Copenhagen attacks: BBC whitewashes again over Islamism

The BBC is at it yet again over the Copenhagen attacks by a killer inspired by Islamist ideology. Their lead story has totally whitewashed all references to Islam not just in the latest attacks but in the Paris attacks in January too

by BBC Nemesis on 16 February 2015 12:27

It never goes away. Last month, the BBC was busy burying or completely whitewashing any mention that the killers who perpetrated the Charlie Hebdo and related Jewish supermarket attacks were Muslim or had any relationship with Islamist ideology.

Now, the same politially correct agenda -- totally incompatible with basic journalistic standards -- is being applied to the Copenhagen attacks. In fact, they're being even more shifty than usual.

Today's BBC website top story on Copenhagen, where a flim director and a Jewish man were shot dead, manages the extraordinary feat of producing a lengthy piece that does not use the word Islamism or Islam once, but does raise the thought that the attacks in Denmark may have been a copy-cat operation based on January's attacks in France.

But what on earth would the killer, named by Danish police as 22 year old Omar El-Hussein, possibly be copying? Read that report (link in previous paragraph) and on the basis of that report you'll be none the wiser. Perhaps he's just a lunatic who goes around copying people, even if he doesn't know what he's copying.

A first year journalism student would be taught that you must spell things out, and not merely expect that the average reader follows the news as closely as you do. The BBC follows these rules whenever it reports, for example, on anti-Islam demonstrations by the far-Right.

You are never left in any doubt as to the who, what, when, where, why. That's just as it should be.

In this case, and in cases like it, all the BBC gives you, are references like this:

"Denmark's foreign minister, Martin Lidegaard, rejected suggestions that El-Hussein may have visited the Middle East but said he may have been radicalised while in prison."

Radicalised, eh? But radicalised to what? Was he, perhaps, under the sway of a a group of crooked Moonies?

The really dangerous thing about all this is that it's beginning to be so common that even this writer is starting to worry that some readers may be getting bored of hearing about it. That's the challenge. We can't afford to get bored. Our civilisation is at stake. Don't let the BBC get away with it.

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