Friday, April 27, 2007

Roundup Of Dhimmitude In Western Media


This is a sister post to
Roundup Of Western Government-Enforced Dhimmitude.

Question) What happens when the news and entertainment media in a free nation decides to whitewash or obfuscate (or omit altogether) vital information concerning groups that are seeking to subvert that nation's liberty, and who are affiliated with or supportive of others who wish to install a totalitarian system in its place, through violence and intimidation?

Answer) That nation is inevitably and steadily moving towards its own self-destruction.

This is exactly what is happening in America and other Western nations.

Journalists and producers who otherwise feel free to expose, attack and vilify any other target whose views they disagree with* come to a dead stop when it comes to exposing radical and militant Islamism, with the same intensity and vigor that they apply to their other targets. (*Almost invariably supporters of laissez-faire capitalism, a strong, proactive national defense, robust defense of First and Second Amendment rights, and anyone who opposes the socailist super-state trends in our culture)

This blogthread will be dedicated to exposing breaches of this type, and to the devastating, real-world consequences that media dhimmitude can and does lead to.

I'm not the only one saying this: Here are two Muslims --- both medical doctors, but of profoundly different backgrounds --- who attest to the impact of media dhimmitude:

M. Zuhdi Jassar, a Muslim reformer, physician and retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, dared to speak out against militant Islamists in a documentary that PBS funded, but which it now refuses to air. In this biting criticism of PBS --- and of the mentality that underlies the whitewashing of radical Islamism that only contributes to throwing fuel on the fire of "political correctness" or "multiculturalism" --- this courageous American has put his life on the line to speak out. Maybe PBS will get a spinal installation that will result in their having half of his courage.

Tawfik Hamid, another Muslim physician and former Islamist terrorist, warns Western nations against their propensity to coddle radical Muslims, and their perpetual fear of "offending" them by exposing the true nature of what they are doing, in
this recent Wall Street Journal article.

Keeping all this in mind, read on --- and ask yourself, if you were a journalist, would you make these decisions?

Note: Hat tips to fans of JQWorld who've sent in stories, and to the real heavy-lifters who document these things, primarily JihadWatch, DhimmiWatch, LittleGreenFootballs, AtlasShrugs2000 and BrusselsJournal.

Dhimmitude In The U.S. Media:

Active dhimmitude --- The willingness to play stories in such a way as to conceal the true nature of what's being presented

Big US news media devote less than 10 seconds on May 11 morning shows to "six New Jersey men" accused of planning to assault Ft. Dix... not identified as Muslims, nor half as being illegal aliens --- but lots of time to Wal-Mart annual sales, Phil Specter trial, etc... (developing)

Big US news media downplaying or ignoring stories about jihadists' plans for "war on the streets" in America; more here; (At time of this disclosure, 5/6/07: More important stories for MSM to cover: Paris Hilton's new jailhouse adventure, "American Idol" contestants, "SpiderMan 3" box office revenue)

Vermont cable TV operator to now carry alJazeera, al Quada's favorite TV network "I think it’s more mainstream and more objective than CNN,” says executive.

Newsweek plays good dhimmi for the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the world's most notorious Islamist terrorism-justifiers and -enablers (more here)

Reuters: Perpetuating the lie that Palestinians have been observing "truce" with (evil!) Israel

NY Times & BBC: Surrendering To Jihad --- Again, and Again, and Again...

PBS Dhimmitude, Part 1, and Part II

(LGF analysis):
How the media "partnered" with Islamist terror group Hezbollah

Diane Sawyer and ABC give Iranian madman president a propaganda
platform he couldn't buy with $100 million
; JQWorld analysis & commentary here

The infamous Hezbollah (MSM) "fauxtography" scandal

Passive dhimmitude --- Ignoring stories involving militant Islamism/Islamist terrorism, and instead devoting time/space to stories of absolutely no consequence

Hamas statement: Extermination of Jews is "good for the world"

Jihadists blow up 20 video shops in Pakistan

Radical Islam being "taught" in at least 13 U.S. universities, courtesy of funding by (surprise!) Saudi Arabia; U.S. news media: "Yawn"

Reformed militant Islamists speak out at Stanford University; MSM: "Yawn" --- no coverage

MSM-advertised "peaceful, tolerant, dialogue-seeking" former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami tells journalist, "Go to hell!" MSM: ***crickets***

JQWorld analysis & commentary: MSM: What Betrayal By Hezbollah, Condi Rice, The UN And Lebanon??? The Ramsey Case Is Solved!!!

