Saturday, January 28, 2006

The BBC & Hamas, sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

The BBC’s Jim Muir reports on the "stunning victory" of his terrorist mates and piles on the sentiment with a fucking bulldozer:
But in that cold December, there were no flowers. It was a strange sight, these men of undoubted and bearded piety, standing in rows, bowing and prostrating themselves, as they went through their Islamic devotions among those empty hills.[…]
It was here that I got to know Hamas leaders like Abdulaziz Rantissi, Ismail Haniya, and Dr Mahmoud Zahhar, who was the personal physician to the movement's quadriplegic spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.
The sheikh was killed in his wheelchair by an Israeli missile strike nearly two years ago.
He was succeeded by Mr Rantissi, but just four weeks later, he too died in a very similar attack.
The pictures of both men were prominent in the Hamas propaganda posters for the elections, so I suppose in a way, they were there
Sniff. I’m filling up, Jim.


RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Fatah gunmen and Palestinian police, angry at Hamas's election victory, briefly took over parliament buildings in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday, firing in the air, witnesses said.
"We will transform the army of the Palestinian Authority into armed militias. We are not waiting for Hamas to teach us their Islamic beliefs. We know the Koran by heart," said one gunman, Ramzi Obeid.

In the Gaza Strip, police led by their commander in the territory briefly stormed into the compound of the parliament building there to protest against any transfer of security responsibility to Hamas, an Islamist militant group.
Civil war, anyone?

Update (Hat tip Rick in the Biased BBC comments). Mr Muir has previous. For example, there's his apologist's screed written just after 9/11. In an article on accuracy and truth, Muir concluded:
Often, it is a question of how something is presented, rather than the actual substance.
Well Jim lad, I would suggest you have a tendency to fuck up on both counts.


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