"There's enough food in here to feed Bangladesh."
That's the only line I found offensive in the movie. As soon as that was said, all 11 of us who went to see the movie were like, "They mentioned Bangladesh. Oh wait, heeeeey!"
Give credit to Steven Spielberg. He is a Jewish man, making a movie on a Jewish massacre, and he manages to strike a balanced note. Yes, the Israeli terrorism atrocities are only talked about, whereas the Palestinian terrorism attacks are shown, and we know visuals leave a stronger effect than mere words. Even when the Israeli assassins led by Eric Bana's Avner are questioning their policies, their actions, their targets, Spielberg shows the original Munich attack, as to why this is all taking place. However, Spielberg understands there are lot of gray areas in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and even as a Jew he does not shy away from asking tough questions. Just because Jews have been oppressed for thousands of years does not make them a decent race, says one of the assassins. My father never gassed a Jew, says an Arab terrorist. In the end, the movie's moral is tough, and depressing. Hate begets hate.
"Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just." (Quran, 60:08)
"We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations." (Quran, 45:16)
"Those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve." (Quran, 2:62)
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