The American Kafir

2011/12/06

All-American Muslim: The Perils of Propaganda

All-American Muslim: The Perils of Propaganda

by Daniel Greenfield

All-American Muslim is on its last legs. Not only was the last episode of the show the lowest rated show in its time slot, losing again to Homeland, but it was also the lowest rated show of the night among the top 100 cable shows aimed at adults. While Homeland has improved its ratings, All-American Muslim has dropped so low that it’s hovering above the abyss.

Just to bring out the vultures, Discovery Communications is being sued by Visionaire Media which accuses it of stealing its idea for an “American Muslim Show” without compensation. At this point Discovery Communications, which oversees the disaster areas that are TLC, The Discovery Channel​, Animal Planet​ and several other learning channels that have turned into minor variations of each other serving up the same Reality content, might consider letting Visionaire have the credit for All-American Muslim which a month later looks more like blame.

The media which enthusiastically embraced All-American Muslim has nothing more to say about it. There are hardly any more stories on it and those few that show up make it clear that the writer did not watch the show beyond the premiere episode. The deadly secret of All-American Muslim is that not even the liberals in the media want to watch it.

That is the problem with propaganda, it isn’t very interesting. Negative propaganda can be entertaining, positive propaganda is stifling. All-American Muslim promotes Islam with weak reality show theatrics that are inferior in drama and entertainment value to the competition. It is so determined to promote its agenda that it utterly fails to be interesting.

With All-American Muslim’s fourth episode, Friday Night Bites, the show continues its obsession with making its women dress in the Imam approved fashion and with promoting the Islamic makeovers to general audiences. The birth of a child to one of the couples leads to a spotlighting of the Muslim call to prayer and the adventures of Fordson High School’s religiously cleansed team continues with more Ramadan than ever.

It would be a stretch to call any of this interesting. Watching All-American Muslim is like watching an extended commercial in which smiling people use a product and talk up its virtues, discussing it at length, in order to convince you to start using it. It’s no wonder that audiences are fleeing the show faster than infidels from the Middle East.

The target audience for All-American Muslim is someone who is extremely interested in Islam, but completely disinterested in any dimension or depth, who wants to see women modeling Hijabs and discussing how they deal with fasting, but isn’t at all interested in how the religion reconciles its claim of being peaceful with the violent tendencies in its midst, or who doesn’t care about the larger context of such things as guilting women into wearing Hijabs or forcing non-Muslims to work around the Ramadan schedules of Muslims.

These things are quite explosive subjects in Europe, and they are developing into serious issues in the United States, but All-American Muslim presents them enthusiastically and without any context. To anyone who is at all familiar with terrorism, watching the show is a little like tuning in to a classic cigarette commercial and feeling a little discomfort with the enthusiasm with which the narrator pitches the virtues of smoking a Camel. No matter how you feel about smoking, there is the sense that a serious issue is being ignored. That nagging feeling haunts All-American Muslim which takes audiences on a promotional tour of Muslim life without explaining some of the more problematic side-effects which include the systematic repression of women, the religious persecution of minorities and the criminalization of dissent.

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  1. WHY FRENCH PEOPLE HATE THE UNITED STATES, AFRICA, AND ISRAEL?
    BY Joseph Haba, ME
    PhD Candidate in Business Administration
    Author: EDUCATION, DEMOCRACY & LEADERSHIP

    American veterans, American businesses, American people, Israel, African patriots, and friends of Africa will finally analyze the legal issues of French Anti-Americanism by (a) identifying the issue, (b) explaining the rule of law, (c) applying the law to new facts, and (d) giving a conclusion.
    a. The issue is whether, besides general anti-American perceptions, the French constitute a threat to anti-Americanism movement; given that a poll pre-Iraq war in France showed that “The French regarded themselves not sharing Americans’ ideas about family (58 percent), ethics (69 percent), work (76 percent) and, of course, life-style (81 percent), with democracy faring a little better at 49 percent” (Roger, 2006, p. 449). The second factor is the “switch in the very nature of anti-Americanism, from elitist, intellectual rejection of a boisterous rival to populist-extremist hatred and resentment against the ultimate enemy, half Terminator, half golden calf” by the French (Roger, 2006, p. 451).
    b. Significant ties to an American-French treaty include “ The most Christian King and the United States … having this Day concluded a Treaty of amity and Commerce, for the reciprocal advantage of their Subjects and Citizens have thought it necessary to take into consideration the means of strengthening those engagements and of rondring them useful to the safety and tranquility of the two parties” (Miller, 1931).
    c. The rules of this treaty have not been respected by the French, and the French think Americans are untrustworthy, provincial, individualists, egoist; therefore, they should focus “on the domineering presence of the United States, which needed to be countered, either culturally or politically” (Meunier, 2005, p. 128). The idea of countering the United States presence around the world culturally and politically is a relevant precedent case Americans must fight according to international laws.
    The issue under discussion is profound because the French has built of “a critique of the self-centeredness of America…the French also offer a “liberal” critique of America as not living up to its ideals…look down on America because of the lack of education and taste of its citizens. The French negative sentiment about the beliefs that their country used to be a better place before the United States, but today many people from all walks of live have embraced the American culture instead of theirs (Meunier, 2005, p. 134). Meunier concluded:

