Thursday, June 12, 2008

PBS' cruel joke

This month, PBS has started airing "On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly". After viewing this, I can assuredly state that it is a blatant attempt to whitewash the past and potential future efforts of jihadis to learn to fly airplanes. Unity Productions Foundation, a purveyor of Mohamedan disinformation, is responsible for this blatant piece of Islamic propaganda. The useful idiots at PBS kowtowed like willing dhimmis to these Islamists. Even more offensive is the use of U.S. taxpayers' money to broadcast a puff-piece extolling the virtues of a Mohamedan in the U.S. learning to fly interspersed with attempts to portray the subject of the film, and Mohamedans in general, as blameless victims of horrible discrimination by Americans.
This quaint little Islamo-drama is set in Bellingham, Washington, a town less than 50 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border. Monem Salam, a man of Pakistani origin, works for Saturna Capital as a manager of their Islamic investing operations. His wife, Iman, claims to be Arab by origin but clearly speaks with an American accent. She showed a photograph of herself in her high school yearbook with her name listed as "Iman Ibrahim", in an Islamic head-cover, of course.
The story proceeds like this: Monem, a open adherent of the alleged "Religion of Peace", has a yearning to learn to fly airplanes. He applied to one of the two flight schools in Bellingham to take courses. The school with the newer planes and facilities received his application but never contacted him months after he applied. So he applied to the other flight school in town which accepted him. After he applied to the second school, Bellingham Aero Flight School, F.B. I. agents unjustifiably arrived at the school to ask questions about Monem and the flight school. Poor little Monem is angry and confused about the F.B.I. snooping around when he wants to learn how to fly. After all, there's never been ANY problems resulting from Mohamedans learning how to airplanes in the U.S., right?
Anyway, between shots of Monem learning to fly, there are other poignant images of his professional life. He is criss-crossing the country on "business", meeting with various other Mohamedans. One of these is Osama DeLorenzo, an obvious Hispanic man who converted to Islam. Osama complains about some American clients not wanting to deal with someone named Osama. (Anyone wonder why? No one (in)famous with the same first name was ever mentioned in the documentary.) Just for a basis of comparison, I was hoping the film's creators would compare Osama's struggles to stay in business with the proudly overt Nazi named Adolf, the owner of a kosher deli, who also inexplicably has experienced a lack of customers. Alas, no such segment was included in the film.
His wife, Iman, does make frequent appearances in the documentary. (Any other wives that Monem may or may not have are neither seen nor heard.) She peeks out from her head-scarf to utter her demand that, "Every Muslim should be able to fly in the U.S." Whether or not that means the ban female drivers in birthplace of Islam should not apply to female Mohamedans wanting pilot planes in the U.S. is not clarified. Also she told a bold-faced falsehood by declaring that, "Women are not forced to wear hijab under Islam". No one in the film refers to the Koran, Chapter 24, Verse 31 which clearly states, "And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings". Hey, who has time for such insignificant corrections of misstatements? The film-makers needed as much time as possible for her diatribe about the slurs and strange looks she has endured for hiding most of her head in public while images of her husband conducting his first solo flight appear on screen.
Who needs Al-Jazeera when the Islamists have PBS doing their dirty work them?



Arius said...

No surprise, its from PBS.

Cara H. said...

Wow, I am sad that some Americans are so afraid of regular Muslims they'd be upset at a silly little documentary.

I have met Iman, I lived in Bellingham for 3 months. Monem has no other wives and has no desire to have any other wives. Iman does choose to wear a headscarf, just as I choose not to.

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