CNN Whitewashes Soccer-Playing Member of Palestinan Islamic Jihad

(Washington Free Beacon) Adam Kredo - A sympathetic CNN profile Thursday of Palestinian soccer player Mahmoud Sarsak neglected to mention that he is an admitted and active member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a violent Muslim group that carries out terror attacks against Israel. "The reporter makes a romantic figure out of someone with ties to Islamic Jihad," said Andrea Levin, director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). "Islamic Jihad is a terrorist group responsible for suicide bombings in nightclubs, restaurants, and supermarkets." CNN centered its story on Sarsak's unsuccessful attempts to convince the European Football Association (UEFA) to cancel its European Under-21 Championship, which is being hosted in Israel for the first time.

2013-06-07 00:00:00

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