Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good news from France, standing up!

Worth reproducing in full:

TONY EASTLEY: Israel's security cabinet has begun discussions on ways to ease the blockade in Gaza to allow in more humanitarian aid, without compromising Israel's security.

Israel maintains its blockade is essential to stop the supply of arms to the militant Hamas regime.

While some governments are pushing for an easing of the blockade, the French broadcasting regulator is taking a hardline against Hamas and its Al-Aqsa TV channel, which has millions of viewers in Europe.

Middle East correspondent Anne Barker reports.

(Sound of TV show)

ANNE BARKER: With the sound turned down this kids show on Al-Aqsa Television looks like a new take on Bugs Bunny.

But Assoud the rabbit is far less benign than his carrot chomping colleague.

Last year the show's Islamist producers in Gaza killed him off on the set, as the victim of an Israeli bombing.

The rabbit's dying words were a message to Palestinian children to glorify his death as a martyr.

"Tell the children Assoud has died", he says, "as a hero, a martyr."

ANNE BARKER: Stories like this, with their messages of martyrdom and death are commonplace on Al-Aqsa Television, which is owned by Hamas.

And they're made attractive to children with the use of characters like Assoud or Farfour, a Mickey Mouse lookalike, who also died when Israeli soldiers apparently beat him to death.

In fact, most of the channel's viewers are outside Gaza.

Al-Aqsa Television has an estimated 20 million viewers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa via satellites in Europe and the Gulf.

But now the French broadcasting regulator, CSA, is banning Al-Aqsa TV in Europe on the grounds it incites hatred.

It comes after a long campaign by one Israeli organisation, Palestinian Media Watch, whose director is Itamar Marcus.

ITAMAR MARCUS: Repeatedly on Al-Aqsa Television you have religious leaders who talk about the genocide of the Jews, you have religious and political leaders who talk about going to war against the west.

And if Muslims around the world continue to hear this message and get incited, you never know what people might act, based on these messages.

ANNE BARKER: Al-Aqsa Television says the CSA ban will cost it 70 per cent of its viewers, but it'll continue broadcasting in Africa and the Middle East.

One station representative, Mohammed Mansour, denies the channel incites hatred and says the ban is designed to silence criticism of Israel.

MOHAMMED MANSOUR: It's not hate actually; it's exposing the criminals, the war criminals of the Zionist regime.

ANNE BARKER: But how can you justify programs that teach children for example that suicide bombings are heroic?

MOHAMMED MANSOUR: Actually we don't glorify the suicide bombings. We are only showing what is the cause of the suicide bombings, they are occupation, they are depression, they are Israeli are demolishing our homes and killing our sons in a very daily basis.

ANNE BARKER: Even without Al-Aqsa Television, Hamas has a raft of other media outlets, including two radio stations, two newspapers, a magazine and an active film industry.

This is Anne Barker in Jerusalem for AM.

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RE: The bolded parts... Does he expect us not to believe our eyes and ears?

6 comments:

stackja1945 said...

Kae "Does he expect us not to believe our eyes and ears?"
Yes. Allah says so.

wayne Job Broadford Victoria said...

Propaganda aimed at the true believers is one thing.
The brutalising of children is purely child abuse in the basest form.

Where is the UN? They have people paid big time in the department for the rights of children.

We are not even allowed to give them a much warranted clip over the ear. Yet these people with impunity can brain wash a new generation of hate filled children willing to blow themselves up, to kill infidels.

Golda Meir was asked when will there be peace.
She Said " When they learn to love their children more than they hate us"

Islam is a devil worshipping death cult. Salmon Rushdie told the truth. This is sad and getting more dangerous by the day.

Sorry about the rant. Kae maybe I am just getting to be a grumpy old man or maybe a little worried about the future for my grand daughters.

kae said...

Exactly, Mr Job.

My thoughts exactly.

Your rant is my rant.

Child abuse.

And Stacks, yes.
Like the tag-team of taqqiya trolls at Blairs who defend the indefensible, who called me a liar because I told them that it's what I see and hear which convinces me that it is the cult of death. Who argue with us that their religion is hijacked by fanatics, that their religion is all love and peace, that their theocratic nations are good and kind. But what we see makes a lie of their claims.

It is not us who need to be convinced that islam is good and kind and compassionate, it is their own coreligionists who must be convinced... it drives the taq-troll-team nuts!

Carpe Jugulum said...

If nothing else they show themselves to be rather glib liars with propaganda aimed at children.

They are beneath contempt.

wayne Job Broadford Victoria said...

They also have no sense of humour.

The school teacher was telling the class about the differences between us and other animals. For one he said, humans are the only animals that stutter.
Little Johny's hand shot straight up, SIR, SIR, SIR.
Yes Johny what is it. Sir our cat stutters. That is nonsense Johny. But Sir, a dog moved in next door and came over to attack our cat,he went FFF FFFF FFFF he was trying to say f#ck off.

prairiecat55kc said...

"Who you gonna believe, me or your own lyin' eyes."

Scum. Very dangerous scum.

Golda was right.