Monday, February 08, 2016

Those dangerous Finnish terrorists

Something missing from this headline?
I heard an item on BBC news this morning about an arrest at Stansted of a Finnish national on terrorism charges. There is an article about it on their web site.

What they did not mention on the news (or in headlines like the one above) was that the name of the "Finnish national" was Cubeyda Hassan Jama. Nor were the words Muslim or Islamic used. Oh and by the way (although most reports failed to mention it completely) he was on his way to join ISIS.

Yet another example from this handbook of how to report news about Islam:


asherpat said...

Edgar, excellent post and table, but you've gotta get rid of Arab spammers in comments

Confronting antisemitism and Israel hatred said...

asherpat: it's hard to keep up with them