This is hardly surprising. For years here at Atlas, I have exposed the terror ties of Muslim Brotherhood broadcaster Al Jazeera and vigorously fought to keep them off the national airwaves (video here). That point became moot when leftist quisling Al Gore sold his failing TV network Current to the terror broadcaster. It wasn’t the audience (or lack of) that Al Jizz sought it was the access and distribution deals already in place. For years we have been calling on Congress to investigate the treasonous sale. Al Jazeera should have been designated a terrorist entity long ago much like Al Manar (the television station of Hezb’Allah).
I am sure this is not limited to Al Jazeera. There is no doubt in my mind that similar operatives work for the AP, BBC, Reuters, The NY Times, et al.
Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable,” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it.
Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous al-Qaida videos featuring Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn.
Al Jazeera members have also provided material support for jihad terrorism. Tayseer Allouni, their correspondent in Afghanistan who interviewed Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was sent to prison for being an agent of al-Qaida. Al Jazeera’s first managing director, Mohammed Jassem al-Ali, was exposed as an agent of the Saddam Hussein regime, and the channel promoted the bloody jihad against American forces in Iraq.
“German police arrest Al Jazeera journalist in Berlin: Lawyer,” Reuters, June 21, 2015:
A leading Al Jazeera journalist was arrested at a Berlin airport on Saturday following a request made by Egypt, a lawyer for the Qatar-based satellite network said, a move he described as part of a crackdown by Cairo on the channel.
International lawyer Saad Djebbar says, one of the most senior journalists on the channel’s Arabic service, had been abruptly and unexpectedly arrested in Germany.
A spokesperson for the German Federal Police confirmed that a 52-year-old man was arrested at Berlin’s Tegel airport at 1320 GMT following an international arrest warrant from the Egyptian authorities.
The spokesperson said the general public prosecutor was now checking the man’s identity, as well as a possible extradition to Egypt.
Cairo’s criminal court sentenced Mansour, who has dual Egyptian and British citizenship, to 15 years in prison in absentia last year on the charge of torturing a lawyer in Tahrir Square in 2011.
Jazeera said at the time the charge was false and an attempt to silence Mansour.
“This is a very serious development,” said Djebbar. “We knew that the Egyptians were going to set such a trap to harass our journalists and that is what has happened.”
Mansour was arrested as he tried to board a Qatar Airways flight from Berlin to Doha, Djebbar said.
Egyptian authorities accuse Al Jazeera of being a mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Qatar-backed movement which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled in 2013 when he was Egypt’s army chief.
Jazeera is also locked in a legal battle with the Egyptian authorities to try to secure $150 million in compensation for what it says was damage to its media business inflicted by Cairo’s military-backed rulers.
In February this year, Egypt released Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group.
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