Hollywood has a long history of promoting Islamophobia. It is important for blockbuster films to reflect current attitudes, and there are many recent examples of films featuring Islamophobia. But this does not mean that all movies promoting Islamophobia are hateful. While some films have criticized the religion, others have championed diversity of thought.
For example, the recent movie “The Revenant” shows the Islamic world in a negative light, while the film “The Kingdom of Heaven” portrays the Islamic faith in a positive light. It also shows the role of religion in a society and portrays both Muslims and Christians as noble and tolerant.
Despite these problems, there are a few promising films starring American Muslims. The recent Academy Award winner Maher Shala and the German-Egyptian actor Omar Metwally have already won awards, and are gaining recognition. These stars are challenging the stereotypical portrayals of the soap 2 day in Hollywood.
Another example of a film that portrays Muslims in a negative light is “The Martyrs”. The film focuses on three Islamophobic crimes that happened to a Muslim, including a pregnant woman being kicked in the stomach. It also features a stabbing and an acid attack. These films aim to show how Muslims are victimized in our society and what they endure.
In another example of a Hollywood movie that reinforces stereotypical views of Muslims, Shaft, the plot of the movie “Shaft Junior” aims to portray a Muslim in a bad light. Its plot, despite its ending, tries to make up for this by referencing zakat, the annual Muslim tithe smihub.