Saturday, March 12, 2005

60 Minutes This Week

... apparently will have a segment worth watching. Roger L. Simon reports that the show will feature Hirsi Ali, the Dutch lawmaker who produced the film "Submission" with countryman Theo Van Gogh. Van Gogh was murdered last year on the streets of Amsterdam by a jihadist who didn't care for the film. Since then Ali has been in hiding due to threats against her life by terrorist groups. The silence coming out of the US film industry about the incident has been deafening. Simon says:
"But now, according to a press release, at least '60 Minutes' is going to report on the case this Sunday and show part of the film, which harshly criticizes some Islamic attitudes towards women. Hirsi Ali, the Somalian actrees/activist who wrote the script and starred and is now living underground in fear for her life, will appear on the program and announce that she is doing a sequel. In Ali's words to '60 Minutes'' Morley Safer:

'By not making 'Submission Part Two,' I would only be helping terrorists believe that if they use violence, they are rewarded with what they want.'"
If you want to see the film that Van Gogh died for producing, it's available here.

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