Last night, I was listening to a speech by Cedric J. Robinson about his latest book; Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II.
At the end of the speech during the Q & A section, the topic quickly turned into the war in Iraq and the role of media played. One of the role the media had was displaying the country France as a coward nation because French refusal to participate the war. The most importing thing was the short period of time (weeks) it took for the media to have the public on their side followed by the waves of Anti-French feelings and even re-naming French fries to Freedom fries. It shows not only what we are facing, but also the Western media is not about black and white; against non-Christians, Muslims, Islam or the Black Man, but everyone who stands against their agenda and dares to challenge them.
One of their approach is to collect pieces of different snippets together and present them as the “truth”. This week we have been a witness to such “truth”: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright’s sermon, which he hold few days after the 9/11 tragedy. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright is the former priest of Senator and President candidate Barak Obama. The sermon was presented as racist and anti American, even non-Christian. And so the victim becomes the perpetrator, and whole ethnic group are taken hostage and questioned their loyalty in their own country and insisted to condemn something they were not part of.
Brother MT Akbar put this video and shows what we have not seen in the sermon:
I have to say that even though as a Muslim I have disagreements with the Reverend on theological grounds I am in total agreement with him as far as social and political issues go, and I WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO THE “HIGH TECH LYNCHING” that is taking place upon his character. ”and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. “(Holy Quran 5:82)