The mainstream media is focusing like jackals on the Muhammad video, endangering the lives of the innocent people who produced the video, and pressing on the basis of the video for restrictions on the freedom of speech.
But as I've been saying, the video did not provoke the riots. The riots were orchestrated and planned long in advance, to get the Blind Sheikh freed -- and to intimidate the West into destroying the freedom of speech.
And now the VOA piles on, repeating Islamic supremacist propaganda about the so-called "Islamophobia industry," without ever mentioning, of course, that "Islamophobia" is a word that Islamic supremacists use to intimidate people into being afraid to stand against the advancing jihad.
"Anti-Islam Film Linked to 'Islamophobic Industry,'" by Jerome Socolovsky for VOA News, September 14 (thanks to David):
Experts say "Innocence of Muslims", the film that incited rioting in the Middle East, is the product of a well-financed vocal minority that has been fomenting anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Muslim Brotherhood and Leftist organizations in the U.S. are far, far better financed than any counter-jihad organization.
Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington says the movie, which mocks Islam's Prophet Muhammad, was produced by what he describes as a hate-mongering "industry" in the United States. "This industry that's developed here sees Islam as the problem," he said.
Horror of horrors! Racism and bigotry! Of course, no one could have gotten such an idea from Amine Mohamed El-Khalifi, the would-be jihad/martyrdom suicide bomber at the U.S. Capitol; Naser Abdo, the would-be second Fort Hood jihad mass murderer; Khalid Aldawsari, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Lubbock, Texas; Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore; Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland; Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer; Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer; Naveed Haq, the jihad mass murderer at the Jewish Community Center in Seattle; Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh, who hatched a jihad plot to blow up a Manhattan synagogue; Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber; or the many others like them who have plotted and/or committed mass murder in the name of Islam and are motivated by its texts and teachings, all in the U.S. in the last couple of years. No, if anyone thinks "Islam is the problem," it must be because of a well-financed "Islamophobia" industry!
Tarin says it was created after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington 11 years ago.
Pamela Geller is a spokeswoman for Stop Islamization of America. Websites like hers have flourished on the Internet and other media, according to a report last year by the Center for American Progress research organization.
Yes, and so? SIOA is dedicated to the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights of all before the law -- all denied by Sharia. So who is the hater -- the one who defends those rights, or the one who works to subvert them?
At a religion newswriters conference last year, Faiz Shakir, co-author of the report titled "Fear Incorporated," presented his findings.
"Fear Incorporated is the small network of actors in this country who've been building an effort over the past decade to try to propagate baseless conspiracy theories that cast aspersions on all Muslims in America," he explained.
Unfortunately for Shakir, it was not the "Islamophobes," but the Muslim Brotherhood that declared that its work in America was "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house."
Shakir says they have received tens of millions of dollars in funding from anti-Islamic groups. "So it pays to be an anti-Muslim hater," he added.
Wildly exaggerated. The report said that a large number of groups had received $42 million over ten years -- and even that was an inaccurate figure. Divide it by all the groups and all the years, and it was well under a million per year per group -- a figure dwarfed by the Center for American Progress's $50 million annual budget.
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's notes suggest he was inspired by anti-Islamic rhetoric from America.
Here we go again. Breivik cited many, many people, including Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson -- who are never blamed for Breivik's murders. Also swept under the rug is the fact that Breivik’s manifesto is ideologically incoherent: So far was he from being a doctrinaire counter-jihadist that he wanted to aid Hamas and ally with jihad groups. Brevik’s real inspiration for his violence was, by his own account, Al Qaeda, as becomes clear in his manifesto when he spends 25 pages quoting extensively from the Qur'an and other Islamic sources. So far was he from being a doctrinaire counter-jihadist that he wanted to aid Hamas and ally with jihad groups. I am no more responsible for Breivik than the Beatles are for Charles Manson.
"It's a transatlantic activity," said Jocelyne Cesari, a political scientist at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies here in Washington. "I have noticed the same topics, the same arguments, and the same figures actually circulating between Europe and the U.S."
Cesari cites Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who two years ago joined protests against the construction of a mosque near the site of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York. She says Islamophobia is a European invention.
"And all this popular imagery of the prophet [Muhammad] as being an anti-Christ, the prophet as being a sexually obsessed person, all these kinds of things are not new. You can read them even in medieval times," she noted.
Cesari warns that extremists on both sides are feeding off each others' negative stereotypes and warns that it could get a lot worse unless more moderate voices prevail.
Cesari is just another compromised pseudo-academic, the likes of which American universities hire by the pound these days. Note her reference to "extremists on both sides" -- an increasingly common theme equating murderous jihadists with those who call for resistance to those jihadists. It is a particular favorite of the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. But it is no less nonsensical for being repeated all over.