Jun 15, 2017

The Phenomenon Of The Muslim Narrative In America (OR Debunking Fox News Lies About Muslims Part 1)

1. Corporate Media's Iraq War Coverup: Incontrovertible Proof Of Network News & The Beltway Media Covering Facts About The Iraq War For Their GOP Masters
2. A List of Right Wing Christian (White Male) Killings/Mass-Murders & A Comprehensive List Of Mass Murders In The United States
3. "Islamic Terrorism" Is An Arab Problem And Not A "Muslim" Problem - Fareed Zakaria 
4. Rachel Maddow Slams Bill O Reilly AND Fox News For Lying For Ratings
5. Case Study: How Fox News Scapegoats Muslims To Hide Their Sins With Jon Stewart 
7. News In America Is Dead: Fox News IS Fake News... It Has Had It's Own "Pizzagate" MANY Many Times! Yet No One Calls Em Out!

This post covers the Muslim narrative in the media, its problems and a complete debunking of foundational Fox News talking points on this matter (allowed to go on by the media).

On CNN, Reza Aslan Explains How The Media Is Failing In Its Reporting On Islam Aslan: "This Is The Problem ... We Are Using Two Or Three Examples To Justify A Generalization, That's Actually The Definition Of Bigotry"

It' actually worse than that. There is actual media bias against people of teh Muslim faith that makes no sense (unless on some level ALL the media STILL blame ALL Muslims for 9/11, which is possible)...

Right-wing extremist attacks on the rise Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, about how jihadist violence dominates the media in a way that home-grown, right-wing terror does not.

Related articles of the rising right wing terror groups being ignored in the media putting societies health at risk:

10 worst examples of Christian or far-right terrorism - Conservatives claim that all terrorists are Muslim, but most violent attacks in the US are carried out by white men

Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil

US: Militia members plotted to kill federal officials, prosecutors say

Germany: Angst over a ten-year killing spree by a neo-Nazi group

This sort of media bias ALSO occurs in politics around the last GOP Royal Family (which is probably what Trump was expecting and why he is so offended by the media)...

The Present: Iraq war lies ignored in Republican campaign coverage - Rachel Maddow sets the record straight on the deliberate lies told to support the decision to go to war in Iraq, and talks with Dan Rather of AXS TV about how political coverage of "the Iraq question" is allowing Republican candidates to re-write history.

I have argued in "Corporate Media's Iraq War Coverup: Incontrovertible Proof Of Network News & The Beltway Media Covering Facts About The Iraq War For Their GOP Masters", that;

NBC has people who have served with Republicans on their boards (indicating business and politics ties that can't possibly be conducive to a truthful or even completely accurate media). We have the same situation with CNN. Clearly, Republicans with influence from the years of the Bush Administration have influence in network news and thus the beltway media. Of course, Fox networks are owned by the Australian Rupert Murdoch who is Republican. So we can throw away any belief about the media being impartial, honest or even real journalists, especially when it comes to major issues that all networks can suddenly agree on, such as with this example of the Iraq War. The following videos are pulled from various old posts to show how clearly the Networks have covered up the Iraq War and SHOULD lead to the question being asked (if we had any real journalists) or what else the media networks are covering up.

This would explain the sort of complicity by media in a bias that is so obvious that it should be investigated as a criminal act, i.e. media does NOTHING to try and stop demonization by a powerful and influential media organizations such as Fox News (with financial & CEO ties to their own corporations).

In other words, not taking regular and constant proactive steps to stop Fox News lies and betrayals IS complicity in their acts given the large viewer base in America they talk to, i.e. the media is killing people and allowing them to fall to hate JUST LIKE THE WESTERN WORLD DID TO THE JEWS BEFORE WW2 MADE THE JEWS "ALLIES".

Of course, nowadays Jews are accepted as people and Muslims are the hated minority (with Fox News help ignored by the media).

