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:


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.

One Response

  1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Oops. seems they forgot to look and Link to the first amendment. Or unless they will hang out signs,
    Do they honestly believe that all Muslims are like OBL?
    Where’s their Christianity?

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