The Crescent Report

July 28, 2008

Crossing the Line: NY Post Attempts to Label Prominent Muslim Advocate as ‘Terror Imam’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 5:23 pm

From the Desk of Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey, MAS Freedom Civil and Human Rights Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MASNET) July 28, 2008 – Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post has, once again, re-established itself as having the journalistic integrity and ethics rivaling the worst of tabloid publications found in the check-out isle at most convenience stores. The in-your-face sensationalism and hyperbole of Post news articles is not designed to elevate intelligent debate or present objective news information. Rather, it is published to sell tabloid-style news – trading on the emotional responses, and often prejudices – of those who might not otherwise be inclined to read publications such as the New York Times or the Economist.

So it wasn’t any surprise to me when, on Monday, July 21, I was alerted to a Post “Exclusive” cover story titled, “Train-ing Day for Jihadists – Muslim Subway Ads Have Terror Tie-In” referring to Imam Siraj Wahhaj, of Brooklyn, as the ‘inflammatory imam’, who has organized a campaign to post advertisements on 1,000 New York City subway cars, this September (during Ramadan), guiding commuters to a source for information explaining the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims curious about the religion, or who, based on inaccurate information (largely provided through media sources), believe the religion is bent on acts of violence. (more here)

Also published at The Muslim Link

RELATED:

“Why Islam”, Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2007

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