The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

Editor of Osama bin Laden Pal to Appear at Times Square Ball Drop

New York City’s political elites would like to remind you that they have not only completely lost touch with the events of September 11, but will do everything possible to celebrate Islamic terrorism using an iconic New York moment.

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s editor at The Washington Post Karen Attiah will be one of several guests in Times Square New Year’s Eve as the ball drop event celebrates press freedom. 

Jamal Khashoggi’s journalism consisted of serving as a Jihadist propagandist in Afghanistan, glamorizing Osama bin Laden, whose death he mourne on Twitter, followed by a stint of pushing Qatari propaganda in the pages of the Washington Post.

Here’s a reminder of his thoughts on September 11.

Americans want unconditional condemnation of the horrible attacks that happened in their skies and on their land. They also want total cooperation in their fight against terror according to their own definition of what terrorism is and exactly who the terrorists are. But Saudi Arabia will not give in to such demands.

Saudis tend to link the ugliness of what happened in New York and Washington with what has happened and continues to happen in Palestine. It is time that the United States comes to understand the effect of its foreign policy and the consequences of that policy. But unfortunately such rationalisation is still not part of the American reality.

This is what the Times Square bigwigs have decided to endorse.

In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden.

“We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”

The friendship endured with Jamal Khashoggi following Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. Khashoggi credited Adel Batterjee, listed at one time as one of “the world’s foremost terrorist financiers” by the Treasury Department, with bringing him to Afghanistan to report on the fighting. 

Why not just parade Osama bin Laden’s corpse through Times Square and have done with it?