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Media goes after "Sex in the City 2", for being anti-muslim

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Apparently the new Sex in the City 2 movie depicts Muslim men mistreating Muslim women. The media does not like this and is having a # fit. Personally, I could care less about the movie, but its a fantastic demonstration of double standards. Observe:

Media Defend Islam from 'Sex and the City' Jibes

There are some review snippets that likely won’t end up as movie poster taglines:

“an affront to Muslims” – USA Today

“breathtaking cultural insensitivity” – Washington Post

“cinematic Viagra for Western cultural imperialists”- Salon.com

Of all the criticisms that could likely be launched against Warner Bros.’ new “Sex and the City 2” movie, the media have latched onto the film’s reported depictions of misogynist policies in Muslim nations.

It was USA Today that called the movie “an affront to Muslims.” Reviewer Claudia Puig wrote that director Michael Patrick King “is out of his league attempting to comment on the inequitable treatment of Muslim women. He ends up mocking religious beliefs and making Carrie and her friends appear insensitive.”


Now, compare this to their treatment of movies that squarely take aim at Christians.

A review by Salaon.com, of the move "Saved":

www.salon.com...

"Saved!" doesn't seem particularly insulting to Evangelical Christians, nor to Christians of any stripe. Even though it pretends to be sharp and observant, it's really one of those "Let every flower in the garden grow" movies, conspicuously lacking both guts and well-sharpened teeth.


How about the 2004 release of a movie that some Christians find insulting, "Life of Brian" (one of my favorites):

www.washingtonpost.com...

The scene takes place in A.D. 33, when a Judean citizen named Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) finds himself taken for the Messiah. The more he demurs -- he actually pretended to be a prophet while trying to escape from the Roman guards who were chasing him -- the more his protestations sound to his followers like divine pronouncements. As one disciple says, the surest sign that someone is a Messiah is that he denies being the Messiah.

Such are the tautologies, inconsistencies and self-fulfilling prophecies of organized religion that the Pythons poke fun at in "Life of Brian,"


I don't disagree with the review, but its just funny to see how their attitude changes when Islam is involved.




posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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Well, on the bright side this might curb the enthusiasm for Sex and the City 3.

But seriously, what did they expect... according to my observiations all that show/movies are about is shoes and costume changes. Now they think that they have any business commenting on the state of any religion?



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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I'm sure the Producers and Marketeers of this movie are very sad about all the FREE PRESS! Poor Poor Movie makers, they have all the news outlets talking about some controversial aspect of their new release, now everyone is going to want to go to the movie and see what all the fuss is about! I bet they just hate that!


Now, if only a sex tape would come out with one of their stars, and somebody would get arrested or OD, then they would have themselves a true blockbuster!!



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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Who cares about the movie? The point is how the media is reacting to what they call anti Muslim, compared to how they react to movies that take aim at Christianity.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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To the OP. What did you expect? Right now Muslims are the sweetheart of the liberals and the media because they are being "unfairly" characterized. But are they being unfairly characterized? Lately we have not seen radical Christians trying to detonante car bombs in Times Square. We have not read stories about radical Christians performing "honor killings" of their own children when those children don't meet their parents' expectations. We also have not heard stories lately about radical Christians stoning women who were raped, though that's what a radical Muslim cleric ordered to happen to a woman who was gang raped in Africa.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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So you think it is okay to pigeon hole our perception of over 2 billion people based off the actions of a few?

There are over 2 billion Muslims on this planet. The largest Muslim nation isn't even in the Middle East.

Yes, Islam has some radical practitioners. What do you really think they number at, though? Relative to TWO BILLION PEOPLE?

No group should be unfairly characterized by the action of a few in that group. Not Christians. Not gays. Not blacks. No one.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by Rowsdowerr
Who cares about the movie? The point is how the media is reacting to what they call anti Muslim, compared to how they react to movies that take aim at Christianity.

