Islamists are known for their medieval interpretation of the Quran.
But that hasn’t stopped them from blasting Walt Disney Studios over… the Aladdin remake.
Just because you want to establish a sharia-based Islamic state doesn’t mean you can’t be woke. Look at the Council on American Islamic Relations, which claims the beloved children’s story is “rooted in racism, Orientalism and Islamophobia.”
Moreover, says CAIR, it is especially bad to release such a movie “during the Trump era of rapidly rising anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and racist animus.”
That “only serves to normalize stereotyping and to marginalize minority communities,” the organization claims.
But, asks Hany Ghoraba, for the Investigative Project on Terrorism: “What happens when you take a classic story created by a Syrian writer, modernized with a multi-ethnic, multi-national cast, that tops the box office from the United States to the Middle East?”
“If the Council on American-Islamic Relations is involved,” says Ghoraba, “you get empty cries of ‘Islamophobia.'”