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  • Fox News Reporters Give First on Camera Interview after Vicious Beating in Egypt – Video

    02/06/2011 2:41:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 48 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 6, 2011 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News Reporter Greg Palkot and his cameraman Olaf Wiig talking on camera for the first time about the beating they took at the hands of pro-Mubarak thugs in Cairo, Egypt earlier this week. They talked to Fox News Correspondent John Roberts about how they were repeatedly hit in the head and all over their bodies with fists, open hands, sticks, rocks. Their injuries are still very visible and graphic. They are fortunate to still be alive.
  • Bloody in Cairo: A Firsthand Account

    02/04/2011 5:50:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2011 | Greg Palkot
    CAIRO, Egypt – It was Wednesday afternoon. We were covering the clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters near Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. A short time after we started our shooting, cameraman Olaf Wiig was threatened by a small group of pro-Mubarak thugs. We ducked down an alley. It turned out to be a dead end, so we dashed into a nearby building. At first it was a perfect vantage point to cover the street battle. Then it quickly turned into a battle station for the pro-government side. Olaf, producer Ibrahim Hezbroun, a Canadian journalist, and myself hunkered down...
  • Gangs Hunt Journalists and Rights Workers (Carnival of MSM's Cairo Related Injuries)

    02/03/2011 2:12:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    CAIRO — Security forces and gangs chanting in favor of the Egyptian government hunted down journalists at their offices and in the hotels where many had taken refuge on Thursday in a widespread and overt campaign of intimidation aimed at suppressing reports from the capital. By evening, it appeared that none of the major broadcasters were able to provide live footage of Tahrir Square, the epicenter of antigovernment protests. Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya television networks said their journalists had been hounded from the street and from the vantage points above the square where cameras had been placed, and both...
  • The fight on WikiPedia's PC on deleting page of (Islamists') 'Convert or Die' (Islamic Inquisition)

    03/13/2007 1:07:47 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 290+ views
    The fighthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2007_March_13#.5B.5BWikipedia:Deletion_review.2FLog.2F2007_March_13.7C13_March_2007.5D.5D The Article 'deleted' (so far) As a slogan short cut used by those in the west that take seriously Islamists actions and words as such of forcing to convert non Muslims or face death.In the global war on terror, the phenomenon of forced conversion, Islamization goal by Jihadists, is a fundamental part, just as bin Laden wants to restore an Islamic caliphate[1], as well as radical Islamists as a whole, their ultimate goal of is not to secure westerners' withdrawal from Afghanistan or Iraq, or even only to destroy Israel, but to reestablish the caliphate and the rule...
  • Fox News Reporters Freed for $2 Million

    11/15/2006 2:55:21 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 43 replies · 1,319+ views
    WND.com ^ | 11/14/06 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Palestinian terror groups and security organizations in the Gaza Strip received $2 million from a United States source in exchange for the release of Fox News employees Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, who were kidnapped here last summer, a senior leader of one of the groups suspected of the abductions told WND. The terror leader, from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, said his organization's share of the money was used to purchase weapons, which he said would be utilized "to hit the Zionists." He said he expects the payments for Centanni and Wiig's freedom will encourage Palestinian groups...
  • Fox News reportersfreed for $2 million

    11/14/2006 6:13:31 PM PST · by RDTF · 61 replies · 2,489+ views
    World Net Daily via Drudge Report ^ | November 14, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Palestinian terror groups and security organizations in the Gaza Strip received $2 million from a United States source in exchange for the release of Fox News employees Steve Centanni and Olag Wiig, who were kidnapped here last summer, a senior leader of one of the groups suspected of the abductions told WND. The terror leader, from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, said his organization's share of the money was used to purchase weapons, which he said would be utilized "to hit the Zionists." He said he expects the payments for Centanni and Wiig's freedom will encourage Palestinian groups...
  • Would you submit to a forced 'conversion'?

