Oct 25 2010
On October 9, 2010 – less than two weeks before NPR fired Williams on October 21 – the federally-funded sister agency Public Broadcasting System (PBS) sent Joel Schwartzberg, Senior Editor of PBS Interactive to be a presenter at the CAIR Leadership Conference.
BIG JOURNALISM The news about NPR firing Juan Williams is opening the eyes of many in the media and public to the extraordinary rules of censorship that CAIR, other Muslim Brotherhood groups, and the “Establishment Left” impose to restrict free speech. But it’s not just NPR that responds to CAIR’s political pressure which may in itself be a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
PBS apparently sent Schwartzberg to train “CAIR Leadership” knowing that CAIR had advertised the conference for several weeks listing the #1 reason to attend as, “You’re tired of seeing Islam defamed and want to do something about it.
To make this clear: PBS apparently sent Schwartzberg to train “CAIR leadership” at a conference held specifically to “do something about” the alleged problem of “Islam defamed.” The use of the concept of “defamation” of Islam should be a red flag alert to Congressional funders of PBS: CAIR’s conference publicity followed the instructions of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to enforce Shariah blasphemy and defamation laws in the U.S. – in this case, with the support of publicly funded PBS staff.
For years, the OIC has been trying to pass a law through the U.N. that would criminalize any “defamation” of Islam, defined as blasphemy within Shariah law itself. In the 2008 Organization of Islamic Conference “Ten Year Plan,” the OIC’s 56 Islamic state members resolved to, “Emphasize the responsibility of the international community, including all governments, to ensure respect for all religions and combat their defamation…endeavor to have the United Nations adopt an international resolution to counter Islamophobia, and call upon all States to enact laws to counter it, including deterrent punishments.” For Juan Williams, those “deterrent punishments” became what CAIR had demanded of NPR in the CAIR press release – “professional consequences” – when NPR fired Williams.
One more item: At that same October 9 CAIR meeting where PBS’ Schwartzberg presented, CAIR announced a new department devoted to opposing “Islamophobia.” They had previously received $325,000 from the Organization of Islamic Conference to oppose “Islamophobia” in America – presumably with those “Ten Year Plan” deterrent punishments. Their attack against Williams was presumably one of the first influence operations of that new “Islamophobia” department.
Your tax dollars partly fund the big-budget PBS, that sent Schwartzberg to train “CAIR Leadership” at a conference that had a primary goal of imposing shariah blasphemy (defamation) laws in America. PBS has a background of proselytizing for Islam with their “documentary” Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” and of course, for blocking distribution of Frank Gaffney’s 2006 documentary about the Muslim establishment’s opposition to Muslim reformers, Islam versus Islamists.
Your tax dollars also fund the Department of Justice, where prosecutors named CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism finance trial in history, and where another team of prosecutors apparently are conducting a Grand Jury investigation of CAIR. Your tax dollars also pay for the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, where the judge just gave the greenlight to a fraud case brought against CAIR by African-American and Pakistani-American families, in spite of CAIR’s losing efforts to get it dismissed. READ MORE
H/T herr Oyal
CBS News backs up PBS’ pro-IslamoFascist positions