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CNNís Upcoming Miniseries Equates Christian Activists with Taliban?
NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/20/2007 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 08/20/2007 12:22:19 PM PDT by Pyro7480

CNN's upcoming miniseries "God's Warriors," hosted by left-wing bias exemplar Christiane Amanpour, looks like it will play the old liberal game of moral equivalence. Amanpour reportedly compares Christian chastity advocates to the Taliban in the miniseries. Even the promos for the miniseries which have been running on CNN for the past few weeks demonstrate the probable "game plan" that Amanpour and CNN have in mind, grouping together pro-life Christian college students protesting in front of the Supreme Court, Jewish settlers on the West Bank, and Islamic radicals. To paraphrase an old children's jingle, "two of these things are not like the other."

An "unprecedented six-hour television event," the miniseries will examine "God's Jewish Warriors" on Tuesday night, "God's Muslim Warriors" on Wednesday night, and "God's Christian Warriors" on Thursday night. A preview of "God's Christian Warriors," which ran on Friday's "The Situation Room," featured an interview of Jerry Falwell, which was conducted a week before the evangelical pastor's death. As one might expect, Amanpour asked Falwell about his much-publicized connection of the 9/11 attacks with secularism in America, in particular, the legalization of abortion.

The preview also juxtaposed clips from the Falwell interview with file footage of the bombing at a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic in 1998, and other attacks on abortionists from the 1990s that, in Amanpour's words, were conducted by "radical opponents [who] had long waged their holy war against abortion clinics," which also "terrified many women."

Amanpour also claimed that this violence "not only frightened a number of abortion clinics into closing, it also caused a public backlash," presumably against the wider pro-life movement, which is a debatable claim, given the continued viability of the pro-life movement. It is not clear from this preview whether Amanpour mentions in her documentary the fact that all mainstream pro-life leaders and organizations have repeatedly condemned violence against abortion providers.

The AP's David Bauder wrote positively of Amanpour and the upcoming minseries in an article on Monday. Bauder mentioned Amanpour's treatment of a "fundamentalist Christian group" called BattleCry in the miniseries (a preview of this can be viewed on YouTube). The following excerpt is another clue which supports the theory that Amanpour and CNN have their "moral equivalence" hat on.

The segment on Christians explores BattleCry in some depth, digging at the roots of an organization that fights against some of the cruder elements of popular culture and urges teenagers to be chaste. In noting how girls at some BattleCry events are encouraged to wear long dresses, Amanpour asks the group's leader how it is different from the Taliban.

Encouraging modest dress is the same as forcing girls out of school, beating women who don't wear burkhas, and publicly-executing offenders?

Given all of the above, it looks like the MRC will have a lot to write about in the upcoming week.

—Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amanpour; antitheist; battlecry; christians; cnn; godswarriors; persecution; taliban; warslut
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More of the same from CNN.
1 posted on 08/20/2007 12:22:22 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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CNN's upcoming miniseries "God's Warriors," hosted by left-wing bias exemplar Christiane Amanpour, looks like it will play the old liberal game of moral equivalence. Amanpour reportedly compares Christian chastity advocates to the Taliban in the miniseries.

That's right. All those horrible Christians beheading teenagers because of premarital sex...

2 posted on 08/20/2007 12:24:09 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I drink coffee for your protection.)
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How about the circumcision of young girls by your muslim buddies Ammanpour?


3 posted on 08/20/2007 12:28:22 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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http://www.battlecry.com/

Didn’t read anything in their website about stoning or beheading.

4 posted on 08/20/2007 12:28:26 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Yep, they are just demonstrating the moral equivalence.

Rosie O’Donnell said that radical Christianity is just as dangerous as radical Islam. I’m sure she will approve of this series.


5 posted on 08/20/2007 12:29:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Pyro7480
The War Slut rides again.
6 posted on 08/20/2007 12:33:22 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (O Death in Life, the days that are no more.)
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To: Pyro7480

To counteract this nonsense, buy and read the book by Robert Spencer: Religion of Peace? Why ....

