Al Jazeera Attempts to Whitewash Al-Qaeda’s Syrian Branch
The Al Jazeera news network has displayed surprising editorial standards in the past, facing multiple accusations of whitewashing the Syrian conflict. The network has now gone to new extremes, interviewing and promoting the leader of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s arm in the region, and a recognized terrorist organization.
29 May, 2015
"We are only here to accomplish one mission, to fight the regime and its agents on the ground, including Hezbollah and others," al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani told Al Jazeera as part of an exclusive."Our options are open when it comes to targeting the Americans if they will continue their attacks against us in Syria," Golani said. "Everyone has the right to defend themselves."
Al-Nusra Front 'Not Focused' on Attacking the West
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abu Mohammed al-Julani said al-Nusra Front was focused on toppling Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, and not on attacking the West