Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shoddy Reporting on the Religion of Islam by ABC News, Part 2

I came across a critique of the ABC News 20/20 program, “Islam: Questions and Answers.” That program originally was broadcast a year ago. The recent YouTube exposé points out 20 errors in the hour long supposed ‘news’ program. This is a second of a series of posts that will delve into the various errors made by Diane Sawyer and her fellow staff on this program. I am not quite sure whether this was just bad or sloppy reporting, or merely a succumbing to political correctness, or outright lies about the so-called ‘religion’ of peace.
Here is the video, “Whitewashing Islam – 20 Errors on 20/20 (ABC News).” Following the video is a transcript of the next error found in the ‘news’ production.
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Error #2
ABC’s Diane Sawyer says,
“In the beginning Adam and Eve, though in Islam God created them equally out of dust, not one from the other.”
David Wood responds, “Adam and Eve were created equally from dust according to the Qur’an. Diane does not give us a reference for the lovely teaching and she couldn’t if she tried, because the Qur’an does not say it. What does Qur’an say?

Surah 4:1 – O Mankind? Be dutiful to your Lord, who created you from a single person (Adam) and from him (Adam) He created his wife (Eve).
Surah 7:189 – It is he who hath created you from one person and out of him produced his wife that he might dwell with her.
“If that is not clear enough in …

Sahih al Bukhari 3331 – “Woman is created from a rib.”
“Are Men and women created equal from dust in Islam? Only if Diane Sawyer turns out to be a higher authority than Mohammed and the Qur’an!”

This error begs the question, “Where did Diane Sawyer get her (mis)information that in Islam men and women were created equal?” And, how deeply did she vet her sources? Who did the research for her, an Imam with a clear objective to deceive the American people?

The Judeo-Christian biblical account of creation clearly reveals that Eve was created out of Adam. Mohammad borrowed bits and pieces of the sacred scriptures when conjuring up his false ‘religion.’
The Qur’an itself is a mixture of some truth and fiction. In the case of creation, Diane Sawyer can’t even provide an accurate account of the Islamic version of creation. Maybe it is just her fanciful feminist version of creation. Regardless, inaccuracies abound in this 20/20 ‘news’ report on Islam.

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