Pro-Islam Bias in the News

A reader, I assume as a joke, said that there was no pro-Islamic bias in the modern news media. But then he drew the joke on and on, asking rhetorical questions and filling in the answers he thought I should answer, and then asking questions about that, and putting additional answers in my mouth, to the point where I wondered if he were not joking, but delusional.

One of the pretend accusations is that I am parroting what my corporate masters wish me to parrot, as if, first, I am not parroting what my Vatican masters which me to parrot, and, two, as if I as an newspaperman and newspaper editor and therefore unable to notice the coverage slant.

But I recall the way the local and national papers covered of the Beltway sniper (the press universally speculated that it was an angry white male, and downplayed the religion of the shooter once it was discovered) I continue to see the way the press is unable to cover the rape epidemic in Scandinavia.

I recall the coverage from the Paris murders. Why did the Muslim terrorists go to a Jewish grocery? During the attack, a reporter for Sky News, one of the largest English-language news services in the world, said on Fox News: “Whether it was targeted specifically for its religious connotations it is difficult to know.”

A New York Times writer blamed it on Major Hasan’s “snapping” (in an article titled “When Soldiers Snap”). Chris Matthews said “it’s unclear if religion was a factor in this shooting.” NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten explained that Hasan, though never in combat, may have suffered from “pre-traumatic stress disorder.” (the world’s first example of a man being shellshocked who was never shelled.) And the U.S. Department of Defense classified the Fort Hood shootings as acts of “workplace violence,” not terror, let alone Islamic terror.

In the U.K. Between 1997 and 2013, at least 1,400 girls, as young as eleven years old, in the small English city of Rotherham (population 275,000), were repeatedly gang-raped and treated as sex slaves. The U.K. government acknowledged that these atrocities were allowed to go on due to the fact the perpetrators were British Pakistanis and the girls were white.

The author of a 2002 report identifying Pakistanis as the perpetrators and organizers of the Rotherham gang rapes and sex slavery was sent to diversity training.

Finally, why won’t the New York Times print even one Charlie Hebdo cartoon?

So: no media bias in favor of Islam, eh?

A delusion is a belief held contrary to fact held in defiance of any reasoning or evidence. For those of you who are not delusional, here is a partial list of some pro-Islamic media stories I found after one second of Googling, with links to the original.

BBC says it is ‘too Christian’ and vows to make more Muslim, Sikh and Hindu programmes.  The BBC should give more airtime to religious programmes for faiths other than Christianity, a report by the corporation’s own ethics boss has concluded.  Schedules could be changed to make room for live broadcasts from mosques, with extended coverage of the Eid celebrations, according to Muslim leaders.  The suggestions come after Aaqil Ahmed, BBC head of religion and ethics, said the broadcaster’s current output was “too Christian” in an internal review now being considered by director general Lord Hall.

New York Times Lets Slip the T-Word:  Taquiya.  It’s almost like terrorists won’t tell you the truth unless you repeatedly interrogate them and subject them to pressure.  Perhaps in some sort of isolated facility accompanied by gentle flowing streams of water.  But it’s interesting that the New York Times even used the term “taquiya”.  When Ben Carson mentioned taquiya, the media hurriedly rushed to throw together their usual “fact checks” to disprove the idea.  Sunni Islamist groups have generally maneuvered the media into repeating their talking points on the term backed by the usual “interfaith scholar” who are treated as authorities on Islam.

What the media didn’t tell you:  Muslim student who got kicked off Southwest Airlines.  The mainstream media and their pals at designated terrorist group CAIR went ballistic after learning that an Iraqi student was removed from a flight after an alleged ‘Islamophobic’ woman reported him after overhearing him speaking Arabic.  What the media conveniently left out is that the (see something say something) woman is a native Arabic speaker and said he was talking about terror group ISIS.

Top 10 Misreported or Underreported Stories of 2015.  [#1] The Fake Iran Agreement:  In July the mainstream media celebrated a deal between Iran and the P5+1 that would provide Iran with sanctions relief along with virtually no accountability.  Today, the administration, along with their lapdogs in the press, continues to argue that this somehow adds up to a good deal for the world.  It doesn’t.  In fact, there really is no deal at all.  The New York Times and other news organizations still call this a “signed” deal.  It isn’t.

How The Mainstream Media Spread Another False ‘Islamophobia’ Story.  The journalists and publications which implied the hit and run in Molenbeek this weekend was a ‘far right’ anti Islam attack had no evidence to suggest that it was as they reported, but they knew what story they wanted to write.  That’s why most hesitantly wrote “during” a “far right demonstration” instead of bluntly labelling the driver a “far right activist” as did the Daily Mail, the first publication to report on the story.  Instead of acknowledging the categorical error, or clearly reporting the truth as it emerged, however, the Mail quietly edited their original article, burying the factual change three quarters of the way down the page, and failing to issue a correction or clarification.

Busting Dumb Clichés About Terrorism.  The public organs often say that ‘radical clerics’ cause ‘radicalization’ or that otherwise ordinary Muslims become ‘radicalized’ after watching too many cool beheadings on Youtube and reading too many Al Qaeda PDFs.  The responsible press people want to do this to draw a distinction between peaceful, law-abiding Muslims and the types of people who detonate nail bombs next to baby carriages in airports.  This is a foolish distinction to draw.  Terrorism is a disquieting demonstration of power that synergizes well with instantaneous global communications technology.  It can make people in Chicago nervous from a small explosion thousands of miles and an ocean away.  The bomb isn’t just a bomb:  it’s a media event. […] The terrorists are just dramatizing what’s going on over a longer period of time in an instant.

A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin.  This morning Islamist suicide-bombers struck one of the few European capitals they haven’t previously hit in a mass-casualty terrorist attack. […] We will shortly move to the next phase, which is to find a good news story amid the rubble.  Anything will do, but best of all is a Muslim good news story.  After Paris it was swiftly reported that one of the suicide bombers at Stade de France had been turned away by a brave Muslim security guard.  The story whizzed around the world before anyone could check whether it was true.  It wasn’t.  But people needed it to be.  Not because Muslims don’t do good deeds, but because in the wake of any Islamist terrorist attack people need people opposed to the bombers to be Muslim and the bombers themselves not to be Muslim.  Then the good Muslim can represent Islam while the bad Muslims can be said to have nothing to do with it.

Terrorists Kill Nuns at Nursing Home in Yemen; Networks Out To Lunch.  As of Tuesday morning [3/8/2016], ABC, CBS, and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the attack by suspected ISIS gunmen in Aden, Yemen on Friday which left 16 people dead — including four nuns of Mother Teresa’s order — at a nursing home.  According to a Friday article by the New York Times, the deceased Nobel Peace Prize winner founded the home, which was “one of several care facilities in Yemen established by Mother Teresa beginning in the 1970s.”  Correspondent Hakim Almasmari, who is based out of Sanaa, Yemen, filed a report on the terrorist attack on Sunday’s CNN Newsroom.

HuffPo: ‘Is Islam Really the Religion of Violence?’.  In an fascinating exercise in selective data use, the Huffington Post has published a remarkable essay suggesting that the vast majority of terrorists have nothing to do with Islam and that Islam itself has nothing to do with encouraging violence.  In his article Monday [2/22/2016], “Is Islam Really the Religion of Violence?  Here Are the Facts,” Saudi-born writer Hanzala Bin Aman tiptoes through an FBI study on terrorism to cull the statistics that seem to justify his thesis that Islamic terrorism only makes up a tiny percentage of all terrorist acts, and therefore shouldn’t be singled out as a source of particular concern.  For example, Aman declares that a mere 6% of all terrorist attacks on US soil between 1980 and 2012 were carried out by Muslims.  What he fails to mention is that 94% of the deaths due to terrorist acts in the United States during the same period were carried out by Islamic terrorists.

Washington Post Airbrushes Obama’s Mosque Visit.  Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post provides a near-worshipful account of President Obama’s Wednesday [2/3/2016] visit to a Baltimore mosque. […] Jaffe describes the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque as “a simple house of worship.”  Post readers are never informed that things at the mosque aren’t quite that simple.  As Scott [Johnson] has pointed out, just a few years ago the FBI was monitoring this mosque as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building.  Agents secretly recorded a number of conversations with a 25-year-old Muslim convert — Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain — and other Muslims who worshiped there.  According to the criminal complaint, Martinez said he knew “brothers” who could supply him weapons and propane tanks.

Sex Crimes Across Germany: The Coverup Unravels.  Britain’s Daily Mail must be one of the world’s oddest news sources, but occasionally it does some good original reporting.  That is the case with respect to its coverage of the epidemic of sexual assault that has erupted across Germany: […] The common denominator, of course, is that the attackers were recent Islamic immigrants, most of them apparently “refugees.”

Europe’s Dishonest Elites, and Ours.  The German situation is even worse than you presented.  Sure, the Cologne police chief got fired, but the despicable mayor hasn’t resigned.  And, sure, there has been some scrambling and slithering by left politicians, including, mirabile dictu, Angela Merkel, Mutti herself, to tap dance away from the catastrophe they’ve created and countenanced.  But the massive coverup and deafening silence from the left and the MSM is the real story and it’s disgusting. […] There is a complete blackout — utter silence — from the likes of the execrable Salon, from Slate, The Nation, Mother Jones, The New Republic.  Zip, nada, nothing!

Coverup of Mass Molestations on New Year’s Eve in Cologne Draws Ire.  Oh, how the German authorities wanted to bury this story.  But when nearly a hundred women reported sexual molestation by a crowd of Arabs numbering nearly 1,000 during the Silvester celebrations in the heart of Cologne, the news got out: […]

CBS Muslim Panel Accidentally Includes Professional Leftist Obama Operative.  CBS’s Frank Luntz sought to gauge the attitudes of an ostensibly ordinary panel of Muslims in America towards Donald Trump.  Undeclared to the audience, however, is a professional left-wing agitator seated in the front row who is an alumnus of the Obama Administration.  Linda Sarsour, an anti-American hater of Israel, Islamic supremacist, and regular commentator on left-wing media, was not identified as such when offering her views on Trump.  Rather, she was presented as an ordinary Muslim in America.

Executed Saudi Shiite Cleric Al-Nimr Backed Terror Attacks on America.  The Saudi justice system is cruel and barbaric.  But occasionally they get one right.  The media is scuttling to turn Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shiite leader so great they named him twice, into a martyr after the Saudis put him down on terror charges.  But Nimr al-Nimr was a terror leader.  There are no shortage of quotes from him endorsing terrorism, backing Iran and calling for Iranian intervention in Saudi Arabia.  And yes, he hated America too. […] Nimr was an agent of Iran.  We, these days, have no ability to execute traitors.  The Saudis do.  Saudi Arabia is full of Sunnis who say most of the same thing.  Nimr got it because he was a Shiite and backed Iran.  We don’t actually have a dog in this fight, but we can say good riddance to another enemy.  The media has tried to turn Nimr and his relative Ali Mohammed al-Nimr into martyrs.

In WABC Report, Palestinian Assailants Are the Victims.  CAMERA has contacted editors ABC’s New York station to request a clarification making clear that of the four Palestinians killed Dec. 24, three were killed as they carried out attacks against Israelis, and the fourth was killed in a violent clash with Israeli soldiers.  Contrary to the false impression given in the Dec. 24 report, they were the perpetrators of West Bank attacks, not the victims.

Jihadists Do The Strangest Things.  I read an interesting article by Daniel Pipes in which he pointed out that in the United States we have had many []potential instances of jihadi violence in which the Establishment has colluded to sweep the Islamic dimension under the rug, treating the perpetrators as common criminals whose biographies, motives, and connections are of no interest and therefore remain unknown.[]  Pipes mentioned the pending criminal case of a Jersey City Muslim named Yusuf Ibrahim.  Pipes noted that Ibrahim had allegedly shot and killed two Coptic Christians, cut off their heads and hands, knocked out their teeth, and then buried them in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey.  Yusuf Ibrahim is a Muslim, but can Islamic Doctrine actually support such actions?  Islamic Doctrine is based on the commands of Allah found in the Koran and the teachings and example of Muhammad.  So let’s see what Islamic Doctrine has to say about this.

Huffington Post’s ‘Muslim Christmas Message’ Is More Lies.  While Christians across the Muslim world suffer oppression, humiliation, and slaughter, the Huffington Post continues to pound out an alternative reality about the “religion of peace.”  The latest in its long string of cynical and deceptive nonsense about Islam comes from the dishonest Ahmadi Muslim Kashif Chaudhry:  “A Muslim’s Christmas Message.”

‘Allahu Akbar’: It Means Almost Everything — Except What The Establishment Media Says.  Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of “Allahu akbar,” the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder.  The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as “God is great.”  But the actual meaning is “Allah is greater,” meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government.  It is the aggressive declaration that Allah and Islam are dominant over every other form of government, religion, law or ethic, which is why Islamic jihadists in the midst of killing infidels so often shout it.  One primary purpose of shouting is to “strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of Allah.”

Muslim Gang-Rape Marathons Continue Across Europe: Where’s The Press?  Political-correctness now extends to the identification of rapists in Europe where the press continually under-reports the high incidence of the most heinous sexual assaults and gang-rapes you can hardly imagine.  The true War on Women is being waged as we speak in the form of child-rape, sexual assault, paedophilia and gangs of Muslim men brutally raping women, in marathon fashion while crowds cheer them on and the press all but ignores.

New York Magazine Makes Light Of Female Genital Mutilation.  In a remarkable screed, New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore dismisses established reports documenting the rise of Female Genital Mutilation in the United States stemming from years of large-scale Muslim migration.  Kilgore, a self-described “veteran Democratic wonk”, took issue with a Breitbart News report detailing how Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s omnibus spending bill fully funds all visa programs utilized by Muslim migrants and, in fact, expands those programs to fund President Obama’s new Syrian refugee resettlement operation.  In the piece, Breitbart News reports that by funding and expanding these visa programs, Ryan’s omnibus enables next year’s admission of nearly 300,000 Muslim migrants on autopilot visas.

You can’t blame America for not letting this lot travel to Disneyland — I wouldn’t either.  Just a family of eleven, off to Disneyland.  A lovely big British family, off to the place where magic happens and Mickey Mouse makes dreams comes true.  They’d saved hard to get together the £9,000 for flights to make their family happy at Christmas.  But were turned away at the gate by ruthless officials from USA Homeland Security who said they were no longer allowed to board.  At least, that’s the story you’d be believing if you listened to the BBC or Labour’s blond-bobbed maniac Stella Creasy, whinging on about the obvious discrimination against them on religious grounds.

Poor Muslim banned from Disneyland was self-proclaimed ‘Taliban supervisor’.  The liberal media was crying foul when a British Muslim family of ten was suddenly and mysteriously denied permission to travel to America.  All they wanted to do was visit Disneyland!  The liberal media was crying that this poor Muslim family simply wanted an all-American vacation, and they suffered evil discrimination, simply because they were Muslim!  At least, that was the story, until today, when it turns out that one of the banned Muslims said in on Facebook that he was a “Taliban supervisor”.

Facebook page linked to Taliban and Al Qaeda was registered to same address as British Muslim father whose Disneyland trip was blocked by Homeland Security.  A British Muslim father whose planned Disneyland trip was ruined when he and his family were barred from boarding a flight to the U.S. has now been forced to distance himself from a Facebook account claiming links to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.  Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, 41, his brother and their children, aged between eight and 19, said they were stopped at the departure gate at Gatwick airport and told their visas to the US had been revoked.  He claimed the family were barred from flying ‘because they are Muslim’.

Was mosque link reason for British family’s US travel ban?  An American relative of the British Muslim family barred from entering the US to visit Disneyland has suggested it might have been because he attended the same mosque as one of the shooters behind the California terror attack.  Muhammad Mahmood, who runs a car repair shop in San Bernardino, California, told the BBC that the US government must justify the decision to exclude his British relatives.

Muslim Sensibilities Offended In Londonistan After Being Refused Travel Permission To Disneyland and California.  According to the perpetually aggrieved version: the Muslim “family” has spent $9,000 for a joyful “family” Christmas vacation, before they encountered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Islamaphobia at the airport.  Cue spontaneous acts of media outrage.  How dare the U.S. deny them their right to visit Mickey Mouse?  However, what they don’t tell you is the “family” was actually two brothers.  Two middle-aged brothers, last name Mahmood, traveling with their nine kids aged 8 to 19.  No moms, no wives, just the two brothers.  Oh yeah, and then there’s this: […]

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Where is the reporting on Iran’s Islamic terrorist groups that are as monstrous as ISIS?  It is intriguing that mainstream media has focused on violent terrorist acts of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), a radical Sunni Islamist group, while they are deliberately avoiding raising awareness about other Islamist terrorist groups that are as brutal as ISIS, if not worse.  The other groups that I am referring to are primarily the Iranian-backed radical Islamist militias.  Brutal terrorist groups such as Kataib al-Imam Ali (KIA) are not any less violent than ISIS when it comes to the aggressive and horrific tactics they use against civilians.  In fact, they are known for showing videos of cut-off heads and bodies burned over open fires.  This particular group, which is backed by Iran, originated from the Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army. Shebl al-Zaidi is the secretary-general of Kataib al-Imam Ali and he is known for his sectarian and vicious tactics.  Another militia group that is known locally for its violent attacks is Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq.  It reportedly receives approximately $2 million a month from the Islamic Republic.  There exist more than 100 of these Islamist terrorist groups and they are increasing on a daily basis as they branch out.

“Swedish Problem” is Here: Muslims Gang Rape 39 year old woman in upscale DC exurb; crickets in major media.  The following story unfortunately is a sad and growing problem across the Western world, one that is going to be replicated in every town and city across the US unless citizens begin to vocally, forcefully and equivocally say NO.  Haymarket, VA is a wealthy, upscale exurb of Washington DC that has gone in less than 10 years from a sleepy majority white rural hamlet to a sprawling landscape of McMansions occupied by the multicultural box checking apparatchiks that fill out Tables of Organizations in bloated DC agencies.  It has turned a formerly solid red Republican congressional district rabid Blue.  With the multiculturalism and diversity and tolerance comes a crime wave that was before unknown.  If it’s not black males in hoodies committing armed robberies, which has now come to be “expected”, it’s that most pronounced high water mark of multiculturalism:  Muslim gang rape.  Not a word in any of the major media.

NBC Promotes Agenda Driven Poll Result — AND, Yet Again, Hides The Data.  Against an increasingly obvious level of support for a common sense freeze on Muslim immigration the progressive apparatchik within the bowels of NBC/WSJ rush to the typeset to deflect the damage.  We’ve written extensively before about pollster Mark Murray, NBC, and their agenda-polling promotion, so there’s no reason to re-hash that again.  However, the latest attempt is so far beyond absurd the light from where absurd emanates won’t catch it for a year.

9 Facts About Islam The Media Doesn’t Want You To Know.  The way in which Trump made his proposal, a press release no one saw coming late on a Monday afternoon, was a tactical move — one designed to keep his enemies off guard and sputtering.  Whether it is Jeb Bush or Wolf Blitzer or Hillary Clinton or Joe Scarborough or the White House, they look dazed, confused, and weak.  Best of all, they are exposing themselves by retreating into their dangerous, politically correct talking points — talking points that lie about the true threat of Islamic extremism.  Here’s the thing, though:  The American people know these are lies.  They have seen Paris and San Bernardino and Fort Hood and Boston and Chattanooga and on and on and on and on.  They have access to a New Media that tells the truth about Islam.  Even if they don’t have all the facts, their instincts tell them something is horribly, terribly wrong when Obama and his DC Media allies paint Islam with Happy Talk.

FBI Stats Debunk DC Media’s ‘Muslim Backlash’ Myth.  The suspect in the recent mass-shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood is an obvious lunatic.  Nevertheless, our rotted DC Media has had a field day using those murders to attack all pro-lifers as culpable.  Naturally, this Narrative was flipped entirely after last week’s Islamist atrocity in San Bernardino.  Although the most recent F.B.I. statistic prove the “Muslim backlash” is a pure myth, the DC Media, ever in pursuit of labeling everyday Americans as racist, relentlessly spread the myth.

New English Quran Praised by CNN Says Book Often Means Opposite of What It Says.  CNN hopes that the new Study Quran, a book of English translations and commentaries on the Quran, will help “curb extremism.”  Is the book a genuine attempt to counter the jihadists’ interpretation of Islam?  Or is it a cynical exercise designed to deceive Western non-Muslims, keeping them ignorant and complacent about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat?  Unfortunately but predictably, it’s much more the latter than the former.

How the Left Sees Islamic Terrorism.  This is a glimpse into a parallel universe, i.e., MSNBC.  The MSNBC host, the appalling Melissa Harris-Perry, explains that Islamic terrorists are nowhere near as bad as the police, “right wing” terrorists — all murderers who are not Muslims are presumed “right wing” — and so on.  Her guest adds that it is extraordinary how few Islamic terrorists there are.  [Video clip]

Having ruled out Islam…
CNN Insanity: Erin Burnett Wonders If ‘Postpartum Psychosis’ Led to Slaughter.  Struggling to offer an alternative explanation for the obvious conclusion of terrorism, CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday [12/3/2015] wondered if one of the killers from Wednesday’s rampage snapped as a result of “postpartum psychosis.”  This was after two former FBI agents explained to Burnett just how Tashfeen Malik was radicalized.  Despite this, the CNN anchor wondered, “I just have to ask you, could there be something else, anything else, that could have explained her involvement?  Something like a postpartum psychosis?”

Another Jihad Attack, Another Cover-Up.  [N]o one on CBS or NBC or ABC or PBS or NPR or in the New York Times or the Washington Post will remind his or her audience that the Islamic State and other jihad groups consider themselves to be at war with the United States, and have explicitly and repeatedly called upon Muslims in the U.S. to commit mass murder of American civilians.  Would anyone have wondered about the motive of a German national who slaughtered fourteen Americans on U.S. soil in 1943?

The Real Scandal(s) Behind the Muslim MU Hair-Dragger.  On Wednesday, November 25, Youssif Z. Omar made international news.  According to Columbia, Missouri, police, the 53-year-old Omar stopped by the local public high school, spotted a 14-year-old relative not wearing a hijab, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair,” and pulled her down a flight of stairs.  Once outside, Omar slapped the girl in the face and pulled her by the hair into his car. […] As of Monday morning [11/30/2015], the daily Missourian, the award-winning publication of the university’s overpraised journalism school, had yet to mention a story that had been covered in the days prior from New York to London.  From all appearances the J-School is training its students to avoid stories with inconvenient narratives, a useful skill, one supposes, if they hope to fit into America’s major newsrooms.

