Press TV has conducted an interview with Hisham Tillawi, host of current issues TV and radio in Louisiana about US-Zionist owned mainstream media and its definite political agenda to criminalize Islam. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.
Looking at the reactions that are pouring out against the burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, it does go to show, so to speak, a very intolerant image of American citizens against Muslims - is that what you think it is?
Well of course. If you see how the American media is concentrating on their religion being the reason for why these two brothers did what they did, even though the religion itself, anyone with elementary knowledge knows that the religion does not condone the killing of civilians; the killing of children.
Even at a time of battle - the Prophet (PBUH) told the soldiers going into battle don’t kill women and children. Yet everybody thinks - and the media has made it - that it’s the religion that made them do it because that’s what their religion has brainwashed them with.
So I’m not surprised to see the intolerance about even burying him in an Islamic burial. Yes, the citizens of the United States are all charged up against Islam - not all, but the majority because of the media.
The American media, the Zionist media has made it look like it is Islam to be condemned, that it is Islam, not to be two brothers that actually supposedly committed, allegedly, the bombing.
You’ve just talked about how the media is culpable Islam sentiments, which we are seeing rising up in the US.
Looking at the way things have progressed so far, do you think this is a concerted effort as a whole, not just on the part of the media, but the entire establishment within the West to demonize Islam in more ways than necessary?
Well, they have been doing this since 9/11. They have condemned Islam and they have criminalized Islam, the religion itself, not the people.
And this has really nothing to do with the religion at all; it has to do with politics. It is the politics of civilizations that supposedly will be in conflict and they are moving according to this agenda that if you have the Western civilization against the Islamic civilization then probably those people who are planning this conflict of civilizations will win at the end.
And it is no secret that the Zionist media and the Zionists out there who would love to see the Christian world against the Muslim world so they can be on top of the world basically, whatever is left of it.
Definitely the media and the government is playing an integral part in how the people think - And especially the media.
If you live here in the United States and you watch the media and you see how they cover it, these people think that because he went and became more Muslim, then he committed this because he became more Muslim and it’s because he became more involved with the religion.
We’re telling everybody, look, the religion itself does not condone the killing of civilians and if these people were actually more Muslim and they learned their religion better they would not be doing what they have done - if they did it.
In my opinion they were set up regardless of the results and regardless of the evidence that we see I believe this was more of an FBI operation that went sour.