From Jihad Watch: He gave a teary confession at the trial’s opening in August, saying that the night before he had seen a video on Facebook that purported to show American soldiers raping a teenage Muslim girl. It turned out to be a scene from the 2007 Brian De Palma anti-war film “Redacted,” taken out of context.
Uka has told the court that the video prompted him to do anything possible to prevent American soldiers from going to Afghanistan. Before opening fire, he asked if the group of airmen were heading for Afghanistan, and was told they were.
I got to thinking as I was reading this and came up with some thoughts and specifically one question on this matter: Is Anti-American anti-war film propaganda supporting and reinforcing the jihad way?
I know these films are supposed to be fictional or based on fiction but many of the war films in recent years are life-like and look real. Should these life-like war films have some plausibility of reality or truth to them in the real world? I am almost positive that Arid Uka was predisposed to a pro-jihad mentality prior to seeing the film "Redacted". I believe that this was the key factor in his killing the servicemen and that the film supported his view of "evil" servicemen overseas. It is my contention that Hollywood is doing America at the least a great disservice and possibly even harming the United States by promoting and putting out this and other anti-American antiwar propaganda films which distort reality and shows a dark, false image of our servicemen serving overseas.
I don't have a problem with freedom of speech but I am concerned for our nation and don't want the movies in Hollywood to work toward the detriment of the United States.
Maybe boycotting these types of films and the businesses which support this Anti-American propaganda is the answer?