Imagine the furor if a televangelist went on a major TV network and told viewers Christianity would conquer the world and that the flag of Christianity would fly over the White House.
Network reporters, Hollywood celebrities and the pundit class would have seized the moment as an example of the evils of
Thankfully, that didn’t happen. What did happen is far scarier.
ABC News held a townhall meeting, bringing on experts from left and right to ask the question: “Should Americans fear Islam?”
Thanks to ABC, we know the answer. Americans absolutely should. One of the network’s “experts” was Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, who
According to Choudary, “Islam has a solution for all of the problems that mankind faces.”
You don’t need to read between the lines to know what he was talking about. That is, if you could find those lines anywhere. Our allegedly unbiased media have done almost nothing with the story. No network used the clip except ABC and that was just in its original program. Only two major newspapers mentioned it, and none of the top papers – New York Times, Washington Post, etc.
Even ABC, which aired the program, tried to spin things against conservatives. Host and pro-Islamist Christiane Amanpour told one guest that “a series of politicians have used the Islamic center, have used sort of Islamophobia and scare tactics in their campaigns.” The dictionary calls a phobia “a persistent, irrational fear.” There’s nothing irrational about fearing radical Islam. It’s stupid not to do so.
Instead, the only things the media fear these days are the continued decline of their profession, and the rise of the Tea Parties. You can find a story bashing Tea Party folks for not recycling. That kind of petty criticism is to be expected. The media hate them.
If you laid all of the lefty/media attacks against the right end to end, they’d probably reach all the way to
But when a representative of radical Islam goes on a major network and calls for global domination, you’d think that, too, would make news. Instead, all we got was ABC chastising conservatives like the Rev. Franklin Graham for pointing out the dangers of radical Islam. Another guest, Reza Aslan, a scholar and a contributing editor and The Daily Beast, said Graham’s position “is actually the definition of bigotry.”
Meanwhile, radical Islam was doing its part to remind us of the dangers and the costs of its efforts. The world is on alert because of yet another Islamic-linked terror attempt. This time, a group of al Qaeda spinoffs seems to have been planning attacks on five European airports. CNN reported “police in
On Oct. 3, the State Department “issued an alert warning for Americans traveling to
Let’s not forget that the attempted
A separate Post article noted
What the story didn’t mention was … this time. Because there is always a next time. The media won’t discuss the potential harm those attacks would have, not just to life, but to the economy already battered by
Finally, how many terror attacks will it take before the media stop blaming