The Islamophobia panic, heightened by Peter King’s congressional hearings on radicalization, has spilled over into Canada. Leftist media outlets like CNN have substantial influence on public discourse, and now, the publicly funded Canadian broadcaster CBC has decided to make the hearings a top item on its daily program “As it Happens.” The program’s approach seeks to undermine the credibility of the hearings and add to the Islamophobia hysteria spurred on by the Muslim Brotherhood.
First, the CBC omitted a statement from King’s opening words that:
“the overwhelming majority of Muslim-Americans are outstanding Americans and make enormous contributions to our country.”
It went on to promote CAIR, and featured one Muslim guest to give his ‘expert’ analysis: Alejandro Beutel of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), which Steven Emerson has deemed an Islamist organization.
While CAIR officials have stated publicly that the group does not advocate Jihad by the sword, it uses something even more dangerous: Ideological Jihad which employs lies and deceptions (al-Tiqiyya) while strategically manipulating Western emotions.
Just look at Keith Ellison’s star performance at the King hearings where he practically wailed through his description of the anti-Muslim treatment of Mohammed Hamdani, the young Pakistani-born American who perished during his rescue efforts on 9-11.
Mohammed Salman Hamdani was a fellow American who gave his life for other Americans. His life should not be identified as just a member of an ethnic group or just a member of a religion but a fellow American who gave everything for his fellow Americans…..
CBC’s “As it Happens” featured Ellison’s crying testimony followed by Beutel’s commentary. While racism and stereotypes need to be addressed, the King hearings are not the place to do so. But Islamists mix it in to form a poisonous brew that stirs emotions and stifles the issue of radicalism.
As a final blow, Ottawa lawyer and top security Intelligence Specialist David Harris –who had seen the program’s description on the CBC Facebook page–posted his fair assessment of the coverage, warning about the agendas of CAIR and the MPAC. Within a couple of hours Harris’ post magically disappeared in what was a clear cut case of censorship.
In Canada citizens have been influenced by biased news coverage claiming the King hearings have promoted McCarthyism and Islamophobia. The hype has been fueled and fanned by Muslim Brotherhood offshoots like CAIR and the MPAC, hell-bent on undermining the serious problem the West has with creeping Islamization. What the King hearings have exposed is how much we need to push back. Pity the hearings excluded witnesses like Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes and Steven Emerson who could have better dealt with the onslaught coming from the leftist media working in overdrive.