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A little overdone

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Submitted by John S. (Canada), Jan 7, 2005 at 21:23

OK, so I haven't read all the comments above, so forgive me if this is too redundant, but this passage:
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"One of the villains is a Walkman-toting, bubble-gum-chewing teenager who fights with his conservative Dad about dating an American girl and talking on the phone."

But this is a disguise.

The young man also helps his parents mastermind a plot to kill large numbers of Americans that begins with an attack on a train. Over the breakfast table, the father tells his son: "What we will accomplish today will change the world. We are fortunate that that our family has been chosen to do this." "Yes, father," his son replies.

The terrorists manage to take the secretary of defense as a hostage; and the movie climaxes with the secretary shown on a gruesome Internet video like those coming out of Iraq, then tried for "war crimes against humanity."
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does suggest that your average muslim family are indeed terrorists (and very dangerous ones at that), something demonstrably very false and likely to inflame hatred and promote misunderstanding. Aside from this, Hollywood has used terrorists of mid-eastern decent as props in its movies for some time, which should also be remembered. Fox TV aside, if one billion muslims really did want to harm the US, it's not too hard to imagine they would be doing it, and that we all would know about it, as in no more oil, constant terrorism, and world war.

Aside from this, kudos on having a response section.
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