March 22, 2004

Clear Something Up For My Simple Mind

CNN. Front page right now (10:11 a.m. CST)
Thousands of Palestinians jammed the streets of Gaza City for the funeral procession today of Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, killed earlier in the day in an Israeli missile strike. As Palestinian militant groups vowed revenge, Israeli officials said Yassin was a "terrorist" who deserved death.
CNN: Linking to itself in: Key facts: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
1987: Yassin founds Hamas from ranks of Muslim Brotherhood religious organization. Hamas soon emerges as strongest political rival to mainstream Fatah movement of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Hamas opposes peace talks with Israel and carries out scores of suicide bombings, killing hundreds of Israelis, to thwart peace agreements negotiated by Arafat and his supporters.
Someone please explain why "terrorist" appears on CNN's main page. Yes, I'm disputing the quotes. CNN itself calls this a fact, no? I'm certain Isreal's not making an assertion here; Israel believed the man was a terrorist.

"...carries out scores of suicide bombings, killing hundreds of Israelis..."


Posted by hln at March 22, 2004 10:15 AM | War

I take it that you're asking a rhetorical question here.

Posted by: physics geek at March 22, 2004 11:51 AM


A bit of Monday a.m. sarcasm does us all some good.


Posted by: hln at March 22, 2004 12:17 PM