WND in Distorted Journalism Shock

WorldNetDaily boasts of yet another “exclusive” – and yet again, it’s alarmist rehash of a report published elsewhere and distorted by a hack lacking in any kind of professional integrity:

obama-muslims-wnd

Here’s the shocking report:

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama is conducting his own affirmative action program to get more Muslims in the White House.

The move began with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, who took his oath of office with a hand on the Quran, to solicit the resume of what he considered to be the nation’s most qualified adherents of Islam.

According to the Denver Post, when White House officials heard about the program, it was put on overdrive.

The careful reader will quickly note (a) that the second sentence is barely coherent; and (b) that no link to the Denver Post is given. So let’s see what the Post has to say:

Obama gets list of top Muslim Americans

In a bid to get more Muslim Americans working in the Obama administration, a book with resumes of 45 of the nation’s most qualified — Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted — has been submitted to the White House.

The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.

Well, so what if “Obama gets list” (and an unsolicited one at that) is not quite same thing as “Obama seeks Muslims for White House Posts”? The latter is more likely to provoke paranoia and fear about B. Hussein X (© Sadly No!), so is obviously perfectly justifiable.

WND concludes:

In 1991, Mohamed Akram wrote a memo for the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood that explained its work in America as “a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

But does the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, or any of the “45 of the nation’s most qualified” Muslims have any links to the Muslim Brotherhood? Not a question likely to be asked by any of WND‘s target readers.

March for England Rebukes Former Royal Anglian Soldier

A couple of days ago I blogged on the decision to cancel a demonstration in Luton in response to the recent provocation by a small group of Islamists who protested a parade of returning soldiers. Luton Today reported:

James Yeomans began organising the event after the disruption at last week’s homecoming parade for the 2nd Battalion of The Royal Anglian Regiment, nicknamed The Poachers.

He has decided to abandon the event in case it attracts further trouble…

An earlier report tells us that Yeomans is himself a former member of the regiment.

So what kind of “trouble” was Yeomans expecting? Apparently, it was the realisation that groups such as “March for England” (as I noted here) planned to hijack the event for their own anti-Muslim purposes. All we need to know is contained in a bitter response from March for England and its associated outfits posted on “Lionheart”‘s blog. Weirdly, it is in the form of a Youtube video, but I’ve transcribed a portion. Spellings and punctuation are as in the original:

David Davies MP should tell Mr Yeomans that he should have a little respect for those who were willing to unite in Luton. Who does Mr Yeomans think he is to call us all fascists, and pitiful? He says: “What have they ever done for their country?”

Well we were about to take to the streets in protest for the sake of our country!

Whilst our armed forces are serving in foreign lands, it is us who are back home witnessing militant Islam

Ask your families about whats happening while your thousands of miles away

Mr Yeoman’s is a political puppet

Says all the right things for the Establishment at our expense

He has stated: “we need to have a look at our sad lives”

He should offer an apology for sayning that against everyone willing to be in Luton on Saturday

Or David Davies MP should ask him to step down for disrespecting ordinary citizens in such a public manner

Two Facebook groups are named alongside “March for England”: they are “Defence of the Realm” and the “Welsh Defence League”.