State Department Offers $1.5 Million Grant to Fight “Violent Extremism” with “Television Drama Series”

ByPamela Geller on March 24, 2016
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John Kerry and Co. probably think this is going to work. They refuse to admit that Muslims are motivated to go jihad by the Quran and Sunnah, and so they tell themselves that a TV show will dissuade these young Muslims from doing what their holy book and prophet command them to do. The madness is that this man is the Secretary of State, and that people take him seriously.

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“Kerry team: Fight violent extremism with ‘television drama series,'” by Pete Kasperowicz, Washington Examiner, March 23, 2016 (thanks to Christian):

The State Department on Wednesday offered a grant worth up to $1.5 million to produce a “television drama series” aimed at “countering violent extremism among young people in contemporary Afghan society.”

The U.S. mission to Afghanistan put out the grant offer.

“This grant will fund the development and broadcast of a television drama series in which young people grapple with everyday frustrations and lack of opportunity, while growing and learning through new experiences,” the offer said.

“The drama will be grounded in reality, but will also contain compelling creative content (i.e. storytelling, resonant narratives, strong characters, sophisticated production, etc.),” it added. “In short, it will strive to be entertaining while challenging viewers to engage in critical thinking by placing characters in situations where they are faced with a choice: support universal values of tolerance and peace or be drawn into the dark world of extremism.”

The grant explains further that the characters in the drama series will be “aspirational and will provide positive role models for young people facing similar dilemmas.”

The federal government intends to promote the series through social media, and will award a grant for a 15-month period that could be extended for up to two years.

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  • BrunoPBuhr

    Wow that has to work! Obama’s saving the best for last. No specific group will be named so yes Lutherans Mennonites ( if you have a tv) and all other groups need to take responsibility for non Muslim supremacy. Let us open our hands to these misunderstood extremists…lets all get together to hug and love…BOOOOOM

    • joe1429

      Air america… that broadcast into the commie countries a lot cheaper than 1.5 million

  • IT’S THE MUSLIMS, YOU DUMBO!

  • rambler

    Oh, gee….. let’s have a TV show. No wonder there is terrorism. We have a bunch of reality challenged jokers who think that a terrorist needs a hug and a cooked marshmallow. We have political termites who are destroying the country by eating the wood and the islamist firebombing the rubble. Time for some pest control!

  • Reverend Bacon

    Gosh, this worked so well with Good Times and The Cosby Show. Since they aired, the criminality of the featured demographic essentially went to zero. It’s a brilliant idea!

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I’d like to see their version of “All in The Family”….

    • Millionmileman

      With 4 Ediths and the Halal meat-head!

  • soundclick.com/globalfirm

    Glorifying Muhammad policies won’t work. The only way to combat Muhammadism goes hand in hand with psychiatry. Muhammad(-ism) needs to be analyzed & condemned for the higher good of human rights.

    If I would choose I’d be president & Pamela Geller my secretary of state.

    & I’d  try to make my government global.

    Educate the people, people. Make seminaries for the police, Armies,  psychiatry, politicians, media, departments, wherever

    These criminal ad-websites that take over this website force me to load this website a couple of times, please check.

  • Jackie

    John Kerry is a windsurfing TOOL!

  • JC Bond

    Like that dumb pic of Kerry. So true because it’s a picture. Pictures can’t lie. I take many bad pictures too. They don’t lie. I look stupid too. Hey why $ milllions spend on TV?? Educate Muslims? They already have unversity. 1.6 BILLION Muslims in world! We need all the money to build world’s biggest prison for them all.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      At least all the ones we catch trying to fcuk us up.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    1.5 million dollars spent on ammunition and a paper shredder. Shoot rioting muslims on site. Those leaving to fight with isis are to have their passports shredded and all evidence of them ever having been American, as well. There is no fix for: stupid, muslim or democrat.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    A version of the “Big bang theory” where four affable muslim comedians go through life blowing up infidels, raping non muslim girls and experimenting with goat sex, necrophilia and pedophilia. Or, “My favourite imam” a take off on the old “My favourite Martian” where an imam is stranded in America, and has to resort o all sorts of zany tricks in an attempt to get to mecca. How about a take of on the old travel show “Seven League boots” only the islamic version is shortened to “Six tenet lies of islam, Taqiyya…Kitman…Tawriya…Muruna…Taysir…Darura.. With a guest terrorist every week to discuss them. The possibilities are many.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      OMG Mahou these would be excellent shows to educate liberal dumb a$$e$ the world over. Indeed the possibilities are many :)

