Sunday, May 31, 2015

The grotesque pro-Al-Qa`idah festival on Aljazeera TV

You have to watch this pro-Al-Qa`idah festival on Aljazeera TV.  Unbelievable.  The host and the guest, Ahmad Zaydan (the notorious Pakistan correspondent of Aljazeera--I almost said of Al-Qa`idah) basically promotes Al-Qa`idah in all its branches to the viewers.  He at one point was talking about Bin Laden and his comrades and the simplicity of their lifestyle and said: "we used to eat bread and tea" but then quickly corrected himself. He refers to Sep, 11 terrorism on the US as "Ghazwah 11 Aylul (or Conquest of Sep. 11) which is the official name used by Al-Qa`idah.  He said that Ayman Dhawahiri is now like the Queen of England, who does not rule--kid you not.  There was a Lebanese guest who was opposed to this propaganda but he was not allowed to speak. They also invited a guest from WINEP to have him agree that Nusrah Front is now an acceptable moderate political party.  You have to watch it to believe it.  They even promoted the rule of Nusrah and the treatment of minorities by them in "liberated territories".  I have not been watching Aljazeera and could not believe how much it has changed. There is not even a semblance of professionalism and no, the network was not like this all along.

PS Zaydan said twice that Nusrah at the level of leaders took a decision to sever ties with Al-Qa`idah but never explained why that was announced as the Qatari regime wanted for PR purposes.