Khashoggi’s disappearance: Astonishment at false stories

October 08, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi

By Nader Al-Enizi

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — Many Turkish journalists and Qatari citizens criticized false stories being spread about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Qatari citizens openly criticized the false and fabricated media stories by the regime’s mouthpieces in Doha since the disappearance of Khashoggi in Istanbul.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which was also drumbeating falsehood related to Khashoggi’s disappearance, was exposed when the Saudi journalist’s family reaffirmed their confidence in the measures being taken by the Saudi government.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s lies were refuted when Khashoggi’s family rejected any move to exploit the case for any dubious political agenda.

Qatari national Yusuf Al-Khileifi tweeted that there was a crisis of confidence in the Qatari regime’s mouthpiece Al-Jazeera. The longer the crisis continues, the more biased Al-Jazeera gets, he said.

Another Qatari national Muhammad Al-Kawari expressed his anger, saying that reckless individual opinions have affected the credibility of the Qatari media.

A Qatari academic in Qatar University said some media persons who give lectures about journalistic ethics have been exposed to be the most reckless.

Turkish journalist Muhammad Kanabkali expressed astonishment at the claim by some media persons that Khashoggi has died. “Where did they get this information?,” he asked, adding, “We Turkish journalists know how hard it is to get information on simple issues. I am astonished that everyone is talking about having high-placed sources in Turkey.”

He said that everyone in the Turkish media knows that no high-placed sources are available to speak on this issue.

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