New Report Points To DC Media Cover-Up of 9/11 NJ Muslim Celebration.  Despite the corrupt DC Media’s dishonest and highly-coordinated campaign to shut him down, Donald Trump’s refusal to back up even a step has resulted in yet more proof of the media’s ongoing cover-up of the almost certain fact that some number of American Muslims celebrated the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Washington Post: “Want to stop Islamic terrorism? Be nicer to Muslims.”  At last, we have hit on the solution to the global jihad onslaught:  just be nicer to Muslims, you greasy Islamophobes.  All those people sitting in those Paris cafes — just think of how mean they were being to Muslims.  Some of them were probably even drinking alcohol.  Oh, the Islamophobia!  And those people in the Radisson Blu in Bamako, Mali:  if only they had dropped their radically Islamophobic stance of going about their business, eating, drinking, sleeping and the like.  How dare they provoke Muslims in that way!

5 arrested on Ohio Turnpike in Trumbull County.  They are all from in and around Columbus and are being held in the Trumbull County Jail.  Officials confirmed with WCMH in Columbus that there was no terrorist link to the alleged activity.  Once the vehicle was stopped, it was searched.  According to the report, the five men arrested were Jibril Abdiselam, 24; Mohammeddeq Hassan, 27; Mohamed Mahamoud, 26; Zakaria Warsame, 25; and Said Sheikh.

Same story as above, but now it turns out they’re “foreign nationals.”
Ohio: 5 Muslim Foreign Nationals Arrested with Identify Theft Equipment.  How many did they help around and through the vetting process?

Facebook Censored Me for Publicizing Islamist Atrocities.  Three weeks ago, just as I flew to India to speak at the “India Ideas Conclave” in Goa about international jihadi terrorism, I received a warning message from Facebook.  The social media conglomerate said I could no longer post any messages on my timeline addressed to my 80,000 friends and followers worldwide.  It said I had violated Facebook’s “community standards.”  My offence?  I had shared a video that implicated Islamic State (ISIS) in committing war crimes against enemy prisoners of war.  As much as I was shocked to learn of Facebook’s decision, the irony was I found the video on Facebook.  It did not show beheadings and I had labeled the post with a warning of graphic violence, and that “viewer discretion is advised”.  None of that mattered.  For days, I tried to reach Facebook, with no success.  I discovered that Facebook’s security was apparently being handled out of an office in Hyderabad, India, home to some of that country’s leading and most vocal Islamists.

When the Third World Attacks.  Give me a break, New York Times.  The Paris terrorists were 100 percent Middle Eastern, although most were born in Muslim ghettos in Europe.  After 50 years of the most backward, dysfunctional cultures pouring into the civilized world, the media are forced to blatantly lie to us whenever immigrants attack:  This has nothing to do with refugees!  Ismail Omar Mostefai is “a Frenchman.”  Ismail is “French” in the same way that Caitlin Jenner is a “woman.”

Liberal Media Claims Lady Liberty Is a Muslim.  Obama often blathers delusionally about the supposed contribution of Islam to American culture, raving at one point that Muslims built “the very fabric of our nation.”  His friends at the Washington Post have finally uncovered what they are passing off as evidence to back him up: […]

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With Blood Still in the Streets of Paris, New York Times Defends Islam.  Blood still stains the streets of Paris.  France is in a deep state of shock; it is a nation of walking wounded.  A British survivor of the concert at Bataclan tells how ISIS terrorists “tortured wounded victims by slitting their stomachs with knives.”  The media isn’t reporting these gruesome details.  They are over Paris — not even a week has passed and the New York Times, the Associated Press and the rest of elite herd are promoting and proselytizing for Islam.

NBC News Accuses Obama Critics of Ebola-Style ‘Freak Out’ Over Syrian Refugees.  First Read’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Carrie Dann are smart people, and at least they are not accusing anyone of racism, but their Tuesday morning [11/17/2015] attack on Obama’s critics is equal parts smug, factually-challenged, filled with false choices, and clueless.  Nothing is more ridiculous, though, than the premising of this piece on the anti-science basis that eventually Obama’s response to the Ebola crisis was “vindicated.”

Mika Attacks ‘Hateful’ ‘Stupid’ GOP Governors for Questioning Syrian Refugees.  On Tuesday’s [11/17/2015] Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski went off on a number of governors who have vocally expressed their opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into their state without a proper vetting process, calling their views “hateful” and “stupid.”  The MSNBC host accused the governors, which include Democrat Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, of “tapping into hatred” for daring to suggest that the federal government should press the pause button on allowing any new refugees into this country until we fully know who they are.

Fox’s Shep Smith Tears Into ‘Political Extremists’ Refusing Refugees: This Isn’t Who We Are.  Fox News anchor Shepard Smith delivered a commentary Monday afternoon [11/16/2015] in which he scolded the various state governors who decided to bar refugees from their states in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.  Without specifically mentioning the governors, Smith said the U.S. has a responsibility to protect the values on which the nation was founded, warning that “political extremists” could lead the country to “self-destruction.”

Heilemann: Governors Refusing Syrian Refugees ‘Shameless, Un-American’.  Would John Heilemann have called Francois Hollande “shameless” and “un-French” if a few months back he had halted the immigration of Syrian immigrants into France, thus stopping two of the Paris terrorists — who reportedly posed as refugees — from entering the country?  The question arises because on today’s [11/16/2015] With All Due Respect, Heilemann condemned as “shameless” and “un-American” the dozen or so governors, mainly Republicans, who have declared that their states won’t accept Syrian refugees.

Lying through their teeth and their maps.  When MSNBC used inaccurate and misleading maps in October to illustrate Jewish and Arab land claims in the Holy Land, it took only hours for it to admit their error.  Church groups have been using the same set of maps for many years, with no sign of slowing down.  The maps are a set of four (sometimes five) panels purporting to show the shrinkage of “Palestinian” land from 1946 and on.  The first panel shows what is currently called Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank almost entirely colored Palestinian green, with the faintest amount of Jewish blue.  As the maps progress through 1947 to 1967 to the present day, wending their way through the U.N. partition plan of 1947, the aftermath of the June War and Oslo, the blue gobbles up more and more of the green.

Media Rushes to Shift Focus of Paris Attacks Away from Jihadist Terror.  Before the dust had settled and even the extent of the damage and number of dead had been tallied from a string of terror attacks in Paris, France, liberals in the old media establishment were already writing pieces blaming conservatives, bemoaning that the attacks had taken the focus off pet liberal issues like Mizzou and global warming and wringing their hands over the safety of Muslims.  Salon was early out of the gate with a story twisting the terror attacks into a weapon to use against conservatives.

No, There’s No Terrorists Among the ‘Migrants’.  Definitely not Abdurraouf Eshati, 29, who claims to be from Wales but was busted with a bunch of other dodgy Arabs exploiting Europe’s open borders. […] One of the details CNN leaves out:  according to the BBC, he didn’t just live in Wrexham, Wales, UK, but he lived in the jihadi/terrorist mosque there, the Wrexham Islamic and Cultural Centre.  (Islamic Culture?  That’s what they do with orange jumpsuits and knives).  Why did he live in the mosque?  He was one of the imams.  CNN spares you that knowledge, you delicate flower, you.  After all, he wasn’t the main imam.

New Muslim Majority City Council Member in Michigan Issues Warning.  The message is clear:  non-Muslims move or else.  Yet when the Muslims gained control of the city council last week, a local reporter, Will Jones, summarized how immigrants had “dramatically changed the face and culture of this community,” and said exultantly, “Now, the Hamtramck City Council is going to reflect that diversity.”  What’s diverse about a Muslim majority?  Is there anything less diverse and more oppressive than Islamic law?  What Muslim countries are diverse?

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This shows that “diverse” is a code word used in the news media when they are too timid to say “non-white.”

Moral Equivalence in the Middle East.  In the current epidemic of Palestinian violence, scores of Arab youths are attacking, supposedly spontaneously, Israeli citizens with knives.  Apparently, edged weapons have more Koranic authority, and, in the sense of media spectacle, they provide greater splashes of blood.  Thus the attacker is regularly described as “unarmed” and a victim when he is “disproportionately” stopped by bullets.

According to the left, Israeli citizens deserve to be murdered.  It’s been clear for years that the left has been losing the moral plot.  But I never thought I would see it apologise for, even defend, the stabbing to death of Jews.  The silver lining for the left is that it’s impossible for it to sink any lower.  This is as low as it gets.  The response in the West to the spate of foul murders by car, knife and meat cleaver in Israel has been almost as shocking as the killings themselves.  Many have stayed silent, a global version of “bystander culture”, where people look awkwardly at the ground as someone is battered in front of them.  The Western media is currently a shameless shuffling bystander to murders in Israel.

MSNBC Admits Anti-Israel Graphics Were ‘Wrong’.  MSNBC has admitted that highly controversial graphics aired on the network that depicted Israel as stealing land from the Palestinians were “factually wrong” and that the broadcast would be corrected on Monday [10/19/2015], according to a network spokesperson.  The cable news network has been fighting off criticism after it aired the graphics and analysis, including a map linked to conspiracy groups branded as anti-Semitic, that portrayed Israel as existing on territory expropriated from Palestine.  The graphics garnered criticism from pro-Israel advocates and has now prompted the network to acknowledge that the graphics were highly misleading.

Reporting from Jerusalem: The astonishing bias of NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin.  NBC News foreign correspondent and Palestinian-American Ayman Mohyeldin reported from Jerusalem this week as a Palestinian man dressed in camouflage raced past his camera wielding a knife. […] The incident ended with the man being shot dead by Israeli police at the Damascus Gate.  Mohyeldin went live to report on the incident minutes after it happened and stayed live for roughly an hour on MSNBC.  But Mohyeldin, failed to give viewers the full picture of what he had just witnessed.  He failed to tell viewers for over an hour that the suspect was a Palestinian and that he was dressed in a camouflage uniform similar to the ones Israeli soldiers wear.  Mohyeldin never referred to the attempted terrorist attack as anything other than a man being shot by Israeli officials.

Biased coverage of Israeli-Palestinian ‘violence’: When terror becomes ‘tensions’.  If you are seeking an example of bias in the media’s coverage of what journalists are calling the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian “violence,” consider the case of Ahmad Manasra.  In an angry speech on Wednesday night [10/14/2015], Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, appealed for calm but accused Israeli security forces of killing Palestinian boys “in cold blood,” singling out the 13-year-old Manasra as one of the Palestinian youths Israel had “executed.” […] There are at least two major problems with Abbas’ charge:  First, Ahmad Manasra was not “executed” or even shot by Israelis.

Can the New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammed’s Flying Horse Really Visited the Temple Mount?  So the New York Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple Mount. […] But let’s have some equal time here.  The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples.  So the New York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed.  It’s holy to Muslims because Mohammed supposedly flew there on a flying horse (with a woman’s head).  Can we get a discussion of whether that really happened?  Or does the New York Times only find it acceptable to mock Judaism, not Islam?

He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he’s been stabbed in California.  The original story about Skarlatos and Harper-Mercer evidently has legs.  In all there have now been three high-profile, possibly related violent attacks in France, Oregon, and California that might be connected to the world of Islamofascist (some prefer the descriptor Islamo-Nazi) terrorism.  In this writer’s opinion, no reasonable person who follows current affairs can reflexively dismiss the seeming connection of attackers and victims, given what’s going on in the world right now.  This is not to say that there necessarily is (or was) an Islamist plot against the three American men.  But the mainstream media, as usual, isn’t doing its job.  Journalists are sitting on their hands, regurgitating talking points, and failing to consider the big picture.

Muslim refugee riots ignored in U.S. media blackout.  Sweden, seen by many American progressives as the model of multiculturalism and tolerance, has been experiencing increasingly violent unrest involving immigrants in its three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo.  Sweden, along with Germany, make up Europe’s two most generous welfare states.  They are also the most welcoming of Islamic immigrants, more than a million of which have flooded into the continent this year from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and North Africa.  The unrest and destabilization in Sweden, which has received zero coverage in the U.S. media even as President Obama plans to ramp up his own refugee welcoming program, is exactly the type of upheaval that the global elite have planned for all of Western Europe and America, analyst Paul McGuire told WND in a[n] Oct. 6 article.

Media and Muslims.  Complaining about liberal media bias is like complaining about a puppy peeing on the rug:  it’s just what they do, and if you don’t like it then don’t have them in your house.  We’ve all seen editorials masquerading as news and television anchors impersonating objective journalists when hosting Republican debates or Sunday talk shows.  We, America’s non-leftists (whether or not Republicans), know the game and filter our processing of “news” and debate questions through that lens.  But the media’s recent obsession with what Republican presidential candidates think of Muslims (or whether President Obama is one), their badgering of said candidates with questions that are irrelevant to the governing of the country, their distraction away from legitimate issues and into the looking glass of political correctness so extreme that it is literally ridiculous (i.e. not just silly but, as one online dictionary puts it, “deserving or inviting derision or mockery”) demands a response beyond “that’s just what they do.”

Washington Post: ‘Prejudicial’ to Judge Islam’s 1,200 Year-Old Ideas.  The Washington Post’s sensitive editorial board writes it is “prejudicial” for a GOP candidate to judge the catastrophic record created by the 1,200-year-old Islamic ideology.  The editorial’s headline, “Prejudice is on full display in the GOP presidential race,” was initially aimed at the two leading GOP candidates, outsiders Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson. […] In fact, Carson said what is obvious to the vast majority of Americans — that a person who embraces Islamic ideas should not be president.

Ben Carson Zooms to Top of Media’s Kill List.  The enemedia is patting itself on the back, congratulating itself with headlines that declare, “Ben Carson Walks Back Anti-Muslim Comments With More Anti-Muslim Comments,” when in fact the subheadline is, “I stand by the comments.”  This is the sharia-compliant media at its deadliest.  Islamic supremacists and their running dogs in the media have unilaterally adhered to the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law).  Anyone who violates these laws (which mandate that one must not criticize Islam or Muhammad) will be destroyed.  In Muslim countries, you are executed for blasphemy.  In the West, for the same “blasphemy” your character and good name are assassinated.

CNN’s Cuomo Fears NYT Piece Detailing ISIS Raping Women and Girls Casts Negative Light On Islam.  Thursday [8/13/2015], The New York Times published a disturbing piece about the Islamic State having enshrined “a theology of rape,” specifically against women and girls who aren’t Muslim.  In other words, if the female isn’t Muslim, it’s totally fine to assault her, sell her, and keep as property. […] Yet, for CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the New York Times piece might promote stereotypes.

There Was a Significant Terrorist Attack in France This Week and the Mainstream Media Hasn’t Even Bothered Telling You.  Three deliberate, simultaneous explosions rocked a major petrochemical plant in France on Bastille Day, but as usual it is still ‘too early to talk about terrorism’.  Despite the nature and severity of the attack, which French investigations have conceded was deliberate and with a delicious turn of French understatement “malicious”, yesterday’s explosions at the Berre L’Etang refinery in second city Marseilles failed to make the front page of a single English-language newspaper this morning.  The explosions took place on Tuesday morning [7/14/2015] and set alight two enormous petrochemical tanks which stood half a kilometre apart, immediately ruling out the possibility of blaming an industrial accident.

No, the Chattanooga Shooter Really Does Appear to Be a Jihadist.  In the immediate aftermath of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s killing of four Marines and wounding of at least three other people, there was a noticeable effort to portray the jihadist as an all-American boy from small-town Tennessee.  With just a bit of digging, however, a different picture is emerging.  The New York Times reported Friday morning [7/17/2015] that Abdulazeez had spent about seven months in Jordan last year.  As is their wont in cases where Muslims kill Americans, investigators hastened to point out that overseas stays in a region rife with Islamic radicalism are not necessarily suggestive of terror ties … even if the traveler, on his stateside return, promptly shoots up military installations while the Islamic State and al-Qaeda urge Muslims to shoot up military installations.

Two shootings, and two very different media reactions.  Newsrooms demonstrated remarkable caution this week and avoided speculation about the motives of Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who went on a shooting spree in Chattanooga, Tenn., killing four U.S. Marines and injuring several more.  The same cannot be said, however, for how the press reacted in February when three Arab-American teens were shot and killed in Chapel Hill, N.C., over what turned out to be a parking dispute.  In that case, many in media appeared to suggest that the motive was anti-Muslim sentiment.  But when news broke Thursday [7/16/2015] that there was a mass casualty event in Chattanooga, the media was careful not to jump to conclusions based on Abdulazeez’s name or the fact that he was a naturalized citizen from Kuwait.  “I know we don’t know the motive of this young man,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell said during a broadcast shortly after the attack.

Muhammad… Muhammad… Where Have I Heard That Name Before?  In the wake of the latest mass shooting, carried out by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an engineer like so many Islamic terrorists, we are seeing the usual scramble to avoid stating the obvious.  On CNN, Tom Fuentes ludicrously cautioned that Muhammad is not an Islamic name: […]

Mitchell Fishes for Better Angle on Chattanooga Terrorist.  MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell went fishing for a better angle Friday [7/17/2015] when she asked a former classmate of Chattanooga mass murderer Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez whether he enjoyed “hunting” and other “small-town Tennessee activity.”  “Were guns a big part of activities — social or other activities?” Mitchell asked her interviewee abruptly. […] Mitchell is a vocal opponent of the widespread availability of firearms.

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Andrea Mitchell was apparently hoping to portray an Islamic terrorist as Jed Clampett, just because he lived in Tennessee.  “Fishing for a better angle” is exactly right — it appears that she desperately wanted to steer the conversation away from the obvious:  This was just another in an endless series of “lone wolf” attacks, encouraged and incited by Islamists via the internet.

The Religion of Peace Spreads Its Good News.  Islamic terrorists carried out deadly attacks on three continents yesterday.  In all, over 60 people were killed following a call by ISIS for Muslims to go the extra mile in honor of the holy month of Ramadan.  You might miss this story if you look for it in the Washington Post, as it is vastly overshadowed by an above-the-fold, screaming headline celebrating the Supreme Court’s gay rights decision.

CNN still running dubious right-wing vs. Muslim extremists statistic.  CNN aired a statistic Friday morning [6/19/2015] alleging that “right-wing extremism” is responsible for more deaths since Sept. 11, 2001, than “Muslim extremism.”  The thing is:  The statistic is dubious.

Detroit Reporter Tells Truth About Muslims in Michigan: Forced to Apologize.  A reporter for a Detroit TV station got in hot water earlier this week when she mentioned that, given the substantial Muslim population in the state, “it should not come as a real surprise” if there was a Michigan connection to Islamic State.  The reporter was roundly criticized.  Not for stating the obvious, but because she said the words “Muslim” and “ISIS” in the same sentence.

It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Defend Freedom of Speech.  When two terrorists in body armor and carrying assault rifles came for a roomful of cartoonists and fans of freedom of speech in Texas, the media took the side of the terrorists.  CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group with ties to terrorists, spun the attack by claiming that the contest had been intended to “bait” the terrorists. The media quickly picked up the “bait” meme.  The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Dallas Morning News, CNN and even FOX News all accused the cartoonists of “baiting” the poor Muslim terrorists into attacking them.  The actual attempt at mass slaughter was dismissed as the terrorists “taking the bait” from the cartoonists who had been fiendishly plotting to be mass slaughtered by them for the publicity.

Media Coverage of Pam Geller Proves Many Journalists Don’t Believe in Free Speech.  Journalists are supposed to understand the first amendment; their profession is based on it.  Yet so many people on both political sides of American media have shown themselves to be absolute boobs in the wake of Pamela Geller’s event in Texas.  This week, a Muslim cleric told her she deserved death for blasphemy over cartoons.  Where’s the outrage over this?

There’s a war on free speech — and radical Islam is winning.  The New York Times ran an editorial distinguishing between “free speech” and “hate speech” writing that the event “was not really about free speech.  It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom.”  CNN’s Chris Cuomo wrote on Twitter that “hate speech is excluded from protection,” later claiming it was a “clumsy tweet.”  Fox’s Bill O’Reilly got into the act, saying the organizers of the event “spurred a violent incident.”  Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas and Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, floated restrictions on the First Amendment freedoms, stating, according to the New York Times, that, “The discussion we have to have is:  When does free speech become hate speech, and when does hate speech become incitement to violence?”

MSNBC: America killing Muslims ‘in the streets for decades” explains Garland shootings.  If there’s an attack on American’s anywhere, I think there’s a law that there has to be someone on MSNBC to defend the attackers.  They always seems to get TV time.

The New York Times Loves Blasphemy, Except When It Targets Muslims.  The New York Times editorial board tore into the nearly-murdered organizers of the Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Wednesday [5/6/2015], calling it “hate speech” and “an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom.”  “Some of those who draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad may earnestly believe that they are striking a blow for freedom of expression, though it is hard to see how that goal is advanced by inflicting deliberate anguish on millions of devout Muslims who have nothing to do with terrorism,” the Times editorial reads.  “As for the Garland event, to pretend that it was motivated by anything other than hate is simply hogwash.”

Why Won’t Pamela Geller Shut Up?  How dare Pamela Geller get targeted by terrorists bent on committing mass murder.  That’s been the reaction of a portion of the opinion elite to news that Geller’s “draw Muhammad” contest in Garland, Texas, was (unsuccessfully) assaulted by two heavily armed Muslim men in an attack the Islamic State took responsibility for.  The Washington Post ran an article on Geller headlined, “Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas.”  News that the Post has yet to break about other terrorist targets:  “Malala Yousafzai refuses to admit fault for seeking an education”; “Coptic Christians won’t concede error for worshiping wrong God”; “Unrepentant Shiites continue to disagree with Sunnis.”

Times Editors Hate Geller’s ‘Hate Speech’ and Love Others’ ‘Free Speech’.  Yesterday, the New York Times editorial page informed us of the fine distinctions between “free speech” and “hate speech.”  We are instructed that “the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech.  It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred.”  It turns out that the difference is what lies in the heart of the creator.  And the Times knows what’s in the heart of the creator.  The cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, which lost a dozen employees when jihadists sprang into their office with machine guns in an incident that later evolved from an attack on ideas to an attack on Jews, are according to the Times, worthy of defense because the publication “has always been graphic satires of politicians and religions, whether Catholic, Jewish or Muslim.”

Liberal Media Work With Jihadists.  With the help of the media, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is setting people up for terrorist attacks inside the United States.  Pamela Geller is the latest on the list of the SPLC that has now been targeted for death by the jihadists.  ISIS says “…we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter.”  ISIS is angry that Geller, an opponent of jihad, has defended the First Amendment right of free speech against Islamic Sharia law.  In response, ISIS tried to massacre people at Geller’s Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas on Sunday.  Two terrorists were killed and an unarmed security guard protecting the event was shot in the leg.  It’s an open secret that ISIS can get locations for its targets from the SPLC website.

