February 4, 2008, - 3:00 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
One of the reasons I was disappointed in Newt Gingrich and the House Republican “revolutionaries” of 1994 was that they didn’t do most of the important things they set out to do–whether in the Contract with America or not. One of those things was abolishing PBS. They had it in their grasp, but they didn’t have the guts to seal the deal. Now, we must live with–and you must continue to tax-fund–the consequences.
I typically refer to PBS a/k/a Public Broadcasting Service by more appropriate nomenclature, such as “People’s Broadcasting System” or “Palestinian Broadcasting System.”
Now, though, I think the general “Pan-Islamist Bull-S**t” is vastly more appropos.
Tonight, in honor of Black History Month, PBS presents to you, “Prince Among Slaves,” the much-embellished/vastly unverified story of “Abdul Rahman,” a Black slave who was allegedly a Muslim and an African prince. The story of Abdul Rahman is questionable and is propaganda that CAIR–the Saudi/UAE-funded Council on American-Islamic Relations–and other Islamic groups have been bandying about for years.
And this “documentary” is no exception. It is co-executive produced by Michael Wolfe, who produced PBS’ previous CAIR-orchestrated “Mohammed” special. In addition, those consulted for this docu-fakery include: Hamza Yusuf Hanson and Zaid Shakir, Islamic scholars at the Zaytuna Institute. FYI, Hamza Yusuf called the Jews a “racist little tribe,” and warned on the Sunday before 9/11 that America had a great disaster from Allah coming. He’s tied to Al-Qaeda and his mosque brought Ayman Al-Zawahiri to the U.S. twice to raise money for the terrorist group. The Zaytuna Institute is equally extremist.
(And you are paying for this twice–not just through PBS, but through the National Endowment for the Humanities, which underwrote this entire baloney production. Although Republicans tried to cut NEH funding, the Bushes–Georgie and hijab-donning Laura–opposed that, raising more money for it.)
CAIR and company claim that “Abdul Rahman” was a Muslim and represents many of Black slaves in America–that most of them were Muslims who were oppressed by the evil Christian White man in America. It’s a lot of baloney. And we all know what this propaganda is really about.
Blacks are treated horribly by Islam. They are referred to as “Abed” or the plural, “Abeed”–slave or slaves. They are treated as trash. We all know and see how Blacks are treated throughout the Gulf–where they are slaves and in Saudi Arabia are routinely executed for nothing. We’ve all seen how Blacks are treated by Arab Muslims in Sudan–where, for decades, they’ve been gang-raped, tortured, and murdered en masse.
This “Black slaves were Muslim” crap is an attempt to cover that up, and make us overlook the way Blacks around the world are treated by Muslims and other Arabs. And it’s an attempt to hide from us the real story of slavery: That Arab Muslim traders captured, kidnapped, and sold many Blacks into slavery throughout the world. That Muslim countries are the places, today, where slavery of Blacks continues, while it is unacceptable throughout the rest of the world.
And if “Abdul Rahman” was actually a Muslim, he was unlikely to have been a prince of any kind. In fact, any Black Muslim slave in America at that time was likely only Muslim because he or his ancestors were forcibly converted by White Arab Muslims, then shipped and ultimately sold to slavemasters in the New World.
That’s the real story about Islam and Black slaves in America in the 1700s and 1800s. But you won’t hear it on PBS, where Pan-Islamist BS is the order of the day, of the week, of the month, of the year, of the last four decades. This so-called “documentary” is largely re-enactments that are highly speculative in nature. Sorry, but that’s not documentary. That’s fiction.
Supervisory producer and re-enactment director Bill Duke says:
Too many people continue to be enslaved by poverty, drugs and bad decisions. But like Abdul Rahman, they can come out of it and regain their dignity and respect.
Get it? The evil American White man caused today’s poverty, drugs, and poor plight of Black America. But if you’re a Muslim, then you can survive, “regain [your] dignity and respect.” Uh-huh. Go tell it to the Blacks of Sudan and elsewhere in Africa and the Mid-East.
FYI, to impress their baloney point upon the two 69-year-old cat-lady spinsters who still watch this boring waste of broadcast airwaves, the “Prince Among Slaves” special is narrated by Mos Def, a Black rapper who is a Muslim.
Good luck understanding it, since Mos Def speaks Mumblish and you can barely understand a thing he says.
Also, FYI, it figures that this “history” fake-umentary was written and directed by Andrea Kalin. Judging from her surname, she is likely one of my fellow co-religionists. It figures. Sadly, liberal Jews–who’ve dumped their religion and replaced it with self-hatred and worship at the alter of Hillary, Barack, and Ben & Jerry–are among the biggest enablers of the so-called “Religion of Peace.”
And so it continues, tonight on Pan-Islamist BS, your tax-funded, little-watched Jazeera sister-network.
Remember, the only place Islam has in Black History is as a subjugator and oppressor of Blacks worldwide. If ever there was “the man” who kept them down, Islam was–and continues to be–it.
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