BBC 'Fixes' Munich Killer Article following Breitbart Exposé of Muslim Name Cover-Up
by Raheem Kassam • Jul 24, 2016 Cross-posted from Breitbart
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has corrected its coverage of Munich killer Ali David Sonbaly following a Breitbart London exposé of how the global media giant was attempting to hide the murderers Muslim name.
Despite sources outwardly rejecting any link to radical Islam, the BBC still felt it necessary, in isolation, to scrub any reference to the name "Ali" in the killer's name. The organisation chose to report his name as "David Sonbaly" on social media, on broadcast TV, and in its online coverage.
After Breitbart London reported the news, which subsequently featured on the powerful news aggregation site the Drudge Report, the BBC began to quietly alter its coverage.
The chyron on its broadcast news segments was quickly changed to add in "Ali", and the original article was edited to include the name as his middle name. The BBC also added the line: "He has also been referred to as Ali David Sonboly, or David S."
Despite the alteration, the BBC has still not responded to a Breitbart London request for comment on the story.
We asked almost two hours before the ehange:
Dear Sir or Madam,
Could the BBC please explain the decision to only refer to Munich killer Ali David Sonboly as "David Sonboly"?
This is a pattern across online, broadcast, and social media and therefore leads me to believe this decision was taken at a very high level.
Could you please let me know who took this decision and when, and why?
I will be publishing on this shortly.
Raheem Kassam Editor in Chief Breitbart London
The updated BBC article does not contain a correction or explanation for their editing.
BBC news anchors are, as of 3pm EST on Saturday afternoon, still referring to the killer as "David Sonboly."
Raheem Kassam is a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow at the Middle East Forum and editor-in-chief of Breitbart London.
Sonia Kruger and Ismail al WahWah each made a controversial statement in a video broadcast.
Sheik Wahwah said kill the Jews. Sonia said don't let any more Muslims in.
Next, both Kruger and Wahwah made follow up videos. That's what we're going to look at today.
What happened next.............
First up, Sonia said she felt uneasy about data showing the higher the Muslim population, the greater the incidence of terrorism.
She agreed with others who called for a ban on Muslim immigration.
This is Sonia's second broadcast
Here's the aftermath.
Sonia Kruger is a ‘liability’ for the brands she represents and several deals now hang in the balance
JULY 21, 201610:01AM
BESIEGED television star Sonia Kruger is at risk of losing lucrative endorsement deals over her controversial comments about Muslims.
In addition to hosting duties on Today Extra and The Voice, Kruger is the face of a number of prominent brands, including Target, Porsche and Swisse, who are now reviewing their relationship with her.
“The unfortunate comments Sonia made are not in line with Porsche’s values in Australia, or our values globally,” spokesman Paul Ellis said.“We will take the situation into consideration and assess our relationship with Sonia, and what we may do about it.”
“She’s absolutely a liability for them, in the short term at least,” Madigan said.
Kruger’s appeal as a potential face for products and companies was now under threat, Madigan said. Those with a current contract would be monitoring the fall out closely.
“Her whole brand is the inoffensive nice girl and she’s managed to offend a whole lot of people this week. She’s gone off brand and that’s very damaging.”
Target, who recently used Kruger in an extensive advertising campaign, also moved to distance itself from her polarising remarks.
“In response to the recent comments from Sonia Kruger, we would like to stipulate that these views are hers only and do not represent those of Target Australia,” a spokeswoman said.
The company wouldn’t be drawn on whether it would review its relationship with the presenter.
Public anger continues to grow over her “extreme” remarks on Monday, including a call for Muslims to be banned from entering Australia.
A tearful on-air clarification yesterday failed to smooth things over, with a petition calling for her to be sacked attracting 4,000 signatures in 48 hours.
Australia's media thought it so serious the Prime Minister was asked about her opinion. The Prime Minister thought the issue so serious he took the question and answered it.
Islamic Terror supporter, Hizb ut-Tahrir chief Sheikh Ismail Al-Wahwah
First up, Ismail al Wah Wah gave a sermon in Sydney reminding our Muslims they have a responsibility to exterminate Jews. He said Jews are the most evil creatures on earth. He instructed his followers to kill Jews. He said the justification for killing them was the fact that they are Jews. “Oh Jews, nobody will give you peace,” he cries — in front of boys holding white and black Islamic flags.
