Thursday, August 23, 2007

Christiane Amanpour: An Accomplice to Lies

From Magic City Morning Star
Michael DevolinChristiane Amanpour: An Accomplice to LiesBy Michael DevolinAug 23, 2007 - 6:28:08 AM
As a rebuttal to those who questioned her professionalism after witnessing her emotional outbursts during her coverage of the siege of Sarajevo, Christiane Amanpour replied, "There are some situations one cannot be neutral about, because when you are neutral you are an accomplice." Apparently Christiane Amanpour feels less emotional and more neutral about Jews and their religious connection to Israel than she does for the Muslims of Sarajevo.In her latest documentary, God's Warriors, Amanpour vilifies Jews simply by equating religious Jews with religious Muslims. Of course, not everyone will see it this way. Not everyone these days is willing (or brave enough) to critique Islam and its adherents, both for the violence and anti-Jewish hatred this religion and its attendant culture advocates, and the advocates of this religion and its culture, for how they are all too willing to accommodate such violence and anti-Jewish hatred. Obviously, the journalist Amanpour is not brave enough. An Oriana Fallaci she is not.Anyone who has studied the history of Islam will know that Jews and Judaism do not deserve to be in any way compared as imitations of Muslims and their Islam. Anyone as knowledgeable as Christiane Amanpour should be, who makes such a comparison in her documentary God's Warriors, can do so only wilfully, with laboured effort and with malefic intent. A religious Jewish friend, a directing member of the right-wing B'nai Elim intoned to me after watching the film, "I fear that she has awakened more sleeping anti-Semites and empowered the rest of the Jew-haters in the world. The attacks on Jews and Jewish establishments will no doubt increase as a result."I'm sure CNN is so very proud of Amanpour's anti-Israel, anti-Judaism diatribe. Of course, her "moral equivalency" is standard for CNN and their self-aggrandizing, cowardly journalists. Heaven forbid they should point out that Jews do not blow themselves up in German and Austrian restaurants for the sins of the Holocaust and the Crusades. Heaven forbid they should reveal, as did Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her book Infidel, that "Violent jihad is a historical constant in Islam." Heaven forbid they should expose the fact that Muslim zealots in the 21st century behead journalists and aid-workers simply because those journalists and aid-workers are Christians and Jews and therefore do not measure up to the Prophet Mohammed and the glory of the Koran. CNN and their effete journalists like Christiane Amanpour (all her war correspondence notwithstanding) are incapable of making such veridical contradistinctions simply because they have long ago made the obsequious choice to feed the masses with palatable slander, even though the masses, as history has so often exposed, often howl for anti-Jewish slander.In Sarajevo, at the height of her fame, Amanpour boasted to the world, "Objectivity doesn't mean treating all sides equally." Apparently this axiom does not apply when one of those sides are the Jews and the State of Israel. The warped logic of her documentary purports that Jewish terrorists are numerous, as active, and as determined to destroy the "goyim" (non-Jew) as are the Muslim terrorists to destroy not only Israel and her Jews, but also the entire Western world. This is one time when I'm sure the Jewish people would insist on being regarded as not equal to Muslims and their sequent, religiously inspired terrorism, not because such equivalence is so unattractive and out of character for Jews, but simply because it's an outrageous lie. Christiane Amanpour, as a result of her evident disdain for objectivity, is now become an accomplice to that lie.Written by Michael Devolin © Copyright 2002-2007 by Magic City Morning Star

