Zero Dark Thirty’s Islamophobic Reaction & How The Film Makes Americans ‘Hate Muslims' & Islam

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The film Zero Dark Thirty is now showing in theaters nationwide and reactions to it are everywhere.

 

The film Zero Dark Thirty is now showing in theaters nationwide and reactions to it are everywhere.

The controversial Kathryn Bigelow film tells "the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man,” and is a dramatization of American efforts to kill Osama bin Laden. The movie has recently won nominations for writers Guild Awards and has already bagged a Golden Globe for Jessica Chastain, in the best actress in a drama category. The film is also nominated for five Academy awards including, best screenplay and best picture.

While the general debate involving the movie in the United States is its’ portrayal of brutal violence and torture practices that American agents have put in to practice, as well as drones and glamorizing the use of it.

There is another debate brewing around the world – that of the movie’s promotion of Islamophobia. The film has been pegged as Islamophobic because the protagonists are non-Muslims, while the enemy in the form of Bin Laden and his cronies are most certainly Muslims – and Islam. The studio and the filmmaker both insist that’s not case. That’s certainly not true and one only has to go to Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook etc to see the kind of reaction this film is eliciting and it’s horrific.

Here are some of the responses to Zero Dark Thirty, which speak for themselves. Can anyone hair xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia being whispered in the background? We sure can.

 

 

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