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JIHAD IN AMERICA - ONLINE VIDEO
1995 | Steven Emerson

Posted on 09/25/2001 4:14:40 PM PDT by Lent

The video which many Muslim groups in the U.S. did not want to be seen:JIHAD IN AMERICA - ONLINE VIDEO


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1 posted on 09/25/2001 4:14:40 PM PDT by Lent
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To: collectingdust,maica,patent,rebdov,MHGinTN,Common Tator,Travis McGee
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2 posted on 09/25/2001 4:18:28 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent
major bump
3 posted on 09/25/2001 4:18:39 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Lent
long but powerful!
4 posted on 09/25/2001 4:19:08 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (dcbryan1)
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To: Manny Festo, 2sheep, TrueBeliever9, dennisw, Zadokite, Thinkin' Gal, American in Israel
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5 posted on 09/25/2001 4:19:19 PM PDT by Lent
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To: JohnHuang2 veronica dennisw Sabramerican by angelo
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6 posted on 09/25/2001 4:20:49 PM PDT by Lent
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To: kattracks
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7 posted on 09/25/2001 4:22:05 PM PDT by Lent
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To: DCBryan1
What a "prophetic" video if there ever was one.
9 posted on 09/25/2001 4:22:58 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Jonatron
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10 posted on 09/25/2001 4:26:26 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent
The video must be a fake because all Muslim leaders have assured us the Islam stands for peace and tolerance. Muslims couldn't possibly aid and abet terror. It must be that the Mossad infiltrated Muslim groups and disguised themselves as Muslims. Everyone knows that the most dangerous gangs are the Yeshiva students. They hide behind big books but are really plotting how to look like Muslims.
11 posted on 09/25/2001 4:30:18 PM PDT by rebdov
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To: Lent
BTTT.
12 posted on 09/25/2001 4:31:33 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Lent
Bump!!!!
13 posted on 09/25/2001 4:34:08 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: Lent, gracey, austingirl, quix, cajungirl
I've not viewed all of this yet but from what I've seen I thought you'd be interested. Chillingly prophetic.

Regards.

14 posted on 09/25/2001 4:34:27 PM PDT by Ted
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To: rebdov
"The video must be a fake because all Muslim leaders have assured us the Islam stands for peace and tolerance. Muslims couldn't possibly aid and abet terror. It must be that the Mossad infiltrated Muslim groups and disguised themselves as Muslims. Everyone knows that the most dangerous gangs are the Yeshiva students. They hide behind big books but are really plotting how to look like Muslims."

Hey, I appreciate the sarcasm! I'm really irritated that true Muslims aren't out demonstrating and screaming about their religion being hijacked! It's time for peacful Muslims to find their voices and demonstrate some utter outrage over murderous evil doers wrapping themselves in "Islam".

Geeze..... Enough already!
15 posted on 09/25/2001 4:36:30 PM PDT by demkicker
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To: rebdov
The video must be a fake because all Muslim leaders have assured us the Islam stands for peace and tolerance.

Hahaha. Yes, peace be unto you rebdov.

17 posted on 09/25/2001 4:36:56 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent
keep
18 posted on 09/25/2001 4:37:02 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Ted
What's particularly chilling is that after the initial opening, the camera pulls away from Emerson as he's speaking with the WTC behind him. Made several years ago and definitely puts some chills down your spine.
20 posted on 09/25/2001 4:39:58 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent
I am watching this. What a horror. "Arms and legs and blood must be spilled." Death and killing....
21 posted on 09/25/2001 4:41:11 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Lent
ALL happening HERE!!
22 posted on 09/25/2001 4:41:39 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Lent
Thanks for the bump, Lent. Great Find!
24 posted on 09/25/2001 4:46:07 PM PDT by jonatron
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To: Lent
ping
29 posted on 09/25/2001 4:52:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: veronica
Washington Report - I emailed this Jihad apologist online rag and highlighted the now seen to be stupid, and obstructionist critique of Emerson's video.Washington Report

Emerson's “Jihad in America”

by Paul Findley

March 1995, pg. 20

The campaign to defame Islam in America is alive and robust. As I watched Steven Emerson's hour-long production, "Jihad in America," broadcast recently over national television, a sage comment by an eminent Jew came to mind.

