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BBC for Kids: U.S to blame for 9/11

Wow. Just Wow.

The BBC set up a website to explain 9/11 to children. One section (after they define Al Qaeda in non-judgmental terms) is, Why did they do it?

Now you would expect an explanation of radical beliefs... You'd be wrong:

The way America has got involved in conflicts in regions like the Middle East has made some people very angry, including a group called al-Qaeda - who are widely thought to have been behind the attacks.

In the past, al-Qaeda leaders have declared a holy war - called a jihad - against the US. As part of this jihad, al-Qaeda members believe attacking US targets is something they should do.

When the attacks happened in 2001, there were a number of US troops in a country called Saudi Arabia, and the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, said he wanted them to leave.

You see, it's the U.S. fault for offending the whole world. We brought 9/11 on ourselves. Geeze! And this is from the BBC not Al Jazeera.

Not to mention the Beeb, is teaching kids that killing 3000 people is OK if you don't like something they did which I'm sure their teachers will love when they have to control them in the lunchroom.

Read the whole thing, there is not a single word of condemnation for AQ and in fact they defend them. Unfreakingbelievable.


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Comments (24)

Ah, but the other day the N... (Below threshold)
kim:

Ah, but the other day the New York Times had an article detailing that the Europeans are not so much blaming the US for further attacks in Europe as they did a couple of years ago.
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I'm with you. Another emba... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

I'm with you. Another embarrassment for the MSM.

I could not stand 5 minutes in typical newsroom, surrounded by self-loathing, knee-jerk liberals, clucking over their chamomile tea about the simpletons in the White House (and in most of the land, in their eyes).

I wish I were surprised by ... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

I wish I were surprised by this characterization.

How did they handle the London bombings I wonder? Likely by blaming either us, or themselves, but completely releasing the actual perpetrators from any sense of blame or responsibility. Wouldn't want to offend them after all...might get bombed again.

Read it all? I thought you... (Below threshold)

Read it all? I thought you went through the pain so we didn't have to.

I'm doing my part by homeschooling my kids. (Well, okay, the 15 year old started charter school this year but she's ready to do her part as a beacon of truth and justice, so we're good.)

Al Qaeda was "widely though... (Below threshold)

Al Qaeda was "widely thought to have been behind the attacks," were they?

The BBC is not only controlled by wild-eyed, furry-tailed anti-American leftists, but also a heapin' helpin' of "Truthers" as well.

Which is precisely why our own moronic leftists want more government control over media - so they can outdo the BBC in sheer stupidity. As if Dan Rather hadn't already.

Another tasty nugget, under... (Below threshold)
yo:

Another tasty nugget, under the timeline:

10.03am US time (3.03pm UK time)
A fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field.


According to them, it apparently just fell right of the sky. No mention of the passengers who nutted up and sacrificed their lives in order to bring that plane down and save the Capitol/WH.

In short: fuck the BBC.

You see, it's the U.S. f... (Below threshold)
Tim:

You see, it's the U.S. fault for offending the whole world. We brought 9/11 on ourselves. Geeze! And this is from the BBC not Al Jazeera.

You were expecting something different from the BBC than Al Jazeera? That ship sailed a looong time ago.

(sorry if this doubles - I f'd up) No, really. :)

Oh, here's a link if you'd ... (Below threshold)
yo:

Oh, here's a link if you'd like to, as did I, submit a formal complaint to the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/complaints/multistageform3.pl

Go get 'em, folks.

I note that BBC site has al... (Below threshold)
LCVRWC:

I note that BBC site has almost no mention of the July 7 subway bombings in London. It's only mentioned in the Al Queda section, in a list of three other AQ attacks around the world.

Disgusting. And to think the BBC was the lifeline of England during the Blitz.

Funny how they didn't menti... (Below threshold)
cirby:

Funny how they didn't mention that a lot of the anger in the Middle East is caused by the capricious rewriting of (and flat-out creation of) national boundaries in that area.

Look back at some of the biggest complaining points by the Islamists, and you find a British hand drawing the lines and pushing the buttons in most of the base causes of those points. Churchill's actions towards the pieces of the former Ottoman Empire were, well, just stupid, and set the stage for most of the real problems we see there right now.

Posted by LCVRWC | Septembe... (Below threshold)
yo:

Posted by LCVRWC | September 11, 2007 2:05 PM

I'd mentioned that in my complaint. I'd asked if American troop presence in Saudi Arabia was the the reason behind the 7/7 attacks, as well.

<a href="http://biased-bbc.... (Below threshold)
dave t:

http://biased-bbc.blogspot.com is currently discussing the regular bias and omission of truth that form a staple part of the Baghdad Broadcasting Corporation. Increasing numbers of Brits are getting very angry with the Beeb so please don't think they represent the UK - they do not and have not done so for years.

Thanks, dave t. It's easy ... (Below threshold)

Thanks, dave t. It's easy for those of us far away to see one side of it and think it reflects the whole.

"Al-Qaeda hopes its attacks... (Below threshold)

"Al-Qaeda hopes its attacks will make Western countries treat Muslims differently in areas like the Middle East, the Balkans and Chechnya ."

How can something be true and yet such a profound lie?

Treat Muslims differently? Well... yeah.

This is why I automatically thought in terms of education. We *do* these things to our children, too. If it's not something they can understand, making it too simple is a *lie*. Treat them differently? Egad.

If I had to explain it in small words it would be that Al Qaida (primarily) wants to have political and religious dominance in Islamic areas and they can't do that unless the influence of the West is removed.

In the places they take over they make rules that people have to follow. Girls can't go to school. Women can't sit on chairs or eat bananas. Men and women holding hands might be killed.

But in order for the West not to have influence in my *children's* global worldview, the one they take for granted with culture and music and friends from all over the planet as part of their lives, the West has to be destroyed or converted.

Okay, I didn't use small words, but I never have used small words with my kids.

Just another shining exampl... (Below threshold)
BillyBob:

Just another shining example how Britain (I can no longer call it Great Britain) is heading further down the muslim shit hole with their heads in the sand and their asses in the air ready to push back.

England is over run with rampant radical muslims and they act like nothing has happened. Most of them on are on welfare, so the few Anglos paying taxes out the yingyang are supporting these bastards.

England is finished and their own media and government assisted the invasion and demise of British culture. What a shame.

The good news is that it is an island.

Lovely.Especially ... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Lovely.

Especially lovely when you consider the history of problems in the Middle East, that could possibly be attributed to the West, primarily are from England's intervention and the subsequent "no-win" situations that the US inherited.

Must have a bunch of Muslim... (Below threshold)
G Braden:

Must have a bunch of Muslims working in CBBC. I understand that It is all according to the plan, subtle takeover by the entrenched Muslim population.

Just remember the BBC is on... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Just remember the BBC is one step ahead of the NYSlimes in the march off a cliff.

"Widely thought" to be behi... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

"Widely thought" to be behind the attacks? WTF!?!!

Ah, your (meaning UK televi... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Ah, your (meaning UK television viewers) £180/yr licence at work.

And, it's not like you can opt out of BBC and just watch the other stations without paying the tax...er, fee.

Just remember this, folks, the next time you see a stupid commercial on television, and pine for a television scheme like ol' Limey.

(I miss my old ITV stations...TSW, ah...)

10.03am US time (3.03pm ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

10.03am US time (3.03pm UK time)
A fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field.

Yes, and two planes just took a wrong turn at Brooklyn, um, Alburquerque...

Funny how they didn't me... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Funny how they didn't mention that a lot of the anger in the Middle East is caused by the capricious rewriting of (and flat-out creation of) national boundaries in that area.

Yes, funny that.

Increasing numbers of B... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Increasing numbers of Brits are getting very angry with the Beeb so please don't think they represent the UK - they do not and have not done so for years.

Yes, they can whinge all they want, but the only way they are going to make a significant impact is to en masse drop their licences and stop watching their telly, and drive TVL bonkers driving all over the country...

Sadly I am not surprised by... (Below threshold)
Jack:

Sadly I am not surprised by this at all.




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