In 2018 the media has morphed, overtime, from publishing stories that are just untrue to publishing stories that are pure propaganda. It is not because the U.S. government is controlling the media. It is because the media actively supports one world view and is willing to abandon truth in order to influence politics on a global scale.
American singer, songwriter and lead vocalist for the Doors“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”
There is a struggle in the Middle East. It is a tribal struggle that has been going on for nearly 1400 years. It is a struggle between Sunni (followers of the sunna, or “way” of Mohammed) and Shia (shi’atu Ali, “partisans of Ali). This struggle has manifested itself countries like Iraq and Syria. It is also a struggle of Islam against non-Islamic nations and peoples. It is a story that few dare to tell for fear of being labeled Islamophobic or worse a racist.
Those who work to tell the truth about what is really happening in Islam have at best self censored and at the worst jointed with the terrorists.
The Washington Post’s op-ed writer Jamal Khashoggi is but one example. When he was killed by agents of Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi was promoted by the media as a martyr. A man killed for his convictions. But what were his convictions?
Who was Khashoggi?
Jamal Khashoggi was a Sunni. Khashoggi was a follower of an Islamic ultra-fundamentalist doctrine and religious movement founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab called Wahhabism. According to the World Shia Forum:
Khashoggi was a leading critic of Saudi Monarchy, a true rebel who wanted nothing else but democracy for Saudi people, he was revolutionary and a defender of Human rights. well, this is what Tom Friedman from NYT or David Ignatius from WaPo would like us to believe, but let us see the truth, Khashoggi was no different than MBS, he was born, raised and educated in the same KSA as Muhammad bin Salman, he served many kings and crown princes before Muhammad bin Salman started consolidating power after his father became the king in early 2015, the Yemen war or as it should be called Yemen Genocide was launched months later by King Salman on the orders of de facto King MBS.
Khashoggi was no different than MBS when it came to Saudi Shias, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain or Iraq. He participated in Afghan war against Soviets, along with other Salafist Saudi Jihadists.
Jamal Khashoggi was as clearly a traditional Wahhabi who hated jews and shia like all good Wahhabis, he justified and celebrated when a Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, a Human rights activist from eastern province of Qatif was beheaded by the Saudi regime in January 2015.
Khashoggi the propagandist.
We now learn that Jamal Khashoggi published fake op-eds. Buried in a Washington Post article about Khashoggi’s final months, we find this passage:
Perhaps most problematic for Khashoggi were his connections to an organization funded by Saudi Arabia’s regional nemesis, Qatar. Text messages between Khashoggi and an executive at Qatar Foundation International show that the executive, Maggie Mitchell Salem, at times shaped the columns he submitted to The Washington Post, proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government. Khashoggi also appears to have relied on a researcher and translator affiliated with the organization. . . .
Editors at The Post’s opinion section, which is separate from the newsroom, said they were unaware of these arrangements. . . [Emphasis added]
Here is Qatar Foundation International’s Executive Director Maggie Mitchell Salem promoting the #ISpeakArabic Campaign.
When the media portrays a op-ed writer like Jamal Khashoggi as: a rebel they mean terrorist, and a defender of human rights they mean defender of Muslim rights. When the New York Times and Washington Post portray Khashoggi as a revolutionary they mean one who is furthering the most radical form of Islam. The form of Islam that created al Qaeda and ISIS.
Maggie Mitchell Salem and Jamal Khashoggi have the same vision – to make Islam dominate in the world. Sadly, many Western leaders have fallen for this propaganda and have their minds controlled by the media.