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Absolutly, even the talentless oafs that pass themselves off as hollywood producers could spend years doing updated remakes. “Gilligan island” “muhammuds island” where shari’a is lived by the castaways. Maryann and Ginger could be infidels, it would be very popular with the boys, . “Lassie” the adventures of a trained goat…

  • Micky

    I’ve got a drama series. It’s starts out with four hijacked planes killing Americans. Then the brave Americans band together and lie about the enemy and say it’s a religion of peace. They welcome the enemy in with welfare benefits and legal protection. They stand by idly while the enemy spreads their hateful ideology of murder and destruction. In the meantime young muslims are torn between islamic terror or just waiting for the inevitable failure of American democracy. But taqiyaa wisdom prevails, in the end they decide the patient route is better, simply let muslim immigration and sharia evolve to dominance. In the last episode the enemy wins without firing a shot. The final scene is a smiling obama bowing to the islamic flag above the white house. The moral and message is clear: Don’t fight evil or religious insanity, just give in with out a fight. It’s far less bloody and the enemy doesn’t have to work as hard.

    What do you think, a hit?

    • The origional roger

      The whole exercise is propaganda to spread Islam, propaganda can be extremely subtle and is hard to see unless studied carefully, Al Jazeera does it all the time as do most leftist msm outlets.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        Propaganda is definitly NOT hard to spot when you’re looking for it.

        If I’m ever even casually watching msm I know it’s going to be rife with bullsh!t.

  • 762x51FMJ

    Here’s the blank. to drag to desktop. open at http://www.pixlrexpress.com and add text.. re-post

  • 762x51FMJ

    example:

  • townzen

    During military training in the 1970s, we were conditioned to identify this type of nonsense as propaganda and to disregard it.

  • Inspector Clouseau

    Call it “You’ve got a friend”. Starring James Taylor and Michael ‘we are all Muslims’ Moore.
    To old Horse head Carry, the world is a fantasy and he uses make believe tv to deal with the reality. Insane!

    • Lonnie Robinson

      TOTALLY INSANE… liberalism is a mental disorder. They have no understanding or comprehension of what’s really going on around them.

      People like johnny( ALL liberals) are lost in a fantasy world filled with wonderful p.c. characters making the world a better place. This takes a thinking persons breath away.

  • ljm4

    If this isn’t the administration of the stupid, the lying and the intentionally arrogant. We’d be better off if kerry would just go dancing with barry.

  • freebird
  • Trevor Fortune

    Umm, hello, isn’t TV banned in fundamentalist islam communities? Didn’t the Taliban go to great lengths to smash every TV set they could find when they entered Afghanistan? The only way they can get this through is if there is goat sex and it is streamed onto their iPhones.

  • Lonnie Robinson

    I’m absolutely speechless… a t.V. drama show for these backwards ass’d seventh century mohamedens. Absolutely speechless!!!!

  • The origional roger

    The whole shebang is proselyting for Islam, the justification and reason for the mini series is ostensibly to stop radicalisation.
    The program will appear on the face of it to be watchable, but will include subtle propaganda for Islam, first the viewer is familiarised with a sugar coated version of Islam, any jihadist Muslims in the story will be humanised and their cause justified and so on.
    This doesn’t surprise me though, Obama said that there needs to be more Islam taught in schools, what he meant was that all Americans need to convert to Islam.

  • Dan Knight

    Grow, learn to read, read the Koran, … explode.

  • dolphinent

    The radical Orwellian mental conditioners think they can brainwash the whole world into an acceptable mutant that will be a useful citizen to them.

    It is a typical misconception by leftist radicals to think they can over ride human nature and religious indoctrination.

    They’ve been partially successful in bending American culture to its will, but as soon as the first opportunity comes along, like an economic implosion or an armed civil conflict, the people will throw it all back in their faces.

    And there won’t be a hole deep enough for them to hide in.

  • ishamine

    And just what kind of “television drama” do you have to come up with to dissuade people not to behead, kill, maim or bomb innocent people; bury presumed adulteresses up to their necks to stone them to death; toss gays off buildings; kill your daughters for embarrassing you; or otherwise stop being the total pricks of world? Somehow I don’t think an After School Special is going to cut it.

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      But…but…Mr. Rogers said we are all special.

  • HolylandIsraelTours

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

  • It must be a rule of the Democrats to pick the most ignorant idiots to be members of their Elite Vomit Bucket of Godless Scum, like Kerry! This is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard, so not surprised it comes from this horribly Failed Administration of Liberal Tyrants! Another Senator, I read yesterday, also thinks if we have stricter gun laws in the USA, it will stop Jihad! Like I said, they must draw straws to see who can come up with the most outrageous idiocy! So happy when this Administration of 3rd World Fecal Maggots are gone and forgotten, and we have an actual “American” President once again, TRUMP/TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS 2016!

