Regular Atlas readers are fully aware of my admiration for the brave hero Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. I have blogged on him and his organization in a relentless effort to get his mission to the peeps. He speaks out at great personal risk. I rail against Bush and Co. and various government agencies for not freezing out CAIR (and identifying their terror ties) and making AIFD the go-to organization for empowering moderate Muslims. Just look at the stand AIFD took on the six imams and CAIR's lawsuit against the John Does here. AIDF comes out AGAINST CAIR.
I asked CAIR's congressman Sestak last night here, why he would would shill for terror supporting CAIR and not a group like AIFD - espousing the same values as those that make American great. He is a dhimmi tool and could not give me a straight answer. He lied as well (more on that here.)
The latest setback in educating the American people is from the infamously leftarded PBS. Maker of Documentary Cries Foul. This documentary should be mandatoruy viewing. MUST SEE TV. Why would we sanction silencing the modrate Muslims? The left is so timid and afraid. Not afraid to kick Papa Bush and the right for fighting for our way of life, but scared shitless to confront the enemy. File this under the leftist/islamist alliance. This is same reaction the lefrt has towards Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Wafa Sultan among other daring truth tellers.
Carolyn wrote," a documentary "Islam vs. Islamists" about the abuse of moderate Muslims by extremists has been refused airing by PBS next week. PBS gives the usual bullshit excuse - the documentary was late, it wasn't up to standards, etc. - but specifically PBS ordered the director of the documentary to fire two of his producers because they were "affiliated with a conservative think tank". (It's not clear whether it's the conservatism or the thinking that offended PBS.) The director refused - then accused PBS of leaking portions of his documentary to radical Islamists who then threatened to sue if it were aired."
Producer: PBS dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' on political grounds Arizona Central
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.
Key portions of the documentary focus on Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser of Phoenix and his American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a non-profit organization of Muslim Americans who advocate patriotism, constitutional democracy and a separation of church and state.
Martyn Burke says that the Public Broadcasting Service and project managers at station WETA in Washington, D.C., excluded his documentary, Islam vs. Islamists, from the series America at a Crossroads after he refused to fire two co-producers affiliated with a conservative think tank.
"I was ordered to fire my two partners (who brought me into this project) on political grounds," Burke said in a complaint letter to PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supplied funds for the films.
Burke wrote that his documentary depicts the plight of moderate Muslims who are silenced by Islamic extremists, adding, "Now it appears to be PBS and CPB who are silencing them."
UPDATE: Cinnamon Stillwell, over at Camous Watch, weighs in on the bullying and capitulation here; Paul University Director of Islamic Studies and Finklestein Ally Helps Sabotage PBS Documentary on Moderate Muslims
In an example of Western academia trying to stifle the voices of reform from the Islamic world, it seems that Aminah Beverly McCloud, the director of the Islamic World Studies program at DePaul University, helped sabotage the airing of a documentary on moderate Muslims.
The documentary, Islam vs. Islamists, was to air on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) next week as part of a taxpayer-funded series called America at a Crossroads, but was canceled by managers at the PBS station WETA in Washington, D.C. for what the film's producer, Martyn Burke, believes were political reasons. And one of these appears to have been linked to Aminah Beverly McCloud. According to an Arizona Republic article on the subject:
WETA appointed an advisory board that includes Aminah Beverly McCloud, director of World Islamic Studies at DePaul University. In an "unparalleled breach of ethics," Burke says, McCloud took rough-cut segments of the film and showed them to Nation of Islam officials, who are a subject of the documentary. They threatened to sue.
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