Wednesday, July 13, 2005

FrontPage : Hollywood to Idolize "Teenage Terrorist"

Hollywood is working on putting together a movie idolizing Abduraman Khadr, a teenage member of Al-Qaeda:
In 1996, Abdurahman Khadr, then 13-year-old terrorist-in-training, stood face to face with his idol: Osama bin Laden. Before long, Khadr would join the ranks of al-Qaeda’s jihad in Afghanistan, fulfilling the calling of his hard-line Islamist family by waging war against the hated Americans. Now, after a stint at Guantanamo Bay prison, Abdurahman will become an American hero—at least if Hollywood has its way. . . .

Khadr certainly has his work cut out for him. The tale of a young rebel who never reconciled himself to his family’s extremist ways may set the hearts of Hollywood producers aflutter. But it would be difficult to tell a story more incompatible with the facts of Khadr’s life.
Difficult, indeed, as the column makes very clear.


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