JQWorld analysis & commentary:
MSM: What 3 Muslim Men With 1,000 Untraceable Cell Phones In The USA?

Dhimmitude In The Media of Other Western Nations:

Active dhimmitude --- The willingness to play stories in such a way as to conceal the true nature of what's being presented

AP misrepresents, downplays violence being committed in France by followers of... no particular religion, in wake of Sarkozy victory

French TV: We will not broadcast the true extent of violence, assaults, car-burnings perpetrated by those of... no particular religion, so as to "not encourage far-right politicians" (2005)

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) love-in with terror-preaching, female-dominating, liberty-hating Islamist cleric (ht LGF); background info here

BBC reportedly apologizes to Iran for saying it "abducted" 15 British sailors, and called them "hostages"


When will it all end?

It will begin to end when people in America and other Western nations begin to hold their news & entertainment media accountable for the way in which they whitewash, obfuscate or deny the reality of militant Islamism --- including political Islamism.

The most effective way to do this is by writing, emailing and calling the producers of this Islamist-biased media. If that doesn't work, then citizens have every right to hit them where it hurts: in the wallet. If the advertisers that support these news & entertainment media outlets realize that viewers & readers are going to stop patronizing them, then maybe things will start changing.

JonQuixoteWorld will be on the lookout for the day that the media in America and other Western nations finally decide to take a principled stand against Islamist pressure groups and their intimidation campaigns.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

The "New DemocratSpeak," Part II


In Part I of this thread, (here), I documented some of the many ways in which leading Democrats are employing their own version of "NewSpeak," straight out of George Orwell's "1984," to simultaneously disguise and advance their nefarious agenda to weaken America, and subvert our vital national security interests.

Yesterday, the Democratic National Committee's Nutjob-In-Chief, Howard Dean, took the leftists' loonbattery to an entirely new level.

When asked at the Mortgage Bankers Association conference what can be done about politicians who speak only in pre-digested, poll-tested sound bites, Dean reportedly responded with the folllowing (HT: Drudge):

"I suggest you have candidates in to meetings like this and bar the press,"Dean said.

The Democratic National Committee chairman criticized media coverage, arguing that networks such as CBS used to put content first and didn't mind losing money for the prestige of delivering a quality news report. [JQ.: I have a feeling CBS shareholders had a different opinion] Dean said the days of Walter Cronkite are gone and the corporatization of the media has led to a desire to boost profits.

"The media has been reduced to info-tainment," Dean said. "Info-tainment sells, the problem is they reach the lowest common denominator instead of forcing a little education down our throats, which we are probably in need of from time to time."

"Politicians are incredibly careful not to say anything if they can possibly help it, except if it is exactly scripted. And if you want to hear anybody's true views, you cannot do it in the same room as the press," Dean said.

"If you want to hear the truth from them, you have to exclude the press."

Let's see if we have this straight:

For the American people to hear (the/Dean's) "truth," the medium that is dedicated to documenting that "truth" and disseminating it to the American people --- the news media --- must be barred from entering the room in which that "truth" is espoused and debated. Because if our actual and aspiring public servants, and those who advise them, had to face cameras and microphones, why, then, they couldn't tell "the truth."

Tylenol, anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

Maxwell Smart and the "Cone of Silence"

Following this "thinking" to its logical conclusion, why have elections at all? I mean, if all we're going to hear are sound-bite politics, and thus are separated from the "truth" that a rational citizen would rely upon to cast an informed vote, then why not just coronate Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the rest of the subvert-America leftist loonbat brigade as our perpetual leaders, and be done with it?

Newsflash, Chairman Dean:

Yesterday, USA Today published an important editorial(here)which described some of the non-military threats to our national security, if not our very survival as a free country: The cultural and financial train wreck that is rushing our way if we do not fundamentally reform our welfare-state programs (I would argue that they need to be killed off altogether, but we'll save that for another thread).

How are we going to address, let alone solve, this impending catastrophe? Oh, right: After generations of Americans have been indoctrinated by Dean-like propagandists to turn to the state for whatever they need or feel they are "entitled to," now we are essentially being asked to "trust" that the very politicians and political institutions that created this catastrophe will solve it, if only we'd lock them away in a hermetically-sealed room. And, of course, to trust that whatever "solution" they arrive at will actually solve the problem, and not be talking points to merely get them through the next election.

