BUT I THOUGHT HOLLYWEIRD LIBERALS WANTED SHARIA LAW ALONGSIDE THEIR GAY-COWBOY MOVIES AND THEIR HERITAGE-PORK-BELLY AMUSES-BOUCHES
An item from the gossip column of the New York Post:
Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he's already experiencing a Hollywood backlash....
He told Page Six: "I've already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, 'There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.' I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people." ...
"I am of a Jewish bloodline, a baptized Christian who accepts Christ's teachings, the Jewish Old Testament and the Holy Koran. I believe there is one God, whether called Allah or Jehovah or whatever you wish to name him. He creates all peoples and religions. I consider myself a Jewish Christian Muslim...."
Well, Sean, good luck with that. Obviously you have a point about the interconnectedness of the three major Middle Eastern religions -- but try telling that to the practitioners. (Oh, and you remind me of your father, the big lefty who once tried to bring an Ayn Rand novel to the screen, with a script by a socialite pal of the Bush twins. Eclecticism for eclecticism's sake? Y'know, maybe we really can't all get along.)
I don't think it's appropriate for Hollywood to give Young Sean the cold shoulder -- but I'm waiting for the righties to admit that this disproves everything they've ever said about Hollywood and liberals. They think Hollywood is 100% liberal and -- despite our drinking, our gay weddings, our fondness for non-halal food -- they also think we desperately crave sharia law. If that's the case, why hasn't Sean been lavished with Tinseltown dollars? Why aren't the bigwigs sending him out to recruit more young filmmakers to serve Allah? Why haven't supermarket tabloids already reported alarming tales about George Clooney and Brad Pitt demanding footbaths in their trailers?