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Liberal Filmmaker Erick Allen Bell Attacks Islam On Fox News
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Posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

On Tuesday, Fox & Friends invited former documentary filmmaker Erick Allen Bell back on the program to continue a discussion about a political conversion he underwent while making a film about the construction of a large mosque in Tennessee. Bell set out to make a film about the religious intolerance of southern evangelicals but he says what he discovered about radical Islam while making the film forced him to reconsider his preconceptions. "The liberal media, which I didn't believe existed before this -- I thought that was invented by Rush Limbaugh — there is a liberal media," said Bell. "And they do have a bias. They're not interested in this story."

"I wrongly thought that the opposition to the mosque was about evangelicals wanting to maintain the home court advantage and just not wanting another religion to have such a big facility in their town," said Bell. "Sure enough, there is no such thing as radical Islam -- it doesn't exist. Islam is radical. Muslims, fortunately, in America mostly -- not radical. But Islam is radical to the core."

Bell says he set out to write over 100 blog posts for the liberal site Daily Kos outlining some facts that he felt most people did not know about Islam on issues like freedom of religion, the rights of women and gays. "I was told I was right-wing and an Islamophobe for pointing these things out," said Bell.

Fill-in co-host Eric Bolling asked Bell how he felt he was being treated by the liberal media after he had his epiphany.

"Well, they don't return my calls," said Bell. "They loved me when I was saying that this was a civil rights issue. The only media that's paying attention to this issue when I present facts — scary facts -- are the conservative media."

Bell said he did a one hour pre-interview with National Public Radio but they declined to air a report on his film.

"Why is that," asked Bolling.

"I think it's hard to admit when you are wrong," said Bell. "There's a perceptive disability that a lot of liberals have. When I say Islam, they hear Muslim. So if I say 'I'm against Islam,' they hear 'I'm against Muslims,' which sounds like hate speech. And the last thing that NPR wants to do is engage in what they perceive to be hate speech."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee; War on Terror
KEYWORDS:
Eric Allen Bell describing his epiphany, one of those rare libs who have the intellectual honesty to admit he was wrong.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:36 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

A Liberal who is honest, rare


2 posted on 09/26/2012 8:01:02 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Impala64ssa

And who better than Fill-in co-host Eric Bolling to let him
have his say?


3 posted on 09/26/2012 8:01:08 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Impala64ssa

The liberal media are skid marks on Journalism’s shorts.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 8:02:41 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Alarming that islam brainwashing is spreading through out the US so fast.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Impala64ssa
After all ? : " the future does not belong to those who slander Islam "

The future belongs to those in the Islamic world who would commit crimes and atrocities to humanity, foster the prosperity of and the promotion of world poverty, genocide of Christians and Jews, and create and instigate future wars belonging to and owned by Islam.
6 posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:22 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey guys I just got a warning that our Twitter and Facebook accounts are going to be a target tonight. Anybody else hear this?


7 posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:32 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: scooby321

And thus realized he could no longer be a liberal.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey guys I just got a warning that our Twitter and Facebook accounts are going to be a target tonight. Anybody else hear this?


9 posted on 09/26/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Impala64ssa

Pretty hilarious (or sad) to see all these formerly secular liberals trashing the 1st amendment while defending Islamic law.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 8:07:18 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: Ohiobelle

I don’t know if this is true but the Saudis are doing something to Twitter & Facebook in honor of National day?? I don’t think it’s high alert concern.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Impala64ssa
[T]he last thing that NPR wants to do is engage in what they perceive to be hate speech.

Wot? NPR sure hated Juan Williams when they issued a fat wad against him.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 8:11:00 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: scooby321

They, Islam, send their sons(& daughters) out to die for their god; Christians have a God that sent His Son (Jesus Christ) to die for us!


13 posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:51 PM PDT by Letmarch75 ( If a man knows the right way to live and does not live it, there is no greater coward).)
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To: scooby321

They, Islam, send their sons(& daughters) out to die for their god; Christians have a God that sent His Son (Jesus Christ) to die for us!


14 posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:52 PM PDT by Letmarch75 ( If a man knows the right way to live and does not live it, there is no greater coward).)
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To: Ohiobelle

Talking to yourself, newb?

Sniff...


15 posted on 09/26/2012 8:20:47 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Impala64ssa
"The liberal media, which I didn't believe existed before this..."

Yes, that's the way it works. First you are inside the liberal bubble, then something happens to make you venture outside the bubble, and then... No more comfort zone, sayonara emotional support system, but at least you can permit yourself to start seeing the obvious.

He mentions Rush Limbaugh, and I hope he listens. Rush is great at helping liberals recover.

16 posted on 09/26/2012 8:22:43 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Impala64ssa

This is pretty stunning. All it took was for him to tell the truth about what he found out about Islam rather than mouthing the party line to find out the media is biased. It will be interesting to see where he goes with this. A+++ for intellectual honesty.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 8:25:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Impala64ssa

I can not beleive liberals don’t know that Islam is an oppressive, radical social, political and economic system. I think they want to pit the Muslims against the Christians here like they pit black against white. They enjoy creating the social disease and suffering.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 8:26:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Impala64ssa

A liberal who tells the truth will be savaged by his own side


19 posted on 09/26/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ohiobelle

it’s irrelevant to this thread, and who gives a crap what happens to FB and Twit anyhow?


