And above all, we must not offend Muslims. Better to be incinerated and turned to radioactive ash than to offend Muslims. From WND, with thanks to Teri:
A TV commercial warning Americans that Iran intends to launch a nuclear terror attack in the U.S. has been rejected by several stations due to fears it might inflame Muslims.
Titled “An Atomic 9-11: When Evil is Appeased,” the spot, sponsored by the Iran Freedom Foundation, is based on a scenario described in the new WND Books release “Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians,” by Jerome R. Corsi, co-author of the best-selling “Unfit for Command.”
The ad, which can be viewed on the IFF website, began a month-long run last Tuesday in 17 markets nationwide.
It was rejected, however, by independent stations in Chicago, Dallas and Roanoke, Va., according to the company that produced and distributed it, Fargo, N.D.-based TVAI, or Timeless Video Alternatives International.
Steve Tweed, a TVAI working partner, told WND the ad was deemed “too politically partisan and controversial.”
“One person called it propaganda,” he said….
Tweed said some television program directors and traffic managers have been “tearing their hair out” over whether to run the ad, because they don’t want to be seen as “picking a fight with any part of the community.”
“We’ve never taken on such a valiant cause or had such a volatile or emotional reaction about any ad we’ve ever carried,” Tweed said.
He explained the response was due to a “very latent, and I believe truthful, portrayal of Muslim fanaticism.”
The ad, which begins with a clip from one of Sen. John Kerry’s debates with President Bush, includes chants of “Death to America” led by leaders of the radical Muslim regime. The final image is of a figure in a Muslim veil.
“People in the media are trying to be politically correct and have an aversion to acknowledging that these are psychotic, fanatic rulers, and they happen to be Muslims,” he said.
But Tweed said some of the concern could be simply because “people don’t want their stations blown up.”