Would you give a larger platform to an entity that regularly features an imam who says people who leave Islam should be crucified, by doing business with that entity? Al Gore would… and did when he sold CURRENT TV to Al Jazeera. Now he’s silent when asked about that despicable reality.
Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam.
Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
Gore reportedly sold Current TV for $500 million and endorsed Al-Jazeera’s news programs.
Western critics of Islam highlighted a recent broadcast of the network’s regular “Shariah and Life” show, which has an estimated audience of 60 million viewers worldwide.
The show’s host is Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a prominent Sunni Islamic cleric.
He declared that Islam’s mandated death-penalty for apostasy has kept Islam alive since the 1400s. “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment Islam wouldn’t exist today,” Qaradawi said on the show.
Qaradawi cited specific verses and narrations by Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, and the recorded testimony of his companions, that mandate the death penalty for anyone who tries to leave Islam.
“Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:33 says: ‘The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle is that they should be murdered or crucified,’” Qaradawi quoted on his show.
Here is the corresponding video of Qaradawi on Al Jazeera that just recently aired:
A quote from a former Pentagon official named Michael Rubin, cited in the Daily Caller piece, pretty much sums Al Gore up:
“At best Al Gore is in a state of denial about what Al-Jazeera does,” Rubin told TheDC. “In reality, he’s probably just greedy and without any true ideology beyond self-aggrandizement, and at worst — if he really does believe himself principled — he’s become Exhibit A in the strange ideological embrace between progressives and Islamists,” he said.
What more evidence does one need to conclude that Al Gore is the worst kind of traitor to his country?