Peter Svensk

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2003 at 1:36 pm

Andrew Sullivan on the BBC

This passage from the BBC about Abu Abbas simply defies belief. No use of the term “terrorist,” of course:

A wanted Palestinian fugitive, Abu Abbas, has been detained by US forces in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. He led the Palestinian Liberation Front, which hijacked a US cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, in 1985. During the hijack, an elderly American passenger died. Abu Abbas had been mentioned by US President George W Bush as an example of the kind of figure given refuge by the former regime of Saddam Hussein.

In subsequent versions, the BBC seems to have substituted the term “was killed” for “died.” I guess even they have their limits in terrorism apologetics.

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