Actual WaPo headline: “Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas”.  The media is so, so angry at Pam Geller for putting them in a position where they have to side with her (sort of).  They already despised her.  Now that she’s made them unwilling allies in defending her right to mock Mohammed, they’ll never forgive her.

NBC News Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Wants Islam Protected From Satire.  Ayman Mohyeldin is advertised by NBC News as an objective reporter.  This objective reporter became infamous earlier this year for lying about and smearing a decorated veteran sniper, the late Chris Kyle, as a “racist” who went on anti-Muslim “killing sprees” in Iraq.  Mohyeldin, who is a Muslim, used his MSNBC perch Tuesday [5/5/2015], not to condemn the murderous savages in his faith who attempted to murder Pam Geller and Geert Wilders at a free speech event, but to demand a culture change in America that would not “allow” people to engage in what he calls “hate speech” against Islam.

New York Times: Not Entirely Clear What Motivated Mohammed Cartoon Gunmen.  Completely and utterly unclear what might have led two devout Muslims to try and kill cartoonists drawing Mohammed.  It’s not one of those obvious things like plastic bottles destroying the planet or all the problems in the Middle East being caused by the Jews.  This is a great big mystery which we may never solve.  Was it Global Warming?  Or maybe some of that airborne PTSD?  Maybe it was economic inequality.

Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate.  Controversial, intolerant and provocative.  Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller.  While the police were still checking cars for explosives and attendees waited to be released, CNN called AFDI, rather than the terrorists who attacked a cartoon contest, “intolerant.”  Time dubbed the group “controversial.”  The Washington Post called the contest, “provocative.”

I support free speech, but….  After Pamela Geller’s free speech event in Texas and the terror attack that followed, it has been stunning to hear one journalist after another ask Ms. Geller why she held the event, question the wisdom or need for such an event, and go so far as to insinuate that she was somehow to blame for the violence.

What is the American Freedom Defense Initiative?  Its name paints an image of a group dedicated to protecting American ideals.  But critics call it the opposite — an intolerant hate group opposed to freedom of religion.  Now, with two gunmen killed outside one of its events, the American Freedom Defense Initiative is back in the spotlight — once again, surrounded by debate.  Here’s what to know about the controversial group: […]

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It’s almost amusing to see CNN paint the AFDI as the hateful troublemakers and homicidal Islam as the victims.  CNN is a media bias self-caricature.

Americans Support Nuclear Deal With Iran?  Presumably, hardly any of those telephoned by the pollsters realized that the objective of the agreement, assuming that Iran abides by it — a laughable assumption — is to extend the time it will take Iran to build a bomb to one year.  Even assuming that objective could be achieved, which most experts do not believe, it would be a small payoff for ending sanctions, which will entrench the mullahs’ regime and increase the resources they can devote to nuclear enrichment and ICBM development, which will not be addressed in the prospective deal.

Colonized by the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  So why doesn’t the Press report just the facts?  What is the reason for such an incredible failure by the press to inform the American people of the dire state of their government under Barack Obama?  There are several.  Many advisors to Obama are married into the media, or have worked in media themselves prior to joining the administration.  Both Ben Rhodes and Susan Rice have familial connections with powerful executives in (what was once known as) the free press.  Four times more journalists identify as liberal compared to conservative.  Evidently, with the case of Brian Williams coming to light, some in the media don’t care about the truth and would rather make up bald-faced lies.  Yet the biases above don’t fully explain the conspicuous silence of the mainstream press on the Muslim Brotherhood.  For it is no longer bias or loyalty that sway the press, but fear.  The Obama administration has proved that it will stonewall, punish, illegally wiretap, and in general make life difficult for inquisitive members of the press.  Case in point, Sharyl Attkisson, who refused go along with the official lies regarding Benghazi.

CBS Evening News Omits United Flight Passenger Was Screaming About Jihad.  All three of the major broadcast networks covered during their Tuesday night [3/17/2015] newscasts the story of unruly passenger abroad a United Airlines flight from the day before, but it was the CBS Evening News that left out the key detail that the man was screaming about Jihad and there being a bomb abroad the plane.  In what should have an easy story to cover and then move on, anchor Scott Pelley created another case of media bias in labeling by not providing any real details as to what the man was doing while competitors ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News mentioned it multiple times.

Does a Climate-of-Hate Lead to Violence? At Vox it Depends on the Victim’s Race and Religion.  The killing of a Iraqi immigrant last week has become an occasion for Vox to revive the climate of hate argument, i.e. the claim that malevolent forces prompted the violence.  Vox made exactly the opposite argument less than three months ago after the killing of two NYPD officers at the hands of a black Muslim.

Number of Christians Kidnapped by ISIS Soars; CBS and NBC Yawn.  News concerning the mass kidnapping of Christians by ISIS in Syria worsened on Thursday [2/26/2015] with reports from multiple human rights groups that raised the initial number of those taken from 150 to now at least 220.  If you watched the network evening newscasts, though, you would not have known that if you had tuned into CBS or NBC.  This latest case of network bias by omission comes as NBC has yet to cover this story on either Today or NBC Nightly News while CBS had covered it on the February 24 editions of CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

The ‘Unmasking’ of an Islamic Terrorist, mainstream media style.  In mainstream media reports brutal Islamic terrorists go very quickly to the “Mr. Emwazi” stage and are portrayed in sob sister-sympathy: […]

Vox: Media, President Must End Political Correctness About Radical Islam.  One of Vox’s authors who has been at the forefront of the push to denounce critics of radical Islam as “Islamophobes” has dramatically reversed course on the issue of ISIS’ connection to Islam.  On Thursday [2/19/2015], Max Fisher said it’s time for the president to stop pretending no such connection exists.  Just as significant, he revealed that he and others in the media have been intentionally misleading Americans out of a desire to control what readers think about Islam.

Man Asks Bus Passengers If They Are Muslims And When They Say No, He Stabs Them.  Incidentally, the Washington Post’s headline makes it sound as if a non-Muslim is stabbing Muslims:

Police: Man stabs two after asking if they are Muslim

People objected to that deliberately-misleading headline, so they’ve changed it to a slightly different lie:

Police:  Muslim man stabs two after discussion about religious beliefs

They did not have a “discussion about religious beliefs.”  He asked people if they were Muslim and, upon learning they were not, attacked them in accord with the teachings of his religion.

The Media’s Difficulty in Perceiving Christians as Victims.  [Scroll down]  Finally, some newsroom denizens practice an open contempt for Christians and/or religion in general:  The Washington Post‘s Sally Quinn had no problem openly declaring, “When It Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.”  Separately, the President of the United States just did an interview with Vox’s Matt Yglesias who once declared, “I take an old-school Jacobin-style line that religion should be stamped out.”  The coverage of Christians abroad is pretty skimpy — other than when Pope Francis says something that progressives like.

Say it, Obama: ‘Islamic’.  A recent news bulletin announced that police in Nova Scotia broke up a plot by two men who aimed to carry out mass murder at a shopping mall and then commit suicide.  Here is what the Associated Press said about the plot in its second paragraph:  “Police and other officials said it was not related to Islamic terrorism.”  Whew, that’s a relief.  And a surprise.  If you shared my instant reactions, you also are wondering what […] is going on with the Obama administration.  When the liberal Associated Press feels the need to address readers’ assumptions about Islam and terrorism, we have a reached a tipping point.

Barnicle: We Can’t Call It Radical Islam ‘Because We’re The Crusaders.  Joe Scarborough opened today’s [2/17/2015] Morning Joe with a protracted and impassioned plea for America — and in particular President Obama — to call out radical Islam by name.  Mika Brzezinski was dubious, citing unspecified “difficult times” in the past when presidents used the wrong language.  But taking Mika’s misgivings a giant step further, Mike Barnicle flatly declared that we can’t call radical Islam by name because “we’re the Crusaders.”

Washington Post Offers Up Five Myths Of Islamic Radicalization.  [Scroll down]  [“]Europe’s bigger problem is the divide between its Muslim and non-Muslim communities.  This is less about counterterrorism and more about the need for better political and economic integration.[“]  That might be important if these radicals actually wanted to integrate on our terms.  They don’t.  They want nations to integrate on their radical terms.  They want to continue creating more radicals.  They want to operate in their own terms.  That is the forest.  The attacks are almost a distraction from the true aim of radical Islam.

PBS: America’s “Most Trusted Institution” and its Coverage of Islam.  [Scroll down]  It is with Islam too that PBS betrays its own reputation for trustworthiness and lack of bias.  To explain this, it would help first to see how PBS ended up, no doubt with the best of intentions, presenting to the American public a series of apologetics about Islam — all still available.

Media’s Lack of Curiosity About Killer of Muslims in North Carolina.  [Scroll down]  The SPLC runs a hate crimes racket, and the media — desperate to promote headlines that fit their pre-existing left-wing narratives about race, inequality and religion — are quick to swallow their propaganda.  “I think it’s perfectly natural to guess that this is anti-Islamic,” [Mark] Potok told the [Washington] Post in the interview regarding the triple murder.  “Not just because the three victims are Muslim, but because there has been so much terrible news in recent days about extremist Muslims.”  Potok also appeared on MSNBC on the morning of February 13 with the news anchor Tamron Hall, and there was no mention of Hicks’ political leanings, which appear to be consistent with their own.

NYT Defends Houthis: ‘Very Reassuring’ that ‘Death to America’ Slogan Not Meant Literally.  The Yemeni rebels, the Houthis, have taken control of the capital, including the airport and the United States embassy.  The Houthis forced US Marines leaving the country to leave them their weapons.  The rebels have also seized abandoned vehicles once used by US officials.  New York Times reporter Rod Nordland met with the Houthis who reassured him that they were just keeping US vehicles for safekeeping.

Annals of Dhimmitude: New York Times Celebrates Early America’s ‘Islamic Roots’.  If you ever doubted for a moment that the Gray Lady has become a crack whore for the Obama administration, put your doubts aside.

High Horses.  Politicians seem to know lot about religion these days.  They can, like [Ta-nehisi] Coates not only inform people of their true beliefs, as opposed to what they believe they believe, but can do something even more remarkable:  tell who belong to other faiths.  Journalists and politicians with no discernible religious training have the astonishing ability to declare with confident certainty that individual persons are “not Muslims” or that particular acts have “nothing to do with Islam”.  They can do this while somehow remaining Christians themselves — if that’s what they are.

Scarborough on Obama Prayer Speech: “Where Did He Go To Church? Where Would He Get Such Ideas From?”  [Scroll down]  [“]I saw a CNN documentary maybe five, six years ago and it was — it was, you know, ‘extremism in the name of God.’  And they were so desperate to find Jewish examples of extremism and then — this was right after 9/11 — and then their example for Christian examples of extremism was some schools — some Christian schools in America actually make women wear skirts below their knees.  How ghastly.  Let’s see.  Wear skirts below your knees on this side at fundamentalist schools, blow up the World Trade Center on this side.[“]

Media struggling with images of Islamic State murder.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s brutal murder this week of Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh presents a dilemma for U.S. media:  Should images of the execution be aired or should they be withheld from the public?  Right-leaning news organizations, including Fox News and Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, say the images should be shown to the public, arguing that it will better help the American people to understand the terrifying nature of the Islamic State, which controls portions of Iraq and Syria.

Whitewashing savagery: Al-Jazeera English bans use of ‘terrorist’ for mass killers.  Al-Jazeera America launched with plenty of lofty rhetoric about covering the world in a deeper way without the ideological baggage of the main channel in Qatar.  The new outfit hired a number of big-name journalists from such outlets as CNN, MSNBC and PBS, and hoped to establish a foothold in America with a global focus.  But the Al-Jazeera enterprise here just lost a chunk of its credibility, in my view, for the way its sister network, al-Jazeera English, has chosen to describe terrorism.

Fox Should Apologize For Their Apology.  Fox has undermined its own credibility by apologizing for something that was true.  Accurately reporting on no-go zones dominated by Muslims in Europe is now a no-go zone.  Our media have made a mess of the whole issue and are now afraid to dig themselves out.  What a disgrace and disservice to news consumers.

Journalism school dean: The First Amendment ends at insulting Mohammed.  Unusual, not because it’s rare to see an American journalist bowing to Islamic sensibilities on depictions of Mohammed but because typically they don’t go so far as to demand legal limits on their own profession.  When the New York Times refuses to run a cartoon goofing on Islam, they don’t want the reason to be government censorship.  They prefer to be censored by more sympathetic agents, like violent Muslim radicals.

NBC Hyped ‘Da Vinci Code,’ but ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Is Too Offensive.  In the wake of the massacre of journalists in France by Muslim terrorists, NBC has made an editorial decision to not show the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo cover featuring Muhammad, deeming it too offensive for viewers.  This is quite a contrast to the way the network promoted The Da Vinci Code in 2006.  The movie (and Dan Brown book it was based on) insisted that Jesus Christ was not divine and had a sexual relationship with Mary Magdalene.  Many Christians considered that offensive.

Bias at the BBC.  When interviewing a Jewish woman at the unity march in Paris, BBC Reporter Tim Willcox had the temerity to admonish her, “Many critics of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well.”  This was a woman who herself might have been murdered in that very supermarket earlier that day.  Clearly, this man lacks sensitivity and benevolence, and could never have visited Israel.  He evidently attended the march not as a reporter of events, but as one whose ideology was to challenge its purpose where Jews were concerned.

‘Foist-a-phobia’ mainstream media coined the term ‘Islamophobia’.  Question: If there is, as Barack Obama and many ‘world leaders’ contend, no such thing as Islamic terrorism, how then can there possibly be such a thing as ‘Islamophobia’?  All those video-taped beheadings you see on the Net are in your overactive imagination.  Balking, blogging, and speaking out against them in any way, lands you in the Islamophobia category.  Resistance is futile when the mainstream media gangs up with Big Government against the plebes.

Charlie Hebdo Editor Blasts U.S. Outlets For Not Showing Prophet Muhammad Cover.  The editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo on Sunday [1/18/2015] slammed news organizations that refuse to publish the newspaper’s controversial cartoons, saying “they insult the citizenship.”

‘Hug a Terrorist’ mentality following Paris attacks?  [Scroll down]  There are other stories in the Paris terrorist attacks that also go a long way to stretch credibility.  Like the one about the Kouachi brothers allowing the man whose car was confiscated to get his dog before they raced off in his car.  Then there’s the latest one reported today by Britain’s Daily Mail how 40-year-old Charlie Hebdo journalist Sigolène Vinson revealed how she stared into the killer’s ‘big, soft, troubled eyes’ as he told her ‘have no fear we don’t kill women’.  Perhaps the biggest question of all about the terrorist attacks in Paris could be:  Is it the mainstream media or some other source attempting to leave the impression that terrorists let the owners of confiscated cars to first retrieve their pets and don’t kill women.  Before we know it, we will be hearing that Islamist terrorists don’t kidnap, enslave, decapitate, crucify and bury their victims alive.

NY Times Editor: Charlie Hebdo Cartoons ‘Innately Offensive’ to Muslims.  The New York Times published two stories today about the latest cartoon cover of Charlie Hebdo, but still refuses to print the cartoon, saying it is needlessly offensive to Muslims.  In a story titled, “New Charlie Hebdo Cover Creates New Questions for U.S. News Media,” editor Dean Baquet says the image is “innately offensive” to Muslims.

Media need to stop covering for murderous Muslims.  Every time another Muslim terrorist beheads, butchers or bombs, journalists do their best to hide from the reality.  Or quickly cover up the result as if they believe the rest of us will soon forget.  Recent terror attacks in the United States, Canada, Australia and Israel (journalists love to skip them) haven’t stopped the short-term memory wipe.  On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, ABC, CBS and NBC left out the Islamic connection from the trial of alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  ABC Chief Investigative Reporter Brian Ross speculated that, “the jury will also see this bullet-pocked anti-American message.”  Islam?  Nope.

Don’t Be Deceived by the Reaction to Charlie Hebdo Massacre — Our Media Are Cowards.  In the wake of today’s massacre in Paris, there has already been a lot of preening about journalistic bravery.  Much of it has come from people who, it can be shown, don’t have the guts to work in Charlie Hebdo’s newsroom.  Preening about free speech may be reassuring at times like this, but what we need are apologies from those who haven’t done enough to defend free speech, as well as a real desire to hold those journalists and politicians who have undermined free speech accountable.

AP: Islam Fundamentally a Religion of Peace, ‘Brazen’ Critics Probably Racist.  AP writer Lee Keath published an article on Monday dealing with the “debate among Muslims over interpreting faith” — without mentioning that thousands of deaths are meted out every year in the name of Islam across the globe.  Keath instead describes those who question the link between Islam and jihadist violence as “increasingly brazen.”  Rather than focusing on the “brazenness” of the murderers in Islam’s name, the author instead points towards those who dare critique the Religion of Peace.

The Media’s Main Bias is Anti-American.  Here is a useful thought experiment.  Pretend that yesterday’s French terrorists were not radical Muslims but instead members of the Westboro Baptist Church.  How many news stories would a) omit their religious affiliation or b) express concern that members of the Westboro Baptist Church now faced anger and discrimination in their community?  Of course the answer is zero, and in fact we could expect a steady stream of stories that examined the exact opposite and laid out in painstaking depth how the twisted religious beliefs of the Westboro Baptist Church members and the poisonous rhetoric of church leaders directly led to this abominable event.  Nightline and 20/20 would doubtless send reporters to Kansas for lengthy pieces complete with videos of the scary rhetoric to which the Westboro members are regularly exposed.

The Official Apologist for Murder and Terror of The New York Times: Nicholas Kristof.  On the day when journalists were massacred in Paris, while blood still ran wet where they had fallen, and as eye witnesses described the killers’ shouts of “Allahu Akbar” — “Allah is great” — the New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof asked the world not to judge the killers too quickly:  most urgently, he said, don’t jump to the conclusion they are Muslims.  Really?  Even when they sounded the Muslim prayer?  Even when they called their deeds, loud and clear in the streets of Paris, “vengeance for the Prophet”?

Lib Pols and Media Are Just Plain Cowards.  Anyone with a brain in their head knows that the killers who attacked the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris were Muslims.  Whether they were fanatics or not, the killers believe they are Muslim when they commit acts of violence while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ to avenge slights against their prophet Mohammed.  Cowardly politicians, however, and the craven media refuse to call a spade a spade and consequently encourage these acts of savagery against civilization.

The problem is within Islam itself.  [E]ven before the broken bodies of the French cartoonists had been removed from the scene, apologists on the American political left were taking to cameras and keyboards to make sure the apparent greater crime of political incorrectness was not perpetrated.  CNN pundit Sally Kohn sent out a barrage of politically correct tweets that repackaged the foolish charge made years ago by fellow left-winger Rosie O’Donnell that, “radical Christianity is just as dangerous as radical Islam.”  You can be forgiven for struggling to remember the last time monks with suicide belts stormed a mall food court or a group of knife-wielding nuns beheaded an infidel before mass.

Internal CNN memo: ‘We are not at this time showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons’.  CNN is not showing detailed images of cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo magazine that could be viewed as offensive to Muslims, CNN senior editorial director Richard Griffiths said in a message sent to CNN staff Wednesday afternoon [1/7/2015].

New York Times: With A Dozen Parisians Dead, MUSLIMS Hit Hardest.  A dozen people may have been murdered by Islamic terrorists in Paris Wednesday morning, but The New York Times can’t help but note the real tragedy behind the shooting: the growth of Islamophobia.

New York Times Reports On Muslim Proselytizing During Charlie Hebdo Attack, Then Deletes It.  When Islamic terrorists expressly tell their victims why they’re being attacked, our mainstream media will do anything to cover it up.  They’ll change the subject, they’ll blame the victims… they’ll even stealth-edit their own copy.  Here’s the latest example of the New York Times censoring itself to avoid offending Muslims after an act of Islamic terror.

USA Today column: Why did France allow satirists to attack Mohammed?  USA Today caused a stir last night when they published a column from Anjem Choudary, whom they describe as “a radical Muslim cleric” from London specializing in shari’a law.  Earlier in the day, the Financial Times attracted a raft of criticism for publishing a column that insinuated that Charlie Hebdo‘s staff brought on their massacre themselves, but Choudary doesn’t even bother with a sop to free speech, which he dismisses as a non-Islamic concept.  Instead, Choudary blames France for not protecting “the sanctity of a Prophet,” and says we should not expect anything else other than murder from Muslims when that doesn’t happen.

Video: Shep Smith Not OK with Calling Paris Attackers Muslims.  Fox News anchor Shepard Smith went on an editorial rant against those rushing to judgment and suggesting that the terrorists who massacred twelve people at Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday [1/7/2015] might be — gasp — Muslims. […] It’s not Catholic, it’s not Jewish, it’s not Mormon, it’s not 7th Day Adventist, it’s not Buddhist.  No one in the intelligence community is running around Paris today looking in Baptist churches for these terrorists or checking their connections to the local Jehovah’s Witness community.  The terrorists are Muslim, by their own definition.  Who is Shep Smith to define what Islam is for these jihadi terrorists, who self-identify as Muslims?  Or who is President Obama, who has said the Islamic state is not Islamic, to tell anyone one else what the parameters of their religion must be?

CNN’s Sally Kohn Wonders Why Jews and Christians Aren’t Blamed for Terrorism In the Same Way As Muslims.  Hey Sally, let me know the last time the Christians and Jews went on a religious massacre or a beheading spree.

National Cathedral to host Islamists.  The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long been the site of important services, including memorial services for presidents, some of whom are buried there.  But the Cathedral has never before been used for Muslim services.  The [Washington] Post reports this as a feel-good story.

You Don’t Say, New York Times.  Up until yesterday’s attack in Canada these things were classified as “workplace violence,” or by some other euphemism.  Now, we learn that it is “extremism” that is behind the attacks.  Progress of a sort.  Next question for the Times:  What kind of extremism are we talking about here?

Must We Talk Nonsense?  The New York Times editorial board — a motley collection of knuckleheads — is wrestling mightily with the fact that everything they believe just happens to be untrue.  Most especially, all that end-the-war-in-Iraq stuff hasn’t turned out as well as they hoped and their militant-Islam-is-no-worse-than-any-other-religion meme is beginning to seem a bit shaky and, oh yeah, even though there’s no such thing as evil, these ISIS guys look suspiciously like what evil would look like if it were, you know, evil.

Pro-islam propaganda in the Minneapolis newspaper:
Minnesota Muslim leaders spread the word that ISIL is not Islam.  Muslims across Minnesota gathered this weekend for one of Islam’s major religious holidays, one rooted in prayer, charity, sacrifice to community — and nothing to do with beheadings or violence.

