Saint Nazanin

Anyone who looks at the BBC Persian news website will notice that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is barely mentioned, because the BBC campaign is aimed entirely at a British audience.

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18 Responses to Saint Nazanin

  1. tarien says:

    Anything the BBC can do that will disrupt/muddy the waters in respect to Bexit from wherever the source may be, they will do their damdest to do so. It’s almost incomprehensible that anyone believes what they have to say is the truth. Far too much cynical journalism is thrown out day after day to expound the vertues of Muliculturalism-every ad let alone Christmas ads are showing a black male or female without a white person or usually mixed colours, or even as we now know a Christmas ad shown by Tesco’s showing a Muslim celebrating Christmas!!! What the hell is going on? Well we know don’t we.


    • john in cheshire says:

      I’m going to stop patronising Tesco because of the Christmas advert. It was, for me, the straw that broke the camel’s back. This is me fighting back against those who wish to destroy us as a nation; it’s a tangible action that I can do easily and which will have an effect on an organisation that is working against us.


  2. Wild Bill says:

    “BBC Persian Television is the BBC’s Persian language news channel that was launched on 14 January 2009. The service is broadcast by satellite and is also available online.”
    I guess we are paying for this service from our licence fee?


  3. Fedup2 says:

    As I have said before al beeb is turning her into a saint in the same way they did with the dead Lawrence kid and his family . They are now in a position where they have to dance to the husbands tune .
    I don’t understand why these politicians can’t be quiet but I suppose this sentence answers itself . Both give and bojo are simply over promoted jokes busily making Corbyn closer to number 10


  4. Guest Who says:

    Definitions of sainthood do vary, but if I was Mr. Radcliffe, and genuinely interested in regaining the mother of his child, with said child, back to the family home, I’d be a bit worried by the one the BBC seems to be gunning for.

    Because when it comes to reasons for outcomes that serve the BBC narrative, they have dubious form.


  5. chrisH says:

    Can I firstly recommend popeyes post on the Monday Open Thread, which sets up much of what I`m saying
    1. This story has only caught fire because Johnson and Gove are in the dock.
    Both were set up. rather like the Danish cartoons imams who drew their own and then went running to Iran and Pakistan.
    Montague wilfully put Ratcliffes life in danger this morning by saying that
    1. Johnson said she`s been training journalists in Iran-he did not. And, even had he done so these are STILL Parliamentary issues that can be privileged if the lobby fodder had wanted that. They did not. This story is at least fifteen months old, has been in the Spectator and on local BBC South in the last few months.
    It has only been brought to our attention now, because the BBC want Gove and Johnson-indeed any Tories except for Rudd and Hammond, Osborne and Soubry-gone.
    And if Nazanin becomes a distant Jo Cox tealight, then the BBC won`t mind.
    File under Dowler.
    2. The woman clearly HAD done work under BBC auspices and the third massaging sector that the BBC uses to distance itself from its views and agendas. By no means a spy of course, but she surely KNEW that Iran does not give credence to “dual nationality”.
    Is that Shia, Sunni or just Islam?…well, why aren`t the BBC telling me? Needs a look.
    3. The record of Muslim states re Daniel Pearl and Farzad Barzoft is a terrible one. Montague wilfully and spitefully added words, charged Gove with wading in even when the BBCs Marr set him up to do just that-and now plays Lady Bracknell-Brook with her handy smelling salts.
    4. The BBC have put this woman in danger, and give no details of the judge and what he`s been doing in Iran since the year dot…Savalati.

    So-compile your own “story behind this story”-the BBCs take on it is to sail the coffin ship, prance around the Evin gallows and then scoot back to Pudsey Bears Eye Operation cake walk, once there`s a body-Johnson, Gove , Trump or Mrs Ratcliffe-all look the same under a pastel shroud c/o the malodorous, venal and evil BBC. You`re playing with kindle kiddies….we despise you, and revenge is long overdue.
    Pray for Lindsay Sandiford-a lady that the BBC cares nothing for.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      On daily politics Coburn asked wet lefty Nicky Morgan if Nazanin could have been up to something in Iran as opposed to being on holiday.
      The Iranians could take more from that, a national broadcaster interviewer implying there could be more to this than just being on a holiday.
      She asked this in between interrupting pro leave Frank Field all the time and quietly listening to everything remainer Morgan came out with.
      As this could be worse for Nazanin than Gove answering that he didn’t know why she was in Iran I think Coburn should resign.
      That seems to be the norm nowadays.


