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23rd Nov '16 1:52:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Homeland}}'' is about a returned POW from the Iraqi War whom a CIA agent fears has been turned by an Islamist terrorist group.

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* ''{{Homeland}}'' ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' is about a returned POW from the Iraqi War whom a CIA agent fears has been turned by an Islamist terrorist group.
15th Nov '16 10:04:27 PM Kalmbach
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: This trope saw a resurgence in US media after France[[note]]Germany, New Zealand, Russia and China also voiced their doubts, but the trope was more often used where the French were concerned[[/note]] refused to send troops to Iraq, arguing that they needed to give diplomacy more time and that a war would just add to the instability in the Middle-East.

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: This trope saw a resurgence in US media after France[[note]]Germany, New Zealand, Russia and China also voiced their doubts, but the trope was more often used where the French were concerned[[/note]] refused to send troops to Iraq, arguing that they needed to give diplomacy more time and that a war would just add to the instability in the Middle-East. That being said, the French did have no little experience with messy counter-insurgencies (see Algeria and Indochina) and have since been at least partially VindicatedByHistory.



* TheFundamentalist



* MissionFromGod

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* MissionFromGodMissionFromGod: On both sides of the conflict. Along with the expected 'kill the infidels' rhetoric from the Taliban, there was a disturbing amount of reference to 'Crusades' on the part of certain American religious types.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Movies about U.S. soldiers or spies set during this period show them using racial slurs intended towards Arabs, as well as showing politicians ramping up policies that seem to target Muslims. This is TruthInTelevision, as Muslims were subject to increased scrutiny after 9/11, including the presence of FBI and NYPD informants placed in several New York mosques. Needless to say, America's Muslim population didn't feel particularly safe. Racism against people of middle eastern descent also increased dramatically, and even Sikh Indians (who are obviously neither Arab nor Muslim) were occasionally subject to racially motivated violence.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Movies about U.S. soldiers or spies set during this period show them using racial slurs intended towards Arabs, as well as showing politicians ramping up policies that seem to target Muslims. This is TruthInTelevision, as Muslims were subject to increased scrutiny after 9/11, including the presence of FBI and NYPD informants placed in several New York mosques. Needless to say, America's Muslim population didn't feel particularly safe. Racism against people of middle eastern descent also increased dramatically, and even Sikh Indians (who are obviously neither Arab nor Muslim) were occasionally subject to racially motivated violence. Things didn't dissipate over time, either, as DonaldTrump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States demonstrates.



** The anti-Muslim and anti-Middle Easterner paranoia, especially in the early years, has been likened to the anti-Japanese paranoia of World War II.

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** The anti-Muslim and anti-Middle Easterner paranoia, especially in the early years, has been likened to the anti-Japanese paranoia of World War II.II, or [[RedScare anti-Communist paranoia]] afterward.
15th Nov '16 9:24:05 PM Kalmbach
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** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' includes bombings in major population centers and other real world contemporary issues. [[spoiler:And, in true, grand Trek fashion, the proper message is that we ''cannot'' give in to our fears and devote ourselves to little more than war and militarization, even in the face of "threats". It's in the face of such things that we have to be ''even more'' noble, not less]].

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** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' includes bombings in major population centers and other real world contemporary issues.issues, such as sending the ''Enterprise'' into another government's territory to launch a bunch of missiles at a terrorist. [[spoiler:And, in true, grand Trek fashion, the proper message is that we ''cannot'' give in to our fears and devote ourselves to little more than war and militarization, even in the face of "threats". It's in the face of such things that we have to be ''even more'' noble, not less]].
27th Sep '16 2:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061027.html See how Phil Ivey helps to win the war on terror]] in ''PlusEV''!

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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061027.html See how Phil Ivey helps to win the war on terror]] in ''PlusEV''!
''Webcomic/PlusEV''!
24th Sep '16 11:38:07 AM tyrekecorrea
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* ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', which began principal photography a few months after 9/11, uses the slogan "united we roar". It's a fairly likely reference to the slogan "united we stand", which became a popular symbol of solidarity after the attacks.
11th Sep '16 6:37:25 AM contrafanxxx
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* PyrrhicVictory
29th Aug '16 1:12:24 PM contrafanxxx
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* ''Film/CollateralDamage'' is about a Los Angeles firefighter who travels to Colombia to seek revenge on a terrorist who killed his family in a bombing. This movie was actually affected by the 9/11 attacks.
29th Aug '16 1:10:24 PM contrafanxxx
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* ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' is another DieHardOnAnX movie set in the White House about another Secret Service agent fighting against WesternTerrorists, though it's a more [[LighterAndSofter lighthearted]] work compared to others on this list.
21st Aug '16 3:46:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* CanucksWithChinooks
18th Aug '16 7:33:44 PM CamelCase
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* The 2015 ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion The Zygon Invasion]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion The Zygon Inversion]]". With Zygons instead of ISIS.
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