- - Monday, October 19, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

What are some “Arab artists” doing in Europe? They’re proudly agitating against supposed racism in an American television series.

After last week’s episode of “Homeland,” the Clare Danes CIA thriller on Showtime, it was revealed that locals who had been hired in Berlin to help with set design indulged in painting political insults against the show through Arabic graffiti on the set.

According to The Washington Post, “A statement from the three artists — Amin, Caram Kapp and an artist known as Stone who was approached first by the production company to find “Arabian street artists” to paint the set — criticizes “Homeland” for providing “inaccurate, undifferentiated and highly biased depiction of Arabs, Pakistanis, and Afghans. … It’s very important for us to address the idea that this kind of stereotyping is very dangerous because it helps form people’s perceptions of an entire region, a huge region, which in turn affects foreign policy.”

Perceptions of an entire region? Have they not noticed the millions of their fellow “Arabians,” now refugees, running for their lives away from that very same “misperceived” region?

Yet, instead of residing in a Middle East filled with Arab Islamic jihadis, these smug, sanctimonious “artists” live comfortably in a European capital, probably on the dole, condemning other creative people for portraying the violent truth about the destruction by Islamists of the Arab world.

Ignoring the truth of that matter, as our own president has done for seven years, is condemning all Muslims around the world to live in fear of a savage that the West refuses to confront, allowing the wholesale destruction of Muslim history and Middle Eastern civilization.

The blowing up of the ancient city of Palmyra, the burning of books, the destruction of art, and of course, murdering the core of the future of the Middle East and Islam through the slaughter of Arab men, women and children, both Muslim and Christian. It is, literally, the genocide of the future.

But never mind objective truth, the “Homeland” graffiti isn’t so complicated, it reads “Homeland is racist” and “Homeland is a watermelon” (calling something a watermelon is apparently really offensive to Arabs). There’s also a reference to the ACORN offshoot and slogan #BlackLivesMatter.

Make no mistake, it’s all about leftist agitation, it’s all about presenting a gigantic shiny squirrel to the masses so they don’t dare look at what is really transpiring.

This is why what happened on this television set matters. It highlights the ignorance and malevolence of the world’s left. For many it’s about calling everything racist. This is supposed to be the magic potion that gives the left more cultural and political power. The problem here and with the worldwide left, is this misguided fixation allows actual racist genocide to transpire.

By continuing to blame the United States or everyone of a certain complexion of racism, they look away from the mass murder unfolding right under their noses, and demand everyone else do the same.

As usual since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the ensuing worldwide Islamic terrorist jihad, apologists and agitators have tried to frighten or even threaten people from discussing the facts of the matter regarding terrorism. It may be unpleasant to some, but it remains the case that it’s not Christians, Jews or the Amish who obsess about mass murder, and implement that obscene nightmare.

Arab Islamists kill more Muslims than anyone else on the planet. Yet the constant demand that we ignore that fact makes it virtually impossible to act (see Barack Obama’s feckless and idiotic foreign policy), because world leadership remains paralyzed through political correctness. Ironically, this refusal to act on facts, condemns even more Muslims to death at the hands of other Muslims.

We live in a world where ISIS continues its genocidal rampage through the Middle East and now we’re told it is infiltrating many areas in Afghanistan. Arab Muslims from the Gaza Strip are randomly attacking Israelis with knives and hatchets; FBI Director James Comey announced just last week that ISIS is recruiting Americans for jihad 24/7 in all 50 states (that would be 57 states for you fans of Mr. Obama).

But for the “Arab artists” in Berlin it’s the supposed racism of an American television show that must be condemned. A show that in its first season featured a white American military man as the terrorist.

Yet, “Homeland” has come under fire simply for portraying some terrorists as, well, Muslim. They also have Muslim characters who are not terrorists, and CIA operatives and staff as well. Objective reality shows us that terrorism in today’s world is Islamist. It is Muslims cleansing the Middle East of the infidel and anyone else who refuses to genuflect and declare allegiance to the jihadist beast.

The United States is guilty of something quite horrible — by abandoning the world and serving political correctness so slavishly, we are in part responsible for the unfolding chaos in the Middle East and the murder of over a quarter of a million people.

By still not admitting the truth and not engaging Islamic terrorism we allow ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban to grow in strength and terrorize everyone in their path. Yet self-satisfied renegade “Arabian artists” think we should do even more of nothing.

I have a feeling that sentiment would change if they suddenly found themselves in Raqqa, Mosul, Benghazi or Fallujah.

⦁ Tammy Bruce is a radio talk show host.

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