By Nathan Barton
(Thanks to Marsh for this.)
The Geller Report accuses, with good documentation and justification, the Mainstream Media with spreading a false narrative about how Muslims are THE heroes of the Houston-Harvey cataclysm. Apparently ignoring the “usual” heroes and such politically-incorrect groups as the Cajun Navy and the large number of christian relief groups and volunteers (and huge numbers of private businesses) helping the many victims of the natural disaster, they are pushing the idea that Muslims are demonstrating the love of Allah for others. Even while their photos and interviews and data prove that it is business as usual for the Islamic Society of North America, the US franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood.
I just saw an example of this today on an NBC website with all kinds of pictures of hardworking Muslim volunteers – all sitting around and praying in the middle of the street (I guess to prove that they were Muslims). Just as the pictures in the Geller Report (from Mainstream Media sources) showed a few people being helped in Islamic cultural centers – but oddly enough, all appearing to be Muslims. I have no problem with people prioritizing aid to go to their fellow believers. I do have a problem with the MSM lying about it to paint an erroneous picture to sway public opinion.
Of course, to give the devil his due, this really IS news. That is, Muslims helping non-Muslims (or for that matter, Muslims helping other Muslims beyond just a quicker passage to “Paradise”, as we see in too many parts of the world).
After all, Christians are always helping other people: Christians, Jews, Atheists, Muslims, whatever. That is no more “news” (in the eyes of the media, especially) than “Dog bites Man.” (Of course, when you get right down to it: most of the news out of the Middle East, at least those reports of Muslims killing Muslims and anyone else they can, aren’t really “news” either.)
But to see Muslims even pretending to help non-Muslims is indeed newsworthy: truly the equivalent of “Man bites Dog.” You certainly will have to look hard to find what is happening in Houston (if the pictures aren’t all staged), being replicated in the big cities with large Muslim populations like London, Paris’ suburbs, Madrid, Barcelona, or that “little town” across the river from Brussels. Much less in cities with huge Muslim populations like Cairo, Gaza, Beirut, Fallujah, and elsewhere.
The West sheds way too much blood in the Middle East. There is no doubt about it. And too much of it is innocent blood. Killing true civilians, especially children and the elderly, is a crime for which the West should hang its head, and for which it deserves punishment. Creating conditions in which still more people die or are severely wounded is equally hideous.
But Muslims, and especially Muslim rulers, are as bad, and often much worse. Western elites, and powers such as NATO and the FedGov, did not FORCE Saddam or Ghedaffi to become bloodyhanded, cruel dictators. They did not require that the Saudi gangsters round up and torture and kill those who are of different sects of Islam or who fail to follow their Salafi interpretations of the Koran or Shari’a. (Though the West certainly turns their eyes away from much of what all these murdering thugs do, and in some cases incites and instigates and encourages them.)
No, the brutal warlords and autocrats of the Ummah (the Muslim world) didn’t learn this from the West. They have far more ancient and more cruel examples which they eagerly follow. The Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, for example, and the bloodthirsty antics of dozens of Caliphs, right back to the desert-raider behavior of Mohammad (peanut butter und honig) 1400 years ago.
It is claimed by many, and no reason to doubt otherwise, that “Allah” is the same Creator God that Hebrews and christians worship. That is not the point. It may be the same God, but it is how they worship Him that is evil and intolerable. Just as those Canaanites claimed to worship “the Lord” (Ba’al) – but did so with human sacrifice and other unspeakable rites.
Of course, the media people who are pushing this have their own gods to worship: wealth and power and prestige and their lusts to indulge their passions and excesses – especially that lust to lord it over the rest of us. So while they have no reluctance to viciously attack religions like Judaism or Protestantism or Catholicism, they stay away from even milder versions of attacking Islam. At least not until the Muslim leaders and masses have served their usefulness to the media and the rest of the elite.
NO one, whatever they call themselves or claim to be, whether Jewish or Hindu or Christian or Muslim or Atheist or Agnostic, has the right to attack or abuse others, directly or not. And no one should be forced to provide charity or aid to ANYone of any faith, and no matter what situation the needy persons may be in. But people (and entities like the media) SHOULD be held accountable for publishing lies and propaganda of this nature.