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August 14, 2006

AP Quotes Hard Core Radical Islamist As 'Expert' - Perpetuates Jihad Spin And Propaganda

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

This is the guy that William J. Kole of the Associated Press goes to as an "expert." The AP's "expert" wants you to accept radical Islamic propaganda as a legitimate argument (Hat tip Little Green Footballs).

To fully appreciate just how ridiculous this is, here's some context on Azzam Tamimi from a video shot on July 10, 2006 in London, raving and screaming in front of pictures of Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah and the Ayatollah Khomeini, calling Israel a "cancer that must be eradicated," and praising the virtues of jihad:




What Kole and the AP have done is to repeat one of the "most insidious and deceptive mainstream media practices quoting radical Islamists (or radical leftists) as "experts" without providing any context to evaluate their statements."

Here's a prime example in an Associated Press article by William J. Kole, "promoting the nonsensical, ahistorical view that US/British "foreign policy" is somehow to blame for the global jihad: Plot Shows Rise of Extremism in Europe" (via LGF):

As LGF points out, Azzam Tamimi, is one of the most hard-core Islamists currently operating in Britain. But you won't find this out from Kole's article:

Little is known of what may have motivated the 23 suspects in British police custody to allegedly plot to blow up U.S.-bound jetliners with liquid explosives. But many in their middle and working class neighborhoods said the communities have become alienated by U.S. and British policy in the Middle East.

"Governments in Europe insist this is a problem of ideology, but the real cause of this phenomenon is the political crisis that is sweeping the world with the war in Iraq and the situation in Palestine," said Azzam Tamimi, director of the London-based Institute of Islamic Political Thought.

Like the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the London bombings on July 7, 2005, "should have been lessons for everybody _ that government policies endanger the security of everyone," Tamimi said. "The root cause has never been addressed. Unless they open a debate, the threat will never go away."

However, the WaPo is famous for it's perpetuation of the Islamic jihad agenda and propaganda, and only a few days ago they did virtually the same thing on another story, when the Washington Post's Paul Farhi did a story on the Reuters Photoshop Scandal, and went to the radical Islamic front group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, for a quote about Little Green Footballs: "Blogger Takes Aim At News Media and Makes a Direct Hit."

It's a damned shame that the American media works so hard to aid America's enemies. More than that, it's just plain dumb, since that enemy would, if it wins, see to it that the MSM would loose its freedom, and could publish only what is agreed to by the radical Islamists.

Posted by Richard at August 14, 2006 12:33 PM



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