I'll be completely honest Sarah Jessica Parker is hot (Even though some people say that she's incredibly unattractive. I'd still hit that.) But I could honestly least care about the movie or if someone gets offended. People need to grow a pair and get their backbones back.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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I suspect that all this will do is give Sex in the City 2 more publicity. I can't see the followers of this series giving a rats a-- about how they portray Muslims. This show is purely for the materialistic....and man haters



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:01 PM
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The difference between making fun of christians in the US and making fun of muslims in the Middle East is that we are not at war with christians in the US. I believe in free speech and artistic expression fully, but one thing I don't thing people understand is, like it or not, the EXTREMISTS (not all of them) use this as fuel for their holy wars. So, if you think about it, mohammad cartoons and movies like this put our soldiers in danger, and keeps this war going. Don't get me wrong, I think its ridiculous that people blow themselves and others up over this stuff, but how can we continue to justify this kind of humor in the name of principle? Must we always take our "priveleges" and "freedoms" to the fullest extent, even if people could possibly be killed over it?
I have not seen this movie, and probably never will, but I have no problem with this so-called double-standard. Sometimes these types of political and social statements should be left to the realm of intellectualism, not comedy.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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Here is an idea.

Muslims, stop treating your women like cows and we will stop using it as a talking point.

Way to many babies in the U.S. right now. I don't know what caused some people to become such pussies but it is as bad as a disease right now. Lets call it what it is. The Great Pussy Pandemic of the 21st century.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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The difference between making fun of christians in the US and making fun of muslims in the Middle East is that we are not at war with christians in the US. I believe in free speech and artistic expression fully, but one thing I don't think people understand is, like it or not, the EXTREMISTS (not all muslims) use this as fuel for their holy wars. So, if you think about it, mohammad cartoons and movies like this put our soldiers in danger, and keeps this war going. Don't get me wrong, I think its ridiculous that people blow themselves and others up over this stuff, but how can we continue to justify this kind of humor in the name of principle? Must we always take our "priveleges" and "freedoms" to the fullest extent, even if people could possibly be killed over it?
I have not seen this movie, and probably never will, but I have no problem with this so-called double-standard. We can't pretend to want to help another country while we are poking fun at complicated problems. Sometimes these types of political and social statements should be left to the realm of intellectualism, not comedy.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:35 PM
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You guys are getting hung up on the movie when its a mute point. The point is the difference in reporting.

Its like Comedy Central having no problems trashing Christians on a daily basis, but will censor Mohamed from their programming.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by dontblink
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Well, on the bright side this might curb the enthusiasm for Sex and the City 3.



Always look on the bright side of life... [whistling]



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by ventian
Here is an idea.

Muslims, stop treating your women like cows and we will stop using it as a talking point.

Way to many babies in the U.S. right now. I don't know what caused some people to become such pussies but it is as bad as a disease right now. Lets call it what it is. The Great Pussy Pandemic of the 21st century.


Gave you a star because, well, you're right! This nation has become a melting pot of whiney, thin-skinned crybabies who get their panties bunched in a wad if someone so much as sneezes in their direction. All of this political correctness crap needs to end.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by ventian
Here is an idea.

Muslims, stop treating your women like cows and we will stop using it as a talking point.

Way to many babies in the U.S. right now. I don't know what caused some people to become such pussies but it is as bad as a disease right now. Lets call it what it is. The Great Pussy Pandemic of the 21st century.


The pussification of the America started a long time a go when political correctness was born.

If muslims ever took over and I had to choose muslim as a religion. I would become a terrorist. Muslimsbelieve they will take over the world and i don't doubt it. It has to do with these radical islamic clowns.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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I do think this movie was been out standing and right now every one of the movie theaters are looking for some awesome movie experience. Oh the cast of Sarah Jessica Parker is do some good influence for the movie and she been fabulous from the very starts of the movie.


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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:45 AM
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"But seriously, what did they expect... according to my observiations all that show/movies are about is shoes and costume changes."

Who says shoes have nothing to do with the Muslim religion? Just ask George W. If moviegoers object about the content of the movie, maybe they should take off their shoes and throw them at the screen.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 03:07 AM
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I'll tell you I'm in the media and I'm going after Sex In The City 2 for just being a horrible movie from a franchise that should have died long ago!

As for the issue of it being anti-Muslim eh, I really don't care. If you want to gripe about the west treating Islam with kid-gloves instead of Christianity, think of it this way:

We are not trying to win the hearts and minds of the Christian world. That's really it. Now the other side of the coin here is that the West is really the home of Christianity. Sure Jesus might have been from the middle-east but it was the Romans that made the religion get big. Without that, I honestly doubt that Christianity would be anything but a footnote of Jewish history.

Since we (the West) really brought about Christianity, it's ours to kick around, it's making fun of ourselves which is always much less controversial than making fun of others.

So there's my response, you Christians are the accepted majority, and you get all of the rewards and ribbing that comes with that.




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