A short analysis of rhetoric by the Nazi group of our own (i.e. the Republican party who have taken on the platform of the KKK as part of their everyday politics and even actively cater them unless caught... until recently where its apparently become cool again to help white supremacists as Tucker Carlson as shown);

What Right Wing Media (Such As Fox News & Infowars - apparently, in league with each other from the looks of it) tries to do is take the worst people who profess faith in their target religion and try and smear all believers of that religion with the image of the worst (it's like trying to frame ALL Christians as Nazis just because the Nazis were Christians and had western support till WW2 made it impossible to support them)

Right-Wing Media Try To Make Boko Haram The New Face Of Islam

A "horrendous crime" that "violates every major objective of Islam."
That's how Daisy Khan, founder of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality described the recent kidnappings of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram. Despite similar denunciations of Boko Haram's actions by Muslim religious leaders, activists, organizations, and intellectuals across the world, right-wing media are set on using the kidnappings as a justification for their Islamophobic narratives and their attempt to make Boko Haram the face of Islam.
Boko Haram is a marginalized terrorist organization operating out of Nigeria whose murky ideological goals include eliminating secular education. In recent history their attacks have concentrated on schools, killing Christian and Muslims alike who speak out against them. Before the kidnappings, Boko Haram attacked two mosques in August 2013, murdering more than 65 Muslims.
On May 12, Fox News turned to Aayan Hirsi Ali, the anti-Islam activist often cited to support right-wing media's Islamophobic constructs. Hirsi Ali appeared on The Kelly File with host Megyn Kelly, where she insisted that Islam not be separated from the "outcome, the kidnappings, the violence" of Boko Haram and argued that Muslims need to acknowledge "that there is something wrong in the first place." From The Kelly File:
KELLY: You want to call attention to violence of girls in the Muslim world and then we see this. In the wake of this, we have the first lady who is making a call for attention to these girls, which is good, but she doesn't mention in her radio address the girls are Christian and the captors are these radical Jihadist. Do we need to understand that? 
HIRSI ALI: You have to understand that somehow it is derived from Islam unreformed. I think there is a possibility for Islam to be reformed. I think the opportunity is right here, but I think it all begins with acknowledging that there is something wrong in the first place.  
Hirsi Ali is well known for her anti-Islam rhetoric, once claiming that Islam was a "cult of death." Her rhetoric has propelled her into the conservative media spotlight which has highlighted her efforts to smear Islam as a religion of violence; for Hirsi Ali and other right-wing outlets, Boko Haram serves as a perfect example to support their seemingly endless Muslim fear mongering.   
The Daily Caller used Boko Haram's attacks as a new reason to bash Muslim groups, criticizing a mosque that did not "excommunicate Boko Haram", and suggesting that these Muslim organizations are responsible for Boko Haram's ideology if they do not publically condemn the terrorists. Breitbart made no attempt to veil the site's anti-Muslim views, claiming that Boko Haram's "behavior is absolutely par for the course in Islamic history," and that Islam has a history of "sex slavery, (of both boys and girls), polygamy, sex trafficking, and the brutal subordination and cyclical massacres of religious minorities."
In reality, Boko Haram is a marginalized, radical group that does not represent the tenants of the Islamic faith or the Muslim tradition. The Daily Beast's Dean Obeidallah argued that the group's views are so far removed from the religion that media should "stop referring to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram as 'Islamic terrorist,' 'Islamists' or anything else involving the word 'Islam.'" Obeidallah cited Muslim leader Imam Shamsi Ali who called Boko Haram's leaders " 'blasphemous' for claiming the Koran sanctions their violence against innocent people since it's not only 'contrary to everything Islam stands for' but also it's 'a crime against God and humanity.'"
Muslim organizations have condemned the group and its actions. Though as Sohaib Soltan explained for Time, it should not be the responsibility of Muslim groups to constantly condemn the actions of terrorists, and that holding all Muslims accountable for "condemning evil at the hand of other Muslims" is built upon a flawed premise because with this expectation comes the "inherent assumption that somehow radical violent extremist cults can legitimately speak for Islam."
As CNN's Arsalan Iftikhar also pointed out, these murders and kidnappings are not supported by the Quran, which Iftikhar says "states quite clearly that 'oppression is worse than murder' and that nobody 'shall force girls to commit prostitution'."
Conservative media have largely ignored these outspoken Muslim scholars in favor of voices like Hirsi Ali's that help them demonize the entire Muslim faith by using the actions of a marginalized terrorist group.


Right after Bill O Reilly slanders Muslims on his show (using general descriptions that can apply to anyone, like he has done before), Megyn Kelly pops up with how bad a Christian had it in a broken down Muslim culture in the backwaters of civilization

Exclusive: Mariam Ibraheem opens up about harrowing ordeal
Some backgwards illiterate nation/group persecutes a Christian in defiance of thier own religion and Megyn Kelly doesn't even mention this (& this is supposed to be a "news" organizsation). Above there are some Quranic verses which support Mariam's right to practice her own religion so I won't go into it again.

