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Who Is Al Qaeda’s Insider At The BBC?

by | 27th, April 2011

WHO is the BBC employee who may be part of an Al-Qaeda propaganda media network ”? The Daily Telegraph has got its hands on  WikiLeaks files that suggest Al Qaeda might have an insider at the BBC World Service.

The US military has seized a number of phone books and phones from jihadis that contain the number of a line at the BBC.

What can it mean?

When the BBC reporter Alan Johnson was abducted by Gaza Islamists in 2007, Fayad Abu Shamala was allowed to help with his release. Shamala was employed by the BBC. Shamal was also a member of Hamas.

Martin Walker told us:

There was the disturbing case of Fayad Abu Shamala, the BBC Arabic Service correspondent, who addressed a Hamas rally on May 6, 2001, and was recorded declaring that journalists in Gaza, apparently including the BBC, were “waging the campaign shoulder to shoulder together with the Palestinian people”. Pressed for an explanation, the subsequent BBC statement said: “Fayad’s remarks were made in a private capacity. His reports have always matched the best standards of balance required by the BBC.”

Here’s the leaked  information:

A detainee assessment, dated 21 April 2007, states: “The London, United Kingdom (UK), phone number 0044 207 XXX XXXX was discovered in numerous seized phone books and phones

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