Sharyl Attkisson: CBS News Nixed Story that Predicted Obama’s Comments on ISIS.  Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Fox’s MediaBuzz Sunday morning [10/5/2014] that her former employer nixed a story of hers two years ago that anticipated much of what President Barack Obama is currently saying about ISIS.  Attkisson very publicly split with CBS News in the spring following a string of stories on Fast and Furious and Benghazi; on the way out she accused CBS of being too compliant with the Obama administration.

Melissa Harris-Perry and Guests: Islam Not Relevant to Oklahoma Beheading.  MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry hosted a roundtable discussion last week which eventually turned to the topic of the beheading of a woman in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday.  Harris-Perry and her guests Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad argues that it was merely a case of workplace violence to which Islam had no particular connection.  “It is a story that I read as a workplace violence,” Harris-Perry said to open the topic.

NBC Silent on Oklahoma Beheader’s Islamic Radicalism.  In NBC’s sole report on the incident on the Friday “Nightly News,” host Brian Williams didn’t mention Islam.  Segueing from a report on ISIS that, ironically, mentioned beheadings, Williams said “The FBI is investigating an absolutely awful attack in our country.”  Williams went on:  [“]Police say a man who was fired yesterday from a food processing plant went on a rampage there beheading a co-worker then repeatedly stabbing another before a company executive who happens to be reserve deputy in the area shot and subdued him.  The suspect is expected to survive his wounds and face multiple charges.[“]  So as far as NBC viewers know, Nolan could be a Methodist, a devotee of Wicca or an atheist.

The Jihadi Serial Killer no One’s Talking About.  For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country.  At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed.  Have you heard about this horror?  Probably not.  The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven’t uttered a peep.  Why?  Like O.J.’s glove:  If the narrative don’t fit, you must acquit.  The admitted killer will be cast as just another “lone wolf” whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing.

“13 Year Old Boy” Killed by Israel Turns Out to be Adult PLO Terrorist.  Maybe a really old 13.  A 13-year old who has been left back more times than Arafat at the airport security checkpoint.  Elder has found a bunch of other “children” who could easily get a drink in any bar.

A ringside seat to our own destruction.  Headlines have focused on the atrocities committed by ISIS on the northern Iraqi front.  The leading stories seem almost expressly written by the Onion to make fun of political correctness. […] The story adds, almost superfluously, that ISIS is attempting to shoot down aid deliveries.  They would do that, wouldn’t they?  Yet all this time the world was assured there was nothing to worry about in the hundreds of radical mosques, the thousands of militants eagerly received into the West and creeping sharia law in its institutions.  The dangers, they were told, all lay in the Tea Party and elusive militia groups holed up in a cabin in the Ozarks.

Journalists Restricted By Hamas Rules and It’s Reflected in Their Coverage.  On August 6, Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies charged that while the media have filled their stories on the current conflict in Gaza with “pictures of neighborhoods reduced to rubble, with Palestinian men, women and children in desperate circumstances,” they have been negligent in telling their audiences that Hamas has been “deploying civilians as human shields, storing missiles in mosques and UN schools, setting up command posts in hospitals, using ambulances to ferry terrorists to battle, and children to dig tunnels.”  One reason for this bias, according to May, is Hamas’ intimidation of journalists.  May relayed that when one Spanish journalist was asked why TV viewers weren’t seeing more footage of Hamas fighters the reporter responded:  “It’s very simple, we did see Hamas people there launching rockets, they were close to our hotel, but if ever we dared pointing our camera on them they would simply shoot at us and kill us.”

Ben Shapiro Blasts CNN Over Its Anti-Israel Coverage.  Appearing on CNN Tonight Monday evening [8/4/2014], Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Ben Shapiro blasted the left-wing network for its anti-Israel coverage over the past three-plus weeks of Israel’s war of self defense against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.  Just as National Review’s Lee Habeeb did Monday morning, Shapiro again proved that CNN has no answer for its indefensible behavior… other than straw men.

Americans support Israel and the press hates it.  One gets the impression that America’s broad support for Israel’s mission in Gaza over that of Hamas militants, support reflected in policy in Washington, is evolving into an obsession for members of the press.  In fact, it seems that the more stubbornly Americans cling to their support for their country’s democratic ally in the Middle East, the more frenetic and scolding the media’s tone has become while covering the conflict.

Was a UN School in Gaza Really Bombed?  (Update: No, It Wasn’t).  The UN is going bonkers because they say another one of their schools in Gaza was shelled.  Ten people were killed and dozens injured, but read this account carefully from The Guardian: […] The UN is going bonkers because they say another one of their schools in Gaza was shelled.  Ten people were killed and dozens injured, but read this account carefully from The Guardian: […] The attack was not on the school.  The bomb hit the street outside the gates of the school and killed and injured people standing at the gate — not in the school itself which was being used as a shelter.

Forty questions for the international media in Gaza:
[#7]  Have you seen Hamas fighters in Gaza?
[#8]  If yes, why have you not directly reported Hamas fighting activity when you are eye-witnesses in Gaza, but rather indirectly reported about what the IDF says they Hamas has done?
[#9]  Are you scared to publish photos of Hamas operatives on your Twitter page, or broadcast images of Hamas fighting and aggression on your news channel?
[#10]  Have you published any photos of terrorists launching rockets in Gaza?  If so, are these images being turned down by your newspaper or broadcaster?
[#11]  Have you thought of interviewing the traumatised residents of southern Israel?
[#12]  When Israeli authorities say that most of the dead in Gaza are terrorists, and Hamas says most of the dead in Gaza are civilians, how do you differentiate?

The Self-Inflicted Hamas ‘Massacre’ Blamed By the Media on Israel.  According to the Hamas version of events — widely promulgated in the media by ITN, the Telegraph and the Belfast Telegraph — an Israeli airstrike on a crowded market place during a partial ceasefire in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood of Gaza City on July 30th, 2014 was responsible for the deaths of 17 people, including blue-helmeted photojournalist Rani Rayan.  However as Thomas Wictor has incontrovertibly demonstrated using close analysis of film footage of the incident, the deaths were not caused by Israeli shrapnel but by secondary explosions from a vast cache of Hamas rockets.  Oh, and the market wasn’t ‘crowded’ either:  it had been closed for the day.  And this particular area wasn’t included in the ceasefire zone, either, because Hamas was continuing to fire rockets from it.

Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed And why reporters won’t talk about it.  The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war.  So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out?  The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop — the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk.  So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as a command post making headlines?

Media cover-up of Hamas crimes starting to unravel.  Yesterday [7/28/2014] one of the stories thrust into the mainstream media was nearly simultaneous explosions in a Palestinian neighborhood and at al-Shifa hospital.  The media immediately took the Hamas line that it was Israeli missiles.  Later, the IDF stated that it had not fired on those locations, and that the explosions were misfired Hamas or Islamic Jihad missiles.

Why the media bear moral responsibility for the Gaza civilian casualties.  Former Col. Richard Kemp, who was head of British forces in Afghanistan, has laid out with great clarity why the very media who bemoan the civilian casualties in Gaza bear moral responsibility for the carnage. […] [T]he essence of his point is that Hamas deliberately uses children and others as human shields in order to gain media coverage of the victims.  Without media coverage, there would be less incentive for this cruelty.

A Letter of Thanks from Hamas to the Media.  Dear Members of the Mainstream Media,  You’ve been awesome!  Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side with us each time.  And you’ve been so supportive of our strategy that we really want to acknowledge your helpfulness.

White House condemns Israeli shelling of UN school.  The United States is condemning Israel’s shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.

The Editor says…
The AP didn’t mention anything about missiles being stored in UN schools.  Hmmm.  I wonder why they left that part out.

Over 700 Syrians Were Killed Last Week. But Jews Didn’t Do it, So the Media Doesn’t Care.  From reading the international and national news you would probably never have known that last Thursday and Friday alone, over 700 people were killed in Syria at the hands of jihadists and pro-Assad forces.  Muslim on Muslim, Arab on Arab, human on human, whatever you like to think of it as[,] Western media is doing an awful job of reporting these abhorrent incidences[,] and I think I know why.

French ‘Mother’ Kills Teacher in Front of Class.  It was headlining AOL on Friday [7/4/2014]:  a story about a woman stabbing a schoolteacher to death in front of a class of five and six-year-olds.  The gruesome and bloody crime occurred in the southern French town of Albi; the victim was a 34-year-old mother of two.  But a certain bit of information is conspicuously missing from virtually all the reportage.  We’re told the killer was under the impression that the teacher had accused her five-year-old daughter of theft.  We’re told she had a history of child abuse and “severe psychiatric problems.”  We’re told she’s 47.  And we’re told she’s a she.  But her name is nowhere to be found, and information about her background is… well, you’ll see.

MSM finally realizes that Islam is really, really scary.  After years of terrorism that resulted in, among other things, the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, murder of Americans in Benghazi, and the brutal hacking death of off-duty soldier, Lee Rigby in London, the main stream media is finally sounding the alarm on the religion President Obama claims America “shares common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

Dana Milbank’s Heritage disaster.  Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank set off a flurry of outraged tweets on Monday night [6/16/2014] after posting a highly critical recap of a panel event at The Heritage Foundation that, he says, “deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering.”  Video of that panel has since surfaced and — in my view — Milbank grossly misrepresented the nature of that exchange.

What Dana Milbank Does Not Tell You.  [Scroll down]  But what’s more, Milbank relies on the account of “Saba Ahmed, an American University law student,” who is the aggrieved victim of his piece.  She’s a moderate, caring Muslim girl targeted by the group because she is Muslim.  What Milbank does not tell you is that Saba Ahmed is a family friend of Mohammed Osman Mohamud, the convicted Islamic bomber who tried to blow up Portland, OR in the name of jihad.  Milbank also does not tell you Saba Ahmed has been arrested for stalking and her family claims she was diagnosed with a mental disorder.  She’s also been active at Occupy rallies denouncing American war efforts.  She has made opposition to the American war against terrorism a key part of what she does.  And she took to Heritage to hijack a conversation on Benghazi, turning it to her issue, which had not even been a topic of conversation.

Who is the Most ‘Bloodthirsty’ Enemy?  Certainly, “bloodthirsty” comes to mind whenever the Taliban is mentioned.  Consider the five terrorist leaders released from Gitmo by the White House. […] Yet, they are not the ones who earn the “bloodthirsty” title from [Brian] Beutler. […] No, the term “bloodthirsty” is used as follows:  “the problem for the diffuse conservative outrage industry is that nuanced debates over public relations strategies and the relative ‘value’ of Guantanamo detainees probably wouldn’t have satisfied bloodthirsty right-wingers.”  Does Beutler really think that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Steyn, or Sean Hannity is more likely to order a car bomb into a crowded marketplace to kill women and children than any of the Taliban Five?  How about the beheading prisoners or the honor killing of women?  Would he rather see a Taliban gunman walking down the street than a Fox commentator?

The Obama Doctrine.  To leftists like our president, we are the bad guys.  Sharia law is a right.  Israeli’s self-defense and sovereignty are wrongs.  Islam is a beautiful religion; Judaism and Christianity are backward and hateful.  Islamophobia is real.  The jihadi threat is not real.

Politico Honchos ‘Jump the Shark’ To Defend Obama’s Taliban Release.  Blake Hounshell, an editor at Politico Magazine, downplayed Obama’s decision to release five Taliban leaders in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, based on the fact that the five terrorists are not “ninjas.”  On his verified Twitter feed Hounshell wrote, “What’s the argument that these five Taliban guys are so dangerous?  Are they ninjas?  Do they have superpowers?”

The New York Times: Making the world safe for terrorism.  On the front page of Sunday’s New York Times was a hysterical article charging the New York Police Department with trampling Muslim civil rights by trying to recruit Muslims who had been arrested on other charges to be informants. […] The article implied that Muslims were being singled out by law-enforcement officials because of their religion, and that they were asked invasive and improper questions about their religion.  Freedom of the press is limited to those who own it, H.L. Mencken once said, an axiom that The Times has demonstrated repeatedly by routinely deprecating the threat of “Islamic terrorism” in the United States.  For years, The Times has blindly pursued an agenda that coincides with the same agenda of radical Islamic groups masquerading as “civil rights” groups in trying to prove that Islamic terrorists were unfairly convicted and framed.

Journalists’ guide to Islam called cave-in to political correctness.  A “how-to” guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political correctness.  “Islam for Journalists,” an online guide from Washington State University, says coverage of the Muslim world can be fair, yet inoffensive without compromising journalistic principles.  Yet it pointedly condemns publication of images of Muhammed, an act which is forbidden by the Koran, and seems to equate it with violence carried out in the name of Islam.

Islam for Journalists:  [Video clip]

Sinking Al-Jazeera American Launches Left-Wing Docs.  According to the latest report, Al-Jazeera America’s (AJA) ratings are exactly zero.  Although available in 55 million homes, no one is watching.  Worst of all, AJA has had absolutely no impact on the national conversation.  Nothing the cable news network has done so far has penetrated anywhere — which is all that matters to the media.

WashPost Suffers Another Disgusting Case of Fort Hood Amnesia in Assessing Obama’s Terrorism Record.  On the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post, reporter Scott Wilson spun furiously to avoid the obvious fact that candidate Obama’s promises and President Obama’s record on the War on Terror are remarkably at odds.  Worse yet, Wilson insisted that only the Boston Marathon bombings (death toll: three) counts as a “successful mass terrorist attack on Obama’s watch,” which completely avoids the mass shooting at Ford Hood by an Islamic radical (death toll: 13), which is often ridiculously categorized as workplace violence.

Media Imbalance on the Nairobi & Peshawar Massacres.  On a weekend in which 75 Christians were killed by jihadists outside a Church in Pakistan, you may wonder why the main news (by far!) was the killing of 68 people in Nairobi (Kenya) — also by jihadists.  (The UK’s ‘Islamophobic’ Daily Mail hasn’t featured it all so far and the ‘right wing’ Telegraphonly featured it in its ‘World’ section.)  There must be reasons for this very large imbalance.  So I will suggest a few.

This story originally appeared at NewsBusters
‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim’ censored from newspaper reports on Kenya, Pakistan attacks.  In Nairobi, Kenya last weekend, Islamist militants took over a high-end shopping mall and began executing non-Muslims.  In Pakistan, Islamist suicide bombers detonated at a Christian Church on Sunday.  Yet on Monday, September 23, 90 percent of the top ten (via circulation numbers) daily newspapers’ headlines in the United States censored the words “Islam” and Muslim” from Nairobi and Pakistan reports.  One — the New York Daily News — didn’t even have a headline for the latest Islamic terrorist attacks.  That’s journalism at its finest.

Kenya terror attack: disgracefully, the BBC still won’t call these murderers ‘terrorists’.  Let’s get this straight.  There is nothing wrong with using the term “militants” to describe the al-Shabab gunmen.  But they are terrorists, by any criterion, and that word should also be used.  The Beeb won’t do it, however.  It virtually bans the word from reporting, lest it be used “inappropriately”.  Many BBC journalists, who are overwhelmingly on the Left, support the causes for which armed gunmen fight in, say, Palestine.

Al Jazeera and the soft underbelly of America.  Can you imagine Adolf Hitler owning a TV news network that spewed his hateful rhetoric across the United States either before or during World War II? […] This principle doesn’t have anything to do with the First Amendment or tolerance of other people’s ideas.  It has to do with self-preservation.  If you are engaged in a war for cultural survival, you don’t just turn a blind eye to a foreign effort to subvert your nation from within.  Unfortunately, that instinct for survival no longer exists in modern America — which, like it or not, is engaged in a long-term battle of wills with Islamism, the movement to impose the political and cultural version of Islam known across the globe in a worldwide caliphate dedicated to the implementation of sharia (Islamic law).

Media Matters Gushes Over Al Jazeera’s Anti-American Propaganda.  Media Matters for America doesn’t often find much time in its busy schedule of incessantly attacking Fox News to praise other news outlets, so it is noteworthy that it took a moment Wednesday [8/21/2013] to give a slobbering electronic kiss to Al-Jazeera.

Al-Jazeera In America.  The mainstream press went similarly apoplectic when Rupert Murdoch decided to buy the Wall Street Journal a few years back.  And it routinely bashes Murdoch’s Fox News as an illegitimate source of news.  Yet these same folks think it’s just peachy that Al Jazeera launched its cable news network in America on Tuesday after buying up the remains of Al Gore’s failed Current TV.  National Press Foundation President Bob Meyers, to cite just one example, called it a “transformative” event in journalism, akin to the launch of CNN in 1980.

Al Jazeera Targets America.  Anti-Al Jazeera posters have recently appeared in Egypt saying, “A bullet kills a man, a lying camera kills a nation.”  This attitude led to the new government closing the channel, after 22 staffers quit in disgust over its pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias.  Al Jazeera is the voice of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group now laying siege to Egypt and burning Christian churches there.

Liberal media love new Jesus book ‘Zealot’, fail to mention author is Muslim.  Reza Aslan, author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week.  Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon’s list.  Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim.  His book is not a historian’s report on Jesus.  It is an educated Muslim’s opinion about Jesus — yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio.

Fox Guest Slams Reza Aslan’s ‘Aloof Arrogance’.  President of the Media Research Center Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News Wednesday afternoon [7/31/2013] to rebut days of criticism over Lauren Green’s recent interview with author Reza Aslan, in which the Fox anchor repeatedly questioned Aslan’s motives for writing a text on Jesus when he himself is a Muslim.  “It was the exact correct question that needed to be asked,” Bozell said.  “She had every right to ask him, ‘Do you have a bias? Are you being influenced by your faith to write what you’re writing?’  He should have said, first and foremost, said, ‘Yes I am.’  To deny it shows the aloof arrogance of ‘How dare she even ask that question?'”

If you see something, say nothing.  It was a report of the now numbingly familiar sort.  Witnesses at the synagogue in Paris recounted that an Iranian immigrant had been screaming “Allahu Akbar!” while he chased the rabbi and his son.  When he finally caught up, he slashed away at them with a box-cutter, causing severe lacerations.  Nevertheless, the Associated Press assured readers that “[a]n official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive.”

Domestic Propaganda: NY Times Puffs Al Jazeera America’s U.S. News Focus.  Al Jazeera, bank-rolled by the emir of Qatar and based in Doha, used $500 million petro-dollars to buy Current TV from Al Gore back in January.  At the time, according to [Brian] Stelter, it planned to produce just 60 percent of AJA’s programming in the United States.  The rest would come from its existing propaganda channels Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera English.  The network has since rethought that plan.

Islamist Media Mavens Sabotage Our War On Terror.  The London and Boston attacks are a gruesome reminder we’re still at war with jihadists, at home and abroad.  However, we’re also at war with their apologists and propagandists.

A multicultural society where all truths are equal stokes the flames of evils like Woolwich.  There has been the usual outpouring of predictable responses since Drummer Rigby was murdered by (alleged, for legal reasons) Islamists:  Iraq war; Muslim anger at that war; EDL every bit as big a threat to our way of life as Islamist murderers, etc.  Every report is couched in ultra-cautious terms by the media:  after two war memorials were desecrated this week, most reports stated that the police couldn’t say whether it was the act of Islamists or some trouble-stirring, shadowy “far-Right” group.

10 arrested so far in British soldier’s killing as Muslims fear backlash.  As concerns about rising Islamophobia in Britain grew amid anti-Muslim protests and attacks targeting mosques, authorities made a 10th arrest in last week’s knifing death of a British soldier.  Armed police arrested a 50-year-old man on a street in the town of Welling in southeastern England.  The man’s connection to the case was unclear, but like the other nine suspects, he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

The Editor says…
Apparently CNN wants us to feel sorry for the Muslims because they “fear backlash.”/p>

What Spurred Woolwich Attacks? What Difference At This Point Does It Make?  None at all, to the head-in-the-sand (or elsewhere) US media.  According to Newsbusters, the US media are bending themselves into pretzels to keep from having to connect two killers who brutally murdered a British soldier while they shouted “Allahu Ackbar!” to Islamism, jihad or anything else that might illuminate their motives.

As Stockholm Riots Move Into Fifth Day, Press Aversion to the M-Word Is Nearly Unanimous.  A Google News search on “Sweden riots” done tonight [5/24/2013] at 10 PM ET (not in quotes, sorted by date, with duplicates) returned 314 items.  Adding the word “Muslim” to the search reduced the number of results to nine.  Fewer than a handful are from establishment press outlets, and one of those only appeared in the search results because a commenter and not the story’s writer used the M-word.  That pretty much tells you all you need to know about the determined denial of reality in which the worldwide press is engaged in reporting riots in the suburbs of Stockholm, which have entered their fifth day.

Networks’ Evening Shows Don’t Name Islam in London Terror Attack.  What does a murderous jihadist terrorist have to do to get some recognition for his cause?  You hack a British soldier to death in broad daylight on a London street while shouting “Allahu akbar” and then “swear by the almighty Allah” that you’ll never stop fighting, and the U.S. broadcast networks still can’t bring themselves to utter a word about Islam.  True, the ABC CBS and NBC evening broadcasts called the attack “terrorism,” but for all the information they gave viewers, the attackers might have been Basque separatists or animal rights zealots.

LA Times: Boston Bomber’s Faith was ‘Conservative Islam’.  Exactly what is “conservative Islam”?  Was Tamerlan self-radicalized into “conservative Islam,” LA Times?  How about Hasan at Ft. Hood?  Was he another “conservative Islamist” who committed “workplace violence?”  Matt Pearce is the reporter responsible for coining this new phrase.

The New York Times Erases Islam from Existence.  While the New York Times dispatched its best and brightest lackeys to Boston to write sensitive pieces on how hard it was for the two Tsarnaevs to fit in, it fell to a UK tabloids like The Sun to conduct an interview with the ex-girlfriend of the lead terrorist and learn that he wanted her to hate America and beat her because she wouldn’t wear a Hijab.

Busted Rhetoric “Explains” the Brothers Tsarnaev.  As more information about the brothers — and their parents — has emerged, various pundits continue trying to explain away anti-Western, militant Islam’s role in forming the Brothers Tsarnaev’s murderous mindset.  That piece of the puzzle doesn’t suit their purpose when they play the Blame Game.  They have a need for something else, something deeper, in their never-ending attempt to tell us rubes “what it all means.”  In the case of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one theory getting attention was his stymied dreams of a boxing career.

Boxing Extremists.  The media has found the real cause of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  It was not radical Islam.  Oh no.  That’s silly and, if we’re being honest with each other, a little offensive.  I’m disappointed in you for even thinking such a thing.  How dare you jump to conclusions like that?  No no, the real spark?  The real evil that sent Tamerlan Tsarnaev down his deadly path?  The New York Times has found the real killer.  It was boxing.

