Shockingly, in Showtime TV’s hit show, ‘Homeland,’ Hollywood gets it right for a change about the threat the Islamic State poses to the civilized world, then offers up a strategy that no politician, other than Donald Trump, would dare to suggest.
The writers on ‘Homeland’ are acutely aware of the vast gulf that exists between what people think and what politicians would have them believe. We are not allowed to think that anything intrinsic to Islam perpetuates these atrocities. Peter Quinn, the CIA hit man on Homeland, put it in a remarkably prescient episode from the current series: “They (ISIS) have a clear strategy. A strategy which includes beheadings, crucifixions, and the revival of slavery, and it all derives from their fucking book, the only book they ever read (the quran).”