    08/28/2006 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Grig · 91 replies · 1,410+ views
    The release of the Fox News personnel brings up what I think is an interesting moral question. If you give in and 'convert' so you can get back to your family etc., are you violating your true faith? I don't think anyone can say for sure what they would do under such prolonged duress and I wouldn't judge someone harshly for having a breaking point, but I hope I would resist even to death any effort to force me to deny my faith. I started a poll on this at FreeDominon, and thought you might want to have a go...
  • Steyn - Why abduct us? We cede our values for free

    09/29/2006 4:46:58 PM PDT · by Grig · 44 replies · 1,723+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | September 3, 2006 | MARK STEYN
    Did you see that video of the two Fox journalists announcing they'd converted to Islam? The larger problem, it seems to me, is that much of the rest of the Western media have also converted to Islam, and there seems to be no way to get them to convert back to journalism. Consider, for example, the bizarre behavior of Reuters, the once globally respected news agency now reduced to putting out laughably inept terrorist propaganda. A few days ago, it made a big hoo-ha about the Israelis intentionally firing a missile at its press vehicle and wounding its cameraman Fadel...
  • The Religion of Peace -- at Gunpoint

    09/01/2006 6:45:16 AM PDT · by Guard Dog · 35 replies · 1,051+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/1/06 | Kathleen Parker
    "... disbelievers will be cast into an eternal fire. But Allah is also ever merciful, and the West can change its ways and turn to the purifying power of Islam ..." -- Kidnapped Fox reporter Steve "Khaled'' Centanni, channeling his captors. We don't often get to watch our media people convert to Islam, so the footage of Fox News' Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig has been riveting. Some people can't get enough of watching planes fly into the World Trade Center towers; I can't get enough of Centanni and Wiig pledging allegiance to Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him. The common...
  • Say Anything to Live

    09/04/2006 1:03:17 PM PDT · by Salem · 11 replies · 267+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 03 September, 2006 | Adam Graham
    Say Anything to Live I've been struggling all this week to find the right words regarding Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig who were released after being forced to convert to Islam. Many Conservatives are defending it including Captain Ed who writes: Warren wants kidnapped hostages to die for Christianity and the West rather than jolly along their kidnappers to gain their own freedom. That may be a splendid sentiment, but it results in dead Westerners rather than dead Islamists, and I fail to see how that represents any kind of victory. One of the reasons why Western culture is superior...
  • Will ‘Khaled’ Centanni and ‘Ya'aqob’ Wiig, as apostates, be marked for death?

    09/05/2006 5:14:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,362+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9-5-06 | Diana West
    This is one case where silence isn't golden and ignorance isn't bliss. They are dangerous and dumb It's not easy to be shocked by jihad these days, five years and numberless atrocities after the Twin Towers imploded on almost 3,000 fellow citizens. That said, I admit my own jihad-fatigue was broken — shattered, really — by the "conversion" to Islam of Fox journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig videotaped during their two-week ordeal as captives of Palestinians in Gaza. Why? Andrew G. Bostom, writing at Frontpage mag. tells us forced conversions to Islam "have been the norm, across three continents...
  • Chestlessness -

    09/03/2006 9:59:52 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 102 replies · 1,983+ views
    DavidWarrenOnline via Western Standard - Canada ^ | August 30, 2006 | David Warren
    Chestlessness - August 30, 2006 The case of the two Fox News journalists, held hostage in Gaza, is worth dwelling upon. They were released after their captors had made tapes of them dressed as Arabs and announcing they had changed their names and converted to Islam. Lately I have been looking at the large -- at how the West is proving unable to cope with a threat from a fanatical Islamic movement, that it ought to be able to snuff out with fair ease. (See my column last Sunday.) But the large is often most visible in the small. The...
  • Why abduct us? We cede our values for free

    09/03/2006 6:09:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 66 replies · 1,718+ views
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 3 Sept 06 | Mark Steyn
    Did you see that video of the two Fox journalists announcing they'd converted to Islam? The larger problem, it seems to me, is that much of the rest of the Western media have also converted to Islam, and there seems to be no way to get them to convert back to journalism. Consider, for example, the bizarre behavior of Reuters, the once globally respected news agency now reduced to putting out laughably inept terrorist propaganda.
  • Martyrs wanted

    09/02/2006 12:28:50 PM PDT · by cusack7080 · 34 replies · 976+ views
    BostonHerald ^ | Saturday, September 2, 2006 - Updated: 08:24 AM EST | Jules Crittenden
    I was planning to maintain a tasteful silence about the forced conversion of Fox newsmen Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. I expressed my gratitude at their release, and was going to let the humiliating subject lie.Others haven’t, however, so let’s go: Centanni and Wiig -- abducted, bound and blindfolded by armed Islamic terrorists in Gaza -- were told they had to convert to Islam.They did so.They later said nice things about the Palestinian cause while still in the custody of Palestinian terrorist leaders. There was some premature debate among armchair heroes on the Internet about whether they should have done...
  • I Converted at Gunpoint - Am I Really a Muslim?