The late I.F. "Izzy" Stone, author, lecturer, commentator, historian and for many years publisher of a weekly newsletter, once told me, "Jews never had it so good as they've had it in the United States." But, discussing their concern about Israel's position in the Mideast, he cautioned, "They are afraid about the future. They feel they are at war, and many of them feel they have to fight and keep fighting." He added, "When people are at war it is normal for civil liberties to suffer."

When I interviewed him, although in declining health and with failing eyesight, he was still one of America's most respected journalists, a hero to academics.

"Israel," he said, peering through the thick lenses of his eyeglasses, "is on the wrong course. This period is the blackest in the history of the Jewish people. Arabs need to be dealt with as human beings."

If alive today, Stone would have cited Emerson's television production as wartime propaganda. Because many Israelis see Islam as an enemy, Emerson seems constrained to see Islam as his own enemy.

One of Emerson's techniques is casting the word jihad in the worst possible light. Emerson fails to note that in common Arab usage jihad means struggle, not military onslaught. Literally, jihad means to strive, struggle and exert effort. It is a basic Islamic concept that covers, at one extreme, struggles against evil inclinations within oneself and, at the other, stuggling on the battlefield if absolutely necessary for self-defense. Acts of individual, group or state terrorism are alien to Islam.

Jihad can involve military action only when legitimate states use force to defend the weak, protect society or establish justice. But Emerson presents it only as violent, explosive, indiscriminate carnage. This sets it apart from campaigns familiar to Americans that are entirely nonviolent like "wars" on poverty and illiteracy, a usage much like the use of "jihad" by Muslims.

The film is replete with unsupported scare tactics. At one point Emerson declares that Muslims want to establish an "Islamic empire," but offers no proof whatever. At another he warns that the single, isolated bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City is a certain forerunner of terrible acts of destructive violence nationwide.

He puts a false interpretation on a few emotional scenes videotaped at programs to raise funds to finance Muslim struggles in Afghanistan. Without any proof he presents them as sinister, subversive schemes to finance "Islamic terrorism" here "on American soil."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), based in Washington, DC, concludes: "From beginning to end, 'Jihad in America' and its producer, Steven Emerson, offered nothing but distorted snippets of fiery rhetoric, unsupported allegations and spurious juxtapositions to build a case against the Muslim community in America.

Acts of individual, group or state terrorism are alien to Islam. "The film was portrayed as factual and educational, while it contained many factual errors. The most obvious error was defining jihad as 'holy war.' We see this documentary as just one aspect of a recent trend toward anti-Islamic 'McCarthyism' by the media. In terms of potential hate crimes, it is now 'open season' on Muslims in America."

Emerson's recurring theme is that big trouble is brewing here because of the "radicalism of Islam" and the clandestine methods he attributes to it. He warns of "Islamic extremists committed to jihad in America." The only evidence he offers to support this forecast, according to CAIR's word-by-word examination of the transcript, consists of sound bites--brief cuttings from filmed coverage of meetings--in which U.S. Muslims were being urged to help finance Islamic struggles, but, contrary to Emerson's portrayal, the struggles were in other parts of the world, not in America.

Emerson deserts the truth in his zeal to misrepresent Islam as a barbaric, underground movement. For example, he leaves the impression that he was able to gain access to secret video tapes of clandestine meetings. In truth, almost all of the videos from which he clipped have been available routinely to the public. They were taken at public, not secret, meetings attended by locally elected mayors and other public officials, including, on one occasion, a representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Emerson tries to give Islam an unjustified ugly, gruesome appearance by quoting an Islamic militant as follows: "Allah's religion, may He be praised, must offer skulls, must offer martyrs. Blood must flow. There must be widows, there must be orphans. Hands and limbs must be cut..." This suggests to viewers a dreadful jihad in America. An examination of the entire video makes clear that the speaker, a recruiter for volunteers to help the Afghans, referred only to Afghanistan and the awful price Muslims there have been paying. Had Emerson explained that Allah is simply the Arabic word for God, viewers would have avoided the false impression that the Muslim God is different from the Christian God.

In two brief interludes of the program, Emerson said only a few Muslims are terrorists, but this caveat was so fleeting it would register only with viewers who watched intently. These gestures to peace-loving U.S. Muslims were quickly obliterated. At one point Emerson declared, "Our investigation has uncovered more than 30 groups that fund radical Islamic activities and operate under tax-exempt status."

By failing to identify the 30 groups, Emerson has put all Muslim charitable organizations under a cloud of suspicion.

