Washington Post Lets Columnist Dana Milbank Lie Jun 22, 2014 0:59:02 GMT -8
Post by Origanalist on Jun 22, 2014 0:59:02 GMT -8
Washington Post Lets Columnist Dana Milbank Lie About Heritage Foundation
Writing for a Washington Post that apparently decided his column was too good to check, columnist Dana Milbank attacked the conservative Heritage Foundation for bullying a female Muslim woman who expressed concern about Muslim stereotyping during a panel Monday night. The only problem with Milbank's charge is that it's a smear -- it never happened. And of all places, it is video from the left-wing Media Matters that debunks Milbank's entire column.
Then Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, stood in the back of the room and asked a question in a soft voice. “We portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there’s 1.8 billion followers of Islam,” she told them. “We have 8 million-plus Muslim Americans in this country and I don’t see them represented here.”
Panelist Brigitte Gabriel of a group called ACT! for America pounced. She said “180 million to 300 million” Muslims are “dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.” She told Ahmed that the “peaceful majority were irrelevant” in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and she drew a Hitler comparison: “Most Germans were peaceful, yet the Nazis drove the agenda and as a result, 60 million died.
“Are you an American?” Gabriel demanded of Ahmed, after accusing her of taking “the limelight” and before informing her that her “political correctness” belongs “in the garbage.”
“Where are the others speaking out?” Ahmed was asked. This drew an extended standing ovation from the nearly 150 people in the room, complete with cheers.
The panel’s moderator, conservative radio host Chris Plante, grinned and joined in the assault. “Can you tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?” he demanded of Ahmed.
“Yeah,” audience members taunted, “yeah.”
Ahmed answered quietly, as before. “I guess it’s me right now,” she said.
Sounds like a pretty ugly scene, until you watch actual video of the incident. What Milbank chose not to tell his readers is legion. The exchange between the Muslim student and the panel is not only the opposite of hostile, it is downright polite:
video here and continued at....http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/06/17/washington-post-attack-on-heritage-debunked-by-event-video