Tuesday, April 10, 2007

PBS Dhimmitude, Part I

With the emergence of a group like the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Muslim Americans who dare to advocate core American principles of liberty, individual rights, and a legal separation of religion and government, JQWorld anticipated that it would only be a matter of time before they would run head-long into the pervasive leftist bias and dhimmitude exhibited by PBS.

That time is now upon us.

stands against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the incendiary theatrics they staged with the "flying Imams," and stands with US Airways now that it's been hit with a CAIR lawsuit.

stands against the notorious Muslim Brotherhood, which has its roots in and continues to pursue a radical Islamist agenda (not to mention its ties to terrorism around the globe).

mission statement is more representative of bedrock American values than anything on 99% of leftist advocacy groups' websites (who routinely deride any group that advocates such stances as those espousd by the AIFD as "conservative" or "rightwing;" but as the group consists of Muslims, they can't play the "racist!" card).

All of which means that it was only a matter of time before AIFD and anyone they're affiliated with would be targeted by the leftist "establishment" that is personified --- under force of law --- at PBS.

From the Arizona Republic, today:

Producer: PBS Dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' On Political Grounds


The producer of a tax-financed documentary on Islamic extremism claims his film has been dropped for political reasons from a television series that airs next week on more than 300 PBS stations nationwide. Key portions of the documentary focus on Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser of Phoenix and his American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a non-profit organization of Muslim Americans who advocate patriotism, constitutional democracy and a separation of church and state...

Martyn Burke says that the Public Broadcasting Service and project managers at station WETA in Washington, D.C., excluded his documentary, Islam vs. Islamists, from the series America at a Crossroads after he refused to fire two co-producers affiliated with a conservative think tank...

Burke wrote that his documentary depicts the plight of moderate Muslims who are silenced by Islamic extremists, adding, "Now it appears to be PBS and CPB who are silencing them."...

Among Burke's examples of tampering:

  • A WETA manager pressed to eliminate a key perspective of the film: The claim that Muslim radicals are pushing to establish "parallel societies" in America and Europe governed by Shariah law rather than sectarian courts.
  • After grants were issued, Crossroads managers commissioned a new film that overlapped with Islam vs. Islamists and competed for the same interview subjects.
  • WETA appointed an advisory board that includes Aminah Beverly McCloud, director of World Islamic Studies at DePaul University. In an "unparalleled breach of ethics," Burke says, McCloud took rough-cut segments of the film and showed them to Nation of Islam officials, who are a subject of the documentary. They threatened to sue.
Read it all here.

(And for a VITAL backgrounder on how PBS has used U.S. taxpayer dollars to recruit for Islam (if not Islamism, a/k/a Muslim supremacism), see this fascinating 2002 article by Dr. Daniel Pipes.)


Little Green Footballs provides
a BRILLIANT expose' on the radical Islamist that PBS used to "review" this documentary, while claiming that its producers should be fired because of "bias."


ALSO see two critical follow-ups at JQWorld: "PBS Dhimmitude, Part II," and "Roundup Of Western Government-Enforced Dhimmitude."

Original content is © Copyright 2007 by Jon Quixote. Email to jonquix@hotmail.com


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