There was limited outcry - starting with the publication of that video on this website.
This is Al WahWah's second broadcast
Australians Gagged While Extremists Preach Jihad
by Jack Cade
Hizb ut-Tahrir mouthpiece, Wassim Doureihi, claims that his organisation doesn’t have anything to do with radicalism, but the comments of his leader, Al-Wahwah, leave one in no doubt that he and his organisation are preaching an Islamic take-over of Australia, the extermination of Jews worldwide and the introduction of Sharia Law in Australia. Recently, another radical Islamic preacher associated with Hizb ut-Tahrir was advocating the formation of an Islamic army to enforce Sharia law across Australia.
In March this year Michael Smith News exposed a Youtube video that he described as a crazed Muslim’s call on other Australian resident Muslims to kill Jews. That crazed Muslim was Ismail Al-Wahwah who Smith rightly described as a danger to society. It is preposterous that Al-Wahwah says, “I am not a terrorist and never will be.”
Michael Smith raised the question as to why the NSW Police had not charged Al-Wahwah with what most would correctly perceive to be an act of racial hatred and incitement to terrorism. Inexplicably the NSW Police Commissioner advised the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal that Al-Wahwah would not be prosecuted over his video incitement of those people with a known propensity to commit act of terror because it could not be proved who uploaded the video to Youtube.!!
Sorry, but that is pure and unadulterated bullsh*t. Who cares who uploaded it? Al-Wahwah was there in all of his infamy for all to see and hear. How much more evidence do you need? Where was the Islamics best friend in NSW, Premier, Mike Baird, while all this was going on? Probably celebrating Friday prayers at the Lakemba Mosque.
The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies were justifiably outraged and so they should be. Jewish representative, Vic Alhadeff said: “This has been a test of whether the law is able to deal with someone who publicly calls for the death of a group of Australians based on their ethnicity,” he went on to say: “If it has failed it means the people of NSW remain unprotected from such appalling incitement to violence. If no action commences under the current law … then the Act should be fixed as a matter of urgency.”
The absolute arrogance of Al-Wahwah is breathtaking. It appears that because the NSW Police failed to prosecute him he believes that is a licence for he and his minions to do and say whatever they like. In one of his extremist rants at a Hizb Ut-Tahrir meeting in Sydney suburb of Lakemba, Al-Wahwah told those attending the meeting: “(If) they send their troops to Iraq to bomb Iraq to spread democracy. We will send our troops to Australia, to France to Germany,” and the crowd roared loudly. He went on to say: “We believe the world deserves another world order. We are ready to sacrifice everything for our concept.”
To me that sounds very much like a declaration of war against Australia and its non-Muslim citizens. That being the case then why wasn’t Al-Wahwah on the recent list of those facing deportation?
Here's Jason Morrison's report on this website.
By Jason Morrison
Once again, when it comes to radical Islam, Australia turns the other cheek.
What’s the point of having laws against hate speech when a well-known extremist is caught red-handed breaking such laws and the crime goes unpunished?
Despite a clear-cut case, even with video evidence and no denials, Hizbut Tahrir hate preacher Ismail al-Wahwah will get away with openly calling for violent jihad on the streets on Australia.
Six months ago, al-Wahwah, an Islamofacist, stood before a mob in Sydney’s Lakemba, and in Arabic spat out a call for Muslims to wipe out the Jewish race.
Surrounded by chanting flag wavers, he warned Jews should not expect to “live in safety” anymore.
It was video recorded, loaded up on YouTube with English captioning by the boastful organisers.
Originally, the story broke here. Michael was sent the footage by one of his readers who’d spotted it on a mainstream Islamic website.
So off the case went to The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board in NSW.
The Board initially agreed and referred to the case for prosecution to the DPP who asked the police to gather evidence with a view to charging the thug.
That was then.
Yesterday I became aware through police contacts that somehow this ‘up and down case’ had now been stamped too hard.
The Anti-Discrimination Board, NSW Police, and the DPP have now closed the matter and no-one will be charged - even though my contacts confirm he has clearly broken the law.
Which makes you wonder, when it comes to certain groups whether the people policing the law actually do a little reverse discrimination when it comes to who they'll go after?
Here’s the test: If this website called for violence and random murder of any group or nationality, Michael and I would be run out of town.
If I had called for the death of certain people in my radio days, do you think it would be a non-issue?
