Over the past few days I’ve put up a series of posts about negative reactions in the mainstream media to the nationwide distribution of the Obsession DVD. (Here they are: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.)
There are other stories in this vein that I didn’t post, but I didn’t see even one that said, “Obsession is being distributed nationwide, and this is a positive thing, because it will help awaken Americans to the magnitude of the jihad threat.” I didn’t see a single favorable story about the Obsession DVD distribution anywhere in the mainstream media. All the ones I saw were about how it was incendiary, Islamophobic, insulting to Muslims, etc. If you know of a positive story on this, please send it to me. But it seems that mainstream journalists are moving in lockstep — no deviation allowed.
And the other side of that lockstep is the positive reception to Islamic proselytizing efforts in public places. The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer couldn’t be more pleased with the advertisements that the Islamic Circle of North America has placed in buses in Seattle.
Neither paper makes any mention, of course, of the fact that ICNA was named as a “friend” of the Muslim Brotherhood in the infamous May 1991 Brotherhood memorandum that spoke of Muslim organizations in the U.S. as being engaged in “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “˜sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Probably neither reporter even knows about this, and neither would probably care — because it doesn’t fit the dominant paradigm of Muslims as victims. Victims of anti-terror efforts, of discrimination, of racism, etc. Never mind that CAIR has largely trumped up reports of Muslim victimization. Never mind the 10,000+ jihad attacks around the world since 9/11. Never mind the advancing stealth jihad. The mainstream media will march on, in lockstep — probably because the American Muslim advocacy groups have so successfully cast this as an issue of “racism” and “bigotry.” Victory, however, will lead to defeat for these Islamic groups: the truth will become increasingly more difficult to avoid as they grow ever more assertive and demanding.