I have avoided the Oscars like the plague since Michael Moore showed his socialist colors so I very rarely click on links to stories about the awards. This article title jumped out at me and I just had to click it. After I read it, I was truly sorry that I did because my BP went through the roof. If you are tettering on the edge about Hollywood, this will certainly push you off the cliff. If you, like me, would rather stick a needle in your eye than pay your hard-earned money to support this crowd of idiots, this article will justify your opinion.
The article, “Oscar Nominee: People hate Israelis for a Reason”, was on Ynet news online. The writer, Avner Hofstein, interviewed the director of the Oscar nominated film, “Paradise Now”, Hany Abu-Assad. “Paradise Now” is a story of two young Palestinians chosen by a terrorist organization to be martyrs for the cause and get a one-way trip to the 70 virgins. The film follows their preparations for the suicide bomb attack. Needless to say, Israelis are up in arms and very angry. The anger was compounded when the Academy nominated the film for an Oscar.
Here are a few snippets of Mr. Abu-Assad’s comments during the interview:
“At the beginning of our talk, he demands that when quoting him I would refrain from using the term ‘terrorist’ to describe people sent to explode themselves in buses and markets.”
“Suicide bombings are a reaction to your terror, he says, and suggests the most accurate term to describe a suicide bombing would be a ‘counter-terrorist act”.
“The occupiers and the occupation are the real terrorists. The real terror is stealing the Palestinians’ right to live free on their land.”
“In other words, had you been living in the territories, you would have become a shahid (martyr)? Abu-Assad hesitates for a second before replying ‘yes’.”
Abu-Assad was born in Israel but left 20 years ago and never returned. He still carries an Israeli passport but states, “I am not Israeli”. Abu-Assad told the interviewer, “I cannot accept the Jewish state as long as there is no settlement over the land.”
So this terrorist supporting fool is nominated for the once prestigious Oscar. Once again, Hollywood proves that it is completely out of touch with the real world and embraces anyone that sympathizes with terrorists. And they wonder why the box office dollars are in steady decline?