Thursday, May 03, 2007

In Their Own Words

I heard about this site while listening to a talk show last month, and I am only now getting around to posting about them... "features constantly-updated examples of statements by religious extremists concerning the United States, Western Civilization, Israel and Christianity." What does that mean exactly? It means they are taking video, audio, and press clips directly from Islamic extremists and trying to present the material in context. The site's purpose is to provide Americans with material that somehow seems to be muted or ignored by most media outlets in this country. is independent, privately funded, and definitely not-for-profit. If you go to the site, you won't be pressed to buy a coffee mug or t-shirt or something (but there is a link if you want to donate). All you will get is information, news and commentary. And lest you think they are completely biased against muslims, they also feature a separate link that is pro-Islam: Islam is Not the Enemy. (According to the guy interviewed on the talk show, this section might be spun out into its own site). So, take a gander and let me know what you think. Personally, I think these guys are doing a good job of presenting material that is not readily available to American citizens. And it's material that needs to be seen and heard. Plus, I have to admit I am happy with their attempts at being objective and at providing material from moderate muslims. The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

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