  6. MarkyMark says:

    I only found this link regarding Boris Johnson, no pictures of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and no mention of her story … Boris Johnson’s controversy at a glance { }

    “In a hajj poem, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused the Turkish president of masturbating and sexually assaulting the goat and won a thousand pounds for this poem”


  7. Guest Who says:

    Classic FM just led its ‘’news’ with, of all things, the thoughts of Chairman bob, respected as he is by all.

    Sandwiched between this vital story and the CoE killing off even more likelihood of anyone turning up, was the Iran story.

    Seems HMG is ‘thinking’ of beaming over the renowned protection, now gunboats are off the menu, of ‘diplomatic immunity’.

    I shall be interested how her majesty’s disloyal opposition, and their clients in Labour, react.

    I am simply curious that such retroactive benefits could be conferred on civvies, and how this might be viewed by a paranoid regime with a poor history of respecting such things (maybe the bbc could send a well dusted help) at home or abroad.


  8. Pounce says:

    So the media is reporting that this government in an attempt to appease Labour (and thus keep may in power ) is thinking of bestowing diplomatic protection to saint Naz.
    I wonder if anybody has thought how this goes against all the grain of diplomatic protection and that in doing so they will open up Pandoras box.


    • Guest Who says:

      Precisely. I did not know it was even possible.

      And in return for this being granted for a visiting relative who at worst ‘may’ have taught journalism there, will the trade be for any Iranian pulling a Schindler’s List camp commander from any locale in London, unconstrained by even needing to be within an embassy or employed by their state?

      The Fletcher family will be impressed.


    • Guest Who says:

      The bbc’s new blue-eyed boy has clarified. In ways only the BBC can professionally manage.

      BBC Gobbeldegook can surely be soon to air too?

      As is often the case, a fuller, indeed more comprehensible story is in the body copy:

      “Incidentally, diplomatic protection is very different from diplomatic immunity”

      It could be argued such crucial matters deserved better attention to detail.


      • Guest Who says:

        OT, but just to keep folk guessing, here is the itv take:


        • Fedup2 says:

          Yep – the ideal multicultural family – destined to be the new mr jo cox- rolled on to waste air on views about anything our state broadcaster wants to spout propaganda about –

          If she does her time this one will run and run – if she’s out ( for Christmas of course ) it’s the full talk show treatment and six pages of “ my life in an eye ranian hell hole “ –


          • ID says:

            Who is hubby anyway?
            Seems at home on the media, especially the BBC. Is he “connected” in some way?
            I got the same impression when Rory Stewart appeared from nowhere some time ago to take up a career in politics.


  9. ID says:

    What Johnson actually said was ” [she was] teaching people journalism, as I understand it, at the very limit”
    I was listening to Farage on LBC and the whole quote was read out. Moments later Farage was using only half the quote missing out “as I understand it at the very limit”. All Johnson was saying was even if she was teaching journalism [ this would not be grounds for arresting her]. As pounce has pointed out Amnesty International used the phrase Johnson is accused of using in a news release of 9th Oct 2017.
    There would be no rush by the Iranian regime, or whatever faction kidnapped the woman, to release her on Johnson’s declarationn that Saint Nazinan was pure as the driven snow. Clearly the Iranian regime will do whatever it wants regardless of what Johnson says. This is the same kind of reasoning that blames Rushdie rather than the Grand Ayatollah for the fatwa against him.
    Clearly the whole thing is just a pretext to attack Johnson and remove a Brexiteer from the cabinet.
    Where is the media concern for the Chenai Six? . British ex-service men engaged in piracy protection who were arrested by the Indians on trumped up gun running charges in 2013.
    The only people the media seem interested in repatriating are muslims. Six men who have actually served this country are ignored while there is much handwringing about getting so-called British jihadists back from Syria.
    Muslims who commit mass murder in Syria and plot to murder us when they return home are rewarded with council housing, while ex-service men end up living on the street.


  10. chrisH says:

    This story follows the usual lefty media template when it comes to Islam.
    From Rushdie to Danish cartoons, Regensburg to Arianne Grande.
    1. Take a minor aimless and irrelevant detail from the words used to describe any massive atrocity and pin this on your enemy. This is the new issue to major on( Andrew Gilligans personal organiser in the Hutton enquiry springs to an example)
    2. Expand this hyped up grievance into THE only general injustice in need of addressing by the host community. Spread the issue into a confected attack on all your allies.
    3. Allow for random and capricious ultra violence of wrongdoing to create that necessary climate of terror in the host population, as you drag it all down to lawfare and grievance. The original atrocity is now buried.
    4. Await the new settlement with the new redrawn lines. the new baseline for your next atrocity or outrage, plan this as you tell the host that this is only natural and deserved after his unwillingess to right the contrived new grievances you`ve unearthed
    5. Back to 1. Ratcheted up.