I'm in my hotel in Florence now, relaxing. I'm still here for a few more days. I wasn't planning on blogging but when I started to mutter to myself after reading the newspaper, I decided that instead of the other tourists thinking that I'm insane, I should commit my thoughts down to paper, or at least HTML. So here goes:
On September 11th, a group of religion fundamentalists committed a horrendous attack on non-belivers in the name of G-d. These extremists are the subject of a new film, September Dawn, by Christopher Cain, starring John Voight. Who could these lunatics who kill for their faith be? The Mormons, of course!
September Dawn is an upcoming 2007 film by Christopher Cain, scheduled for wide release on August 24, 2007. It sets a fictional love story against the historical tragedy of the Mountain Meadows massacre of September 11, 1857, when a wagon train of emigrants of more than 120 men, women and children was attacked and murdered by a group of Mormon militiamen and Paiute Indians.
The director of the film intended to explore the dangers of religious fundamentalism, as it is so prevalent in our world today and what more logical targets than those evil, bloddthirsty Mormons! It's not like any other religious group ever massacred civilians on September 11th!
But seriously, why did Christopher Cain, who had a much more obvious group who commit evils in the name of G-d, choose to make a movie about Mormons? Muslims, whose September 11th massacre is far more relevant, seem to have somehow slipped his mind. The violence done in the name of Mormonism pales in comparison to that perpetrated by the followers of the 'Religion of Peace'. Which of the two religions was founded by a pedophile bandit? Which Prophet ordered his faithful to spread their new religion by the sword? It definitely is not Mormonism.
Christopher Cain is hardly the only director to go to lengths to avoid any Hollywood discussion or representation of Islamic terror and violence. The Sum of All Fears and Red Eye, along with many other movies with terrorists, always involves terrorists who are either American or European. How is it that the group that has committed 95% of the airline hijackings in history has been ignored? When 24 logically decided to have a season involving Islamic terrorists (far-fetched, I know), FOX was attacked by CAIR as being Islamophobic. Right, and portraying the Nazis during WWII as Germans is Allemanophobic... Kingdom of Heaven, a superbly crappy and historically inacurate movie about the Crusades with Orlando Bloom, goes to unecessary lengths to show the Christians as ruthless brutes who disturb the multicultural, tolerant Muslims who at that time were harrasing Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land. Why let fact get in the way of political correctness and dhimmitude?
CAIR and the rest of their jihad-sympathizing leftist cohorts make an honest discussion of Islam and parts of that faith that give rise to atrocities impossible. Whether we like it or not, the US currently has soldiers deployed in at 2 Islamic countries, Iraq and Afghanistan. To deny that there is a war going on between Muslims and the West is ridiculous, especially since the Iraq war is a big issue for the Left. Terrorist groups with names like Islamic Jihad must be freedom fighters who are simply angry at Western imperialism, nothing to do with Islam at all. Just close your eyes and keep walking- nothing to see here!
Christopher Cain is a coward for choosing Mormons as his target in his new movie. He knows that Mormons will not march through the streets demanding his head and nor will they strap bombs onto themselves to protect their beliefs from defamation. However, he misses a golden opportunity to warn the West about the Islamic danger. At least we'll all be prepared for the coming Mormon intifada!
Jesus and Later Day Saints Ackbar!!