An attempt is made to share the truth regarding issues concerning Israel and her right to exist as a Jewish nation. This blog has expanded to present information about radical Islam and its potential impact upon Israel and the West. Yes, I do mix in a bit of opinion from time to time.
Friday, May 30, 2014
NYT caves to Muslims, forces ad to modify use of “Islamist”
A full-page ad by the Investigative Project on Terrorism in Wednesday’s New York Times, followed by a prominent ad Thursday on the Times‘ website, is generating attention and controversy.
That’s no surprise.
The ad called for the end of a prohibition
on references to jihad and radical Islam in government publications and
programs. It cited several examples of terrorist attacks motivated by
radical Islamist ideology, and showed how organized groups try to bully
anyone who calls attention to the connection. To do so, they argue, is
inherently bigoted and blames all Muslims for the actions of a relative
Those critical of the ad cast it as anti-Muslim and Islamophobic.
That, too, is no surprise. If anything, it reinforces the ad’s message.
When the IPT writes that CAIR was founded as part of a Hamas-support network in the United States, it cites the official assessment of the FBI, reinforced by a written opinion
from a federal judge who reviewed the evidence and found “at least a
prima facie case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support
Open-minded people who take the time to
review the record, including the original source documents admitted into
evidence in a 2008 Hamas-support trial, are left scratching their heads
by CAIR’s ability to deny history.
“It is astonishing, given this
history, that the mainstream American media should routinely describe
CAIR as ‘a Muslim civil rights organization,’” Peter Skerry, a former legislative director for Rep. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and senior fellow at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, wrote in an article
for the Brookings Institution in 2011. “It is one thing for CAIR’s
leaders to ritualistically deny and obfuscate the organization’s
origins; it is quite another for America’s academic, political, and
media elites to systematically ignore them.”
The Times said it would pull the ad from its website mid Thursday if the IPT refused to alter the text. The change demanded was fairly subtle. Originally,
the ad said, “Stop the Islamist groups from undermining America’s
security, liberty and free speech.” Now, it says, “Stop the radical
It’s a minor distinction. But it came after Times’
officials reviewed the ad in advance and found that it met their
standards for publication. It was only after “being inundated with
customer complaints” was the change ordered by publisher Arthur
The Muslims – and the application of sharia – are winning. IPT
should have replaced every instance of Islamist with Islamic. The only
place such a distinction is made is in the West.