BBC still in denial about Muslim Brotherhood?
Here is their take on the MB’s double dealing……
‘The protests began in Egypt, before spreading to many Muslim countries. But despite the views of many commentators, they were not provoked by Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood government.
President Mohammed Mursi’s critics in the West say he also urged protests, which is true. American commentators point out that he has been saying one thing to Washington, and quite another to his own domestic audience.
But the truth is he was caught in the middle, between the need to respond to the popular mood in his own country, and the need to maintain good relations with the United States and the West.’
Something he has learnt from BBC world ‘native’ correspondents? One thing in English, another in Arabic.
Also interested to hear the BBC view of Syrian jets over Aleppo….apparently they are ‘a nerve shredding experience that has been going on for weeks.’
I expect that’s a similar experience to that of Israelis who suffered, and continue to suffer, a bombardment of thousands of rockets over, not weeks, but decades.
And just as an aside the Syrians are getting pretty hacked off that ‘Muslims’ seem to care more about a film than about Syrians being slaughtered:
Bashar Al-Assad @AssadPresident
Wow! Good thing I just bombed mosques, killed women and children and I didn’t make an anti-Muslim video! People would be after me!!
Abdullah Aldahhan @SyrianSmurf
I am in no way condoning the attack on the US embassy. But it seems there is more uproar over that than the ~33,000 martyrs in #Syria. :/