It’s not a complicated issue – it’s quite simple.
The law says it's a crime to incite violence on anyone - let alone a group.
It doesn’t matter who you are - but again with this mob ... tolerate it.
Remember the placards in Hyde Park a few years ago, “behead those who insult the prophet”? Nothing happened then either.
This latest incident is the dirty work of Islamic activist group Hizbut Tahrir.
These are the smooth talking radicals who want an Islamic revolution in Australia.
The organisation is outlawed all over the world but tolerated in our country even though it’s been a magnet for radicals like terrorist Man Monis – and openly pushes for the introduction of sharia law. Its membership is growing and its leadership dance the fine line between free speech and inciting an uprising.
This time Ismail al-Wahwah crossed that line only to be met with gutlessness from the authorities.
I suspect bureaucratic cowardice is at the centre of the decision not to throw the book at this bloke – disguised as always with a smokescreen of excuses.
Once again Australians are asked to tolerate the intolerant and in this climate, this is exactly the wrong message to send to exactly the wrong people.
Some amazingly prescient observations from an ABC Radio National program on Erdogan, dated April 2014.
Previous governments had set in motion the economic and political reforms necessary for Turkey to join the European Union and the new prime minister initially seemed keen to follow through on EU membership. At the end of 2005, the first generation of EU reforms needed to start negotiations were complete, but then Erdoğan seemed to lose interest.
‘He had got what he needed out of the EU process,’ says Hugh Pope, Turkey/Cyprus project director with the International Crisis Group. ‘It had propelled him to a great deal of popularity in the first years of his government but at the end of the day, the EU process is quite an interesting broadening of democracy, opening up of government accounts, opening up of the economy to competition, and since Erdoğan is very much about controlling the country, I think that one of the reasons he didn't want more EU was this meant a dilution of his own power.’
Erdoğan’s pro-EU posture brought foreign capital to Turkey, fuelling the good economic times that have underpinned his political popularity. EU membership conditions also allowed his government to sideline the military, who had been responsible for over 30 coups and attempted coups since the establishment of the Turkish republic in 1923.
‘I think always his main focus, what he really wanted was to have closer relationships with the rest of the Middle East, with the Sunni Middle East’ says Jenkins.
‘Although they deny it publicly, there is no question that Erdoğan and the other members of the leadership of the AK Party are very strong Ottoman nostalgists, and although they don't want to bring back the Ottoman Empire as it was, they do want a neo-Ottoman sphere of influence in the Middle East. And I think that was always their ultimate goal and their ultimate dream, rather than EU membership.’
IN 2005 ERDOGAN visited Australia. He spoke at Melbourne University and gave the game away on the temporary use of democracy to bring about an Islamic nirvana.
This is from Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News (English language version), 12 August 2005.
I has some provisions about the effect of civil disturbance and states of emergency.
I've reprinted the brief on Turkey's political situation (from 2005) filed with the treaty. Note paras 4 and 5.
Political Brief on Turkey
1. The Republic of Turkey has a unicameral parliament, the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA), with 550 Deputies (Parliamentarians). Executive power is vested in the Head of State, the President, who is chosen by the TGNA for a term of seven years (President Ahmet Necdet Sezer since 16 May 2000). Legislative power is vested in the Head of Government and a Council of Ministers (Cabinet) which usually numbers around 35. The Deputies are elected on a first-past-the-post system for a five-year term. Political parties must achieve a national threshold of 10 per cent of the vote to gain representation in the TGNA. There is universal suffrage with a minimum voting age of 18.
2. An early general election, triggered by former Prime Minister Ecevit's ill health and rifts in his coalition government, was held on 3 November 2002 (elections were not due until April 2004). Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan's moderate Islamist 'Justice and Development Party' (AKP), established in 2001, won a convincing victory over the mainstream parties. With almost 35 per cent of the vote, AKP won 363 of the 550 seats in parliament, a majority which allows AKP to govern in its own right. At around 80 per cent, voter turnout for the election was high.
3. The only other party in the election to exceed the 10 per cent threshold of votes required for parliamentary representation was Mr Deniz Baykal's 'Republican People's Party' (CHP). With around 20 per cent of the vote, CHP gained 178 seats.