Bombers’ Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists.  The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers “self-radicalized” on the Web.  But it didn’t look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too.  USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found “a curriculum that radicalizes people,” according to a local source quoted in the paper’s investigation.  “Other people have been radicalized there.”

The Lazy, Intellectually Bankrupt Racial Prism Through Which Media And Academia View Terrorism.  Chris Matthews, whose analysis is often a leading indicator of the impulse on the left to ascribe racial and political motives to the violent compulsions of sociopaths, took the opportunity of an erroneous report about an attack on the JFK presidential library on the day of the bombings to speculate about the conservative political beliefs of the yet-unidentified perpetrators.  Matthews’ speculation proved to be prescient — his reaction foreshadowed a shameful spree of baseless conjecture by other journalists, commentators, and professors.

Geraldo Rivera Apologizes To Muslims For The Boston Marathon Bombings.  Your first thought after reading that title is probably something like, “Wait, what?” Then, you realized it was Geraldo Rivera and it started to make more sense.

I Saw Something, So I’m Saying Something.  Are you fed up with the antiseptic slogan, “If you see something, say something?”  The authorities expect us to report suspicious backpacks, but stay silent as the tomb about the nature of the men who put them there.  We’re instructed to speak up about a bloodied man’s movement under a boat tarp, but to shut up about the ideological movement that drove him to commit his carnage.

Boston jihadi had direct contact with Chechen jihad terrorists.  “But scholars cautioned Friday against concluding that the Tsarnaevs’ motives were purely religious.” — Lisa Wangsness in the Boston Globe, April 20, running interference for Islamic supremacists yet again.

NBC Nightly News Ignores Boston Bombers Ties To Islam.  After the media spent the week praying the Boston Marathon bombers wouldn’t have ties to radical Islam, it’s now going to be interesting to see how they report the religious beliefs of the Tsarnaev brothers.  Failing miserably Friday [4/19/2013] was NBC’s Nightly News which despite airing a 90 minute special broadcast on the ensuing manhunt in Watertown, Massachusetts, according to an examination of the closed-caption transcript didn’t once mention the Tsarnaev’s Muslim connection.

Mark Steyn: Media will downplay Boston bomber-Muslim link, same as Ft. Hood, underwear bomber.  As it turned out, the suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indeed Muslims, and Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said the media wagon-circling would begin “any moment now.”

Newspaper caught photoshopping injuries out of Boston Marathon photograph.  A US newspaper has admitted that it digitally altered a front-page photograph of a Boston Marathon bombing victim so that the woman’s pants covered her horrific leg wounds.  The woman’s gory wounds had vanished on the large image that wrapped around the New York Daily News on Tuesday [4/16/2013], despite the photograph appearing unedited online and in other publications in the US.

CNN’s Amanpour Hoped ‘Beyond Hope’ the Boston Bombing Suspects Weren’t Mideast Muslims.  Dave Weigel at Slate reported from an awards dinner Tuesday night [4/16/2013] for the leftish Arab American Instiute about the crowd’s discomfort with the notion that the Boston assailants would turn out to “look like them.” (That, I think, would mean Middle Eastern and Muslim, although AAI president James Zogby describes himself as a Maronite Catholic.)  They tried not to say it out loud, he said, but then CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, there to receive an award, said it for them.

NBC News Covers For Muslims’ Vicious Destruction of Non-Islamic Artifacts.  Ian Johnston, a Staff Writer for NBC News, writes this about the recent destruction of archaeologically important sites in Mali:  “To many in the West, such actions are simply wanton vandalism.  However, experts say the thinking behind it is actually part of a wider tradition of rooting out idol-worship and superstition found in Christianity and Judaism as well as Islam.”  (Emphasis added.)  How dare they?  Jews are not destroying religious symbols, idols, churches, or mosques, ever.  And Christians do no such thing, either.  But Muslims have been on a jihad to destroy the religious artifacts that non-Muslim believers hold precious.  Only Muslims are doing this, and they are committing the greatest archaeological crimes in human history.

Is Saudi Prince Steering News Corp. Coverage?  [Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal] owns the largest chunk of News Corp. stock outside the Murdoch family.  Shortly after his purchase of 5.5 percent of News Corp. voting shares in 2005, Alwaleed gave a speech that made it clear just what he had bought.  As noted in The (U.K.) Guardian, Alwaleed told an audience in Dubai that it took just one phone call to Rupert Murdoch — “speaking not as a shareholder but as a viewer,” Alwaleed said — to get the Fox News crawl reporting “Muslim riots” in France changed to “civil riots.”  This didn’t make the “Muslim” riots go away, but Alwaleed managed to fog our perception of them.

Virtually Absent From U.S. Press Coverage of Egypt’s Constitution and Referendum: It’s About Sharia Law.  As voting on Egypt’s constitution begins, an Associated Press story this morning by Aya Batrawy and Sarah El Deeb typifies how the U.S. press is only nibbling around the edges of its content.

The Ground Zero Mosque and Media Sleight of Hand.  The entire controversy over the Ground Zero mosque is an illuminating example of how the media manipulates public perceptions.  Now the central deception — that the Ground Zero mosque was never really a mosque at all — has been fully revealed. […] The entire episode showed how far the mainstream media’s version of events can be from reality — an increasingly important lesson nowadays.

Something Is Wrong.  Don’t look now, but Islam is becoming the MSM’s official religion of America. […] We are not supposed to be doing obeisance to a religious group that has many adherents who want us dead.  We are not, as journalists, supposed to be labeling anyone as “The” Prophet.  But somehow, it’s happening.  The MSM has become a voice for Islam.  Hitler saw it long ago.  Terror and fear of violence can bring about amazing changes in people’s behavior.  So can a misguided political correctness and self-loathing for the greatest nation on earth.

Taliban Attack Destroys Six Harrier Jets at 180 Million Dollar Cost.  This is yet another disaster in Obama’s failed war in Afghanistan and it also gives the lie to the notion that these worldwide coordinated attacks timed at around September 11 were due to popular outrage because of a movie.  The media talking heads still spewing that nonsense in their way on free speech are engaging in criminally irresponsible reporting and are covering up the real scope of events.

Letting Islamists dictate ‘Free speech’.  An incendiary video about the prophet Muhammad, “Innocence of Muslims,” was blamed for the mob attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt (and later, Yemen). […] Over at MSNBC, contributors Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch, plus University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler, all agreed that the people behind the video should be indicted as accessories to murder.  “Declared Butler: “How soon is Sam Bacile [the alleged creator of the film] going to be in jail folks?  I need him to go now.”

Shariah vs. the Constitution.  A New York Times editorial on the current Mideast crisis is mostly a predictable attack on Mitt Romney, and an unusually dishonest one.  But the conclusion is a clueless classic: “Libyan leaders have condemned the killings and promised to work to apprehend those responsible.  Egyptian leaders, inexplicably, have not followed that lead.”  Inexplicably!  Let’s see if we can explain.

Time Magazine: Anti-Islam Filmmakers Are ‘Islamophobic’ But Deadly Rioters Just ‘Orthodox Muslims’.  The caption accompanying a September 13 TIME magazine photo slide tags the filmmakers behind “The Innocence of Muslims” as “Islamophobes” while those rioting in the Arab street supposedly in reaction against said film are merely “orthodox Muslims.” […] Of course, “orthodox” means “right teaching,” which may be the exact opposite of what TIME wants to communicate.  If violent protests are the mark of theologically orthodox Muslims, that suggests they are acting in accord with the tenets of their faith, not contrary to it.

Christiane Amanpour: West Is Extreme, Not Islamists.  ABC journalist Christiane Amanpour, (a journalist? Really?) appeared on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the film that supposedly ignited the furor in the Middle East and spew her usual venom about the intolerance of the West and benevolent Muslims.

NBC Publishes Unproven Claims of ‘Anti-Muslim Incidents’ in USA.  When “journalists” confront conservatives, typically every claim, statistic, or assertion is challenged, but when talking to kindred spirits, reporters allow any manner of claim to pass by unchallenged.  Such is the case with NBC’s interview of spokesmen for CAIR who, without any proof, were allowed to claim that “a spike in hate” against Muslims was occurring in the U.S.A.

1.5 Billion Bin Ladens.  To suggest, as the White House keeps saying, that rioting in more than twenty-five mostly Muslim nations is the result of some amateur film that no one has seen reveals an administration that thinks Americans are stupid and unaware that President Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East is responsible for the crisis that has killed our ambassador to Libya and others.  A compliant mainstream news media continues to report this fiction.

MSNBC Liberal Pundits, Muslim Brotherhood on the Same Side Against Free Speech.  Earlier today [9/12/2012] two MSNBC commentators called for the prosecution of those involved in making the film that has been blamed for the attacks on US interests in Egypt and Cairo.  This afternoon, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government has formally called for such prosecution.

The Huffington Post Whitewashes Sharia.  Big broadcast news and print media offer Islamic supremacists and their leftist shills unfettered access to defame, lie about, smear, and give misleading information about freedom’s fiercest defenders, without giving the victims of these vicious defamation campaigns the opportunity to rebut the false charges.  This is twenty-first-century Goebbels-style propaganda.  Islamic supremacists and their useful idiots on the left are given enormous power — the kind of influence and access to deceive and mislead the American people that Nazi propagandists were given in Germany.

Suicide of the Western Media.  That the mainstream media leans overwhelmingly to the Left has long been known; that it shares the hard Left’s taste for authoritarian controls on the freedom of speech has not been so widely noted, but is becoming increasingly clear.  Last week both the British Guardian and the New York Daily News published pieces equating truthful and accurate reporting about jihad violence and Islamic supremacism with “hate speech,” and calling for such reporting to be placed beyond the bounds of acceptable public discourse.  That restrictions on free speech might come to harm their own profession is apparently something they haven’t considered.

The Terrorists Among Us, Protected by Media & Governmental Forces.  What is going on now went on in Iran and Gaza.  The people had the freedom to vote for enslavement to theocracy and Shariah law.  Their freedom usually ends there.  It took Patrick Poole of PJ Media to expose one Ohio terrorist — Dr. Sultan Sallah — who was living among us, spreading terrorist ideals while he was at the same time being protected by the U.S. government and the media.

Suicide of the Western Media.  Last week both the British Guardian and the New York Daily News published pieces equating truthful and accurate reporting about jihad violence and Islamic supremacism with “hate speech,” and calling for such reporting to be placed beyond the bounds of acceptable public discourse.  That restrictions on free speech might come to harm their own profession is apparently something they haven’t considered.

Media Ignores Islamic Khilafah Conference in Illinois Suburbs.  You may have heard about the Islamic Khilafah Conference in Illinois that took place on Sunday [6/17/2012].  Although, it’s not likely you have heard much if anything about it from the mainstream media. […] According to David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks, Hizb ut-Tahrir (Arabic for “The Party of Liberation”) is a political party, more than a religious one, and works within the Ummah (community of believers)… to restore the Khilafah (Caliphate, or Islamic Kingdom) with the long term objective to replace existing governments and bring about a worldwide Islamic state under the Shari’ah (Islamic Law).

Journalists don’t have good grasp of religion.  Evidence of big media’s bias against religion that doesn’t advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute.  Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented.  Islam is a notable exception.  The media appear to bend over backward not to offend Muslims.

Afghan girls poisoned in anti-school attack.  More than 120 schoolgirls and three teachers have been poisoned in the second attack in as many months blamed on conservative radicals in the country’s north, Afghan police and education officials said on Wednesday [5/23/2012].

Bias alert!
There is nothing “conservative” about poisoning little girls.  Reuters blames the attack on “conservative radicals”, which is an oxymoron in itself, but they are really talking about “Muslim radicals.”

Dearborn Arab shoots black customer in back, kills, media ignores.  The killing happened on March 9 but curiously national media attention has been nil as have been the typical race-baiting mouthpieces.  Neither would dare question the Muslim or Arab community they’ve protected for so long.

Ted Turner: U.S. and Israel Should Disarm to Prevent Nuclear Iran.  Appearing as a guest on Thursday’s [5/3/2012] Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, the news network’s founder, Ted Turner, complained that a double standard exists between the U.S. and Israel being allowed to possess nuclear weapons while Iran is expected to be nuclear-free, as he suggested that all countries dispose of their nuclear arsenals to persuade Iran not to build such weapons.

60 Minutes’ Journalistic Crime of Omission.  Bob Simon’s Sixty Minutes segment titled Christians in the Holy Land can be legitimately accused of the journalistic crime of omission, and for those with an ungenerous spirit, Simon may be blamed as well for the act of commission.  Simon simply ignored the obvious in covering the status of Christians in the Holy Land:  the fear and intimidation Palestinian Christians suffer at the hands of the Muslim-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza.

Media’s Deadly Bias.  Writing articles on terrorism in a post 9/11 world becomes more difficult each day.  It’s certainly not due to the lack of terror or terror arrests; that, unfortunately, is never ending.  Since 9/11 there have been 18,598 deadly terror attacks all in the name of Islam.  The writing on the subject of terror for myself and others has become a ‘cat and mouse game’ with the media and the current administration.  I cannot even count the amount of times arrests have been made in a terror plot here in the U.S. and there is absolutely no further information available.  When I say no further information, I am referring to the suspect’s gender, age and of course, the name.

Destroy all churches.  If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic.  Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief.  But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening.

New York Times nixes anti-Islam ad, runs anti-Catholic ad.  Executives at The New York Times have rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement that mimicked a controversial anti-Catholic advertisement they published on March 9.  According to a Mar. 13 letter sent by the Times to the ad’s sponsor, anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, the $39,000 anti-Islam ad was rejected because “the fallout from running this ad now could put U.S. troops and/or civilians in the [Afghan] region in danger.”

The Editor says…
Apparently the editor of the New York Times believes that American troops and/or civilians in the [Afghan] region are currently in no danger, but if the NYT runs the wrong sort of advertisement, all that tranqulity goes out the window.

German media totally ignore the brutal rape and mutilation of a 16-year-old German girl by Muslim savages.  ‘Gates of Vienna’ blog has asked the blogosphere to do the job that the pro-Muslim biased left wing media refuse to do.  AGAIN!

Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?  It’s the latest Leftist talking point:  Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion.  The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him.  Leftist journalists and Islamic supremacist spokesmen always march in lockstep, using the same talking points, as I’ve pointed out previously…

We Are at War. Is the Media Scared to Really Cover It?  Journalists are much more tolerant of attacks on Christianity than Islam.  It is a fact. … The media’s present politically correct excuse is that Islam binds certain minority group’s cultures in a way Christianity does not.  First, that is [nonsense] and speaks of a secular ignorance about many Christian communities even in this country.  Second, it is an excuse so the media does not have to admit it is scared of muslims.  You’ll see a news story about Christ in a jar of urine, but don’t ever expect to see a cartoon of Mohammed on the nightly news.  The reporter doesn’t want to get murdered.

Ten Minutes on Honor Killings.  There were many important things that I did not have time to discuss.  I should have congratulated Canada for prosecuting both the actual perpetrators and the collaborators in the Shafia Honor Killing.  However, the 25 years without parole sentence for the murder of the four Muslim female victims only amounts to 6½ years for each victim.  Not good enough.

Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Fort Hood Massacre.  Submission to Islam has been institutionalized by our national security apparatus.  The official handling of the Fort Hood massacre proves the case. … Immediately after the shootings, President Obama called Hasan’s actions “inexplicable” and suggested that he may have “cracked” under stress.  The media followed suit, emphasizing the stress of treating soldiers emotionally scarred by war, and insinuating that Hasan had been unfairly picked on by his colleagues.  One talking head said “we may never know if religion was a factor” in the killings.

Why Pay to Read Lies? Newspapers in Decline.  [Scroll down]  Almost anything published about Islam must be read through the thin gauze of political correctness that ignores the menace of Islam to those living in Muslim nations and in nations where they gain a population foothold.  It is a religion that sanctions stoning women to death, decapitating “infidels”, and even sending children into mine fields to clear them.  It is pure barbarism and has zero tolerance for freedom of speech, the press, other religions, or independent thought.  All of this has much to do with the decline of newspapers nationwide.

The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam.  [Scroll down]  CNN breezed through town and produced a quick hit piece painting all of the mosque opponents as uneducated rednecks and the Islamic community as everyday people who were being wrongly persecuted.  Soledad O’Brien’s producer offered to buy some of my footage from me with the explicit promise that their piece was going to be called “Islam: In America” and would not focus more than a few minutes on Murfreesboro.  After an inside tip that this producer was lying to me, I confronted him and got some rather vague answers.

Canadian confusion over honor killings.  Mohammad Shafia, his second wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya and their son Hamed were all convicted of first degree murder in a court in Kingston, Ontario for murdering Shafia’s first wife and his three teenaged daughters by Tooba. … The Toronto Star wants to know if the murders were honour killings or domestic violence. … I’ll answer the question for their readers right off the bat.  The murders were honour killings, absolutely no doubt about it.

NBC, AP Avoid ‘M-word’ in Report About ‘Honor Killings’.  It is the religion that dare not speak its name… at least on NBC News and at the Associated Press among other politically correct circles.  Both media outlets reported on a verdict in an “honor killings” case in Canada while managing to avoid mentioning a certain religion whose name starts with “M.”

Med student shot to death near Galleria.  A 30-year-old student in the Texas Medical Center was shot to death driving in her car Monday [1/16/2012], yards away from her family’s townhome near the Galleria area.  Gelareh Bagherzadeh was studying molecular genetic technology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  She was of Iranian descent and was active in promoting Iranian women’s rights, Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties said.

The Editor says…
Before it was sanitized by the Houston Chronicle, the headline was, “Iranian women’s rights activist slain in car near Galleria”.  The URL shows some evidence of that, and if you need additional proof, I grabbed a screenshot from Lucianne.

Muslims Attacked!  Last month, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) held an event in Amsterdam featuring two speakers who favor liberalizing Islam.  More than 20 members of these pro-sharia groups pushed their way in shouting “Allahu akbar!”  They demanded the event be stopped, called the speakers apostates, spat on them, threw eggs at them, and threatened to kill them.  Proud of these actions and apparently not overly concerned with legal consequences, they even made a YouTube video of their “protest.”  Now here’s the least funny and most Orwellian part:  Very few Europeans — very few journalists, politicians, members of the self-proclaimed Human Rights community, or Muslim organizations claiming to be moderate — have expressed outrage over this boot-stomping suppression of free speech in a city, country, and continent that claim to value freedom and tolerance.
[Emphasis added.]

Nine Michigan car dealerships in Hizbollah scheme, laundered money in US banks.  Another update on All-American Muslim life in Michigan… that won’t be seen on TLC.

New TV Show Idea: All-American Christian.  I have a great idea!  How about a TV show titled “All-American Christian”?  Christians have been getting a bum rap in cinema and the mainstream media for quite a while.  In a spirit of fairness, compassion, and tolerance, a TV show promoting Christianity is simply the right thing to do.  After all, the last thing we need is Christian-phobic Americans.  We must educate Americans to realize that Christianity is a religion of peace.  Christians are not anti-American.  The TV show will confirm that Christians are not very different from you and me, and they’re just as patriotic.  Also, Christians would never attempt to force Biblical law down our throats.

The Santa Killer Was a Religion of Peacer.  Aziz Yazdanpanah, known only as the “Santa Killer,” was a follower of this “amazing faith” who slaughtered his family on Christmas Day after his wife dumped him and his 19-year-old daughter wouldn’t stop dating a non-Religion of Peacer.  The adherents of said faith refer to this act as an “honor killing,” and when it occurs police and the press reckon it unworthy of unearthing and condemning publicly.

Gunman Shoots Hollywood Drivers While Screaming “Allahu Akbar”.  A 26 year-old gunman opened fire on random drivers yesterday in Hollywood until he was shot dead by police.  He was screaming “Allahu Akbar” while he shot Hollywood drivers.  That’s what the witnesses said. … As Atlas Shrugs reported — not one media outlet reported that the man was screaming “Allahu Akbar” as he shot at innocent Hollywood drivers.  Once again the media hides the truth from the American public.

Hollywood Jihad.  What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that not one news account reported what one witness said the shooter was screaming:  “allahu akbar.”  Not one news account.  The media is the enemy.

Teaching Journalists How to Report on Jihad.  Muslim-American advocacy groups with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), are on a mission to combat what they claim is the Western media’s habitually negative reporting on Islam.  After all, it’s difficult to advance the Brotherhood’s agenda of “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within” when the media keep reporting on a steady stream of terror plots, honor killings, and encroachments by shariah on American soil.  But if journalists take to heart the message of an online course from The Poynter News University, then their “skewed” perspective won’t be a problem anymore.

Jihad For Journalists.  An elite media school is training reporters to downplay Islamic violence, arguing more people die from AIDS. … Must we spell it out for Poynter profs?  Jihadi murder isn’t run-of-the-mill murder.  It’s mass murder done in the name of religion.  That makes it uniquely horrifying — and far more newsworthy.  It also targets governments and destroys properties — even whole economies.  In another blunder, the course redefines jihad as “struggle” against sin rather than the holy war it’s overwhelmingly practiced as.

Sharia Vigilante Street Justice in America.  [Scroll down]  After I learned of the attack on Mr. Alsaegh, I did not want to rush to judgment and waited until he told me that the FBI concluded that this was a hate crime.  I believe that my article on this incident is the first to be reported in the media.  This incident has been totally ignored by the mainstream media.  Why is it that attacks perpetrated by Muslims against Muslim infidels or honor crimes are ignored?

Breivik no Christian nut, just nuts.  So a murderer quotes Gandhi.  So a fascist quotes Churchill.  A Satanist calls himself a Christian soldier.  But that was enough to shift the coverage in the mainstream media.  They were positively relieved, even thrilled, the mass murder here was done by someone who wasn’t Muslim.  CBC news anchors started repeating every hour:  The murderer was by a “Christian fundamentalist” who hated Muslims.

New York Times Downplays Muslim Fort Hood Terror Plotter.  The New York Times downplayed the arrest of an AWOL Muslim soldier charged in connection with a plot to attack Fort Hood soldiers.  The newspaper all but ignored the role Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo’s religious faith may have played in the alleged plot.  Abdo was arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood.  He was found with weapons, explosive, and jihadist materials.

A thinly-disguised infomercial for Islam:
TLC to Air ‘All-American Muslim’ Reality Series.  TLC unveiled plans Thursday [7/21/2011] for an upcoming reality TV series about Muslims living in the US.