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Third world fecal maggots… BULLS EYE :)

  • Florian75

    Couldn’t they save a bunch of money and just book James Taylor to sing “You’ve Got a Friend” and a couple of other songs?

  • Dean

    Combine Govt money and Hollywood and you will get non-stop faux right wing terrorism with an occasional episode of Islamophobic suspicion of mistaken Muslim ID. If they do an actual plot with Islamoterror, the Muslim with be stopped in the early stages and then feel sorry and then do a 180 and become a moderate. Or they will find a true lone wolf that will be turned in and condemned by every Muslim under the moon. Maybe this is a good resume suggestion to get one of the writing jobs.

  • michaelofsydney
  • Suzie

    How did American government get hijacked by such a bunch if morons? Trump is right on one thing; these people are stupid.

  • Arkansas MIke

    If they want to make a show about something, have them make a show to instruct moslem jihadi wannabees how to remove their own heads with a simple piano wire noose and a tall tree.

  • Drew the Infidel

    It is a certainty that the ratings for such drivel would be lower than whale sh*t and that is the bottom of the ocean.

  • Metatrona

    Yep! That’s the answer! Fight Muslim savagery with a TV program! BRILLIANT not!

  • aebe

    This is a sop that has no more validity than the Winter Soldier throwing someone else’ medals over a fence . Did it cost a million and a half for each party Shrillary went to ?
    Kerry does not need to hire anyone , he can edit ISIS videos , add in footage from acts of terror in Europe and America , Canada also . Call it ‘All in the hijab’

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry

  • Lack of opportunity?? That is the absurd and ongoing explanation for Islamic jihad promoted by the Obama administration. Should it surprise anyone that the State Department is offering a TV show to stop the killing? WOW! That will surely intimidate ISIS and their recruiters! The jihadists must be trembling with fear now that Hollywood is involved. The liberal left lives in their world of fantasy – what the Western world needs now is a gigantic dose of reality. Islam is on the march. Islamists fully intend to implement their supremacist ideology on the Western world and Europe is their softest target.

    • joker

      I always had the feeling that Hollywood was already involved. Some ISIS videos are very sleek and professional.

  • Knuckles Hallenberg

    How about, “Mr. Ed Goes to Mecca”.

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      How about: “How to get away with murder?”

  • ladywarrior

    Are most of the people on this site aware that John Kerry’s daughter is married to a Muslim?…..and not just any Muslim….one of the key negotiators for the Iran nuclear deal! Kerry should have been prevented from doing anything on that deal…..

    Imagine how much we are infiltrated with Islamists whose whole goal in life is to destroy America -the Great Satan – and die for Allah. I’m willing to accommodate them on the second goal….

    It’s bad enough that John Brennan (head of the CIA) converted to Islam when he was in the middle east with Desert Storm……now we have a Sec of State that is tied to the ones who will Nuke us through his traitorous daughter…..

    GO, TRUMP! MAKE AMERICA GREAT, SAFE, AND SANE AGAIN!

  • ljm4

    How about just teaching the truth about islam and mohammed? Just the truth. That aught to scare the crapollia out of moslems and the left. How about doing a documentary on mohammed’s life. His marriages and wives. The whole sordid thing. Teach the truth not some dumbass propaganda drama pos.

    The prophet mohammed said: “migration cannot be ended as long as there is an enemy who resists”. That’s the hijrah happening now in Europe and aimed at American soil.

  • AgesOfReason

    Canada’s CBC could sell Kerry the US rights to its remarkable series “Little Mosque on the Prairies”. That’ll cure America’s enthusiasm for Muslim comedy.

    • Mr E

      That’s the first one that came to my mind as well. The biggest pile of cr@p ever produced by my taxpayer dollars at the CBC – and that’s really saying something.

  • Stephen Honig

    Look at the evil eyes on Kerry. It’s he looks like he will attack a Muslim or a Jew. it’s hard to tell.

  • Drew the Infidel

    It is helpful to remember that during the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam War, Kerry twice met with the enemy North Vietnamese delegation while still a member of the officer corps of the US Naval Reserve, an act defined as treason.

  • Richard

    “State Department Offers $1.5 Million Grant to Fight “Violent Extremism” with “Television Drama Series””

    To be given to a Muslim producer no doubt.

