October 1, 2010, - 6:58 am
After 9/11, President Bush and the media–both mainstream and “conservative”–constantly told us baloney about Islam and Muslims, including such falsities as Islam means “peace,” that the hijackers “hijacked the religion” (rather than the other way around–the truth). And many mindless Bush amen crowd types, along with liberals, bought into this positive view of Islam. Frauds like National Review’s unduly-revered Victor Davis Hanson–who claims to be a great historian and now pretends he knows about Islam–who was on C-SPAN giving a lecture, and told audience members the same fertilizer: that these were just a few hijackers hijacking a religion, that Muslims are actually peaceful around the world, and that historically Muslims, including Mohammed, treated Jews and Christians well. HUH? Remember, this pretentious ignoramus (who has now found “religion”) is a “historian” by profession. A “historian” who was completely ignorant of even the most basic history.
But, now, Bush is gone. And liberal Democrat Obama, the son of a Muslim who is also Muslim under Islamic law and constantly praises Islam (almost as much as Bush did), is in office. So, now, mindless conservatives who sided with Bush and liberals on the “Islam is peace” BS and the “hijackers hijacked their religion” excrement, have decided to finally come to their senses on Islam (for now). In fact, they are now finally so knowledgeable about the real Islam that Obama is getting the brunt of their anger and blame for Islamo-pandering policies and statements begun by Bush. (Conservatives complain that Imam Feisal Rauf is traveling on the U.S. taxpayer dime to the Mid-East, but this was a Bush move that Obama is merely continuing. Hey, where were you whining people when Bush did it for nearly EIGHT YEARS?)
And since many Americans are finally waking up on Islam (probably temporarily because it’s mostly a weapon of anger against Obama, and they aren’t angry–for instance–that the most pan-Muslim Member of Congress, terrorism supporter and Republican Darrell Issa, will be put in a big position of power, if and when the GOP takes over the House), ABC News is upset. And, therefore, tonight, the prime time spot usually occupied by a regular edition of ABC News “20/20” program, will instead feature “Islam: Questions and Answers“–a propaganda hour on Islam, feeding you lies about “moderate Muslims” (none of whom will specifically denounce Hezbollah and HAMAS) and trying to disabuse you of your knowledge of Islam’s atrocious treatment of women, polygamy, violence and total disregard for human life, intolerance for anything but Islam, and open support for Islamic terrorism by virtually every mosque, imam, and Muslim school in America.
You’ve probably seen the ads for this “deprogramming” hour hosted by Diane Sawyer (who is always called in to host attacks on the truth, like when she hosted a similar special to attack the Second Amendment and gunowners’ rights). They’ve been heavily promoting this show for a week. And here’s a sampling of what ABC informs us will be on tonight’s show beginning at 10:00 p.m. Eastern:
in the United States, where less than 1 percent of the population practices Islam, many misconceptions persist. There’s also a deeply-rooted suspicion of the religion.
Since the debate over a proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero and Pastor Terry Jones’ controversial plan to hold an “International Burn a Koran Day” on the anniversary of 9/11, the conversation on Islam in America has become heated. Many are worried that anti-Muslim feelings have reached a new high.
A quarter of Americans admit to feelings of prejudice against Muslims, according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, and 49 percent view the religion unfavorably.
Above all, most Americans fear what radical Muslims and terrorists could be capable of.
Diane Sawyer asks moderate Muslims why so few in their communities speak out to address the misconceptions and counter the voices of radical leaders.
I guarantee you that not a single Muslim on that show will actually be a “moderate Muslim.” That term, as I’ve noted on this site repeatedly, is largely an oxymoron. An infinitesmal fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of Muslims in the world are “moderate,” and most of those are completely secular (though even most secular Muslims are extremists like their religious counterparts).
CAIR couldn’t have paid for better advertising. It’s a whole hour telling us that what we know as the truth, somehow isn’t. Uh, sorry, Diane Sawyer, but I know all about Islam and have known and written about it for decades, well before 9/11. I don’t have any questions.
And I don’t want ABC’s well-fertilized “answers.” Neither do most Americans. Many of them finally know better about Islam. And that’s what ABC and Diane Sawyer are afraid of.
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