The prospect of young Muslims travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight with jihadist groups such as ISIS, before returning home to their countries of citizenship is something that is of mounting concern to many Western governments. Writing in Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Paul Syvret argues, however, that “Islam does not have a monopoly on hard-line malcontents…
The wife of a Hamas parliamentarian explained to Gaza TV viewers about a mother’s responsibility: raising her children for jihad and martyrdom. Is this what Rachel Corrie died for? See Memri’s transcript or watch the video.
The smaller media needs watching as well.
Two op-eds are published in response to Hamas propaganda in the LA Times.
Hamas is aided and abetted by another mainstream US newspaper.
Media 'oversight': A unreconstructed Hamas is ineligible for PA elections
In coverage of the encouraging Palestinian elections, some media outlets begin engaging in wishful thinking.
AP and BBC's glowing coverage of a Saudi preacher omits his well-documented jihadist views.
Associated Press editorializes an Arafat speech as per PA instructions; also, Tom Friedman likens democratic Israelis with Shiite thugs
Media exposes on PA corruption – long called for by HonestReporting – engender a healthy skepticism among PA financiers.