Friday, April 01, 2011

Media: "Rights" group claims Al-Jazeera a mouthpiece for Muslim Brotherhood and a homeland security threat

Source: Stop Islamization of America

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Human rights activists and advocates for journalistic accuracy are holding a conference this week in Washington to protest the expansion of Al-Jazeera in the United States. "Al-Jazeera, Global Jihad, and the Suicide of the West" will convene at noon on Friday, April 1 at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. Northwest.

Topics will include:

  • The activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. and its influence on the Obama Administration.
  • How Al-Jazeera television functions as a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood and a homeland security threat to the United States.
  • How American tax dollars are being funneled to Al-Jazeera.
  • The involvement of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in the Al-Jazeera- supported "International Solidarity Movement" in the Middle East.
The event will feature Pamela Geller, Executive Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America. AFDI/SIOA is one of America's foremost organizations defending human rights, religious liberty, and the freedom of speech against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to bring elements of Sharia to the United States.

Geller is the author of the acclaimed book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America with Robert Spencer (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), published by Simon & Schuster. She is the 2010 recipient of the Annie Taylor Award for Courage, presented by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Geller has broken numerous important stories -- notably the questionable and illegal foreign sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign, the anti-Semitic posts on Obama's website, Obama's political organizing in public school classrooms, ACORN's destruction of Republican voter registrations, and many more. A frequent guest on radio and television, she was the subject of a profile on 60 Minutes and has been profiled in a cover story in the Sunday New York Times Metro section.

At the conclusion of the event, Geller will sign copies of The Post-American Presidency for conference attendees.

Cliff Kincaid, the President of America's Survival, Inc., organized the event. A veteran journalist and media critic, Kincaid is the director of the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Center for Investigative Reporting. He has written or co-authored nine books on foreign policy, the media and cultural affairs, including Global Bondage (1995) and Global Taxes for World Government (1997). Kincaid has been at the forefront of the opposition to the acceptance of Al-Jazeera and other foreign propaganda channels in U.S. media markets.

Other speakers include news analyst Charles K. Ortel, television producer Jerry Kenney, and investigative journalist Lee Kaplan.

Ortel serves as Managing Partner of Newport Value Partners, L.L.C. Newport, established in 2007, which provides value-added research to executives and to investment firms. Ortel has been warning that many initiatives launched by the Obama Administration seem to constitute a "War on Capitalism."

Jerry Kenney is an independent television producer who uncovered the illegal relationship of MHz Networks, a division of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, with 30 public TV stations around the country, whereby they air Al-Jazeera and Russian Today television. Kenney subsequently hired a lawyer to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission, arguing that the contracts between the public TV stations and Commonwealth violate federal rules.

Lee Kaplan is an investigative journalist who has been published internationally. He has been a contributor to Front Page Magazine, a regular columnist for the Israel National News and Canada Free Press, and is a senior intelligence analyst and communications director for the Northeast Intelligence Network. He is currently working on a book about America's colleges in the War on Terror and the International Solidarity Movement.

Geller explained: "The issue of the expansion of Al-Jazeera into the United States can only be likened to an expansion of Goebbels' media network into the U.S. at the height of World War II. No organization has done as much damage to spread hate, lies and incitement to violence as Al-Jazeera. Al-Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world."

She added that "jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al-Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al-Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous al-Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been set up at the point of attack right before the bomb went off, so that they could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies. How did they know?"

"It's clear to any objective observer," Geller concluded, "that Al-Jazeera is sympathetic to the global jihad, and a strong case can be made that it is complicit in those jihadist activities."