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Who hijacked my religion?

Ali is fed up with the number of 'experts' paraded on tv to 'explain' Islam to the masses. He reminds us that the tricks of the trade are far from unique and have been used by the media before to demonize the targeted 'enemy.'
Don’t think we’re the first people who are victims of this propaganda.

Remember the way Japanese were treated during World War II?

Or the way African Americans were treated during the civil war movement?

You get the picture. History continues to repeat itself.

And the way that stereotype is built [in] a very sneaky, sneaky way.

You flip on the tv and you see images of black people stealing. I guess they assume if you see it enough times you’ll start believing that all black people steal . . .

Or, all Hispanic people cross the border so they can steal your jobs . . .

Or, all white people are trash, or all women are inferior to men.

And the false list of stereotypes goes on and on.

These tactics are nothing new. It’s the same tricks over and over again.
Coincidence? I don't think so.

Is there anything we can do to stop them from spreading lies? Probably not.

But we can take our own minds back from the media. And we can stop giving them access to our childrens'.

Thanks, James (aka ksdrover)


At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger Clarence said...

I can't agree more.

At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger The Sphinx said...

It was the same with the Jews who were demonized in WWII. People kept hearing about a global Jewish conspiracy and actually believed it.
Sadly, it's exactly the same with Muslims. Oh well, I guess everybody needs a culprit they can throw all kinds of sh*t at

At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Don't forget that Germans were demonized by the media before both World Wars.

At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger Frederick said...

Remember the Iranian terrorists in Back to the Future? God, the 80's had such a negative cultural impact on this nation.

At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Hey, Fred! Yeah, you're right! I totally forgot about that!

We've been worked on all our lives.

At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger ksdrover said...

Islam isn't the only faith that has been hijacked by extremists bent on distracting the masses from the truth.

Most people have been hypnotized into believing that the radical elements are indicative of the entire faith, while those that practice their faith correctly remain unseen.

Truth is not a commodity to be bought and sold. It is immutable and eternal and those that allign themselves with it have their lives changed in a positive way that affects others in a positive way.

We need to all become more aware of our similarities rather than our differences. I think this guy does a fantastic job of breaching the wall the media has erected.

At Monday, September 04, 2006, Blogger Michael Price said...

The Muslims are constantly negatively stereotyped in movies and TV. Another group that have been frequently cast in a negative light are the German people. And there are lots of horror movies portraying Roman Catholism as evil or foolish. Also, have you ever noticed how many bad guys in movies have an English accent? The English are usually portrayed as evil or homosexual.
I guess whoever owns the companies that make the movies and TV programs must hate Muslims, Germans, Roman Catholics, and the English. Worse, they seem to be trying to degrade these groups, and create bad feelings toward and even promote hatred against them.

Interestingly, in my lifetime I have never seen a movie or TV program that casts Jews in a negative light. You never see a Jewish person as the bad guy. In fact, it seems that the writers and producers go to great lengths to be careful to always portray Jews in a positive or at least a sympathetic way.
Who owns the companies that create movies and TV programs? Who are the producers of the movies and programs that create negative stereotypes of Muslims and others?

At Tuesday, September 05, 2006, Blogger superslave2 said...

i'd say FOX, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and J.E.W.S...

i like that guy...i just like folks who smile often...

did y'all EVER see dick cheney, rich perle or friggin wolfowitz smile...! ? nah, neither did i...

At Tuesday, September 05, 2006, Blogger M. Shahin said...

Thanks for posting the video by UmmahFilms.

The video hit right on many points that need to be brought out.

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