Al Jazeera has repeatedly come under fire from the Iraqi authorities for coverage too friendly to ISIS. I have long warned of the terror network’s propaganda to incite to jihad. But the left in America embraced it. Al Gore sold his failed network to Al Jazeera (refusing to consider Glenn Beck’s offer). Hillary Clinton lauded these bloody propagandists.
NPR: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went out of her way to single out the Al Jazeera TV news network….. “You’ve got a global — a set of global networks — that Al Jazeera has been the leader in, that are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes,” Clinton told members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Another Islamic supremacist stooge in the White House? Haven’t we had enough?
Iraq shuts Al Jazeera bureau for ‘instigating violence’ By Al Arabiya, April 29, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
Al Jazeera has repeatedly come under fire from the Iraqi authorities for coverage perceived as too friendly to ISIS and hostile to the country’s Shiite majority (File Photo: Reuters)
The Iraqi authorities have shut down the Al Jazeera channel’s Baghdad office, accusing Qatar’s state-funded TV network of inciting violence and sectarianism.
Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) sent the Al Jazeera Media Network a letter informing it of a March 24 decision to withdraw the bureau’s license and close its office for one year.
The letter cited “your continuing violations and offences and persistent media discourse instigating violence and sectarianism.”
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Doha-based news network, one of the largest in the region, said that it had not violated regulations or deviated from professional and objective coverage.
Al Jazeera has repeatedly come under fire from the Iraqi authorities for coverage perceived as too friendly to ISIS and hostile to the country’s Shiite majority.
The network’s foreign staff were already unable to enter Iraq because the authorities had made it difficult for them to obtain visas, the network’s Iraqi bureau chief Walid Ibrahim told AFP.
The CMC’s decision contradicts the Iraqi government’s “commitment to guarantee freedom of expression”, Al Jazeera said.
Ziad Ajili, from the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, condemned the move, saying that the CMC does not have direct authority to close media offices in Iraq.
Iraqi leaders have accused Gulf monarchies of not doing enough to fight ISIS militants and in some cases of directly supporting them.
Qatar is accused by many in Iraq of having intentionally sponsored hardline Sunni groups to counter the expanding influence of Iran and Shiite Islam in the region.