The 2008 presidential elections are still 19 months away. There's still time to deep-six the "New DemocratSpeak," Chairman Dean, and start being up-front and honest with the American people.

Even --- especially --- in front of the news media's cameras and microphones.




10 seconds that illustrate Dean's lunatic point, in a way that nothing else can --- HERE. In this brief slice of time, the list of even marginally credible Democratic candidates for president just got a looooottttt shorter.

Keep those cameras rolling!

I'll make the popcorn, as the remaining contenders tear each other to shreds over which will commit to raising a white flag over the White House the fastest.


Well, who could have possibly anticipated that Mrs. Bill Clinton would ever stoop to being a shameless political chameleon, let alone twice in one week? Me, for one.

Issue 1: Hillary uses a shameless, manufactured Aunt Jemima/Mammy drawl (listen here) to appeal to a black southern audience. Then consider the following purely loonbatted explanation, here, about how America could benefit from a "multi-lingual" president. (Hint: We already have one) Racism, anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

Issue 2: Hillary metamorphosizes from a poll-appeasing dove, to impersonating a tough, Iran-threatening hawk, in a matter of hours. Why? Because she was speaking to a Jewish audience. Read the whole sordid mess here.
Thinking readers (this excludes you, HuffPosters and DailyKossaks), I ask: What makes her act like this, thinking she can get away with this kind of psychiatric-hospital schizophrenic behavior? Could it have something to do with the fact that over the past 15 years, her fawning worshippers in the MSM and the entertainment industry will go to any length to cover for her and deflect criticism against her, no matter what?

Naw, I'm sure that has absolutely nothing to do with the cloak of immunity she believes she's wrapped in.

Hm, what are those goopy stains on that cloak? Ummm... let's not go there...



Come with me now on a little journey through time:

January 26, 2007: Harry Reid votes with a unanimous Senate to confirm General David Petraeus as new top commander in Iraq, and for him to pursue a new strategy for victory, here. Then, less than 90 days later...

April 19, 2007: Harry Reid declares that "the war in Iraq is lost,"

April 24, 2007: Nancy Pelosi refuses to attend briefing by General Petraeus,

April 24, 2007: Harry Reid says he won't believe a word that General Petraeus says re the situation or progress in Iraq, here.

April 26, 2007: Senate joins House in narrowly approving bill to de-fund war in Iraq, also known on JonQuixoteWorld as the "Democratic Pork and Military Surrender Bill of 2007," which they know President Bush is going to veto, here.

April 26, 2007: Extended discussion with General Petraeus on Charlie Rose, in which he discusses the present and anticipated future progress in Iraq,


Keep those cameras rolling...

On the bright side, it's only a matter of time before the American people begin to truly realize just how badly the Democrats are betraying our nation, its vital interests, and our soldiers.

Heck, even a leading Democrat is already starting to say that,
(Whoops, almost forgot: The Democrats threw him under the bus as soon as he began to break away from their militant, America-subverting groupthink)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Exposure = Offense? Hm. Let's Try This On For Size.


Some Americans are aware of the terribly disturbing story out of Lewiston, Maine, in which a group of schoolboys are being investigated for "hate crimes" for placing a slice of ham on a lunch table, near Muslim students. (For some good humor, see the school administrators' "outrage" over a satirical account of this episode).

Oh, the horror! Oh, the humanity!!!

With this one callous act, these little infidel heathens may have scarred the Muslim students for life.
(Thank goodness the government and educational institutions in America & other Western nations are so vigilantly combating such outrages through the use of law. For a regularly-updated "roundup" of these actions, see here.)

To avoid further injury to them, I'll stop talking about that now.

Instead, here's a new topic:
If "exposure" to something "offensive" is the new standard for motivating people to take justified moral action... buckle yourself in, because this is the most "offensive" post ever to be "exposed" on the pages of JonQuixoteWorld.

A friendly advisory:
Do not view the rest of this post if you have just eaten, or about to eat.


Here is one of the things that I am deeply "offended" by, not only because it has been happening for years, but also because our mainstream media and educational institutions (along with those in other Western nations) abjectly refuse to "expose" it to us:
The growing trend of militant Islamists beheading "infidel" civilians (and the justification by their imams to do so).

