Skip to comments.Muslims urged to buy influence in world media
Posted on 09/13/2006 11:44:02 AM PDT by Alouette
RIYADH (Reuters) - Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets to help change anti-Muslim attitudes around the world, ministers from Islamic countries heard at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
Information ministers and officials meeting under the auspices of the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the world's largest Islamic body, said Islam faced vilification after the September 11 attacks, when 19 Arabs killed nearly 3,000 people in U.S. cities in 2001.
"Muslim investors must invest in the large media institutions of the world, which generally make considerable profits, so that they have the ability to affect their policies via their administrative boards," OIC chief Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told the gathering in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
"This would benefit in terms of correcting the image of Islam worldwide," he said, calling on Muslim countries to set up more channels in widely-spoken foreign languages.
Muslim stakes in Western media are minimal. Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns 5.46 percent of media conglomerate News Corp., the Rupert Murdoch-run group behind the Fox News Channel. The U.S. channel is generally seen as right-wing and no friend of Arab or Muslim interests.
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They p0wn AP and Reuters
Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.
Air America is for sale...
You think they haven't already?
Take a look at the media and its sell of the muslim line.
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
We need to stop enriching the Wahhabi kingdom! It's time for a Manhattan project to find alternative oil sources and alternative energy sources.
I'm sure they could get a good deal on the NYT or the LAT. But then, they already own them, I guess.
Your gas money at work.
Well, that would solve Katie's sign-off problem. She would say, Allahu Akhbar!
Through her bourqua.
I'm a little surprised she doesn't say that now.
A US channel generally seen as right-wing by liberal critics of Rupert Murdoch who've been hounding him in England and Australia since the 1960s.
More aware viewers see News Corp. executives giving money to Democrat presidential campaigns.
Fox News is to the right of CNN but CNN US is to the right of CNN Europe/World. Doesn't mean a thing.
They can change my anti-Muslim attitude by stopping the murdering and doing good in the world not by "telling me" how good they are.
Yup. Sad. They look to be prospering from following the will of Allah more than we are following the will of the Burger Supreme Court. Big surprise.
Try buying part of the state-owned media outlets in their countries.
How much of FOX do they own already 40% 45% add what they own of companies that own FOX stock, it is probably well over 50%!
Their reporting against the islamofascist and other terrorists and aljazeera dropped dramatically when they saudis bought that 40% chunk
What ever happened to the "good old days" of just slicing out the infidels' tongues when they told the world the truth about Islam?
Howzabout urging them to stop killing people? That'd go a long way to improve their image in the media.
That's because you think for yourself and don't believe everything you hear on the MSM like a good brain numbed Demobot.
The fact that special interest groups can buy large media outlets and twist the way news is presented is not only an accepted pracitce but is publicly acknowledged in this article speaks volumes about why the 'old media' is in trouble and the 'new media' is gaining ground.
WHy not just keep on killing yourselves and innocents to make your point? After all muslims will be knows as cowardly terrorists that hide behind women and children for the next 1000 years. You might as well just play it to the finish.
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