No Link to Terrorism

To his credit, a few days after the presentation, Ambassador Philip Wilcox, coordinator of the Office of Counter-Terrrism of the U.S. Department of State, declared: "There is no link between Islam and violence and terrorism. That is a canard which we want to dismiss at the outset. Nor is there a worldwide Islamic network somehow waging jihad against the West. This is a concept that's brooded about sometimes, and there is virtually no intelligence information to suggest that such a network exists."

In a commentary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jack Shaheen, professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University, calls the Emerson program "perilous television, pandering to stereotypes that feed collective hatreds. The program's poisonous images encourage Americans to believe that all Muslims in the United States and their charitable and academic organizations are laundering money for a holy war in the Mideast. As a result...some peace-loving Muslims who genuinely respect the United States will likely be victimized by vicious slurs or hate crimes."

Former Congressman Paul Findley (R-IL) is chairman of the Council for the National Interest.

30 posted on 09/25/2001 4:53:03 PM PDT by Lent
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To: monkeyshine, American in Israel
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31 posted on 09/25/2001 4:54:07 PM PDT by d4now
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To: Recovering_Democrat
One chilling video - made in 1995 and nobody paid any attention except certain groups with a self-interest in preserving a false perception.
32 posted on 09/25/2001 4:55:58 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent
Absolutely a great post. There was an article posted several days ago that indicated that the producer of this film had to go into hiding as he had been targeted by Islamic assasins.
36 posted on 09/25/2001 5:11:25 PM PDT by CrossCheck
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To: Lent
After watching the video my first emotion was one of exceeding anger at our own government. How could our government, after the first WTC bombing, sit on their collective asses and allow another one to take place.

In the last 8 years this Country would not tollerate any organized hate group except one that hates our own Country? Is that what we are to believe? The evidence seems irrefuteable!

There has to be a SEA CHANGE in this government. The sodden headed, immasculated, idiots running the show for the last 30 years have to go! Now!

37 posted on 09/25/2001 5:11:34 PM PDT by fightu4it
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To: Lent
Atlanta 1990: "Allah's religion....must offer martyrs..Blood must flow...There must be widows. There must be orphans . Hands and feet must be cut. Limbs and blood must be spread everywhere...In order that Allah's religion stand on its feet"

Anyone know whether Powell has called on the speaker to be in his "coalition"? We want Arafat, Syria, Iran....et al, to feel at home.

38 posted on 09/25/2001 5:12:34 PM PDT by Sabramerican
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To: Sabramerican
BUMP! This is SO important - everyone needs to see this!
39 posted on 09/25/2001 5:13:37 PM PDT by American72
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To: CrossCheck
Absolutely a great post. There was an article posted several days ago that indicated that the producer of this film had to go into hiding as he had been targeted by Islamic assasins.

You had to figure the fatwas would be flowing forth with a documentary like this.

40 posted on 09/25/2001 5:15:08 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent
Thanks! Too many distractions around here tonight... I'll finish it in the AM.
42 posted on 09/25/2001 5:17:57 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: American72
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43 posted on 09/25/2001 5:18:02 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Lent
You forgot to ping the US and other Western governments. I saw it when it was on PBS several years ago, the governments must have been busy at a UN cocktail party.
44 posted on 09/25/2001 5:20:54 PM PDT by Sabramerican
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To: Sabramerican
Bump...Just finished watching. See if we can contact PBS to get it re-aired. I don't remember this being out a few years back. People must see this, especially after the Sep. 11 attacks.
45 posted on 09/25/2001 5:22:54 PM PDT by chemicalman
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To: Manny Festo
My God, I just watched the whole hour.

It chills be to the bone. We need intel from american mosks and and these so called "charity groups" shown in the video. I hope there are people out there who watch this video and are willing to wear a wire and record more of these events here in the states.

Email the link to the video to as many people as you can. Every american must see this.

46 posted on 09/25/2001 5:23:02 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: Lent
Good video and a chilling portent. These so-called "people" worship death and are absolutely vile.
47 posted on 09/25/2001 5:24:17 PM PDT by grimalkin
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To: Lent
Email the link to this video to every american you know:

http://www.iclips.com/play.asp?CC=143689.6609

48 posted on 09/25/2001 5:25:18 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: Sawdring, Pericles, Black Jade, Red Jones
Bump!
49 posted on 09/25/2001 5:25:53 PM PDT by Aaron_A
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To: Lent
Is this available somewhere to purchase?
50 posted on 09/25/2001 5:28:30 PM PDT by Star Traveler (aldebaran6640@hotmail.com)
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