Muslims Are Victims of a Media Conspiracy?

According to this YouTuber, there's a media conspiracy going on to unfairly portray Muslims as violent:

I don't know who this guy is, but he's polished and well-spoken. Well-done propaganda. He has the CAIR talking points down pat.

Posted by: Ragnar at 01:56 AM

Comments

1 How dare he compare African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement to what Muslims are experiencing now.
What a prick.

Posted by: Darth Vag at October 09, 2006 03:23 AM

2 Yea, I recall the terrorists in a Sum of All Fears being made into white supremacists just to offend Muslims. Sure that dude can speak well on You Tube, let's see him try that in Saudia Arabia or Iran...

Posted by: MKL at October 09, 2006 04:08 AM

3 Let's assume for the moment that this guy has it correct. Someone hijacked his religion.

Now you have to ask yourself which plane is he on? Is he on Flight 93? Is he storming the cockpit to keep his religion from being used as a weapon?

Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, Jews, Hindus, Bhuddists, Shintoists have all stormed the cockpits of their religions, preferring to see their religion brought down rather than see it hijacked for use as a weapon against non-believers. They have lived up to the spirit of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, preferring to die rather than sit passive and wait for someone else to act.

This guy? He just makes a bunch of noise so far while he's sitting in the aft restroom. That's all this YouTube farce amounts to.

His religion is being used as a weapon and he wants to carp about how his religion is misunderstood, not take action.

Posted by: GI Joe at October 09, 2006 05:11 AM

4 So what would you have him do, take up a holy war against all the Muslim extremists?

Posted by: Rhyleh at October 09, 2006 06:23 AM

5 Isn't that what Martin Luther did to Catholocism?

Yes. If Islam has been hijacked then I expect a jihad against the hijackers, not more and more jihads against the non-believers.

Posted by: GI Joe at October 09, 2006 06:56 AM

6 How informative! I love how he references specific charges and solidly refutes them with reason, logic and facts. He totally crushed "that one guy he saw on TV" and "people who don't understand islam." People like the ayatollah khomeni, who said "A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate." or mohammad, who said "When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them."

And of course, his counterpoints are brilliant too. Muslim bad guys in the movies are so common nowadays... just look at "True Lies" (made 12 years ago) and the islam-bashing "United 93."
And all the Christians killing people at abortion clinics! They're slaughtering dozens every day aren't they? They're attempted so many murders, I can hardly count them. Let's see, since 1999, there's... one.

All this clown has is yelling, and slick bumper sticker level talking points - no actual sources or facts.

Posted by: Stewed Hamm at October 09, 2006 07:07 AM

7 Yo Sphincter Boy, if you don't recognizethis Islam that terrorists are practicingthen you aren't practicingIslam properly, and you and yourmoderate form only has a temporary lifespan. You aren't going to last a second when they force you to follow their form ofIslam. You'll be dead or washing their camels. Either way it will be a blessing for the world to have you shut your piehole.

Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 09, 2006 07:28 AM

8 If you call me violent one more time, I'm going to kill you...........

Posted by: n.a. palm at October 09, 2006 08:32 AM

9 So what would you have him do, take up a holy war against all the Muslim extremists?

I guess we'll just have to leave that job to our troops (whom you "support").

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 09:28 AM

10 Now he only need to convince say Hezbollah, UBL, al-Qaeda, Hamas, Over half of the Palestinians etc etc etc.

Posted by: Howie at October 09, 2006 10:15 AM

11 Rhyleh bint-Khinzir,
The only thing more sinister than Islam's capacity for inhumanity cruelty and violence is the infinite capacity of the individual Muslim for deceit and hypocrisy. Your filthy pseudo-religion is the only belief system that actually instructs its followers to lie or as you call it "Taqiyyah".

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at October 09, 2006 10:51 AM

12 So what would you have him do, take up a holy war against all the Muslim extremists?




Well, no, but speaking out against them would be preferable to blaming the victims of their atrocities. Or forming groups to counter the extremists, if he is so sure they have hijacked his religion. My reading of the koran leads me to believe that the religion of islam is violent period, and that perhaps the extemists are the ones following true islam. Perhaps he should consider leaving islam and finding a truly peaceful religion, or changing islam itself. Those are my suggestions.

Posted by: jesusland joe at October 09, 2006 11:25 AM

13 If the Muslims are saying thier religion is being hijacked by a few why don't they do something about it. When was the last time you heard anything about any Muslim community, region, or country taking action against those few...

Posted by: tom at October 09, 2006 11:54 AM

14 "there is no nationalism in islam"

That explains much. And we should let these people populate our countries, which we know they have zero loyalty for? National suicide.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:09 PM

15 "have you ever noticed how the bad guys these days in the movies are muslims?"

