Why Would the BBC Scrub ‘Ali’ From Munich Shooter’s Name?

Ths snowflakes at the BBC have taken the concept of “Don’t be beastly to the Muslim” to a whole new level.

In all articles, TV news shows, and on social media, all references to the Munich shooter’s first name — “Ali” — have been scrubbed. Instead, Ali David Sonboly is reported as simply “David Sonboly.”

  • Alain

    They saw that it worked in Canada years ago, so the expression ‘only in Canada’ does not apply.

  • ontario john

    So lets see. He is a muslim who shouted God is Great in Arabic while shooting children. He planned the attack for a year, and he managed to buy a highly restricted firearm. But he is just a mentally ill, angry young man.

  • Dana Garcia

    Sonboly killed himself. His sensitive feelings don’t need protecting in his current state.

    Obviously the authorities are being the PC police to support enemy Islam.

    • They covered up sexual assaults in Cologne. This is no different.

    • robins111

      And here I was sure the Star would start whining about bullying

  • marty_p
    • Ron MacDonald

      The Star removed its comments sections so readers can’t complain about it.

      • Rosenmops


    • ontario john

      And please follow the Star’s orders to only use the word Daesh when terrorism occurs, so as not to infer that islam is involved.

    • Clausewitz

      Name one MSM outlet that actually called the Montreal Polytec killer by his real name. Same thing, just a different year.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        It took me years to find that out.

  • This has nothing to do with Islam.

    Now let us have no more talk about this bizarre cover-up.

  • Jim Horne

    You can say it is political correctness, you can say it is self-censorship or you call it by its proper name;


  • caliroxanne

    First rule of mainstream media: It has nothing to do with Islam!!!
    Second rule of mainstream media: If it has something to do with Islam, SEE FIRST RULE!

  • tom_billesley

    Walid Shoebat:
    The Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup. The Munich Shooter’s Facebook Including His Family Background Shows He Is NOT Iranian But A Syrian Islamist Pro Turkey

  • Hard Little Machine

    Because the BBC is hoping its readers whisper to each other he was a Jew.

  • Sadly, the once noble BBC has been a trashy Left-wing propaganda rag for years. I, an ex-Brit living in NZ, would not believe a single word it spouts.

    Even Top Gear was destroyed by its hatred for all things middle-class and ex-public school, particularly if, like Jeremy Clarkson, it is capable of speaking the Queen’s English and has the guts and the wit to make fun of socialist pomposity. The TV licence paying public should have sued it for incompetence and loss of earnings.