Skip to comments.Arab Propaganda and the New York Times
Posted on 01/24/2006 4:11:58 AM PST by unionblue83
The New York Times published a photograph of a young Pakistani boy recently standing with an old man next to an ancient, unfired artillery shell. It placed a caption under it that read: Pakistani men with the remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border.
A short time later, the newspaper changed the caption to: Correction: A picture caption on Saturday with an article about a U.S. airstrike on a village in Pakistan misidentified an unexploded ordinance. It was not the remains of a missile fired at a house.
The photograph it appears was a fake. A propaganda stunt set up by the Pakastanis to fool the Western media. It worked.
(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...
"The propensity to manufacture propaganda in the Arab world is traditionally accepted as a method to safeguard honor and status and to avoid shame. It is not, as David Pryce-Jones explained in The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs, a matter of morality or malice. If honor so demands, he said, lies and cheating may become absolute imperatives. In fact, exploiting every possibility for converting shame to honor is considered a noble skill. Shia practice recognizes this predicament and permits taqyia, or precautionary dissimulation where Muslims can lie and cheat with religious sanctity.
Robert Spencer covers this in great detail in his "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam(And the Crusades)". Very well-sourced book and it appears that this is the case.
What can you do with a people who use taqiya as a matter of course, and who have no word for 'gratitutde' in their language?
"It's unclear why the West is continually drawn into the charade."That's a no brainer.Radical muslims(aka terrorists) and the msm are on the same page.Victory at any cost and any means to achieve that end is acceptable.
I am still amazed advertisers have no problem having their products associated with a newspaper known for intentional lying and fraud.
Based on their spelling, I guess the NY Times thinks regulations explode.
From what I've read, that's a pic taken in Afghanistan and not Pakistan too. It was ALL a lie.