Except they aren't. Not since 9/11. Now all the bad guys are neo-nazis, catholic priests, and deranged pentecostal types.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:12 PM

16 "sometimes they have the muslim character in the movie sitting with a woman. double joke!"

Agreed. Any casual observer of islam knows that their women are invisible.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:15 PM

17 "There is no nationalism in Islam"
What a crock of sh%t that is!
In point of fact, the entire focus of Islam is on the concept of "Umma" which means "The Nation [of Islam]".
Islam is NOTHING but Arab tribalism and chauvinsim seeking to subjugate other races and destroy other cultures.

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at October 09, 2006 12:15 PM

18 "or the way African-Americans were treated during the civil rights movement. You get the picture!"

Or the way Christians and Jews are treated by Arabs and muslims the world over. You get the picture.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:18 PM

19 "they're trying to associate the word 'muslim' with terrorist"

They don't have to try very hard. On the other hand, distinguishing the two takes monumental effort.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:20 PM

20 "muslim terrorist" is an oxymoron"

Or simply redundant.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:22 PM

21 "how come when a muslim commits a crime he's immediately associated with his religion, but if anyone from a different religion commits a crime their religion is never even mention."

Too easy. Because the former are committing those crimes in the name of their religion, while the latter are not.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:24 PM

22 "they base their opinion on what they see on TV."

As opposed to watching morons like him on YouTube?

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:26 PM

23 "yeah, a bunch of people are trying to hijack my religion, and I want it back!"

Then take it back you friggin moron. It's not us you have to bitch and moan about, it's the jihadis. We give you a war against the jihadis, and do you join in the struggle? No. You remain silent, you play the victim, and you even aid and abet by "condemning" terrorism but say it's justified. Fuck all you "moderate" muslim pussies. You make me sick with your complaints and inaction.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 12:33 PM

24 Jesusland Carlos - you're on a roll!



The character on the video claimed "Religion should be judged by its teachings" . . .on that we agree.


The Koran's 164 Jihad Verses

1
2:178
26
3:156
51
4:103
76
8:57
101
09:029
126
29:69
151
59:05

2
2:179
27
3:157
52
4:104
77
8:58
102
09:036
127
33:15
152
59:06

3
2:190
28
3:158
53
4:141
78
8:59
103
09:038
128
33:18
153
59:07

4
2:191
29
3:165
54
5:033
79
8:60
104
09:039
129
33:20
154
59:08

5
2:193
30
3:166
55
5:035
80
8:65
105
09:041
130
33:23
155
59:14

6
2:194
31
3:167
56
5:082
81
8:66
106
09:044
131
33:25
156
60:09

7
2:216
32
3:169
57
8:001
82
8:67
107
09:052
132
33:26
157
61:04

8
2:217
33
3:172
58
8:005
83
8:68
108
09:073
133
33:27
158
61:11

9
2:218
34
3:173
59
8:007
84
8:69
109
09:081
134
33:50
159
61:13

10
2:244
35
3:195
60
8:009
85
8:70
110
09:083
135
42:39
160
63:04

11
3:121
36
4:071
61
8:010
86
8:71
111
09:086
136
47:04
161
64:14

12
3:122
37
4:072
62
8:012
87
8:72
112
09:088
137
47:20
162
66:09

13
3:123
38
4:074
63
8:015
88
8:73
113
09:092
138
47:35
163
73:20

14
3:124
39
4:075
64
8:016
89
8:74
114
09:111
139
48:15
164
76:08

15
3:125
40
4:076
65
8:017
90
8:75
115
09:120
140
48:16

16
3:126
41
4:077
66
8:039
91
9:05
116
09:122
141
48:17

17
3:140
42
4:084
67
8:040
92
9:12
117
09:123
142
48:18

18
3:141
43
4:089
68
8:041
93
9:13
118
16:110
143
48:19

19
3:142
44
4:090
69
8:042
94
9:14
119
22:039
144
48:20

20
3:143
45
4:091
70
8:043
95
9:16
120
22:058
145
48:21

21
3:146
46
4:094
71
8:044
96
9:19
121
22:078
146
48:22

22
3:152
47
4:095
72
8:045
97
9:20
122
24:053
147
48:23

23
3:153
48
4:100
73
8:046
98
9:24
123
24:055
148
48:24

24
3:154
49
4:101
74
8:047
99
9:25
124
25:052
149
49:15

25
3:155
50
4:102
75
8:048
100
9:26
125
29:006
150
59:02

Posted by: heroyalwhyness at October 09, 2006 12:42 PM

25 I was going to comment further, but by the hair of the prophet's beard(pbuh), I do believe Carlos and herroyalwhyness have said it all. Thanks be unto you both!

