Last night on NCIS and NCIS LA, the TV series writers turned the Ft. Hood story of Muslim Major Hasan on its ear. Obviously they were figuring that all of us bigoted Americans were over due for a needed lesson in ‘political correctness’ when it comes to Islam.
After all, Muslims are the new favorite PC protected class in America and all the ‘propaganda’ that seems to run counter to that dictum in real life must be challenged in the fictitious world of Hollywood.
On NCIS a Muslim officer was killed and a Muslim Chaplain who was a friendly inclusive paragon of decorum quickly instructed us in the peaceful teachings of the Koran. Meanwhile our first suspect is a bigoted ‘red neck’ from West Virginia who really hated serving with a Muslim. While the writers are being careful not to typecast Muslims when it comes to folks in the military from the South—not so much and maybe even over the top with the ‘red neck’ shtick.
At the end it was his own family members who were responsible for his death—bigoted towards their converted Muslim son/brother till the very end when the Father finally saw the light.
My wife is always telling me that it is just a TV show—why can’t you just enjoy it?
Well I did enjoy NCIS last night particularly the bantering between Gibbs and his estranged Father who came for a visit at Christmas. But when it comes to NCIS LA—not so much—except I always enjoy the Linda Hunt character.
On NCIS LA last night there was a terrorist bomber on the loose killing Marines. The major suspect was Muslim Marine of course.
Turns out that the real terrorist is a scripture quoting Christian who gives away his Bibles to friends (gee–go figure! Just like Major Hasan who gave away Korans?). At the end he is a war crazed suicide bomber misquoting and misinterpreting scriptures as he prepares to kill off himself and the last members of his unit as a ‘blood sacrifice’ to atone for killing innocent folks in the Middle East.
I guess the lesson that we are suppose to get from this is that serious Christians can be just as dangerous, and as misguided as Muslims? Also the war over there is bad and our boys kill innocent people and they come back crazy. Hollywood has tried to sell these basic themes in a dozen or so failed movies that no one wanted to see.
For me this is no different and I will probably stop watching NCIS LA because of this blatant production of misguided PC propaganda.
Fact is that in real life there has never been a Christian suicide bomber terrorist while the same cannot be said of Muslims. Try as they will they simply cannot make a serious Christian out of Timothy McVeigh. There is not a Pastor or major Christian leader anywhere who supports what he did.
However when it comes to Major Hasan, hundreds of Mullahs and Islamic leaders all across the world praised his deeds and called him a hero.
I get it. We should not be prejudice against Muslims in America who largely live in peace and support this country as their own. But also we should not be ignorant of the threat and the challenge of fundamentalist Islam against America from without and within.