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.”
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, it’s civilizational suicide.
This cannot stand. Look at your calendars and join me April 1 in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club: Cliff Kincaid, the president of America’s Survival, Inc., has put together an explosive event that you cannot afford to miss: “Al Jazeera, Global Jihad, and the Suicide of the West.” I’ll be speaking, along with Kincaid, news analyst Charles K. Ortel, independent television producer Jerry Kenney, and investigative journalist Lee Kaplan.
Do not accept the Goebbels network of the Fourth Reich. Join me in fighting this scourge.
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor, and publisher of the widely popular and award-winning website www.AtlasShrugs.com.