'Homeland' shows pakistani contempt for America

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    Season Four of the Showtime terrorism drama Homeland, features actress Claire Danes in an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning role as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison, whose beat is Islamic terrorism.

    Season Four put Carrie front and center in the belly of the beast, in Pakistan. And that ultimately did not go over well with officials “Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the U.S.,” said Pakistan Embassy spokesman Nadeem Hotiana, “is a disservice not only to the security interests of the U.S. but also to the people of the U.S.”

    Pakistani diplomats also had a problem with the actors’ incorrect Urdu accents and other linguistic nitpicking, but their biggest irritation is that Homeland suggests that Pakistan may not be the trusted ally against the terrorists that its officials would like us to believe: “Repeated insinuations that an intelligence agency of Pakistan is complicit in protecting the terrorists at the expense of innocent Pakistani civilians,” said one source, “is not only absurd but also an insult to the ultimate sacrifices of the thousands of Pakistani security personnel in the war against terrorism… Homeland makes it seem that Pakistan has contempt for Americans and its values and principles. That is not true.”

    Pakistan Gives ‘Homeland’ Two Thumbs Down | FrontPage Magazine

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