The hit TV series “Homeland” has long been criticized for it’s inaccurate portrayal of Arabic culture so it’s especially delicious to see the graffiti artists hired to decorate the set of a refugee camp depicted in the current season with slogans mocking the American-Israeli television staple.
One of the artists, Egyptian Heba Amin, explains on her blog why they did it:
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What’s wrong with Homeland’s political message? The very first season of “Homeland” explained to the American public that Al Qaida is actually an Iranian venture. According to the storyline, they are not only closely tied to Hezbollah, but Al Qaida even sought revenge against the US on behalf of Iran. This dangerous phantasm has become mainstream ‘knowledge’ in the US and has been repeated as fact by many mass media outlets.