Congratulations to ABC for reminding me why I never watch the MSM anymore.
“Primetime” did a cute little ‘experiment’ (READ: “baiting”) in order to bolster their views on “Islamophobia”.
It was a propaganda piece directed against the justified anger and resentment of Americans toward Islam being shoved down our throats, as well as an attempt to prettify a misogynist, oppressive, inherently violent theocracy:
The Sept. 11 attacks, the Iraq war and suicide bombings worldwide have changed not only the way we live but the way we look at those around us, especially Muslims. “Islamophobia” has entered the American vernacular, and the anti-Muslim attitudes and prejudice it describes remain common.
But what if you witnessed “Islamophobia” in action and saw someone being victimized because of someone else’s prejudices? What would you do?
Our actor, Sabina, walked into the bakery in search of apple strudel. When she reached the counter, an actor posing as a sales clerk was quick to greet her with hateful anti-Muslim language.
“Get back on the camel and go back to wherever you came from,” he said. “You got that towel on your head. I don’t know what’s underneath your dress. Just please take your business and go elsewhere with it.”
“Sir, I am an American, I was born and raised here,” she said.
The other customers seemed to hear the exchange but they barely looked toward our actors. When no one came to her defense, Sabina made a direct appeal to one customer.
“Sir, would you mind ordering me an apple strudel? That’s why I am here,” Sabina said.
Though visibly shaken by the hateful words, the man gave Sabina the cold shoulder, completed his purchase, and walked out of the bakery. “I really think that a person who owns his own business should be able to say who they sell to,” he said after we told him about the experiment.
ABC’s production crew outfitted The Czech Stop, a bustling roadside bakery north of Waco, Texas, with hidden cameras and two actors. One played a female customer wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf, or hijab. The other acted as a sales clerk who refused to serve her and spouted common anti-Muslim and anti-Arab slurs.
The polarity of reactions was shocking, from support to seething disapproval. Never did we expect customers to be so passionate or candid.
……The young woman in our experiment was an actor, but many of the hateful words she heard were based on the experiences of Chicago-born Nohayia Javed, who was watching our experiment from the control van. Javed said she has continually suffered verbal abuse and said she has even been physically attacked by fellow Americans — just because she is Muslim. “They always start off with, ‘you’re a terrorist, Osama-lover, towel-head, camel jockey’ on and on,” Javed said. “If I tell them I’m American, they’re like, ‘No you’re not. Just because you were born here doesn’t make you American.’ And I’m like, ‘What makes you American?'”
Well, Americans usually assimilate into the culture and don’t expect a good reception to people who pose as enemies of Western civilization. And yes, Islam is diametrically opposed to everything a free, democratic society stands for.
Hint: If you dress the part, don’t be surprised at the reactions.
For good measure, “Primetime” also cited a couple of examples of people who were quite proud to go along with ABC’s pap, and accuse the normal response to a representative of Islam, as “bigotry and hatred”.
And then, in an astonishing display of Islamic sycophancy, they followed up with this:
Misconception: The terms “Muslim” and “Arab” are synonymous.
Truth: Only between 18 and 20 percent of Muslims worldwide are Arab (source: the Council on American-Islamic Relations).
The largest Muslim population in the world is in Indonesia (source: the CIA World Factbook).
Most American Arabs are Christian, not Muslim (source: U.S. census figures). “Arab” is a geographic/cultural term. “Muslim” refers to an adherent of Islam.
THE REAL TRUTH: CAIR is a wing of Hamas. Any “statistics” retrieved from them are going to be skewed against ‘infidels’ to begin with. Arab is a race, not a religion. Proportionately, Middle Eastern Arabs are predominately muslim. Most of them are not Christian, and for good reason. Christianity isn’t welcome in places like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Syria, or Egypt.
Misconception: Muslim women are oppressed and forced to wear the hijab.
Truth: Women often see it as empowering because they are not viewed as sexual objects but judged by their character.