    Finally, the most recent type of anti-Americanism in France comes from some Muslims who partake in the “clash of civilizations” idea. Over the years, some disenfranchised youths of North African origin have become religiously radicalized, in a society in which they have not “integrated.” They consider the United States as the Great Satan, whose goal it is to lead the Western world in destroying Islam, and they believe in Jihad against an American nation (p. 135).

    Now, this disenfrachised youths and French politicians have used their anti-Americanism to pollute a great number of Africans in their hate crime scheme. We need to join hands to fight back.

    French Venality and Politics in the United States

    Though scholars, educators, and the media have written about anti-Americanism, little link exists on French direct and indirect financing of some American politicians and lobbyists, friends of French political machines around the world and its venality. What do the some American politicians, Friends of French venality know about the funding of the American politics unknown to the American public? What do American veterans don’t know about the monetary statistics some American politicians receive from French diplomats to conceal vital information about French political entrepreneurs who use America’s good intention of promoting democracy as a catalyst to breed anti-Americanism around the world?

    Before, going further, let me give you something to refresh your thought. French has forced more than 16 African countries, to keep 65% of their countries’ bulged in the French treasury. For example, let me assume the bulged of an African country such as the Ivory Cote (la Cote d’Ivoire) to be 5000 billion CFA. Just for the country of la Cote d’Ivoire, according to my assumption, France keeps one trillion CFA in its treasury because it keeps 65% of Cote d’Ivoire annual bulged. This means 40 billion dollars in French treasury plus 20 billion dollars in Cote d’Ivoire treasury equals 60 billion dollars.

    Let’s assume that if we convert this sum of money in US dollars, we have about 50 billion dollars. Now, let’s assume that the average bulged of those 16 countries is 45 billion dollars, and French is keeping 65% of these amounts in its treasury and giving 35% to individual 16 countries.

    African countries
    Bulged per country
    35% in Treasury
    65% African countries in French treasury

    Country 1 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 2 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 3 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 4 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 5 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 6 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 7 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 8 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 9 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 10 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 11 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 12 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 13 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 14 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 15 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US
    Country 16 45 billion US 15 billion US 30 billion US

    Total 720 billion 240 billion US 480 billion US

    Do you see why Americans should never join with French people? France alone is keeping 65% of about 20 African countries, besides the effects of la Francafrique in Africa. Again, the 35% of the money that should be used for Africa development, France selects the African elites to steal 65% This means, out of the 15 billion US, only about 5 billion is used. But the 65%, which is 10 billion US belong to France and the members of her occult system. This means that About 85% of 20 African countries’ bulged are taken away by France. Why do people don’t see this? Can African nations use 15% of their bulged to develop their countries?

    Now, instead of taken full responsibility of stealing about 85% of the bulged of 20 African countries, France almost always use the United States to mislead African. Now, when we look at how thousands of families accept that their love ones volunteer to fight for their countries, but the French use the United States as a partner to steal 85% of 20 African countries, you understand why some Africans get mad at the United States. How much money are the United States veterans getting of the these trillions of US dollars France have been taking out of Africa? The French are like snake; according to some sources, the French use a few American diplomats, and give them a few millions of dollars so that those Americans support the French in their dirty tricks. At that moment, African countries will be blaming France and the United States, but the French keep the money while the United States is blamed.

    In la Cote d’Ivoire, for example, France used the United States and Israel. President Gbagbo wanted to work with Israel and the United States, according to a French writer and journalist. So France had to teach Gbagbo a lesson which states that France former colonies in Africa should and must remain under Francafrique. Even the United States cannot protect her friend, President Gbagbo, against France. French politicians know how to use the United States for their own interests in Africa.

    Shoud the American public know about this? In fact, only French companies, which pay less salaries to Africans, prosper in Africa. American companies, which pay high salaries to Africans can hardly get contracts in Africa. Why? As American, I want the American public to ask Americans, Friends of France to answer these questions. The United States should protect President Gbagbo from being killed by Ouattara who is supporting those who want to kill Americans. Our government needs to send a clear message now to the French about Anti-Americanism.

    Comment by Joseph Haba (@habasedl) — 2011/12/06 @ 3:24 pm


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