Egypt Moves Against Al Jazeera as CNN Reporters Embrace It
The Egyptian Cabinet has “assigned competent authorities to assess the legal status of Al Jazeera,” accusing it of threatening stability and national security. At the same time, CNN veterans Joie Chen and Soledad O'Brien “will lend star power and journalistic gravitas to U.S. offshoot of Qatar-based broadcaster.”
Was there ever a clearer indication of which side the mainstream media is on, or how richly it deserves the sobriquet “enemedia” that I have given it? But it’s true: the New York Daily News report that “CNN vets Joie Chen and Soledad O’Brien are lending their big names to the in-depth documentary show ‘America Tonight,’ and former NBC journalist John Seigenthaler will anchor prime-time’s ‘Nightly News.’”
Chen said: “I really saw it as a completely different kind of opportunity.” The Daily News added that Chen “signed up as anchor for what has been billed as the station’s flagship program after network brass pitched her a show in which storytelling and good journalism would trump sensationalism and fiery opinions.”
Pimps for jihad.
The Egyptian cabinet, of all people, is now exposing terror TV Al Jazeera, while CNN reporters rush to sign on. The ministry of propaganda for the Muslim Brotherhood is being exposed for the jihadist propaganda machine it is by unexpected sources, while the American mainstream media unmasks itself.
The fact is that the U.S. government should designate Al Jazeera a terrorist organization, in the same way that it designated Al Manar (Hezb'Allah TV) a terror organization. What’s the difference between the two?
Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable,” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it.
Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous al-Qaida videos featuring Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn.
Al Jazeera members have also provided material support for jihad terrorism. Tayseer Allouni, their correspondent in Afghanistan who interviewed Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was sent to prison for being an agent of al-Qaida. Al Jazeera’s first managing director, Mohammed Jassem al-Ali, was exposed as an agent of the Saddam Hussein regime, and the channel promoted the bloody jihad against American forces in Iraq.
Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media has been reporting for over six years the anti-American channel works hand-in-glove with the Muslim Brotherhood and its associated terrorist groups, including al-Qaida and Hamas. Nothing has changed. In fact, Al Jazeera has become more open about its work as a foreign policy instrument of Qatar, including the promotion of al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups in Syria.
As we watch Al Jazeera’s large-scale glossy roll-out in the American market, consider this propaganda video for a jihad terror group. The video is from Latakia in Syria, where Islamic jihadists seized several Alawite villages and took dozens of women and children hostage. The jihadist featured in the video is a well-known Islamic militant from Germany, and the news crew that he appears to be coordinating and working with is (of course) Al Jazeera.
What seems to be happening here, in my view, is that Al Jazeera is coordinating and working with jihad groups, including those designated as terrorist groups by the State Department, while they commit what appear to be war crimes.
How much more proof do we need to keep the Muslim Brotherhood Ministry of Propaganda off American airwaves? At least 22 staffers at the Al Jazeera network in Egypt have quit in protest of the pro-jihad network’s coverage. The staffers who have quit assert that Al Jazeera brass forced them to take a pro-Muslim Brotherhood stance on the air during the recent anti-Muslim Brotherhood uprising in Egypt.
This jihadist ministry of propaganda is being challenged in Muslim countries, but leftist lords like Al Gore are bringing this seditious poison to American airwaves.
If you missed the video of my remarks about keeping Al Jazeera off American airwaves, go here. It isn’t too late: urge the House Homeland Security Committee to convene hearings into the national security threat posed by Al Jazeera on American soil by calling 202-226-8417.
We are at war. And there are many theaters in any given war, but the war in the information battle-space is key to conquest and colonization. The Muslim Brotherhood understands this. It has its own ministry of propaganda: Al Jazeera. Muhammad said, “War is deceit.”
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here.