Tag: Muslims

How the New York Times Distorts coverage of terrorism

The conclusion must be made that The New York Times should create a non-partisan panel to conduct a thorough review of Fahim’s reporting over the last five years. There is indisputable bias in the work of a reporter at The New York Times who has been trusted to cover terrorism-related stories for years.

In a story about the conviction of the four Bronx synagogue bomb plotters, reporter Kareem Fahim spent more time explaining the points of the failed legal defense of the terrorists than giving any details about who the terrorists were or why they may have wanted to bomb synagogues. The words Islam, Muslim and Mosque—all key parts of the plot—did not appear in the original article. The men are all Muslims and attended the same mosque in Orange County, New York.

The reporter who wrote the story is not some objective journalist who made a mistake. We can also be sure that the copy editors are not responsible for the content of the article. How can we be so positive? A quick review of Fahim’s history provides all the evidence needed.

Fahim attacked the Patriot Act and charged anti-terrorist agencies in the U.S. with “racial profiling” in an article titled “Profiles in Racism” in Amnesty International’s Amnesty Magazine in the Winter 2003 edition. In the Amnesty article Fahim drew an incomprehensible comparison between “driving while black” and post September 11th anti-terrorism security measures.

Terrorists using kamikaze dogs; Are exploding children next?

I receive a daily email from the National Terror Alert Response Center, summarizing stories/information pertaining to our worldwide fight against terrorists, with an eye toward how the informaton can/could/does impact America.
From today’s email there is a story from the UK Daily Mail, reporting that in 2008 two dogs were internaly loaded with explosives and a timer and shipped as cargo out of Baghdad, Iraq. The purpose was to bring down the cargo aircraft. Both dogs died in their shipping crates at the airport, and were never loaded on an aircraft. The explosives were discovered during an autopsy of the canines. The story was not made public until now.
We are in a worldwide war. Our enemy’s purpose is to convert or annihilate us. The longer we diddle with them, the longer the war will continue. Then, again, I’ve never been accused of being politically correct.

Murdoch decries ‘ongoing war against Jews’

“When Americans think of anti-Semitism, we tend to think of the vulgar caricatures and attacks of the first part of the 20th century,” Murdoch said. “Now it seems that the most virulent strains come from the left. Often this new anti-Semitism dresses itself up as legitimate disagreement with Israel.”
Media magnate accuses Leftists of spurring anti-Semitism under the guise of legitimate criticism of Israel.

Media mogul K. Robert Murdoch on Thursday decried the “ongoing war against the Jews” and demanded an end to efforts to isolate Israel.

Accepting an award from the Anti-Defamation League for his support of Israel, Murdoch described the phenomenon of delegitimizing Israel as a “soft war” which he said has now entered a “new phase.”

“This is the soft war that seeks to isolate Israel by delegitimizing it,” Murdoch told attendees at the New York dinner where he was bestowed the ADL International Leadership Award. “The battle ground is everywhere – the media, multinational organizations, NGOs. In this war, the aim is to make Israel a pariah.”

Murdoch told participants at the dinner that signs were abounding of rising anti-Semitism, particularly from elements on the Left under the guise of legitimate criticism of Israel.

What’s best for whom?

“This time, we should draw upon the teachings of tolerance that lie at the heart of three great religions that see Jerusalem’s soil as sacred. This time, we should reach for what’s best within ourselves.” This wonderfully interesting statement was made to the United Nations in New York City last week by the President of the United States, regarding the so-called peace talks between the PA and the Israelis.

Really now. Three great religions that see Jerusalem’s soil as sacred. There is no doubt that the soil of Jerusalem is sacred to Jews – so sacred that for 2,000 years of exile, every holiday, every feast, every time they were expunged from their homes in pogroms, they stated L’Shana Haba’ah Birushalayim…Next Year in Jerusalem. No other people have ever longed so deeply, so earnestly for the soil their forefathers walked on like the Jews of the Diaspora.

Certainly, no Christian has ever longed to walk on that soil with the same fervor. True, almost all of us have a romantic desire to go to “the Holy Land” but most of us don’t know the difference between Jerusalem, the Mount of Beatitudes and Bethlehem. It’s all holy and therefore we want to go there so we can “walk where Jesus walked.” But the longing, the weeping, the suffering for that land is not inbreed into the spirit of a Christian as it is in that of a Jew. It isn’t the highest priority on our list of things to do but down on the list somewhere provided our ship comes in or our rich uncle dies or money rains down from heaven. Then we’ll go, but we don’t lie in bed at night praying that someday we’ll make it there.

As to the Muslims thinking it is holy? I doubt that. I know they think the Al-Aqsa Mosque is holy as well as the Dome of the Rock. But I don’t believe they think the rest of it is all that holy. If they did, why would they disgrace the land by the hatred they espouse for their Jewish cousins? Why would they dishonor the land by uprooting ancient Jewish cemeteries and using those stones in latrines, by burning prayer books and urinating in the holy places of Jews like they did at the tomb of Joseph in Shechem –modern day Nablus? Is this loving the land and making it sacred? In my opinion, it is defiling the land and planting seeds of hate and unrest.

