Nov 24 2010
In an interview to be aired on Thanksgiving Day, Sharif el-Gamal tells Matt Lauer, “It will be just like a JEWISH Community Center or YMCA.” Gamal, with a straight face adds, “In order to be a good Muslim, you have to be a good Jew and a good Christian.” Lauer doesn’t blink.
Big Journalism – NBC will apparently be naming the remarkably shady developer of the Ground Zero Mosque one of its “People of the Year.” NBC released a preview of what appears to be yet another slobbering, softball interview of Gamal this time performed by Matt Lauer.
Marisol summarized part of the problem with this here: “Meanwhile, the thugSharif el-Gamal has been sued for an unpaid loan, and faced eviction from his SoHo office over $39,000 in back rent. He was found to owe$21,000 in fines on a property with 13 violations. And there are other unanswered questions.”
El-Gamal has also threatened a Muslim opponent of the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero; spoken at an event for Hamas-linked CAIR; and has a history of thuggishness, including a recent comment about how beating people up is “exercise & stress relief.”
So why is NBC honoring this thug? Because the mainstream media is avid to get this Islamic supremacist mosque built, and the will of the people be damned.
Could NBC make it any clearer what they think of the opinions and sensitivities of their viewers or 70% of the American public at large? I think we are all looking forward to seeing both the rest of the list and who NBC passed over in order to bestow this honor on El Gamal (other than Imam Rauf).