Oh, people in Western nations may have heard bits and pieces, but only about 99.99% of us are unaware of the true specter of this inhuman savagery, because we have not been "exposed" to the real details: the pictures and video.

(In stark contrast to the pictures and video that our MSM force-fed to us and the world, 24/7, for weeks on end, of the non-mortal "outrages" committed by a group of renegade U.S. soldiers at Abu Grhaib prison, who have now been punished for it --- as they should have been.)

Last chance to turn back.

If you really want to see what we've not been "exposed to," because it might well have "offended" our civilized sensibilities, then scroll down.

Three Indonesian schoolgirls beheaded by militant Islamists --- because they dared to attend a non-Islamic school

American Nicholas Berg beheaded by militant Islamists (video here)

Briton Ken Bigley beheaded by militant Islamists (video parts 1 & 2 here, here; video of British Imam justifying Bigley's beheading, here)

CARE relief worker Margaret Hassan beheaded by militant Islamists (video here & here)


The Jawa Report
An extensive compilation of background documentation, photos and videos of militant Islamists beheading both "infidels" and other Muslims.

12-Year-Old Muslim Boy Beheads Man
Excerpt: "The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high-pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then he hacks off the captive's head to cries of 'God is great!'' and hoists it in triumph by the hair."

Is there any good news in all this? Well, sort of.

According to a
recent survey of Muslims in Pakistan, Indonesia, Morocco and Egypt (nations in which most of the world's Muslims reside) reveals that:
  • "Only" 30% view Osama bin Laden positively
  • "Only" 67% believe that Islam does not justify attacks against civilians
  • "Only" 20% believe the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks
    (which I think is only a slightly lower percentage than rabid American left who believe this)

Hm. Well, there are "only" about 1.4 billion Muslims in the world. You do the math.

Then, consider the following: that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are churning out militant Islamists and sympathizers in an almost assembly-line method, via their madrasses (religious schools); and that Saudi-funded mosques and madrasses in America, throughout the Middle East and elsewhere preach one of the most virulent strains of Islamist supremacism, "Wahabiism."

Have a nice day.

And remember, please try to not "offend" anyone by "exposing" them to anything that may make them uncomfortable --- be it a ham steak, or this link.


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Sunday, April 22, 2007

The New Russia: Some "Partner In Peace"

JQWorld readers know that I am loathe to quote anything that comes out of the New York Times
(example here, along with their willful disclosure of national security secrets, and their seemingly congenital anti-American, jihadist-appeasing, freedom-assailing, depravity-excusing approach to determining "all the news that's fit to print," etc.).

But in this particular case, the NYT has apparently uncovered something that --- assuming it's valid --- every American should be aware of, and more (discussed below), when they consider proposals for more government regulation of speech, and our overall approach to Russia:

Russian Government Orders: Media Content Must Contain 50% "Good News," Portray United States As "Enemy"

(Hat tip: DrudgeReport)


MOSCOW, April 21 — At their first meeting with journalists since taking over Russia’s largest independent radio news network, the managers had startling news of their own: from now on, they said, at least 50 percent of the reports about Russia must be “positive.”

In addition, opposition leaders could not be mentioned on the air and the United States was to be portrayed as an enemy, journalists employed by the network, Russian News Service, say they were told by the new managers, who are allies of the Kremlin.

How would they know what constituted positive news?

“When we talk of death, violence or poverty, for example, this is not positive,” said one editor at the station who did not want to be identified for fear of retribution. “If the stock market is up, that is positive. The weather can also be positive.”
(JQWorld note: For example, militant Islamists seizing the school in Beslan, pictured right, and murdering nearly a hundred Russian children, would be "not positive" news; correlate this info with the data contained below)

In a darkening media landscape, radio news had been a rare bright spot. Now, the implementation of the “50 percent positive” rule at the Russian News Service leaves an increasingly small number of news outlets that are not managed by the Kremlin, directly or through the state national gas company,
Gazprom, a major owner of media assets.

The three national television networks are already state controlled, though small-circulation newspapers generally remain independent.

Read the rest, here.

THIS is what happens when a free people (or those who aspire to be free) accept the sociaist/fascist principle that government should be legally empowered to determine who can say what, where, when, how, and who may or may not support them in doing so, and to enforce these edicts by means of police power, at the end of a gun.

Keep this in mind the next time you hear Americans howling that we should bring back the "Fairness Doctrine," enact stronger "campaign finance & speech laws," etc. The underlying principles are identical --- no matter what they say.

