Al Jazeera doesnt allow the word Christians in their comments
Posted by avideditor on April 7, 2008
It is interesting how Al Jezeera is trying to create the same media bias in its comment section as it does in presenting the news.
I tried to submit a comment after an article I read on Al Jazeera. When done I clicked submit I got a message the following words in red were not approved. Here are the words: arabs 1947 islamic decades children holy christians muslims, Bible, Quran, Palestine. In another comment, these words came back as not approved: religion america. You are given the option to change the words or submit for review. I chose the later option. I got this message back after submitting them for review:
Thank you. Your comments have been sent to aljazeera.com
If your comment contains banned words it will NOT be posted. Repeated misuse of this service will result in your IP address being blocked.
My comments will never be published. So I’m adding one of my comments below on an article highly critical of Israel:
Not so fast. Wasnt it the Arabs in the Middle East who refused the two state resolution by the U.N. in 1947 to allow the people displaced from Israel during the Islamic Ottoman Empire to return to their state while also creating a state for the Palestinians? The Palestinian solution was refused and the victim mentality has prevailed for decades.
The Children of Israel and their LAND is mentioned in the holy books for Christians and Muslims, the Bible and the Quran. Palestine is never mentioned in either book. This is a significant fact that shouldnt be overlooked.
Forgive me, but Muslims tend to often portray themselves as victims.
Here is an example of an approved comment with some of the banned words allowed:
The oppressed and the enslaved people of the word must sue the slave master and the colonial master for the atrocity they committed to the colony of Africa. Palestinian people must sue the west for imposing Israel of them. The American Indians, Australian Aborigines, the Irish, Scottish, the Maoris people of New Zealand also must sue her oppressor for the crime committed against them. The oppressor must be held accountable for the crime against the peoples of the world.
or this one:
Free speech is when someone really does speak truth to power, and power stops blathering long enough to engage with inconvenient ideas. Unfortunately, that’s not the kind of thing you’re likely to see in America. The Liberal Democracy resorts to language of intimidation because it has nothing else to offer. People like you, Bush, and Cheney Christianity fascists in America always using bogus claims such as democracy, human rights or feminism, while using torture on prisoners in Iraq, and Cuba prisons, suppressing individual freedoms at home Patriot Act, or crushing student activists at anti Government eight protests, and SUFFOCATING THE VOICES OF JUSTICE. ANY INJUSTICE IS UNJUST. The only choice is to UNITE AGAINST OPPRESSOR. Say LIBERTY OR DEAD. I rather believe to die for Gods than believing in dying for the American Flag man made cloth full of injustice to Native America, African Slaves, prejudice, and racist. If you want to follow Bush now represent Adolf of time have fun.
What a great example of media bias even for comments!