Prince of Lies.  “A Prince Among Slaves” was one of the more ambitious efforts to sell African-Americans on Islam.  Aired nationwide on PBS and still making a tour of the United States, the documentary claims to tell the story of an African Muslim prince who was sold into slavery in the South.  The story of Prince Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori is used as a springboard to incorporate Islam into American history, misrepresent it as an anti-slavery creed and convince African-Americans that their cultural background is Muslim. … [But] The Prince was actually a vicious racist who was a mass murderer of Africans and a brutal plantation overseer.

Losing His Religion.  We learn from the CBS story that [Yonathan] Melaku is a lance corporal in the Marine Reserves.  The Associated Press adds that he is a naturalized American citizen, originally from Ethiopia.  CBS also reports that “Melaku was carrying a notebook that contained the phrases ‘al Qaeda,’ ‘Taliban rules’ and ‘Mujahid defeated croatian forces’ when he was detained,” but “that the suspect is not thought to have been involved in a terrorist act or plot.”  All of which raises an obvious question — but one that goes unanswered in the reports from CBS and AP, as well as others from ABC News and the Washington Post.  We could only find one news organization that had the answer:  Fox News Channel, which reports that Maliku is Muslim.

Stop Al Jazeera’s expansion in the United States.  Let’s not let the Islamic supremacists once again invoke the freedom of speech to kill our freedom of speech.  The ruse of using freedom of speech to allow propaganda broadcasts over our airways is another stealth attack on the United States of America.  The issue of the expansion of Al Jazeera into the United States can only be likened to an expansion of Goebbels’s media network into the U.S. at the height of World War II.

Another Al-Jazeera Journalist Suspected of Terror Ties.  A journalist for Al-Jazeera has been arrested on suspicion of being an agent of the Palestinian terror group Hamas.  The journalist, Samer Allawi, Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Afghanistan, is a Palestinian.  He was apprehended by Israeli authorities as he attempted to leave the West Bank.  The detention of Allawi, a major development in the media wars over the future of the Middle East, is not the first time that Israel has detained journalists from the channel.

A family is butchered in their beds and the world neither knows nor cares.  Today, five members of one family lie buried.  There is no good reason why the story of their deaths should be similarly entombed.

NPR on a Bad Day.  [Scroll down]  The motives of NPR are also clear:  they are advocates for the Palestinians.  In their Middle East reporting, where the distortions are not so obvious to their American audience, NPR can get away with promoting Arab hate propaganda, and the murder of Jews which follows.  We have come to a new low, where respected America media are perfectly willing to balance a lie with a truth and call it fair reporting.  The facts themselves are not open to doubt.

British Columnist Under Investigation For Criticizing Terrorists.  In Great Britain, the historic cradle of liberty and sanctum of freedom of expression, it appears that you can no longer refer to Arab depravity in the slaughter of an Israeli family — including a three month-old baby — as they slept without someone going to the police to get you arrested for racism.

CBS, NBC Newscasts Give Scant Coverage to Muslim Terror Attack at German Airport.  Two US airmen were killed by a Muslim terrorist in Germany yesterday [3/2/2011], but neither CBS nor NBC thought it worthy of more than 30 seconds of coverage on their evening newscasts Wednesday night.  While ABC devoted a full segment of the March 2 “World News” to the issue, the CBS “Evening News” and the NBC “Nightly News” offered only scant news briefs and buried the story deep into their broadcasts.

Gunman Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’, Obama Sees Motive Unclear.  A terrorist described as a “21-year-old Kosovar who lives in Frankfurt,” opened fire at the Frankfurt Airport, killing two American soldiers.  Kosovo’s population is 80% Muslim.  The New York Times reports that “the gunman first talked to the military personnel to find out who they were and then opened fire, shouting ‘God is great’ in Arabic.” … Once again, the President and the mainstream media — even the report on Fox News — scrupulously avoid the words “Muslim,” or “Islam” and reference to any possible religious motive for the attack.

NPR Insists Buffalo Beheading Has No Islamic Overtones.  Almost the entire media skipped this chilling honor-killing verdict from Arizona on Tuesday, from Reuters:  “An Arizona jury on Tuesday found an Iraqi immigrant guilty of second-degree murder for running down his daughter with a Jeep because she had become too Westernized.”  Faleh Almaleki killed his daughter Noor in October 2009 because she spurned his arranged marriage and was living with her boyfriend.  Apparently, to report this is to be “Islamophobic.”

Sharks Are Not Misunderstood Dolphins, and Islam Is Not a Religion of Peace.  When a Muslim commits an act of mass-murdering terrorism, in contrast, the left does not camp out in front of the shooter/assassin/bomber’s home and scrutinize every person he ever in his life came in contact with and blame them all for his actions.  Instead, the media personalities report on acts of terrorism the way they do shark attacks.

Katie Couric:  ‘Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show’.  In her Web show analyzing the trends of 2010, the CBS Evening News anchor made a serious speech (in her serious, deep-thinker glasses) against the deep “seething hatred” against Muslims in America.

Another NPR Hit Piece on Israel.  Never mind Juan Williams:  What really gets me about National Public Radio is the way it manages to cover Israel in a manner more reminiscent of Tishreen’s or Al Jazeera’s style than that of an American news outlet.

NBC “People of the Year;” shades of 1939.  In the event you didn’t tune in to the NBC Thanksgiving special “People of the Year” with Matt Lauer, you missed that distinction being bestowed upon (among others) Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the “Ground Zero mosque” in New York City.  Appearing very comfortable answering a short series of softball questions from “Lauer the enabler,” El Gamal wants us to believe that his intentions to build an iconic symbol of Islamic conquest are noble.

Turning Churches Against Israel.  The Evangelical Left is anxious to neutralize evangelicals as America’s typically most pro-Israel demographic, especially by focusing on the plight of Palestinian Christians, who are portrayed as victims exclusively of Israeli oppression.  “With God on Our Side,” predictably, portrays pro-Israel Christians as mindless zealots indifferent to Palestinian suffering and exploiting Israeli Jews as merely tools for precipitating the Second Coming.  Hapless quotes from Christian Zionists are contrasted with thoughtful articulations from Palestinian Christians and other pro-Palestinian advocates.

Surrendered Nation.  NBC is naming a waiter-turned-thug-turned-impostor developer, Sharif El-Gamal, as “person of the year” because he is behind building a triumphal mosque at Ground Zero, the site of the largest, most heinous attack on U.S. soil in American history.  Then there is this outrage:  one of TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” candidates is the radical Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who has said that “the U.S. has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has the blood of innocent non-Muslims on its hands” and that Osama bin Laden was made in the USA.

Juan Williams and the Left’s Intellectual Bankruptcy.  Juan Williams makes the understandable post-9/11 observation that the sight of Muslims on airplanes makes him nervous, and NPR immediately fires him.  Bill O’Reilly states the obvious truth that Muslims attacked the United States on 9/11, and Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walk off the set.  These incidents and others demonstrate that the Leftists in the mainstream media and their Islamic supremacist allies are wholly intellectually bereft — and so they cannot engage their opponents on the level of ideas, but must instead bludgeon them into silence.

Why Is Everyone Still Missing the Real Story of the Fort Hood Massacre?  I was reading through media coverage over the past couple days on the anniversary plans and all the various recaps of that sad and violent day when it occurred to me that the unifying thread among all the various stories was the apparent inability to directly address the Muslim angle.  While not a scientific survey, I must’ve gone through 8 newspaper articles and half a dozen write-ups from television online websites and none could bring themselves to refer to Hasan as an American-born Muslim…

Did someone mention Fort Hood?

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart

NPR Grant Raises Coverage Questions.  National Public Radio, which fired news analyst Juan Williams last month after pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has featured the Islamist group’s leaders on air nearly two dozen times in the past three years, while never addressing CAIR’s designation as a cog in a Hamas-support network, a review of NPR transcripts shows.  Earlier this year, the Department of Justice stood by its inclusion of CAIR on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the terror-financing prosecution of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF).  That list became public in June 2007, but never has been discussed in any of the NPR broadcasts featuring CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, national spokesman Ibrahim Hooper and other officials.

Media Capitulation:  If Juan Williams Is Fair Game…  Over the last few days, on the news channels and the net, it has been wall-to-wall coverage of the Juan Williams firing by the tools over at National Public Radio.  NPR was serving the hydra-headed, Hamas-supporting Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which called on them to take action against Williams.  I am grateful for this high-profile incident.  Much like with the Ground Zero mosque affair, Americans have suddenly become aware of something quite terrible — a sea change, a profound transformation of a basic assumption, and a stunning reversal of their very basic unalienable rights.

Did someone mention Juan Williams?

In CNN’s America, We’re Heavily Black and Muslim.  CNN, like many liberal media outlets, is very interested in diversity — in race, creed, sexual preference, everything but ideology.  But this image today, as CNN launched a new marketing gimmick asking viewers to fill in the sentence “My America Is….”  If we’re going to get into bean-counting here, judging from the graphic behind anchorman Tony Harris today, America is majority-black and has a lot of Muslim women.

Just Admit it, Newspapers:  You’re Scared of Muslims.  Advice for my newspaper friends:  Listen to Penn Jillette.  “[W]e haven’t tackled Islam because we have families,” he says.  “[A]nd I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it.”

The Jihad Against A Seattle Cartoonist.  It should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country:  Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has given up her job, her home, and even her identity because of death threats for Islamic supremacists.  That Islamic jihadists can force an American citizen into hiding for exercising her freedom of speech is bad enough; that her cause has aroused only indifference from the media and the nation’s leading officials is even worse.

Dutch Courage, Liberal Cowardice.  As a parable on the cluelessness of the liberal commentariat about the threat of Islamic extremism, Slate magazine’s feature “explaining” why the Netherlands is supposedly more “anti-Islam” than other nations is hard to top.  The idea that Holland is uniquely given to “Muslim bashing,” as Slate‘s headline writers put it, is itself highly suspect.

Ground Zero Imam’s Group Trained NY Times Mosque Reporter.  A New York Times reporter, who has co-authored several fawning articles on the Ground Zero mosque, previously attended a media training program run by the mosque’s organizer, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, according to the group’s website.

The Media’s Debacles.  The latest reporting from the New York Times, Newsweek and Time have set new records for not wanting to report the news that doesn’t fit their editorial line.  Glenn Beck’s Tribute to Honor in Washington D.C. that attracted in the neighborhood of half a million participants was resigned to a few inches on page 34 of the Times and the other liberal journals were hardly more accurate in their non-coverage.  Their sanctimonious condemnation of all opponents of the Ground Zero Mosque was the icing on the cake of irresponsible journalism.

Fabrication:  Newsweek Makes Up Ground Zero Election Day Tea Party Rally.  [If a mosque at Ground Zero] isn’t appropriate, would it be an appropriate place for a Tea Party rally to be held?  Possibly not.  But whether that’s the case or not, Newsweek’s David A. Graham would have you believe there will be a so-called “Election Day Tea Party rally” held at Ground Zero, led by former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, as an effort to shore up support for a 2012 presidential bid.

Survey Shows Arabs More Opposed to GZ Mosque Than American Media.  According to a recent survey by the Arabic online news service Elaph (Arabic version here), 58 percent of Arabs think the construction should be moved elsewhere.  And according to a Media Research Center study released last week, 55 percent of network news coverage of the debate has come down on the pro-Mosque side.

CNN Continues One-Sided Reporting on ‘Islamophobia’ in America.  On Thursday’s [9/2/2010] American Morning, CNN’s Deborah Feyerick continued her network’s promotion of the charge the “Islamophobia” is growing in the U.S. All but one of Feyerick’s sound bites during her one-sided report were from those who agree with this charge, with the sole exception being used an example of someone using “Islam…[as] a political wedge issue.”

Bigotry on bigotry.  Why did Florida pastor Terry Jones garner all that media attention last week for threatening to burn Qurans on Saturday’s 9/11 anniversary?  I believe it’s because network swells had spent weeks trying to frame opponents of the ground zero mosque — also known as the Lower Manhattan Islamic community center — as stupid anti-Islam bigots, but that story line wasn’t sticking.  So networks found a stupid anti-Islam bigot in Florida who had nothing to do with the mosque, but who reinforced their political view.

The Problem of Inbreeding in Islam.  There is a dire phenomenon rising in Europe that is crippling entire societies and yet the continent sleeps, refusing not only to confront the destructive elephant in the room, but also to admit its very existence.  The troubling reality being referred to is the widespread practice of Muslim inbreeding and the birth defects and social ills that it spawns.

ABC News Tries To Incite Incident At Mosque Protest.  In 1989 during my first gig as an investigative reporter with the Guam Tribune, my editor sat me down and I’ve never forgotten his warning, “It’s the job of the news media to report the news, not incite it.”  Tell that to ABC News.

ABC News Issues ‘Reprimand’ To Their Ground Zero Mosque Plant.  ABC News has reprimanded one of its employees for trying to start some kind of ruckus during Sunday’s Ground Zero Mosque protest.

Talk About a Cartoon Controversy.  Why is no one questioning the media’s sham portrait of the Cordoba House/Park 51 mosque detractors?  On Sunday, the New York Times’ Frank Rich leveled a flurry of nasty accusations at those on “the neocon and the Fox News Right” who object to the placement of the mosque near Ground Zero.  He substantiated none of them.

The Media and the Mega-Mosque.  It was deceptive.  At a White House dinner with Muslims celebrating Ramadan, Barack Obama finally weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque controversy.  Incredibly, he lectured Americans about the religious freedom of Muslims “that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan.”  Those were prepared remarks, a clear and very deliberate effort to skirt the issue.  But this time, it was blatantly sophomoric, too.

American ‘Bigots’ Versus Media Propagandists.  Once the Constitutional issue was resolved — and it was resolved when Americans demonstrated that they clearly understood the First Amendment — the issue became one of respect.  How has the left framed the issue of respect?  Americans must completely respect Muslim sensibilities — even as the Muslims involved with the project completely ignore Americans’ feelings.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

AP Orders Staff:  ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”‘.  In an unusual move, the Associated Press has publicly released an advisory memo to its reporters on how to cover of the Ground Zero mosque story — and the first rule is that journalists must immediately stop calling it the “Ground Zero mosque” story.

Did someone mention the proposed Ground Zero mosque again?

Time Deputy Managing Editor: America’s ‘Obsessed’ with ‘an Enemy That May No Longer Exist’.  “[N]ine years after 9/11, the fight over the mosque near Ground Zero shows how obsessed we remain with an enemy that may no longer exist.”  That’s the argument from Time magazine deputy managing editor Romesh Ratnesar in his August 17 online Viewpoint essay entitled, “The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Debate:  Exaggerating the Jihadist Threat.”

At Last, CNN Finally Gets Something Right About Islam.  A chilling and shockingly honest portrayal of poor immigration policy by CNN.  This is a freak act of journalistic integrity aimed squarely upon the crippling policies of arch-tolerance and appeasement.  CNN, for perhaps the first time I applaud you.

The Gaza Flotilla Ambush:  What Did the White House Know?  For decades, the network of leftists and Islamic fascists behind the Gaza ambush has been trying to create a media extravaganza to make Israel look bad before the world.  Call it a conspiracy, or call it a network of like-minded radicals and Islamofascists.  Whatever it was, their chance came on May 31 off the coast of Gaza.

Alinsky, Stalinsky, It’s Still the Same Old Agitprop.  [Scroll down]  What do you suppose Bill Ayers and Jodie Evans were doing in Egypt and Cyprus before sailing toward Gaza with that boatful of Turkish suiciders who were all ready to kill and be killed for Allah?  Was that a coincidence?  It looked like a classic piece of agitation-propaganda.  A whole mob of journos were there to get pictures of all the blood and gore.  The media are basically lazy, and they want onlly to hustle for photo-ops when they know they can get a big headline.  It’s simple laziness.  The Turkish suicider stunt on the “peace flotilla” gave them headlines for weeks.  Today the brainwashed masses in Europe and the Muslim countries still think the innocent side was guilty, which was the whole purpose of the stunt.

This Is Rare Courage.  [Scroll down]  When it comes to the brutal slayings of young Muslim women by their fathers, brothers, or husbands, The [New York] Times gets squeamish.  As Ms. Hirsi Ali relates, this misplaced sensitivity arises from the cult of multiculturalism, which would rather tolerate egregious crimes against women than offend Third World sensibilities.

Honor, and Shame.  When you look at all the formulaic sludge that wins the Pulitzer Prize for Most Unread Multipart Series, it is striking that not one of the major newspapers has done an investigative series on the proliferation of “honor killings”, not in Yemen or Waziristan but in the heart of the western world.  Instead, as Phyllis Chesler writes:  [“]The mainstream media rarely covers them.  More often, local media does, but even local media does so walking-on-eggshells, careful to quote from at least one apologist and one know-nothing.[“]

More about so-called honor killings.

The Consequences of Media Failure.  For some time now, critical observers have warned about the “halo effect” that “human rights” NGOs have benefited from even as they were taken over by radical political activists who had strong links to jihadi organizations and individuals.  This halo effect works in two directions:  it extends to the “allies” of these hijacked NGOs (“peace activists”) and also to the MSM which tends to convey the “testimony” of the NGOs as reliable news.  All of this comes to a grotesque climax in the flotilla affair.

“Soft” Censorship:  Honor Killings That You Won’t Read About.  The mainstream media rarely covers them.  More often, local media does, but even local media does so walking on eggshells, careful to quote from at least one apologist and one know-nothing.  Usually, the (hardcopy) mainstream media covers such events weeks later, only briefly, or as a way to “spin” any possible prejudice against the perpetrators involved.  Sometimes they are mentioned, but only in passing.  Rarely do follow-ups appear.  Usually, a wire service piece is used, and no original reporting is done.  Sometimes, the newspaper’s blog might refer to a piece which first appeared in another newspaper which, in turn, has mentioned the subject only in passing.  I am talking about how rarely the American mainstream media covers honor killings committed in North America.

A New Reuters Anti-Israel Photography Scandal?.  During the Second Lebanon War in 2006, the news agency Reuters admitted that one of its pictures of smoke and destruction caused by Israel’s bombing of Beirut had been augmented in a Photoshop program by photographer Adnan Hajj.  The Israeli newspaper Haaretz yesterday [6/7/2010] reported Reuters was under fire again yesterday for manipulating photographs in a bias against Israel, this time in the Gaza flotilla story.

In Both Words and Pictures, Reuters Continues To Lie About Israel.  Having been caught doctoring pictures during of the violence aboard the guerilla flotilla boat, Mavi Marmara, Reuters is circling the wagons and looking for other ways to discredit Israel.  Officially, Reuters says the elimination of the IHH terrorists holding knives in the pictures it originally published to its wire was an editing error.

Al-Reuters:  Sorry!  We always crop our photos at the edges.  Israeli officials, facing criticism for boarding an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza strip, stress that their troops used deadly force in self-defense.  News that Reuters had cropped two images of armed “peace” activists, including one with bleeding Israeli soldiers surrounded by armed flotilla crews supports the Israeli position and threatens Reuters with scandal.

Inaccurate, biased reporting on Obama-Abbas meeting.  In its June 10 edition, the Washington Post runs an article by Michael Shear about President Obama’s meeting with Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the White House.  The article is both inaccurate about Obama’s pledge of more aid to the Palestinians and also biased with its total silence about a strong disagreement between the two leaders about continued anti-Israel incitement by the Palestinian Authority.

Muslim Lies and Videotape.  More and more facts are coming out about the [Gaza flotilla] incident and it does not look good for those who rushed to judgment and fell for the hype.  As we now know, for instance, video footage has proven that the Gaza flotilla jihadists initiated the violence against Israeli soldiers:  However, those who conspired to manufacture such a crisis know that they have won the PR war since whatever facts come out later will not be covered with the same intensity and passion of the first days following the incident.

See No Evil.  Daniel Pipes is one of several commentators to note that many reporters would love to dismiss each new terrorist incident as the work of lunatics, until the disappointing news arrives that the suspect is yet another Muslim Jihadist.  Several observations leap to their feet immediately, and there is a deeper point too.

FOR EXAMPLE:  There is no mention of the word “muslim” in this article, even though that’s obviously what they’re talking about.
Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school.  Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances.

The plain truth about Israel:  In other times, Hearst Newspapers White House Correspondent Helen Thomas’s demand that the Jews “get the hell out of Palestine,” and go back to Poland, Germany and America would have been front page news in every newspaper in the US the day after the story broke.  In other times, had the dean of the White House Correspondents Association expressed such hatred for the Jews, the White House would have immediately removed her accreditation rather than wait three days to criticize her.

The dots some don’t want to connect.  [Scroll down slowly]  At Fort Hood, Maj. Hasan jumped on a table and gunned down his comrades while screaming, “Allahu Akbar!”, which is Arabic for “Nothing to see here” and an early indicator of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The Times Square Bomber, we are assured by The Washington Post, CNN and Newsweek, was upset by foreclosure proceedings on his house.  Mortgage-related issues.  Nothing to do with months of training at a Taliban camp in Waziristan.

When is a Dirty Bomb Attack Not a Terrorist Attack?  Critics have been accusing The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper of failing to accurately report on terrorism and terrorists for years and have pointed to the failure of the newsroom to use the word “terrorist” when it is clearly called for as evidence.

The MSM looks for any explanation other than the obvious.
Mystery Solved.  As information about Faisal Shahzad accumulates, a number of misconceptions are being dispelled.  It turns out that the Times Square would-be bomber was not, Mayor Bloomberg’s speculation notwithstanding, someone who was unhappy about Obamacare.  Nor was the bomber the random “white man” who was filmed by a security camera removing his shirt a block away from Shahzad’s Pathfinder.  Nor was he, to Contessa Brewer’s deep regret, one of those dreaded Tea Partiers.  Nor was his “motivation” a mystery, as suggested by the Associated Press.  No, to the surprise of some — but not us — Faisal Shahzad was a jihadist.

Times Square Jihad?  What Jihad?  Now that would-be Times Square car bomb jihadist Faisal Shahzad has been exposed as an Islamic jihadist, the liberal media are searching for an explanation, any explanation, for his attempted attack that doesn’t involve Islamic jihad.

Left Is Certain of Tea Partiers’ Motives, but Finds Terrorists Inscrutable.  For days after the [Fort Hood] murders, liberal-Left commentators and mainstream media reports attributed Hasan’s mass murders to everything but his Islamic beliefs — even though it was known that he yelled out “Allahu Akbar” (“Allah is the Greatest”) just as he began his shooting.  As “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews announced, “It’s unclear if religion was a factor in this shooting,” and then added, “He makes a phone call or whatever, according to Reuters right now.  Apparently he tried to contact al-Qaida … That’s not a crime, to call up al-Qaida, is it?”

MSNBC’s Ratigan Worries About ‘Racism’ Toward Muslims After NYC Bomb Attempt.  Near the top of Tuesday’s Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan fretted over American Muslims being harassed in the wake of the failed Times Square bombing:  “how do you deal with these types of crimes without resulting in racism, effectively, towards people of Pakistani or Middle Eastern descent? …is there not a natural backlash to this?”

