February 19, 2010, - 1:09 am
By Debbie Schlussel
**** PLEASE NOTE UPDATE (within text) ****
Back in 2006, I received repeated e-mails from FOX News Channel Midwest Bureau Chief Todd Ciganek, **** UPDATE: who is now FOX News’ National News Editor ****. He and his reporters constantly asked for my help on stories, after I broke them on my site and FOX News [a/k/a PAWNN, the Prince Al-Waleed News Network] ripped them off without credit. I explained that I’m not a free researcher for his network, that I come with my stories and work, and asked why he doesn’t work for free for FOX News, as he expected me to do. I told him to go ask FOX News’ many ignoramus “terrorism experts” to give him stories. At a breakfast meeting later that year, he told me that whether or not I cooperated with FOX News and gave them my material, the network would rip it off and use it without crediting me, anyway, which he said he frequently did as a news director and reporter for a South Florida TV station. And, so, it is in that same vein that I consider all “reports” from FOX News–i.e., that they are rip-offs from another source or person who actually did the legwork and isn’t getting the credit.
I assumed the same today, when I started receiving links to a FOX News story “by” Catherine Herridge, about a plot by “Arabic” translators to poison U.S. soldiers’ food at Fort Jackson. [Memo to the Prince Al-Waleed Channel, they are MUSLIM soldiers, not just “Arabic translators.”] And I was right. My friend, Erick Stakelbeck of Christian Broadcast Network, is actually the one who broke the story and deserves the credit, which FOX News didn’t give him in this case. Plus, he actually has the details and the guts to use the descriptor “Muslim,” as in “Muslim soldiers.” PAWNN does not. From Erick:
CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.
The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.
A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the “Fort Jackson Five” may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.
Great reporting, Erick. Why is anyone surprised by this? The only thing I’m surprised about is that this hasn’t been tried earlier and more often. We know that the Palestinians were trying to carry out a similar tactic of poisoning Israeli food at hotels, under Yasser Arafat’s direction, just a few years before his death from AIDS, er . . . and “undisclosed illness.” And Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade tried to do the same to Israeli restaurant patrons in 2008. There is nothing about America that prevents Muslims from exporting their terrorist methods to our soil . . . and, on the contrary, everything about America encourages them to do so.
So long as we allow Muslims to be U.S. soldiers, to have access to our military bases, and/or to be translators for us, this will happen again and again. The Israelis have a better policy. They only use non-Muslims and Israelis to translate Arabic (whereas in America, we rule out loyal American Sephardic Jews and Christian Arabs, in favor of Muslims who lie and tip off their fellow co-religionists). And the Israelis don’t allow most Muslims and Arabs to serve in their military. Only Druze, some Bedouins, and a few select other Arabs can be in the IDF. The rest, well . . . so sad, too bad.
Better safe than . . . dead from poisoned food at Fort Jackson or shootings at Fort Hood, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
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