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Friday, January 19, 2007

Is the Media Waking Up to the Islamofascist Threat?

The media has repeatedly turned a blind eye to the threat posed by Islamofascists. Many media organizations refused to call the killers "terrorists" opting for the more PC term "insurgents". The Danish cartoons were conspicuously absent from media publication in the US. Some pundits actually blamed America for the terrorism instead of pointing the finger at those actually committing terrorist acts.

But lately there has been a slight shift in the way the media presents the threat of radical Muslims. Glenn Beck's special on the hidden world of Islamic terrorism was on CNN Headline News. Fox News did a special on the documentary "Obsession". Both specials used the words and videos from the Islamofascists to tell the story. A year ago, those programs would have been met with a huge negative outcry from those still blind to the threats to our national security.

Even more recent England's Channel 4 did a series on the hidden side of Islam in Great Britain. The videos from Undercover Mosque were bone chilling.

This weekend, Fox News is running another expose on terrorism in America. David Asman's special "Smokescreen: Hezbollah Inside America" is scheduled for Sat. at 8pm. Here's a bit of the background info for Asman's special...

One of those operations is the subject of “Smokescreen: Hezbollah Inside America,” an exhaustive FOX News report about a Hezbollah cell that was operating for several years in Charlotte, North Carolina. FOX followed the many tentacles of this cell, which extended far beyond Charlotte — to Michigan, to the West Coast, to Canada and to Beirut, Lebanon, where most of the members were from. FOX News spent months tracking this story to all these places and more.

CNN is also getting in the "expose the terrorist threats" bandwagon this weekend. Christiane Amanpour, not exactly known for her outrage against Islamofascism and radical Islam, is hosting "The War Within" on Sat and Sun at 8pm. Despite the network's history of covering for the terrorists (remember their decision to not cover torture by Saddam Hussein prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom?) a peek at the contents of the special sounds promising...

At a recent debate over the battle for Islamic ideals in England, a British-born Muslim stood before the crowd and said Prophet Mohammed's message to nonbelievers is: "I come to slaughter all of you."
"We are the Muslims," said Omar Brooks, an extremist also known as Abu Izzadeen. "We drink the blood of the enemy, and we can face them anywhere. That is Islam and that is jihad."
Anjem Choudary, the public face of Islamist extremism in Britain, added that Muslims have no choice but to take the fight to the West.
"What are Muslims supposed to do when they are being killed in the streets in Afghanistan and Baghdad and Palestine? Do they not have the same rights to defend themselves? In war, people die. People don't make love; they kill each other," he said
"I happen to be in an ideological and political war," Choudary said. "My brothers in al Qaeda and other Mujahedeen are involved in a military campaign."

I look forward to watching both Special Reports - not only for any new information but also for the slant of the coverage. It will be interesting to see the reaction to these reports especially from the Muslim population and CAIR since their outrage over terrorism from radical Islam has been minimal at best.

Only time will tell if this is an awakening on the part of some in the media or if it is strictly a PR move for ratings. But for now it is somewhat heartening to see the dark side of Islam getting some exposure.

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