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by Julia Gorin
The "max" in Newsmax, if pronounced backwards, is "scam." So the above is pronounced "News-scam." This time it's because the cover story of the November issue — "The Truth about Islam in America" — is handled in a way that would make the mainstream media proud.
Because it's almost indistinguishable. In addition to being an overall puff piece, there is a flattering timeline titled "Important Events in Muslim-American History" (printed in an Indiana Jones-type font), which goes through all the contributions by Muslims in America. When it gets to the contribution on September 11, 2001, instead of an active sentence such as "Muslim hijackers fly airplanes into the Pentagon and World Trade Center, killing 3,000 people," we get: "The 9/11 terror attacks fuel a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment across America that continues today."
So the victims in that sentence are Muslims. And the main point about that day is that it triggered anti-Muslim sentiment. Then we get to 2002 and it reads, "The FBI reports that hate crimes against Muslims have risen 1,600 percent since 2000."
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