I's not that Jihadis merely "use" the media, the media are willing participants - just as they were during Vietnam.
A comparison of the Jihadis media war plan with actual media events, shows the left wing media are working with the Jihadis.
The texts that were studied reveal three strategic goals for communication and media in jihadi operations, according to Corman.
“First, they must legitimate their movement by establishing its social and religious viability, while engaging in violent acts that on their face seem to violate the norms of civilized society and the tenets of Islam. Second, they aim to propagate their movement by spreading messages to sympathetic audiences in areas where they want to expand. Third, they seek to intimidate their opponents,” write the researchers.
In America and Canada, the Jihdis achieve their first goal via organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR bills itself as a Muslim civil rights group and is often quoted in the media as an authoritative source on Muslim issues. This, despite CAIR's well documented links to terrorism.
Here in the UK, the Jihadis and the media use the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) to achieve the same goal. Here again, both are billed as Muslim civil rights groups and the leaders are often quoted and appear regularly on TV. This again, despite the MCB's and the MAB's links to terrorism.
By masquerading as Muslim civil rights groups and aided by the complicit left wing media, the Jihadis are able to portray themselves as the victim and the West as the aggressor.
The Jihadis second goal is achieved with the aid of the left wing media by ignoring the evils of Islam and portraying the West as evil. So complicit are the left wing media in helping the Jihadis achieve their second goal, they actually fabricate stories. For example:
On the 18th of March, The Times was caught out with bogus story on Abu Ghraib. Then on the 3rd of April we learn the Times was caught out with a fake story from Iraq. Next NYT admits it lied over bogus claims that minorities were cannon fodder in both the Vietman and Iraq wars.
Here in the UK, the BBC is blatant in its support for the Jihadis. Just check out that link as there's too much to quote here. But I'll draw your attention to a few of the links in that post.
The BBC produced and aired a program, "The Power of Nightmares" which made these claims:
The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.
In a new series, the Power of Nightmares explores how the idea that we are threatened by a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion.
It is a myth that has spread unquestioned through politics, the security services and the international media.
Who does the BBC blame for this "myth"? "At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives and the radical Islamists."
The BBC went further and hired the editor and chief of Al Jazeera to "...to work on a variety of media training projects over the next two years." The results of that training are all too clear.
The BBC's defense correspondent, Paul Adams, complained that the BBC were reporting the exact opposite of what he was reporting back to them from Iraq.
"I was gobsmacked to hear, in a set of headlines today, that the coalition was suffering 'significant casualties'. This is simply not true," Adams said in the memo.
"Nor is it true to say - as the same intro stated - that coalition forces are fighting 'guerrillas'. It may be guerrilla warfare, but they are not guerrillas," he stormed.
I'm not sure if the BBC's veteran reporter, John Simpson needed any training. John Simpson calls al Qaeda the "resistance", says Iran is a "democracy" and says the 7/7 Muslim terrorists were "misguided criminals".
Actually, the BBC doesn't call them Muslim terrorists. In fact, the BBC have censored the words Muslim and terrorists from their reporting. The only time the word Muslim is used by the BBC is to portray them as victims or in a good light.
The UK's Guardian newspaper went so far as to hire a Muslim reporter with links to terrorists, to write a sympathetic article on the 7/7 Muslim terrorists
And when reporting on the anti-war movement, none in the media inform the public that the movement is led by communists. Which is important given the Communists link up with Islamists, ala George Galloway and his Respect party.
The Jihadis, again aided by the left wing media, have totally succeded in their third goal of intimidating their opponents. The Muhammad cartoon episode is proof positive of that.
If we're to defeat the Jihadis and win the global war on terror, we must defeat the left wing media.
More evidence against the media can be found in these posts:
The Case Against the BBC.
The Case against the New York Times.
Fake media reports.
The Islamization of Britain.