Hollywood ruins ‘Blinded By The Light’ a movie that had potential

Hollywood took a real life story about a Pakistani-British family living in Bury, UK and sadly turns it into a politically correct propaganda film.

It appears that this fictional film was loosely based on a book written by Sarfraz Manzoor, a journalist, author, documentary maker and broadcaster. Manzoor’s book Greeting from Bury: race, religion and rock n’ roll is the basis of the movie titled Blinded By The Light, which is a quote taken from Manzoor’s book. At the end of the film Javed (Manzoor), played by Viveik Kalra, reconciles with his father. His father Mohammed drives Javed to Manchester University both listening to a Bruce Springsteen tape. A heartwarming ending indeed. But was it that way in real life?

In the forward to the book The Statesman wrote:

“A very personal narrative of love, separation, loss and guilt. At the heart of this book is the tragedy that only after his father’s death did Manzoor lay aside his resentment and being to get to know him . . . In the gradual negotiation of freedom, beautifully depicted in these pages, Manzoor reminds us of the deep sense of hope and rationality that lies at the core of both Islam and modernism.”

The movie is fine and even delightful when we see the young Javed (Manzoor) inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen. The song that is of note, among many others, is The Promised Land where Springsteen sings:

Mister I ain’t a boy, no, I’m a man
And I believe in a promised land

The promised land is of course the land God gave to the Israelites. BibleStudyTools.com says this:

Promised Land

God promised to show Abram a land ( Genesis 12:1 ). After a long and perilous journey he pitched his tent in the plain of Moreh and the Lord assured him that he was in the land intended for his possession (Genesis 12:6 Genesis 12:7). However, he was a sojourner during his entire life (Acts 7:1-5 ; Hebrews 11:8 Hebrews 11:9). This land extended from the river Euphrates to the river of Egypt (Genesis 15:18-21).

To Christians the promised land also refers to Heaven.

Instead of focusing on Javed who is Muslim becoming more Westernized, much to the chagrin of his father, and more tolerant of others to a fault, the film goes off the good track to it’s real reason for doing Blinded By The Light, to highlight white supremacy in England in the 1980s. Yes, there was an anti-Pakistani movement in England in the 1070s and 1980s. But these protests are secondary to the story of a Pakistani boy with a dream of getting out of Bury and going to University. Today this young boy is now a man and having a film, loosely based on his book, hitting theatres world wide. That’s the beauty of the Western world.

It turns out that these so called “white supremacists” were right.

Peter McLoughlin published a book in 2016 titled “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal.” The book provides a detailed account of how the British media, law enforcement and government looked the other way while an estimated 1 million underage white girls were groomed, by gangs of Muslim men, for the pedophile sex trade over a period of 25 years.

This all happened because of the “sinister power of political correctness” because the victims “were mostly white schoolgirls” while their abusers were “almost entirely Muslims with darker skins. This meant the grooming gangs “could operate with impunity.”

The Quilliam report, Group Based Child Sexual Exploitation: Dissecting Grooming Gangs, by Haras Rafiq and Muna Adil, states:

During our time researching for this report, the numbers that we have found are, frankly, alarming. The over-representation of Asian-ethnicity (predominantly British Pakistani origin) individuals in this specific crime profile is conclusively irrefutable, and when this data reaches the public, we hope that it will an eye-opener for many and a point from which we can all move forward towards solutions.

This grooming (rape and prostituting) of under aged white British girls began circa 1991, Blinded By The Light takes place in 1989 and afterward. Watch the interview with Gavin Boby about the Muslim grooming gangs on the Jamie Glazov show:

In a 2017 BBC World Service poll 62% of British citizens had a negative view of Pakistanis.

Let’ be very clear, Sarfraz Manzoor, his family and the vast majority of Pakistani-British citizens of the UK had nothing at all to do with the grooming gangs. Nothing what so ever. As a matter of fact I believe Sarfraz is a man who wants to build bridges. He is a man of honor.

I don’t believe, given the ongoing revelations about Muslim grooming gangs, that Blinded By The Light will do anything to change public opinion, because the public now knows the truth. Sad but true.

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