After watching a movie called “Redacted,” which depicts U.S. soldiers raping a girl in Iraq, a Muslim man was motivated to kill two U.S. Air Force servicemen in Germany, in March 2011 — Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, age 25, and Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback, age 21.
Arid Uka told the judge “I thought what I saw in that video, these people would do in Afghanistan,” he said, the BBC reports.
The terrorist recruiting film which portrays the American military as “uncontrollable misfits” according to Congressman Duncan Hunter, was praised by such notables as the Hollyweird movie industry, leftist cultural groups and Time Magazine, and it received awards from leftist Film Festivals.
Interestingly, this is what the film’s producer had to say:
“I honestly had not heard about it,” said one “Redacted” producer, Jason Kliot. “I’m terribly sorry to hear that, but I don’t understand how my movie would impel anyone to commit murder,” he said. “The real culprit here is the tragedy of war, it is not Brian De Palma’s brilliant film,” he said. “I don’t see how people would be made to commit acts of violence [after watching “Redacted”], any more than they would for watching Fox News,” Kliot said. “Do Americans kill people in wars? Yes … [but] this is pro-American film, this is a pro-troops film… [because it shows the consequences] when soldiers are put in an impossible position,” Kliot said. “’Right-wing nut-jobs’ criticized the movie even though they had not watched it,” he said.
Brilliant. Zowie. Depicting a terrible but isolated incident, and ignoring all the sacrifice and heroism on the part of our military is NOT pro-American.
Note the lack of remorse. Note he also tries to shift blame to essentially the only conservative national news program — completely ignoring the fact that not engaging in foreign entanglements is a fundamental conservative principle, and that the only evidence of violence we see from Americans who engage in the political process hails from Hollyweird, anti-conservative union thugs, leftist groups and people like the Congressional Black Caucus who now appear to be calling for violence against the Tea Party.
In contrast, this is what Arid Uka had to say to a court in Frankfurt about his murderous acts: “What I did was wrong, but I cannot undo what I did.”
Even Mr. Uka expressed remorse. We can’t help but have a much deeper respect for him than the Clueless Mr. Kliot.
Read it here, at the Daily Caller: Terrorist credits Hollywood for his recruitment