Here is more proof of why terror TV, Al Jazeera, should be kept off the U.S. airwaves.
At least 22 staffers at the Al Jazeera network in Egypt have quit in protest of the pro-jihad network’s coverage of events in Egypt. The staffers who have quit assert that Al Jazeera brass forced them to take a pro-Muslim Brotherhood stance on the air during the recent anti-Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
This further discredits the president and his former secretary of state. They publicly came out for this jihad network. Back in April 2011, Obama said in remarks recorded by CBS News’ Mark Knoller, “the emir of Qatar come by the Oval Office today, and he owns Al Jazeera basically. … Pretty influential guy. He is a big booster, big promoter of democracy all throughout the Middle East. Reform, reform, reform. You’re seeing it on Al Jazeera.”
Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as “real news” in her Senate testimony.
Once again, Obama supports and legitimizes the most vicious jihadists. In every war between the civilized man and the savage, Obama supports the savage.
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 it never seems to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. It has repeatedly been set up at the point of attack right before a bomb went off so it could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies.
Al Jazeera has provided material support for jihad terrorism. A number of people in its 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.
Of course, the leftist barbarians at Columbia University awarded top honors to “Terror TV” Al Jazeera, which does more to expose the left than to put lipstick on the Al Jazeera pig.
My colleague, Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival, Inc., has been reporting for more than six years that this anti-American channel works hand-in-glove with the Muslim Brotherhood and its associated terrorist groups, including al-Qaida and Hamas. Nothing has changed. In fact, Al Jazeera has become more open about its work as a foreign policy instrument of Qatar, including the promotion of al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups in Syria.
As Kincaid said when Gore’s Current TV sold out to Al Jazeera: “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.”
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. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey once said that Al Jazeera’s purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV should be the subject of a congressional inquiry because of the channel’s foreign sponsorship.
I have been working closely with Kincaid for years to keep Al Jazeera off American airwaves. There is still time to keep this vicious jihadist network off American airwaves. Urge the House Homeland Security Committee to convene hearings into the national security threat posed by Al Jazeera on American soil: Call 202-226-8417.
There is still time. Call.