Unlike with Nelson 'the second Christ' Mandela, on whose death no negative comments were allowed, the BBC's report of the death of Ariel Sharon contains mention of his 'crime':
'... after Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 he was found to have been responsible by an Israeli inquiry of failing to prevent the massacre of Palestinians by Christian Phalangist militia in Beirut's Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.'
I don't recall Nelson Mandela's terrorist past getting much if any coverage on the BBC. Nor was Nelson Mandela held responsible for failing to prevent his wife's fondness for necklacing her opponents.
The end of the BBC report on Ariel Sharon's passing is this:
'Hamas, Gaza's Islamist militant rulers since 2007, condemned him as a tyrant and said his death marked the "disappearance of a criminal whose hands were covered with Palestinian blood".'
Did the BBC allow such comments from terrorists after the death of Nelson Mandela?
More anti Sharon reporting here -