Does anybody remember that idiotic internet petition from last winter/spring, asking that the 2nd Lord of the Rings movie not be called The Two Towers, due to 9-11?
Well, they have a website.
Glancing at their faq...
We believe that Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema's actions are in fact hate speech. The movie is intentionally being named The Two Towers in order to capitalize on the tragedy of September 11. Clearly, you cannot deny the fact that this falls under hate speech. We believe that if they will not willingly change the name, the government should step in to stop the movie's production or to force a name change.It's the title of the friggin book. And even if you remotely had any shred of a point, consider that Tolkien's epic predates not only the 9-11 attacks, but also the construction of the WTC towers themselves! Did Tolkien know he was committing hate speech way back then?
(Of course, one could talk about the implications of comparing Tolkien's anti-industrialism and Bin Laden's anti-westernism. But I have the strangest feeling that these fellows with the website aren't being as sophisticated as that.)