There is NOTHING the BBC likes more than the chance to shill for terrorists, sorry, I meant militants. Hence we were treated to another five minute ad for “Britain” Binyam Mohamad on Today this morning. Ethiopian illegal immigrant Mohamad is now an official BBC cause celebre and the fact that this captured Jihadist ticks all the boxes for the BBC clearly adds to his attraction. His only crime was to be caught but now he will get more time devoted to him than all those many victims of Jihad. The BBC doesn’t give a damn about real victims when there are those like Binyam to celebrate.

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20 Responses to BINYAM UPDATE

  1. Susan Franklin says:

    To try and make a point about civil liberties with the case of Binyam Mohamad, David Davis is on a loser. He says its not about Mohamad as such. However, the complicated explanations of the ‘wheels within wheels’ machinations of the law makes it impossible/difficult to get across how this will affect us, versus the unpleasant facts known about Mohamad. And with Shami Chakrabati on the scene, as Rod Liddle in The Times said “she is so fabulously sententious and self-regarding, so implacably convinced that the wrongs she is addressing are wronger than any other wrongs…”
    – which immediately puts people off whatever she’s talking about. She’s morally pretentious. She talks down to us, as if we don’t have any morals or values (that could match hers). She’s the Mrs. Bucket of human rights.


  2. Dick the Prick says:

    This is only an argument for the cliteratti – i’d be inclined to think that most people just want him shot or just don’t care.

    I’m now 6 months overdue on my TV license and the letters are getting nasty but am trying to ‘hang toug’.


  3. xlr says:

    Dick, I’m in my 15th year of no tvl – don’t let the threatograms get to you!


  4. Ethan says:

    Source isn’t great but it appears that the lefties new poster child has been a naughty boy on a different subject. He’s shot to the top of the housing list and got a taxpayer funded flat. Which he’s promptly sublet to someone else and presumably pockets any differential in cash.
    Thus he’s still a council tenant and promptly paying his rent whilst residing in Cuba.
    Boy we really must have this gem returned to the UK so we can offer him more benefits and another property for his growing ‘Investment portfolio’.
    And we’re not at all a ‘soft touch’ are we peeps.

    I say ‘orf with his head’ myself. It would appear to be the islamic way. Just ask Daniel Pearl…only speak up a bit.


  5. banjo says:

    She talks down to us, as if we don’t have any morals or values (that could match hers). She’s the Mrs. Bucket of human rights.

    It`s Bouquet dear, Bouquet!


  6. pedant says:

    I think you mean “Briton” Binyam Mohamad…


  7. banjo says:

    A not uncommon attempt to convince us we have kinship with this odious character.


  8. John Reith spins in his grave says:

    .Ethan: home…icle2214682.ece

    …. got a taxpayer funded flat. Which he’s promptly sublet to someone else and presumably pockets any differential in cash.

    Maybe ….. or maybe the current tenants are still working for his “old firm”.

    Seems a bit odd that somebody is writing to the landlord using his name when he’s been in Gitmo for years.

    Hopefully the security services will pop round and take a shufti – with the utmost sensitivity of course!


  9. Jonathan says:

    In the House of Commons the other day, William Hague forced the Foreign Secretary to concede that Binyam Mohamad has breached the terms of his ‘right to stay’ status. He would have to re-apply to live here…

    So clearly not only is he not British, he no-longer has the right to British residency and as such, the right to call himself a British resident. So why do the BBC and the Guardian keep using this term?

    Moreover,why are the British GVN and the High Court (and the media) pressing for his release and return. He is no different from any other foreign intern to be found in Gitmo. Bay. Except that we should send him a bill, for the flat that he has been illegally sub-letting for the past few years….!


  10. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Well, the BBC and their fellow travelers have been dreaming about the possibilities of an Obamessiah Presidency, and one of those possibilities was having Guantanamo inmates freed. They got both, and isn’t everything going well for them?

    The Beeboids don’t seem to care when President Obamessiah postpones trials. Under another Administration, they’d be upset about rendition and the right to trial. But now, they’re so certain that he’s doing it for the right reasons – possibly even to dismiss all charges against these innocents and send them home – that they don’t even question his actions.

    Worse, the BBC is keeping mostly silent about just how many ex-inmates are ending up back in the war. That contradicts the narrative that they’re being held unjustly. I say the BBC is keeping “mostly silent” because they do find time to report things like this:

    Guantanamo inmate ‘joins Taleban’

    Attribution quotes, naturally, because it’s only the US saying so, and the BBC doesn’t want anyone to get the impression that it’s true, or that anyone else says so. This is in order to lend support to Lord Carlisle’s suggestion that Britain shouldn’t frown at any ex-Gitmo inmates who come into the country, merely because they’ve been detained abroad. This is, of course, the set-up for the Binyam Mohammed story.

