Listen to today’s broadcast:
Al-Jazeera, once considered the voice of Osama bin-Laden and known for anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric, has announced the purchase of Al Gore’s low-rated cable channel, Current TV, in a transparent attempt to buy access to the U.S. media market for operatives of the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Gore has reportedly made $100 million from the $500 million deal.
The Arab government-funded TV channel, labeled “Jihad TV” by Judea Pearl, father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, says the purpose of the unprecedented acquisition of Current TV is to create a channel called “Al-Jazeera America” and reach a potential audience of 40 million U.S. homes. It claims this will bring Al-Jazeera “into closer competition with American news channels like CNN, MSNBC and Fox.”
Glen Beck tried to purchase it for his channel – The Blaze TV but Hyatt (co-owner with Gore) reportedly wanted to turn over Current TV to an entity aligned with his own “point of view” and rejected Beck on that basis because of Beck’s conservative outlook.
Background on Al Jazeera
The name means – The Island (Literal) However it is commonly understood to refer to the Arabian Peninsula. It was started in 1996 and is now owned by the State of Qatar, the Emir – Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa.
As of 2007, the Arabic Al Jazeera channel rivals the BBC in worldwide audiences with an estimated 40 to 50 million viewers.
Al Jazeera English launched on 15 November 2006 has broadcast centers in Doha, and four hours each from London, Kuala Lumpur, and Washington D.C.
Connections with Terrorism
- The 9/11 commission report noted (on page 90) that Qatar had been protecting terrorists, including the mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
- Al-Jazeera became known after the 9/11 attacks as a reliable outlet for the propaganda statements and videos of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
- Afghanistan-based reporter Tayseer Allouni conducted interviews with Osama bin Laden and was later convicted of being an agent of al Qaeda and sentenced to seven years in prison in Spain.
The STAR of Al Jazeera: (Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader)
Weekly broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 60 million worldwide.
- Sheik Qaradawi is the host of a weekly program on the Qatar-based TV news network Al Jazeera called “Sharia and Life.” He uses this forum to preach his new morality to millions of Arabic-speaking viewers, including Hamas operatives, Al Qaeda recruits, schoolteachers and impressionable Muslim youths. “We have the ‘children bomb,’ and these human bombs must continue until liberation,” he told his audience in 2002.
He is asked about Women performing Suicide bombings.
The martyr operation is the greatest of all sorts of jihad in the cause of Allah….. When jihad becomes an individual duty, as when the enemy seizes the Muslim territory, a woman becomes entitled to take part in it alongside men…… To conclude, I think the committed Muslim women in Palestine have the right to participate and have their own role in jihad and to attain martyrdom.