BBC’s Mishal Husain Smirks As She Praises Hamas And Suggests Not Enough Israelis Have Died To Raise Concerns



 “In war, truth is the first casualty.” Aeschylus


Via The Commentator:


BBC News Anchor Mishal Husain lambasts Jerusalem Post correspondent in pro-Hamas rant
by Media Hawk
“You could argue couldn’t you, that Hamas was also stopping worse happening all of this period, because although there was rockets being fired – they weren’t the.. the big rockets that have caused damage in recent days, they were mostly home-made contraptions.”
By Mishal Husain’s logic, Hamas’s terrorist activity in firing rockets into Israel, they were ‘stopping worse happening’.
Watch this deplorable defence unfold as Husain interviews Gil Hoffmann, Chief Political Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post.
Husain argues, live on air, that the rockets being fired into Israel are irrelevant due to the fact that they have killed only ’20 people since 2005′. Even though the real figure is likely more than double that, Husain ignores the fact that these terrorist attacks are not specifically just designed to kill, but also to maim, destroy property, and generally bring insecurity and terror to the lives of the people of Israel.



Note than Husain is using the recent Economist casualty figures that Donnison used to mislead us in regard to casualty figures on either side….comparing Israeli casualties caused by rockets against Palestinian ones caused by Israeli military action….which misses out all those Israelis  killed by other means by Palestinians….over 1200 Israelis killed and 8000 injured in a decade….somewhat more than ’20’ that Husain peddles in order to mislead the viewer.

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48 Responses to BBC’s Mishal Husain Smirks As She Praises Hamas And Suggests Not Enough Israelis Have Died To Raise Concerns

  1. As I See It says:

    Mishal Husain: ‘We’re trying to bring this story to our audiences around the world’.

    The BBC : A lost cause if you’re looking for truth and balance on the subject of the Middle East. The BBC has effectively been sold to a pro-Islamicist constituency.


  2. Jemery Bowan says:

    Gaza is a lovely place full of kind people. If you’re stuck for a lift they’ll give you a ride on their mopeds. Albiet you’ll be savagely murdered first then you’re body will be towed behind them. Wish you were here x


  3. Ian Hills says:

    Herr Eichmann said the Poles would have killed more Jews if they had won the war because they are so antisemitic. “We only gassed 6”, he added before dropping down the hole..


  4. pounce says:

    bBC Mission statement
    To divert attention away from Islamic terrorism and to point the finger of blame at the victims.

    The bbC, we hates Jew


  5. Demon says:

    Jim Dandy, please explain how she manages to maintain her job in a genetically unbiased organisation, when she so brazenly breaks that part of the organisation’s charter.


    • Jim Dandy says:

      Why would I do that. It was an appalling one sided interview.


      • Demon says:

        Fair dos Jim.


      • johnnythefish says:

        Your job, Jim, should you choose to accept, is to find an equally appalling right wing interview.


      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        The real is: Why was it so one-sided? Just an off-the cuff question about the Body Count Narrative? Or is this the inherent attitude at the BBC? Much of their reporting on the situation is infused with this, as has been pointed out on this blog numerous times.


    • ET says:

      It’s her pretty face.


  6. johnnythefish says:

    Mishal Husain.

    Clue there, maybe.


  7. DP111 says:

    Mishal Husain? Hmm. Is she a Muslim?

    It would be difficult to find a Muslim who takes even a partially balance view of any conflict with non-Muslims. For a Muslim employed by the BBC, it would be a futile search.


  8. pounce says:

    I wonder how this woman would react if somebody thres stones at her windows day in day out for a week and see what she what she has to say. Of course using her logic if her husband comes out to say anything , the thug would be perfectly within his rights to utter allah ackba and beat up Mr Hussian and then play the victim card for hurting his fists.
    Pathetic journalism which is why only 1/3 of the population now trust the bbC and According to a YouGov survey in 2010, 60% regard the licence fee as poor value for money. (taken from the Economist)
    The bbC. the traitors in our midst,/b>


  9. George R says:

    INBBC’s Mishal Husain:

    – listed by ‘Guardian’ as one of the five most powerful Muslim women in U.K.-


    • Demon says:

      Are the Guardian being blatantly and overtly racist and sexist with this list?

      Don’t answer – it’s a rhetorical question.


  10. PhilO'TheWisp says:

    How much longer are the bbc twisters going to get away with this obscene parody of news broadcasting. There is a vested interest in everything they air.


  11. Earls Court says:

    One good point about her.
    She is a fit MILF.


    • pounce says:

      Syrian Airforce bombs playground kills 10 children.

      bBC: No outrage.

      The bBC, the traitors in our midst.


    • Demon says:

      You will go to h**l for a sinning statement like that. However, you are perfectly correct, very tasty as long as she keeps her spiteful opinions to herself.


      • Demon says:

        That was in reply to the sinning Mr. Court.


        • Earls Court says:

          Next time I pray to God I will ask for his forgiveness.
          This woman is an useful idiot for an organisation that would kill her if they could.


    • PhilO'TheWisp says:

      She’d look so much better in a burka. IMHO.


      • Demon says:

        No, I agree with Earls on this one. She is evil but she is attractive. However the people Earls refers to would be the ones to cover her up from head to toe, she would become a real Burper (©Carry on Up the Khaiber).


    • Cosmo says:

      Maybe from the back !


  12. As I See It says:

    Apropos of nothing much except the ridiculous lefty-ness of Twitter.

    Two comments Tweeted to Mishal Husain circa Super Storm Sandy….

    salman ‏@salman2979

    @MishalHusainBBC @alexdeakin then how come the most destructive ones are always named after girls. Too much of a coincidence

    imranq ‏@imranq

    @MishalHusainBBC wonder if any non-English names have ever been used !

