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Stop Al Jazeera’s expansion in the United States

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      Pamela Geller

      Pamela Geller is the founder, editor, and publisher of the widely popular and award-winning website AtlasShrugs.com, which has broken numerous important political stories. She is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and the author of the The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America.

Al Jazeera is planning to expand into the United States, and the chattering classes are treating it as a simple free speech matter. Let’s not let the Islamic supremacists once again invoke the freedom of speech to kill our freedom of speech. The ruse of using freedom of speech to allow propaganda broadcasts over our airways is another stealth attack on the United States of America. The issue of the expansion of Al Jazeera into the United States can only be likened to an expansion of Goebbels’s media network into the U.S. at the height of World War II.

Remember: the Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, was aligned with Hitler and lived in the lap of luxury on Hitler’s dime during the height of World War II, while he made weekly addresses to the umma and all the Axis countries, spewing the most vile incitement to slaughter Jews, quoting Muhammad, shrieking Qur’an verses, demanding the rout of British and American forces. These “holy” speeches whose content came directly from the Qur’an incited violence across the Axis world and helped al-Husseini raise Muslim armies in Bosnia. Al-Husseini’s actions resulted in the deaths of 400,000 Jewish women and children. Would you have the likes of al-Husseini go up against Katie Couric?

Because this is what we are suggesting. The overtly covert — or is that covertly overt? — propaganda war against the West is being waged on all fronts, but no organization has done as much 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 a bomb went off, so that they could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies.

How did they know? Who was their Roger Ailes? A Ouija board? They don’t report news. They spread poison. They are no different from Al Manar, the “broadcast” station for Hezbollah. And Al Manar is designated a terrorist organization by the State Department. And yet freedom-loving people have to listen to the Katie Courics and the Matt Lauers and all the other schmucks in the mainstream media laud the coverage of Al Jazeera, while slamming and smearing Fox News.

The global jihad has every news organization at its heel. The BBC. NBC. CBS. ABC. The New York Times. The Guardian. Where can freedom-loving people get their news? Only from the Internet. And now the foremost jihad propaganda arm is coming to America, as if we weren’t getting enough jihad propaganda already.

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, 91 American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah 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.”

  • slehar

    The free and tolerant society should be tolerant of all voices, EXCEPT the voices of hatred and intolerance! The day the tolerant society begins to tolerate intolerance, is the day that it loses its freedom AND tolerance!

  • Sparrowhawk

    Samac and others who are “okay” with Al-Jazeera expanding its presence in the U.S.: I’ll explain this once and as clearly as possible — AJ is the propaganda arm of Islam, financed chiefly by petrodollars extorted from the West, subsidized by a consortium of parasitical, medievalist regimes, and Islam has been waging a war against us for a long time, the “religion of peace” delusions of both George Bushes, Bill Clinton, and Obama to the contrary notwithstanding. The U.S. did not invite Goebbels to open a branch of the Nazi propaganda machine to open offices in New York to broadcast English language versions over the radio, not even before World War II. In the name of “tolerance,” nor did it invite Tojo to do the same. Nor did the U.S. allow either the Germans or the Japanese to erect victory monuments to celebrate the sinking of American crewed merchant vessels or the Bataan Death March.
    Pamela Geller makes that clear.

    So, I invite you to examine the facts and reconsider your ambivalence on the matter. The absence of critical faculties in some readers here is stunning, to say the least. Daily Caller and Jihad Watch readers are supposed to be smarter than the denizens of Washington, but sometimes I wonder about that. You accuse Geller of spreading lies and nonsense about Al-Jazeera. But it’s lies and nonsense that are subtly woven into AJ’s alleged “unbiased” news reporting, calculated to instill doubt and confusion in the gullible and non-thinking. Don’t you think we get enough “unbiased” reporting from the mainstream media, without having to watch an overt propaganda machine in action?

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  • JoeJ

    Remember: the Mufti of Jerusalem

    Ho hum – another Zionist screed.

    Plug your ears America – there is a boot load of propaganda coming your way.

    • J Baustian

      Ms Geller is historically accurate in her description of the Grand Mufti and his activities before and during WWII.

      Are you discounting her words because you disagree with her description, or because she is Jewish? It sounds like the latter, JoeJ, if that is your real name. Why hide your anti-Semitic hate behind an alias? Be proud of your bigotry!

      • JoeJ

        My problem is with Zionism NOT the Jewish people – they are not one and the same thing. Zionism is not a people – it is an ideology, a mindset – and an evil one at that.

        Speaking of hiding – it is Zionism that tries to hide behind the skirts of Judaism. Zionism uses the past problems of the Jewish people to justify its current evil doings. Two wrongs do not make a right – never have never will. Because of Zionism’s greed for ever more land and power – the world’s creation of Israel has turned into a nightmare – a cancer.

        What part of Zionism that is derived from Judaism is not for me to divine – that is your problem – my problem is with the mindset of Zionism and the problems it is causing the world.

        More and people resent being labeled “anti-Semite” – it is a lie that Zionists use to coerce people – to shut them up.

        You know everything above is true – don’t you!

        • Dan

          Zionism is tied to Judaism and the Jewish culture. There is no denying that. What Zionism do you speak of? The conspiracy theory one, where Zionists want to control the world? Real Zionism is a belief that Jewish people are a nation who, like all other nations, deserve a homeland. There are liberal Zionists, conservative Zionists, one-state Zionists, two-state Zionists, etc. To say that Zionism is a cancer means that you think it ultimately wants to take over the world, which is just not true. Remember that Israel accepted the two-state solution in 1948 — Arab nations didn’t, which led to war. 

          So, I think that you anti-Semitic, sir, since you seem to think the Jewish lobby — oh I’m sorry, the “Zionist” lobby, controls everything.

  • MDABE80

    Asw long aas the US has Obama at the helm, this will continue. I’m an Arab. There is no hope for the US if the policies aren’t changed. No hope whatsoever!

  • dpetersen45

    only problem is the Constitution gives the freedom of the press. so unless we amend the fist amendment, good luck in trying to “stop their expansion”

    • Scrap Iron

      We can “do” to them what Media Matters is attempting to do to Fox News.
      Show them for the liars they may be. Prove their links with Hamas or any other terrorist organization and get them off the air.

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  • J L Fuller

    I like the use of the BBC in samac’s comment as though that was positive.

  • samac

    As a watcher of Al Jazeera (and Fox), this is nonsense and lies written by a publicity seeking *** looking for easily manipulated, ill-informed people to get riled up and used for someone’s agenda (not Freedom Loving agenda).

    Regardless, what a bunch of slanderous rubbish you are spewing against many fine, diligent reporters who risk their lives in danger zones around the world.

    While Al Jazeera brings certain biases to their coverage, much like other MSM outlets, they are a top rate news organization staffed mainly by former BBC news executives.

    • Acw

      Thats part of the problem BEEP Reporters they are a far left organization.As far as AL Jazzeera goes watch their Arabic programming it’s alot different then the English it’s filled with wackos.People who tell you how to beat your wifeto wild conspiracy theorys that would make 9/11 truthers look logical

    • diana1976

      Well, of course, the BBC should also be banned. And, I was surprised to find that the slant on AJ during the uprisings wasn’t actually all that different from CNN. CNN gets away with a lot by pretending to be neutral. They should be closely scrutinized, especially Anderson Cooper. He looks so innocent but it may be an act.

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