We knew it all along, but all of our complaining about Al Jazeera America were ignored by the mainstream media ... and just about everyone else. Those ignoring the warnings include all the satellite and cable companies who are still running this terrorist-connected network. They are behaving as if only the money they receive from Al Jazeera matters, and that their lying, deceiving and support of terrorism means nothing compared to that.
Our message to these media giants is this: Drop Al Jazeera now.
By Daniel Greenfield
Al Jazeera, we were told, was a perfectly legitimate media outlet. The fact that it was controlled by Qatar, a state sponsor of terror was irrelevant. Accusations by Egypt and the UAE that it was helping stage coups on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood shouldn’t be believed.
But now here is some of the ugliness coming out of Al Jazeera America.
Here is some of what Osman Mahmud, senior vice president of broadcast operations and technology, had been up to.
The lawsuit contends: “As an employee at AJAM, Mr. Mahmud’s discriminatory conduct included, but was not limited to, removing female employees from projects to which they had been previously assigned by other management level employees, excluding women from emails and meetings relevant to their assignments, and making discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks such as ‘whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell.’ ”
A screen grab of another incendiary comment, allegedly posted by Mahmud on his Facebook page—which apparently has been scrubbed or made private in recent days—has also been making the rounds among colleagues, detractors and media reporters, along with concerned AJAM execs.
“The enemies of Muslims in Egypt, their puppets and blind supporters are due to face death in the hospitals and streets of Egypt, starting from this evil man,” reads the comment, time-stamped July 29, 2014 at 2:32 a.m., apparently a reference to Egyptian television presenter and Muslim Brotherhood opponent Tawfik Okasha.
It’s hardly the sort of sentiment one expects from a senior manager of a journalistic organization.
But this is exactly the sort of thing you expect from a Muslim Brotherhood operation, which supports Hamas and actively fought a limited civil war in Egypt. Al Jazeera is not a journalistic organization. It never was.
Calling for people to die and making death threats on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood is exactly the right thing to do at Al Jazeera.
McGinnis, meanwhile, was demoted from news gathering chief in February to the “significantly less prestigious” outreach job after tangling with Mahmud over his wish to replace an experienced Israeli cameraman with a questionably qualified Palestinian one, and then reporting his “dismiss[ive]” and “patroniz[ing]” conduct to HR, according to the lawsuit.
Now that’s much more journalistic behavior.