Thursday, July 19, 2007

WorldNetDaily has been pushing Iraqi cannibalism stories

Report: Al-Qaida bakes little boys
"Perhaps it's urban legend. I have no idea.
More cases of terrorists 'baking' children cited
Researchers say Muslim history includes cooking human victims

Policy Analyst Jeremy Sewall calls such reports "pretty extreme."
You think?


Blogger X. Dell said...

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9:19 AM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Let's see:

WWI: Pro-war propaganda declares that the Axis powers are chopping the hands off of little Belgian kids. Posters circulate in major US cities and stories.

After the war: we find that this specific atrocity never occurred.

WWII: Pro-war propaganda declares that the Japanese have invented a game in which Japanese soldiers toss infants into the air for their comrades to impale on their bayonets. Footage of this game was seen in newsreels across the US after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and used as a reason to solicit War Bonds.

After the war: the public found that the footage of this game did not depict actual events, and was not filmed in Japan, but rather at Astoria Studios in Queens NY. The specific atrocity never occurred.

Persian Gulf War: Kuwaiti nurse Nayirah (sp?) gives heartwrenching testimony to the US Congress about how she witnessed Iraqi troops taking infants out of incubators and dumping them onto the hard floor, and leaving them to die.

After the war: We find that (1) Nayirah was the daughter of Kuwaiti ambassador, not a nurse; (2) she was in New York during the time that she allegedly witnessed the slaughter in Kuwait; and (3) she was coached on what to say and how to act by the PR firm Hill & Knowlton, whose services were funded in large part by the US Executive Branch. Yet, the specific atrocity never occurred.

Forgive me, the baking of Islamic kids sounds like a new verse, but I'm already tired of this particular refrain.

9:20 AM  

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