Thursday, February 23, 2006

UK - BBC censoring the word Muslim

My regular readers have seen me point out the BBC's decision to ban not only the words "terrorist" and "terrorism" but also the words "Muslim" and "Islam". The latter two are now only used by the BBC when portraying Muslims in a positive way. In an email to me the BBC's world affairs reporter, Paul Reynolds, asserts that the BBC is not censoring these words. As a way of proof I offer these two reports on the same incident.

First the BBC.

The suspected head of an anti-Semitic gang which kidnapped, tortured and killed a young French Jew near Paris has been arrested in Ivory Coast.

Youssouf Fofana, 26, is in the custody of French police who went to Ivory Coast to question him. [...]

Mr Fofana, who is of Ivorian origin, is believed to have fled France before police made several arrests last week.

Be sure to read the whole thing and note the horrific manner in which he was tortured and died. Note also that the words "Muslim" and "Islam" do not appear in the BBC piece.

Now, here's the same story as reported by the New York Times.

Mr. Halimi, 23, was kidnapped and held for three weeks while his captors, led by a Muslim immigrant from Ivory Coast, demanded a ransom from his family. He was found on Feb. 13, naked and covered with cigarette burns, near a suburban train station outside Paris, and died on his way to a hospital. [...]

France has struggled to strike a balance between suppressing anti-Semitism within the country's large Muslim community and addressing rising anti-Islamic sentiments in the broader population. The government was widely criticized several years ago for responding sluggishly to an outbreak of anti-Semitic incidents.


The police found literature linking some suspects in the case to Palestinian and fundamentalist Muslim causes, but Mr. Sarkozy warned against blaming the country's Muslims.

If all you read was the BBC you would be unaware of the Muslim connection. This is how the BBC is covering up for Muslims.

File this under the Case against the BBC.

via Biased BBC.


And let' not forget the the BBC's claim that al Qaeda is a myth.


Still not convinced? Do a search of the BBC website using the word "Muslim". You will get 157 pages or 1,564 hits. After reading the first 7 pages I gave up. The only aricles with any negative references were about Hamza's conviction.

No comments:

Brain Bliss