CBS Runs CAIR-Heavy Piece on Islamophobia Fears Post-San Bernardino
December 7th, 2015 10:06 PM
On Monday, the CBS Evening News ran a full story about fears of continued Islamophobia in America following the terror attack in San Bernardino and turned to none other than the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for help, but neglected to mention CAIR’s extremist tendencies and how an official recently blamed the United States and the West for the spread of terrorism.
CNN Political Panelists Praise Obama While Foreign Experts Pan Speech
December 7th, 2015 2:38 AM
Following President Obama’s Sunday night address, the always large post-event panel on CNN had plenty to say, but it was quite the disconnect as many of their political commentators hailed the “straightforward” speech by the President while two of their foreign policy analysts panned the President’s “self-congratulation” and having “his head...in the clouds if he thinks this current strategy is…
Tanden Suggests Obama Use Speech to Denounce GOP on Muslims
December 6th, 2015 4:48 PM
Center for American Progress (CAP) President Neera Tanden joined CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning as part of the panel and encouraged President Obama to use part of his Oval Office speech later in the day to denounce Republicans for their “continual language....to target Muslims” which she argued the GOP’s so-called Islamophobia “is exactly what ISIS wants.”
CAIR, Packaged: NY Times Cries 'Islamophobia' With Gullible Coverage
November 26th, 2015 3:00 PM
It took two weeks after the mass slaughter by radical Islamists in Paris, but the New York Times finally finds itself comfortable with raising the false spectre of American "Islamophobia," with an enormous assist from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the so-called civil-rights organization many consider a Muslim pressure group, and whose ties to Hamas have been documented in…
WashPost: 'Four Pinocchios' to Carson For Correctly Describing Taqiyya
September 28th, 2015 8:29 PM
Imagine my "surprise" (not really) when I came across a Thursday Daily Beast item originally referenced by Mark Levin on his radio show (HT Joe Newby at Examiner.com) about the comments of a "secular Muslim" in response to what 2016 Republican presidential contender Ben Carson had to say about whether he could support a strict, sharia-compliant Muslim to be this nation's chief executive.
AP Muslim Billboard Campaign Story Ignores Sponsor's Terror Ties
September 4th, 2015 11:58 PM
On Thursday, the Associated Press published the equivalent of press release promoting a pro-Muslim billboard campaign orchestrated by the Islamic Circle of North America.
The writeup's author, Rasha Madkour, failed to get any kind of skeptical comment from anyone about the nature of the campaign, and utterly failed to tell readers anything about the Islamic Circle's or its spokesperson's past (…
MSNBC.com Trolls with 'Is God Anti-Capitalist?' Headline
August 19th, 2015 6:30 PM
The award for trollish headline of the day should go to MSNBC.com.
Megyn Kelly Battles Guest over SPLC’s ‘Women Against Islam' Hate List
June 24th, 2015 1:41 AM
During Tuesday’s edition of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly and liberal radio host Richard Fowler spared over a list from the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that included drawings of women who have denounced radical Islam that include conservative authors Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. At numerous instances, Kelly and Fowler found themselves repeatedly talking…
Cuomo to Pam Geller: 'You're Throwing A Stone;' 'Overt Provocation'
June 4th, 2015 1:41 PM
CNN's Chris Cuomo pressed Pam Geller on Thursday's New Day over her leadership of "a group that does take shots at Islam on a regular basis." Cuomo underlined that "you can show the cartoon. People have the equal right to criticize your showing the cartoon as an overt provocation of a religion." He also wondered, "Why go slight for slight with the Muslims?" The anchor later asserted, "It just…
Daily Beast's Dean Obeidallah on CNN: Radical Islam A 'Made-Up Idea'
May 11th, 2015 7:16 PM
The Daily Beast's Dean Obeidallah denied the existence of Islamism as an ideology during a segment on Monday's CNN Newsroom. Obeidallah, responding to conservative commentator Erick Erickson applauding Saturday Night Live's draw Mohammed skit as "a perfectly humorous way to point out the absurdity of radical Islam's refusal to let people draw Mohammed," wildly claimed that "the [SNL] writers'...…
School's 'Covered Girl' Day Cancelled; Reporter Muses Over 'Bigotry'
April 19th, 2015 10:35 PM
At Mason High School in Ohio this past week, the school's administration originally supported but has now cancelled a "Covered Girl Challenge." The goal, according to a school email captured in full at Jihad Watch and almost nowhere else, was to "celebrate ... diversity and promote open mindedness" by promoting the Muslim Student Association's invitation to "all female students to ... wear a…
Slate Writer: Obama Should ‘Name the Enemy’ – the GOP
February 25th, 2015 11:13 AM
Apropos of President Obama’s refusal to use the terms “Islamic extremism” or “radical Islam,” Saletan opines, “If we’re going to start calling out religious and political groups for extremism, we could start at home with Republicans. Too many of them spew animus. Too many foment sectarianism. Too many sit by, or make excuses, as others appeal to tribalism. If Obama were to treat them the way they…
Wall Street Journal Oddly Tries to Identify 'Moderate Islamists'
February 24th, 2015 3:47 PM
Even the Wall Street Journal news pages can get caught in the politically correct labeling games that mar so much of today's reporting -- especially when it comes to Islam. Case in point: Friday's story about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, complete with big headline and large photo, occupying the whole top third of the back page of the front section. The article explored Western…
Even Vox Thinks Obama’s Wimping Out On ‘Islamist Extremism’
February 19th, 2015 10:04 PM
Vox writer Max Fisher argues that Obama “has veered so far into downplaying Islamist extremism that he appears at times to refuse to acknowledge its existence at all, or has referred to it as violent extremism. While he has correctly identified economic and political factors that give rise to extremism, he has appeared to downplay or outright deny an awkward but important fact: religion plays an…