Al-Jazeera news deceptively shows Al-Qaeda terrorist as a “Saudi Blogger”, deletes the video upon backlash

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Doha — Qatar’s infamous Al-Jazeera news channel published a video and later deleted it, which deceptively showed a terrorist of Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front as a “Saudi blogger” who lambasted entertainment activities in Saudi Arabia. Al-Jazeera received a heavy backlash from Twitteratis for the shady behavior.

Al-Jazeera published a video in a now-deleted tweet, which showed Musleh al-Olyani, a terrorist of al-Nusra Front in Syria aka Jabhat al-Nusra. He was shown as blabbing against Saudi Arabia that, “Imagine pious pilgrims [of Hajj] coming to Saudi Arabia after raising money in order to come to Jeddah, only to find the Statue of Liberty there.”

Al-Olyani was wearing Ihram, which is worn by Muslim pilgrims for Hajj and Umrah.

A Twitter user, Al-Shammeri said, “Aljazeera Network Published a video targeting Saudi people. The video is anti-social reforms which the Kingdom implemented in recent years. The message is delivered by a known terrorist who supported extremist groups in Syria. AJ spreading extreme ideology.”

Another Twitter user, @Abunass3r, called on Twitter and YouTube to remove al-Olyani’s content from their platforms, both of which he uses to publish his videos.

“I want to bring to your attention the fact that an honest to God, Alqaida member is using your platform to spread propaganda under the guise of social commentary. I want to reiterate: AN ALQAIDA MEMBER.”

Abdullah al-Bander tweeted: “Al Jazeera TV broadcast a video of the terrorist Musleh al-Olyani who is fighting in Syria and Iraq, and labeled him as a “blogger” to criticize Saudi Arabia during the Hajj season, but then discovered that the video will get them in trouble because it proves they support terrorism – so they quickly deleted it.”

In previous videos, al-Olyani is seen advocating al-Nusra Front’s activities. “Every time [the enemies of Islam] are closer to their graveyards [their death], we [the fighters] get closer to God,” he said in one of the videos.

It’s not the first time, Qatari misinformation campaign against Saudi Arabia has struck, there has been continuous smearing campaigns against Saudi Arabia in order to create mistrust in the eyes of Saudi citizens against the Saudi authorities.