Skip to comments.HOLLYWIERD CONSIDERING MOVIE ON TALIBAN JOHN WALKER'S LIFE
Posted on 01/01/2002 6:47:32 AM PST by GailA
I was listening to the local Fox channel 13 here in Memphis this morning while drinking my cup of coffee and one of the stories was that Hollywierd is considering making the life story of Taliban John Walker into a movie. I about barfed. I can imagine what the 9-11 victims would think and have to say about this.
Don't they know that NOBODY would watch it but them?
Oh, that may make the police look good, can't have that.
Beyond that, I don't see that there is any need to pay any attention at all to him, his parents, or the low life lawyer that represents him.
Or Mayor Rudy, or George Bush, or the Firemen, or the American Soldier....
I liked the part where Sean Penn gets a real close look at the Mexico city phone book.
Unfortunately, these idiots never fail to surprise me.
Don't you know cigarettes are bad for him?
But seriously , folks, Dubya should issue an executive order revoking his citizenship and return him to his original Afghan captors for a real imprisonment or summary execution. You know damn well we can't kill him here!
A blindfold and a cigarette are all Jihad Johnny needs
Now you can't give him one of those nasty cancer causing cigs it might endanger his lungs. (smirk)
Hubby says don't waste a perfectly good cigarette on a traitor.
As long as the critics love it (Ebert & Roeper: two thumbs up); as long as it's the talk of the wine and brie Hollywood party circuit; and as long as the Academy notices and nominates it for Best Picture; they won't care.
After all, the rest of us are just a bunch of rubes, doncha know?
It is beyond disgust that any one of them would even think of doing that.
Alec "I should be in France" Baldwin as Jihad Johnnie
Richard Gere as Johnnie's gender confused daddy.
And last and certainly least, Hanoi Jane Fonda as Johnnie's liberal "can't get out of the sixties" mother who just keeps muttering, "Johnnie was always such a good boy".
Real NA troops and CIA agents, not actors!
I'll not be watching it no more than I watched dead man walking. I support whole heartedly the DP to be used on traitors like this scum.
The kid who flew his plane into the building in Tampa was a Young Republican. Somehow, I don't think Walker ever was a Young Democrat. But, then again Bishop may be your Republican Hero.
Sound like liberal politics to me.
Since you propagate this on all of the threads, I will cross post my rebuttal to all of the threads.
Note that the press will probably cite Austim as a conservative Republican when he finally flips out because he is a registered member of Free Republic.
Sounds like Bishop was a Compassionate Conservative in the Young Republicans.
What are the "Animal Rights"?
Compassionate Conservatism applies to people. You can promote humane treatment of animals without ascribing them "rights" (which include the right not to be eaten by omnivorous humans)
Among his different usenet names:
John signed several of these articles as "J O H N D O E" - note the spaces, if you choose to run a dejagoogle using that.
By Jeff Jacoby of The Boston Globe, December 13, 2001
It isn't the case that the parents of John Walker -- the Marin County (California)child of privilege turned Taliban terrorist -- never drew the line with their son. True, they didn't do so when he was 14 and his consuming passion was collecting hip-hop CDs with especially nasty lyrics. And true, they didn't put their foot down when he announced at 16 that he was going to drop out of Tamiscal High School -- the elite "alternative" school where students determined their own course of study and only saw a teacher once a week. And granted, they didn't interfere when he abruptly decided to become a Muslim after reading "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," grew a beard, and took to wearing long white robes and an oversized skullcap.
On the contrary: his father was "proud of John for pursuing an alternative course" and his mother told friends that it was "good for a child to find a passion." Nor did they object when he began spending more and more time at a local mosque and set about trying to memorize the Koran. Nor when he asked his parents to pay his way to Yemen so he could learn to speak "pure" Arabic. Nor when they learned that his new circle of friends included gunmen who had been to Chechnya to fight the Russians. Nor when he headed to Pakistan to join a madrassah in a region known to be a stronghold of Islamist extremists. His parents also didn't balk when he went to fight in Afghanistan -- but that, at least, they didn't know about: Walker hadn't told them.
Perhaps by that point he had learned to take their consent for granted. Only once, it seems, did Frank Lindh and Marilyn Walker actually deny their son something he wanted. When he first adopted Islam and took the name Suleyman, they refused to use it and insisted on calling him John. After all, he had been named for one of the giants of our time: John Lennon. Their refusal must have amazed him. For as long as he could remember, his "oh-so-progressive parents" had answered "Yes" to his every whim, indulged his every fancy, permitted -- even praised -- his every passion. The only thing they insisted on was that nothing be insisted on. Nothing in his life was important enough for them to make an issue of: not his schooling, not his religion, not his appearance, not even whether he stayed in America or moved -- while still a minor -- to a benighted Third World oligarchy halfway around the world. Nothing. Except, of course, their right to call him by the name of their favorite Beatle.
Devout practitioners of the self-obsessed non-judgmentalism for which the Bay Area is renowned, Lindh and Walker appear never to have rebuked their son nor criticized his choices. In their world, there were no absolutes, no fixed truths, no mandatory behavior, no thou-shalt-nots. If they had one conviction, it was that all convictions are worthy -- that nothing is intolerable except intolerance. But even in Marin County, there are times when children need to hear "No" and "Don't." They need to know that there are limits they must respect and expectations they must try to live up to. If they cannot find those limits and expectations at home, they are apt to look for them elsewhere.
Newsweek calls it "truly perplexing" that Walker, who "grew up in possibly the most liberal, tolerant place in America . . . was drawn to the most illiberal, intolerant sect in Islam." There is nothing perplexing about it. He craved standards and discipline. Mom and Dad didn't offer any. The Taliban did. Even when it was clear that their son was sinking into Islamist fanaticism, they wouldn't pull back on the reins. When Osama bin Laden's terrorists bombed the USS Cole and killed 17 American servicemen, Walker e-mailed his father that the attack had been justified, since by docking the ship in Yemen, the United States had committed "an act of war." Lindh now says that the message "raised my concerns" -- but that didn't stop him from wiring Walker another $1,200. After all, says Dad, "my days of molding him were over." It isn't clear that they ever began.
It undoubtedly came as a jolt to his parents when Walker turned up at the fortress near Mazar-i-Sharif, sporting an AK-47 and calling himself Abdul Hamid. But the revelation that their son had enlisted in Al Qaeda and supported the Sept. 11 attacks brought no words of reproach -- nor self-reproach -- to their lips. Walker deserved "a little kick in the butt" for keeping them in the dark about his plans, his father said, but otherwise they just wanted to "give him a big hug." His mother, meanwhile, was quite sure that "if he got involved with the Taliban he must have been brainwashed. . .when you're young and impressionable, t's easy to be led by charismatic people." Yes, it is, and it's a pity that that didn't occur to her sooner. If she and Lindh had been less concerned with flaunting their open-mindedness and more concerned with developing their son's moral judgment, he wouldn't be where he is today. Walker is responsible for his own behavior and he will pay the price the law requires. But his road to treason and jihad didn't begin in Afghanistan. It began in Marin County, with parents who never said, "No."
OH NO MY FREIND liberals will go in droves to see the taliban boy he is their HERO
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