Sunday, May 06, 2007

Al Jazeera Gets One Right?

There have been several wire stories posted about the sentencing of the Azeri journalists to prison for an article they wrote discussing Europe and Islam. But the text in the AlJazeera story is unique to their site. It's worded specifically to show the irony.

"Soon after the article appeared, an Iranian cleric - angered by its depiction of Islam as a violent religion - offered his house to anyone who killed the journalists, Reuters reported on Friday."

Thing is, the original Reuters story didn't quite make that connection. Only Al Jazeera.


By the way, the Reuters story about the Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Morteza Bani Fazl, goes back to November 2006. Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Fazel Lankarani issued a fatwa in English here. (HT to Volokh)


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