Envoy decries BBC Persian’s failure to label terror attack

March 16, 2019 - 21:42

TEHRAN – Iranian ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has strongly criticized the Persian service of the BBC for refusing to call the New Zealand shootings “terrorist attacks”.

In their view there is only one criterion for describing an attack as a “terrorist” one, and those are the ones carried out against the UK, Baeidinejad tweeted on Friday.

“Hence, a knife attack in London is called a terrorist [attack], but the massacre in New Zealand is just an attack,” he added.

In another tweet, the ambassador said, “Darkest day in modern New Zealand and a sad day for Muslims: scores of Muslims massacred as victims of extremism and Islamophobia in two mosques.”


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