What I find most fascinating is that Megyn Kelly/FoxNews keep repeating the fact that some backwards cultures who happen to be "muslim" practice female genital mutilation. Why? Because this is a cultural thing not a religious thing (there are no Quranic verses about female genital mutilation) as any first year religion student would know. Here is a video of female genital mutilation by Christians

The Terror of the Female Circumcision in Christianity (Kenya) - Also see Christian Scripture on Rules of Marriage below
Basically by leaving out essential information and pretending that the horrible thing they are talking about is solely a Muslim thing & not a remnant from an ancient & more barbaric past only practiced by the uneducated with such a CULTURAL tradition, they smear the religion as "barbaric" or "savage".

The reason why this sort of smear campaign works is because they hunt for those isolated cases in a culture of 1 billion where a Christian in particular had a bad time then they amplify this person's story in a way to try and make all Christians watching think that this could happen to them.

In reverse, if the Muslim media were to ONLY play stories of Christian atrocities in the Muslim world they would create a panic against Christians. 

Debunking a short list of false claims by Fox News - clearly - inspired by Nazis;

Selected Extracts From Media Matters Research" Right-Wing Media's Worst Islamophobic Rhetoric
ANDREA TANTAROS: If you study the history of Islam. Our ship captains were getting murdered. The French had to tip us off. I mean these were the days of Thomas Jefferson. They've been doing the same thing. This isn't a surprise. You can't solve it with a dialogue. You can't solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. It's the only thing these people understand. And all we've heard from this president is a case to heap praise on this religion, as if to appease them. [Fox News, Outnumbered8/20/14]

Fox's Andrea Tantaros Suggested All Muslims Are Like ISIS, Said Problem Should Be Solved "With A Bullet To The Head." On the August 20 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered, co-host Andrea Tantaros suggested that all Muslims were like the terrorist group the Islamic State, and said the problem can only be solved "with a bullet to the head":

Debunking: I think she started by talking about Pirates from Muslim countries and smearing all Muslims as pirates like they did with Boko Haram above... then she just talks about killing all Muslims as per the GOP's approach to right wing terrorism that the media ignores (out of cowardice or, more likely, having the same party own them). In any case, these two posts about her religion debunk these nonsensical claims and then some;


Fox's Eric Bolling: "Every Terrorist On American Soil Has Been A Muslim." On the June 6, 2012, edition of Fox News' The Five, host Eric Bolling advocated for police surveillance of Muslims and falsely claimed that "every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim." [Fox News, The Five6/6/12]

Debunking: I actually made a list but since only one example would debunk this claim, here:

“Oklahoma City”: The Bubba jobTwo seasoned journalists explore the disturbing, unanswered questions about the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995
Debris hangs from the front of the federal building after a 1200 pound car bomb blew off the north side of the building in downtown Oklahoma City April 19 (Credit: © Jeff Mitchell Us / Reuters)

In the hours after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, cable news breathlessly reported that authorities were searching for three Middle Eastern men supposedly seen fleeing the scene. True, this was just two years after the bombing of the World Trade Center by a Islamist cell led by Ramzi Yousef, but even so, the notion that foreign terrorists would target an ordinary office building in the middle of flyover country was far-fetched. Yet not as far-fetched, it seems, as the idea that Americans would do it, and end up killing 168 of their fellow citizens, 19 of them little children.

An FBI agent from Dallas, Danny Coulson, knew better. As Andrew Gumbel and Roger Charles relate in their impressive new book, “Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed — and Why It Still Matters,” Coulson jumped in his car and headed to Oklahoma City as soon as he heard about the bombing, fielding a call from a CBS correspondent along the way. She told him “everybody in Washington” said the perpetrators were Middle Eastern, but he said no way. “It’s a Bubba job,” he told her. “It’s Bubbas.”

It was Bubbas. But how many of them? Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 11 counts of murder and conspiracy and was executed for his role in the crime. Terry Nichols, who helped McVeigh construct the truck bomb, is still in federal prison serving a sentence of life without parole. A third conspirator, Mike Fortier, received a reduced sentence (and immunity for his wife, Lori) in exchange for testifying against the other two. Officially, these are all the parties responsible for the bombing, the most devastating act of terrorism committed in this country until 9/11. But many, many people are not satisfied with the official account.

