Yesterday, we posted about a Telegraph op-ed by Bryony Gordon (Now they have come for families, July 16) on the Nice terror attack which erroneously suggested that the truck-ramming assault that claimed at least 84 lives (including 10 children) represented the first time in the West that jihadists targeted children.
As we noted, contrary to Gordon’s claim, Nice did not in fact represent a monstrous “first” in the West.
In 2012, three Jewish children (ages 3, 6 and 8) and one adult were brutally murdered by a jihadist named Mohammed Merah in an attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse.
Following our post, we tweeted Ms. Gordon, asking for a comment.
This morning, she responded in two tweets.
We responded thusly:
Thanks. We will note your reply in an update at our blog. Also, we agree, replies by some on Twitter are totally unacceptable
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) July 20, 2016