Steven Stalinsky writes in the NY Sun, “Making Arab TV ‘Jihad-Proof'”
Memri’s TV Monitor Project, which has now spent a year tracking Arab and Iranian satellite TV, has shown that as these channels are beamed into the West – and America in particular – they have the potential to incite viewers to jihad. France has recognized this danger and within the last year banned two channels: Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV and Iran’s Sahar TV. The European Union as a whole is also looking to ban certain channels.
Arabic and Farsi speakers living in the West who depend on Middle Eastern satellite TV for news are inundated with daily messages of hate. In North America, the following are just some of the many satellite channels available: Al Jazeera, Al-Majd, Iqraa, ART, LBC, Nile, Future, MBC, NBN, Ajaman, Al Alam (Iran), Al Manar, and Orbit. State TV channels are available from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, Dubai, Tunisia, and Libya…
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