Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Shoddy Reporting on the Religion of Islam by ABC News Part 13

I came across a critique of the ABC News 20/20 program, “Islam: Questions and Answers.” That program originally was broadcast a year or so ago. A recent YouTube exposé points out 20 errors in the hour long supposed ‘news’ program. This is a twelfth of a series of posts series of posts that will delve into the various errors made by Diane Sawyer, Bill Weir, and guests on this program. I am not quite sure whether this was just a case of very 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 errors found in the ‘news’ production.

Error #19
[Transcription below for above video beginning at 21:50 on the video] 

Diane Sawyer seemed to believe what she is saying,
“And reminding us that all of the peaceful American Muslims are part of America’s first line of defense.”

David Wood rejects what Sawyer said, “Yes moderate peaceful Muslims are our first line of defense against those pesky extremists. Muslims are violently subjugating Christians and other religious minorities in Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, and everywhere else Muslims have power over unbelievers. Are all the peaceful moderate Muslims stepping in to protect these non-Muslims? Are these peaceful moderate Muslims the first line of defense for victims or Muslim aggression? Certainly not!

“But Diane Sawyer and ABC News are convinced that things will be different here in the U.S. where ‘moderate’ groups like C.A.I.R. [Council on American-Islamic Relations] constantly telling Muslims not to work with the police or the FBI in locating and in apprehending terrorists!
“By the way there is a bonus blunder in the clip we just saw. Notice that ABC showed us a picture Sadiq Abdul Malik who according to Diane Sawyer is one of the moderate Muslims always prepared to protect us from extremists. Sadiq supports Revolution Muslim and the Taliban. He defended (Major) Nidel Hasan after the Ft. Hood massacre. And he calls for the destruction of Israel. But, hey, I’m sure he’s quite ready to save us from all the radicals he supports!”

Showing the picture of a radical like Sadiq Abdul Malik in a discussion of the supposed behavior and actions of moderate Muslims is offensive and deceitful. Shame on ABC News for distorting the true threat of Islam in America.
to be continued

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