Just up at WND: my Wednesday column. Mocking Manya.
"Chicago media go Tokyo Rose over jihad truth ads" WND, December 19, 2012
Exclusive: Pamela Geller calls out Tribune reporter for being complicit with CAIR
The notorious shill for Islamic supremacists, Manya Brachear, over at the Chicago Tribune, was the first local outlet to report on the story. As she has done in the past, she featured in her coverage Ahmed Rehab of the Islamic supremacist, Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood front Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She slobbered and drooled over the dishonest Rehab like a Saint Bernard, enthusiastically printing every lie he told, without ever mentioning Hamas-tied CAIR’s unindicted co-conspirator status in the largest terrorist-funding trial in our nation’s history, the arrest and convictions of several CAIR officials on terror-related charges, or the group’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Good doggie.
Our ads were formulated to tell the truth about jihad – in its mainstream Islamic meaning, warfare against infidels – and counter CAIR’s deceptive whitewashing of jihad in its #MyJihad ad campaign. Rehab was furious that his deceptions were being exposed and whined to Brachear: “Geller’s attempt to hijack the ‘MyJihad’ slogan amounts to fraud.”
Actually, it is CAIR’s whole campaign that is a complete fraud. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what devout Muslim groups are saying about this ruse: The Islamic supremacist group Hizb ut Tahrir, which is dedicated to imposing Shariah around the world, criticized CAIR’s attempt to portray jihad as getting in your exercise or dropping off the kids at school: “If this is jihad,” one Hizb ut Tahrir member wrote, “what jihad were the Muslims doing under Rasul’Allah [Muhammad]?”
Robert Spencer commented that apparently Hizb ut Tahrir “didn’t get the memo about how the witless unbelievers need to be deceived about the nature and meaning of jihad, and so they’re taking issue with Ahmed Rehab.”
Worst of all, Brachear dismissed our ads as featuring “mock testimonies from high-profile Muslim extremists, including Osama bin Laden.” In reality, our ads do not feature “mock testimonies,” but actual quotes from Osama bin Laden, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a witness to the jihad of Fort Hood mass murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Hamas TV and Times Square jihad car bomber Faisal Shahzad.
Apparently, Brachear doesn’t want her readers to know that Osama bin Laden explained why he took down the Twin Towers by saying, “The first thing we are calling you to is Islam,” or that Maj. Hasan was shouting “Allahu akbar” as he murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood. She would rather you not think about the implications of the fact that Hamas TV featured a music video including the lyric, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah,” or of the fact that Shahzad said that jihad involving “weaponry” is “an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.”
All of the quotes we used were actual quotes. Nothing is mock or parody. But the Chicago media followed Manya Brachear’s propaganda lead. CBS Chicago and WGN Radio, among others, all claimed that our ads featured “mock testimony.”
That’s not reportage, Tokyo Rose Manya, that’s propaganda. You be the judge: Is the enemedia clueless or complicit?