A new study found that terrorist attacks allegedly carried out by Muslims receive over five times more media coverage than those carried out by non-Muslims in the United States. This isn’t necessarily surprising, as mainstream media (MSM) has worked alongside the U.S. government to paint an elaborate picture about false enemies such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), creating heightened fear surrounding terrorism and Muslims.
If you ask most North Americans who is responsible for 9/11 or the Syrian war, they’d likely respond with Al Qaeda, ISIS, Russia, the Syrian president, and/or perhaps another racist remark. Very few people are actually aware that the U.S. government is largely responsible for both of these conflicts, and even fewer people understand the U.S. government’s usage of false-flag terrorism. A huge reason why people are so uninformed is because all of this is omitted from the Western media narrative.
The sad truth is that you can almost always guarantee that you’re not being told the full story when MSM is discussing “terrorism” because MSM is controlled by the U.S. government, and so any dialogue that comes from the media has been heavily censored by the very organization that created and funded these terrorist groups.
“Al Qaeda and the Al Qaeda affiliated organizations, including the Islamic State, are not independent organizations, they are sponsored, and they are sponsored by the United States and its allies. It is documented that prior to 2011, there was a process of recruitment of mujahideen to fight in Syria, and this was coordinated by NATO and the Turkish high command. This report is confirmed by Israeli news sources and unequivocally, we are dealing with a state-sponsorship of terrorism, the recruitment of mercenaries, the training and the financing of terrorism.”
– Dr. Michel Choissudovsky (source)
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard even proposed a bill recently in an effort to put an end to this government corruption, titled the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” which only received an alarming 13 supporters. Gabbard was quoted as saying that the “CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This support has allowed al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist organizations to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo.” There are many motives for the U.S. to fund these terrorist groups, including heightened fear, profit, and false-flag terrorism.
False-flag terrorism is the idea that a government would stage a terrorist attack in their own country in order to justify war and the infiltration of a foreign country for their own purposes (whether that be for money, oil, drugs, etc.). For example, 9/11 was an act of false-flag terrorism committed by the U.S. government.
It’s also used to heighten a state of fear and security within their own country, and in order to do so, they need a villain, which in the case of 9/11 was Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator and the founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, has actually spoken out about the United States’ false, strategic portrayal of both Al-Qaeda and ISIS in order to revive the “terror scare” and further perpetuate the “terror war industry.”
In a Russia Today interview, Edmonds explains that ISIS was actually created by the U.S. in order to facilitate a brand change, shifting the attention from Al-Qaeda to ISIS. Al-Qaeda was starting to die down, so they needed to create a heightened state of fear about another terrorist group, which is part of the reason the U.S. funded ISIS so heavily. Edmonds also goes on to discuss Western media’s role in the creation of ISIS, as they further perpetuate the fear and fake stories surrounding these “terrorist attacks.”
You can read more about the origin of ISIS in our CE article here.
In fact, North American MSM has actually falsified data, and reported that Russia bombed a hospital in Syria when in reality that hospital still stands. The fake ‘al Quds hospital‘ news story was reported by CNN and PBS, stating that Russian airstrikes took down the hospital in April 2015, killing innocent civilians — none of which is true. In fact, Russia released satellite imagery proving that the hospital was still standing later in the year. This wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. got in trouble for creating fake terrorist videos; for example, the Pentagon paid a PR firm over $500 million to create fake terrorists videos.
The following video features world renowned Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett discussing the White Helmets, an organization that Western media paints as “heroes” who are in reality terrorists funded by the West, and other fake MSM news reports on the Syrian war:
Now that we’ve established why this isn’t a surprise, let’s take a look at the findings of the recent study on media coverage and terrorism.
Study Finds Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Coverage if the Alleged Perpetrator Is Muslim
Despite the fact that Muslims only committed 12.4% of terrorist attacks in the U.S., these events received 41.4% of news coverage. Terrorist attacks allegedly committed by Muslims receive an astonishing five times more media coverage than those carried out by non-Muslims; why is that?
I would argue that it’s because of the U.S. government’s agenda to create a heightened fear state surrounding Muslims, Al Qaeda, and ISIS. In fact, the authors of this particular study suggested themselves that the media is purposefully portraying Muslims as terrorists to heighten fear.
The study included all terrorist attacks in the U.S. between 2011 and 2015, and then the researchers looked at every single article published about terrorism in MSM. The findings indicated that there was a 449% rise in media coverage when the “terrorist” was Muslim. Keep in mind that these “terrorists” are often not responsible for the terrorist attack itself because it’s a false flag, or they’ve been funded by the U.S. government.
Interestingly enough, they found that the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which was said to be carried out by two Muslim attackers, received approximately 20% of all news stories on U.S. terror attacks in the five year period studied. The media loved this story and painted a very neat and tidy picture of the two terrorists. What they didn’t include was that there were a lot of holes in the story they were feeding their viewers.
I’m not saying those two people weren’t responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, but it’s clear that the media made the situation seem far simpler than it actually was. One of the young men was said to have walked out of the boat he was hiding in with a throat wound that he was later close to dying from; how is that physically possible?
Furthermore, he was allegedly being kept tabs on by the FBI for multiple years prior to this event. Russia Today pointed out that it would be unlikely that the U.S. didn’t know that this event was going to occur given how closely the FBI was following him. You can read more about that in our CE article here.
In comparison, they looked at a terrorist attack that occurred in 2012 at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that was carried out by a white male, which represented a mere 3.8% of media coverage.
The study explained: “By covering terrorist attacks by Muslims dramatically more than other incidents, media frame this type of event as more prevalent. Based on these findings, it is no wonder that Americans are so fearful of radical Islamic terrorism. Reality shows, however, that these fears are misplaced.”
It’s clear that the media portrays Muslims as terrorists, but the question here is whether or not that’s intentional. I would argue that it is, as they have a motive along with the U.S. government, who created, funds, and arms many of these groups.
“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”
– David Steele, the second-highest ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence and a former CIA clandestine services officer (source)