ON SECOND THOUGHTS, PANIC

BBC producer Nasreen Suleaman failed to give police information that would have helped track down bomb-happy London jihadists, a court hears:

Miss Suleaman admitted that she had spoken to [convicted terrorwad Mohammed Hamid] in the days following the July 21 attacks and found out he knew the wanted men.

She said she thought he was scared the fugitives might try to call him but did not contact the police because she felt under “no obligation” to do so.

Miss Suleaman claimed she told BBC managers of the situation but no one passed on the information to the authorities.

The documentary Suleaman produced, featuring Mohammed Hamid and screened just one month before bomb attacks in July 2005, was titled Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic.

(Via S.E.B)

UPDATE. Suggested title for Suleaman’s next documentary: It Isn’t Up to Me, I’m From the BBC.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/27/2008 at 11:07 AM
    1. Since such journos feel completely free of any duty as citizens, they should be denied any rights and or protections afforded to citizens.

      Let them live outside of and without recourse to the protections of the same protections they so love to abuse.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 27 at 11:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Posting while enraged… good for the production of grammar even goofier than usual.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 27 at 11:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. So I suppose now the upcoming sequel to “Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic” should be titled, “Run, I’m Islamic”.

      Posted by Bishop on 2008 02 27 at 11:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic …

      Izzat akin to: ‘this won’t hurt (me) a bit’ … s’OK, Doc, I’ll just cup your balls for a pain-o-meter, OK?

      Sequel:
      Spare me the polemic, you apologetic …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 27 at 11:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’d prefer My Last Days in the Tower of London. (Aired posthumously.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 02 27 at 11:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sounds like she’s a graduate of the Mike Wallace School of Totally Neutral Journalism (once, during a roundtable discussion, Wallace rather infamously stated that, if he were on an assignment with U.S. troops and had somehow gotten advance notice of an attack, he wouldn’t alert the very soldiers he was with).

      #1: I’m with you, Grimmy. If they insist on being “citizens of the world”, let them take their complaints to the U.N.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 27 at 12:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here’s an article from Times Online, datelined December 5 of last year:

      Nasreen Suleaman, a researcher on the programme, told the court that Mr Hamid, 50, contacted her after the July 2005 attack and told her of his association with the bombers. But she said that she felt no obligation to contact the police with this information. Ms Suleaman said that she informed senior BBC managers but was not told to contact the police.

      Old news?

      Posted by We apologise for the inconvenience. on 2008 02 27 at 12:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. O/T: Bill buckley has died.  RIP

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 27 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Moral blindness, or tacit collaboration?

      Does it matter?

      Posted by bovious on 2008 02 27 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t Prod Me, I’m Jihadi

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2008 02 27 at 12:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just to indulge my curiousity, I googled ‘Nasreen Suleaman’ and found this nuttiness:

      In a radical departure from her staple fare, Suleaman has also contributed to the ongoing and entirely baseless demonisation of the 21st century’s new Jews, Muslims, while superficially appearing to do the exact opposite. Prior to Biography of Bomber, Suleaman worked on a BBC television documentary called “Don’t Panic I’m Islamic”, which was shown in June 2005, a month before the Islamic panic began to be manufactured from thin air in earnest. The documentary featured none other than Mohammed Hamid, the man who jokingly referred to himself as Usama bin London.

      Posted by We apologise for the inconvenience. on 2008 02 27 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Once again that brilliant comment here of a parody Grauniad headline from a few years ago holds

      “Muslims fear reprisals from tomorrow’s attacks”

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 02 27 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

      Those who do nothing about sin and evil, help the sin and evil to prevail. One who is silent when there are those around him in sin becomes a partaker with them (Eph. 5:7).

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 27 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13 rebecca: Reminds me of a funny take-off on that phrase that I read somewhere years ago: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that Congress do something.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 27 at 01:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #14, That too, Paco.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 27 at 01:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #14 “I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.” – Ronald Reagan

      Posted by We apologise for the inconvenience. on 2008 02 27 at 01:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. If the van’s tick-tockin’, don’t bother knockin’ …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 27 at 01:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Darndest thing…if I knew some mad bomber here in Iraq was going to attack some British journo, I’d still do something to stop ‘em.  What say you, Ms. Suleaman?

      Posted by Major John on 2008 02 27 at 02:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. She said she thought he was scared the fugitives might try to call him but did not contact the police because she felt under “no obligation” to do so.

      Guess we won’t be under any “obligation” to send the paramedic when she gets hurt by the terrorists.

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 02 27 at 02:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. I can hear her theme song now.

      Call me irresponsible
      Call me unreliable…

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 27 at 02:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Then surely the BBC wont mind if its ratepayers dont fund it because they dont feel “obliged”.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 02 27 at 03:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. If they insist on being “citizens of the world”, let them take their complaints to the U.N.

      And they can move to Antarctica as well.  Or maybe Switzerland.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 27 at 04:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #14 “I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.” – Ronald Reagan

      #16 Adding earmarks for the brick-making industry, undoubtedly.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 02 27 at 04:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy: Careful with that PWI (Posting While Incensed)!

      Posted by Nicholas on 2008 02 27 at 05:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #1, Grimmy.

      Since such journos feel completely free of any duty as citizens, they should be denied any rights and or protections afforded to citizens.

      Yet you’ll notice that journos are the first to whinge when they barge into the middle of a conflict or a stand-off and they cop a bullet or two. Innocent bystanders might also be wounded or killed but somehow their safety is paramount.

      Somehow they think “the public’s right to know” overrides normal behaviour, even when it endangers others.

      The BBC journo should be further investigated and perhaps brought before a tribunal, even if that provides fodder for another BBC wank.

      Posted by ann j on 2008 02 27 at 06:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. ann j:

      These retards believe their godly status of mighty mighty news hounds transcends the measly laws of physics and anything relating to cause and effect at a human level.

      Like that total jerkoff of a Brit reporter that thought it’d be fun to ride with an attack column of Iraqi technicals (civilian trucks with heavy weapons mounted in back) in a truck of the same make and color as the Iraqis…. he’s dead of course.

      Brits had a big trial, of course. Found the Americans guilty, of course.

      Or that Spanish moron who thought it’d be fun to point a shoulder mounted camera at some tanks that had just spent the last 3 weeks with maybe an hour per 24 for sleep on average, and had just finished a long run down a highway with loads of Iraqi tards firing loads of shoulder launched anti tank rockets at them.

      He’s dead of course. The Spanish tards had a trial of course. Americans are guilty, of course.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 02 27 at 08:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13

      All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

      It is one thing to do nothing, it is another to deliberately protect the bombers from being caught. That is aiding and abetting a crime.  Suleaman should be charged as a terrorist

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 02 27 at 08:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy
      A friend of mines missus’ dad once shot a BBC reporter in Northern Ireland. His patrol was taking fire and they were going for cover when a nob ran around the corner with his microphone extended, right in front of him.I dont think the reporter had much of a chance to ask any questions before he absorbed a couple of rounds of “local colour”.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 02 27 at 08:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3, No it’ll be

      “Sudden Death for You – I’m Islamic”

      Posted by carpefraise on 2008 02 28 at 02:25 AM • permalink

 

  1. Someone should just shoot this silly bint and blame it on the ROP.

    If the VRWC can orchestrate 9/11, surely offing one stupid BBC reporter and hanging the blame on Osama’s ilk would be a trifle.

    Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 02 28 at 02:48 AM • permalink