Lending Legitimacy

From Reuters:

Image hosted by Photobucket.comA Palestinian militant from the military wing of Islamic Jihad movement holds a Koran as he marches during a protest in Jabally refugee camp north Gaza Strip June 10, 2005. Members from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement marched through the streets of Jabally after Palestinian accusations that guards had ripped pages of the Koran, while Israeli prison officials said preliminary checks found no evidence an Islamic holy book had been damaged. The allegations that guards tore pages of the Koran during a search earlier this week in Israel's Megiddo prison sparked fury among Palestinians. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Is this the kind of twisted media reporting the Islamic Thinkers Society alluded to in my previous post? Somehow I don't think so. I don't know what is more comical - the photo of the twit in the mask or the accompanying text by Reuters. I really like the way they refer to Islamic Jihad as a movement. Oh, and don't forget the clown in the mask is a militant and that he represents the military wing of IJ.

These idiots are anything but soldiers. They are pathetic cowards who intentionally murder innocents. And it's organizations like Reuters (notice I didn't use the term news organizations) that give them legitimacy through their continued use of generic terms. A rose by any other name...

By the way Islamic Thinkers Society...next time you throw a hissy fit over twisted reporting, be consistent. You might actually gain an ounce of credibility that way.

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