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  • Whose Side Is the Nation of Islam On?

    Posted by Jonathan on May 12th, 2004 (All posts by )

    This story raises legitimate questions. The establishment press tends to ignore the NOI’s thuggishness and anti-Americanism, and I suspect now will downplay the obvious (to the rest of us) national-security angle. This organization deserves more scrutiny that it receives.


    4 Responses to “Whose Side Is the Nation of Islam On?”

    1. Mitch Says:

      Not to mention legitmate questions (if any doubt remained) about whose side the Boston Globe is.

    2. Mitch Says:

      Stop the presses, so to speak. I went looking for the photos and they were not as described. Instead, the only picture accompanying the article shows Kambon and Turner pointing to a board with four pictures on it. One of the pictures appears to show someone’s legs and buttock — whether male or female is not obvious. There is a woman’s face and shoulders in another. There is not much discernible in the other two, although someone seems to have his or her pants around his or her ankles in each.

      The article itself seems skeptical about the photos and points out that there is nothing in them linking them to the US military or to Iraq. As to the photos being “graphic photos depicting U.S. troops gang-raping Iraqi women,” they are not represented as such in the article. The original photos may well have been graphic, but the photo of the photos is not. And yes, I can still read the paper without glasses.

      The photo itself is not online. A search of the Globe’s website turned up two articles under Donovan Slack’s byline that seem to differ only by the headlines. Here is one.

      Background: Kambon is a known race-baiter who once excluded the white mother of a mixed-race child from a Kwanzaa celebration held in a public facility. Turner is merely a buffoon, but that in itself is not an impediment to serving on the Boston City Council.

      I’m sending a copy of this to both reporters. I don’t retract my opinions on the Globe’s objectivity, but this is not the evidence to clinch the argument.

    3. Richard A. Heddleson Says:

      I wouldn’t asume that NOI is not geting scrutiny, especial,ly based on WND.

    4. Mitch Says:

      The Boston Herald is piling on the Globe. Apparently, there was a larger picture than the one I saw.