Posted by: jesusland joe at October 09, 2006 01:54 PM

26 Clarification
I am not a Muslim. I do not believe in any religion, and as an objective outside observer it is my opinion that Islam is just as violent and prone to extremism as any other religion. Note also that the word "jihad" means "struggle," and has has 3 different connotations, only one of which refers to violence (the other two mean personal struggle and political movement).

Seriously, what do you expect this guy to do?
He's speaking peacefully against extremism, and then you condemn him for that too? What you all seemingly fail to realize is that if he were to start a war on extremists, HE WOULD BE AN EXTREMIST. So bitching on Youtube is a perfectly acceptable way for him to spread his message. What are you guys doing to spread peace and moderation? Shooting all the violent people? Good luck with that approach.

Posted by: Rhyleh at October 09, 2006 04:36 PM

27 He's speaking peacefully against extremism, and then you condemn him for that too?

Ryleh,

actually that's the one part I give him credit for. I condemn him for everything else though-- like the part where he "condemns" terrorism yet still blames whitey. If he were to start a war on extremists he'd be a patriot in my book. But like he said, islam doesn't know nationalism, nor patriotism, It knows only the Ummah. Thus Islam is a threat to western democracy. Even a Liberal should be able to see that.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 04:52 PM

28 It is no more a threat to Democracy than any other religion. There are variants of Islam that work just fine with Democracy. Of course there are also variants that are totally anti-democratic, but that is also true of any other religion. For an interesting read on the subject of fundamentalism, read The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong.
Perhaps the more violent strain of Islam have more popular appeal right now for the simple fact that many Muslims live without having a stake in their society; this is in some cases due to US interventionism, the best example being our support for Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: Rhyleh at October 09, 2006 06:07 PM

29 A variant of islam isn't islam. islam doesn't tolerate variants, indeed the very idea of deviating from the specific words uttered by an infallible and infinitely perfect deity is nonsensical. That's why there's so much violence between muslim sects - none of them consider the other groups "true" muslims.

The problem with equating islam to "any other religion" is that islam isn't just a religion. It's a political system and a way of controlling the tiniest detail of people's lives wrapped up in the trappings of a religion. It's the antithesis of democracy.

Posted by: Stewed Hamm at October 09, 2006 06:26 PM

30 Ryleh wrote: "Seriously, what do you expect this guy to do?
He's
speaking peacefully against extremism, and then you condemn him for
that too? What you all seemingly fail to realize is that if he were to
start a war on extremists, HE WOULD BE AN EXTREMIST. So bitching on
Youtube is a perfectly acceptable way for him to spread his message.
What are you guys doing to spread peace and moderation? Shooting all the violent people? Good luck with that approach."

1. He's condeming what he says is extremism, sure enough. Extremists who are NOT Muslim. He wants to point out that American media is linking Muslims to terrorists.

2. He's condeming Christians for the acts of a very tiny minority who have committed violence to stop abortion but what does he say about the cowards who shoot nuns in the back? What does he say about the jerk-wads who riot over a few cartoons?

3. My first comment still stands. Which flight is he on? It's his metaphor, so I want an answer. If his religion is hijacked then what is he going to do? Storm the cockpit or sit quiet in his seat and wait?

Posted by: GI Joe at October 09, 2006 08:34 PM

31 It is no more a threat to Democracy than any other religion.



Rhyleh, whatever small piece of credibility you had is now gone. You are either stupid, or you are worse. Neither is palatable to freedom.

Posted by: jesusland joe at October 09, 2006 09:30 PM

32 This idiot has been hacking me off for weeks. Oh crap, I just said that about a muslim. Someone may take that literally. Sorry. I mean he's just making me ANGRY. Mainly because he's being PROMOTED on YouTube by "CAIR at YouTube", a.k.a. Ahmed Bedier (user name 'bedier'). Make no mistake, this is NOT just a guy in a room with no financing behind his videos. His schtick is MEANT to appeal to the young and uninitiated PC thugs out there. He's giving them lines to regurgitate.

When we get a "Mock Ummahfilms" contest up, I'll let you guys know.

Oh, and these comparisons to the Civil Rights movement and what black people went through in this country? I might just throw down with him myself. After all, I don't think he'd have any problems hitting a girl back.

Posted by: Pim's Ghost at October 09, 2006 09:54 PM

33 Why is it that when simple truthful facts are spoken so clearly, people still can not see it? How many times have you heard a person of one faith speak negatively about an others or say that they are Christian so they donít drink when others say "I am a Christian, would you like to have a drink?"the guy in this video is awesome and has more common since than most of you have all together

Posted by: lora at October 12, 2006 05:46 PM






Processing 0.02, elapsed 0.0086 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0042 seconds, 41 records returned.
Page size 26 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.