Goes Without Saying

This is a must read article regarding the utter hypocrisy of the Hollywood elitists, and women's rights groups as well. For years, I've wondered where N.O.W  or any other "female power" group was when women in Islamic countries were beaten to death because their brothers raped them. Or when acid was thrown on them when they refused a proposal. Where are they still? That's the million dollar question that Bridget Johnson raises in her excellent piece from the Wall Street Journal. Here's the link to the original article, followed by this excerpt.

Look Who Isn't Talking
A filmmaker is murdered, and Hollywood loudmouths say nothing.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST

Since Nov. 2, I've had an icky feeling in the pit of my stomach. As an ardent Bush backer, my queasiness has nothing to do with the glorious election results, but is prompted by a murder that occurred the same day in Amsterdam.

Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh's short film "Submission," about the treatment of women in Islam, written by female Dutch parliamentarian and former Muslim Aayan Hirsi Ali, had aired in August on Dutch TV. Van Gogh was riding his bike near his home when a Muslim terrorist shot him, slashed his throat, and pinned to his body a note threatening Ms. Ali. This appears to be an organized effort, not the act of a lone nut; Dutch authorities are holding 13 suspects in the case.

After the slaying, I watched "Submission" (available online at ifilm.com) and my mind is still boggled that 11 minutes decrying violence against women incites such violence. There've been many films over the years that have taken potshots at Catholics, but I don't remember any of us slaughtering filmmakers over the offense. You didn't see the National Rifle Association order a hit on Michael Moore over "Bowling for Columbine."

....Now go read the rest of the article. You'll be glad you did.

Posted by Portia at November 24, 2004 08:59 AM