Publicado: 09-05-2011 08:44 PM
Geller says in case you’ve ever wondered why you never got the straight story on Islam directly after Sept. 11, 2001, and still haven’t, as well as “why the media seems in the tank for jihad, here’s a clue.”
Author Pamela Geller “A couple of weeks after 9/11, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) issued a directive about how to cover Islam. For sheer propaganda, their ‘Diversity Guidelines’ are hard to beat. In fact, the enemy who attacked our
country in an attempt to bring it down may just as well have been writing the narrative.”
The guidelines, adopted less than a month after the terrorist attacks, urge journalists to “take steps against racial profiling in their coverage of the war on terrorism and to reaffirm their commitment to use language that is informative and not inflammatory.”
Some of the recommended steps include seeking out people from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds when photographing Americans mourning those lost in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, and seeking truth through a
variety of voices and perspectives that help audiences understand the complexities of the tragic events.
The translation, says Geller, is “despite the horror, murder, and bloodshed of jihad, don’t tell the people. That is what is important: the scrubbing of the truth. In effect, they are aiding in the self-enforcement of the Shariah (blasphemy laws).”
Another recommended step to deflect attention away from the Islamic character of jihad, reporters have been instructed to “portray Muslims, Arabs, and Middle Eastern, and South Asian Americans in the richness of their diverse experiences.”
“Portray the beheaders, the homicide bombers, and the infiltrators in the ‘richness of their diverse experience’?” asks Geller. “You mean the stonings, amputations, Shariah law, clitorectomies, Jew-hatred, Hindu-hatred, the brutal conquests of India and Persia, and the caliphate? Yes, infidels, that is the
poisonous fruit of the revered institution of multiculturalism.”
In her book, Geller gives an in-depth examination of how those who work at American news agencies are being turned against the very people for whom they report.
“The SPJ is telling journalists to throw Americans under the bus and kiss the adherents to the Islamic ideology that murdered our people and want to take over this country.”
Publicado: 12-05-2011 03:41 PM
From Defending the Weathermen to Muslim Anti-Semitism . . . Obama’s controversial ambassador to Belgium.
December 4, 2011
The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, has been under fire for saying that Israel is responsible for Muslim anti-Semitism, comments he made last week at a European conference on anti-Semitism.
Audience members, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported, “were visibly stunned by Gutman’s words.” And already Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has called for President Obama to fire Gutman. “Pres Obama should fire his ambassador to Brussels for being so wrong about anti-semitism,” Gingrich tweeted yesterday.
But who is Gutman?
For starters, he was a major fundraiser for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He bundled at least $500,000 for Obama, according to OpenSecrets.org, and has been a major donor to the Democratic National Committee.
And that is why, after Obama’s election, Gutman was given an ambassadorship, which has traditionally been a way for president’s to thank those who have provided help along the way.
Yet Gutman was just the kind of person candidate Obama seemed to dislike.
For decades, Gutman was a Washington lawyer and lobbyist, seemingly representing just about anyone who would pay him, regardless of his clients’ moral standing. As Hot Air reported, Gutman “was once a lobbyist, but more recently a lawyer whose clientele included Susan L. Rosenberg. Who is she? Rosenberg is a one-time member of the Weather Underground terrorist group who was charged in the notorious 1981 Brink’s robbery that left a guard and two police officers dead. Her pardon was blasted across the political spectrum.”
(Hmm. What is it with Obama and the Weather Underground?.. Ayers/Dohrn)
Additionally, as the Washingtonian reported, Gutman “represented former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada against charges of human-rights abuses.” During this time, Los Tiempos reported, “67 people lost their lives during severe street protests in 2003, whilst Sanchez de Lozada was in power. Sanchez de Lozada and the other two ministers left the country during the unrest.”
In 2008, his last year before taking his government pposition, Gutman earned a cool $1.8 million.
“I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race — and I’ve won,” then-President elect Obama said after the 2008 election. “I don’t take a dime of their money, and when I am President, they won’t find a job in my White House.”
Gutman’s not in the White House—he’s in Belgium. He also had the good fortune of not being an official lobbyist for a few years before fundraising for Obama, even if he seems to have engaged in lobbying-like activities as a lawyer.
Fortunately for Gutman, even if the White House does the right thing by recalling him from his post, he will find a rich market in Washington for lobbyists willing and eager to blame Israel for the anti-Semitism of the Muslim world.
