- Dear all,
- Today, 9-24-02, MSNBC allowed Alan Dershowitz to promote
his book on why terror works.
- The first question posed to him was "Why do they
hate us?" to which Dershowitz stated:
- "They hate us because we are Christians, because
we are Jews & because we are not Muslims".
- Please call, fax or write to MSNBC and complain using
points from some of these sample letters:
- firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com MSNBC - 201-583-5222
MSNBC - 201-583-5000
- MSNBC Address One MSNBC Plaza, Secaucus NJ 07094 Tel
(201) 583-5000 Fax (201) 583-5453/5584
- News - Brian Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 201-583-5030
- Letter 1
- Dear MSNBC,
- I just changed turned off my TV set after feeling sickened
by Alan Dershowitz's comments endorsing torture in America. "Using
sterile needles under the finger nails to get people to talk - as long
as it is done legally"
- Since Early 2001 he has been described as a supporter
of torture and collective punishment and an alleged 'civil libertarian.'
- Alan Dershowitz endorses every murderous Israeli policy,
regardless of international law, human rights, American values and American
interests. His integrity is no better than that of war criminals. As an
'intellectual' however he knows how to manipulate the media to present
his fascist views so eloquently. I am shocked that MSNBC continues to give
this American Traitor Air Time. Isn't the damage he has done to the integrity
of American Journalism through the Boston Herald & Washington Times
enough? Don't put this guy back on please.
- Letter 2
- Dear MSNBC,
- Alan Dershowitz is a long time friend of convicted Israeli
spy Jonathan Pollard. While Pollard was in prison he spoke to him every
day. Both of these are men who have betrayed America and gotten away with
it. Pollard endangered lives of American intelligence agents, cost America
dearly, and compromised American National Security particularly with the
Soviet Union at a very critical time in history (the cold war was not a
joke) and with China. Dershowitz has betrayed America by putting Israeli
interests first and completely disregarding what is best for America. Dershowitz
pressured the American Government (in his eloquent way) into releasing
- When the Monica Lewinsky scandal was at its prime the
White House became aware of information that Israeli intelligence had tapes
of phone calls which could be damaging to the ex president. Dershowitz
prepared a letter to the White House asking for a meeting and visits to
the white house by members of the Jewish community such as Elie Wiesel,
World Jewish Congress President Edgar Bronfman and himself. Steinberg,
executive director of the World Jewish Congress, said. "Our hope is
that the president, more than anyone else, knows the value of mercy,"
Steinberg said, referring to the Monica Lewinsky affair. "What Jonathan
Pollard did was utterly contemptible, but this delegation will appeal for
his release on strictly humanitarian grounds, essentially asking only for
mercy," Steinberg said. How quick we forget Dershowitz's role in the
Lewinsky affair. Blackmailing the President of the USA to get an Israeli
spy out? The fact that this American traitor is allowed to promote his
book on MSNBC disgusts me. The idea that given his fascist background he
is allowed to present his thoughts on fighting terrorism scares me.
- Letter 3
- Dear MSNBC,
- On MSNBC today Alan Dershowitz states, "They hate
us because we are Christians, because we are Jews & because we are
- This man is a well-known supporter of apartheid in Israel,
he is a Zionist, and he makes factually incorrect statements without so
much as being questioned by your anchor. Eric Alterman on March 28 2002
on your own MSNBC labeled him as a "columnist and commentator who
can be counted upon to support Israel reflexively and without qualification"
- Muslim reverence of Jesus and Moses and all the Prophets
of the book is well known. Tolerance in Islam is a well-documented subject
and it is very clear that there is no compulsion in religion. The Jewish
and Christian civilizations prospered under the Islamic Nation and took
part in the advancements of arts, science & medicine along side Muslims.
Muslims consider them as people of the book. Alan Dershowitz is a known
fascist he is promoting hatred distrust and enmity towards Muslims and
American citizens based on their religion and ethnicity. Alan Dershowitz
does not represent the principles America stands for. Why is MSNBC helping
Dershowitz promote hatred?
- Letter 4
- Alan Dershowitz is an extremist who has used the tragic
loss of life of September 11th to promote hatred against Muslims. He has
wasted no opportunity to be nasty to a people resisting Israel knowing
full well that it is in violation of United Nations Resolutions, International
Conventions, and in violation of basic human rights. His fascist views
have him waging a hate campaign against fellow citizens of Arab descent
and he has constantly put his fascists interests at the cost of American
interests. Dershowitz and his gang of 'Israeli firsters' have intimidated
politicians, squashed dissenting voices, and they have certainly degraded
the profession of journalism in America.
- Letter 5
- Dershowitz's agenda to promote Zionism regardless of
how it hurts America is taking its toll. This time he is using the guise
of America's War on Terror to justify Israeli genocide & war crimes.
The fact that MSNBC continually allows this hard core Israel 'Firster'
whose tainted journalism is obviously coordinated with the Israeli Lobby
to promote his hatred against American Muslims and those of Arab descent
undermines the very values of our media here in America at the least. Where
is the balance in MSNBC's report? Where is the counter view?
- The Israeli Lobby, and fascists like Dershowitz undermine
our democracy and diminish the very value of basic liberties.
- ===== Ibrahim S. Koshy