Oct 18 2010
ONLY FIVE? The name of this Muslim Brotherhood website is IKHAWANOPHOBIA which is a new term meaning the fear and/or hatred of the terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood members and their ideologies.
Although this is posted on the Muslim Brotherhood website, it was written by Justin Elliott for the far left rag called Salon
How did it happen? This is the first election cycle under a president whom many falsely believe to be Muslim. And lurking resentments and suspicions were stirred up even more by the “ground zero mosque” hysteria that began in May and raged all summer long. The topic became impossible to resist for conservative campaign strategists.
Here’s a rundown of the five most notable such ads of the year — so far. (A lot of really great stuff here)
From Iowa to Ohio to Florida to New York, 2010 has become the year of the Muslim-baiting campaign ad.
This spot from North Carolina GOP congressional hopeful Renee Ellmers gained instant notoriety for its casual conflation of “the Muslims,” “the terrorists” and the organizers of Park51, the planned Islamic community center near ground zero.
Ohio Republican state treasurer candidate Josh Mandel this month released an ad targeting the ethical record of his opponent, a black Democrat named Kevin Boyce. But the spot gratuitously refers to a lobbyist linked to Boyce by his full name, “Mohammed Noure Alo,” even though the lobbyist goes by “Noure Alo.”
“Kill the Ground Zero Mosque,” a spot released over the summer by the National Republican Trust PAC, features pictures of mosques and Muslim militants alongside lurid imagery from Sept. 11, including a person falling from the World Trade Center. It also refers to “the audacity of jihad,” another clear reference to Obama (who is pictured in the ad), and conflates the organizers of Park51 with the 9/11 terrorists.
The shadowy American Future Fund released this ad back in August attacking Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, for his “support” of Park51. In fact, Braley’s position was merely that it was a local zoning issue for Manhattan, not for a congressman from eastern Iowa. The gist of the ad is that the “ground zero mosque” is the latest front in the centuries-long battle between Muslims and the West.
Dan Fanelli, a former Navy pilot who lost in the GOP primary to take on Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., put out a stunning trio of pro-racial-profiling ads featuring a Middle Eastern-looking man playing a “terrorist.” In one scene, the actor is literally wearing a towel on his head and has a faux-bomb strapped to his body.