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Jihad TV

From Magic City Morning Star
Michael DevolinJihad TV By Michael DevolinAug 13, 2007 - 10:18:50 AM
It seems Vision TV is determined to denigrate Jews and Israel, no matter the public outcry against such programming. Yet again they have given air time to another anti-Jewish bigot from Dil Dil Pakistan's dark repertory of angry Muslim clerics. I am not surprised.
Anita Bromberg of B'nai Brith Canada said of Vision TV that, "Here's a broadcaster who is committed to furthering the values of multiculturalism. To have this many strikes against them in a short period of time is a testament to the difficulties of living in the world today where there are those who will use the cover of religion and multiculturalism to preach hate." Only B'nai Brith, an organization so compromised by political correctness that it is become nothing more than an uncogent noise, would purport the imprudent myth of multiculturalism as having any worth to a Western world now being perniciously altered by Islam's invariant hatred of anything and everything born of our Judeo-Christian culture. The laboured association of Islam with the naive Western ideal of multiculturalism reminds me of the proverb about not being able to eat soup with a knife. Or as Oriana Fallaci put it so well, "Freedom and democracy are not two pieces of chocolate to give as a gift to those who don't know them and don't want to know them."
Vision TV is not worried. How else to explain their bold and shameless disregard for Jewish sensibilities? Vision TV knows very well they do business within a democracy whose politicians defend and protect from extradition and prosecution those Muslims who have trained at Al Quaida camps in Afghanistan and who despise Western values and culture as they would leprosy; whose politicians advocate for a hasty release from prison those Muslims who aspired to shedding "infidel" Canadian blood and were interned initially for reasons of national security. Vision TV realizes they do business within a democracy where national security is defined in terms of political correctness: Oh, what a sin Canada committed by sending poor, poor Maher Arar, the "moderate" Muslim, to Syria! Poor, poor Mr. Arar, who has never explained to the Canadian public his personal friendship with Abdullah Almalki, a known terrorist who in the 1990's worked directly for Osama bin Laden's fundraiser, Ahmed Said Khadr. Poor, poor Mr. Arar, so traumatized during his stay in Syria that, after he returned to Canada, he accepted 10 million dollars from the Canadian government.
Vision TV is not worried about its very public associations with those Muslims who relay to them angry programs from the producers of Dil Dil Pakistan. Any infotainments or documentaries that are anti-Jewish are in vogue these days as much as they were in vogue before and during the Nazi years. If it's anti-Israel or anti-American, the CBC and Vision TV will air it, no questions asked. Canada's media (with the exception of Western Standard magazine) are so afraid of big Mr. Islam that they refused to publish the Mohammed cartoons. Yet they feel no compunction about airing Islamic documentaries denying the Holocaust and vilifying the Jewish people. I notice as well their shameless reluctance about connecting the religion of Islam with terrorism. Whatever would give us the idea that Islam is connected to terrorism? The best CBC and Vision TV can give us is the predictable Muslim narrative, that the Jews are responsible for all the evils in the world, even Islam's terrorists. Heaven forbid we should hear that Islam is responsible for so much bloodshed and war-even genocide, as in Darfur-around the world. Oh yeah, it's not Islam, it's fringe groups (who just happen to be scrupulously observant Muslims).
The fact that Vision TV allowed air time to two of Islam's many, many anti-Jewish clerics is nothing short of a victory for Islam's many, many terrorists. As Ajai Sahni has written, "A victory for terrorism anywhere in the world is a victory for terrorism everywhere in the world." Mr. Russell of the National Post refused to publish a letter in which I articulated a connection of friendship between the CEO of Vision TV and the Islamists who really, really dig Dil Dil Pakistan's furious clerics. Said it was too personal. I guess it's permitted for Muslims to make offensive statements about Jews, like they deserved the Holocaust, or as Sheema Khan wrote in the Globe and Mail recently, "The recurring theme in bin Laden's argument is reciprocity." The West deserves what it gets from Islam's terrorists. I guess that means Canadians deserve anti-Jewish programs being aired on Vision TV. According to Sheema Khan and bin Laden, we've failed to notice that it's Westerners killing Muslims around the world, not Muslims killing non-Muslims (and Muslims). It's Westerners who value Muslim blood as cheap and not the other way around. The way Sheema Khan tells it, Canadians rightly deserve to be killed by Islam's terrorists for refusing to give in to Bin Laden's demands.
Oriana Fallaci wrote that, "Islamism is the new Nazi-Fascism. With Nazi-Fascism, no compromise is possible. No hypocritical tolerance. And those who do not understand this simple reality are feeding the suicide of the West." Bill Roberts and Vision TV are eager contributors to this suicide. Bill Roberts and Vision TV are nothing but puppets of big and scary Mr. Islam and the bullies who are exploiting Canada's accommodative, Judeo-Christian culture.
Vision TV is now become Jihad TV. Their blatant impenitence is a perfect example of why multiculturalism will never work: because it cannot but descend into a tribal feud between those who are many and those who are few. It's simple demographics. Democracy in the hands of a majority Muslim population becomes transmogrified into a vehicle of group identity. This self-evident, pending reality gives a whole new meaning to Abraham Lincoln's statement, "The ballot is stronger than the bullet." Sadly for the West, Islam employs both methods.© Copyright 2002-2007 by Magic City Morning Star