March 8, 2006
(Not) Forgetting TerrorTopics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
(...) Of the many New York Times readers who made their way through this week's three-part series, "An Imam in America," one was paying especially close attention.Read the rest....
(...) The series, which ran at the top of Page One on Sunday and Tuesday, focused on the political tightrope walked by Sheik Reda Shata, imam of Brooklyn's Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, as he tries to reconcile the often conflicting values of America and Islam.
(...) Devorah Halberstam knows full well about the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge. On March 1, 1994, a Lebanese-born man who had just listened to a hate-filled anti-Jewish sermon at that mosque filled his car with deadly weapons and attacked a van filled with Hasidic Jewish children on the Brooklyn Bridge.
(...) One youth was killed - her 16-year-old son, Ari. Tuesday was the 12th anniversary of his death.
(...) Halberstam pored through the Times series, expecting to see at least some mention of her son's case in the second installment, which dealt with the issue of terrorism. But Ari's name never appeared in the 11,000-plus-word series.
(...) Certainly, there is no denying the mosque's critical connection to the case.
(...) Dr. Douglas Anderson - the psychiatrist of killer Rashid Baz - testified at trial that Baz had attended a prayer service at the Islamic Society mosque following the massacre of 29 Palestinians by a Jewish doctor, Baruch Goldstein, in the West Bank city of Hebron.
You can also read the NYT apologetics piece for Islam, here and here. The NYT loves to help Islam gain converts in the U.S., but has a real problem even mentioning the words "Islamic" and "terrorism" on the same page. The New York Times is fastly becoming the "Dhimmi Times".
Can you imagine in the most remote regions of your mind, the NYT devoting a series promoting Christianity or Judism? Or even detailing the important daily events in the life of a priest or a a rabbi? Don't bother, it won't happen. But for islam, the Dhimmi Times wets all over itself to make an imam and Islam look like mom, apple pie, and the American flag.
And the Dhimmi Times and the rest of the mainstream media across the country wonders why they are loosing ground to blogs and other alternative news sources?
Posted by Richard at March 8, 2006 9:52 AM
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