Hey AP! Where's The Stinking Proof You Reported… 3 Weeks Ago?
This news today does not look very good for the Associated Press at all!
Michelle Malkin heard back from two sources and this is what she found out about Jamil/Jumail Hussein:
According to two CPATT officials–one in the U.S, one in Iraq–there is no one named “Jamil Hussein” working now or ever at either at the Yarmouk or al Khadra police stations. That is what they have said along and nothing has changed.
The Baghdad-based CPATT officer says there is no “Sgt. Jamil Hussein” at Yarmouk, which contradicts what Marc Danziger’s contacts found. I have another military source on the ground who works with the Iraqi Army (separate and apart from the CPATT sources) and is checking into whether anyone named “Jamil Hussein” has ever worked at Yarmouk.
There is only one police officer whose first name is “Jamil” currently working at the Khadra station, according to my CPATT sources.
His name is Jamil Ghdaab Gulaim (alternate spelling per CPATT is “Ghulaim.”)
See-Dubya at Junkyard Blog has a map posted of the many Baghdad locations where the AP has used “Captain Jamil Hussein” as their source.
In an earlier report, when questioned about this story the AP claimed they had pictures of the mosque where the torching incident supposedly occurred:
Images taken later that day and again this week show a burned mosque and graffiti that says “blood wanted,” similar to that found on the homes of Iraqis driven out of neighborhoods where they are a minority.
But, where are they?
The MNF-Iraq forces scoured the Hurriya neighborhood in Iraq where the incident supposedly occurred immediately after the AP report and found that:
Contrary to recent media reporting that four mosques were burned in Hurriya, an Iraqi Army patrol investigating the area found only one mosque had been burned in the neighborhood…
The (Al-Nidaa) mosque sustained smoke and fire damage in the entry way but was not destroyed.
An alleged attack on a fourth mosque remains unconfirmed. The patrol was also unable to confirm media reports that six Sunni civilians were allegedly dragged out of Friday prayers and burned to death. Neither Baghdad police nor Coalition forces have reports of any such incident.
The Hurriya mosque near the Al Nidaa mosque came under attack in February of 2006 and photos were immediately released of the damages.
But, there have been no images released from the AP’s “6 Sunni” attacks.
Iraqi soldiers, on top of their armored vehicle, guard al-Nidaa Sunni mosque in Baghdad, 28 February 2006. (AFP)
The AP would make this a lot easier for themselves if they would release all of the photos from their investigation… or maybe just one or two of them.
They promised images.
Where are they?
Powerline notes that “61 times” the AP used Jamil Hussein as a source for one of their stories on Iraqi violence.
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