Guardian ignores Muslim Brotherhood Connection of Flotilla Members

Just Journalism just released a media analysis that accuses the Guardian, among others, of ignoring extremist elements aboard the Flotilla.

While the media has been keen to provide the perspective of some activists upon the boats, and to contrast their views with the video footage of Israeli commandos being attacked en masse, as of yet there has been very little background on some of the more controversial figures who were part of the flotilla.

For example, several senior figures from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood were present, as was a bishop who had already been convicted and imprisoned by Israel for weapons-smuggling. This continues the trend in the media to emphasise one element of the protesters, while ignoring the extremist links and dispositions of others, as documented by Just Journalism here.

Read the whole thing here.

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