Publicado: 12-13-2011 06:15 PM
ATAQUE TERRORISTA ISLAMICO EN BELGICA
OBAMA, GUARDA SILENCIO MIENTRAS SIGUEN LOS ATAQUES TERRORISTAS DE SU RELIGION DE PAZ , ESTA VEZ EN BELGICA... EN EGIPTO, SUDAN Y ALREDEDOR DE AFRICA, CRISTIANOS SON MASACRADOS POR LOS FANATICOS DEL ISLAM
Un niño de tres años, en estado crítico LIBERTAD DIGITAL 12/12/2011 Al menos cuatro muertos en un ataque con kalashnikov y granadas en Bélgica
Ha sido un sólo hombre el que ha sembrado el caos en el centro de la ciudad de Lieja. Han muerto al menos cuatro personas, entre ellas, el atacante.
Cuatro personas han muerto y más de medio centenar han resultado heridas, siete de ellas graves, en el centro de la ciudad belga de Lieja (este del país) en un ataque con armas de fuego y granadas, perpetrado por un solo individuo, que se habría suicidado después.
Las autoridades locales han identificado como autor del ataque a un hombre residente en Lieja, Nordine Amrani, quien se habría pegado un tiro en la cabeza tras lanzar varios artefactos explosivos en una céntrica plaza de la ciudad y abrir fuego contra los viandantes con un fusil kalashnikov. Según ha explicado el alcalde de la ciudad, Willy Demeyer, el autor “es un conocido de la justicia, especialmente por asuntos relacionados con las drogas”.
La responsable de la fiscalía federal de Lieja, Danièle Reynders, confirmó la identificación de Amrani como sospechoso del ataque. Según el balance oficial, hay cuatro muertos y más de 70 heridos, pero el estado de dos de ellos es crítico, lo que hace temer que la cifra se incremente en las próximas horas.
La policía informó a las 14.00 GMT que la situación está bajo control y que el dispositivo de seguridad establecido en torno a la plaza Saint Lambert será levantado pronto.
En un primer momento, los medios belgas aseguraban que tres o cuatro personas habían participado en el ataque, disparando y lanzando artefactos explosivos para causar confusión en esa céntrica plaza, en la que se encuentra el Palacio de Justicia de la ciudad, donde también se registraron disparos.
Algunos medios apuntaron a que el ataque se debió a un intento para liberar a un preso que se encontraba en los juzgados, pero no hay ninguna confirmación oficial al respecto.
El ataque se habría llevado a cabo con un fusil automático tipo kalashnikov y artefactos explosivos sin metralla del tipo “thunderflash”, empleados para causar conmoción y pánico, apuntan varias informaciones.
El centro histórico de la ciudad se encuentra acordonado por la policía y los transeúntes que estaban en las calles en el momento del ataque se refugiaron en comercios y edificios públicos, mientras que los servicios sanitarios han instalado un puesto de emergencia en la zona. Además, la vecina Holanda ha enviado tres ambulancias a Lieja y ha ofrecido un hospital de la cercana ciudad de Maastricht, según ha indicado la agencia holandesa ANP.
La plaza Saint Lambert, donde se ha producido el suceso, es uno de los puntos neurálgicos del centro de Lieja y una de las zonas más transitadas de la ciudad. El ataque, además, se produjo poco después del mediodía, hora habitual del almuerzo, y además en una zona donde se celebra el tradicional mercado navideño, cuando aumenta el número de personas en las calles.
Publicado: 12-31-2011 07:56 PM
OBAMA SURRENDERS TO THE TALIBAN
Obama Recruits Qaradawi
By Andrew C. McCarthy
December 31, 2011 4:00 A.M.
The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the Obama administration has turned to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, to mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.
I wrote about Qaradawi at length in The Grand Jihad and, here at NRO, have regularly catalogued his activities (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, and here; see also Andrew Bostom’s “Qaradawi’s Odious Vision”). For those who may be unfamiliar with him, he is the most influential Sunni Islamist in the world, thanks to such ventures as his al-Jazeera TV program (Sharia and Life) and website (IslamOnline.net). In 2003, he issued a fatwa calling for the killing of American troops in Iraq. As he put it,
Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will. . . . Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.
Qaradawi urges that Islam must dominate the world, under a global caliphate governed by sharia. He maintains that Islam “will conquer Europe [and] will conquer America.” He sometimes qualifies that the conquering will be done “not through the sword but through da’wa,” but the qualification is a feint.
Da’wa sounds harmless — it refers to missionary work to spread Islam. Islam, however, is not like other religions. The idea is not to spread a set of spiritual principles but incrementally to impose a full-scale social system with its own authoritarian legal code, covering all aspects of life and instituting a caste system in which women and non-Muslims are subjugated.
