My regular readers know I have been on the trail of the Obama regime’s plan to have Al-Jazeera on our cable outlets.Obama urges cable companies to carry Al Jazeera. But I digress. To add insult to our founders, this wacko Museum wants to honor Al-Jazeera? What in the world have we come to.
Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media:
The General Henry Knox Museum is honoring a representative of Al-Jazeera, the channel associated with various terrorist organizations, on July 28 on the stage of The Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine.
The General Henry Knox Museum is proud to announce that the 2011 gala honoree will be Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Jazeera (Arabic) Satellite Channel, the Arabic language news network.
In an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Foukara argued that the U.S. should engage in talks with Hamas, the terror organization committed to the destruction of Israel. Hamas representatives have appeared at several conferences sponsored by Al-Jazeera in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Jazeera scheduled to speak in Maine, has said, “To be honest, I don’t know what objective journalism means. Creeping sharia
The museum says that an intimate Gala dinner and reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at Camden National Bank’s historic Spear Block location in Rockland.
Knox played a significant role in the American war for independence from Britain and was close to General George Washington.
The idea of an American museum devoted to patriotism honoring a representative of a foreign-funded channel, described by Middle East experts such as Walid Phares as “Jihad television,” is not going down well in Maine and across the country. The most visible public face of Al-Jazeera Arabic is the anti-Semitic cleric, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who approved suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and American military personnel in Iraq.
“Oh Allah” he preached in January 2009 to millions of Al-Jazeera listeners, “count their numbers [the Jews], and kill them down to the very last one.”
Dr. Judea Pearl said he once thought that Al-Jazeera could be a force for good in the world but came to believe otherwise, based on its track record in promoting anti-American and anti-Jewish propaganda. He has also warned of the expanding influence of Al-Jazeera English. “Even if Al-Jazeera English waters down its sister network’s alarmist content, it should still be seen as a potential threat,” he says. “It will bestow respectability upon the practices of its Arabic language network in Qatar, which continues, among other things, to broadcast Sheik Qaradawi’s teachings, frequently, consistently and prominently.” Dr. Pearl’s son, journalist Daniel Pearl, was murdered by Al-Qaeda. More at Accuracy in Media H/T: Creeping sharia
And what does our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have to say about Al-Jazeera?
“Like it or hate it, it is really effective,” Clinton said. “In fact, viewership of Al-Jazeera is going up in the United States because it is real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news that is not providing information to us, let alone foreigners.” Has she really watched it? I have…so much better than Fox News…