In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.
The Qatar-based news organization will finally establish a firm foothold on American television Tuesday after a decade of trying. At 3 p.m. EDT, Al Gore’s former Current TV will turn out the lights in more than 45 million TV homes, replaced by the new U.S. affiliate of Al-Jazeera.
In Houston, the network will launch on 4DTV (Channel W5261), AT&T U-verse (Channel 189), Comcast (Channel 107), DirecTV (Channel 358), Dish Network (Channel 215) and Wavevision XDTV (Channel 161).
The network has hired many veterans of U.S. television, including John Seigenthaler, Joie Chen, Antonio Mora and Sheila MacVicar, and is promising a meaty diet of news that it believes will contrast with the opinionated talk that dominates American news networks.
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Under our first anti-Western, pro-Islamist president, US foreign policy has entered the Twilight Zone. Saudi Arabia — home to 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers — is actually siding with Israel and the secular government of Egypt against Muslim Brotherhood insurgents and their ally, the US government:
You won’t be shocked to learn people have a problem with this.
Via Fox News:
Parents at a Wichita, Kan. elementary school were shocked to discover a giant wall display inside the building promoting the five pillars of Islam.
The large exhibit was erected before the start of the school year as part of a religion component being taught at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet School, a school district spokesperson told Fox News.
“The bulletin board that originally caused the concern does represent the 5 Pillars of Islam — in a historical context of their studies,” the spokesperson said.
The district said the photograph of the bulletin board is misleading because it is “without context.”
“There is also a painting of the Last Supper hanging in the school as part of the study of art and the Renaissance period,” the spokesperson said. “A photo take of a bulletin board without context is misleading, and some have taken it out of context without having all the information.”
Nevertheless, the school has removed the Islamic bulletin board until the subject matter is taught later this fall.
School officials said the study of Islam is part of their “Core Knowledge” magnet curriculum.
Major Nidal Hasan, the confessed Ft. Hood shooter that killed 13 Americans and injured nearly 3 dozen others has been on trial. Why the trial still goes on after his confession is beyond me. However, one thing is clear and that is Barack Obama doesn’t want Nidal Hasan’s actions to be labeled as jihad or terrorism. He’s called it “workplace violence,” which is an insult to anyone’s intelligence and a slap in the face of the victims and their families. However, the attorney for the victims says that both Barack Obama and the Army is engage in twisting the rules in order to avoid calling Nidal Hasan a jihadist.
Family Security Matters
The President who, in 2009, said he thought it unseemly to “meddle” in the affairs of Iran when protesters against its regime were being shot dead in the streets of Tehran, announced to the world on August 15, 2013 that he was angered by the killing of civilians in the streets of Cairo as the Muslim Brotherhood was busy burning Christian churches and homes when they weren’t firing on the Egyptian military that was attempting to end its efforts to impose Sharia rule.
Egypt may be thousands of miles away but the intent of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to destroy America and, of course, Israel is close to home as the President and his national security advisors have misled Americans as to the true intent and threat of the MB.