December 23, 2007, - 7:45 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Tonight, at 9:00 p.m., while NBC is showing primetime NFL football and FOX and ABC are showing movies, CBS is treating you to the words of Hezbollah spiritual leader, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, about whom I’ve written a great deal on this site.
Incredibly, Fadlallah is introduced not as the spiritual leader of Hezbollah, but as a “prominent Shi’ite Muslim leader,” in a “peaceful” pre-Christmas religious special, “In G-d’s Name.” That’s kinda like saying Adolf Hitler was a “prominent German leader,” and Osama Bin Laden as a “prominent Muslim leader.” Fadlallah’s background with Hezbollah is briefly mentioned as “controversial” in his bio on the CBS website. But CBS claims he’s condemned suicide bombings and 9/11. Riiight.
Fadlallah is the man who issued the fatwah to murder over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians in Beirut in 1983, sanctioned the torture murder of Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem, and also issued the fatwah to blow up the Jewish Community Center and Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the mid-’80s. And he, of course, was the religious force behind the Hezbollah-Israel war of last year. That’s not to mention the Khobar Towers murders of Americans and countless other joint Al-Qaeda/Hezbollah operations to murder Westerners. Fadlallah’s Al-Mabarrat “charity”–which he heads–funds “martyrs” and their orphans. You know what that means, which is why its Dearbornistan affiliate was raided by the FBI, earlier this year.
Should this guy really be on two hours of America’s major network broadcasting airwaves, the night before Christmas Eve? It’s really a thumb in the eye of our American troops and the families of those who were murdered by Fadlallah’s fatwa and his terrorist group. The guy is a terrorist leader, plain and simple, and he’s on the State Department Terrorist list.
Yet, he’s being touted as your average major religious leader on CBS tonight. One wonders if the network even mentions his background on the show, tonight, at all. If so, it will be the same apologism they have for him on the CBS website . . . or worse.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about CBS’ pan-Islamist tactics, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Dan Rather may be gone, but his former network is up to its old tricks of trying to pull the wool over its viewers eyes.
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