“He said this was because there were groups that had successfully used the media as a propaganda tool to intentionally and systematically tarnish Islam.”
No, Najib. It isn’t the media that is tarnishing Islam. In reality, the media does everything it can to whitewash the ways in which Islamic jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism. It’s actually Muhammad Hussain who is spreading “Islamophobia.” Mohamed Mohamud is spreading “Islamophobia.” Nidal Hasan is spreading “Islamophobia.” Faisal Shahzad is spreading “Islamophobia.” Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad is spreading “Islamophobia.” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is spreading “Islamophobia.” Muhammad Atta and Anjem Chaudary and Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza and Abu Bakar Bashir and Zawahiri and Zarqawi and bin Laden are spreading “Islamophobia.” Islamic jihadists, murdering in the name of Islam the world over, are spreading “Islamophobia.”
“Muslims Must Use Media To Counter Islamophobia – Najib,” from Bernama, December 7:
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) — Prime Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged Muslims to use the media to tell the world that Islam is a true, beautiful and attractive religion, and not one to be feared that has resulted in Islamophobia.
He said this was because there were groups that had successfully used the media as a propaganda tool to intentionally and systematically tarnish Islam.
“The problem becomes more serious when the propaganda becomes effective as some people start having a phobia when the word Islam is mentioned. This unfortunate situation happens due to the failure of Muslims to use the media (to correct the misconception of Islam),” he said when launching the country’s first Islamic television station, TV Al Hijrah, at Kompleks Pusat Islam, here Tuesday….
Najib said currently Muslims’ media ownership was minimal and the lack of creativity of the existing Islamic media made them less attractive to the younger generation.
“Muslims today must act to correct the situation. We must act to give a true picture of Islam as a sacred, beautiful and attractive religion. Hence, we need to be media-savvy to realise our objective.”
He said society should earnestly introduce and promote true Islam to the world, and tell the world that Islam championed universal prosperity and peace, and that Islam, before others did, had recognised individual property ownership regardless of sex, race and religion.
Najib said the world should not be worried or be fearful of Islam as the religion was not evil or violent as stated in Islam’s highest constitution, the Quran.
“The term ‘Islamophobia’ had never existed in Islamic civilisation before this. In Muslim countries, all groups can live freely and in peace and harmony. There, they can enjoy true justice,” he said….
As long as the dhimmis know their place.