March 7, 2011, - 12:06 pm
By Debbie Schlussel – Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Why are Michigan taxpayers paying money to an unindicted co-conspirator in the Al-Qaeda 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center? And why did they pay money to a well-compensated Detroit television news anchor, who has reported on and anchored news shows regarding the Michigan Film Tax Credit and Islam, topics for which he has admitted to taking money?
DebbieSchlussel.com can exclusively report that Michigan taxpayers subsidized the salaries of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in Al-Qaeda’s 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and Devin Scillian, primary news anchor of Detroit’s NBC affiliate, WDIV Local 4. Both of them had acting roles in “Mooz-lum,” a Muslim propaganda movie which received a 42% subsidy from the State of Michigan. “Mooz-lum” received about $617,400 from the State of Michigan. It is currently being shown exclusively in AMC movie theaters which paid a premium to show this amateurish movie (which looks like it was shot on my parents’ 1970’s home movie camera).
Yesterday, Scillian–the NBC affiliate anchor–confirmed in an e-mail response that he was paid for a day’s work in the movie, and we have already confirmed that Wahhaj was paid, ironically, for his acting role as a “peaceful” imam preaching the “tolerance” of Islam. That’s despite the fact that Wahhaj, in addition to being a co-conspirator in a Muslim terrorist attack on America, is openly anti-Semitic, anti-American, and a supporter and promoter of HAMAS, Hezbollah, and other Islamic terrorist groups, none of which was reflected in his role as a “peaceful” imam in “Mooz-lum.” Wahhaj is a frequent fundraising speaker for the CAIR Action Network, which the Justice Department says is an unindicted co-conspirator in HAMAS terrorism.
Detroit news anchor Scillian has repeatedly promoted Islam and the Michigan Film Tax Credit on the “Flashpoint” show he hosts and moderates and in his newscasts, without disclosing that he received payment from Muslims and the Michigan Film Tax Credit and is, therefore, de facto biased toward both. It’s a blatant violation of basic journalistic ethics. And it’s extremely troubling that a news anchor would appear in a movie with a co-conspirator in terrorist attacks against Americans. Wahhaj has defended the ’93 WTC bombers and said the “real terrorists” are the FBI and CIA. (Of course, none of this was shown in the movie, either.) If Scillian didn’t know about this, then he didn’t do his homework and maybe shouldn’t be in the news business. He certainly should have read the script of the movie and should have been troubled by the message and content of the movie. But, apparently, he wasn’t. Lights, camera, action . . . .
Mooz-lum Trailer (The Movie Michigan Taxpayers Paid 42% of) . . .
As you may have heard, Michigan has a Film Production Tax Credit, which gives filmmakers, music video producers, video game creators, and television producers 42% back on every tax dollar. The credit–the most generous in the nation–has brought a lot of film productions to Michigan, most of them straight-to-video and small-budget amateurish projects and a good deal of them just flat-out sleazy, like “Hung,” the HBO show. The liberals who run the Michigan Film Office play favorites and decide which films and other projects receive the credit. And “Mooz-lum” was one of the favored, chosen few, in violation of the Michigan Constitution, which has an even stronger prohibition against the promotion of religion than the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause.
The movie’s message is that Muslims–not the 3,000 Americans murdered in cold blood–were the real victims of 9/11. As its “evidence,” the movie shows a mob of White University of Michigan students chasing Muslim University of Michigan Students and beating them with sticks and broken glass bottles, something that never happened. But Scillian, a real-life news anchor, appeared in newscasts throughout the movie, which alleged that Americans beat and attacked Muslims all over the country. That never happened either. The one major incident in response was a fatal attack on a Sikh–not Muslim–gas station owner.
Reality check: after 9/11, Danny Aghion, a Jewish Egyptian University of Michigan student who wears a yarmulke, was chased around campus by Muslims, who threw glass bottles at him. The Muslims, one of whom has the surname Issa, were prosecuted, but never performed their light sentence of community service. (Aghion wanted to purse a civil suit against Issa and the other perpetrator, but University of Michigan Hillel Foundation director Michael Brooks, a far-left Islam-promoter who hates religious Jews and political conservatism, repeatedly urged Aghion not to pursue the case, because Brooks insisted that “Michigan is not an anti-Semitic campus.”)
After 9/11, violent attacks against Jewish students at the University of Michigan–most of those attacks committed by Muslims–increased geometrically. Also, post-9/11 the Muslims on Michigan’s campus, hosted an openly anti-Semitic conference at which convicted Islamic terrorist, Sami Al-Arian was the keynote speaker. Al-Arian planned and funded a bus-bombing that killed American college student Alisa Flatow. The conference was sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, and Muslim students repeatedly chanted, “Annihilate the Jews!” in Arabic.
In contrast to this, “Mooz-lum” promotes the Muslim Student Association as a peaceful, tolerant organization on the Michigan campus. It is anything but, and openly promotes and supports HAMAS, Hezbollah, and a number of other terrorist organizations. It is well-known, and was reported several years ago in the Chicago Tribune, that the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic terrorist group from which Al-Qaeda, HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, and a number of other Islamic terrorist groups have been born.
“Mooz-lum” also shows a University of Michigan Dean–played by neo-Marxist Danny Glover–as racist against Muslims and portrays him sending out a campus-wide anti-Muslim e-mail. That’s also complete fiction. In fact, before, on, and after 9/11, University of Michigan faculty and administrators have unanimously pandered to and bent over backward to Muslim students, even to a Muslim student, Salim Al-Churbaji, whose father, Mohammed Al-Churbaji, was a top Al-Qaeda official and who is currently fighting deportation. Salim Al-Churbaji was also active in the “peaceful” Muslim Student Association, falsely portrayed as benign in “Mooz-lum.” (In addition to Glover, the movie also stars Nia Long and Diana Ross’ son, Evan Ross a/k/a Evan Ross Naess.)
The next time you watch a local newscast, ask yourself whether the guy pretending to be an impartial news anchor and moderator is taking money from Islamic propaganda projects. And the next time your state wants to subsidize “films” and “productions,” ask yourself whether or not you want your tax money to go to promote Islamic extremists and their propaganda.
9/11 truly was a victory for Muslims and their grand jihadist plan. And it goes well beyond the mass murder of 3,000 Americans. After that, it took just a few thousand dollars to buy off a news anchor in a major market and make sure an unindicted terrorist gets paid.
All courtesy of your tax dollars. It would be hilarious, if it weren’t so tragically stupid.
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