The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

The Fake News Media's Ongoing Misrepresentation of Khashoggi's Connection to America

The media runs two types of stories

1. Lies

2. Huge lies

Its stories about Jamal Khashoggi, an old Islamist friend of Osama bin Laden’s, fall into that second category. It’s not just that the media falsely claims that Khashoggi was a liberal, a defender of the free press and a moderate.

All of those lies are easily disproven by studying his own writings.

But there’s a key question, one that the demand for a US response to his death hinges on. Beyond occasionally writing for the Washington Post’s treason central, what connection did he have to America?

In an article about Lindsay Graham and Susan Collins being their usual selves, The Hill mentions that, “Khashoggi was a U.S.-based writer who often spoke out against the Saudi regime.”

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi who had to leave his country due to its liberalization and break with the Muslim Brotherhood. Was he U.S. based? Depends on how you define that. Khasoggi’s extensive relationship with Islamic terrorists should have kept him out of the country entirely, but he was able to receive a temporary visa.

Mohamad Soltan, an Egyptian-American activist who sees Khashoggi regularly in Washington, told Reuters that Khashoggi was in the United States on an O-visa, a temporary residency visa awarded to foreigners “who possess extraordinary ability” in the sciences, arts, education, and other fields and are recognized internationally, and had applied for permanent residency status.

If this is correct, then Khashoggi was a Saudi who died in Turkey, and had a temporary residency visa.

In short, he was not an American in any sense of the word.