COMMENTARY | A strange thing has occurred in Hollywood, that home to extreme left wing politics. Some celebrities have discovered that there really is such a thing as Islamist fascism, according to a piece in the Washington Times.
A protest has arisen over a staid institution known as the Beverly Hills Hotel, the venue of many a Hollywood party over the years,
“But the reputation and the financial future of the century-old getaway is on the line, as stars are boycotting the hotel and its corporate connection to the sultan of Brunei, whose tiny Southeast Asian nation recently adopted what critics say is an extreme and harsh form of Islamic Shariah law. “
Two impulses in the entertainment community have just been placed on a collision course. The first is the benign idea that people, especially groups like women and gays, should not be repressed. The other is that there should be no criticism of Muslims, for fear of being accused of racism or Islamophobia.
But now that a rich sultan is imposing laws that would suppress women and kill gay people, Hollywood has erupted. There are now protests in the streets, led by illumenatos such as Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres. This is all a proper and just response to savagery being instituted in the tiny sultanate on the island of Borneo, but Hollywood has in its power to do much more damage to Islamist fascists.
The entertainment industry can start greenlighting movies and TV shows that depict people who favor Shariah law the way they really are, which is to say medieval barbarians who want to spread oppression and injustice in the name of religion. Hollywood can go even further and depict people who fight against these people, whether it is the American military or human rights activists, as good and heroic.
Hollywood would have come nearly 13 years late to the fight, having tended to put out product that smears the United States and our fighting men and women. But it is better late than never.