Wikileaks accuses BBC of being part of ‘possible propaganda media network’ for Al Qaeda

From the Daily Mail:

By Daniel Martin
Last updated at 11:55 PM on 25th April 2011

The BBC could be part of a ‘propaganda media network’ for al-Qeada, according  to U.S. files published by Wikileaks.

A phone number of someone at the BBC was found in phone books and programmed  into the mobile phones of a number of militants seized by the Americans.

The number is believed to be based at Bush House, the headquarters of the BBC World Service.
Leaks: A phone number of someone at the BBC's Bush House headquarters was found in phone books and programmed into the mobile phones of a number of militants seized by the AmericansLeaks: A phone number of someone at the BBC’s Bush House headquarters was found in phone books and programmed into the mobile phones of a number of militants seized by the Americans

The assessment on one of the detainees at the Guantanamo camp, dated 21 April  2007, said: ‘The London, United Kingdom, phone number 0044  207 XXX XXXX was  discovered in

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‘The number is associated with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).’

The U.S. assessment file said forces had uncovered many ‘extremist links’ to the  BBC number – indicating that extremists could have made contacts with employees at the broadcaster who were sympathetic to extremists or had information on ‘ACM’ (anti-Coalition militia) activities.
Links: The BBC number appears in the file of Turki Mish'awi Zaid Alj-Amri, a Saudi al-Qaeda member, during his 2007 assessment at Guantanamo Bay prison campLinks: The BBC number appears in the file of Turki Mish’awi Zaid Alj-Amri, a Saudi al-Qaeda member, during his 2007 assessment at Guantanamo Bay prison camp

An analyst’s note on the file states: ‘Numerous extremist links to this BBC  number indicates a possible propaganda media network connection.

Network  analysis might provide leads to individuals with either sympathetic ties to  extremists or possibly possessing information on ACM operations.’
Revelation: A leaked account of a top-level BBC meeting showed that executives admitted they would broadcast an interview with Osama Bin Laden, the founder of al-QaedaRevelation: A leaked account of a top-level BBC meeting showed that executives admitted they would broadcast an interview with Osama Bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda

The BBC number appears in the file of Turki Mish’awi Zaid Alj-Amri, a Saudi who  was ‘assessed to be a member of al-Qaeda, who travelled to Afghanistan to  participate in jihad.’

The US files says Alj-Amri had stayed at al-Qaeda camps and had received  training there. He had also fought against Coalition forces at Tora Bora in  Afghanistan.

‘Many of the telephone numbers in his pocket litter have been associated with  multiple ACM personnel, indicating he may have played a greater role in  multiple activities than previously assessed.’

He was repatriated to Saudia Arabia in late 2009.

The BBC number listed on the file is now dead, but the revelation could further  dent the broadcaster’ reputation for impartiality. It has for years faced  claims it is biased towards the left.

But this is the first time the BBC has been linked to Islamic extremism.

In September 2006, BBC chairman Michael Grade held an ‘impartiality summit’ to  assess whether there was a left-wing bias.

A leaked account of the meeting showed that executives admitted they would  broadcast an interview with Osama Bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda.

They said they would give him a platform to explain his views, if he approached  them.

Former BBC political editor Andrew Marr later said the BBC was not ‘impartial  or neutral’, saying it had a ‘liberal bias’.

A spokesman for the BBC said: ‘Independence and impartiality are at the heart of all BBC World Service output. The service has interviewed representatives of organisations from all sides involved in the Afghan conflict so it would not be surprising that a number believed to relate to the BBC Pashto service was in circulation.’
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6 Replies to “Wikileaks accuses BBC of being part of ‘possible propaganda media network’ for Al Qaeda”

  1. I knew the BBC was taking the Moslems side but didn’t think it was going this far, sounds like some people need to be tried for treason.

  2. I understand that the head of the BBC Religious Affairs Department, or whatever they call these days, is a Muslim.

    Perhaps the ‘Misunderstanders of Islam’ were simply discussing ‘Thought For The Day’ or ‘Songs of Praise’ with a view to broadening our understanding of the ‘Religion of Peace’ and its desire to integrate fully with our way of life.

    Hence there is no reason why anyone should attribute evil intent to their possession of this particular telephone number. Is there?

  3. The state-funded BBC, like Canada’s CBC, is heavily into social engineering and the subversive evil that goes with it: Political Correctness and Affirmative Action hiring. So it’s no bloody wonder that Mozzies were on the payroll !

  4. BBC political commentator Andrew Marr Said “the BBC was not impartial or neutral and
    “had a liberal bias”: he should know, he is part of the far left school himself. One just has to watch his weekly politics show to realise that. Rarely do we see him interview representatives from anti EU parties such as UKIP, Britain’s 2nd largest party in the EU
    Instead we are subjected to regular guests from politically correct and far left/marxists.
    People like Marr are part of the problem.

  5. Just as you could not have Soviet agents or Nazis on the payroll of broadcasters during the respective wars against Communism or Nazism, you cannot have Muslims on the payroll of any broadcaster during the new jihad against everything that is not Islam.

    Muslims will perpetually practice taqiyya and/or kitman to disguise their true practices, beliefs and intent.

    Remember that to a Muslim, the world outside of Islam is the dar-al-habr, or “house of war” and that anything goes when spreading Islam’s influence and territory.

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