Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Showing a film is a hate crime?

A Jewish student group in Pace University, New York, have been told that if they show the critically acclaimed film about radical Islam, Obssession, they will incriminate themselves in two hate crimes involving the desecration of the Koran. The University also threaten the group that it would contact the Police if it showed the film.

This is actually the first I've heard of Obssession, but having watched the trailer I find myself wondering whether the acts of flag burning and the mass crowds chanting "Death to America" are not dubiously named, hate crimes as well? Also, this film was already shown on Fox TV last November, is News International in the dock? No.


Serf said...

Hate Crime = Thought Crime

They have no place in a Liberal Democracy

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering if anyone at PACE Uni have watched Sleeper Cell.

Thanks for the link to the film site. I've just read why they felt the need to make the film. I got the impression that their reasoning for making the film wasn't about causing hatred against Islam but looking at and highlighting the reasons behind the islamic jihadists cause. Very interesting and something I would like to watch.

If everyone took the same view as PACE, then the likes of United 93, Sleeper Cell, Over There and other programes made wouldn't get the air time.

Is it better to live in ignorant bless?

Anonymous said...

Here's a banner link posted on webcameron. Should this be banned as well?

CityUnslicker said...

At the other extreme, celebrity vet ballroom dancing et al must also have to be considered as a crime against though/hate crime.

Its only purpose is to lobotomise which surely is more aggresive than idea behind Obsession.

Rickytshirt said...

These guys should show it anyway. There's no way they'll be prosecuted.

Anonymous said...

Dizzy I blogged about the movie last year. You can watch in full on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, Pete. I'm certainly going to take up the offer, when I get the spare time.