‘No more white-washing Islam’

“In one instance, devoting 120 student text lines to Christian beliefs, practices, and holy writings but 248 (more than twice as many) to those of Islam; and dwelling for 27 student text lines on Crusaders’ massacre of Muslims at Jerusalem in 1099 yet censoring Muslims’ massacres of Christians there in 1244 and at Antioch in 1268, implying that Christian brutality and Muslim loss of life are significant but Islamic cruelty and Christian deaths are not.”
#imag1 State board adopts resolution calling for fairness regarding world’s religions

The elected Texas Board of Education today adopted a resolution that warns textbook publishers to be careful and provide fair treatment of the world’s religions – or face being snubbed by the state that buys more textbooks than any other.

The resolution, introduced by former Texas school board member Randy Rives, states: “Resolved, That the SBOE will look to reject future prejudicial social studies submissions that continue to offend Texas law with respect to treatment of the world’s major religious groups by significant inequalities of coverage space-wise and/or by demonizing or lionizing one or more of them over others.”

The resolution, adopted on a 7-6 vote, declares that “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian half-truths, selective disinformation, and false editorial stereotypes still roil some social studies textbooks nationwide,” including some “politically correct whitewashes of Islamic culture and stigmas on Christian civilization.”

The resolution included pages of footnotes documenting the specific offenses discovered in various textbooks, including “patterns of pejoratives toward Christians and superlatives toward Muslims, calling Crusaders aggressors, ‘violent attackers,’ or ‘invaders’ while euphemizing Muslim conquest of Christian lands as ‘migrations’ by ’empire builders.'”

Texas Edu Board approves ban on ‘Pro-Islam’ textbooks

In a narrow vote, the Texas State Board of Education on Friday approved a controversial resolution that calls for the rejection of textbooks that are “pro-Islamic, anti-Christian.”

The resolution passed in a 7-6 vote during a reportedly contentious meeting. Although the resolution has no impact on current standards, it sends a warning to publishers that Texas – the nation’s second largest textbook market – will reject all schoolbooks that are favorably biased toward Islam while painting Christianity in an unfavorable light.

“This resolution will ensure upfront that potential biases are taken care of before these books reach the board,” said board Chairwoman Gail Lowe, according to the Dallas Morning News.

On Friday, the 13 member panel – two were absent – considered a resolution authored by Randy Rives, who is not a board member, which would prevent future Texas social studies textbooks from containing religious bias, specifically between Islam and Christianity.

Rives, in the resolution, cited lines from textbooks used more than half a decade ago to prove his argument. Muslims were described as “empire builders” while Crusaders were labeled as “violent attackers,” the resolution pointed out.

Muslims Protest Moment of Silence

Hartford’s City Council revoked its offer for an imam to say a prayer at Monday’s meeting, but outside City Hall on Monday night, Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim prayed for the city, in Arabic and English.

“We beseech you to help our leaders to decide with wisdom,” said Imam Kashif.

The Hartford City Council had invited imams to start its two September meetings with prayer, including the meeting on Monday. It was meant to show solidarity with Muslims at a time of controversy over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero and the possible Koran burning. Instead, it brought on a slew of hateful emails and phone calls. Amid the public outcry, the council revoked that decision after public outcry.

Some who protested said the timing was simply too close to the September 11th anniversary

The U.S. is now facing Americanization of terror threa

“The U.S. is arguably now little different from Europe in terms of having a domestic terrorist problem involving immigrant and indigenous Muslims as well as converts to Islam.”
U.S. faces “Americanization” of terror threatNine years after the September 11 attacks, the United States faces a growing threat from home-grown insurgents and an “Americanization” of al Qaeda leadership, according to a report released on Friday.

Former heads of the 9/11 Commission that studied the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington presented the 43-page study, describing it as a wake-up call about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States and the changing strategy of al Qaeda and its allies.

“The threat that the U.S. is facing is different than it was nine years ago,” said the report, released by the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center.

Who is the real threat, terrorism or China?

Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1972. His columns are today read in both English and Russian. To learn more about Mr. Navrozov’s work with the Center for the Survival of Western Democracies, click here.

Four facts pertaining to the People’s Republic of China, as Mao named his China in 1949, suggest Mao’s China’s conquest of the world:

(1) The population of China is 1 billion 300 million, that is, one billion people more than, for example, the population of the United States.

Counterterror adviser defends jihad as ‘Legitimate Tenet of Islam’

“Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie propagated by Al Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism — that the United States is somehow at war against Islam,”
The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies.

During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.”

He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not “terrorism,” because terrorism is a “tactic,” and not terror, because terror is a “state of mind” — though Brennan’s title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word “terrorism” in it. But then Brennan said that the word “jihad” should not be applied either.