Skip to comments.Did Edited Clip of Brian De Palma’s Redacted Lead Frankfurt Shooter to Kill?
Posted on 03/08/2011 5:00:03 AM PST by Kaslin
Arid Uka said he was motivated by a YouTube video of American soldiers raping a girl in Afghanistan. The likeliest source of such a clip is the De Palma feature.
As reported here on Pajamas Media, Arid Uka, who shot and killed two American servicemen at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday, has told German police that he was motivated in part by a video that he saw showing American soldiers plundering a house and raping a girl in Afghanistan. According to Germanys deputy Attorney General Rainer Griesbaum, Uka is supposed to have viewed the video on YouTube.
An Islamist propaganda video roughly matching Ukas description is in fact to be found on YouTube. On November 20, 2010, a German-language YouTube user going by the name 24jasmina uploaded the video under the title American Soldiers Rape our Sisters! Awake Oh Ummah.
The video begins with roughly 80 seconds of footage apparently showing American soldiers marauding in a familys home and raping a teenage girl. The footage appears to be filmed with a night vision camera and comes complete with vulgar and incriminating dialogue. At one point during the rape scene, gunfire can be heard off-camera and then a soldier on camera says: I f****** killed them all.
The same footage can also be seen on YouTube under the English-language title Footage of Abeer Qassim. The description specifies rape footage of Abeer Qassim. Unlike the German-language YouTube page, however, the English-language page indicates that the footage comes from the Brian De Palma film Redacted. In addition to the rape scene, the propaganda video on the German-language YouTube page contains three further scenes from Redacted.
De Palmas 2007 release was largely made to look as if it was filmed by an amateur cameraman documenting real events. A disclaimer that is shown at the beginning of Redacted states that the film is entirely fiction, but inspired by an incident widely reported to have occurred.
The incident in question occurred in Iraq, not Afghanistan. The allusion is to the 2006 rape and murder of 14-year-old Abeer Qasim al-Janabi near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, and the murder of three other members of her family. Five American servicemen have been charged and convicted for their roles in the crime by American civilian or military courts. The principal suspect, Steven Dale Green, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
A second related video was uploaded to a German-language YouTube account on February 21, just nine days before the Frankfurt Airport shooting. This clip was posted by a YouTube user going by the name IslamDwR, which apparently stands for Islam, the true religion” [Die wahre Religion]. The title given to the clip is American soldiers: a girl raped and shot dead.
The clip consists of a German television report on the Mahmudiyah incident. The report was first broadcast in August 2006 on Germanys ARD public television network. Ironically, it appeared on the television news magazine Panorama: the very program that first reported Arid Ukas claim that he had been motivated to kill by a video he had seen of American soldiers raping a girl.
Like De Palmas Redacted, the Panorama report also contains re-enacted segments. In comparison to Redacted, the re-enacted segments in the Panorama report are merely suggestive. When the rape is mentioned, for example, a girls hand is shown being pinned to the floor. Moments later we see close-up images of the barbecue that the soldiers, according to the narration, are supposed to have prepared for themselves shortly after the crime.
The report, moreover, presents the crime of Steven Green and his fellow soldiers as somehow emblematic and explicitly suggests that it was not merely an isolated incident, but rather a foreseeable outcome of U.S. government policy. This view is reinforced by the testimony of an expert who, among other things, explains that all Iraqis hate the American soldiers and that fifteen percent of the latter have criminal records. The expert in question is none other than Marc Garlasco, then of Human Rights Watch. In 2009, Garlasco would be famously suspended by Human Rights Watch, after it was revealed that his hobby was collecting Nazi memorabilia.
The Panorama report has been posted several times on YouTube, each time provoking a torrent of anti-American bile from German-speaking commentators. For example, the two highest rated comments on a May 23, 2008, posting of the report run as follows:
First of all, Im German. But what I would do with this Green and the other sons-of-bitches is hang them, shoot them, and skin them. F*** war. F*** Amerika. becouse amerika is war [sic. in English in the original].
Now I hate the Americans [die Amis] even more.
The author of the last comment, incidentally, goes by the name Stop the Jews [stopptdiejuden].
It should be noted that German public television itself makes a regular practice of illustrating supposed news reports with footage taken from pseudo-documentaries like De Palmas Redacted or Michael Winterbottoms The Road to Guantanamo. The technique is especially favored by the second German public television network, ZDF. (For one example, see here.)
A third video posted on a German-language YouTube page on February 26 is titled American soldiers rape Iraqi women. It shows a veiled Arabic-speaking woman recounting the details of her alleged rape by American servicemen. German subtitles have been added. The source of the clip is Al-Jazeera.
I’m sure of it. DePalma should be executed.
Very similar to when the Boston Globe published pornography
and claimed it was a similar fabricated malignment
of America (of, by and for the DNC),
and riots in Turkey followed; murdered many.
Well done, liberal liars.
Well there you go. Death imitates art.
Hollywood lied. Soldiers died. Nuff said.
What I don’t understand is this: Aren’t muslims supposed to kill the girl who got raped?
and Marty Scorcese should be indicted for shooting Reagan.
If raped by a moslim I guess. 'Infidels' are different.
It takes 4 male witnesses to prove rape, or 8 women, then you kill the victim and blame them for dishonoring anybody interested. In afganitan if it was a boy it would just be called training.
Let us all remember that the new spokesperson for this Islamic terrorist propaganda arm is none other than our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
She endorsed it in an amazing hyper-glowing endorsement that would have put the late Billy Mays' OxiClean commercials to shame.
Someday in the far off future it will be written how Hollywood was one of the major causes of America’s downfall.
the reason they attack us is because of the decadent lifestyle the see in hollywood, yet hollywood hates our military as much as klinton or the muslim in office now. and the irony is if it wasn’t for our military these aholes would be dead.
“If raped by a moslim I guess. ‘Infidels’ are different.”
I could understand that rule if it were the infidel rapist being killed. But this guy killed two randomly chosen infidels to protect the honor of a woman whom he himself would kill, had she been dishonored in a way that probably made no difference to her while it was happening. So if the rapist is shouting Allah Akbar while he enjoys himself, the girl gets killed. If he’s shouting “oh baby that’s good do you want to go to McDonald’s afterwards” then randomly chosen guys from the country where McDonald’s is incorporated get it?
Of course, that this rape never occurred makes the logic even more twisted.
Should we be surprised when the ‘art’ of anti-American liberals in the film industry produces a anti-American result among deluded fanatics?
De Palma should be boycotted and presented with protestors whereever he goes. Those are the tactics of his leftist friends so he shouldn’t complain.
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