Who knew that the National Park Service is part of creeping Sharia. Well, thanks to the intrepid reporting of Todd Starnes, who is ever vigilant in the fight against Islamic indoctrination in the schools, we now know that OMG the National Park Service has produced videos which show young Muslim women talking about their faith. Since Starnes reported on "Sancho Panza's" (?!?) scorching expose in the aggregate website, Independent Journal Review, this outrage has gone viral in the usual dark places. So it's no surprise that Starnes would, once again, make an appearance on Hannity's dark world of racist and religious hatred in order to promote the basic Fox meme that Islam is disgusting and any attempt to show it in a positive light isn't fair & balanced. Ironic, don't ya think! Oh yeah, and Muslims should apologize for jihadist terrorism.
Last week, Hannity reported that "the National Park Service's decision to produce videos praising Islam has raised a few eyebrows across the country." He showed a section of videos, produced on the Women's Rights National Historic Park website, that show "American Muslim students discussing their experience being Muslim while blaming while blaming negativity towards Islam on the September 11, 2001 terror attack." He played "highlights" of the video in which girls said treasonous things like “Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace" and that because of 9-11 people (like those on Fox News) think all Muslims are terrorists. As a girl said "we all just want to be peaceful with everybody," the chyron explained it all for you with this rich bit of irony: "Park Service Propaganda, Video Shows Muslim Students Praising Islam." More irony with the big visual, on the side of the screen - "Park Service Propaganda."
Hannity suggested that the NPS was hiding something because even though they told Fox that no tax dollars were being spent on the videos, they didn't respond to questions about whether they did videos promoting other religions. (Maybe that's because other American religions are not viewed with the same hostility as is shown towards Islam and thus, the experience of non-Muslim women is different?)
Starnes said that the NPS told him that money came from a non-profit group associated with this park but these evil, Muslim sympathizers refused to answer the question about whether they are "promoting" other religions other than a statement saying that they don't "promote or support a particular religion." Starnes then got in his gotcha with his assertion that the 15 minutes of video, that he watched, "endorsed Islam."
Hannity said that people do make a distinction between Islam and radical Islamists; "but there happens to be a lot of radical Islamists." Hannity's other panelist was journalist Lisa Daftari who, earlier this year, told Megyn Kelly that Al Jazeera's expansion into the US will activate "sleeper cells" in American Muslim communities. She asserted that Muslims "use 9-11 as an excuse" and that Muslims should make videos denouncing radicalism. Hannity wanted to know if moderate Muslims, in the Middle East, are "afraid to speak up against the radicalism."
Starnes whined that the ACLU and other groups haven't denounced this. (Maybe cuz this is documentary and not a "promotion" of a religion!) Starnes preached that as a Southern Baptist, he's willing to "fellowship with anybody in the country as long as you're not willing to blow me to smithereens." (Uh, I don't think he would "fellowship" with, say, Unitarians and other liberal, pro-choice, pro-gay faiths). Good Christian Starnes lied when he said that "nobody is denouncing the radical Islamists."
In another moment of irony, Hannity said he doesn't like being "lied to" and said he's "not buying" the claims of the NPS. Starnes, ever vigilant about the "gay agenda" whined that the women's rights page, on the NPS site, has, OMG, produced videos "promoting the LGBT community." (Uh, Todd, there are gay women) He blithered about how, even if an intern did the videos, the taxpayer is paying for this disgusting stuff. Daftari agreed that taxpayer money and time was used for an agenda. She advised them to "put out a different message if you want to help."
In what alternative universe is documenting the experience of minority women, by a National Park that is all about women (in the birthplace of the women's rights movement) "promotion" of their religion? The entire Hannity piece underscored why these girls feel the way they do. Although they, personally, are not responsible for Islamic terrorism, they need to denounce it. Talk about propaganda! (And BTW, has Hannity denounced the Christian terrorists who killed abortion doctors?)
And remember ladies, the Pope owns your womb!!!