Tuesday, December 29, 2015

More from @NPR #Islamophilia

Here is a follow-up to the post Non-answer from NPR Ombudsman #Islamophilia:

'via Blog this'
Thank you for contacting NPR.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your perspective regarding guest Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Guest commentators are not NPR employees, and the views they express are their own.
As a news organization, we strive to examine the varying points of view that reflect and inform the national conversation about important issues. That is also why we encourage you to consider our coverage comprehensively. We, of course, do not expect listeners to agree with every perspective voiced by a guest. However, we do hope that you find the conversation is of value.
Thank you again for your feedback.
NPR Audience & Community Relations
Even worse than NPR is PRI's The World, which is broadcast weekdays at 8 pm on WAMU 88.5.  It was so Islamophilic that I quit listening to it.  I re-captured an hour of my life each weekday!

Don Beyer sponsors H.Res.569 on Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States

Don Beyer (D-VA-8) sponsors H.Res.569 on Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the U...
It should be no surprise that Gerry Connolly is a signatory.

As Robert Spencer noted on FrontPage.com, "Lumping together violence with “hateful rhetoric” is a call to destroy the freedom of speech."  He goes on to say that "bigotry" and "hateful rhetoric" are "identified on the basis of subjective judgments." Further,
This Resolution is using the specter of violence against Muslims to try to quash legitimate research into the motives and goals of those who have vowed to destroy us, which will have the effect of allowing the jihad to advance unimpeded and unopposed.
Don Beyer, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-4) were recently guests at Dar al Hijrah Mosque aka the 9/11 mosque.  So much for the "great experiment on Route 7" (aka the Wahhabi Corridor)!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Non-answer from NPR Ombudsman #Islamophilia

Here is a letter of complaint that I sent to the PBS Ombudsman:
This message concerns the segment Questions Surround Actions Of Calif. Mass Shooting Suspects http://www.npr.org/2015/12/03/458276442/investagors-want-to-know-more-about-2-suspects-backgrounds that broadcast this morning [December 3, 2015], in which Steve Inskeep talked to Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles.
Please stop using CAIR as a reliable source. At least 5 CAIR officials have been jailed for supporting terror. CAIR was identified as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror-financing trial. The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.
It astounds me that media accepts CAIR's description of itself as a civil rights group when the truth about CAIR can easily be found on the Internet. Is it laziness, or is it time pressures that prevent journalists from further investigation?
Here's the non-answer that the NPR Ombudsman gave:
Dear ------,
Thank you for contacting my office. CAIR has been investigated in the past and the Dept. of Justice decided against prosecuting the group or its leaders.
Elizabeth Jensen

Monday, December 14, 2015

December 11, 2015 broadcast of PBS NewsHour

Lately, I've been on a letter-writing spree to MSM outlets concerning their reliance on organizations like CAIR, although I often think that it's an exercise in futility.  Below is a letter that I sent to PBS NewsHour concerning its segment American Muslims feel singled out amid a climate of fear that was broadcast last Friday, December 11.  For Northern Virginiastan readers, it's old news, thanks to Always on Watch's reporting.

I am writing in regards to your segment on backlash against Muslims.  This is the second "Muslims fear backlash" story that I've heard today (the first was on NPR's Morning Edition).  I am sick of the "Muslims fear backlash" stories.  They deflect attention from the true victims of Islamic terror attacks and make Muslims the victims. I note that P.J. Trobia visited Dar Al Hijrah mosque near Washington, DC.  Did you ever look into this mosque?  It has multiple links to terrorism:

* Two of the 9/11 hijackers worshiped at Dar Al Hijrah
* Imam Sheik Shaker Elsayed of Dar al-Hijrah was captured on video advocating armed jihad

* Ahmed Abu Ali, who taught children at the mosque, was sentenced to life for plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush.

* The late Anwar al-Awlaki was an imam at Dar Al Hijrah Mosque.  He counseled both Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who carried out the Ft. Hood massacre, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear Bomber."  You might recall that al-Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in Yemen.

Anwar al-Awlaki counsels Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear Bomber."
It always astounds me that mainstream media gives credence to organizations like Dar Al Hijrah.  Is it laziness, naivete, or pressure to push out stories?