Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It's not censorship, actually!!!!

The star of the film 'Love Actually', Alan Rickman has directed a play about the life and death of International Solidarity Movement activist, Rachel Corrie, called 'My name is Rachel Corrie'.
The play chronicles the activities of Rachel Corrie and espouses her one-sided beliefs as a person who fought Israeli 'oppression'. The play is to be shown in New York but has been postponed, Rickman has declared that postponing the play amounts to censorship.
The play cunningly leaves out some very well known facts about Rachel Corrie and the ISM. Firstly, although the ISM calls itself a non-violent movement, facts would dictate otherwise. Israel has showed that during the Intifada the two suicide bombers involved in the Mike’s Place suicide bombing, both British nationals, had actually been hosted by ISM. The ISM seems to have quite a history of supporting terrorists.
As for Corrie herself, she was hardly the peaceful activist the play sets her out to be. She is pictured many times burning the American flag with what can only be described as hatred and rage on her face.
As Dennis Prager wrote in the Wall Street Journal," Rachel Corrie chose to side with a society that breeds some of the cruelest murderers of innocent people in the world. Rachel Corrie gave her life trying to protect people whose declared aim is to annihilate another country. In the name of saving children's lives, Rachel Corrie chose to defend a society that teaches its young children to blow themselves up and which deliberately targets children for death. And Rachel Corrie went to America's enemies to burn her country's flag."
"She ended up being a useful idiot for, and one more victim of, Palestinian terror."
So if people in New York want to postpone a theatre production about a girl who hates her own country and belonged to an organisation that supports murder; is that censorship, actually????

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