Of course, a lot of these malcontents are cranks, offering paint-by-numbers scenarios in which 1) the attack really was “Middle Eastern” after all and 2) the government rigged the whole thing in order to discredit the right-wing militia movement to which McVeigh and Nichols belonged. Gumbel, an investigative journalist, and Charles, a former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who consults with national news organizations on military and national intelligence stories, are obliged to distinguish themselves from such fantasists. Nevertheless, they assert, there are good reasons to feel “skeptical that all the perpetrators have been caught,” a sentiment they say is shared by many of their sources both outside the government and within it.

Their argument, unlike other conspiracy theories about Oklahoma City, is not outlandish. Gumbel and Charles (who also worked as an evidence analyst for McVeigh’s defense team) suspect that McVeigh had other accomplices in planning the attack, in assembling the materials for the bomb and in planting it on April 19. This help came from several nodes in a loose network of right-wing extremists — gun nuts, would-be-revolutionaries and separatist Christian sects — who have never been fully investigated or called to account.

Not a fanciful change, but at the same time a bold one, given that the multi-agency federal investigation collected a Brobdingnagian quantity of evidence: 13 million hotel and motel records, 6 million truck rental records, 28,000 interviews — an estimated 1 billion pieces of information. Yet for all this exhaustiveness, certain promising trails in the investigation went largely unexplored: over 1,000 latent fingerprints found in McVeigh’s car and motel room, for example, as well as his links to a gang of bank robbers belonging to the Aryan Republican Army, a rich gun dealer and a creepy fundamentalist compound called Elohim City.

The authors believe that federal agencies, shamed and stinging after bloody clashes with right-wing militants at Waco and Ruby Ridge, preferred not to mess with leads that might end in further confrontations. The prosecution concurred, having tried and failed in an earlier sedition trial against similar militants. They felt they’d learned not to test a jury’s ability to follow complex conspiratorial narratives with too many characters, or that asked it to believe that trash-talking backwoods paranoids could pose a serious threat to the U.S government.

I would also like to point out that Eric Bolling is a total hypocrite and lies like his pants are permanently on fire: Jon Stewart to Eric Bolling: 'F*** you and all your false patriotism.'

Fox's Brian Kilmeade"Not Every Muslim Is An Extremist, A Terrorist, But Every Terrorist Is A Muslim." On the October 15, 2010, edition of Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends, host Kilmeade defended his Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly's statement that "all terrorists are Muslim," asserting that "Not every Muslim is an extremist, a terrorist, but every terrorist is a Muslim. You can't avoid that fact." [Fox News Radio, Kilmeade & Friends10/15/10

Debunking: Once again, I made a list but one example will do...

From Europe: Rightwing 'lone wolves' kill more than Islamic terrorists acting alone, says report Thinktank says far-right lone attacks present bigger threat despite media and public focus on violent jihadis

Fox's Bill O'Reilly: "There Is A Muslim Problem In The World." During a November 23, 2010, interview with co-host of ABC's The View, Whoopi Goldberg on his Fox News show, Bill O'Reilly stated, "There is a Muslim problem in the world." [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 11/23/10]

Debunking: What we actually seem to have is a Bill O Reilly problem on a news channel that calls itself "Fair & Balanced" to con people. As Bill O Reilly demonstrates here (which totally shows how far the media has allowed this sort of bias to go and how far it has gone... where being Christian means even saying you're Christian and killing people for political reasons get justified in favor of a crazy view - for the modern world - that puts all the blame on one religion despite all the proof against that view... in a modern scientific society this sort of view shouldn't be commonplace).

[Note: Accusing someone of heresy means death in the old world, if believed. Augustine condemned a whole sect, i.e. he authorized genocide]

Well, there was a Bill O Reilly problem in the world but he seems to have left on sexual harassment charges than all his crimes (which apparently is a Republican thing);


Bill O Reilly's Fall From Grace Through Sexual Scandal Rather Than The GOP's War On The People

National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month: As Bill O Reilly Gets Caught Up In Sex Scandals We Take A Look At Rape In The Military & Thier Republican Defenders

Clearly we have a GOP/Conservative problem more than anything else;

Some individuals in hate groups will decide to attack on their own some will work in small groups. Muslims are in a bad economic environment and a large part of global population with historical grievances. This is being duplicated in the west with the currant economic conditions and, fascinatingly enough, a recreation of history so that there may be historical grievances to fight against!

Scholars have criticized Barton for presenting facts out of context or in misleading ways, but that hasn’t stopped him from promoting his theories through books, television, and, yes, the textbooks that will teach the next generation of Americans. He promotes conspiracy theories about elites hiding the truth from average Americans in order to undermine the nation from within. Last summer, he declared that liberal and media attacks on the Tea Party were just like attacks on Jesus. In February, Barton spoke at the Connect 2011 Pastors Conference, where he said that Christians needed to control the culture and media so that “guys that have a secular viewpoint cannot survive.” Said Barton, “If the press lacks moral discrimination, it’s because we haven’t been pushing our people to chop that kind of news off.” 

The above is about a man named David Barton who likes to take two or more separate facts and put them together. Then he markets them.

Former Fox Host Glenn Beck Compared Islam To The Antichrist. On the February 17, 2011 edition of his Fox News show, The Glenn Beck Show, Beck tied Islam to the Antichrist described in the New Testament and hosted author and self-proclaimed end-times expert Joel Richardson, who has stated that "Islam is indeed the primary vehicle that will be used by Satan to fulfill the prophecies of the Bible about the future political/religious/military system of the Antichrist that will overwhelm the entire world just prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ." [Fox News, The Glenn Beck Show, 02/17/11

Even Obama was seen as the anti-christ (to the right) and Beck spent a great deal of his time demonizing liberals with no consequences ("conservative privileged" is seems to be);

BACK IN BLACK - GLENN BECK'S NAZI TOURETTE'S 5/12/2010 Glenn Beck plays "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," except there's just one degree and Kevin Bacon is Hitler.

Fox Contributor Newt GingrichIslamic Center Near Ground Zero Is Like "Nazis" Putting A "Sign Next To The Holocaust Museum." On the August 16, 2010, edition of Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich said "Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust museum in Washington. We would never accept the Japanese putting up a site next to Pearl Harbor. There's no reason for us to accept a mosque next to the World Trade Center." [Fox News, Fox & Friends8/16/10

Debunking: Considering Newts party is a party of white supremacy with its platform in sync with the KKK, it's a very weird and hypocritical statement for him to make!

Pat Robertson: Islam "At Its Core, Teaches Violence." On the July 14, 2005 edition of the Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson claimed that Islam instructs its followers to commit acts of terrorism saying "it's Muslim extremists and, ladies and gentlemen, Islam, at least at its core, teaches violence. It's there in the Quran in clear, bold statements." [Christian Broadcasting Network, The 700 Club7/18/05]

Debunking: That statement easily applies more to the Bible than the Koran/Quran and i have two posts proving that;


(It seems the Muslim claim that the Koran was an improvement on the Bible is true!)

Franklin Graham: "True Islam" Impossible To Practice In U.S. Because "You Cannot Beat Your Wife [Or] Do Honor Killing." On the August 19, 2010, edition of CNN's John King USA, Franklin Graham claimed that "true Islam" could not be practiced in the United States because "you cannot beat your wife, you cannot do honor killing." [CNN, John King USA8/19/10]

Debunking: Once again, all I gotta do is post my links to the Bible or the military following Biblical rape laws to show he may not be sane person for TV (unless he calls out this stuff, then we have to do a statistical sampling to determine how many nations practice this and to what extent... clearly stoning is only still done is Saudi Arabia which represents a very small percentage of the Muslim world, so what else may not be what it seems?);


Fox Contributor Cal Thomas: "Islamism Is A Virus. It Is Penetrating Every Area Of Society." On the August 14, 2013 edition of FoxNews.com's DEFCON 3, network contributor Cal Thomas warned that although Muslims "seem very peaceful," the Quran requires them "to lie to infidels like the rest of us," and said that "Islamism is a virus," that "is penetrating every area of society." [FoxNews.com, DEFCON 3, 8/14/13]

That's classic fear-mongering of the style the Nazis did with the Jews (& we did with Jewish refugees after WW2);

Anti-refugee rhetoric echoes dark past - The backlash against Syrian refugees is prompting comparisons to Japanese internment camps -- and comparisons to the treatment of Jews in World War 2.

Other related research to this phenomenon:

The "Real News" Media's Double Standard On Terrorism

I SMASH Corporate Media!!!

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