All Things Considered … Except Evidence — and Scholarship.  Despite being interviewed by NPR religion reporter Barbara Bradley for over thirty minutes, and providing her much additional written material countering Jenkins’ flimsy speculations, precious little of my rebuttal was included in the broadcast.

How To Kill Political Correctness Before It Kills Us.  One of the strongest supporters of Islamic terrorism is our mainstream media.  That’s because its political correctness means that the mainstream media doesn’t give the public the truth about the threat of radical Islam (or whatever you want to call it — Islamic extremism, Islamic terrorism, hijacked Islam, jihadism, etc.).  In other words, if we don’t kill political correctness, it will kill us by making us unaware of the ongoing war fought by radical Islam against the U.S. and the West.

AP Silent on Motive of Killer Who ‘Needed to Take His Family Back to Allah’.  Why is the legacy media so reluctant to note the possibility of a radical Muslim faith leading to violence?  On numerous occasions, the mainstream press has refused to note even a potential connection.  The latest such example concerns a recent quadruple homicide in Chicago.

CNN Trots out Jihad Teaching Extremist, Calls Him Instructor of Islam.  As has been noted here in the recent past, it isn’t just government entities that are a little slow on the uptake when it comes to identifying radical Muslim preachers as accessories to terrorism — it’s also the media.  Consider the case of Anwar al-Awlaki, a man who has consistently shown ties to terrorist attacks, yet who had gone predominantly under the media radar as nothing more than a simple cleric.

Merry Christmas from the World of Islam.  With attention focused on the flagrant security breaches around Flight 253 on Christmas Day, too little has been made of the timing of the attack.  Most readers will be surprised to learn that this was not the only Christmas attack on Christians.  Here is a list of other holiday attacks which I found without extensive research… Isn’t it noteworthy that you did not hear about any of this from the general media?

The Islamic Roots of Abdulmutallab’s Suicidal Odyssey.  [Scroll down]  It’s just all so mysterious.  It’s so mysterious that the news anchors on CNN continue to incredulously ask each other and their guests these questions — back and forth, over and over again, in a cyclical circus that has no end and that never produces the most obvious answer staring any sensible person right in the face. … All one can be sure of is that an adversarial culture or ideology must not be blamed and that America, somewhere, somehow, must definitely be at fault.

Now They Tell Us — Ft. Hood Was Terrorism.  [Scroll down]  It never occurred to our politically correct media — or if it did, they would never have dared to give voice to their suspicions — that the self-evident answer was that Maj. Hasan was a Muslim terrorist, either sent to infiltrate the Army and attack it from within, or radicalized while in the service and ordered to kill as many Americans as he could before this “Soldier of Allah” became the latest martyr for Islam.

Why Won’t the MSM Cover Islam?  What Are They Afraid Of?  There are many things on the World Wide Web that are not suitable for public viewing but that should be required viewing for journalists and political figures to alert them to the horrors that exist in some parts of the world.  This should not be to incite but rather to rinse away their naïvité in dealing with a hostile culture and our potential enemies.  It is apparent that the mainstream media has no interest in covering stories that shed an unfavorable side of Islam and, frankly, this smacks of cowardice.

Dangerous Myths.  [Liberals apparently believe] the mainstream media will report the facts truthfully and accurately.  Sure they will — without using the words “terrorist,” “Islamic” or “Muslim” whenever they can avoid them.  The Fort Hood massacre by Islamic terrorist Major Nidal Malik Hasan was the epitome of such willful denial.

Guess The Missing Word In NY Times Report On Attempted Plane Bombing.  Imagine that there had been a series of three incidents in which members of a [invented for present purposes] fanatical Jewish sect had attempted to bring down airliners from Arab countries.  In reporting on the latest attempt and describing the previous ones, do you think the New York Times might have mentioned the religion of the perpetrators?

Ali Velshi Stops Rep. King From Naming Northwest Airlines Terrorist.  CNN’s Ali Velshi on Friday [12/25/2009] stopped Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) from divulging the name of the terrorist who tried to set off a bomb as a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam began to land in Detroit.  Velshi did this claiming, “[W]e have not got any information on anyone being charged.  So thank you for bringing us information.  But would ask you not to name anybody on TV right now, we do not have any word of official charges.”

Flight 253:  AP Scrubs ‘M-Word’.  It has been interesting watching the Associated Press reports on the attempted takedown of Flight 253 devolve in the past 12-plus hours.  In its 8:56 a.m. report (likely dynamic and subject to change), it looks like the assemblage of AP writers who worked on the story have succeeded in … ridding the report of the M-word (“Muslim”).

The anything-but-Islam pundits strike out.  Not long after Major Nidal Malik Hasan had pulled the trigger for the last time at Ft. Hood, the mainstream media began assembling their anything-but-Islam narratives.  A rationale was needed, something that could plausibly be claimed to motivate a killing spree.  A desperate rush to explain his behavior in politically palatable terms naturally resulted in desperate stories in which preposterous motivations, contrary to the known facts, were posited.

Jihad at Fort Hood.  According to NPR, “the motive behind the shootings was not immediately clear, officials said.”  The Washington Post agreed:  “The motive remains unclear, although some sources reported the suspect is opposed to U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq and upset about an imminent deployment.”  The Huffington Post spun faster, asserting that “there is no concrete reporting as to whether Nidal Malik Hasan was in fact a Muslim or an Arab.”  Yet there was, and what’s more, Major Hasan’s motive was perfectly clear — but it was one that the forces of political correctness and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States have been working for years to obscure.

Reaction to the Fort Hood shootings:
Memo to ABC:  There’s a Reason He’s Not Called Smith.  Of course, what else is predictable is how the media is covering it.  In the words of an NPR report:  “we know he took his faith seriously, but we can’t say for sure that was a factor.”  Right.  That’s exactly what they say about anyone who bombs an abortion clinic, as we know.

More commentary about Fort Hood.  Major Malik Hassan, after being transferred from Walter Reed Hospital to Fort Hood decided to celebrate his promotion and transfer by shouting “God is great” in Arabic while gunning down a dozen of his fellow soldiers.  The mainstream media is falling all over itself today in an attempt to somehow paint this domestic Islamic terrorist as the victim rather than the perpetrator.  Muslim-friendly to the point of being Muslim-centric, the news networks are even trying to do their reporting without mentioning the killer’s name.

Muslim Suffers Bruised Ego in Fort Hood Tragedy.  President Obama honored the victims by immediately warning Americans not to “jump to conclusions” — namely, the obvious conclusion that the attack was an act of Islamic terrorism.  As conclusions go, it wasn’t much of a jump.  But the mainstream media waited for no information — indeed actively avoided learning any information — before leaping to the far less obvious conclusion that the suspect’s mass murder was set off by “stress.”

Dobbs Compares President’s Post-Cambridge to Post-Fort Hood Remarks.  Some of the mainstream media intelligentsia following the Fort Hood, Texas massacre have cautioned people to reserve judgment about the suspect Major Nidal Malik Hasan and have bypassed many key details in order to live up to what could be construed as a politically correct standard.  CNN’s Lou Dobbs isn’t one of them.

Fort Hood Horror.  Horror spread quickly across America as the story unfolded:  An Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 and wounding 30.  But as more information emerged, clearly pointing to an act of terrorism, many in the “news” media simply chose not to report news.

They Kill Us and We’re the Ones to Blame.  By ignoring the fact that 66 percent of the deliberate attacks within the US military by other soldiers, have involved Muslims — the media is engaging in blatant deceptiveness.  Unless Muslims somehow suffer from a form of PTSD more severe than non-Muslim soldiers, or unless Muslims comprise 66 percent of the US military — both false statements, it is obvious that the question of Islamic beliefs should be investigated as central to these acts of violence.

ABC, CBS, NBC:  Obama’s Lapdogs.  Ever since Candidate Obama set foot on the national scene, the “mainstream” media have been eating out of his hand.  And regrettably, today those same news stations still are.  This has been made abundantly clear through their coverage of the recent terror attack on Fort Hood.

Mainstream Misreporting:  Ft. Hood Shooter’s Motives.  “We don’t know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts,” said President Obama with regards to Nidal Malik Hasan’s motives in murdering thirteen people last week.  So maybe President Obama and his press secretary won’t acknowledge that Nidal Malik Hasan is a terrorist, but that is no excuse for members of the mainstream media who are ignoring this facet of the recent Fort Hood shooting.

Political Correctness, Ft. Hood, and Hollywood.  Almost before the echo of gunfire from the massacre at Ft. Hood had faded, the news media launched a pre-emptive rationalization for the slaughter committed by Muslim traitor Nidal Malik Hasan.  To divert attention from the shooter’s inconvenient name, the talking heads began speculating sympathetically about the fragile mental state of poor frazzled Hasan, who had never seen combat but nonetheless must have “snapped.”

More about the incident at Fort Hood.

CAIR coverage ignores terror ties.  Is the Council on American-Islamic Relations merely a civil rights organization exercising its constitutional right to lobby on Capitol Hill like hundreds of other non-profit organizations?  That’s the way Politico and other mainstream news outlets have portrayed CAIR — despite the FBI’s decision this year to cut off ties to the Muslim group after its designation by the Department of Justice as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terrorist-finance case in U.S. history.

Freedom of Religion:  A Precious American Right, an Islamic Capital Crime.  Given the anti-Christian views of many Muslims and of all the Western book-and-column writing atheists and secularists, I wonder if Rifqa Bary, the teenage convert from Islam to Christianity, is not respected as a hero who is fighting for her freedom of religion but seen, rather, as someone who has taken yet another reactionary path.  Perhaps if Rifqa had launched a lawsuit for the right to wear hijab or a burqa in Ohio she might immediately have gotten mainstream media sympathy.

Did someone mention Rifqa Bary?

News Media Blackout: Iraqi Muslims Slaughtering Christians.  Either intentionally or unintentionally, United States news media outlets are ignoring the violence perpetrated by Muslims against Christians in Iraq.  While some believe this stems from the fact that reporters have moved on to stories other than US operations in Iraq, others believe this lack of coverage has more to do with the anti-Christian bias that exists within the media.

‘Apostate’ Girl’s Father:  The Unreported Story.  Rifqa’s parents, Mohamad and Aysha Bary, signed affidavits declaring themselves indigent.  That’s why the Florida court appointed a lawyer for the father and a lawyer for the mother.  Both their lawyers are being paid by the taxpayers of Florida. … Yet in a Dunn and Bradstreet report filed by Mohammad Baryhimself for his business, Bary Gems, he states his business does $237,561 per annum.  The wife, Aysha Bary, makes high-end bridal gowns (that income may be off the books, but she works every day).

Iran Linked to International Terror; Media Snoozes.  Ever since the failure to find WMDs in Iraq, the American public and the media have demanded a nearly unreachable standard of proof before indicting a foreign government.  When someone calls Iran a state sponsor of terrorism, proof that they are “linked” to al-Qaeda is demanded.  Once al-Qaeda’s refuge in Iran is offered as a counterpoint, proof that the regime knows of their presence and that the group isn’t merely working with “rogue elements” of the government, but the government as a whole, is required. … In the world of intelligence, it is extremely rare to come by the “smoking gun” now commonly requested.

Armed and Extreme, but Buried in Briefs.  The Tiller assassination garnered three stories, an editorial and a column (mine) over the following two days, and a week later a front-page story, whereas The Chronicle ran two national briefs about the military-recruiter attack, on Page A5 one day, and Page A6 the next.  Other media underplayed the domestic terrorist attack as well.  For me, the reason is pretty obvious:  Stories that reinforce journalists’ political beliefs rate the front page or top of their newscasts; stories that do not are not considered big news.

Media Takes Whitewashing of Islam to a Whole New Level.  [There is] a blog on the Post/Newsweek website by top-tier Islam apologist John Esposito.  Esposito is the founding director of something called the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University — which means that the Saudi royal family pays his salary.  Which, in turn, means that a man on the payroll of the world’s most oppressive Islamic regime is engaged by the Washington Post and Newsweek to provide their readers with objective facts about Islam.  This perverse state of affairs is, alas, par for the course in today’s mainstream media.

Bidding farewell to the country’s ‘war on terror’.  The liberal media are now actively downplaying Muslim terrorism, and that was vividly demonstrated last week when two soldiers were shot by an American-Muslim in Arkansas.  One of them, 24-year-old Private William Long, was killed.  There is no doubt the cold-blooded murder of Pvt. Long by Carlos Bledsoe, aka Abdulhakim Muhammad, was a shocking story.  But if you were watching Katie Couric on the “CBS Evening News,” you missed it, as Couric did not mention the murder.  On ABC, Charles Gibson ignored the story as well.  On NBC, Brian Williams spent less than two minutes on the situation.

Oh, and Incidentally …  You gotta’ love the New York Times and its hyper-politically correct sensitivities about revealing the ethnic or religious backgrounds of criminal suspects.  Thus we have today’s front-pager:  “4 Accused of Bombing Plot at Bronx Synagogues.”  Who were these four, I wondered?

The Media, Islam & Political Correctness.  The New York Times has been assailed by conservative critics such as Dallas Morning News columnist and blogger Rod Dreher for downplaying a troubling aspect of the case:  all the suspects are Muslims.  (They had converted to Islam while in prison for drug offenses, theft and other crimes.)  The first Times report on May 20 mentioned this fact only in passing — despite a statement by New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference that the four had talked frankly about wanting to “commit jihad.”

Homegrown Islamic Jihad in the Bronx.  Four African-American converts to Islam, all of whom converted to Islam in prison, have been arrested by the FBI just as they attempted to bomb two Riverdale synagogues, (the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple), in the Bronx and a New York National Guard air base in Newburgh, New York where they lived and attended a mosque.  Why do I begin by clearly stating the race and religion of the terrorists?  Because the liberal mainstream media refuses to do so, or buries such facts on its back pages.

Show Me the Mullah.  I am struck by the lack of coverage in the media of the obvious beneficiary of the rise in Somali piracy.  Let’s just ask the question; who stands to gain from this phenomenon?  It’s pretty simple really.  The piracy in the northern Indian Ocean raises large sums of money for fundamentalist Mullahs and puts a big hurt on Suez Canal traffic.  This piracy is a de facto extension of the strategy behind the assassination of Anwar Sadat and busloads of foreign tourists.

Were Shooters Unidentified in Press Because They Were Muslim?  We have a shooting incident in Minnesota perpetrated by three Muslim Somali immigrants but for some reason almost every single media report about the incident omits the names of the shooters, names of obvious North African or ethnic origin.  So, the question is, did the Old Media in Minnesota purposefully leave the names unreported so that they could cover up the fact that the criminals were Somali immigrants?  And, if so, why would they do this?

The words “islam” and “Muslim” are conspicuously absent from this story:
FBI raids three Minneapolis money-transfer shops.  Federal agents raided three Minneapolis money transfer businesses that mainly serve the Somali community Wednesday [4/8/2009], seeking records of financial transactions to several African and Middle East countries.  E.K. Wilson, a special agent for the FBI in Minneapolis, confirmed that agents searched the businesses on the city’s south side to track money transactions, but wouldn’t disclose any further details.

Somali Pirates Tied to Jihad.  The latest crisis off the coast of Africa where Somali pirates hijacked a US flag ship is not something that suddenly materialized out of thin air.

The darkest brand of ‘honour’.  When an Ethiopian man in Alexandria, Va., killed his wife, the report in last week’s Alexandria Gazette Packet tiptoed nervously around his motive.  It said that cultural issues were involved and that he had ordered her not to interact with co-workers.  In case the point still wasn’t clear, the reporter attempted to explain:  “In Ethiopia, women have more defined roles.”  That’s a cowardly way of saying that women automatically obey their husbands in Ethiopia but sometimes don’t in America.  The deliberate ambiguity would be comic if it were not attached to a tragedy.

Not Merely Wrong, but Unprofessional.  Every time you think the New York Times cannot sink any lower, you open the paper and find something else that leaves you wondering about the lack of editorial judgment at the Grey Lady.  Today’s Op-Ed page is, on the surface, clear evidence of the paper’s editorial agenda with regard to the Islamist regime in Iran.  Of the three pieces on the page, two are devoted to the cause of appeasing Iran.

The Media Sees No Evil.  Consider media coverage of last November’s Mumbai terrorist attacks, which left more than 170 dead.  While the media were quick to link the group responsible, Lashkar-e-Taiba, to the territorial battle over the Kashmir valley, they were largely silent when it came to the group’s main objectives:  to establish an Islamic state in South Asia and annihilate all “enemies of Islam,” including Hindus and Jews.

Muslim misperceptions:  It seems that world’s media agrees with the majority of the world’s Muslims that the 900 killed by the Israelis in Gaza are more worthy of outrage that than the two hundred thousand African Muslims killed by Arabs in Darfur.  As a result, Hamas is encouraged to attract Israeli fire towards civilian targets, by firing weapons from schools and homes, correctly believing that their tactics will not be criticised.

Is Israel Doomed?  Israel’s enemies assert that its destruction is inevitable, and those who would destroy her are cheered on by many in the West.  At the same time, Western mainstream media, particularly in Europe but also major media outlets in America, do puff pieces on Israel’s genocidal adversaries, slant the news to conform to her enemies’ propaganda, and support the delegimitization of the Jewish state.

Gaza and The One-World Media’s Propaganda.  As the Israelis continue their push into Gaza; as they continue an offensive military campaign against Hamas, born of the need to protect Israeli civilians from rockets fired by Hamas jihadis, it is almost impossible to gather accurate information regarding the conflict, at least not from the mainstream media.

CNN busted running phony Gaza propaganda, doesn’t fess up.  Down the memory hole goes fake video run by CNN to tug on viewers’ heartstrings, following its debunking by clear-headed observers.  The “most trusted name in news” lacks the integrity to fess up for channeling Palestinian propaganda, though.

The Media Collude in Terrorist Crimes against Humanity.  The key is not the terrorists.  They are stuck in their ways.  The real key is the international media — who are hardly neutral observers as they like to pretend.  The international leftist media are essential players in this melodrama.

LA Times gives column space to deported Hamas terrorist.  How low can a newspaper go? The LA Times edges closer to Der Stürmer territory, giving precious op-ed space to Hamas terrorist Mousa Abu Marzook, deported from the US in 1997.

The Disgrace of “The Nation”:  As Israel fights a life and death battle with Hamas terrorists, the American Left is doing its part to come to the aid of Hamas.  Spearheading this effort is The Nation magazine.

The So-called International Community.  The so-called international community has a script already prepared for any news from the Middle East.  In this script, there is only Israeli violence, Israeli repression, Israeli guilt.

The Mumbai Massacre: Caused by the Jews.  In a bout of journalistic malpractice, The Washington Post ran a story Tuesday declaring that officials had uncovered the true motivations of the Mumbai terrorists:  400 years of persecution by the West and the existence of Jews, especially in Israel.

The Case of the Missing Honor Killing:  I’m glad that America’s Most Wanted chose to dramatize the honor killing of Sarah and Amina Said in Dallas on Jan 1, 2008 by their father Yaser Abdul Said, who has been missing ever since.  I hope the program helps aid in his capture.  I applaud on-camera narrator John Walsh, who has turned his own grief at the loss of his child into something positive for so many others.  However, the dramatization was oddly, perhaps even purposefully misleading.

The Media’s Hypocritical Obsession with Madoff’s Faith.  As I’ve previously noted, the Times goes out of its way to describe terrorists who are ethnic Arab Muslims and south Asian Muslims as “gunmen,” “attackers,” “fighters,” (never as terrorists), and they rarely use the word “Arab” or “Muslim” to characterize the perpetrators of a deadly rogue action.  However, the paper of record will use the word “Muslim” to describe an aggrieved victim who has alleged “Islamophobia” or “racism.”

Were There Muslims in Mumbai?  Let’s see:  In the past 30 years, the overwhelming majority of acts of terrorism were committed by Muslims.  Most terrorist groups have names like jihad-this and Islamic-that.  Terrorists regularly quote the Koran’s kill-the-infidels verses.  (“O True Believers, when you encounter the unbeliever, strike off their heads!”)  Al-Qaeda and company tell us that their goal is to advance the global jihad.  Those inciting inter-religious violence have titles like sheikh, imam and mullah.  But linking Islam to terrorism is “misleading”?

There’s Nothing To Explain.  The Left’s rush to explain the Mumbai attack in terms of Western antagonism, and not in terms of the doctrine of jihad, feels like simple collusion with monsters.  The musings of the average American accountant or traffic cop or lawyer are one thing, but are we really to believe the editors of Newsweek and Time suffer from “naiveté” in their understanding of global frictions.

Whose side are they on?
We thought we were safe… then CNN stepped in!  A South Wales couple caught in the Mumbai terror attacks claimed last night that CNN put their lives at risk by broadcasting where they were.  Lynne and Kenneth Shaw, of Penarth, warned that terrorists were listening in to the media to pinpoint Western victims.  Mrs Shaw claimed the American cable TV channel had broadcast details of where they were at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Roars About Russia, Bare Whispers About Islam.  What American presidential candidate would ever explain the Islamic push, financial and otherwise, in the West for mosque construction, Islamic schools (madrassas), campus Islamic studies (apologetics) departments, Sharia law-inspired legal challenges, lobbying for Sharia-compliant banking and the like as a matter of Islamic imperialism?

PBS dropped ‘Islam vs. Islamists’ on political grounds.  The producer of a tax-financed documentary on Islamic extremism claims his film has been dropped for political reasons from a television series that airs next week on more than 300 PBS stations nationwide.

Deal lets PBS stations air Islam film.  A documentary billed as “the film PBS doesn’t want you to see” will at long last get a national audience.  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) announced a joint agreement yesterday to make “Islam vs. Islamists” available to the 354 Public Broadcasting Service member stations across the nation as a “stand-alone” TV program, with a little extra embellishment.

Nation of Islam Allowed to Review PBS Documentary on Moderate Muslims.  A conflict of interest involving the radical Nation of Islam and the Washington, D.C., affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is an example of unethical journalism that benefits extremist Muslims, according to a national security expert and a Hollywood filmmaker.

New ‘Useful Idiots’?  For years, the Soviet Union benefited from those Vladimir Lenin is said to have dubbed “the useful idiots of the West” — reporters, scholars, leftists, and assorted romantics who said the Soviet system of totalitarianism was not so bad.  Leading its own charm offensive, another evil empire, the Muslim Brotherhood, has assembled its own enablers among the West’s august institutions during the last few years.

