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December 23, 2008

Shoe Attack on President Applauded by Anti-Israel Favorite of BBC/NPR


Abdel-Bari Atwan, a BBC/NPR favorite, habitually fingers the U.S. and Israel in his blame game

Abdel-Bari Atwan, editor of the London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi lauded the recent throwing of shoes at President Bush in Iraq as "a proper goodbye for a war criminal."

This is the same person who applauds Sadam Hussein -- responsible for the murderer of countless Arabs and Iraqi Kurds -- for "preserv[ing] the unity of Iraq, its Arab and Islamic identity and the coexistence of its different communities" (Dec. 31, 2006, Africa News) and who proudly declared in 2007 that "if Iranian missiles hit Israel, I will dance in Trafalgar Square."

Yet to BBC World Service Radio and NPR, who often feature him on their broadcasts, this extremist is considered an objective, expert commentator on Middle East events!

And Atwan is only one of many such biased BBC/NPR choices to discuss Middle East events who advocate violence against Israel. How can this choice of biased speakers possibly conform to journalistic standards?

Posted by MK at December 23, 2008 05:59 PM


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