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Since these broadcasts air only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I write these radio blogs the day before they air, covering topics in a timely manner can be difficult. One of the stories I want to discuss with you broke last week; in fact, it broke on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I am talking about the outrageous, despicable characterization by the Defense Department of the Fort Hood Muslim jihadist attack as an act of “workplace violence.”
If I were not already used to this communist administration under Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) being distinctly and consistently anti-American, I would not have believed such a thing could be true. As you recall, the Ft. Hood Muslim monster, “Major” Nidal Hasan, had infiltrated our military and was waging a covert war against this nation. He finally revealed himself fully when he shot and killed 13 adults and one preborn baby, and he wounded dozens more on that terrible day in early November 2009. The troops and civilians in that readiness station at Ft.Hoodwere unarmed, and it took Army civilian police officers to stop his shooting spree with shots of their own, which left him paralyzed from the chest down. He should not have left that murder scene alive.
The fact is that this man is a Muslim jihadist who fired on American soldiers and civilians while shouting to his detestable false god, Allah. There is no more clear case of a treasonous act of war deserving of execution than this one. Yet, the anti-American Obama administration in siding with the enemies of America has seen fit to mischaracterize this act of war. The despicable vermin in this administration make me sick!
You may also recall that initially there were reports of at least two, perhaps three, gunmen that day. Those reports quickly and quietly disappeared, even though there were multiple reports of more than one gunman. Oh, it would have been no good if there were more than one shooter, because that would eliminate the ability of the anti-American administration and media to call this guy a “lone wolf.”
In writing about this injustice by the Defense Department, Ben Shapiro states,
“There is a legitimate debate to be had regarding the terminology we use to describe Muslim terrorists. Are they Muslims or are they Islamists? Are they radical Muslims, or are they just normal Muslims? Robert Spencer and Andrew McCarthy have had this debate for several weeks, most prominently at the Freedom Center Restoration Weekend. I come down on the side that says we have no business making a distinction between Muslims and so-called Islamists, since Muslims make no such distinction themselves. Osama Bin Laden knows more about Islam than I do. I’ll take his word for it.
But regardless of where you come down on the question of Muslim semantics, there is no doubt that Islam must come into play when we discuss the threat of terrorism. Labeling Fort Hood ‘workplace violence’ is like labeling September 11 a ‘building collapse.’ It’s not just misleading, it’s sick.”
I could not agree more!
An “unrelated” related story also broke in the past several days. You may or may not have heard of a new cable television so-called “reality” show, “All-American Muslim,” that debuted on the Learning Channel (TLC) last month. The series purports to follow five Muslim families in the Dearborn, Michigan area. Dearborn is one of the largest, if not the largest, Muslim stronghold areas in the United States. I have written before about the Islamic Shariah law that is rapidly strangling the Dearborn area and needs to be stopped.
So, here we have a Muslim propaganda tool airing on cable television here in America. The logo for “All-American Muslim” depicts the letter C in the word American as the Islamic star and crescent. When you go to the TLC website for the show, it begins playing video clips for it, and the first one out of the gate shows a young, Muslim woman wearing a head scarf and complaining that a woman on an airplane sitting behind her said her head scarf made the woman uncomfortable. The Muslim girl said she turned around and told the woman to get her [butt] off the plane if she doesn’t like it, that she (the Muslim) was going to Washington DC to “educate” ignorant people like her. Oh, there’s no propaganda there!
We stupid Americans just do not understand the nuances of Islam, that’s all! We need more delightful people like the members of the terrorism-connected Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to teach us that Muslims are no different that the rest of us here in America! Well, they are no different except in small areas like freedom of religion, equal treatment and liberty of women, freedom of speech and the fact that Islam adherents are at war with pretty much everyone in the world, including many fellow Muslims. Other than those minor details, Muslims are just like us. Yeah, right.
The news that broke over the weekend which has the leftist media and politicians about halfway out of their communist minds was the announcement by retail giant Lowes Home Improvement stores that it is pulling its advertising during the airing of “All-American Muslim.” This was in response to a campaign by the Florida Family Association (FFA) alerting its members of the cable series which it described as,
“… propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law. The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.
