From the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), Oct. 30:
London — James Bond actor Daniel Craig voted against plans to have suicide bombers in the new movie “Casino Royale” because that would anger Muslims.
According to contactmusic.com, Craig asked producers to not have any political or religious terrorists in the movie and instead have villains motivated by money.
He said: “Every terrorist in this movie is non-political. I said, we can’t have that (suicide bombers) in this movie because the connotations of a suicide bomber are something that lie within religion and politics. We have to make sure that all of the guys that are setting bombs and trying to hurt people are basically walking away with a suitcase of cash.”
We anticipate that once the Islamophobic pundits gets wind of this it will provide further fodder for charges of capitulaiton to jihadist intimidation.
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