The left has been saying that Christianity = terrorism.
I suppose it’s impossible for a leftist to see the difference between Christianity and the underlying philosophy that drives the cult of death.


7 posted on 08/20/2007 12:34:56 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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Trying to remember the last time a Christian girl was stoned to death for riding in a car with a boy she wasn’t married to...


8 posted on 08/20/2007 12:36:15 PM PDT by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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According to CNN and other liberals, everybody is the Taliban except for the Taliban.


9 posted on 08/20/2007 12:37:46 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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So the Christian activists have blown up ancient statues, stoned women, imposed clothing restrictions, imposed personal grooming standards, etc? Yeah right. hahaha


10 posted on 08/20/2007 12:39:44 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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I watched the CBS show Jericho for the first time this weekend. I'd never watched it before but knew there had been uproar from the masses when it was canceled at the end of last season, only to be resurrected for the coming season.

I knew it was supposed to be a post-apocalypse story with the US suffering terrorist nuclear attacks. Of course, in the one show I watched, the villainous terrorists were comprised partially of right-wing religious types.

More of the same. If we were more like our Islamic counter-types, we'd be rioting.

11 posted on 08/20/2007 12:39:59 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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Well said! That really sums up the lib media for me...


12 posted on 08/20/2007 12:41:07 PM PDT by Chubby
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To: Pyro7480
In noting how girls at some BattleCry events are encouraged to wear long dresses, Amanpour asks the group's leader how it is different from the Taliban.

The answer to that question should have been "Do you mean apart from the blatantly obvious difference that we encourage modest dress while the Taliban forces girls out of schools and beats women for daring to deviate from the prescribed burqas and executes women for a variety of non-offenses? Because if you are asking about differences beyond those blatantly obvious ones we might not have time to get to the rest of your questions?"

13 posted on 08/20/2007 12:41:50 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Fred Thompson 2008! Taking America Back for Conservatives!)
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The preview also juxtaposed clips from the Falwell interview with file footage of the bombing at a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic in 1998, and other attacks on abortionists from the 1990s that, in Amanpour's words, were conducted by "radical opponents [who] had long waged their holy war against abortion clinics," which also "terrified many women."

Hey, as long as they balance it out with video of babies getting their brains sucked out and limbs being ripped off, I'm all for it.

14 posted on 08/20/2007 12:41:53 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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>>The preview also juxtaposed clips from the Falwell interview with file footage of the bombing at a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic in 1998, and other attacks on abortionists from the 1990s that, in Amanpour’s words, were conducted by “radical opponents [who] had long waged their holy war against abortion clinics,” which also “terrified many women.”

Amanpour also claimed that this violence “not only frightened a number of abortion clinics into closing, it also caused a public backlash,” presumably against the wider pro-life movement, which is a debatable claim, given the continued viability of the pro-life movement. It is not clear from this preview whether Amanpour mentions in her documentary the fact that all mainstream pro-life leaders and organizations have repeatedly condemned violence against abortion providers.<<

I was with five miles of three of those bombings. they were sheer terrorism of the worst kind.

The difference is that 99% of Christians were horrified and turned against any support for that kind of thing and help to find and stop further such actions.

If the first suicide bombing had been met by the Muslim world with the attitude of “never again in our names” CNN would have a better argument.


15 posted on 08/20/2007 12:42:12 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words)
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Perhaps someone should ask Amanpour “Who is cutting off heads and who insists on the ‘right’ to stick scissors into the skulls of babies?”

Now, just who equates to Islamic extremists?


16 posted on 08/20/2007 12:45:20 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Pyro7480

Christiane Amanpour, is the white dog turd of cable news.


17 posted on 08/20/2007 12:55:50 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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Christian-bashing from CNN and their favorite America-hater.


18 posted on 08/20/2007 12:59:45 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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19 posted on 08/20/2007 1:01:40 PM PDT by Gritty (Radical Christianity is as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America-Rosie OíDonnell)
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Never forget that MR. Amanpour is Mr.Rubin who was Clinton’s asst. Secy of STATE!!


20 posted on 08/20/2007 1:02:43 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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