Al-Jazeera, the television network that many call the propaganda wing of the radical Islamist movement in the world, is scheduled shortly to launch their network in English aimed at Americans with their new studios being in Washington DC. The United American Committee objects to the establishment of the network in America; “It’s as if Joseph Goebbels, the Propaganda Minster for Hitler, were to have set up a station in America during WWII.” says Lee Kaplan, member of the UAC executive committee. Al-Jazeera plans on launching their 24 hour 7 day a week channel in America this spring.
Al-Jazeera has drawn criticism from the U.S. for broadcasting footage of killed and captured American soldiers, and has failed in assisting the U.S. Government in tracing sources of video footage provided to the network by Al-Qa’eda operatives. Yosri Fouda, of Al-Jazeera said in a BBC News interview the reasons for Al-Jazeera’s popularity;
“For western audiences, part of the shock is in seeing American and British dead bodies and POWs.”
The network often broadcasts exclusive messages from bin Laden and other top terror leaders involved in the global Jihad against the West. Messages which are not screened by any government terror experts.
“They can be broadcasting messages from bin Laden in which he commands his followers to take specific actions, and these messages would not be at all screened prior to its broadcast.” says UAC founder & Chair Jesse Petrilla, “We must not let this happen.”
United American Committee member Robert Sandoval reacts to the news of Al-Jazeera America and the UAC’s planned protest;
“I support a free media, and do not wish for the government to interfere, but when that media is planning on broadcasting to my children messages from our enemies and videos of beheadings, it’s the peoples right to stand up against it.”