The Crucifixion of Bana Alabed

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After I and others wrote about Mahmoud Halyaf who, having been born without arms, lost his legs to a terrorist mine,  I was approached by someone from the Global Media Department of a US university department, who wanted to be put in touch with the family – perhaps they could help him.  I spoke to his doctor, Nabil Antaki, who wanted to know more details , as medical staff were unwilling to allow the boy to be exploited.  After conveying this back to the inquirer, no more was heard.

Dr Antaki’s attitude stands in sharp contrast to the corporate media, and to regime-change seeking NGOs such as Amnesty, who see children first and foremost as objects to be used and manipulated.  A primary example is Omran Daqneesh, the boy on the orange chair, who was coldbloodedly chosen to be the face of a media campaign highlighting the trauma of…

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