“Amanpour’s Apologia” from Investor’s Business Daily is an excellent analysis of Christiane Amanpour’s recent CNN travesty. This is just the kind of moral equivalence I take on in my book Religion of Peace?.
Global Jihad: CNN’s chief apologist for Islam, Christiane Amanpour, has gone too far this time. Not content to just whitewash jihad, she says Jews and Christians are terrorists, too.
According to her new three-part series, “God’s Warriors,” militant Islamists are really no different than right-wing Christians or Jews. So who are we in the West to judge?
Of course, it’s cultural relativism “” and journalism “” at its worst. What’s stunning is the lack of evidence Amanpour provides to support her case.
That CNN would give her six prime-time hours to peddle such tendentious trash to a public still under real threat from Islamic terror speaks volumes about the network’s agenda.
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America slammed the series as “one of the most grossly distorted programs” ever aired on mainstream American TV.
CAMERA was being kind. Amanpour’s premise that Christianity and Judaism have spawned just as many terrorists as Islam is absurd on its face.
To be sure, not all Muslims are terrorists. But the vast majority of terrorists are Muslim, or at least claim to be Muslim. Almost all international terror is carried out, falsely or not, in the name of Islam. The data are simply overwhelming.
In contrast, history has produced only a handful of fanatics who commit violence in the name of Christianity or Judaism. Those who do are summarily arrested and punished.
They aren’t held up as martyrs. There are no U.S. posters celebrating abortion clinic bombers, or Israeli history books canonizing Jewish settlers who attack Palestinians.
But Amanpour, an Iranian immigrant whose father is a Muslim, wants to change that reality.
She and her Islamic apologist pal Karen Armstrong “” a “scholar” she returns to throughout her “documentary” “” sugar-coat jihad as inner struggle against sin and not warfare. If you want militancy, they argue, look no further than fundamentalist Christians.
Read it all, and see also “Christiane vs. Christians and Jews” by the estimable Dr. Phyllis Chesler.