… Many situations were profiled in the show from a Muslim tolerant perspective while avoiding the perspective that would have created Muslim conflict thereby contradicting The Learning Channel’s agenda to inaccurately portray Muslims in America.
… Many [women] were shown wearing hijabs and many who were not, but the program did not show what happens if one of the hijab-wearing women decides to take it off.
… There is no mention of the honor killing of Jessica Mokdad who lived not far from where this show was taped in Dearborn.
… The show fails to mention many Islamic believers’ demeaning treatment of women or great disdain for non-Muslims (infidels).
Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.”
Lowes is not the only advertiser who is not running ads during “All-American Muslim.” An FFA representative reports that Sweet ‘N Low and Home Depot have also indicated that they have no plans to buy ad time during the show. The FFA representative wrote that the response to their alert campaign has been one of the largest to date and that 65 companies did not advertise on the show again after being targeted by FFA.
If so many companies are declining to advertise on this Muslim propaganda program, then what is the big deal about Lowes pulling their advertising as well? I do not know, but the media, CAIR and at least one politician are acting like Lowes has committed an unforgivable sin.
One California Senator is throwing a temper tantrum, and clearly stepping out of bounds of his elected office. As the Associated Press reported on Monday,
“Calling the Lowe’s decision ‘un-American’ and ‘naked religious bigotry,’ Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press he would also consider legislative action if Lowe’s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe’s Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.
‘The show is about what it’s like to be a Muslim in America, and it touches on the discrimination they sometimes face. And that kind of discrimination is exactly what’s happening here with Lowe’s,’ Lieu said.
… The senator vowed to look into whether Lowe’s violated any California laws and said he would also consider drafting a senate resolution condemning the company’s actions.
‘We want to raise awareness so that consumers will know during this holiday shopping season that Lowe’s is engaging in religious discrimination,’ Lieu said.
Besides an apology and reinstatement of the ads, Lieu said he hoped Lowe’s would make an outreach to the community about bias and bigotry.
Lieu’s office said a decision was expected Wednesday or Thursday on whether to proceed with the boycott.”
Where does this California senator imagine he has any business telling a company in the private sector how to spend its advertising dollars? How dare he demand that Lowes reinstate its ads?
One Muslim woman who is featured in the show said she is disappointed by Lowes’ decision. She believes the company succumbed “to bigots and people trying to perpetuate their negative views on an entire community,” as she put it. As predictable as the rising of the sun, a CAIR Michigan representative, Dawud Walid, said basically the same thing when he claimed “his group felt ‘extreme disappointment’ at Lowe’s ‘capitulation to bigotry.’”
There is a wearisome, uncreative, yet often effective, tactic of the Islamist apologists. Falsely accuse as “bigoted” or “Islamophobic” anyone who rightly understands that Islamic ideology is incompatible with western civilization and the United States Constitution. It is too bad that deceptive, lying tactic many times succeeds in silencing people and corporations.
I like the way one member of Free Republic put it in regard to this stupid Muslim and leftist backlash against Lowes,
“A group of people hate your way of life. Their core beliefs revolve around cheating you, lying to you, and even killing you if you don’t agree with them. They voluntarily come into your country and demand that you alter your system to accommodate them. They spew the most vile hate speech imaginable. And you are the bigot?”
That is the bottom line. Lowes is to be commended, and I do hope they stand firmly in the face of the screeching from the Muslim pressure groups, the leftist media and anti-American politicians. Lowes should know that here in America there are many more of us than there are of them, and we will shop at Lowes to show our support.
What do these two stories—the mislabeling of the Ft. Hood Muslim terrorist and the deranged leftist and Muslim reactions to Lowes’ advertising decision—have in common? Well, everything and nothing. In one sense, the stories are almost completely unrelated, but in another, they are both illustrative of the battle being waged by stealth and not-so-stealth jihadists here in America. Whether it is attempts to intimidate Americans into going along with the stealth, Muslim agenda or attempts to deceive Americans about its nature, we can see this is all part of the same evil ballgame.
Gina Miller, a native of Texas, is a radio commentator. She also works with her husband installing and repairing residential irrigation systems and doing landscaping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.