Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs:
Skip to minute 3:35 — one reference in a 1,518 page rant (and a couple of links to news stories at Atlas), and Cooper prostrates himself to the very ideology that would hang him in the public square for his “alternative” lifestyle. And notice they only focus on Spencer and me — but never have us on. So afraid are they that people might be swayed by the truth.
Contact CNN and ask themÂ why they do not pursue the tens of thousands of jihad attacks across the world.
The relentless pro-jihad propagandists cannot get off the crack. They can’t help themselves, no matter how devoid their perception is of reality.
Anders the barbarian began planning in this in 2000. He cited John Locke, Thomas Jefferson,Â Charles Darwin. Are they responsible?
We have consistently stood for human rights, the rule of law, the dignity of the human person, free speech, the free conscience, and equality of rights for all. There is no incitement to violence in our work. This isÂ my treatiseÂ on how to fight supremacism.
This is an attempt to destroy the resistance to jihad by claiming that that resistance leads to murder. Yet no one ever calls Islamic imams who really do incite to violence for their real calls to kill. (Qaradawi, who called for all Jews to be killed, Nasrallah of Hizballah, who said that it was good that the Jews were in Israel so they would be spared the trouble of hunting them down elsewhere, etc.)
CNN, why aren’t you rabid in your pursuit to uncover what inspired the Muslim bomb plotters in the NYC synagogue attack, who were quoted as saying,“I hate Jews,” “I want to kill them”?
ByÂ Kyle DrennenÂ | July 26, 2011
On Monday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that Norwegian mass murderer AndersÂ Breivik “seemed to be heavily influenced by some people in this country who write and blog about the perceived threat from Islam.” Â
In the report that followed, correspondent Michael Isikoff noted how writings of Robert Spencer, the associate director of Stop the Islamization of America, were cited several times in Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto and declared that “some analysts say words can be weapons themselves.” A sound bite was featured of Heidi Beirich of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center: “When you push the demonization of populations, you often end up with violence.”
Isikoff added: “And that may be exactly what has happened, says Beirich. The 2008 burning of a mosque in Tennessee is evidence of what Beirich says has been a spike in anti-Muslim attacks, including arsons and bombings in Florida, Michigan and Oregon.”
The report even went so far as to feature former Department of Homeland Security terrorism analyst Daryl Johnson, who warned: “This attack inÂ NorwayÂ should be a wake-up call for our country, for decision makers….we could have a similar type of attack here. And that’s my greatest fear, is that we would have a Timothy McVeigh-type carry out a mass shooting event.”
As footage appeared on screen of people protesting the Ground Zero Mosque, Isikoff concluded: “Homeland securityÂ officialsÂ told us tonight they are careful not toÂ monitorÂ political protests, but watch for domestic violent extremist activity regardless of ideology. And so far,Â they say, they see no evidence the problem is getting worse.”
ReadÂ the rest here.
Last January 24, Kerry Rubin of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360Â° contacted me. This was just a few days afterÂ Hamas-linked CAIR had tried to strong-arm the Defense DepartmentÂ into dropping me as aÂ consultant to the U.S. military. Rubin led off by saying that Cooper wanted to expand his perspective on jihad issues and wanted to start coming to me for information and as someone Cooper could interview on the air about relevant news items.
Given Cooper’s hard Left bias, and the Left’s warmly positive view toward the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, this struck me as about as likely as Barack Obama suddenly appointing Sarah Palin as his Secretary of State, but I had nothing to lose by listening to her, and Rubin’s real agenda almost immediately became clear. She began asking me about my talks to the military: who organized them, under what auspices did I speak to military groups, how often did I give these presentations, what did I say in them, etc. It was obvious that she and Cooper were carrying water for Hamas-linked CAIR, and wanting to do a hit piece on “Islamophobes” (i.e., truth tellers) consulting for the U.S. military.
I gave terse answers to Rubin’s questions, and fairly soon, perhaps sensing that I wasn’t falling for her dishonest gambit about Cooper wanting to use me as a consultant, she abruptly claimed she was getting a call that she had to take and promised to call me right back. I never heard from her again — but her entire approach to me illustrated the low and underhanded tactics that Leftist “journalists” are willing to employ in service of their masters’ agenda. Anyway, now it appears that she and Cooper decided, at least for their opening salvo against freedom fighters, to get Walid Shoebat in their crosshairs rather than me. Their attack job on him aired the other night. Here, Joel Richardson sets the record straight in defense of Walid:
“CNN’s Anderson Cooper is a fraud, Walid Shoebat is not,” by Joel Richardson, via JW.
