Christiane Amanpour: West Is Extreme, Not Islamists

ABC journalist Christiane Amanpour, (a journalist? Really?) appeared on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the film that supposedly ignited the furor in the Middle East and spew her usual venom about the intolerance of the West and benevolent Muslims. Speaking of the filmmaker, Amanpour blasted:

 … clearly the film showed him (Mohammed) as a womanizer, a pedophile, a thug, and generally denigrated Islam. Now, there is, obviously, freedom of expression in this country. There is also 100-year law by the United States Supreme Court which says you can't cry fire in a crowded theater. So, now, one has to, really, try to figure out the extremists in this country and the extremists out there who are using this and whipping up hatred.

So the filmmaker is an “extremist.” Yet listen to her view of  the Muslims who slaughter Americans:

I've spoken to the prime ministers of Egypt and the new leader of Libya. They say that they want good relations with the United States. But what's happening here is deliberate provocation at a transitional time. So, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an Arabic subtitle, an Arabic soundtrack. Then it started to became prominent. And local imams started to whip up the fervor against it.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And the current regimes don't have the same kind of control.

AMANPOUR: Well, they do and they don't. In Egypt, there's a military, there's a police out there. It's still standing and they do have control. In Libya, it's slightly more, sort of, chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and trying to arrange the full security process there. But this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. And by and large, it's pro-American in that region.

Really? Pro-American? What world does she live in?

Here’s what world: When she was at CNN, she created a series called God's Warriors. When she covered a very conservative Christian ministry, she stated that the ministry had rules forbidding the wearing of short skirts and prohibitions regarding dating, Amanpour purred that this made her think of "totalitarian regimes." The pastor demurred, acknowledging that short skirts distracted men, and then came the kicker: Amanpour responded, "But, Ron, that's what the Taliban said. They kept women in their house, because men couldn't be trusted around them."

That’s Amanpour to the core, equating a peaceful Christian ministry with a murderous group of terrorists who slaughtered 3000 Americans.


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