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July 23, 2008

Al Jazeera Celebrates a Murderer...

... with a party. This won't help the organization's reputation in the eyes of people who expect responsible journalism.

From the Jerusalem Post:

For the second time this year, Israel has decided to act against Al-Jazeera, after the influential TV station held a party for released Lebanese child-killer Samir Kuntar, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The party, held in Beirut, was organized by the Al-Jazeera bureau there to honor Kuntar on the occasion of his release from Israeli prison. He was hailed as a hero who carried out a brave military operation against the Jewish state.

The Government Press Office said it would impose sanctions on Al-Jazeera and demand an explanation from the station.

Al-Jazeera's bureau chief in Beirut, Ghassan bin Jeddo, has long been known for his close ties to Hizbullah.

Kuntar, for his part, thanked Jeddo and Al-Jazeera for supporting him and other prisoners in Israeli jails and for waging a campaign to bring about their release.

Posted by GI at July 23, 2008 08:59 AM


I support Al Jazzera for its polcy

Posted by: abohosni at July 25, 2008 08:00 PM

Al-Jazeera could be considered one of the main sources of anti-Israel/West propaganda and indoctrination of muslims in the world. It is nothing more than a Josef Goebels-like brainwashing instrument to foment hate against the Jews with their lies and one-sided and fabricated stories. The sad part is, few of the impoverished and forlorn muslims who watch it are aware of the real facts and able to acquire the truth about what is going on and who is really to blame for their destitution, a circumstance those in power and control of this propaganda machine would like to continue to preserve their reign over the ignorant they portent to represent. Journalistic, Al-Jazeera is not.

Posted by: Mike at September 18, 2008 09:13 PM

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