the proven performance of miracles is a requirement for canonization. a modern candidate can be canonized only by ignoring that requirement, because it is well known that miracles do not, and have never, occurred. that is why we have so few modern saints, but earlier, more superstitious ages are replete with them.

              • Jacob Suggs

                Yeah, every phrase in this comment except “The proven performance of miracles is a requirement for canonization” is wrong.

              • Art Deco

                because it is well known that miracles do not, and have never, occurred.

                Suggest you return to whatever discussion forum CSICOP maintains. This is not a locus for fundamentalists.

                • knowshistory

                  I am sure this reply makes sense to someone, somewhere.

      • Because he was a dhimmi fool.

    • FARID


  • Gabriella

    Is anyone taking Hollywood seriously, anymore? It is a hotbed of sin and corruption. It is sad it came to this but, it did!

    • TheAbaum

      It always has been a hotbed of sin and corruption and influential.

  • Richard Moorton

    There is no doubt that there are dangerous neo-nazi groups in this country that bear close surveillance. But the scandal of the elite’s severe denial of islamic terrorism and hostility to Christianity, esp. Catholicism (how many sky scrapers have we knocked over?) is a fact which will probably grow more toxic, not less. It is quite deliberate and designed ultimately to deracinate the Catholic church, still a real force in the world even if it has been repudiated by the Western elite.

    I wish there were good news here but I don’t see it. The Catholics whom Pope Francis calls upon to evangelize the world are as often as not in need of serious missionary work themselves, or actually in league with the other side, like the Kennedy’s who claim to be Catholics while making war on church doctrine, supported, too often, in curiously muted tones by our present Pope. The Church is not healthy, and to paraphrase Heidigger (in a way he would have abhorred), only God can save it. If it pleases Him to remain silent, then in a few centuries it will become as silent as a mummy in a museum.



  • Chuck

    Sum of all fears was released well before 2012. That’s a typo.

  • woden325

    For the record, Denver was the target in the novel of The Sum of all Fears. The book was published in 1991 and the movie came out in 2002.

  • anon

    what is incomprehensible to me is that devout Christians are called bigots for not supporting same sex “marriage” yet the world’s Muslims are never called out for their treatment of women and children. The terrorists are looked at as fringe extremists, while the day-to-day deprivation endured by Muslim women is completely ignored. I would think the feminists would help us out more in pushing back the Islam agendas.

    • Gail Finke

      Plus Muslims are never criticized for not supporting same-sex “marriage,” and they definitely do NOT.

      • TheAbaum

        They not only don’t support homosexual marriage, they don’t support homosexuals breathing.

    • knowshistory

      it is dangerous to criticize muslims. it is not dangerous to criticize Christians. the heroes of Christianity, feminism, atheism, and homosexuality all recognize that criticizing Christians will not get them killed. criticizing muslims will. no surprise who is the target of those brave groups. I include Christians in the group of cowards that attack Christianity and give a pass to islam because some of the worst offenders actually are Christians, fighting to make the world safe for Islamic jihad.

  • John O’Neill

    Hatred for Russian Christians is a big growing movement in the American Atheist World State. There are neo cons in both political parties planning to launch a war against Russia. Vladmir Putin the legally elected leader of Russia has been demonized by the government controlled American media. The crux of their hatred is that Russia is a Christian State while the Americans have elected a totally Atheistic anti Christian government. We used to pray for the conversion of Russia; now we should be praying for the conversion of the American State.

    • Art Deco

      Take your lunacy somewhere else.

    • John O’Neill

      I apologize for flying off the handle. I vow to refrain from reading American newspapers or listening to American politicians for the rest of Lent. Sometimes the corruption and collapse seem almost unbelievable.

    • HA

      And yet, instead of Christians (or former Christians) uniting in the struggle
      against Islam, they are instead picking which set of Muslims to favor (the US
      siding with the Sunnis, while Russia supports the Iranian Shia), and haggling
      over how much of Christian Ukraine is going to be carved away into Russia.
      Because even Christians know that other Christians are much softer targets.

      The US and EU are for from blameless when it comes to the animosity
      directed towards Russia, but there’s plenty enough blame to go around on both

    • Kris Kemp

      Viva Putin!

  • Minicapt

    In “The Sum Of All Fears”, the nuke is detonated in the parking lot of Mile-High Stadium in Denver, … at the Super Bowl.


