April 20, 2013

Tale of Two Media Outlets

It's kind of interesting how different media are either "protecting" or "attacking" Islam in relation to the bomber's YouTube page. From Robert Spencer:
Islam. Tamerlan’s YouTube page features two videos by Sheikh Feiz Mohammed. According to a report published in The Australian in January 2007, in a video that came to the attention of authorities at the time, Mohammed “urges Muslims to kill the enemies of Islam and praises martyrs with a violent interpretation of jihad.”
The deceased suspect in the bombing of the Boston marathon, which killed three and injured more than 170, appears to have posted a video extolling an extremist religious prophecy associated with Al Qaeda to his YouTube page.

From a politically correct article in the Dispatch (by way of McClatchy Newspapers), written by Molly Hehnnessy-Fiske, Shashank Bengali and Matea Gold:
In a YouTube channel [the bomber] created last year, he cached videos about Russians converting to Islam, including one who turned to Shia Islam, a choice he seemed to denigrate. He also included inspirational videos of scholars who spoke about Islam and how the religion inspires believers and cleanses them of their sins.

UPDATE: And the winner is... Robert Spencer! Even the liberal New Yorker has admitted the videos were incendiary.  Nice to get confirmation not to trust McClatchy. 


William Luse said...

That last one is really disgusting.

TS said...

Yep I just wrote a letter to the editor of the Dispatch complaining about it.