John on August 28, 2007 at 9:09 pm
Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center with his thoughts on parts 1 and 2 of the special:
His last point sounds suspiciously familiar. Oh yeah, I made the same point. Well said, Rabbi Hier.
CAMERA — Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America — has its own take down of all three segments which you can read here.
Supposedly Dan Abrams of MSNBC also did a number on the show’s moral equivalence but the video (same link as above) isn’t working and it isn’t up on You Tube yet. Here’s a bit of what he said:
For each of three nights, CNN devoted two hours to the, quote, “warriors” of each religion: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. But rather than distinguish between Islamic terrorists who utilize fierce violence to achieve warped goals, and the merely fiercely religious or even just those who fiercely believe in the state of Israel, Christiane Amanpour avoided getting bogged down in objectivity. Christians and Jews, for example, who support Israel’s strategy for self-defense are just as much God’s warriors, according to Amanpour, as the Islamic radicals who blow themselves and others up in an effort to destroy the world as we know it. A handful of the most radical of the Jews and Christians who can almost all be identified by name are highlighted. The violent Islamic fundamentalists are, quote, “understood,” with no comparable effort to “understand” the evangelical Christians or Israelis.
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