By Tabitha Korol
Just to be sure I wasn’t asking more of CBS’s 60 Minutes than is reasonable, I researched Journalism Ethics. I discovered that while the media is not legally bound, the public assumes and expects it to be honor bound to enforce the rules and avoid irresponsible and destructive journalism. But with this production, Christians in the Holy Land, both Jeffrey Fager, CBS news chairman and executive producer, and Bob Simon, host reporter, have betrayed the values of their profession, and produced a program that is not only severely slanted, but injurious to a country, Israel, that is currently fighting for her survival and that we Americans recognize to be our only trustworthy ally in the Middle East. Not only was the report of Christian life in Israel inaccurate because Simon sought out and interviewed Arab-Christian sources with an Islamic agenda, but it was sufficiently twisted to promote the Palestinian narrative, which is contrived to suit the objective of the Islamic global conquest.
Just as Islam is at war (jihad) with civilizations worldwide, so is it also at war with Israel, and the tactics are as varied as the cultures and societies to be subjugated. Among the many strategies are open warfare, destruction, enslavement, and beheading in Africa; conversion, rioting and occupying swaths of cities in Europe; infiltrating and scheming within the administration and media in America; suicide bombings and rocket/missile fire in Israel, and the overall use of propaganda to dupe the Western World. The Qur’an 9:29 commands that the Muslim world fight the People of the Book (Christians and Jews), and these Arab-Christians appear to have been motivated by them, but the violence and non-violence policies are directed toward the same end: the Islamization of the world and implementation of Sharia law over all kafir societies.
CBS’s objective should have been to remove personal prejudices (in which Bob Simon seems extraordinarily steeped) and objectively report the truth. Rather, the story was complicit with the Arab storyline, deserting the laws of our culture in order to aid Islam. They have not produced a factual report on how Christians live in Israel; they interviewed Arab Christians who live in Arab-controlled cities and who have adopted the Arab grievances. By not accurately describing Christian life among Muslims, they have also continued to endanger those who are targeted for their religion. In fact, this video effort contributes to the suffering and death of Christians who live among Muslims.