C-SPAN Accused of ‘Mainstreaming Islamist Organizations While Willfully Marginalizing’ Reformists

(CNSNews.com) – The leader of an umbrella group of moderate Islamic organizations is troubled by C-SPAN’s decision not to cover its launch event at the National Press Club earlier this month, when on Monday the public affairs network provided live coverage to another Muslim event – highlighting “Islamophobia” – at the same venue.


 

Personally I belive the Islamist organizations are the mainstream, reformers are the outliers.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Personally I belive the Islamist organizations are the mainstream, reformers are the outliers.”
    2nded

  • Alain

    While I certainly agree that the reformers are few in number and not mainstream Islam, it isn’t only C-SPAN that is guilty but the whole media in the West. Even Western governments are guilty of the same. If Islam is to be reformed (something I doubt possible), it must be done by Muslims, yet Western governments, agencies and the media continue to pander to the Muslims who reject any attempt to reform Islam.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      ” …Western governments, agencies and the media continue to pander to the Muslims who reject any attempt to reform Islam.”
      To quote Churchill, “They hope the crocodile eats them last.”

    • bargogx1

      Because to them, to even suggest that Islam is in need of reforming is “Islamophobic”. They all worship at the altar of multiculturalism, therefore believe that all cutures are equal, and it is “racist” to think otherwise.

      • Bill Hiers

        I’m surprised to say that inclined to agree. You and I clearly don’t agree on a lot, but I can at least agree that Islam is clearly in need of a tune up. I’m all for multiculturalism (at least in the sense that different cultures interest me greatly), but not when it’s blindly inclusive to the point of insisting ANY criticism is being “racist” or “bigoted.” I’m liberal and I think my fellow liberals have really dropped the ball by not calling Islamic fundamentalism what it clearly is.

        I mean, should we have respected the Fascist Italians’ culture? The Nazis? The Imperial Japanese? Nations clearly bent on violent militant expansionism and genocide? Apparently, to hear people defend Islam the way they do by insisting that the many terrorists and extremists are not representative of their religion. Islam may not be inherently evil, but it’s been hijacked by extremists, and the Middle East isn’t doing very much to stop it, suggesting that they tacitly condone it.

  • ntt1

    If they follow the koran they are not moderates if they only follow selected passages then they are apostates and subject to death penalty by other muslims.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The media favor the extremists because atrocities sell.

  • Gary

    2016 will the year of Backlash to muslims because it has gone too far with the global slaughtering and then the denial that muslims have nothing to do with islam .
    I won’t be shocked if more Mosques are torched to the ground after every islamic jihad on western soil. Its Obama last year in power to use the media for dawah to keep spewing lies about islam and its peace while he tries to use the FBI to arrest islamophobes via Loretta “Lynch-mob” Lynch enforcing the Sharia blasphemy laws on us soil .

  • Barrington Minge

    No problem, Sod off to Saudi…..