As if this news out of Russia weren't bad enough in and of itself, consider the real implication of facts that were not mentioned in this article:

Russia Sells Modern Surface-To-Air Missiles To Iran

Majority Of Russia, Its Military, To Be Muslim Within Our Lifetimes (more)

Russian President Putin Seeks To Placate Radical Islamists

Russia In Possession Of Estimated 28,000 Nuclear Warheads

US-Russia Effort To Contain Nuclear Experts Fades

Russia Possesses Largest Stockpile Of WMDs In The World (still researching this)


Some correlation of items that only about 99.9% of Americans have no idea of, eh?

Took a guy in pajamas less than an hour to correlate them and produce this post.

Yet with the tens (hundreds?) of billions of dollars that the mainstream media has in its collective asset pool, one wonders why they cannot --- or will not --- produce such a correlation.

Or is something else at play?

Have a nice day.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Love Letter From Militant Islamist Leaders To The American MSM



As has happened with eerie but infrequent regularity in the past, for some reason JonQuixoteWorld is the accidental recipient of emails from those who are normally targets of JQWorld criticism (Examples: Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here [bottom], and here). Apparently, they are very careless in the way they punch in entries into their bulk email lists.

But in each case, JQWorld and its readers were and are the beneficiaries. We get a rare glimpse inside the thinking and motivations of those who are hellbent on subverting if not destroying America, Israel, religious freedom, property rights and/or limited constitutional government, etc. – and often, how they use our own institutions and freedoms against us in this war.

Today, it happened again!!! Here, now, is the unedited email that mysteriously arrived in the JQWorld inbox this morning:


To: The American Mainstream Media

From: Uncle Mahmoud
(Ahmadinejad), Uncle Ayman (al Zawahiri), and Uncle Basher (Assad)

Date: 21 April 2007

Re: Our gratitude!

Dear American Mainstream Media:

We are writing this email to thank you once again for bowing to our wishes, that you focus your immense, 24/7 resources anywhere but on what we are doing to bring pain, calamity and destruction to infidels around the world --- most notoriously and deservedly, America and Israel.

It has been of incalculable aide and assistance to us to know that no matter what we or our followers do or say, you will allow yourselves to be distracted with your latest “mania” to even devote a small fraction of your airtime and print-space to covering our antics.

Praise Allah (peace be upon Him), we know all your buttons, and how to push them. This is why we and our financial backers have invested so heavily in not only America’s universities and school systems --- but also, in obtaining “insanity chips” (right), which we install in select people’s brains, to cause such commotions that even when you are inclined (hah!) to cover some of our outrages, you will, once again, be distracted.

For example, you’ll remember when we installed an “insanity chip” in the brain of John Mark Karr last summer, at the height of the war that Hezbollah initiated against Israel. This little technological marvel caused Karr to begin confessing to everything from the JonBonet Ramsey murder to the Lindbergh kidnapping to the Tylenol scare. That bastard infidel pig JonQuixote covered your breach in detail, here and here – about how you collectively turned on a dime and began wall-to-wall 24/7 coverage of this 10-year-old story, which (ha, ha, ha) turned out to be one of the greatest successes you granted us:

For rather than covering the true barbarity of our attacks against Israel, and the fact that we were – right under your noses – murdering our way into creating a new Islamist state, "Hezbollahstan" (again, which that bastard infidel pig JonQuixote covered here), where an aspiring constitutional democracy was budding, you instead devoted your massive global resources to covering every sentence that Mr. Karr spoke, and every item he ate on his plane ride home.

There have been innumerable other instances in which you gave us exactly what we wanted, through our simple use of remote-controlled “insanity chips,” installed in the brains of both has-been and current celebrities and cult figures.

And this week, praise Allah (PBUH), you enabled us to score another huge victory, with the disgusting outburst from Alec Baldwin, your third-rate actor and first-rate jihad-appeaser, against his own 11-year-old daughter.

Installing our “insanity chip” in Mr. Baldwin’s brain was a particularly challenging mission, being that there is so little brain tissue inside his skull to begin with. And what tissue there is has already been leftooned. But thanks to the technical skills of our young jihadists (much of which they obtained via student visas to your most prestigious universities, as part of "cultural exchange programs"), they were able to somehow accomplish this task.

Of course, an insane celebrity rant in a rational culture would merit, if anything, oh, say, about 15 seconds of airtime. But you, the American MSM, couldn't get enough, and devoted substantial portions of your news programs and newspapers to covering this non-story.

For example, on this morning's NBC "Today Show Weekend," the first 9 minutes were devoted to coverage of your Virginia Tech massacre and other top news stories. But then, uber-infidel-babe and co-host Campbell Brown engaged in a 10-minute discussion with several pundits about the seriousness and custody ramifications of Mr. Baldwin's insane rant. NBC even made the Baldwin rant the subject of its daily website poll, here. Then, of course, they went on to cover a bunch more nonsensical stories. We, who of course get satellite TV, were laughing our asses off --- because...

To recap, here are some of the stories that we did not want you to cover, and which you were predictably cowed into not covering, thanks to your fetish-like insistence on covering every angle of Mr. Baldwin’s insane rant, which we were only to happy to orchestrate (you are SO predictable):

And on and on.

No, instead, you devoted a substantial portion of your newscasts from Thursday onward to covering Mr. Baldwin’s rant. And in doing so, you: (a) catered to the lowest base fascinations of your viewers, readers, radio listeners and website visitors, and (b) acknowledged, once again, your collective refusal to betray the dhimmi status we have assigned to you, by not showing the American people the true nature of who and what has declared war upon them.

This ignorance that you foment among your citizens will serve us well when Hezbollah and/or Syria instigates a new war against Israel. And just wait until Iran jumps into the mix, when al Qaeda blesses the bloody carnage that Islamists cause to Israeli civilians, and our operatives in America (CAIR, MPAC, MSA, Jimmy Carter, Cindy Sheehan, Noam Chomsky, etc.) begin screaming about how “cruel” and “oppressive” Israel is, when it attempts to defend itself against this murderous onslaught. We know you will continue to play your blessed role as obfuscators and deniers --- and we cannot thank you enough.

Who will we target next with our “insanity chips?” That’s for us to know and for you to find out!

But whoever it is, we remain 100% confident that you will, once again, be thoroughly distracted with the muck we'll instruct our target to emit. And thus, once again, you'll enable us to perpetrate our murder, terror and destruction, all the while claiming (as you will surely echo) that we are merely offering justified “resistance” to the encroachment of our "oppressors."

With enormous, profound gratitude,

Uncle Mahmoud
Uncle Ayman
Uncle Basher

P.S.: A friendly head’s-up – keep an eye on DNC Chairman Howard Dean. That 2004 scream was nothing compared to what we have in store for that short-circuited dhimmi in the future!


UPDATE, APRIL 22: Our "3 Uncles" post an addendum for the week of April 23
This just in...

"OK now, MSM, we activated two more of our "brain implant chips" in Laurie David and Sheryl Crow, as reported here. (We actually activated Crow's chip a few days earlier --- did you see this insane outburst of hers? We were laughing our jihadist asses off at that one... Americans being admonished by a lunatic rock star to use only one square of toilet paper per visit to the bathroom, as a solution to deforestation? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! And you listen to all this, from a jet-set, mansion-living, electricity-guzzling pop tart? You crazy, crazy Americans... if we didn't despise you so much we'd positively love you...)

"Thus, we respectfully request that whatever airtime and print-space you might otherwise have devoted to the following real stories that would enlighten Americans to the reality of global jihad (ha, as IF!!!), that you instead devote that space to the journalistic equivalent of cotton candy --- stories covering David and Crow:

"Peace-seeking" Hamas, Palestinian legislative leaders, call for more kidnappings & murders of Israeli soldiers (Al-AP bames Israel for situation)

Pittsburgh Imam, unable to stop her speech at US university, calls for murder of jihad-opposing activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Rabbis arrested for peaceful protest of UN's rampant anti-Israel bias (background here)

Malaysian Islamists ramp up "morality police," enforcements, punishments, kidnappings

"With warm thanks in advance for your congenital appeasement, dhimmmitude and obfuscation of these issues so that Americans are totally unaware of them...

- Uncles Mahmoud, Ayman & Basher"

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Prominent Leftists Shamelessly Politicize The Virginia Tech Massacre

One would think that given the tragedy that befell Virginia Tech this week, prominent leftists would give our nation a moment to grieve before plastering their standard hysteria, lies and propaganda all over it.

