Popcorn time! 3 great anti-jihad movies: “The Siege”, “Body of Lies” & “The Kingdom”

None of them are perfect, but they the best I know. Readers are welcome to submit movie suggestions in the comments section. I love the opening monologue by Russell Crowe in Body of Lies:

1: The Siege:

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“The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.”

Here is what Pamela Geller writes about The Siege. Via pamelageller.com

“Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema selection, The Siege, is extraordinary in that the subject matter is virtually nonexistent in Hollywood. It’s verboten. The overseers at MPAC wouldn’t have it. Denzel Washington stars in this taut suspense-thriller as the head of an FBI anti-terrorism unit who finds himself as the point man when a group of Islamic terrorists stage a series of deadly attacks on New York City. Extraordinary. When was the last time you saw a Hollywood film where the terrorists were jihadis? Think about it. There have been five Jack Ryan films. The great American patriot and decorated Marine and now CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence battled the Reds (Soviets), Irish terrorists, Mexican drug cartels, old Nazis planning to provoke a war between the U.S. and Russia, and Russian economic terrorists. But never jihadis. Talk about your alternate universes…”

2: Body of Lies:

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“Fresh off of their success with director Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, star Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter William Monahan team with director Ridley Scott for this screen adaptation of David Ignatius’ novel Body of Lies. When CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) uncovers evidence indicating that a major terrorist leader may be operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) in infiltrating the elusive saboteur’s vast underground network. During the course of his dangerous mission, Ferris gradually comes to question how much he can trust his presumed allies — who include not just Hoffman, but the outwardly helpful head of Jordanian intelligence as well.”

3: The Kingdom:

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“In the aftermath of a deadly attack on American forces in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, diplomats are slow to act, but meanwhile, FBI special agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) assembles a secret team of U.S. counter-terrorism investigators to enter the city and find the criminal behind what has quickly become an international incident. The crew, however, finds their attempt to capture the perpetrators stalled by bureaucracy and their presence unwelcome. Desperate to gain the trust they need to accomplish their mission in just five days, the team enlists the aid of a Saudi Arabian police officer (Ashraf Barhoum), but as the agents infiltrate the dark and complex world of the Saudi crime scene, they find that the perpetrator’s next target may be them.”

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