#CPAC2013 Welcomes Al-Jazeera But NOT Pamela Geller?
For the first time in several years, Counter-Jihadist Pamela Geller was not welcome by CPAC2013. Geller’s past CPAC panel discussions have been standing-room only events on how Islamization (“the political ideology of those Muslims who would impose the Islamic faith on non-Muslims by any means necessary”) affects non-Muslim culture; ie Islamic attempts to stifle free speech in non-Muslim countries.
The uninformed might assume CPAC did not welcome Geller because her Counter-Jihadist activities are not “politically correct”, possibly insulting to conservative Americans who happen to follow Islam. Let’s be very clear, Geller is not anti-Islam, not by a long shot.
This year’s Geller panel surely would have included mention of the Al-Jazeera acquisition of Current TV. So imagine my surprise, on my first CPAC visit, when a fellow who requested an interview with me stated that he was with Al-Jazeera!! The news organization that many view as an Islamist propaganda outlet was covering CPAC while Ms. Geller was excluded!! I declined the interview.
While it troubles me to link to Al-Jazeera, what would it say for my credibility if I did not give you proof that Al-Jazeera was at CPAC2013? (BTW- I’m not linking to this just because your humble blogger can be seen giving an interview to another media outlet at :20) Here is the Al-Jazeera report:
(They post their videos differantly then most; I ain’t no tech geek, so If that doesn’t work, try this link Al-Jazeera video report “Republicans Try to Revamp Image of Party” (2:07))
For more on Al-Jazeera in the U.S.; Al Qaeda Ministry of Information Coming to 8 U.S. Cities (OBS 2/22/13)
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