One would be wrong, just as one usually is whenever one assumes that American leftists can sink no lower into a cesspool of sludge to advance their liberty-destroying, state-worshipping ideals. In no small measure because these leftists know damn well that their worshippers and enablers in the MSM will protect them from criticism and even exposure --- just as was proven this week, because none of the following quotes seemed to make it into their TV, print or radio outlets, the only exception being via their token conservative columnists.

Cases in point:

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL):
(April 16 --- mere hours after the tragedy; from PowerlineBlog,

"There's also another kind of violence though that we're gonna have to think about. It's not necessarily physical violence but that the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways. Last week, the big news, obviously, had to do with Imus and the verbal violence that was directed at young women who were role models for all of us, role models for my daughter.

"...[T]hat's a form of violence - it may be quiet, it may not surface to the same level of the tragedy we read about today and we mourn, but it is violence nonethesame.

"We [inaudible].... There's the violence of men and women who have worked all their lives and suddenly have the rug pulled out from under 'em because their job has moved to another country. They've lost their job, they've lost their pension benefits, and they've lost their health care and they're having to compete against their teenage children for jobs at the local fast food place paying $7 an hour.

"There is the violence of children, whose voices are not heard, in communities that are ignored. Who don't have access to a decent education, who are surrounded by drugs and crime and a lack of hope.

"So there's a lot of different forms of violence in our society...."

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY):

(April 17, from AP,

"[R]angel also took a jab at a longtime political foe, Vice President Dick Cheney, who accidentally shot a hunting companion last year. He said -- quote -- "If you're hunting and accurate enough not to shoot people in the face, your gun shouldn't be taken away from you."

And I'm sure that the Democrat-worshipping mainstream media is going to call these prominent leftists on the carpet for these insane statements anytime now... anytime now... anytime now...

---------- crickets -----------


I also recall seeing a viciously loonbatted quote from Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) regarding how President Bush is to blame for the VA Tech massacre, but have not been able to find it --- yet. JQWorld readers are encouraged to send this quote in if you recall where you saw it. Thanks.

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PBS Dhimmitude, Part II


See Part I of this post,

Also, see a related post, "Roundup Of Western Government-Enforced Dhimmitude," here.

Last night (April 19), PBS aired another segment in its "America At A Crossroads" series. This particular one,
"Faith Without Fear," profiled a moderate Canadian Muslim, Irshad Manji, who is confronting certain aspects of radical/militant Islam, both in her own nation and in others. On whole, it was good.

But then, when given an opportunity to dispel one of the biggest lies to be perpetrated on the American people in recent memory --- that even Thomas Jefferson revered his copy of the Koran (told in the context of newly-minted Congressman Keith Ellison's use of it in his optional swearing-in ceremony) --- PBS not only punted, they actually advanced this lie.

I've seen parts of the following data in pieces in different places before, but this is the most concise account I've encountered --- from
U.S. Veteran Dispatch:

Ellison's use of Jefferson's Quran as a prop illuminates a subject once well-known in the history of the United States, but, which today, is mostly forgotten - the Muslim pirate slavers who over many centuries enslaved millions of Africans and tens of thousands of Christian Europeans and Americans in the Islamic "Barbary" states.

Over the course of 10 centuries, Muslim pirates cruised the African and Mediterranean coastline, pillaging villages and seizing slaves.

The taking of slaves in pre-dawn raids on unsuspecting coastal villages had a high casualty rate. It was typical of Muslim raiders to kill off as many of the "non-Muslim" older men and women as possible so the preferred "booty" of only young women and children could be collected.

Young non-Muslim women were targeted because of their value as concubines in Islamic markets. Islamic law provides for the sexual interests of Muslim men by allowing them to take as many as four wives at one time and to have as many concubines as their fortunes allow.

Boys, as young as 9 or 10 years old, were often mutilated to create eunuchs who would bring higher prices in the slave markets of the Middle East. Muslim slave traders created "eunuch stations" along major African slave routes so the necessary surgery could be performed. It was estimated that only a small number of the boys subjected to the mutilation survived after the surgery.

When American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American merchant ships lost Royal Navy protection. With no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the "Dey of Algiers" --- an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria.

Because American commerce in the Mediterranean was being destroyed by the pirates, the Continental Congress agreed in 1784 to negotiate treaties with the four Barbary States. Congress appointed a special commission consisting of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, to oversee the

Lacking the ability to protect its merchant ships in the Mediterranean, the new America government tried to appease the Muslim slavers by agreeing to pay tribute and ransoms in order to retrieve seized American ships and buy the freedom of enslaved sailors.

