Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rose Troup Buchanan caught in a big lie in The Independent: Bashshar's new Qur'an?

"Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered the release of a new “revised” version of the Koran in order to correct “distortion” and “misleading” lessons, state television reports." This is an outright lie and fabrication circulated by Rose Troup Buchanan's friends in the propaganda offices of Syrian rebels.  The actual story according to the official announcement is that the revision is in the print and calligraphy of the letters.  See that you can say anything about Syria provided it is damaging about one side.

PS: Here is the official statement on the matter. Too bad that Rose only reports what she hears from the propaganda of GCC rebels in Syria and Istanbul.

PPS: Patrick Cockburn is a pleasant exception. One brave journalist who does not follow the Western conventional wisdom.