Mort covert enforcement of sharia. Can you imagine such nonsense being spewed concerning Goebbels or Goering or Hitler during WWII? And they never slaughtered on home soil.
Zero Dark Thirty was an excellent film depicting great American heroes. If you haven't seen it, go. When I grow up, I want to be Maya (the protagonist hero of the film). I am not surprised that leftist quislings are doing the work of sharia enforcers in seeking to suppress and censor this brilliantly directed account of the search for Osama bin Laden.
I am not surprised that the Academy passed up director Kathryn Bigelow for an Oscar nod. You can always count on those lily-livered, mealy-mouthed tools to never do the right thing.
9/11 Family Group Says: "NO" to censorship of Zero Dark Thirty film re Bin Laden
As a group of 9/11 families sharing a rare moment of justice and elation in the viewing of a film chronicling the search for and ultimate death of Osama Bin Laden, we find it deeply disturbing that some of our elected officials want to discourage other 9/11 families and the public from seeing this outstanding film. Politicians who have criticized the movie and made misleading claims about it, stand in the way of engaging a public dialogue for a stirring film which invokes feelings of patriotism and perseverance and honors our military, our country, and the victims of 9/11.
We are greatly concerned that a few pundits, "film critics" and elected officials are badmouthing this movie because of the water boarding scenes and because this film directly confronts the enduring terrorist threat.
We feel this is history - like it or not -and no effort should be made to rewrite or censor it for political correctness. Certainly there should be no organized boycott or suppression of films based on political differences. The word for that is "censorship." How bizarre that members of an industry that suffered so much during the McCarthy era would even consider doing this to their own members!
The use of the term "torture" by elected officials in hopes of dissuading people to endorse or view this film is antithetical to what our government should be all about.
As 9/11 family members whose loved ones were massacred at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, we applaud Mark Boal and Katherine Bigelow for presenting a film that honors history, our military, our country, and the victims of 9/11 - through the excellent portrayal of how the US government and Navy Seals worked to apprehend OBL. There is still a constitutional right to freedom of speech in our country, and censoring a film is totally un American and against the tenets of our founding fathers. This film inspires dialogue and no elected official can censor any film. We do not want to allow Senators Feinstein, Levin, and McCain or actors David Clennon and 9/11 Truthers Ed Asner and Martin Sheen - to inhibit our fellow Americans from seeing " Zero Dark Thirty." Our loved ones died for these freedoms on 9/11 - and no one should ever try to abridge them. All citizens should see this film and make their own decisions about its value. This is what democracy is about.
Rita & Chief Jim Riches, FDNY(ret.) Chairperson, 9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims, Parents of FF Jimmy Riches 9/11, E4
Sally & Sgt. Al Regenhard, NYPD(ret.) USMC Vet.
Parents of FF Christian Regenhard 9/11, L131, Sgt.USMC
Maureen & Chief Al Santora, FDNY(ret.) & Family
Parents of FF Christopher Santora 9/11, E54
Mother of FF George Cain 9/11, L7
Eileen Walsh, Mother
Matthew & Mary Walsh, Siblings of FF Michael Brennan 9/11 E54/L4
Brother of Capt. William Burke 9/11, E21
Sgt. Wilton Sekzer, NYPD(ret.) Proud Vietnam Vet.
Father of Jason Sekzer 9/11,Tower 1, 105Flr/WTCChristina Regenhard & Donal Flynn, Sister & Brother-In-Law of FF Christian Regenhard
Carol Maire Watters
FF Robert Mahon FDNY(ret.)
Cousins of FF Christian Regenhard
Glenn Corbett, Technical Advisor
9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims