Monday 9 February 2015

The same old story

A prominent story on the Sky News website at the moment is Teen Allegedly Planned To Behead Soldier. The report's first three paragraphs reads:
A teenage Muslim convert, who idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby, has gone on trial accused of planning his own attack on members of the British military. 
Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was arrested on an east London street, carrying a rucksack with a large knife and hammer wrapped up in an Islamic flag.
On the opening day of his trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard Ziamani had later told a security officer he was "on his way to kill a British soldier at an army barracks" when he was detained.
The same story is prominent on the BBC News website too, Teenager 'planned to behead soldier'. It's first three paragraphs read: 
A teenager was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, the Old Bailey has heard.
Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was carrying a rucksack containing a 12-inch knife and a hammer, when he was arrested on a street in east London in August 2014.
The court heard he idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby and had researched the location of Army cadet bases in south-east London.
You have wait until the fifth paragraph of the BBC article to read the word 'Islam' and the 16th paragraph to read the word 'Muslim'.

It's the same old story. The BBC isn't the place to go to for the full story told straight-up.

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