This is what passes for journalism these days:
ABC Fakes Muslim Prejudice, Unsurprisingly Finds ‘Islamophobia’ in America.  Apparently to prove that the US is filled with Muslim hating yahoos, ABC went on the hunt to find “Islamophobia” in America and the result is “Witness to Discrimination:  What Would You Do?”  Since they didn’t really know where to find any, ABC News decided to create their own prejudice against Muslims by hiring an actress to put on Muslim dress and get “confronted” by a Muslim hating coffee store server — also an actor hired by ABC.

CAIR’s Spin Guide:  As part of its ongoing campaign to make sure you learn about Islam only what it wants you to learn, the notorious Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a new media guide — available only to “media professionals” — that purports to “educate the media and disabuse journalists of misinformation” about Islam.

Look Forward to Anger.  Our media regularly make the assumption that the book burners and fanatics really do represent the majority, and that assumption has by no means been tested.  (If it is ever tested, and it turns out to be true, then can we hear a bit less about how one of the world’s largest religions mustn’t be confused with its lunatic fringe?)

Defining Terror Down:  Apparently the media elite spent too much time on the phone with CAIR apologists to bother reading the FBI affidavit, which makes it clear they were motivated simply by Islamic jihad (as if that were anything new).  It records the men saying they were willing to die killing infidels in the name of Allah.  One asks who’ll take care of his family.  Not to worry, another responds, “Allah will take care of your wife and kids.”  They watched speeches by Osama bin Laden calling for jihad, videos of jihadi attacks, and videotaped messages from two of the 9/11 “martyrs.”  Yet the media would have none of it.

A hate crime with no hater.  In an AP story on Naveed Haq, “Man charged in Seattle shooting rampage”, Gene Johnson of AP leaves out Haq’s declaration, “I’m a Muslim American, I’m angry with Israel.” … This omission makes his grievance seem purely political — one that any self-respecting Leftist would share.  This is compounded by the fact that Johnson also neglects to mention that Haq is Pakistani, thereby leading the reader to the impression that when he says “our people,” he must be Palestinian or Lebanese.  After all, he couldn’t possibly mean “Muslim people,” could he?

French Police Faulted in Youths’ Deaths.  An internal police review of the 2005 electrocutions of two teenagers that triggered weeks of rioting in poor French neighborhoods faulted police officers for their handling of the case, a lawyer for the victims’ families said Thursday [12/7/2006].

 Editor’s Note:   Notice that the word “Muslim” is conspicuously absent in the article above.  The “youths” were killed during the French riots, which are discussed at greater lengthhere.

Louis Farrakhan’s First Congressman.  At this particular time in history, it is a matter of note that Congress is about to receive its first Muslim member. … [Keith] Ellison’s Muslim faith has generated no controversy in the campaign.  On the contrary, it has served to insulate aspects of his public record from close scrutiny in a city whose dominant news organ, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is a paragon of political correctness.  With the exception of columnist Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune has scrupulously avoided examining Ellison’s long train of troubling associations, foremost among them his ties to the Nation of Islam.

The Terrorists Among Us:  Reporting the arrests, the New York Times called the men “South Asians” — though one of them was an Egyptian, two were Somali, and most had been born in Canada — thus concealing by an inaccurate euphemism the most salient characteristic of the alleged plotters:  that they were all Muslims.

Poisonously biased.  CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has set a new standard — and not the kind a news network usually trumpets.  God’s Jewish Warriors, her two-hour screed against Israeli settlers and American supporters of Israel, is the most poisonously biased and factually shoddy feature to air on mainstream American television in recent memory.

Stop Our Networks from Helping Al Qaeda.  You have seen it.  We have all seen it.  Worst of all, the families of the heroic soldiers killed, have seen it.  “It,” is a video montage of American military vehicle after American military vehicle, getting blown up in Iraq by Improvised Explosive Devices, or IED’s. … More often than not, our very networks will use this footage as a propaganda tool to demonstrate to the American people that “Bush’s war” in Iraq is a failure.  Yes, we have all seen these horrible images, but did you ever ask yourself where the video came from?

Does AP stand for Al-Qaeda Propaganda?  The Associated Press, the reliable just-the-facts news agency you and I once knew, no longer exists.  Amoral propagandists have taken over.  It is not only in the disturbing matter of Bilal Hussein, AP photograher and al-Qaeda associate, being held without charge in U.S. custody in Iraq that this is evident.  But also in the departure from balanced, nonpartisan coverage that has always been the AP’s promise to us, its customers.

Underreporting Muslim violence:  Like many news junkies, I’ve noticed that stories putting Muslims in a bad light tend to be sketchy and underreported.  A minor example is the comment — “the greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House” — by the head Muslim chaplain of New York City’s prisons. … A much bigger example is the misleadingly low-key reporting of the Ilan Halimi murder in Paris.

Baltimore Sun Leaves Terrorism out of Nigerian Oil Violence.  One country’s terrorist menace is one Baltimore Sun reporter’s insurgency.

How Islamic Terrorists Manipulate the Media:  Thuggery helps explain the obscenely low volume of negative press coverage of the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, and others.  But it doesn’t account for all, or even most, of the persistently slanted coverage.  As any veteran of Middle East media coverage knows, many Arab stringers and free-lancers — hired on the cheap by Western outlets, ostensibly because of their superior knowledge for local leaders and events — see it as their duty to demonize Israel, while exalting fellow Arabs or Muslims.

The Imam Scam and the Democrats’ House of Games.  Since [9/11/2001], it’s doubtful that even the most ardently PC liberal has boarded any airplane without carefully evaluating all fellow passengers — and not to evade inebriated conventioneers.  It is that same indelible angst of their brothers’ making which a group of Muslims exploited last month to perpetrate a hideous apparent hoax.  And the soon-to-be empowered Democrats and their gullible accomplices in the media proved the perfect patsies for this odious plan to make the skies ever more dangerous for Americans.

Note:  There is much more discussion of the Minneapolis incident on this page.

CAIR, Hamas and the House Candidate.  Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison is shaping up to be the first-ever Muslim member of Congress, and the mainstream media is treating his candidacy as an unalloyed triumph of multiculturalism.

A Conversion You Can’t Refuse.  The kidnapping in Gaza of two Fox News reporters, and the significance of their subsequent “conversion” to Islam at gunpoint, vanished from the front pages after their August 27 release. … Their plight shows the problems of evaluating reports emanating from areas infested by terrorist groups and authoritarian governments.  We know already that some “journalists” are simply propagandists … But a larger problem is that honest local reporters have their lives threatened if they tell the truth.

Why abduct us?  We cede our values for free.  Did you see that video of the two Fox journalists announcing they’d converted to Islam?  The larger problem, it seems to me, is that much of the rest of the Western media have also converted to Islam, and there seems to be no way to get them to convert back to journalism.

Covering the Conflict in the North:  The media’s coverage of Israel’s conflict with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group was filled with examples of bias, inaccuracy, and manipulation.  While firing thousands of rockets into Israeli cities, Hezbollah was able to frequently manipulate the media into portraying the conflict as a “disproportionate” Israeli attack against Lebanese civilians.

War on terror is also war against liberal media and politicians.  Terrorists around the world love America’s liberal politicians and liberal media who support these so-called “insurgents” and “freedom fighters.”  Insurgents?  Freedom fighters?  No, they are cold-blooded murderers with a mission to destroy every Jew, Christian and infidel if they do not convert to radical Islam.  And every American, by definition, is an infidel.

Muslims urged to buy influence in world media.  Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets to help change anti-Muslim attitudes around the world, ministers from Islamic countries heard at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday [9/13/2006].

Riots over mosque on the Queen’s doorstep.  The outbreak of disorder began after a mother and her daughter were set upon by a gang of 20 Asian youths armed with baseball bats, iron bars and pitchforks.  The shaven-headed thugs — all dressed in white robes — launched the attack after pouring out of a former office building which is being used as an unofficial mosque.

[There they go again, calling young Muslim men “Asian youths” to avoid calling them what they are.]

CBS’s Wallace Played Softball in Interview With Iran’s Leader.  A conservative media watchdog organization says while the recently televised interview of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by CBS’s Mike Wallace was not as embarrassing as Dan Rather’s 2003 talk with Saddam Hussein, it was clear Wallace was kissing up to the Iranian strongman.

Media in Lebanon — The fevered manufacture of the liberal agenda.  There is so much honest news to peddle, I don’t know why the media is offering us so much pure visible tommyrot when it comes to the Israeli attacks, unless they openly favor Hezbollah and have an axe to grind.

Movie shows photo fraud involved in wartime journalism.  Numerous examples of Photoshop embellishment and throw-down toys carefully arranged by news photographers to evoke emotion.

Speaking of fraud…
No more ambulances for terror.  I remind you again of CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s description last month of Hizballah’s ruse: “…One by one, they told the ambulances to turn on their sirens and to zoom off, and people taking that picture would be reporting, I guess, the idea that these ambulances were zooming off to treat civilian casualties, when in fact, these ambulances were literally going back and forth down the street just for people to take pictures of them.”

Use and Abuse of Euphemism:  When a coven of Islamist terrorists got arrested in Canada, the news wires initially had a devil of a time conveying the information that, well, a coven of Islamist terrorists had been arrested.  The New York Times reported that the suspects were “mainly of South Asian descent.”  Many reporters quoted Mike McDonell, a police spokesman, who said the terrorists “represent the broad strata of our society.”

The Criminalization of Christianity:  Unfortunately, the widespread persecution of Christians around the world continues unabated and receives almost no attention from the international media.  For instance, over the last several months, nearly 2,000 Christians in one African nation have been rounded up and imprisoned.  Yet these victims of religious persecution have received nowhere near the attention [Abdul] Rahman received.

When is Jihad Not Jihad?  When it is spiritual struggle.  Witness the latest European Union pronouncement, which advocates an exclusive definition of jihad as “spiritual struggle” in the public discourse, lest the tender sensibilities of Muslims be offended.

Understanding Bias:  You click on and notice a hot new development in the Mideast.  How should you go about analyzing the news report?  There are certain questions you can keep in mind that may reveal underlying bias.

Tactical victory no match for media superiority.  Israel has yet to figure out that wars aren’t just fought on the battlefield.  They are also fought on the mediafield.  And the mediafield ultimately is larger than the battlefield.  Why?  Because world opinion is what ultimately settles issues of world politics.

Louis Farrakhan Rips ‘Wicked Jews’ in Hollywood.  It’s been nearly a month since Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakahan blamed “Zionists and neo-cons” for “manipulating” President Bush into invading Iraq – before blasting “wicked Jews” in Hollywood for promoting “lesbianism [and] homosexuality.”  Yet, outside of a few newspapers in Chicago, the same press that showers positive coverage on Farrakhan’s Million Man marches has yet to get around to covering his Feb. 26 Saviours Day speech.

Liberal use of language:  Officials of that great bastion of liberalism — the European Union — reportedly want to replace the term “Islamic terrorism” with “terrorists who abusively invoke Islam.”

Sometimes survival gets a bit noisy.  If the Jews would just die without making a lot of noise, the Nice People could get on with the really important things in life, stuffing their faces with salmon and bean sprouts, watching the Rev. Billy Don Moyers pontificate on PBS, and making more Nice People.  The Nice People, manipulated by the coverage of the fighting in Lebanon, are getting fed up with the Israelis, who are acting as if they have the right to survive ….

Islamic States Press for Limits on Free Expression.  Islamic groups and governments are pressing ahead with a campaign to have international organizations take steps, including legal ones, to provide protection for their religion in the wake of the Mohammed cartoon controversy.

Hell no, we won’t work.  After the rampages last fall, mostly by unemployed and disaffected Muslims — almost universally referred to as “French youths” by an international press too afraid to reports facts that may not be considered polite — French Prime Minister Dominuque de Villepin has proposed measures designed to encourage French companies to hire more young workers.

Al Jazeera goes global.  Al Jazeera is ready for America, but is America ready for Al Jazeera?  The Al Jazeera Channel, the controversial Arab-language network that has emerged as the principal television news source in the Arab world, is going global with an international English-language spin-off designed for European and American audiences.

What is ‘Human Rights Watch’ watching?  When it comes to Israel and its enemies, Human Rights Watch cooks the books about facts, cheats on interviews, and puts out predetermined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence.  These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true.

American news media:  little courage and little honesty.  Everyone and his mother knows why the networks and the print journals haven’t shown the cartoons — they fear Muslims blowing up their buildings and stabbing their editors to death.  The only people who deny this are the news media.  They all claim that they won’t show the [Mohammed] cartoons because of sensitivity to Muslim feelings.

Note:  There is a separate page for material about the Riots over the Mohammed Cartoons.

PBS Station Nixes Show On Terrorism.  Following last-minute cries of protest from Muslim leaders last week, a Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in Dallas canceled the premiere of a documentary on the roots of Islamic terrorism.  “The Roots of War:  The Road to Peace” was scheduled to air on KERA-TV on Sunday, January 29, but the premiere was postponed by the station’s managers after a local Muslim group alleged that the program contains inaccuracies and anti-Muslim bias.

Lott’s Comments Get 20 Times the Coverage of Murray’s:  The mainstream media gave former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s comments praising his Senate colleague Strom Thurmond nearly 20 times the coverage it devoted to Sen. Patty Murray’s remarks praising Osama bin Laden during the same period of time.

Protecting Muhammad:  The most striking aspect of the controversy is the leverage of the offended Muslim community.  Even in the United States, even a publication as venturesome as Slate magazine describes the offending caricatures but is careful not to reproduce them.  A quite natural curiosity attaches to how these 12 caricatures actually looked.

NASCAR Furious With NBC Over ‘Dateline’ Segment.  “It is outrageous that a news organization of NBC’s stature would stoop to the level of going out to create news instead of reporting news,” [NASCAR spokesman Ramsey] Poston said [4/5/2006].  “Any legitimate journalist in America should be embarrassed by this stunt.  The obvious intent by NBC was to evoke reaction, and we are confident our fans won’t take the bait,” he said.

More Muslim Enemies from Within:  If this event had been an anti-Muslim rally, the story would be front-page news.  Editorialists and academics would be decrying racial and religious intolerance.  Left-wing celebrities and MTV veejays would be hectoring us about the need for unity and harmony.  But it was an anti-American rally.

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Muslims and media:  There’s one good thing about the news that Alwaleed bin Talal, the richest Saudi prince in the world, just bought Harvard and Georgetown Universities — or, at least buried them up to their ivy in $40 million.  It gives everybody reason to relive a McAuliffe moment.

Radical Arabs Seek Influence Over U.S. Media.  There are terrorists in the Muslim world seething with hatred for all Americans.  This war, unlike any other we have confronted, presents us with an enemy that is everywhere and nowhere.  The media are a key battleground.  It is a war largely without nation-state soldiers in uniforms.  To add to the confusion, our enemy has skillfully blurred the lines between bloodthirsty murderers and legitimately religious people.  Thus, the pressure for “tolerance” that often fails to distinguish the former from the latter.

A thug by any other name…  It’s unclear how [Christophe] Bertossi would prefer that the violent young Muslims (invariably called “French youths” in the mainstream media) be treated.  If torching cars and destroying schools isn’t criminal and terrorist behavior, nothing is.

Al Qaeda Loves Our Unpatriotic Media.  The New York Times, CBS, and other news organizations have joined with the ACLU in demanding that the Pentagon release more sensational photos and videos of Iraqi prisoner abuse.  The inevitable result of such disclosure, according to General Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is that Islamic terrorists will exploit the material and kill Americans.  Do our media care?

Well, they got me….  The First Amendment and I have been evicted from ABC Radio in Washington, DC.  On July 25th, the Council on American-Islamic Relations demanded that I be “punished” for my on-air statements regarding Islam and its tragic connections to terrorism.  Three days later, 630 WMAL and ABC Radio suspended me without pay for comments deemed “hate radio” by CAIR.

CAIR killing free speech in the U.S.?  Though there is some disagreement between local talk station WMAL and fired mid-morning host Michael Graham over the details of his recent termination, one thing is not in dispute:  the big winner is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called for his ouster, yet has never specifically condemned Islamic terrorist organizations such as Hamas or Hezbollah.

French Fried Muslim Madness.  Here’s the typical feed coming from liberal thought police central:  “Riots have broken out in Paris suburbs.  This wave of destruction has been at the hand of North African and Middle Eastern descent French youths who have been disenfranchised and unemployed by haughty white French people.”  Yeah, if you do a little digging, I bet you’d find that, as Mark Steyn wrote, the names of the “French youths” culpable for this anarchy are not Pierre, Patrice, Henri and Claude, but rather Habib, Achmed and Mohamed.

Cowed by CAIR:  DC talk station fires host.  Washington, D.C. talk radio station WMAL, 630 AM, has caved to pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group that has savaged journalists, critics of radical Islam, even the Fox TV show “24” but which just as steadfastly has refused to specifically condemn various Islamic terrorist organizations.

Take off the muzzle.  These days, there’s very little you can’t do on television.  However, there are plenty of things that you can’t say, on television or in print.  Not because these things aren’t true, but because they’re considered politically incorrect.

Michael Graham, spiked by ABC.  Remember this the next time ABC toots its own horn as a defender of free speech.  Michael Graham, a popular talk-radio host on ABC-owned WMAL in Washington, D.C., publicly declared that “Islam is a terror organization.”  Under pressure from a radical Islamic group, ABC fired him.

 Excellent   Caution:  Muslims easily inflamed.  Absent from this blame exchange is any recognition that many Muslims can be incited to violence by anything or nothing.  It’s as if they live poised for outrage.

NPR Repeatedly Describes Far-Left Islamists as “Conservative”.  When it comes to ideological labeling, the media standard is to presume that the bad guys are the conservatives or the ones on the right.  How else to explain “hard right” and “conservative” communists when communism is on the far left?

Privatize PBS and NPR.  PBS became the object of outraged citizens when it broadcast a blatantly anti-Boy Scout documentary called “A Scout’s Honor” in 2001.  And last December, “Mohammed:  Legacy of a Prophet” was more an infomercial for Islam than an objective documentary.  To a greater extent even than PBS, NPR has become a mouthpiece for the radical left.  Conservatives have their talk radio and Christian stations while liberals occupy the mainstream media.  But the radical Left has found its home at NPR.

Newsweek and the rioters:  One will have to search extensively for any editorials condemning these primitives in the Western press, let alone in the Muslim press.  This is because moral expectations of Muslims are lower than those of other religious groups.  Behavior that would be held in contempt if engaged in by Christians or Jews is not only not condemned, it is frequently “understood” when done by Muslims.

Remember 9/11:  Stop sanitizing the killers.  Contrast the media whitewashing of our Islamofascist enemies with the press coverage of the Waco, Texas, siege in 1993 — which constantly reminded us that David Koresh and his Branch Davidian followers were members of a “peculiar religious sect” and “a group of religious zealots with a known propensity for violence”.

The academic/media complex.  For some reason, Ramadan’s inability to enter the country for an extended stay in an influential post seems to raise the hackles of weighty editorial pages from around the country.  Why would this particular academic get such special treatment?  It is just another manifestation of class solidarity within the liberal academic/media complex.

War without spin:  This is no “guerilla insurgency.” By definition, “guerillas” or “insurgents” represent an organized political alternative to an established regime.  Radical Sunni and Shi’ite clerics like Muqtada Al-Sadr, who tortured and killed 200 men, women and children, and buried them in a mass grave in Najaf, don’t promise to make things better for the Iraqi people.  Nor do the remaining Baath Party warlords or foreign extremists like Abu Musab Al Zarqawi.  These men inciting gunfights in Iraq aren’t “insurgents,” they are anarchists.  They offer no unified “platform” other than “jihad!”

Oprah’s Mag Misses the Mark.  Incredibly, the lengthy ‘O’ article completely ignores a main factor behind Islamist terror — the incitement to violence that continually spews forth from Palestinian media and mosques….

The Hate Crimes That Weren’t.  The public discourse on Islam and terrorism is largely dominated by self-important blowhards who are wrong and wrong again, wrong consistently, and yet are never called to account and are called upon as “experts” again and again.

Women’s magazine offers tips to terrorists.  Al Qaeda has introduced an online women’s magazine with articles including dietary advice for suicide bombers and tips on how to “dominate the passions” before blowing yourself up.

Is the Media Downplaying Possible Muslim Connection to New Jersey Murders?  An Israeli author and lecturer says he is aggravated that the American news media has once again chosen to ignore a major story because it paints the religion of Islam in a bad light.  The bodies of a Coptic Christian family were found in their New Jersey home on January 14.  Hossam Armanious, an immigrant from Egypt, his wife and their two daughters had been bound and gagged, and their throats slashed.

Jihad at the St. Petersburg Times:  Over the past month, Mike Frazier has received, by his count, six death threats and 47 menacing phone calls. … Such is the price Frazier has paid for criticizing the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the most influential radical Islamist group in the United States.  Frazier’s plight is symptomatic of the politically correct hysterics that critics of militant Islam have been subjected to since 9/11, as anyone who dares question the motives of certain American Muslims is invariably tarred as an “Islamophobe” by the mainstream press.

CAIR’s war on conservative radio:  The Council on American-Islamic Relations won’t condemn Muslim fanatics, but it has declared war on outspoken Americans who will.  CAIR, which calls itself “America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group,” has lately focused its wrath on conservative radio talk show hosts.

Four Myths About Muslims:  Given the ground rules of politically correct discourse, only a minority may criticize a minority — only a Muslim may criticize Muslims.

Pushing the bias button:  The Council on American-Islamic Relations and other lobbying groups are reporting a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry and a massive increase in anti-Arab crime in America.  Obvious questions:  What rising tide?  What massive increase?

More Muslim hate crime myths:  They milked the compassion of their communities.  They won sympathy from the media and politicians.  And now it appears they were all hate crime hucksters who cried “racism” to cash in on the terrorist attacks.

Four Myths About Muslims:  While the attacks of September 11th roused a dormant patriotism in the collective American bosom, it also unveiled how deeply entrenched public discourse is in political correctness.  Day after day the “war on terror” brings more misinformation, disinformation and propaganda.  Most security measures are either window dressings for public consumption or usurpations of civil liberties by power-hungry elements within the bowels of bureaucracy.

The lie heard round the world:  Some have theorized that al-Dura was accidentally killed by Palestinians and then immediately transformed into a martyr to cover up the mistake.  Others believe it is possible that he was intentionally sacrificed because his father had been a little too friendly with Israelis.  We will probably never know.  But one thing is certain — the story of the deliberate killing of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Dura by Israeli soldiers was a damnable lie.

Oprah’s Lies, Part II:  Oprah’s crash course program “Islam 101”, which aired on October 5, still has me reeling.  In Oprah’s interview with Queen Rania of Jordan, the Queen affirmed that Islam “doesn’t impose anything” on people.