4. Mr Erdogan had been barred from running in the election because of a 1998 conviction for 'Islamist sedition', and so had been unable to be named Prime Minister. Mr Abdullah Gul was named Prime Minister after the elections on 3 November 2002. Legislation was then passed allowing Mr Erdogan to run for parliament. A special rerun of the General Election in the province of Siirt on 9 March 2003 resulted in the election of Mr Erdogan to a seat in the Parliament, and he was appointed Prime Minister on 13 March 2003.
5. The AKP Government has said it will work within the framework of Turkey's secular constitution and will respect Turkey's traditional pro-Western stance (Turkey is a member of NATO). The AKP Government has also said it will accelerate efforts aimed at securing EU membership for Turkey, and work cooperatively with the IMF (which is providing Ankara with a USD 16 billion loan package to help stabilise the country's economy) and the World Bank. Turkey began formal accession negotiations with the European Union in October 2005.
6. Turkey continues to face a separatist problem in the majority Kurdish south- east of the country. The separatist Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) called a truce to its 15 year insurgency when its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, was captured in February 1999. The Turkish Government eased restrictions on the public use of the Kurdish language in 2004 and an appeal court released a prominent Kurdish politician - Leyla Zana - from jail in June 2004. However, there has been a resurgence in PKK terror attacks, including on tourists, since the PKK called off a five-year long cease-fire in mid-2004.
I think it's fair to say that Erdogan's history is strongly suggestive of Turkey's future. Allah uh-Akhbar.
Australian Defence Force personnel rehearsed for the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War Battle of Pozieres on the Western Front at the First Australian Division Memorial on 21 July 2016. Two services will be held on the anniversary of the Battle of Pozieres at the First Australian Division Memorial and the Pozieres British Cemetery on 23 July 2016. Sailors, soldiers, airwomen and airmen from Australia’s Federation Guard and Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Division will perform ceremonial duties while Australian Army Band musicians will play during the Department of Veterans’ Affairs service. Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Division will parade Regimental and “Queen’s Colours” at the Australian National Commemorative Service. A Reburial service will also be held at the Pozieres British Cemetery on 23 July 2016 to honour three unknown Australian soldiers who died during the Battle of Pozieres. The battles are particularly significant in Australia's military history: Fromelles (19 July 1916) was the first major offensive by the Australians in France; and Pozières (23 July to 3 September 1916) saw Australia sustain 23,000 casualties over seven weeks. Australian Army soldiers will parade Regimental and “Queen’s Colours” at the Australian National Commemorative Service.
The gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich was a school student born and raised in the city who was believed to have been in psychiatric care and had taken an intense interest in mass shootings, officials said.
Police said 10 of those injured were in a critical condition, including a 13-year-old boy.
The gunman, who shot himself and became the tenth fatality, was identified by an official on Saturday as Ali David Sonboly, an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual citizen.
Officials had earlier said they were considering all possible motives for the attack that occurred on Friday local time, but Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said on Saturday that there were no indications that the gunman had any connection with Islamic State following a search of his bedroom.
Rather, the search showed Sonboly had taken a deep interest in gun violence, and officials speculated that the fifth anniversary of a massacre in Norway the same day had motivated the attack.
“Documents were found dealing with shooting sprees,” Mr Andrae said. “The attacker apparently occupied himself intensively with this.”
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Hope you're well. I don't normally care what people say about me - particularly the lies and fabrications but given your position I'm assuming that you'd place extra importance on ensuring you do not misrepresent what other public figures have said.
If you have been following my work (and of course I am not suggesting you have the time or the inclination to follow my advocacy work) you'd be aware that I have for a while now made a point to call out the double standards in how incidents of crime are reported depending on the ethnicity of the perpetrator.
Where mental illness is involved in the case of a Muslim - it rarely makes the headline and barely gets mentioned.
Often, when a non-Muslim commits a crime, as was the case in this situation, (please read the facts of the specific case) other factors including mental illness are provided as the reasons for why the crime may have been committed.
This assumption is not applied consistently to other crimes.
Given your political leanings I don't expect you to agree with me but I expect at the very least that you do not seek to deliberately misrepresent me. No on in their right mind would want to outright "brand" people suffering from mental illness.
I never said such a thing. I simply posed a question saying "if only" the branding was consistent. I suspect you know this already but are not interested in the context.
If you're going to call out mental illness in a headline for a non-Muslim why doesn't the same apply for a Muslim who also suffers from mental illness?
Happy to speak to you about this should you require further clarification.
I expect that you will amend your blog to reflect the above.