Evolving AP Goes From "4 Torched Mosques & Several Homes- 24 Dead" to "1 Burnt Doorway- 6 Dead"
Update: Flopping Aces has this big news on the AP’s Jamil Hussein story:
Brig. Abdul-Karim Khalaf never acknowledged that there was a Capt. Jamil Hussein assigned to the Khadra station, he confirmed to the AP that there was a Capt. Jamil Ghdaab Gulaim assigned there. Apparently he is the source for the AP even though he still, to this day (according to Bill Costlow), denies being the source.
Do you suppose the New York Times will publish this?
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The evolving AP in their 6 Torched Sunni story went from “4 torched mosques and several homes with 24 reported dead” to “one burnt doorway and Six torched Sunnis“.
And, The New York Times wonders why bloggers are not satisfied with the AP’s story?
And, of course, the nutty Left remains clueless.
Confederate Yankee asks the AP, “Where’s the video?”… He also has a map of the Hurriya neighborhood from 2003 with 4 mosques listed, however there are likely more than the four listed. The MNF-I inspected 4 Sunni mosques alone in the neighborhood after the 6 Sunni story. And, Confederate Yankee reports that the mosque mentioned in the original AP article was the Mustafa (Ahbab al-Mustafa) Mosque although this was later dropped from the AP reports.
Iraqi soldiers, on top of their armored vehicle, guard al-Nidaa Sunni mosque in Hurriya neighborhood of Baghdad, 28 February 2006. (AFP)
The Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-Iraq) investigated the Baghdad Hurriya neighborhood on Friday November 24, 2006, after reports that six Sunni civilians were allegedly dragged out of Friday prayers and burned alive in the street. The Iraqi and American forces investigated four Sunni mosques in the mixed neighborhood and did not find any damage to the mosques except for a firebomb thrown at the door of the Al-Nidaa mosque.
More on the 6 Torched Sunnis… Please note that the backup to Jamil Hussein, Imad al-Din al-Hashemi is described as a University professor, foreign pediatrician, and a Hurriya elder depending on the article.
And… Imad al-Din al-Hashemi also reported incorrectly that there were rocket-propelled grenade attacks on four mosques.
And, after six weeks the AP has not released the video footage they say they collected nor have they released any photos from the scene along.
And, some people can’t seem to understand what all of the fuss is about!
See-Dubya at Michelle Malkin has more Jamil today.