JOBOB: BBC reporter resigns over network's refusal to call Hamas terrorists

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  • 10/15/2023

BBC reporter Noah Abrahams has recently announced his resignation from the network following its refusal to categorize Hamas as a terrorist group.

The 22-year-old sports reporter posted on X that he will no longer work for or represent the BBC. Abrahams cited the fact that the BBC has implemented a policy not to call Hamas terrorists, and he later made an appearance on TalkTV to explain his decision.

“I have morals, and I stick by them,” Abrahams explained on TalkTV. “I think the words justified and unjustified have been thrown around a lot since the weekend. I think the BBC’s refusal to use the correct terminology is unjustified. Words are quite literally fundamental to the English language. They have [an] impact on how we think, how we react, how we act. They have influence. The phrase freedom fighter distracts from the terrorism.”

Abrahams, who is Jewish, revealed that the current situation has created fear within the British Jewish community. He shared his own fears, explaining, “British Jews are terrified, and so am I. And I’ve just made a really monumental career and life decision. So as with everyone I’m going through a hard time at the moment.”

Just two days ago, veteran BBC correspondent John Simpson authored an article titled “Why BBC Doesn’t Call Hamas Militants Terrorists.” In the article, Simpson defended the BBC’s position, asserting that the term “terrorism” is a “loaded word.” He argued that the audience should be allowed to “make up their own minds” about whether or not Hamas qualifies as a terrorist organization.

There should be no question that Hamas is clearly a terrorist organization. The group’s charter openly calls for the obliteration of Israel, and its leaders have publicly endorsed violence against Jews for decades. Recent events, including the door-to-door slaughtering of innocent Israeli families, have only further legitimized the characterization of Hamas being a terrorist group.

Abrahams’ resignation from the BBC underscores the importance of standing for truth. If we refuse to look evil in the eye and call it out, then we become complicit in the atrocities that unfold.

This piece first appeared at TPUSA.

Image: Title: Noah Abrahams


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