and how we got here
Why does the news media present such a different face of terrorism and of Islam itself compared to sources such as this website? Well, where do journalists go for their information? Whom do they trust? Appallingly, in America they trust their avowed enemy the Muslim Brotherhood.
Stephen Coughlin follows on from his previous video on the matter, which I have posted as: "Our enemy wants to control our decision making". Coughlin, a Russian speaker, was once a top Cold War analyst & later became the Pentagon's top advisor on Islam before being rooted out by Muslim Brotherhood elements within the US government. He was in the interesting position of being simultaneously threatened with a prison term by his superiors in US Intelligence while also receiving death threats from Muslim Sharia law supporters outside the government.
As I keep repeating, generally people make the best decisions they can based on the best information available to them. Most are trying to be honest in their appraisals and generous when there is doubt. In the end though, and, despite our much vaunted post-modernist rejection of authority, we end up doing exactly this: relying on authority. People like politicians, academics, Faith leaders and journalists. But where do they get their information? Who are they trusting for the truth?
Coughlin quotes Carlos the Jackal: "Only a coalition of Marxists and Islamists can destroy the United States" and by implication the West. I don't use the phrase must watch very often, but this is 11 minutes that really is a must watch. Coughlin's brilliant book Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad is available on Amazon or Fishpond.
I wonder who the New Zealand media trust for information about Islam?