Today, October 21, 2015 is unofficially Back to the Future Day, because it is the date that Marty and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future II.

But the 1985 film Back to the Future is also on Jack Shaheen’s “Worst List” in his landmark book Reel Bad Arabs. The book and associated film indexes more than 1,000 Hollywood films and examines their portrayals of Arabs. Below is the entry for Back to the Future:

Watch the clip featuring “Libyan terrorists” and judge for yourself:

 

Find out more about the book Reel Bad Arabs as well as Hollywood’s stereotyping of Arabs: http://www.arabstereotypes.org/sites/default/files/documents/ReelBadArabs_StudyGuide.pdf