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Al Jazeera tries to whitewash bloody record
Posted By Pamela Geller On 02/17/2013 @ 5:42 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
It came to light Tuesday that terror network Al Jazeera has hired a high-powered K Street lobbying firm, DLA Piper, to whitewash its tarnished terror-enabling record among Washington lawmakers.
Al Jazeera clearly believes that politicians are utterly corrupt and can be bought off – hence its hiring of this lobbying firm. And DLA Piper is craven and short-sighted to take the job. Could the Nazis have hired a lobbying firm during World War II and persuaded Congress to allow them to have a television station in the United States?!
Those lobbyists have their work cut out for them. 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-Qaida videos featuring Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-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.
Al Jazeera has provided material support for jihad terrorism. A number in their employ are members of al-Qaida. Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Afghanistan, who interviewed Osama bin Laden, was sent to prison for being an agent of al-Qaida. Al Jazeera’s first managing director was exposed as an agent of the Saddam Hussein regime, and the channel promoted the bloody jihad against American forces in Iraq.
In light of all this, a patriotic broadcaster and activist, Jerry Kenney, has filed complaints with the Department of Justice, citing evidence that Al Jazeera is not complying with the Foreign Agent Registration Act and labeling its broadcasts as foreign propaganda, paid for by the pro-jihadist Arab government of Qatar. The Department of Justice refuses to enforce the law against Al Jazeera.
Yet in the face of all this, the enemedia is silent. Last week I spoke at a press conference on Al Jazeera at the National Press Club. It set the stage for a brutal battle. The room was full to capacity with activists and new media. The enemedia would never cover this. They are aligned with the jihad force. They like Al Jazeera. We held a big press conference that was ignored by the media and worse, by Congress – and in response, Al Jazeera decided to grease the corrupt wheels in Congress and grease those dirty palms, knowing that the priority of all too many lawmakers would be a payoff and not fidelity to the oath they have sworn to protect and defend the American Constitution and people.
We are at war. And there are many theaters in any given war, but the war in the information battle-space is key to conquest and colonization. Hitler and Goebbels understood this. The Nazi government had an entire ministry of propaganda – a war division. The Muslim Brotherhood understands this, too. It has its own ministry of propaganda: Al Jazeera. Muhammad said, “War is deceit.” The U.S. once understood the power of ideas. We had a war department that had Hollywood greats like Frank Capra and John Ford making films for freedom. Where are our cheerleaders now?
There is a real danger that Al Jazeera’s pro-jihad broadcasting and its influence over jihadists in this country and elsewhere will inspire terrorist acts against Americans.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called Al Jazeera’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable,” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it. Senior Bush officials caricatured the channel as an anti-Semitic, anti-American outlet for Islamo-porn. And here we are, 11 years after the largest and bloodiest Islamic attack on America, and Al Jazeera is buying Gore TV. This is a major step in the network’s goal of expanding jihad propaganda further into the U.S. cable market and gives it a chance to brainwash millions of Americans.
We sent a letter to Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, asking him to call hearings on Al Jazeera’s acquisition of Al Gore’s Current TV cable channel. The letter declared: “The announcement that the Qatar-funded enemy propaganda channel, which has functioned as a voice for al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, has taken over an existing U.S.-based cable TV channel, Current TV, must be examined by the Congress.” Read the full letter here.
My colleague Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival Inc., who also spoke at the press conference, said: “While Americans are packing theaters to watch the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the former al-Qaida leader’s favorite TV channel is coming to 40-50 million American homes. Al Jazeera should be exposed as a homeland security threat that already has American blood on its hands. ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ mentions that the courier who eventually led the CIA to bin Laden was located in Pakistan near an Al Jazeera office in order to get the terrorist leader’s videotapes to the channel for worldwide distribution. This captures an essential truth about al-Qaida – its use of Al Jazeera as a weapon of war.”
Don’t let the slick Washington lobbyists push Al Jazeera down America’s throat. Take a stand. Write your representatives and senators. Take action to stop the jihadists’ stealth coup in the information war.
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