Nor is da’wa like other missionary work; it is the use of all available means of pressure — political campaigns, lawfare, infiltration of the media, control of the education system, etc. — to advance (a) the acceptance of Islamic principles and (b) the evisceration of principles (e.g., free speech, economic liberty) that undergird competitors, in particular, Western civilization. Moreover, the claim that da’wa is non-violent is frivolous. Much of the mission of da’wa is to rationalize terrorism as divinely mandated self-defense.
Thus does Sheikh Qaradawi champion Hamas, mass-murder attacks, and suicide bombings. “They are not suicide operations,” he brays. “These are heroic martyrdom operations.” Indeed, he elaborates, “The martyr operations is [sic] the greatest of all sorts of jihad in the cause of Allah.”
Publicado: 03-21-2012 10:51 PM
Obama is Silent on the Hatred of Jews and Christians
LubbockOnline ^ | March 20, 2012
When Jews and Christians are attacked, Obama remains quiet. Obama does not demand the attacks be stopped. There is no visible outrage.
On Monday morning a gunman killed a rabbi and three Jewish children at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France. We have heard nothing yet from the Obama White House. The Associated Press reported,
Authorities ordered increased security at schools and synagogues around the country after an attack that drew high-level uproar in Israel and revolted France, where school shootings and deadly attacks on Jews are extremely rare.
France is particularly sensitive toward the Jewish community because of its World War II past of abetting Nazi occupiers deport Jewish citizens.
News that the gun was used in attacks last week in the Toulouse area that fueled suspicions that a serial killer on the loose is targeting French minorities, and not only Jews.
Tom Chivers of The Telegraph commented on the shootings,
It's the Jewish aspect that is particularly distressing. In Britain, and perhaps especially on the Left, we like to imagine that anti-Semitic attacks are a thing of a sordid past, expunged with Nazism in the fires of the Second World War. But they're not; there were 270 recorded anti-Semitic incidents in this country in 2009 alone. In other European countries, it's even more common.
In this country, the increase in anti-Semitism has been largely driven by the Muslim population.
When a leading Muslim cleric called for all of the Christian churches in the Middle East to be destroyed, there were no statements of opposition from the White House. The Washington Times commented in an editorial,
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.
Publicado: 03-21-2012 10:52 PM
On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The ruling came in response to a query from a Kuwaiti delegation over proposed legislation to prevent construction of churches in the emirate. The mufti based his decision on a story that on his deathbed, Muhammad declared, “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.” This passage has long been used to justify intolerance in the kingdom. Churches have always been banned in Saudi Arabia, and until recently Jews were not even allowed in the country. Those wishing to worship in the manner of their choosing must do so hidden away in private, and even then the morality police have been known to show up unexpectedly and halt proceedings.
This is not a small-time radical imam trying to stir up his followers with fiery hate speech. This was a considered, deliberate and specific ruling from one of the most important leaders in the Muslim world. It does not just create a religious obligation for those over whom the mufti has direct authority; it is also a signal to others in the Muslim world that destroying churches is not only permitted but mandatory.
Obama clearly has a double standard when it comes to Israel. When Palestinians fire rockets into Israel, Obama is silent. Since becoming President, Obama has repeatedly treated Netanyahu rudely, insisted that Israel stop building homes in Jerusalem, and demanded Israel move back to its pre-1967 indefensible borders.
In March 2011 when a Muslim terrorist bomb was set off at the busiest bus stop in Jerusalem, Obama included his condolences to the Palestinians in his comments regarding the terrorist bombing. For some reason this was not noticed by most of the news media. Aaron Klein, senior staff reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief for World Net Daily reported,
President Obama’s official statement on today’s bombing at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem included a clause expressing his “deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday.”
The statement seems to draw a moral equivalence between today’s attack in Jerusalem, in which Jewish civilians were targeted, and the death of four Palestinian civilians who were killed in an Israel Defense Force strike targeting a site used yesterday by militants in Gaza to **noallow** mortars at nearby Jewish population centers.
It is of interest that Barack Obama, like many others on the Left, often neglects the fact that Radical Muslim Terrorists are civilians. When terrorists are killed, one can be left with the impression from the White House and much of the news media that those killed were all innocent bystanders.
When Obama attacks and demonizes “the rich,” the “millionaires and billionaires,” and the “top 1%,” is Obama purposely demonizing the Jews? Is Obama openly directing the hatred of his supporters toward the Jews because they are characteristically thought of as the rich bankers and the Wall Street tycoons?
Does Obama have something against Jews and Christians?