CTV finds one of those awful radical websites
This CTV video (click on “Watch This Video”; thanks to Sr. Soph) about a young Muslim in Canada who went to Afghanistan to become a jihad/martyrdom bomber says he became a jihadist by reading “radical websites like these” — and then pictures, first and foremost, Jihad Watch, followed by one actual pro-jihad website.
Every now and then I get emails, usually from Pakistan, from Muslims wanting to join the jihad. And on occasion I even get emails from furious non-Muslims denouncing jihad and telling me that my fellow jihadists and I will not prevail.
But from CTV it’s another thing. Here is a supposedly reliable news source, taking the trouble to capture and feature a screen shot (unfortunately, I was unable to get one for this post, but it showed the upper left of the main JW screen, with the “Terrorism Awareness” button in prominent view, and part of the headline from a post yesterday, “Florida doctor admits support for armed jihad”) without troubling, obviously, to read even a scrap of the content here. I understand that “Jihad Watch,” “Terrorism Awareness,” and “Florida doctor admits support for armed jihad” could all be pro-jihad elements at a cursory glance, but isn’t a mainstream media news source supposed to be more than cursory? Be careful? Check things once, check things twice?
UPDATE: Screenshot added, courtesy Jihad Watch reader XLMZ.