Pro-Jihad, Al Jazeera Causes Scene at Pro-Christian Conference

On July 23, an employee of the radical, Islam-supporting “news” outlet Al Jazeera was thrown out of an event sponsored by a Christian group after sneaking in and secretly recording the event despite being denied media credentials, a report says.

Eyewitness accounts of the incident reported by the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday, say that two men identified as Matthew Cassel and Micah Garen were ejected from the Christians United for Israel’s (CUFI) annual D.C. gathering after sneaking in and “clandestinely filming events closed to the press”

Both reporters claimed to be working for Al Jazeera at the time and were denied media credentials because of Al Jazeera’s pro-Jihad bias.

As the Beacon reports, “Cassel is a photojournalist with Al Jazeera English,” and “Garen is a cofounder of Four Corners Media. Another Four Corners Media cofounder, Marie-Helene Carleton, had initially applied for television credentials as an Al Jazeera English employee.”

Apparently Cassel left the conference without complaint in in good order, but Garen got into a loud argument with the conference security staff after they confronted him inside the conference (he pretending he didn’t work for Al Jazeera at one point).

In fact, a witness quoted by the Beacon notes that once outside the venue, Garen tried to get violent with police and was dragged off.

The conference had banned recording of the guests in the hallways by any media (as well as other conference goers) and had posted signs to that effect. This was a security move meant to safeguard participants from jihadis that might target them for having dared attend the event.

The video that Garen was taking, though, was of participants in the hallways going to events and in conversations with each other. The nature of the video shows that it was evident that he was trying to hide his camera under his jacket.

“These duplicitous tactics contradict the assertion that Al Jazeera is a legitimate news organization,” a source told the Washington Free Beacon. “If Al Jazeera wishes to be taken seriously as a media outlet, they would be wise to do a better job of training their staff on how to behave like professional reporters, rather than college activists.”

Without question, Al Jazeera is not a “news” network, but a propagandist for Jihad and most recently the Muslim Brotherhood.

Even some former supporters of Al Jazeera are admitting that it is nothing but a pro-Jihadi propaganda network now. Check this out…

Again, Al Jazeera is a pro-jihadi “news” outlet without legitimate journalistic bona fides. Any American that goes to work for them is a traitor to America, the west, and basic human decency.

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  • jim_m

    Funny how reporters think nothing of the obama admin locking them in a closet but have nothing but contempt for groups they oppose asking for the media to respect a request that applies to everyone to not record in the conference.

    It’s not so much that the press are propagandists. It’s that they are siding with the opposition against our society and culture.

  • Commander_Chico

    What were “Christians United for Israel” trying to hide?

    Conspiracy with a foreign power to subvert the United States?

    Plans to drag the USA into yet another war in the Middle East?

    If you’ve got nothing to hide, how can a videotape of your conference harm you?

    The hidden camera is a feature of US investigative journalism, from 60 Minutes, to 20/20, etc.

    • jim_m

      Chico demonstrates that, like all leftists, he cannot read for comprehension:

      What were “Christians United for Israel” trying to hide?

      The conference had banned recording of the guests in the hallways by any media (as well as other conference goers) and had posted signs to that effect. This was a security move meant to safeguard participants from jihadis that might target them for having dared attend the event.

      The answers are there for those with eyes to see. Alas, that the left is utterly unwilling to see.

      Note also that Chico ignores the answer right in front of him and instead inserts his paranoid antisemitic answer that the Joooos are trying to take over the world. Disgusting.

      • Commander_Chico

        Basically, these people are agents of a foreign power. They should be registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Are they?

        • jim_m

          WOW!!! Now anyone who supports Israel is a foreign agent? Your Antisemitism knows no bounds.

          • Retired military

            In other words. Option c
            The JOOs

          • jim_m

            Chico would agree with Pali President Abbas who yesterday said, “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli — civilian or soldier — on our lands,”.

            Yep, Chico and his pali friends are always looking for a “Final solution to the Jewish problem.”

          • Commander_Chico

            Organizations which lobby for a foreign government are required to be registered under FARA.

            I looked at this CUFI’s website. Basically bible-beating fundies pimping for war in behalf of Israel. The rest of us, and the American soldier, airman, sailor and Marine, will have to pay.

          • jim_m

            You referred to people being agents. That is not about an organization, you accused American citizens of being agents of a foreign power. Don’t go trying to weasel out of your antisemitic rant now.

          • Commander_Chico

            Individuals who are directors of the organization should also register under FARA.

            American citizens are often agents of a foreign power, many foreign governments have lobbyists and lobbying organizations.

          • jim_m

            Your statement was that anyone who was attending the meeting was an agent of a foreign power, that they were conspiring to subvert the US and that they were conspiring to drag the US into a middle eastern war. SO tell us, should we be forcing Jews to wear yellow armbands?

            Come on Chico. Defend your statements.

        • Brett Buck

          Even if this were true, which it isn’t, they would be agents of a foreign power that is an ally. Al Jazeera are foreign agents of terrorists who want to kill us on principle.

