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July 01, 2005

AFP vs. WAFA

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Is there any difference between AFP, a global wire service, and WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency know for its absurd fabrications and propaganda?

One would hope so. But until AFP corrects its false claim that "Jewish hardliners" tried to burn down Al Aksa mosque, the difference isn't nearly as pronounced as it should be. Five days have so far passed with no correction.

From WAFA:

The participants considered August 21st every year as a day for Islamic solidarity with Jerusalem and Palestine, for on the morning of August 21, 1969, an Australian Jew extremist, Michael Rohan sit fire to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, burning Saladin's pulpit and destroying approximately one third of the total area.

From AFP:

OIC was given its current name when it was first established at a meeting of Islamic leaders convened in Morocco following an attempt by Jewish hardliners to burn down Islam's third holiest site...

The arsonist was actually a Protestant fundamentalist.

Posted by GI at July 1, 2005 12:44 PM

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