    09/01/2006 8:50:13 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 146 replies · 2,896+ views
    Slate ^ | Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at 6:30 PM ET | Daniel Engber
    The two Fox News staffers who were kidnapped in Gaza earlier this month were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint, according to news reports. Fox's Steve Centanni said on Wednesday that he didn't know if he was officially a Muslim—"I don't know enough about Islam to know if it was official, or recognized." Well, is he a Muslim, or isn't he?
  • Fox Journalist Says He's 'Sympathetic' to Captors

    08/31/2006 1:42:03 PM PDT · by veronica · 214 replies · 5,431+ views
    ABCnews.com ^ | 8-31-06 | Staff
    'I Can't Hate Them for What They Did,' Olaf Wiig Says Aug. 31, 2006 — - Despite being taken hostage at gunpoint in Gaza by a jihadist group and held captive for 13 days, Fox News cameraman Olaf Wiig says he can't condemn his captors. "It's really complex," Wiig said on "Good Morning America." "In some ways, I feel such sympathy for the Palestinian cause. You know, in my heart. You know, I can't hate them for what they did. I resent on behalf of my family what they did. But there's a funny bit of me that's sympathetic to...
  • Being a Kiwi saved me, says Wiig (Slice of Life DownUnder NZ)

    08/30/2006 12:55:56 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 112 replies · 2,122+ views
    NZPA ^ | 31 August 2006 | NZPA
    Being a Kiwi saved me, says Wiig 31 August 2006 With NZPA Olaf Wigg says his status as a New Zealander was vital in his release. The Wellington cameraman, abducted from Gaza with United States reporter Steve Centanni earlier this month, drew a map of the world and pointed to New Zealand as he tried to talk his kidnappers out of harming them. "They were accusing both of us of being Americans and I stood up and said, 'Dude, I'm not American, I'm a New Zealander,' " Wiig told TV1's Close Up. The two men, freed on Sunday after...
  • Fox News and Forced Conversions (Robert Spencer Alert)

    08/30/2006 5:10:36 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 60 replies · 1,793+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 30 August 2006 | Robert Spencer
    The most bizarre element of the two weeks of captivity suffered by Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and photographer Olaf Wiig at the hands of Gaza’s Holy Jihad Brigade was the video that surfaced depicting their conversion to Islam. Even before the journalists revealed that their conversions had been coerced, there were disturbing indications that they were not acting freely. While reading a statement he himself had ostensibly written, Centanni stumbled over words, appeared to puzzle over the handwriting, and seemed to grimace after pronouncing the words “peace be upon him” after the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Their...
  • This is Your Gazan Conversion

    08/29/2006 5:57:41 PM PDT · by Alouette · 23 replies · 591+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Andrew Bostom
    The forced conversion of two television journalists to Islam is nothing new – except for the use of videotape and the celebrity value in play. The jihad of today is actually very old, and embedded in the very foundations of Islam. Fox News journalists Steve Centanni and his accompanying cameraman Olaf Wiig were released on Sunday, August 27, 2006, following almost two weeks of captivity. While both men appeared to be in good physical health, the prognosis for their psychological state, and future journalistic contributions, is less sanguine. As depicted in this disturbing video, Centanni and Wiig were forced to...
  • Freed Journalists Talk To Greta 10pm ET

    08/29/2006 2:16:15 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 288 replies · 4,243+ views
    Set free after two weeks in captivity, FNC Reporter Steve Centanni and Cameraman Olaf Wiig sit down with Greta for their first television interview since returning to the U.S. What happened during their ordeal? Tune in tonight for the complete story.