Al Qaeda Ministry of Information Coming to 8 U.S. Cities
(a/k/a “Why COLBERT REPORT Uses Al Jazeera News Footage”)
What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything happening in the senate? Why do the senators sit there without legislating? Because the barbarians are coming today. What laws can the senators make now? Once the barbarians are here, they’ll do the legislating. – excerpt from “Awaiting the Barbarians”- C. P. Cavafy
The mainstream media would entitle this article “Al Jazeera America to Open News Bureaus in 8 U.S. Cities” BUT they would not bring you the harsh truth of what is to follow herein. On February 5, I had the good fortune to attend a conference exploring the “First Amendment Implications of Al Jazeera’s Takeover of Current TV.” The speakers each gave their assessment of the First Amendment, statutory and Jihadist propaganda issues the United States (ie. “We the People…”) must consider before putting out the proverbial welcome mat to what many call “Al Qaeda’s Ministry of Information”. Surely you know Al Qaeda; those savage barbarians that wage violence under their misguided view of Islam.
Naturally, Al Jazeera America, as it will be known, claims it is an entirely separate and distinct entity from the Arabic Al Jazeera; just as NBC and MSNBC are totally unrelated. “So what,” you say, “I’ll just not watch Al Jazeera.” If only it were that simple.
Let me illustrate how Al Jazeera English is already creeping into our homes in plain sight. “The Colbert Report” did a “bit” this week on the European horsemeat scandal. I was laughing UNTIL I saw the Al Jazeera Arabic monogram in the lower left corner of a very proper British-accented news broadcast video clip. Just like we see NBC, CBS, etc. emblazoned in their respective news broadcasts.
Issue: Why is a popular American television comedy show using Al Jazeera broadcast footage? Granted, the footage used was quite innocuous in itself and had nothing to do with Islamist propaganda specifically. Therein lays the problem. Colbert, by using video from Al Jazeera with the Arabic monogram, “softened up” his viewers ever so slightly so that the Al Jazeera Arabic monogram will be soon be associated with an “acceptable” legitimate news broadcast, if it is not already.
This is how Al Qaeda’s Al Jazeera propaganda will sneak up on mainstream America.
Take just 13.5 minutes to view the three videos below then decide how you feel about Al Jazeera America.
Stop Al Jazeera Al Gore Blood Money Deal
“Al Jazeera is not protected by the First Amendment… because it provides material support for terrorism…” Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. on February 5, 2013. (Video 4:09)
EXPOSED! Al Jazeera Ignores U.S. Foreign Agent Act
“We certainly want to preserve the 1st Amendment… Al Jazeera English is not registered as a foreign agent nor is it making the required disclosures in its broadcasts as mandated by the Foreign Agent Registration Act… Do we really want a terrorist factory right here in America?” Jerry Kenney of America’s Survival TV at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. on February 5, 2013. (Video 5:54)
Pamela Geller on Al Jazeera & Media Bias
“The Muslim Brotherhood has a ministry of information and propaganda, it is Al Jazeera… The [American] media is clearly complicit… The media misinforms, deceives, misleads… They’ll be opening Al Jazeera bureaus all over America…” Pamela Geller of American Freedom Defense Initiative at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on February 5, 2013. (Video 3:30)
See the full unedited videos at Ms. Geller’s site here.
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