Sunday, July 02, 2006

Sunday Times: 'undercover' in Beeston

Sunday Times
''Focus: Undercover on planet Beeston
Sunday Times reporter Ali Hussain spent six weeks in Beeston, where three of the 7/7 bombers came from. He found an enclosed community, rife with conspiracy theories''

''As I brought up 9/11, I was taken aback when he began to talk about a “western conspiracy against Muslims”. I had been in London on the day of the 2001 attacks and like everyone else had watched in amazement and horror as the twin towers fell. I had never doubted that Osama Bin Laden had inspired the atrocity and that Islamic terrorists had perpetrated it.
Jabbar doubted it. He told me the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy and that he had a DVD which proved it. So were the London bombings, he said. ''

And people wonder why I don't want the conspiraloons anywhere near the petition ( which they have infested) or the campaign for an independent inquiryinto 7/7? They're part of the problem. ''Truth-seekers'', my arse. Sorry, unusual amounts of swearing today. I have had 4 hours sleep.

Anyway, what's all this 'Planet Beeston'? Beeston is not another planet. There's been a spate of these articles recently, undercover Asian journos attempting to infiltrate the community where three of the bombers grew up. You can imagine the preceeding scenes. ''Jeremy? Rupert here. Yup, still in Beeston. Got probs, I'm afraid. The natives oop North aren't talking. We'll need to send someone else up here. Someone who's a bit more...brown.''

Yorkshire Ranter has a cracking fisking of one of the recent efforts, this time in the Guardian.


Blogger Dangerouslysubversivedad said...


These parts of Beeston ARE another planet. The sooner you start looking in the direction of its inhbitants rather than towards MI5 or 'Iraq' for all those answers you're after the sooner you might actually start getting them.

July 06, 2006 9:49 pm  

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