Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Hej Danes! We've been here before

US News & World Report (USNWR)columnist John Leo reviews a forshadowing of the cartoon mess here
In 1976 a Syrian born Muslim directed a film in which Anthony Quinn starred as the Prophet's uncle. Money quote:
"Later, a group of black American Muslims attacked three buildings in Washington, D.C., taking 149 hostages. One of their demands was that The Message must not be released. In a 39-hour siege, a reporter was killed and many hostages were stabbed, beaten, or shot. The movie, in an Arabic version, was shown in the Middle East. The English version, never released, appeared for the first time on a DVD last November 1, not long after the appearance of the Danish cartoons."

Yes, the emphasis is added.

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