    The BBC will do seemingly do anything to fight against the war against terrorism.


  11. John says:

    I wonder how many Britons are festering in foreign jails but merit no mention by the BBC because it is not an American run jail?


  12. David Preiser (USA) says:

    While the BBC is leaning on Binyam Mohamed’s every word, how about they report this bit of Gospel as well:

    Military Lawyer: Gitmo Conditions Have Worsened Since Inauguration

    Lieutenant-Colonel Yvonne Bradley, an American military lawyer for 20 years, is in Great Britain where tomorrow she will demand the release of Binyam Mohamed who as we wrote the other day, is dying in his Guantanamo cell.

    Bradley…will reveal that Mohamed, 31, is dying in his Guantánamo cell and that conditions inside the Cuban prison camp have deteriorated badly since Barack Obama took office. Fifty of its 260 detainees are on hunger strike and, say witnesses, are being strapped to chairs and force-fed, with those who resist being beaten. At least 20 are described as being so unhealthy they are on a “critical list”, according to Bradley.

    Things getting worse now that the world has been freed from the tryanny of George Bush, BBC? I thought the new President would bring renewed respect from the world, and restore our moral standing. I got your Hope and Change and right here.


  13. AndrewSouthLondon says:

    I keep reading about “Binyam’s legal team”

    How many lawyers does this Ethiopian terrorist have? Is this their Pro Bono work, or are we being stuffed to pay for a couple of barristers from Matrix at £300 an hour? I think we should be told.


  14. Jon says:

    I seem to remember that 5 “real” Britons were kidnapped in Iraq a while ago – are they still being held?


  15. Jon says:

    Here are the links to their plight – I can’t remember if they have been released – it would seem not.

    Still never mind eh – they are not in Gitmo being “tortured”.


  16. Umbongo says:

    Binyam Mohamad is being groomed – or rather we’re being groomed – so that Binyam (when he comes “home”) can slip seamlessly into the role of another Moazzam Begg. BTW whatever happened to him? He used to be on the BBC more often than Marcus Brigstocke.


  17. John Reith spins in his grave says:

    How many lawyers does this Ethiopian terrorist have? Is this their Pro Bono work, or are we being stuffed to pay for a couple of barristers from Matrix at £300 an hour? I think we should be told.
    AndrewSouthLondon | 09.02.09 – 6:35 pm | #

    His “legal team” are Clive Stafford Smith’s activist group “Reprieve”.

    Funded by such lefty luminaries as Michael Moore, George Soros and the late John Mortimer and Anita Roddick.

    Founder, Chairmen, Trustee and all round top honcho is – you guessed already – a prominent Beeboid!

    Paul Hamman – ex-head of BBC Documentaries – now cutting edge independent film maker.

    Funny how there’s always a BBC connection to anything destructive to our countries interest.

    Slightly OT – CH4 superannuated student lefty Jon Snow referred to Binyam as A “British Citizen” tonight.

    The guy was an illegal immigrant who got “leave to remain” – barely legal residency and definitely not citizenship.

    Snow is a sophisticated journalist who well knows the difference – he was lying through his teeth.


  18. AndrewSouthLondon says:

    JRSG: Spot on the money.

    Back in the Sixties (I was around then marching at Uni ) we used to rant against “the (conservative) Establishment/ the industrial-military complex, reactionary forces, counter-culture” Trotskyist blah-blah-blah.

    Now its Michael Moore, George Sorros, Anita Roddick – the counter culture becomes the new establishment. Its the Maginot line all over again: the guns are facing the wrong way.


  19. JohnA says:

    It looks like Obama is going to continue the rendition policy of the Bush administration :


  20. JohnA says:

    This ABC report on Obama’s apparent volte-face on renditions has about 5 times more info about the Ethipian terrorist than I have ever seen from the BBC.

    And note – the ABC text says that torture is “alleged” in his case – not taken as fact as the BBC does. We KNOW that it is part of Al Q training to claim torture, whether it happened or not.

    It seems the guy lived in the US before the UK ? So why the hell do we want him ? Probably 95% of Brits want this man kept out of Britain, he has no right to come here. But per contra, all the opinion at the BBC seem to feel the opposite.