Terror TV in the US
By Micah Halpern
Tuesday December 21, 2004
I've Been Thinking:
No more terrorist TV in the United States of America.
The US just shut down Hezbullah's al Manar Satellite TV. Just like the French did last week.
I certainly do not understand how it was possible that Hezbullah was allowed to broadcast in the US in the first place - this is more than simply a case of free speech, but the good news is that a good lesson was learned from the French.
More good news: today the US also successfully closed 4 Islamic Jihad web sites that were being directed to US readers in Arabic and English. The sites were hosted in the Ukraine, but the long arm of US justice reached out to stop the process and called the Ukrainian hosts who pulled the plug on Islamic Jihad.
We must search out these terror sites and when we find them, just shut them down. It takes time and research and lots of effort. But we must.
Terrorists must not be able to use the World Wide Web, TV or the radio waves in order to destroy us.
Allowing terrorist media outlets to roam the air waves freely makes us complicit in our own destruction.