by Jesse Petrilla
Al-Jazeera plans on launching an English language network aimed at the West, but some believe the people should take action to stop it. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has referred to Al-Jazeera'sreporting as "vicious, inaccurate, and inexcusable," while Dr. Walid Phares, professor of Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University refers toAl-Jazeera as "Jihad TV". The Al-Jazeera network has blatantly violated theGeneva Conventions time and again by broadcasting images of dead coalitionsoldiers and prisoners of war, a violation of Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention that protects POWs against acts of intimidation, insults and public curiosity. According to U.S. officials, Al-Jazeera is greatly putting American forcesin Iraq at risk by broadcasting intentional lies on a continual basis, and also by broadcasting uncensored messages from terrorist leaders. Now they want to launch a new network, in American homes and in English called Al-Jazeera International.