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Brit Hume Praises Radical/Fundamentalist Muslim Extremists

Reported by Janie - July 21, 2006 -

During last night's "Two Minutes of Hate" (AKA "Grapevine") segment on "Special Report with Brit Hume", Hume enthusiastically (as enthusiastic as Hume is capable of being, of course) shared with his viewers the talking point he's been pounding into their heads all week: even Arabs across the Middle East are against Hezbollah. Last night's example was the Saudi Sunni cleric that issued a fatwah against the terrorist organization - a cleric with an unseemly history that includes supporting the Taliban after 9/11 and declaring all Shiites should be put to death. This went unmentioned, along with other pertinent information that would disavow Hume's latest talking point.

Under the banner reading, "Saudi Slams Hezbollah" Hume pronounced, "A leading Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia has issued a scathing fatwa against Hezbollah — the latest in a series of condemnations from the usually supportive Arab world. Sheik Abdullah bin Jabreen declares it against Muslim Sharia law to support, join, or even pray for the terror group, writing, 'Our advice to the Sunnis is to denounce them and shun those who join them to show their hostility to Islam and to the Muslims.'

The New York Sun reports that the fatwa also condemns Iran for funding and supporting Hezbollah to further what Jabreen called its imperial ambitions."

Hume apparently loves to pick and choose what's convenient for the day, as this cleric is someone Hume would have condemned in the past. According to the Washington Institute:

"One senior Wahhabi cleric, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jabreen, reportedly granted the bloc a religious blessing, calling on voters to choose candidates 'who fear Allah' and dismissing other candidates because they were running 'for worldly and personal reasons.' In recent years, this same sheikh has called for Shiites to be put to death and spoken out in support of the Taliban following the attacks of September 11, 2001."

Well, isn't that shocking - a Sunni Cleric wants Shiites to be put to death - and guess who just happen to be Shiite? Hezbollah and Iran. I guess Hume supports only the fundamentalist/radical Muslims/terrorists that are politically convenient for his current talking point.

Hume banked on his viewers lack of understanding of the Middle East and of the Islamic religion to be able to pass this one off.

He also decided that it would not be imperative to tell his viewers that the US installed government in Iraq actually supports Hezbollah's actions, as do the people. According to the Associated Press:

"On Thursday, Iraqis staged an anti-Israel protest with banners reading 'Shiites and Sunnis unite' in the city of Samarra, where the bombing of a Shiite shrine in February brought the country to the brink of civil war."

To provide such information would only detract from his current talking point, along with the entire justification for the war he so blindly supports.

To contact Brit Hume, you can email him at special@foxnews.com.