Adams argued in favor of paying tribute as the cheapest way to get American commerce in the Mediterranean moving again. Jefferson was opposed. He believed there would be no end to the demands for tribute and wanted matters settled "through the medium of war." He proposed a league of trading nations to force an end to Muslim piracy.

In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers" ambassador to Britain.

The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress' vote to appease. During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey's ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

In a later meeting with the American Congress, the two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."

(JQWorld: Gee, does this all sound familiar? Where have we heard this divine proclamation before? Oh, right - HERE, here, and in about a thousand other places that neither PBS, nor our MSM, nor American schools will touch with a 10-foot kaffiya)
For the following 15 years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to 20 percent of United States government annual revenues in 1800.

(JQWorld: See definition of "jizya," here; then correlate this all to CAIR and MPAC's relentless quest for special considerations and laws for American Muslims, and compulsory "sensitivity training seminars" for all U.S. government employees, schools, universities, airport workers, hospital employees, etc., some of which is documented at JQWorld, here)
Not long after Jefferson's inauguration as president in 1801, he dispatched a group of frigates to defend American interests in the Mediterranean, and informed Congress.

Declaring that America was going to spend "millions for defense but not one
cent for tribute," Jefferson pressed the issue by deploying American Marines and many of America's best warships to the Muslim Barbary Coast.

The USS Constitution, USS Constellation, USS Philadelphia, USS Chesapeake, USS Argus, USS Syren and USS Intrepid all saw action.

In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

During the Jefferson administration, the Muslim Barbary States, crumbling as a result of intense American naval bombardment and on shore raids by Marines, finally officially agreed to abandon slavery and piracy.

Jefferson's victory over the Muslims lives on today in the Marine Hymn, with the line, "From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea."

It wasn't until 1815 that the problem was fully settled by the total defeat of all the Muslim slave trading pirates.

For more information, see here, here, here and here.

, with the billions of dollars of expropriated wealth that PBS relies upon to produce such documentaries, one would think that the above research --- at least part of it --- would have made it into this much-heralded documentary.

The fact is, not a word of this vital information was included in PBS's documentary --- none.

No, the viewer is left with the impression
(like the vast majority of American schoolchildren are, via our schools) that slavery is an American invention, not something it inherited from the "old world," where it still festers to this day --- or that militant Islamists were (and still are) some of the most notorious slave-takers and -traders.

This entire aspect of the documentary was depicted as being indicative of Mr. Jefferson's respect for Islam, and Rep. Ellison's use of Jefferson's copy of the Koran as a prime example of the freedoms that Muslims enjoy in America. And of course, not a word of how the militant Islamist insanity that drove America to such desperate measures 200 years ago relates to our present-day struggle to prevail in the war that militant Islamist totalitarians declared on America was included, either.

No, apparently according to PBS, violent, aggressive, militant jihad against innocent peoples and nations is a new phenomenon, that has absolutely no precedent or relevant history that we should keep in mind.

Newsflash, PBS: "Freedom" is not having money taken out of one's pocket in the form of taxation to support the propagation of ideas that one vehemently disagrees with, least of all those which are demonstrably untrue or biased.

Actually, Mr. Jefferson said it best:

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."
- Bill for Religious Freedom, 1779 (2:545)

Uh-huh. Let's see PBS correlate that principle with how it handled Rep. Ellison's use of Mr. Jefferson's personal copy of the Koran --- versus the reality of it.



M. Zuhdi Jassar, a Muslim reformer, physician and retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, dared to speak out against militant Islamists in the documentary that PBS funded, but which it now refuses to air.

In his biting criticism of PBS --- and of the mentality that underlies the whitewashing of radical Islamism that only contributes to throwing fuel on the fire, on the altar of "political correctness" or "multiculturalism" --- this courageous American has put his life on the line to speak out. Maybe PBS will get a spinal installation that will result in their having half of his courage.


In this recent Wall Street Journal article, Tawfik Hamid, another physician and former Islamist terrorist, warns Western governments against their propensity to coddle radical Muslims, and their perpetual fear of "offending" them by exposing the true nature of what they are doing. This is a must-read.


How illuminating. Perhaps PBS just missed it? Now, you haven't. Read it here.

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