  • HA

    Neeson’s breakout action-hero performance was in the movie
    Taken which centered on an Albanian white slavery ring. Albanians
    are indeed notoriously prominent in trafficking unsuspecting girls into prostitution and
    stripping, though most of their victims are from places like Moldova and Ukraine
    as opposed to California girls visiting Paris, as in the movie.

    But even though 90% of Albanians are Muslims (however
    non-observant after decades of Communism), the villains in the movie have overtly
    Christian (and non-Muslim) names like Petar and Marko.

  • De Doc

    Hollywood once again has its head up its arse!

  • Tony

    And yet the only thing that kids learn about the Middle Ages is that the Crusades were the epitome of evil. The worst thing about the Crusades was that most of them were inept….

    • Michael Paterson-Seymour

      The worst thing about the Crusades was that the Crusaders sacked Constantinople on 13 April 1204

      • knowshistory

        that they did, but they took portable treasure, and did not destroy everything that they could not steal, and did not murder, rape, and enslave or convert to an evil religion the population of Constantinople. for the real sacking, see 1453, when experts at rape, pillage, enslavement, and forced conversion to evil took over. the sacking of Constantinople, while not a good thing, was not by far the worst thing about the crusades. the worst thing about the crusades was that they were unsuccessful in ridding the world of the evil crime ring, islam. the same thing will be said about us, by our descendants, if we are allowed to have any, after they are enslaved, raped, or converted to evil by the religion of peace. those murdered wont be able to tell the truth about us

  • Julian

    I recall that the London Tube bombers were not poor, under-educated and downtrodden, but had a Phd and other significant qualifications, the two Glasgow Airport bombers were an engineer and a Doctor of Medicine. But then looking back further to the Nazis, one of the field extermination squads was headed by a monster called Dr Dr Otto Rasch (he had two authentic doctorates in different subjects). There can be a tendency to think the educated have a good moral compass – not so!!

    I propose a Non-Stop 2 film where the former hero mohammedan is seen reading his devil’s bible, then screaming “ackies gay bar!” he straps a bomb to himself and heads to his local railway station.

  • cestusdei

    Islam always gets a pass. They fear Islam and hate Catholicism. But they know we won’t actually do anything to them.

  • Gail Finke

    You can scratch The Pilot’s Wife off your list of PC-Hollywoodism. I had the misfortune to read the book it’s based on, which was written in 1998, and it was all about the IRA. Back then, I think such a bombing by the IRA seemed more plausible. Also, the plot was about the pilot having a bigamous marriage in Ireland, which wouldn’t have worked so well in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan! Now, it might have been eagerly accepted by a Hollywood company because of the Irish and religious angles, but it was written that way by the romance novelist/

  • Joseph

    I take issue with the characterization of 9/11 as a Muslim attack. 9/11 was a false flag terror attack concocted and perpetrated by rogue elements of the USA, Israeli, and Saudi Arabian governments, intelligence, and military. Yes, there was a Saudi Arabian component to it, but how about the USA’s and Israel’s involvement?

    And then, the rogues used the false flag terror attack of 9/11 to dupe America, NATO, and a bunch of other countries into unjustly attacking Afghanistan and Iraq.

    The former prime minister of Italy, the former foreign minister of France, the former head of Germany’s intelligence services, as well as 2-star general Albert Stubblebine, former head of the US Army’s intelligence service, are all on the record saying that 9/11 was a hoax and a false flag attack – see for example here

    I hope and pray for the day when actual sitting prime ministers and intelligence heads will come forward to admit in public: 9/11 was a hoax, a false flag attack perpetrated by the USA-Israel-Saudi Arabia’s own governments against the American people, and as a result, we unjustly invaded Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Yes the Islamist terrorists are bad, but let’s not forget how we shed innocent blood all over the Muslim world, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and so on.

  • Joseph

    Wow, what’s going on, is it Crisis Magazine that’s censoring my comments, or is it Disqus?

    • Crisiseditor

      Crisis is not a forum for Trutherism or the justification of Islamic terrorism. And, like on every website on the net, all comments are subject to moderation. If that’s not acceptable to you, feel free to post elsewhere.

