The Hollywood Left's latest wannabe-peacemaker learned firsthand that being a good dhimmi does not earn you brownie points with the terrorists; it only makes you a larger target. You see, while Speilberg bent over backwards to find some type of moral equivalence between the terrorists of "Munich" and the Israeli hit squads sent to execute justice, all he got in return was an old-fashioned Islamist beat-down...via LGF:
The Palestinian mastermind of the Munich Olympics attack in which 11 Israeli athletes died said on Tuesday he had no regrets and that Steven Spielberg’s new film about the incident would not deliver reconciliation.
The Hollywood director has called “Munich,” which dramatises the 1972 raid and Israel’s reprisals against members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), his “prayer for peace.”
Mohammed Daoud planned the Munich attack on behalf of PLO splinter group Black September, but did not take part and does not feature in the film. He voiced outrage at not being consulted for the thriller and accused Spielberg of pandering to the Jewish state.
“If he really wanted to make it a prayer for peace he should have listened to both sides of the story and reflected reality, rather than serving the Zionist side alone,” Daoud told Reuters by telephone from the Syrian capital, Damascus.
Spielberg twisted history to make an evenhanded film about one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in history (wonder what he'll do with 9/11?), and what does he get when he presents his wagging tail to the Islamists? The usual buzzwords: "No regret", "Outrage", "Zionist" - all delivered from the belly of the beast - Damascus.
Will Spielberg learn anything about the nature of our Islamist enemy through this exchange with his movie's real-life protagonist? Unlikely; rare is the lefty who sees the folly of his ways...but I wonder if Senor Spielbergo is suprised to see a focal point of his movie act, well, so...in character? Did he expect real life to be a "coda", where Daoud will become repentent, tears will flow, hugs will be exchanged, and peace will quickly follow (while the theme music of "Munich" plays in the backround)?
Well, maybe if he had done a little research, he would have known better. Gateway Pundit does the research, and links to a 2002 Sports Illustrated article, which contains this line by Daoud:
"...The operation brought the Palestinian issue into the homes of 500 million people who never previously cared about Palestinian victims at the hands of the Israelis..."
Slaughtering innocents to make a statement...and Spielberg attempts a "cry for peace", by equating Israel's attempt at pinpoint reprisals with the mass murders carried out by Palestinian terrorists?
He's a classic "useful idiot" here, giving moral cover for scum like Daoud to continue sprewing their bile on a international stage. My only satisfaction is that I am sure he will lose a nice bit of his studio's change on this liberal rewrite of history, which may teach him more of a lesson than anything he is currently absorbing in his newfound status as a dhimmi...
Link to Gateway Pundit here: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2005/12/munich-terror-mastermind-scoffs-at_27.html
LGF here: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=18692_Munich_Terrorist_Spurns_Spielberg&only