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Al-Walid also criticised US media which he described as "in general ... pro-Israel." But he also accused Arabs of not being pro-active in fighting the allegedly slanted media.
He said that during last month's street protests in France, the US television network Fox -- owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in which Al-Walid himself has shares -- ran a banner saying: "Muslim riots."
"I picked up the phone and called Murdoch... (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty," he said.
"Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots."
Originally posted by outsider
If I worked for a company & I did something that my boss or the owner wanted changed I would change it.
NYT: Saudi Prince Gives Millions to Harvard and Georgetown
Harvard University and Georgetown University each announced Monday that they had received $20 million donations from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a Saudi businessman and member of the Saudi royal family, to finance Islamic studies. The prince was fifth on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy people this year, with a fortune of $23.7 billion.
In October 2001, then New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani returned a $10 million check from the prince after a news release quoted the prince as calling on the American government to "re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause."
Expert: Saudis have radicalized 80% of US mosques
Over 80% of mosques in the U.S. "have been radicalized by Saudi money and influence,"
For each mosque they invested in, the Saudis sent along their own imam (teacher-cleric), meaning that "the people now in control of teaching religion [to American Muslims] are extremists."
Discussing mainstream Muslim organizations in America, she noted that the Islamic Society of North America "supports the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi regime."
The Islamic Circle of North America "is composed of members of Jamaat e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamic radical organization similar to the Muslim Brotherhood that helped to establish the Taliban."
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was "founded in the 1980s by pro-Hamas activists."
"Some of the leaders have even condoned suicide bombings in Israel and against American armed forces."
Originally posted by Riwka
It is known that the media is used and manipulated by all sides.
It is our responsibility - and in our own interest - to find out who has an agenda here and why.
The legendary convening power of CFR derives from its members, who are leaders in virtually every section of American society and represent a broad range of policy perspectives. Each year, CFR organizes more than 200 events for members in New York, Washington, and across the country, including History Maker sessions, debates, experts’ panels, conversations with world leaders and authors of new books.
George [H.W.] Bush deliberately avoided the U.S. Congress and went to the United Nations for authorization to unleash American military forces against Iraq in 1991. He pointedly stated that his goal was a "new world order ... a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders." The UN's founders, however, included 43 current or future members of the CFR. A leader of the U.S. delegation and the secretary general of the UN's founding conference in 1945 was future CFR member and secret communist Alger Hiss.