Video gives evidence of CNN’s ‘gotcha’ reporting
Ex-terrorist to network: You’re a fake news organization Â (WND)
A recent report on CNN’s AC360 program accused terrorist-turned-ChristianÂ Walid ShoebatÂ of being a fake, and now a video response has been posted that essentially tells the network: You’re a fake news organization.
WND reported last week on CNN’s “gotcha” hatchet-job on the terrorism fighter,Â in which he was accused of telling a story that was not supported by CNN’s “facts.”
TheÂ Anderson Cooper programÂ had Andrew Griffin travel to Rapid City, S.D., where Shoebat was speaking to a conference, to confront him. He publicly accused a Shoebat associate of running a “scam.”
“I gotta ask you, because I do a lot of this type of reporting on charities, organizations that collect money. … Everything is not very transparent. Are you running a scam?” Griffin asked.
But the video reveals the holes appear to be not in Shoebat’s narrativeÂ of his life, but in CNN’s reporting:
A report from the Shoebat organization said he offered to provide CNN his real name, since for security purposes he uses a pseudonym, along with passport records and a “virtual treasure trove” of data to support his life story.
“Inexplicably, CNN chose not to accept that information. Instead, they proceeded with a pseudo-investigation witch hunt,” the organization reported.
“[Reporter] Drew Griffin … never released any interviews with any official agency; no interviews with any police official, government officials or any recorded calls or any memos or any e-mail correspondence that validate any investigation took place with anyone,” the organization said.
The video documents a number of issues with the CNN report:
- CNN video clip: “His message … trust no Muslim especially the ones who organize.””WRONG CNN,” says the video narrator. What Shoebat said was, “Know your enemy, all Islamist organizations are the enemy. … When someone uses the word Islamist this would point to Islamic fundamentalists.”
- CNN video clip: “A terrorist … who threw a firebomb on the bank’s roof.”But the ministry said Shoebat never made any such claim. What did happen was that Shoebat had a real time bomb assembled by terrorist Mahmoud al-Mughrabi whose account can be verified through the United Nations reports.
- CNN video clip: “CNN Jerusalem bureau went to great lengths to verify Shoebat’s story, finding the general location … but not finding anyone who could remember a bombing.””WRONG CNN. … The United Nations documented that between Dec. 24 and 27, there were two explosions in that area. … When CNN realized that they did not have the hatchet story they were so lusting after, what did they do? They stopped their correspondence.”
- CNN video clip: “There’s another part of his story that doesn’t check out … Shoebat said he was arrested and spent two weeks in prison … and the Israeli detention said they couldn’t find anything with the name Shoebat.””WRONG CNN,” explains the ministry. “Mr. Griffin … was searching the wrong name. Had CNN examined the records that were offered to them, it would have proved beyond doubt… When Mr. Shoebat was arrested he turned in his U.S. passport and not his birth certificate or ID card. His U.S. passport had a different last name.”
- CNN video clip discusses Shoebat’s brief imprisonment, challenging that it happened. “I mean you obviously can see why people are critical of your claim … it turns out that Walid on his own admission was never charged.””WRONG AGAIN CNN,” the video explains. “Shoebat was not in jail for his bombing operation but for planning civil unrest. … Yes Griffin talked about not finding court records regarding imprisonment for a terrorism case of a bombing operation in Bethlehem Manger Square.”
The confrontation came in Rapid City, S.D., where Shoebat had been invited by the state office of the Department of Homeland Security to speak about the dangers of Islamic groups in America. Shoebat spoke of the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America as examples, both unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Shoebat was born in Bethlehem and joined the Palestinian Liberation Organization and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel. He spent about two weeks in Jerusalem’s central prison for enticement of violence. He later moved to the U.S. and worked as a counselor for the Arab Student Organization in Chicago. Later he was active with the Muslim Brotherhood in 1980 and 1981 in Chicago.
His conversion to Christianity came in 1993. Driven by a deep passion to shed his former life, he set out to combat terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism worldwide, speaking at churches and synagogues, and before civic groups, government leaders and media.
Walid has written several books, including “For God or For Tyranny,” “God’s War on Terror,” “Why We Want to Kill You” and “Why I Left Jihad.”
WND contacted CNN twice by email, requesting comment, and got only an automated response: “Thank you for the e-mail you sent to Anderson Cooper 360Â°. This auto reply is your notification that we have received your e-mail. While we are unable to personally reply to every e-mail, your comments are important to us, and we do read each and every one. Comments become part of the viewer response report that is prepared and made available each day to our producers and senior management.”