    No wonder Beeboids are such inveterate left-wingers – this is the sort of comment they attract day in day out.


    • George R says:

      Would she want to name one of the storms on America by the Islamic name of Jihad?


    • Bob Nelson says:

      Non-English names like Katrina, for example? There are many others.


    • Glen Slagg says:

      Hurricane Andrew, Mishal sweetheart?
      But that was in redneck Florida, not liberal New York. Probably never heard of that one.


      • PhilO'TheWisp says:

        Wow, she is thick. The names alternate female/male since 1979. Last year they were


  13. The Marxist Defence of Murder says:

    I commented on this Mishal Husain interview several days ago on this site. It is one of the most shocking examples of cynical bias I have ever seen on the BBC; in fact, the whole premise that attempted murder is nothing to worry about until it comes to fruition is simply outrageous. She has well and truly nailed her colours to the mast with this disgraceful performance.


  14. Reed says:

    Stupid, hectoring imbecile.
    Dreadfully one-sided interview.
    Shallow exercise in point scoring, leaving the viewer uninformed.
    Piss poor ‘journalism’.

    Exactly what I’ve come to expect from the BBC.


  15. Invicta 1066 says:

    I stand to be corrected, it may have been another BBC female Asian newsreader, but was she involved in a kerfuffle and accused someone of racism at an airport a year or so ago? It was making a mountian out of a molehill, as per usual, can someone enlighten me?


  16. David Lamb says:

    Radio 4 news 8am this morning covered the exhumation of Arafat and stated that for the Pallies ‘it is an unacknowledged fact’ that he was murdered by the Israelis, although it was added that if the Israeli’s had done it they would have been assisted by one of Arafet’s close circle. So why bother with an exhumation and scientific inquiry when you have unacknowledged facts?


    • Jim Dandy says:

      I heard that. I thought the spirit of the comment was this was not a reasonable assumption. There was certainly no suggestion during the report that blaming Israel was a reasonable assumption


  17. Seek the Truth says:

    All the BBC coverage of the conflict so far has made me angry, but this has somehow made me even angrier; could the BBC and Mishal Husain sink any lower?

    I already know the answer; yes, they could, and they will.


  18. Dave s says:

    I no longer listen to any BBC interview on Israel. It is pointless. I have said it before. Israel should expel all BBC journalists . They will never change and are unrelentingly hostile to the existence of Israel however many ifs and buts they use in their proaganda for those who seek Israel’s destruction.
    Be under no illusion. The destruction of Israel is the end game for all those concerned in this propaganda war.


    • johnnythefish says:

      Arafat never wanted peace – Clinton’s Camp David farce proved that.

      Still,since then he died a very rich man and thousands more Palestinian lives have been lost.


  19. Sinniberg says:

    Wow, I am almost lost for words – this is one of the worst biased pro-Palestinian “interviews” I’ve seen. Mishal Husain certainly nailed her colours to the mast there and if it doesn’t break the BBC charter of impartiality then I don’t know what does.

    Perhaps she should be summoned to the Government Press Office hearing tomorrow…..


  20. Hazel says:

    Until I caught up with this interview on this invaluable Blog, I always thought Hussain was very bland, a weekend newsreader with no personality, just sat there looking immaculate and expressionless reading her autocue. Now she has revealed herself as someone with no knowledge of what terrorism sets out to do. Also as a highly unpleasant person with no feeling for the victims of terrorism.
    The rockets fired by Arabs from Gaza are fired to terrorise the Israeli population. It doesn’t matter how many die, the potential to die is always there, you don’t know where the rockets will land.
    Immediately after the 7/7 London Tube bombings you couldn’t get a taxi for love or money, people were scared shitless of travelling on the tube. The act of terrorism had worked, people were terrified. As a person obviously with some Muslim connections, Hussain should be especially aware of what Muslims did to Britain on that day.
    Like all other BBC interviewers when interviewing Israelis, she treated Hoffman with scorn and derision, no doubt egged on by her editor speaking into her ear microphone. I thought he was amazingly eloquent, calm and patient.
    Horrible woman, I’ll switch off in future when she’s reading the news, I tend to watch Sky anyhow.


    • wallygreeninker says:

      Some Muslim connections? Husain gained her first experience of journalism at the age of 18, spending three months as a city reporter in Islamabad at Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper The News. See her Indie article about a family holiday retracing the footsteps of her ten years of happy childhood in Dubai. Her account leaves you with the impression it’s still an idyllic place.
      “Although Mishal’s home is now London, most of her extended family lives in Pakistan, and she and her brother grew up in Abu Dhabi where her doctor father moved for professional reasons. “I was born in England and we moved to the Emirates when I was two,” says Mishal. She considers herself lucky to have spent those years in the Middle East. “It made my links with Pakistan stronger, because of the geographical factor,” she says. Apart from the fact that it was so close to family in Pakistan, she recalls that Abu Dhabi was also a wonderful place to grow up in because “in those days it was a more international, less materialistic place.””
      (the reference can all be found in the wiki article on her)


      • Reed says:

        “…Abu Dhabi was also a wonderful place to grow up in because “in those days it was a more international, less materialistic place.”

        Ahh, I see – before it became so horribly westernised.


    • johnnythefish says:

      The cowardly terrorist scum from Ireland didn’t have to explode many bombs in Britain to put the whole nation in fear.

      (The good old British stiff upper lip won out, of course.)


    • John Anderson says:

      I have disliked Mishal Hussain from the first times I saw her on BBC World, several years ago. Smirking, supercilious, arrogant. And biased to the core.


  21. wallygreeninker says:

    Round-up of media distortion concerning recent conflict bewwen Israel and Gaza, by a London-based Italian journalist, in which he BBC comes over as chief offender, at Jihadwatch: