Group Plans Permanent Protest in Front of U.S. Al-Jazeera Studio

The United American Committee is planning a permanent protest, starting on April 30, of the new Al-Jazeera news network planned for the U.S. and English speakers worldwide. Called Al-Jazeera International, it will feature mostly British and American former MSMers. The group calls Al-Jazeera's American plans "Jazeeragate," and wants the demonstration at the studio to "continue daily indefinitely."

Al-Jazeera, the television network that many call the propaganda wing of the radical Islamist movement in the world, is scheduled shortly to launch their network in English aimed at Americans with their new studios being in Washington DC. The United American Committee objects to the establishment of the network in America; "It's as if Joseph Goebbels, the Propaganda Minster for Hitler, were to have set up a station in America during WWII." says Lee Kaplan, member of the UAC executive committee. Al-Jazeera plans on launching their 24 hour 7 day a week channel in America this spring. In response, the UAC is calling for a 24 hour 7 day a week protest in front of the Al-Jazeera studios to begin Sunday April 30th and continue daily indefinitely. The new studio of Al-Jazeera America is located at 1627 K St. NW, Suite #200, Washington, DC 20006.

The group explains why it doesn't like Al-Jazeera.

Al-Jazeera has drawn criticism from the U.S. for broadcasting footage of killed and captured American soldiers, and has failed in assisting the U.S. Government in tracing sources of video footage provided to the network by Al-Qa'eda operatives. Yosri Fouda, of Al-Jazeera said in a BBC News interview the reasons for Al-Jazeera's popularity; "For western audiences, part of the shock is in seeing American and British dead bodies and POWs."

The network often broadcasts exclusive messages from bin Laden and other top terror leaders involved in the global Jihad against the West. Messages which are not screened by any government terror experts. "They can be broadcasting messages from bin Laden in which he commands his followers to take specific actions, and these messages would not be at all screened prior to its broadcast." says UAC founder & Chair Jesse Petrilla, "We must not let this happen."