          • Commander_Chico

            “Ally?” What did they ever do for the USA? Mostly say, “Let’s you and him fight.”

          • jim_m

            It is codeveloping the Arrow missile defense system and footing half the cost. It allows the US to keep 6 military storage depots inside of Israel storing hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment so the US military can have it ready in the Middle East, Israel has helped the US with intelligence and with the DHS. But you would rather look at Israel as a bunch of parasitic jooos. You probably keep nazi anti jew propaganda on your walls.

          • Commander_Chico

            It allows the US to keep military equipment in Israel that Israel can use in the event of trouble? That’s a rich one, anyways that was pushed through Congress by lobbyists for Israel.

            Arrow missiles? Given that Israel is the only country which uses them, more like we just paid more than half the cost of their weapons system.

            Ally? I was thinking about the Lavon Affair, the USS Liberty and Pollard.

          • jim_m

            Yes, and we have conducted intelligence operations against Israel. But I suppose you are only worried about their actions because you think they are dirty jooos.

            Or are you claiming that the US has never, ever conducted intelligence operations against its allies? That would certainly discredit everything you have ever claimed with regard to military and intelligence. You know far less that you make out to know.

          • Commander_Chico

            We never had a plot to bomb sites of an ally in order to blame it on someone else, i.e. a “false flag” operation like the Lavon Affair.

            We never attacked a ship of an ally flying a large flag.

          • jim_m

            Nope the US has never, ever conducted false flag operations (cough… Operation Ajax…cough… remember the Maine…cough) . You aren’t even a good liar.

            And let’s just never mind the fact that our NATO allies consider the current NSA activity as espionage against their nations.

          • Commander_Chico

            This shows where your loyalties are. In order to defend Israel, you even tear down America by shilling out falsehoods. How about putting America first, if you are an American?

            The USA has never conducted false flag operations to bomb our allies’ offices with the potential to kill our allies. To compare Operation Ajax with the Lavon Affair is ridiculous. The Israelis bombed the office of U.S. Information Agency and other places in Cairo and tried to blame it on the Muslim Brotherhood.

            The Maine was not a false flag operation, it was a coal dust explosion that was blamed on the Spanish by the yellow press. Kind of the way 9/11 was blamed on the Iraqis.

          • jim_m

            You are one to talk about loyalties. The only thing you are loyal to is your benefit check.

          • jim_m

            anyways that was pushed through Congress by lobbyists for Israel.

            Have you ever made a single post that did not criticize Jews? Just one? Because I cannot think of a single instance where the Jewish people came up in a discussion and you did not blame them for something.

          • Brett Buck

            I hate to even dignify this with a response, but let’s see:

            Cold War – bastion of democratic western ideals while the Soviets bought the loyalty of every loony kill-crazy Arab that fell for their stupid line of BS

            Knocked out Iraqi reactor making nuclear bomb material, thus keeping a murderous regime (who used other weapons of mass destruction shortly thereafter, proving they would have been more than willing to start a nuclear war)
            First Iraq War – took direct hits and casualties and did not respond, at our behest, to keep the coalition together
            Steadfast partners in the peace process – continually taking hits from rockets aimed at elementary schools for coward terrorists, and mostly not responding, again at our behest
            Currently intercepting Iranian supplies headed to Syria on a regular basis, at least slowing down the conflict
            Numerous sabotage actions against Iran both on their own and at our behest, or as a joint operation.
            Soon- taking out Iranian nuke program preventing a wider conflict into which we would certainly be drawn in, and allowing us to claim we didn’t do it.
            ….

            And that’s just off the top of my head.

          • Commander_Chico

            Just off the top of my head, they passed the secrets Pollard gave them to the USSR.

          • [citation required]

          • Commander_Chico
          • Our soi disant cognoscenti cites the Free Republic?

            Where in the voluminous piece linked is your evidence of Israel passing intelligence to the Soviet Union?

    • Brucehenry

      Hidden cameras are fine when Breitbart uses ’em. When used to go “against the narrative,” as conservatives like to say, not so much.

      • jim_m

        The difference is that in this case they don’t want people filming because they have a reasonable concern for people’s safety. In most lefty cases their fear is not for safety but that people might find out what they really think. I do not see anything here that suggests that this organization has a fear of people finding out what they really think. (unless of course you are the rabid antisemite, Chico, who believes that Joos are at this meeting plotting to take over the US)

        • Brucehenry

          Well you arguably have a point there.

          • jim_m

            I have several, not the least of which is Chico’s bizarre world view.

          • Brucehenry

            The “bizarre-ness” of which you never fail to exaggerate, twist, deliberately misinterpret, and mischaracterize. That’s how you roll.

            One could say that your “anti-Semitism card is over drawn” if one wanted to post a cliche.

          • jim_m

            Look below where he characterizes all the people in this conference as foreign agents. It does not take much to characterize chico’s paranoid antisemitism as bizarre.

          • Brucehenry

            Yes that’s much more bizarre than saying that some dude getting a job as an associate producer with al-Jazeera is a “traitor.”

            It’s called hyperbole. When Warner does it you give it a pass. When Chico does it you call him loathsome names.

