What a pity that these Islamic supremacists are angry. Clearly it is time for some more outreach. We could send them some of our “journalists” who are completely in the tank for jihad terror and Islamic supremacism: Christiane Amanpour, Niraj Warikoo, Bob Smietana, Kari Huus, etc. They would write a few puff pieces about the noble people in Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, fighting valiantly against Western oppression, and everybody would be happy. “Fatwa “˜threatens media freedom” in Pakistan,” from Dawn, October 26:
WASHINGTON: Media advocacy groups on Friday condemned the renewal of a year-old fatwa naming certain Pakistani media and journalists as “enemies of the Mujahideen”.
The fatwa was re-issued on Oct 19 in the form of a post on Twitter.
“We condemn this explicit and targeted threat to journalists, which greatly increases the dangers to which they are already exposed,” said one of the groups, Reporters Without Borders.
“We urge the authorities to reinforce protection for the media and journalists named in the fatwa and to ensure that those responsible for this threat are no longer able to do any harm,” said the statement issued in Washington.
The same fatwa was issued a year ago, shortly after the Taliban attack on the teenage activist Malala Yousufzai. A group that supports the outlawed coalition Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for reissuing it. The TTP itself has denied any role but did not dispute its message….
According to the fatwa’s authors, employees of the named media should be given an initial warning and “may then be pardoned if they end their hostility to Islam and their anti-Muslim propaganda”. But “actions in accordance with Mujahideen policy must be adopted with those who persist in their work”.
The fatwa accuses the named media of promoting secularism and western values in their coverage of the war on terror and says that by refusing to use the term “martyr”, they are portraying the Taliban as terrorists and enemies of peace….