This one has to be heard to be believed. NPR hosted a "debate" between Pamela Geller and jihad apologist Jess Ghannam (among others, as it turned out) about AFDI's jihad truth ads. But it was really no debate at all. It was a lengthened version of Orwell's "Two Minutes Hate," directed at Pamela Geller -- although the few times she was allowed to get a word in, she slashed through their propaganda and lies and made numerous points about the bloody reality of jihad that the jihad apologists wouldn't and couldn't answer. Here is a prime example of how the mainstream media acts today as a propaganda arm for Islamic supremacists, doing all it can to demonize freedom fighters, with open contempt for fairness, truth or accuracy.
Here is Pamela Geller's report:
Here is the audio to today's "debate" on NPR, also known as the Attack Geller Fest. This best illustrates the profound media bias -- they are aligned with the jihad force. This bias is open, naked, and absolute: NPR let several people make repeated and vicious ad hominem attacks against me. It was the theme of the show. No one spoke up in my defense, or addressed the ads or the crux of my argument, and I was not given time to answer everything. Hamas-CAIR rep Zahra Billoo refused to appear with me, but NPR made sure they had plenty of people ready to repeat the Islamic supremacists' propaganda.
An Atlas reader remarked correctly, "They invited you on to attack you, rather than hear what you had to say. ANYTHING GOES in San Francisco as long as it is NOT the truth."
Listen to it all. The whole thing. I want you to see how the mainstream media operates.
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For the second time in a year, San Francisco Muni buses are featuring ads critical of Islam. The latest ones feature pictures of and quotes from Osama bin Laden and the Times Square car bomber. Local officials and Muslim groups have denounced the ads -- but the city has refused to pull them on free speech grounds. We talk to critics of the ads, and the woman behind the campaign.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group which purchased the ads to run on 10 Muni buses
- David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Jess Ghannam, professor of clinical psychiatry and global health at UCSF, board member of the National Association of Arab Americans, former director of the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of San Francisco and former president of the Arab Cultural and Community Center
UPDATE: Atlas reader Larry sends in this information about Jess Ghannam:Ghannam, even back in his undergraduate days at UC Berkeley, fancied himself a Palestinian revolutionary. Born in the U.S. to a Christian Arab family from the West Bank that left for the United States, he has always railed against Israel, despite anti-Christian persecution by the Muslim majority in the Arab world. Today he is a professor of psychiatry at UC-San Francisco’s medical school. He is also an inveterate liar when it comes to political issues about Israel and the United States, frequently recounting Israeli atrocities that have never occurred. Today, Ghannam is the President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). The ADC is active in the training and organizing of activists in the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who go to the West Bank and purposely interfere with anti-terrorist operations of the Israeli army. I attended once undercover an orientation for the ISM given by Ghannam where he blatantly lied trying to claim Israel was an apartheid state like South Africa. Ghannam also frequently flies to the Middle East to work with hospitals in Gaza, although most Gazan hospitals are under the auspices of the terrorist group Hamas. Ghannam also recently organized an intifada celebratory event at a middle school in San Francisco where a spokesman for the Abu Sayyef was the honored guest. Abu Sayyef is a terrorist group allied with al-Qaeda.
Larry adds:Jess Ghannam is a member of the international executive committee of Al-Awda. Here is what the ADL says about Al-Awda.
Al-Awda is on AFDI's Threats to Freedom Index.