Today I was the keynote speaker at a conference at the National Press Club to expose the covert expansion of Al Jazeera into the United States. Pamela Hall was there, and she'll have video and pics posted this weekend.
Your taxpayer dollars at work. Al Jazeera is being broadcast on MHz Networks, a division of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, which receives over three million in taxpayer dollars. Would we have subsidized Tokyo Rose or the Mufti Al Husseini's radio broadcasts during World War II? Well, that's exactly what we are doing now.
Commonwealth Public Broadcasting is a "public supported charity" exempt from federal income tax. A complaint has been filed with the FCC. This is in violation. Contact Peter King's office and demand hearings.
Al Jazeera is totally owned and paid for by the Emir of Qatar, whose net worth is upwards of two billion dollars, and yet we are subsidizing his Muslim Brotherhood propaganda.
How our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can describe Al Jazeera as giving real news is beyond the pale.
Al Jazeera's target is clear -- to enable and assist jihadi groups to overthrow the US-allied regimes. Al Jazeera's role in Egypt reminds Jerry Kenney of the arsonist who wants credit for the ferocity of the fire and destruction.
1.2 billion lawsuit against Al Jazeera in the Southern District by the Israel, Canadian and American families of the victims for assissting Hezballah.
Partial text of my remarks. "The language of lies."
No organization has done as much damage to spread hate, lies and incitement to violence as Al Jazeera. Al-Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised al-Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al-Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous al-Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been set up at the point of attack right before the bomb went off, so that they could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies.
How did they know?
They are no different from al-Manar, the “broadcast” station for Hizballah. And al-Manar is designated a terrorist organization by the State Department.
It’s clear to any objective observer that al-Jazeera is sympathetic to the global jihad, and a strong case can be made that it is complicit in those jihadist activities. In November 2010, ninety-one American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hizballah rocket attacks filed an unprecedented lawsuit against Al-Jazeera in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charging that al-Jazeera “intentionally provided real-time coverage of the locations of missile strikes inside Israel in violation of Israeli security regulations, thereby enabling Hezbollah to aim its missiles more accurately.”
The war in the information battle-space is as critical as what goes on in the battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya. The violent jihadi attacks in America, Europe, India, Israel, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Thailand, Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia, et al, constitute but one front in the global jihad. The propaganda is just as critical, if not more so, as we witness whole regions succumbing to the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.
Islam is the only religion with a propaganda arm, and its most powerful outlet for dissemination of disinformation, Islamic Jew-hatred, scrubbing of ethnic cleansing, gender apartheid, jihadi wars, land appropriations and cultural annihilations is Al-Jazeera. Reasoned and rational free men have long known the pernicious influence of this jihadist news organization. But the recent legitimization and outrageous “lauding” of their coverage by mainstream news outlets is not only dangerous, but it’s civilizational suicide.
Stop the expansion of the enemy propaganda in the United States.
Al-Jazeera is also closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamic supremacist organization dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” Ikhwanweb.com, the website of the Brotherhood, has praised al-Jazeera as “the Greatest Arab Media Organization."
According to Zvi Mazel, a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt, al-Jazeera is “under a very heavy influence of the Muslim Brothers. The director general of al-Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar is a Muslim Brother."
Arab scholar Mamoun Fandy calls Al-Jazeera "the Muslim Brotherhood channel." He explained that "Al-Jazeera … is already propagandizing for the organization. … If you watch a debate program presented on Al-Jazeera … you will be amazed at the supreme effort … to defend the Muslim Brotherhood."
Pierre Akel, founder and editor of the noted Arabic web site Metransparent.com, agreed, saying: "When it comes to satellite television in the region, Al-Jazeera is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood."
Tunisian democracy activist Khaled Shawkat wrote: "Al-Jazeera has been hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood organization."
The Brotherhood’s leading spiritual authority, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, is a foremost presence on al-Jazeera. Qaradawi has justified and praised suicide attacks against Israeli civilians, the death penalty for apostates from Islam, and other Islamic supremacist positions. The liberal Muslim Abu Khawla wrote that “in the case of Al-Jazeera, preacher Al-Qaradawi (a leading figure of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood) is one of its most influential founding members. And fundamentalists are in charge of its news programs and talk shows."
Journalist Youssef Ibrahim added: "One of the most eminent leaders of the Ikhwan movement, who appears weekly on Al-Jazeera's ‘Sharia and Life' program, is Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. He has specifically ruled that Americans in Iraq and Israelis everywhere should be targeted by suicide bombers, who will be considered martyrs and heroes." Mr. Ibrahim also noted that Sheik Qaradawi "ranks among the top 10 leaders of the Ikhwan's international ruling councils." The Ikhwan is the Muslim Brotherhood.
The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahdi Akef, appeared on Al-Jazeera on July 30, 2006, and said: "This American Satan claims to be a messenger of divine guidance. ... I salute all the honorable Americans who stand up to this Satan, who wants to set the entire world on fire, not just the Arab and Islamic nation. I go back to the issue of jihad. Jihad is an individual duty incumbent upon every Muslim."
In line with all this was the recent Wikileaks revelation that Mossad Director Meir Dagan predicted that al-Jazeera would be the next cause of war in the Middle East.
Now Al Jazeera is in talks with Comcast and Time Warner to bring Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel to the U.S. as early as 2012. Programming on that channel includes Saladin, a cartoon that tells the story of the Crusades from the vantage point of a Muslim warrior, and a documentary about children living in the Gaza Strip that bewails trumped-up Israeli “atrocities."
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