U.S. Congress Concerned over Anti-Americanism on TV in Mideast

(AFP) The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted 395-3 to ask the president to report to Congress on incitement to anti-American violence on television networks in the Middle East. "For years, media outlets in the Middle East have repeatedly published or broadcast incitements to violence against the United States and Americans," the bill read. "Given the dangers such incitement poses to American soldiers and civilians in the...region and at home, it is long past time for the U.S. and other responsible nations to stop this growing threat," said Republican Gus Bilirakis, author of the bill. It calls for punitive measures for networks deemed to be fueling terror. Among the networks mentioned are Al-Aqsa, Hamas' television station, which broadcasts from Gaza, and Hizbullah's Al-Manar.

2009-12-10 07:36:55

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