Muslim advocacy groups point out that four out of the five countries with the largest Muslim populations — Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Turkey — have had female heads of state, something the United States cannot claim.
THE REAL TRUTH: The muslim women in Western countries have the option of wearing the hijab, or not. Let their sockpuppet Javed walk around the streets of Saudi Arabia or Iran, without that “empowering” head-to-toe shroud, and see what happens.
When the most oppressive of Islamic countries–Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, et al,–elect female heads of state, then that argument might hold water.
Oh by the way, the Koran advocates oppression of women, big time:
Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted”
Surah 4:3 – A Muslim man can marry up to 4 women; a Muslim woman can have only one man.
Surah 2:229 – Men can ask for a divorce. Women can’t.
Surah 4:11 – A woman can only inherit half of what a man can
Surah 4:34 – Women cannot serve as imams, but they can’t even lead a prayer in front of men.
Surah 33:53 – A woman cannot answer the door at home if a husband is not there.
Surah 33:33 – Women should stay in their houses and not travel without permission of husband/fathers.
Surah 4:34 – A husband can beat a wife into submission if the wife refuses sexual relations.
Qur’an 2:228- “And it is for the women to act as they (the husbands) act by them, in all fairness; but the men are a step above them.
The Islamic nation-states put every one of those verses into practice.
Misconception, my ass.
Misconception: Islam promotes violence and terrorism.
Truth: According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, prominent Muslims, Islamic organizations and Islamic scholars have repeatedly denounced the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and terrorism in general. One letter sent to President George W. Bush was signed by leaders from nine American-Muslim organizations, which together represent most of the seven million Muslims in the United States. Jihad is a term that is often misunderstood and associated with violent radical militants. However, according to Muslim advocates, the word jihad means to “strive, struggle and exert effort.” It is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle by military forces in the battlefield for self-defense or fighting against tyranny or oppression (source: the Council on American-Islamic Relations).
THE REAL TRUTH: CAIR, again a “source” for this blatant lie, has several “unindicted co-conspirators” and many ties to terrorism.
CAIR leader convicted on terror charges:
CAIR’s terrorist activities, promotion, and funding:
The “jihad” term is used by muslim fanatics when they describe the motivation behind their “struggle” against Western civilization, but mostly just before they blow things up in the name of Islam.
The are simply carrying out what Mohammad and the Koran proscribe:
II.161: Surely those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers, these it is on whom is the curse of Allah and the angels and men all.
IX. 5-6: Kill those who join other gods with God wherever you may find them.
IV.74: Let those who fight in the cause of God who barter the life of this world for that which is to come; for whoever fights on God’s path, whether he is killed or triumphs, We will give him a handsome reward. (Must be those 72 virgins)
VIII.39-42: Say to the Infidels: if they desist from their unbelief, what is now past shall be forgiven; but if they return to it, they have already before them the doom of the ancients! Fight then against them till strife be at an end, and the religion be all of it God’s.
4.56: (As for) those who disbelieve in Our communications, We shall make them enter fire; so oft as their skins are thoroughly burned, We will change them for other skins, that they may taste the chastisement; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
5.51: O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
Yep, chock full of tolerance, peace, and love, that Koran….
Misconception: Nearly all American Arabs are recent immigrants.
Truth: Many American Arabs immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s and their families are now third- or fourth-generation American. (source: Tony Kutallyi of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of New Jersey). More than a third of U.S. Muslims are born in the United States. (source: the Council on American Islamic Relations).
THE REAL TRUTH: There’s that CAIR source again…Most folks in the U.S. are either Christian, Jewish, or ‘infidels’, a fact not lost on CAIR, who has mounted a campaign of censorship and intimidation against critics of its terrorist proclivities. They just tried it with Charles Johnson, owner of the Little Green Footballs site. CAIR found out that Americans won’t be intimidated.
Link to story here:
Newsflash ABC: We’re not intimidated by you either.