          • jim_m

            I fail to detect any hyperbole in Chico’s statement. It is straight forward and direct. It makes no other claims and there is nothing to suggest that he does not mean it completely. Calling Chico an antisemite is something that many others have agreed is an accurate description.

          • Brucehenry

            So is Warner’s. Do you agree that literally every American employee of al-Jazeera are literally “traitors?” Do you know the legal definition of “treason?”

          • jim_m

            No I have never agreed with that statement. But here’s the thing: Warner makes that statement repeatedly. Chico comes here with a one off, stand alone statement that people attending this meeting are foreign agents. He does that after suggesting that the purpose of the meeting is to form a conspiracy with a foreign power to subvert the US. Since he has made these sorts of statements many times it is not unreasonable to take them at face value. You certainly take Warner’s statements at face value. I have not attacked your criticism of his saying that al Jazeera workers are traitors.

          • Brucehenry

            “Many others” love imaginary gotchas as much as you do.

      • Jwb10001

        Seems Breitbart was on the trail of some wrong doing and setting up nasty little stings to bring out the wrong do’ers. I suppose if you have Chico’s attitude these folks could all be considered wrong do’ers but seems like a bit of stretch. I’m also pretty sure Breitbart never proclaimed he was a main stream (or main stream wanna be) news outlet. But I suppose it’s in the eye of the beholder.

    • Jwb10001

      For a guy that’s all upset about the prying eyes of the NSA scandal you sure don’t want these folks to be allowed privacy, how’s come?

  • Brucehenry

    I watched the whole 19 minute video Warner posts as proof. Nowhere in it does either speaker COME CLOSE to “admitting that it is nothing but a pro-Jihadi propaganda network now.”

    The one guy hems and haws and beats around the bush to hint that the network has become a tool, maybe, somewhat, he guesses, of Qatar’s foreign policy

    I guess Warner is counting on none of you high-information voters actually sitting through his “evidence.”

    • jim_m

      I don’t have to listen to the video as it is irrelevant to the story. The story is that the reporters violated the ban on recording. This ban applied to all people and not just reporters. What people say on the video about al Jazeera is irrelevant. These tools were denied press credentials but had they abided by the no video demand they would probably not have been removed.

      • Brucehenry

        So why did Warner post it?

        The last two assertions in his piece, it is true, are off-topic from the headline. They are that al-Jazeera is “nothing but a pro-Jihadi propaganda network” and that any American who goes to work for al-Jazeera is a traitor. His 19 minute video proves neither assertion.

        • jim_m

          Al Jazeera has carried water for the MB and has received sharp criticism in Egypt on that score. In so far as the MB is an islamist organization it is not that much of a stretch to say that they are pro-jihadi propagandists.

          • Brucehenry

            There may be SOME truth to Warner’s blurtgasms but his video isn’t proof of it.

          • jim_m

            So every sentence of every post and every picture and video must necessarily support every assertion? That isn’t rational.

          • Brucehenry

            LOL, not every one. But the ones that are preceded by an assertion followed by “Check this out…” should be.

          • jim_m

            Just around the 2 minute mark he says that al Jazeera has changed from a legitimate news organization when it started to now being a foreign policy/political organization.

          • Brucehenry

            And does he say, or imply, that it is “nothing but a pro-Jihad propaganda network now”?

            No, he kind of hints, equivocates, politely implies, that maybe it should return to the high journalistic standards it originally had.

          • jim_m

            And here is where we can detect the hyperbole. Warner couches his comment as saying that they are “nothing but…”

            Chico on the other hand makes an assertion “these people are…” There is no scaling of his comment. There is nothing else in his comment to suggest that he does not mean it completely.

          • Brucehenry

            Except the word “basically.” And you know it.

          • jim_m

            Fair enough.

            It would be easier to accept Chico’s comments as hyperbole if he weren’t always going on about the joooos being at fault for everything. But the truth is that he does. So when he calls these people foreign agents everyone else believe that he means it wholeheartedly.

          • Brucehenry

            Except he doesn’t go on about the Jews being at fault for everything. He often posits that outfits like AIPAC have too much power, and many would agree. I’ve seen him argue that those outfits may be partly to blame for American deaths in Iraq and what not. I’ve never seen him blame “the Jews” per se for anything.

            Except in your re-phrasing of his remarks. Just as you pretend when he says “the Oligarchy” that he means some shadowy conspiracy and not “the powers that be.”

          • jim_m

            That’s because he does mean some shadowy conspiracy and not the powers that be. Because if he were to mean the powers that be he would be including obama, whom we know he would never include in teh oligarchy.

          • Brucehenry

            Unfounded assertions.

          • Commander_Chico

            Obama is a slave to the oligarchy – hence no Wall Street fraud prosecutions.

          • He’s no slave – he’s a sock puppet. Don’t think it’s the oligarchy that’s got their hand up his… fundamental beliefs.

  • Paul Hooson

    An interesting aside here…..Most popular toy for boys in the MidEast?….Jihad Joe. Most popular toy for girls?….Suicide Bomber Barbie….