Lies And Spin in Munich

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According to the press, Munich mass shooter Ali Sonboly was ‘inspired’ by Norwegian far-right killer, Andreas Breivik.

In fact, they suggest the link is so strong, that it warrants Breivik’s name in the headline and a picture of him below that of Ali Sonboly. Here’s a good example from a relatively sober publication:

Munich shooting: Teenage killer Ali Sonboly ‘inspired by far-right terrorist Anders Breivik’ and ‘used Facebook offer of free McDonald’s food to lure victims’ Read More

However, when you do read on looking for the links, they are nonexistent and appear to be based solely on suggestion. Even the police, it would appear, have no connection beyond Friday being the anniversary of the Breivik massacre.

Learning to read articles in this way is simple Semiotics: How words are used – what they actually say and what are they merely suggesting.

For example:

In a raid on his family apartment in an affluent suburb of Munich, police discovered extremist material linked to mass shootings, including the attack by Anders Behring Breivik, the white supremacist who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011.

O.k. So he clearly had an unhealthy interest in mass shooters, including Breivik, and collected material on them.

The massacre in Munich took place on the fifth anniversary of the Norway attacks and Sonboly had recently changed a profile picture on an online messaging service to one of Breivik.

Again, in keeping with the mass shooting obsession, nowhere does it identify a right wing motive for the attack – literature, declaration etc? Unlike the endless catalogue of Islamist murderers, who document their motivation very clearly, this is trial by mere suggestion.

Here’s another piece of misleading reporting:

Further footage emerged of him on the shopping centre’s rooftop car park, shouting “I am German” after a man challenged him.

In reality, Sonboly had shouted “I am German” in reply to the man shouting “Fucking foreigners” Read More

Just to make things more interesting, CNN originally reported eye-witnesses claiming that the shooter had shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he began shooting.

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Witnesses of the rampage, one of whom told CNN that the gunman shouted Allahu Akbar – “God is great” – while firing his Glock into a crowd of people near a McDonald’s restaurant. Pressed on this point, Munich’s Chief of Police, Hubertus Andrae was dismissive. “Even if he would have said this, it would not automatically indicate anything,” he told me. “Not everyone who uses this saying, which is now famous around the world, is automatically linked to ISIS.” Read More

In the most recent reports, suggestions are that these killings were the action of someone who had a serious rage towards his pier group.

However, there are also claims that Sonboly was a German Turk, not Iranian, and that his Facebook profile reflected a more pro-Erdogan Islamist identity. Read More

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And Breibart U.K accused the BBC of attempting to “to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident.”

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has corrected its coverage of Munich killer Ali David Sonbaly following a Breitbart London expose of how the global media giant was attempting to hide the murderers Muslim name. Read More

This incident looks increasingly like what Americans would call a ‘school shooting’ – years of bullying followed by murderous retribution upon those groups identified as responsible.

The fact that the media have spun this dry and tried to hang it on everyone from Andreas Breivik to Brexit, whilst repeatedly dragging their feet on identifying the clearly explicit motives of Islamist murderers, should serve to illustrate what the agenda is and where their loyalties lie.

We are now at the stage where they are desperately trying to make quite understandable events and political momentum fit their ideologically impaired world view.

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