By WILLIAM MAYER
June 25, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In what can only be called an improbable turn of events, Steven Emerson’s emotionally charged film - an indictment of Islamic jihad/radicalism as well as the Shari’a - was selected as "Best U.S.A Documentary on a Political Subject," at the very presigious New York Film Festival.
This is really kind of mind blowing, given the reality that works which are perceived as being contra liberal never get much of a look, if any, at these "festivals," which usually feature film after film depicting America’s alleged "crimes," from colonialism through Zionism with a little "institutional" racism and burning crosses thrown in for leavening.
So it is especially noteworthy that Grand Deception, which is so in-your-face politically incorrect, especially in a country eager to contort itself into a near pretzel shape in order to cater to the tender sensibilities of our Muslim brothers and sisters, was so honored.
As Mr. Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism website explains:
"Using undercover recordings, court exhibits and interviews with front-line law enforcement officials and Muslim experts on radical Islam, the 70-minute film focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood and its penetration in the United States. The objective was to juxtapose what Islamists say about terrorism among themselves against what they say for public consumption, Emerson said during a red carpet interview at the New York screening. "The other issue, of course, is to empower and to give a venue to genuine moderates who really reflect a moderate point of view of Islam who aren't given the empowerment they deserve because they are basically vilified by these radical groups who don't want their stage taken away from them."
We congratulate Mr. Emerson for being singled out for this honor. You have and continue to be a tireless [not to mention fearless] researcher who has devoted his life to educating the public as to the danger posed by creeping Shari’a and jihadist ideology.
Perhaps what struck us as most significant about this work - a stunning indictment of "The Grand Deception." - is the bravery and grit that it required to get it produced. Under Obama’s regime of total electronic surveillance of the society, people like Mr. Emerson are not viewed as "friendlies." Rather, we imagine he is probably quite high on the state’s master list of enemies of the regime.
Despite this knowledge, he went ahead anyway, and to see the work singled out – essentially peer reviewed and approved of – is great news.
Congratulations Steven, you richly deserve this award, not simply because of the obvious power of the work, but in partial – public - recognition of your dedication to keeping America safe.
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