Wednesday, March 24, 2004

The Guardian | Obituary: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin

This just makes me sick. This is the obituary in The Guardian for Yassin. It mentions nowhere his support for terrorism, nor his innocent victims. This man was a brutal maniac, guilty of hundreds of deaths, and The Guardian praises him over and over. The toughest line is probably "In truth, neither Arafat nor Yassin had Mandela's special greatness. But of the two, it was Yassin, the founder-leader of the militant Islamist organisation Hamas, who came closer." Of course, this raises another question: why is Arafat referred to in the past tense. Does The Guardian know something we don't?

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