    PS MUSLIM DAIRY QUEEN OWNER INSTALLS SIGNS COMPARING HINDUS TO MONKEYS
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/25/muslim-dairy-queen-owner-installs-signs-comparing-hindus-to-monkeys.html?intcmp=hpbt2#

    “It’s nothing personal, it’s educational,” he reportedly added. “I’m really making people mad, but what I’m doing is communicating and inviting them to communicate […] they think I am attacking their religion, but I am not.”

    Excellent!! Now they will realise that when we tell the truth about Islam, a barbaric, totalitarian, supremacist, medieval ideology, we are not attacking it, merely inviting Muslims to communicate.

    Alas Islamic “communication” is with bombs and beheadings.

  • joe1429

    We are 20 tril in the hole, and are giving the afghans 1.5 mil to do a tv program??

  • American

    Lol i thought this had been done, i believe it was called team America world police :D

  • TrustNo1

    From Obama on down, the whole regime is an exercise in ignorance. There is not a one of them that will admit to terrorism. Why? Because it fills their agendas and many, very many of them are actually Muslim sympathisers if not Muslim Brotherhood members.

  • Trident

    Do Not Forget ….John Forbes Kerry is Skull and Bones…Same as the Bush/Nazi/ Harriman bunch of global blood letters…

    ISLAM….”Born In Blood…Will Die In Blood..” What has not been reported by mainstream media is perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the 2016 election: encouraging Islamists to vote and engage in politics.

    It should be noted first and foremost that Islam is not a religion and its totalitarian, political ideology is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.

    On January 3, 2016, the Founder and Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad, encouraged attendants at a MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) conference to become involved in politics, vote, and establish political action committees.

    Referring to his campaign, “MOBILIZING MUSLIMS,” Awad stressed that Muslim voters were critical to changing America. He declared:

    “If pro-Muslim candidates win in this fall’s election, America will be a ‘very different country’. What American Muslims do and do not can determine not only the future of you here, but the future of America itself – the future relationship between America and the Muslim world.”

    Awad hopes to register one million Muslim voters to vote in the 2016 election. He said:

    “If you don’t like Islam phobia, if you don’t like what Donald Trump says, what Ben Carson said, get busy in 2016. Get busy in 2016, register to vote, and register other people to vote, if you don’t know how to do it, Google it. Turn your centers, Islamic centers, mosques into registration centers for voters, into polling stations during the election time. This is the time to tell our narrative and to show our presence.

    “We have to register every single Muslim to vote in 2016. The Muslim vote can be the swing vote in major states. The swing votes, brothers and sisters you know them: Florida, Ohio. Do we have people from Florida here? Do we have people from Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania? These are predicted to be the seven swing states in 2016 presidential election. The number of Muslims in these states is growing.”

    The problem with CAIR’s initiative is that no one who follows the Qur’an can honestly claim to follow the Constitution. The former, advocates for human rights abuses inherent to Islam, against which the Constitution prohibits.

    Those who support Islamic ideology advocate that the following are legally permissible under Shari’a law:

    o Female genital mutilation (genitals being cut and sewn shut),

    o Honor killings (fathers or brothers kill their daughters/sisters),

    o Child marriage (girls under age 12 are married to adult men),

    o Slavery (girls are sold for “protection” by their parents and/or kidnapped and sold at slave bazaars),

    o Shari’a Councils (Imams marry girls – even for one hour– to men, then divorce them only to marry them to another man and divorce them again),

    o Wife abuse and domestic violence (husbands are instructed to beat their wives as a form of punishment); husbands are permitted to rape their wives,

    o Non-legal status for women who are considered property (a wife’s legal rights equate to only half of her husband’s),

    o Discrimination, punishment, and death for everyone based on sexual and religious orientation, especially if they will not “convert” to Islam.

    Instead, Muslims in America and worldwide should head this Egyptian woman’s warning; she says of her own experience witnessing an Islamic transformation in her country:

    “Islam is a supremacist racist political and social ideology wrapped in a thin peel of religious rituals. It seeks domination and supremacy over all other systems and religions. Islam is worse than Nazism and fascism systems combined without any doubt.”

    Furthermore, there are roughly 109 verses in the Qur’an instructing followers “to wage war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.” Even Muslims who don’t go along with the goal of Islamic rule will be labeled ‘hypocrites,’ and killed according to blasphemy or apostasy laws.

    If CAIR’s efforts don’t sound the alarm bell for Americans to recognize what’s at stake for future generations, voting will be the least of their concerns. Muslims engaging in politics will soon be considered a “religious freedom” exercise, if CAIR’s ongoing nationwide involvement in American politics is any indication despite its designated “terrorist organization” status.

    by / Rothman 2016

    • Lonnie Robinson

      This was well thought out my friend… thanks :)