Islam vs. Islamist/Muslims Against Jihad (Genius DVD)
C Sound: C+ Extras: D Episodes: B-
are not sick and tired of hearing about it on the news for free and to death,
there are many DVDs on the subject, but I will give credit to the news genius
Entertainment DVD set Islam vs.
Islamist/Muslims Against Jihad which rightly claims that these are
documentaries “the media does no want you to see” because they do not commit
the fallacy of portraying World Islam as monolithic and as all
Islamo-Fascist. If anything, the fact
that U.S. media is ignoring some of the individuals discussed in these programs
is only compounding the problem.
not even show Islam vs. Islamist to
their detriment as the show describes both moderate Muslims up against the
maniac hijackers of the religion and the way Middle East Muslims with money and
power funded anti-U.S. organizations (especially in parts of The Black
Community) that only found themselves against the wall post-9/11. I guess this was too for real and not “safe”
enough for the “quality television” the network is known for, despite being
accurate and showing a side of things all the mainstream media has been
ignoring. Muslims Against Jihad was also rejected by the network as it shows
the discrimination many moderates faced after 9/11, but the shallow portrayal
of things (especially as distraction to gut U.S. wealth) will be more obvious
shows are under an hour, so length was no excuse for rejection and to be
honest, unless lawsuits are an issue, it is a nadir of PBS not to have at least
put these on as specials, P.O.V. segments or something else. When even PBS has failed journalistically,
you know the Bush/Iraq Affair is a disaster on profound levels.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image on both videotaped programs is softer
than usual, in part due to the quality of some archive footage, but there is
still a slight softness that is odd, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo on both
is not bad, but can have their mono moments.
There are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo