Over at Atlas Shrugs I discuss the latest piece of Islamic supremacist pseudo-academic victimhood posturing:
week published one of the most outstanding examples ever of mainstream media
denial and obfuscation of the nature and magnitude of the global jihad, and its
eagerness to carry water for Islamic supremacists: “Study:
News stories aid anti-Muslim groups.”
Anti-Muslim fringe groups
became more mainstream and got funding after Sept. 11, 2001, in part because of
U.S. news coverage, a study published Thursday says.
UPI apes its Islamic supremacist masters in equating our work to defend the
freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and equality of rights of all people
with being against Muslims. In reality, it is pro-Muslim, and pro-human in
general, to stand for these rights and freedoms. Those who oppose us in our
work to defend them are the ones who want Muslims and others to live under
oppression and tyranny.
any “news coverage” allowed “anti-Muslim fringe groups” to “become more
mainstream,” it certainly wasn”t because of some “Islamophobic” bias in the
media, as this ridiculous study appears to be contending. In reality, ever
since 2001 the Society of Professional Journalists has had guidelines
directing reporters to whitewash Islam and ignore, deny, and downplay any
Islamic element in Islamic jihad terror attacks. If “news coverage” led to the
rise of “anti-Muslim fringe groups,” it was because there were so many jihad
terror attacks that even the most whitewashed and vanilla news coverage couldn”t
keep the truth from getting to the public.
groups represented a tiny sector of non-governmental organizations but captivated the media with their news
releases, leading to major news coverage, which in turn legitimized the groups,
attracted donations and connected the groups to powerful conservative think
tanks, “The Fringe Effect” study appearing in the December issue of the
American Sociological Review said.
ever “captivated the media,” it was the Hamas-linked Council on
American-Islamic Relations, whose Hamas links and unindicted co-conspirator
status are never mentioned in articles like these.
“I”m not saying the media had a direct
role in facilitating these connections,” such as overlapping boards of
directors, in which two or more groups share the same directors, sociologist
Christopher Bail, author of the study, told United Press International.
should mention about overlapping boards of directors, since that is common
practice among the ever-proliferating number of Islamic supremacist groups in
But newspaper and television coverage of
fringe groups with messages seeking to inspire Muslim and Islamic fear and
anger gave the groups “increased visibility and created the misperception they
were mainstream organizations, and this perception enabled them to secure
funding and build social networks that they may not been able to do otherwise,”
said Bail, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assistant sociology
groups” inspired “Muslim and Islamic fear and anger,” by which this moronic
piece apparently means “fear and anger toward Muslims and Islam.” Some of the
people who inspired “Muslim and Islamic fear and anger” were 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 few
By contrast, moderate groups making up
the vast majority of civil society organizations hardly made the news, Bail”s
peer-reviewed study found.
used plagiarism-detection software to compare 1,084 news releases about Muslims
from 120 non-governmental organizations with more than 50,000 TV news transcripts
and newspaper articles produced from 2001 to 2008.
software detected similarities between the news releases and news stories reported
by The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, CBS News, CNN and Fox
list. The New York Times but not the Washington Post? This clown is claiming
that the New York Times, USA Today and CNN were all “anti-Muslim”? Search the
archives here at Jihad Watch for mentions of all three and see how true that
The software did not distinguish between
stories originated by the news organizations and those generated by news
agencies such as UPI.
told UPI this was a shortcoming but did not change the study”s findings.
fringe organizations dominated the mass media via displays of fear and anger,”
while mainstream non-profit groups depicting Muslims as peaceful, contributing
members of U.S. society got little coverage, Bail writes in the study.
clown appears not to grasp the elementary point that a man who sits at home
drinking tea is not news, but a man who goes out and robs a bank is news. The
job of news organizations, contrary to ever-growing popular belief, is not to
make Muslims and Islam look good, but to report on news events. When Muslims
riot and kill in the name of Islam, that is news. When Muslims sit at home
drinking tea, it is not news, any more than it is when Jews or Christians or
Hindus or Buddhists do so.
“As a result, public condemnations of
terrorism by Muslims have received little media attention, but organizations
spreading negative messages continue to stoke public fears that Muslims are
secretly plotting to overthrow the U.S. government,” Bail said in a separate
among those “organizations spreading negative messages” is the Muslim
Brotherhood, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal
document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within
and sabotaging its miserable house.”
idea the “public condemnations of terrorism by Muslims have received little
media attention” is utterly risible. Every time a Muslim is arrested for a
jihad terror plot, the news stories duly quote the local imam and/or the local
Hamas-linked CAIR rep saying how shocked he is, and that he doesn”t know the
guy, or that he tried to talk the guy out of his “extremism.” The idea that any
Muslim doesn”t condemn “terrorism” is
what hardly ever gets any play in the mainstream media.
“Institutional amplification of this
emotional energy … created a gravitational pull or “˜fringe effect” that
realigned inter-organizational networks and altered the contours of mainstream
discourse itself,” he writes in the study, subtitled “Civil Society
Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since the
September 11th Attacks.”
asked by UPI if his research indicated whether the fringe was moving toward the
mainstream or the mainstream was moving toward the fringe, he said, “The
mainstream appears to be moving toward the fringe.”
Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington,
told UPI his advocacy group has “seen anti-Muslim extremists and anti-Muslim
hate groups moving toward the mainstream, and they”re receiving tremendous
UPI says nothing — of course — about how the Council on American-Islamic Relations is an unindicted
co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case “” so named by the Justice
Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and
Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former
CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror.
CAIR”s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief
spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic
supremacist statements. Its California
chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. But
none of this is fit to print.
….”By the time the Koran burning came
along, the groups had amassed tens of millions of dollars and had considerable
political influence,” he said.
the well-heeled, Saudi-funded Islamic supremacist. Honest Ibe should come clean
and compare Hamas-linked CAIR”s budget with AFDI”s, and his Rolodex with ours,
we will see who has “amassed tens of millions of dollars” and “considerable
political influence.” But it is in his interests to portray himself and his
allies as victims of a big bad “Islamophobic” machine, despite the fact that it
is he who has the money and the well-oiled smear machine. For UPI to print this
shows how deeply compromised they are.