ABC Fired Roseanne, But Slurs Hindus and Jews
Quantico has been literally the worst offender in trying to shift the blame for Islamic terrorism onto absolutely everyone, from Jews to Christians to... Hindus.
U.S. television studio ABC has apologies to Indian fans of its crime drama “Quantico” after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot sparked online outrage against Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays a lead role in the show.
Others called on the government to black out the scene where Chopra, who stars as an FBI agent in the series, holds up sacred Hindu prayer beads as evidence that the plotter in the episode, planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York, was an Indian nationalist.
“The myth of Hindu terror, by a fake story, enters American television with the help of Priyanka Chopra. Would any Pakistani actress betray Pakistan or Islam the way she betrays India and Hinduism?”, David Frawley, a Hindu scholar based in the United States, tweeted.
It's a non-apology that fails to address the central issue. And Hindu activists are doing the right thing by applying pressure.
A major Jewish group is gathering signatures for a petition against ABC to cancel the series Quantico, amid allegations of anti-Israel and antisemitic content.
In a statement released on Friday, ZOA President Morton A. Klein and Director of Special Projects Liz Berney referred to a previous complaint they had lodged with ABC – on October 30 – and what they considered an “unhelpful letter” from the network, which “failed to address Quantico’s factual anti-Semitic errors.”
Quantico intensified its anti-Semitism and its vicious portrayals of the IDF as “war criminals” when in fact, the IDF is the world’s most moral army.
Quantico also escalated its practice of mocking and portraying Jews as sniveling, untrustworthy, duplicitous, disloyal, war criminals, violent, unable to see the “greater good,” people who “follow orders” that are wrong; terrorism-plotters and ugly bomb-makers. Quantico also makes absurd “Islamaphobia” claims; portrays Muslims as moral and beautiful; glorifies a Muslim Imam who defies the FBI; and glorifies Arab terrorists and Palestinian-Arab “resistance” (a euphemism for Palestinian-Arab attacks on Jews).
It is time, they wrote, “for ABC to cancel this horrendous, defamatory series, which reverses reality. Jews are already being subjected to far more religious hate crimes than any other group: Sixty-percent (60%) of U.S. religious hate crimes are against Jews (and only 15% are against Muslims). Quantico will inflame more baseless Jew hatred and incite even more anti-Semitic hate crimes.”
ABC doesn't oppose bigotry. It supports it.
And Hollywood will portray every group as terrorists. Just not Muslims. Who can forget the terrifying menace of... Serbian terrorism.
Before September 11, 24's Jack Bauer was fighting the international menace of Serbian terrorism. Serbian terrorists also showed up in 1999's Diplomatic Siege when their "Serbian Liberation Front" took over a US embassy and in 1997's The Peacemaker with George Clooney rushing to stop a Serb from detonating a nuke in New York City.
Ride Along, which features Ice "F___ the Police" Cube playing a cop, once again takes on the terrible threat of… Serbian terrorism.
When Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit featured a terrorist cell in Dearborn, even though Muslims dominate the area, the villains were shown operating out of a Russian Orthodox church and getting their cues from a priest reading the bible while the terrorists cried out, “Slava Bogu" or "Praise God."
It would have been unrealistic to show them praising Allah instead.
And then there's always the usual, "Israeli false flag attacks" that have become another Hollywood staple. And now there are Hindu false flag attacks. All the major religions keep trying to frame Muslim for terrorism.