      • Joseph

        Thanks for the reply. Indeed I am a truther and proud of being a truther, but I was not justifying Islamic terrorism. It would be unjust on your side to suggest that I was justifying Islamic terrorism. I do not justify any form of terrorism, period. Regarding trutherism, thanks for making clear Crisis Magazine’s position – I will certainly respect that.

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  • knowshistory

    if one was aware of the evil of islam, but not aware of the stupidity of Hollywood, one could attribute the depiction of obviously Islamic evil to other fall guys to Hollywood talking in parables and informing us of the evil of islam without naming it. unfortunately, we do know the nature of Hollywood, and they really are trying to indoctrinate us that anyone and everyone else is the terrorist threat, but not islam. unfortunately, a large portion of our population does seem stupid enough to believe Hollywood’s message.

  • theorist

    Aristotle: Politics Book V

    “Another cause of revolution is the difference of races which do not
    at once acquire a common spirit; for a state is not the growth of a day,
    any more than it grows out of a multitude brought together by accident.
    Hence the reception of strangers in colonies, either at the time of their
    foundation or afterwards, has generally produced revolution…

    At Byzantium the new colonists were detected in a conspiracy, and
    were expelled by force of arms…”

  • musicacre

    What about Catholicphobia? The elephant in the living room, to use a tired cliche….

  • Kris Kemp

    I’m an actor living in Brooklyn, New York and a lot of my actor friends were in Non-Stop, playing passengers in non-speaking roles (as BG – Background Actors). I see TV and film up close since I’m on sets throughout the week and I will tell you this: It is worse than you think.

    The political correctness that is infiltrating TV and Film is overwhelming and sickening. Yes, they do have an agenda. Yes, they portray white people, especially white Christians as the bad guys and girls. Everything is upside down in TV and film. It’s sickening to witness, and it’s only getting worse.

    TV is going the way of porn. Shows like HBO’s “Girls”, a vile show about girls living and working in NYC, is completely unrealistic. The show portrays NYC 20-something girls as lazy and wasting time and hooking up. Most 20-something girls are ambitious, creative, and hold down more than one job (since rents are exorbitant here). The show girls is “hipster porn”. And TV is trying to compete with that. It’s only getting worse.

    Throw your TV into the garbage. It’s perpetuating myths and lies and PC bullshit. And it’s causing you to be dissatisfied with normalcy.

    At this point, there’s no stopping it. Just unplug it, take it outside, put on some protective gear, then smash it to pieces.

    Go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Go to the library and read a book.

  • Joseph

    I pray for a day when Hollywood will make a movie depicting how NATO became Al Qaeda’s Air Force in Libya, and how the USA and NATO are helping Al Qaeda/Al Nushra terrorists in Syria.

    I am saddened to know that Islamist terrorists are killing the innocents, but I am still more saddened because we the so-called civilized West (NATO, USA, UK, etc) have blood on our hands.

    Afghanistan was an unjust war. Iraq was an unjust war. Our alliances with Islamist terrorists in Egypt, Libya, and Syria are unjust. And now our leaders are itching to wage war on Syria and Iran.

    God have mercy on us, because we’ve shed a lot of innocent blood in Muslim countries.

  • uncle max

    Make a movie in which muslims are bad guys, or in which Islam is criticized and you literally put your life at risk. Remember the Mohammed cartoon riots of 2005-2006?

    These people mean what they say – criticize Islam and you die.

  • William T. Sherman

    I had no idea Catholics are so bigoted and full of hate…Thank you for opening my eyes, Mr. Kilpatrick.

  • Samantha Copeland

    What a nasty, mean-spirited and frankly factually incorrect article. The vast majority of Muslim characters in Hollywood films are portrayed in a negative or at best conflicted light. This is a divisive and frankly Islamophobic article – it’s as though the author actually WANTS more negative depictions of Muslims in the media. Peace and mutual understanding can only triumph when petty people like this learn to be less afraid and more open-minded. Horrible man and an embarrassment to Christianity.

  • Deterrent099

    Have you seen Reel Bad Arabs by Jack Shaheen? He said movies have been depicting Muslims and Arabs as terrorists and in a bad light for a long time. Recall Golan-Globus in the 1980s. Movies also have a strong effect in shaping views of people.

  • egalitrix

    So, it appears that just because one movie failed to portray the Muslim as a terrorist the author was upset? Yet complains in the article that others’ opinions limit others free expression?