20 posted on 09/26/2012 8:28:22 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Hardraade

Spoken like a Rino elite! Sniff...


21 posted on 09/26/2012 8:32:34 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: bigbob

Well I would be sooo upset. lol


22 posted on 09/26/2012 8:32:52 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Impala64ssa

He’s noticing now how tough life is for conservatives vs when he was a liberal. I hope he has strong convictions. We desperately need filmmakers on our side.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 8:56:54 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Has anyone invited this guy to join FR?

Cheers!

24 posted on 09/26/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Impala64ssa
"There's a perceptive disability that a lot of liberals have. When I say Islam, they hear Muslim. So if I say 'I'm against Islam,' they hear 'I'm against Muslims' . . . ."

I am glad he makes that point for two reasons 1) tens of millions of Muslims in Turkey where I lived for about a year on the civilian economy in Ankara do not like Islamism (political Islam, sharia law) and 2) a liberal's "perceptive disability" explains why liberals cannot distinguish between legal immigration and ILLEGAL aliens (businessmen who love that "cheap", taxpayer-subsidized labor can but don't care it is about $$$$).

26 posted on 09/26/2012 9:09:36 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Letmarch75
RE: "They, Islam, send their sons(& daughters) out to die for their god; Christians have a God that sent His Son (Jesus Christ) to die for us!"

Actually you have to qualify that.. the mentally retarded and the handicapped sons and daughters.. there are millions available in Islamist societies. google, inbreeding Islam. To wit,

Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels:

. . . close to ninety percent [of the suicide bombers were] suffering from severe illness such as blindness, cancer, missing limbs or leprosy. Many Muslim societies . . . have a low social acceptance of handicaps and severe illnesses . . . being physically handicapped or mentally retarded often leads to exclusion . . . and becoming a martyr might be the only chance of achieving social recognition and honour — if not just a way to end the pain of being socially isolated (which is especially traumatizing in collectivist cultures like Islam). Al Qaida’s use of people with Down’s syndrome might be another unpleasant side effect of the many chromosomal illnesses resulting from inbreeding between first cousins. People with low intelligence (because of inbreeding) might also be easier to brainwash with fundamentalist Islam

.. it just occurred to me! That's why the dailyucss crowd protects Islamists.. they're family!

27 posted on 09/26/2012 9:16:52 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: grey_whiskers
RE: Has anyone invited this guy to join FR?

Juan Williams? I hear him as a guest on conservative talk radio.. I think he'd be more likely to join dailycuss or mediasmatters.

28 posted on 09/26/2012 9:22:04 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: rockybalmon
RE: "Its my view that these muslims need a punch in the nose."

My reply #26 states my honest opinion vis-a-vis Islamism (political Islam, sharia law) and the everyday "westernized" Muslim that was the goal and accomplishment to some degree of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk when he founded the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923.

Yes, things are changing as the Islamist AK Party with the help, some say, of Fethullah Gülen founder of the Gülen Movement currently a U.S. citizen and living in Pennsylvania with scores of his followers. He is very active over there now; he fled Turkey in the 1990s when Islamism was not allowed in the secular government of Turkey. Now Islamists seem to be trying to force an Iran-style Islamic "republic" on the 40+ percent of Turks who do not want it.

30 posted on 09/26/2012 9:38:33 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: grey_whiskers

He still is a leftist but he’s an honest guy.

Leftists were they to visit any Muslim country would be appalled. It’s more about bringing down the system and “the enemy of my enemy” than any rational thought on the subject.

Brits on the left brought in Muzzies to water down the white / conservative vote. Now they don’t want to live in the country they helped destroy.


31 posted on 09/26/2012 9:38:54 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Impala64ssa
Bell says he set out to write over 100 blog posts for the liberal site Daily Kos outlining some facts that he felt most people did not know about Islam on issues like freedom of religion, the rights of women and gays. "I was told I was right-wing and an Islamophobe for pointing these things out," said Bell.

And I'm sure that's the first time he's seen that particular tactic used....

I'll save my pity party for when he outs his former "comrades" for this practice so endemic of the left.

32 posted on 09/26/2012 10:04:26 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: Impala64ssa

This is great news. I hope there will be more to see the truth, although from how he is being treated, it looks like far too many don’t want to see the truth.


33 posted on 09/26/2012 11:08:45 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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To: scooby321

A shamshir does not differentiate between a liberal neck and a conservative neck.

It would behoove liberals to realize this.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 4:19:33 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Related - a few progressives are seeing the light.

A Progressive Liberal on Islam
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2012/07/a-progressive-liberal-on-islam.html


35 posted on 09/27/2012 4:56:33 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

wow, that was impressive!


36 posted on 09/27/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: listenhillary

This is a critique of an ideology — an ideology that is inherently hostile to democracy, free speech, freedom of the press, women’s rights and other fundamental human rights — principles that all progressives should support wholeheartedly. Islam’s brutal subjugation of women should be reason enough to make all liberals unite in heated opposition to it. (And the fact that this has not happened indicates that something very strange and unlikely is going on here, between Islam and the political left.)

A Progressive Liberal on Islam
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2012/07/a-progressive-liberal-on-islam.html


37 posted on 09/27/2012 5:02:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: xsmommy

It blew me away. I wonder how long he will continue to call himself a progressive.


38 posted on 09/27/2012 5:03:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

i wonder if he can peel off any other progressives so that they may also see the light?


39 posted on 09/27/2012 5:04:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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