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Kidnapped Syrian Blogger HOAX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:28 am
by IndispensablePeaGuy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWPNkW5RWQg

Looks like this blogger isn't being molested by sweaty Syrian police after all. The blogger used an identity of some Croatian bint and posed as her.

Gotta say, as a troll I'm very impressed this has all gone worldwide. (And Paxman is still a smarmy prick as usual.)

Re: Kidnapped Syrian Blogger HOAX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:35 am
by IndispensablePeaGuy
"Although it remains possible that the blog's author was indeed detained, and has been writing a factual, not fictional, account of recent events in Syria, readers should be aware that the one person who has identified herself — to The Times, the BBC and Al Jazeera — as a personal friend of the blogger, Sandra Bagaria, has now clarified that she has never actually met the author of the Gay Girl in Damascus blog.Ms. Bagaria told [The New York Times] that she had also never conversed with Ms. Arraf face to face via Skype, but had conducted an online relationship with her since January entirely through Internet communications in writing, including more than 500 e-mails."

LOL this is obviously fake.