Friday, 28 February 2014

The BBC not quite reporting the whole story re the sentencing of the murderers of Lee Rigby

Compare this BBC article with this Telegraph one, specifically the part about the fracas that occurred during sentencing.

The BBC:
'The pair were absent during sentencing after a fracas in the dock.

As Mr Justice Sweeney began to sentence the men they started shouting and scuffling with court security guards. They had to be forced to the ground and were removed from court.

Fusilier Rigby's family wept as Adebolajo shouted "Allahu Akbar", and Adebowale called out "that's a lie" as the judge told them their extremist views were "a betrayal of Islam".

One relative needed medical treatment after the outbursts. The judge later apologised for the fact that the family had to witness what happened in the dock.'

The Telegraph:
'Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, had to be manhandled out of court by security guards after being told by Mr Justice Sweeney that their crime was a “betrayal of Islam”.


Angered by the judges’ comments about Islam, Adebowale stood up and shouted: “That’s a lie. It’s not a betrayal of Islam. You don’t know what Islam is.”

The struggle erupted as the murderer yelled: “I swear by Allah that America and Britain will never have any safety. Allahu Akbar [God is Great].”'

I suppose that it is just about possible that an Islamist murderer might know more about Islam than the British High Court Sir Nigel Hamilton Sweeney. But more interesting is that the BBC saw fit to censor what was actually said, why?

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