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(NYPost)   Muslim groups say "X-2" contains anti-Islamic propaganda, want director to apologize   ( divider line
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2003-05-08 04:01:19 AM  
Boy, I'd be more pissed if I was an anti-mutant group. I mean, those guys get painted in such a bad light!
2003-05-08 04:12:02 AM  
OK, whos gonna post us a closeup of that ring?
2003-05-08 04:28:42 AM  
Yeah, well....Extreme Fundie Muslim Terrorists offend shut the Fvuk up.
2003-05-08 04:47:06 AM  
I think Singer should apologize to *me* for all that christian shiat in the movie. I wanted to be entertained. I didn't go to the movie see cutie Famke part water or to hear a mutant praying in German. I feel so offended.
A personal apology in my apartment bedroom from Famke will be fine too.
2003-05-08 07:28:12 AM  
Because Gen. Stryker was wearing a ring with a symbol?!? I didn't realize that Muslims had a "Secret Decoder Ring" that identified them. Should Christians demand an apology every time that some madman smacks down a string of victims with a statue of Mary?
2003-05-08 09:06:20 AM  
Saw that movie last night.

It was great!!
2003-05-08 09:14:08 AM  
they'll get an apology as soon as all those people that have burn the U.S. flag and screamed "death to america" apologize for offending U.S. citizens
2003-05-08 09:22:05 AM  
Also, Muslim groups complained that some of the dialog spoken in the movie contained the letters J, E, and W. This was, according to the Arab League, evidence of Jewish influence in Hollywood. The Arab League spokesperson then complained about hot cross buns, books about pigs, and the word "brainstorm", before being told to STFU.
2003-05-08 10:06:07 AM  
Sure, we have an apology ready for them.

All they have to do is come down to the INS with their papers, and a written apology will be extended personally to each of them.
2003-05-08 10:49:28 AM  
Everyone with half a clue KNOWS mutants hate Muslims.
2003-05-08 10:49:32 AM  
But the Masonic symbols are O.K.? That's probably what the ring was. Pick a real issue and get back to me.
2003-05-08 10:50:08 AM  
Daggum foriegners
2003-05-08 10:50:16 AM  
I hear X3 is going to feature a new mutant named Islamo. He's Palestinian and has the uncanny ability to blow himself up and others around him.
2003-05-08 10:50:40 AM  
X2 sucked except for the beginning fight sequences.
2003-05-08 10:50:48 AM  
Flying those planes into the WTC was probably bad for their image too. Maybe they should recall that.
2003-05-08 10:50:50 AM  
What's that old saying about the only bad press is no press?
2003-05-08 10:50:57 AM  
They just want the movie distributors to pay them money until they go away.
Total attention seekers. Black groups and feminists regularly do the samr thing.
Not a very nice thing to do, but I guess that it helps pay the rent.
2003-05-08 10:51:31 AM  
Uh, no it didn't.
There is an underlying message of acceptence... not anti-anything. It's about overcoming ignorance, hate, and bigotry.

People will always complain about anything and everything.

I think in X-3 there needs to be some islamic jihad jackholes about to bomb a bus full of kids and have the X-men come in and kick there asses all the way back to Mecca.
2003-05-08 10:51:31 AM  
Hey Muslims -- fark YOU! Don't biatch to us just cuz you're too uptight to appreciate quality fictional entertainment -- just ignore it or declare a jihad against it, like you do everything else.

(and before you flame me, let me qualify this statement by saying that I'm sure all Muslims aren't asshats. I'm only addressing the ones that agree with the groups described in the article.)
2003-05-08 10:52:09 AM  
2003-05-08 10:52:34 AM  
Talk about hypersensitivity. With everything going on in the movie, something like that is spotted.

And I believe it was claimed that the movie was rife with anti muslim signs and allegories, meanwhile, only one tiny possibly defective example was given.
2003-05-08 10:52:38 AM  
I want the X2 guys to apologize to me for the time I spent downloading that shiatty moooooo-veeeeeee.....

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2003-05-08 10:53:04 AM  
Think it's bad now. Wait another 20 years when the immigrants from Pakistan and other middle eastern countries push for an independant state with the U.S. and Canada.

To bad I'm not kidding
2003-05-08 10:53:16 AM  
They are going to be so hurtin' when the Dark Phoenix opens up a telekinetic can of whoopass on them.
2003-05-08 10:53:29 AM  
So, a shot that barely anyone noticed, or is going to notice, is causing a problem. One might think that keeping it on the down-low would be a better tactic, but going to the media now in fact lets millions of people in on so called anti-islamic statement.

I don't know how to say this, but I think he just caused himself a bigger problem that he had before now that everyone knows about it.
2003-05-08 10:53:38 AM  
I 'pray' all Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc. would hurry up and kill each other and leave us meek in peace.

...blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit The Earth.
2003-05-08 10:53:49 AM  
Take a picture folks, but i think this is the first time everyone in a thread has agreed on a single topic.
2003-05-08 10:53:50 AM  
I am offended by Hugh Jackman's new haircut. He should cut his hair and then come to MY bedroom to deliver his apology in person.

Mmmmmmmm...... Wolverine......
2003-05-08 10:53:52 AM  
Boo Frickety Hoo! The fact that they're offended offends me but you don't see me asking for an apology now do ya?
2003-05-08 10:54:57 AM  
I got your creamy, white apology right here. Just suck 'til it comes out.

That being said, has anyone actually *seen* a pic of the so-called offensive ring? Given the general stupidity and muslimphobia which pervades America these days, it wouldn't suprise me if this was true.
2003-05-08 10:55:03 AM  
I agree with the fark YOU comments posted above.

fark YOU.
2003-05-08 10:55:43 AM  

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2003-05-08 10:56:07 AM  
This sounds retarded. I am willing to bet the vast majority of Muslims could care less. Anyhow.
2003-05-08 10:56:33 AM  
Then need to apologise to US before we create 10,000 miles of glass.
2003-05-08 10:59:24 AM  
Should gays be offended at the scene when Iceman is "coming out" to his parents?
"Dad... Mom... I'm... I'm a mutant... I can do stuff"
2003-05-08 10:59:28 AM  
lol me thinks they need a warm bowl of STFU.
2003-05-08 10:59:45 AM  
Sure, we'll apologize.
As soon as you Muslim faggots apologize for BLOWING UP THE WORLD TRADE CENTER!!!!
fark-ing assholes.
2003-05-08 10:59:50 AM  
He's muslim...

let's whooop his foriegn butt
2003-05-08 10:59:53 AM  
I'm not sure if my sarcasm detector is defective this morning, but alot of posts seem pretty intollerant, which is kind of funny since the movie was about that.

Sure these people complaining probably have nothing to go on, but alot of posts are of the tone 'your wrong so shut the fark up, I hate you and all your kind' . Just bugs me when everyone gets groupped together with a bunch of farkwads.
2003-05-08 11:00:34 AM  
2003-05-08 11:00:53 AM  
This is interesting. Immediately after seeing the movie, my friend, who is also a Muslim, described seeing the exact same thing, and he too perceived it as a subtle implication that he was Muslim. That said, he loved the movie, and I fully intend to see it. For those who doubt the connection between an "Allah" ring and his religion, it is the same as wearing a cross necklace and assuming the wearer is a Christian.

All of that aside, it would not shock me if the costume designer picked out the ring without knowing what it was.

And for those who say it's a hard to identify "symbol". That's just not true. It is a word, made up of Letters. That is like saying a ring with the letters "JESUS" on it coincidentally resembles a word.
2003-05-08 11:01:00 AM  
This is silly.
2003-05-08 11:01:06 AM  
If you want to know what crimes a sociopath is thinking about committing, just listen until he pulls some insane piece of crap out of his ass - he'll accuse everyone around him of plotting it, or claim that he's being unfairly persecuted for having already done it.

This is human nature known to the ancients; it's even described in the sixth chapter of Genesis.
2003-05-08 11:01:25 AM  
That might be the funniest thing I've ever read.
2003-05-08 11:01:32 AM  
Also, Muslim groups complained that some of the dialog spoken in the movie contained the letters J, E, and W. This was, according to the Arab League, evidence of Jewish influence in Hollywood. The Arab League spokesperson then complained about hot cross buns, books about pigs, and the word "brainstorm", before being told to STFU.

But the Masonic symbols are O.K.? That's probably what the ring was.

Acting on behalf of the Chartered Union of Molemen (C.U.M.) and our Lizardmen Supreme Dominators (L.S.D): In the interests of equality, I would like to protest the lack of variation of 'tinfoil hat' conspiracy group representation. The masons, illuminati, jewish/media conspiracy and aliens are getting far too much screentime lately. Equality, fairness and world domination for all!
2003-05-08 11:01:34 AM  
NoYOUSuck: LOL -- "Have you tried not being a mutant?"
2003-05-08 11:02:22 AM  
Dammit, I'm offended by Muslims! Where was the support for America and against the terrorists from the "moderate" Muslims after 9/11? They should be damn happy that they weren't lynched, and that they can enjoy America while biatching about how unfairly this country treats them because of a farking ring in a movie.
2003-05-08 11:02:32 AM  
I say we issue the mother of all apologies, if you know what I mean. And I think you do. Don't you? Yes. Or do you?
2003-05-08 11:02:35 AM  
Ok, so we can't show Muslim bad guys, because that's offensive. We also can't show African-America, Latino, or Asian bad guys because that's offensive.

We are also suppose to go along with demands to include more of said groups in movies, because they are "under represented".

So I guess the only action movies we can make involve hero minorities shooting up a bunch of white people. That's fair. So long as they aren't gay white people, then we have a problem again.

2003-05-08 11:03:11 AM  
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