This is the reason why the media is called the fake media by us in the alternative media and blogosphere, they’re more guilty than any of us for filing less than factual reports, and playing to a particular narrative. At least with us you know what you’re getting, with the media you get lies and damned lies, and no apology.
Aylan and his father’s REAL story: Abdullah Kurdi forced to deny being a smuggler after new questions emerge from picture that shook the world
The haunting image of little Aylan Kurdi’s body lying face down in the sand of a Turkish tourist beach seared itself in the world’s collective conscience and sparked an outpouring of sympathy for the refugees fleeing the bloodbath of war-torn Syria, left. Yet new evidence has emerged about Abdullah Kurdi and his family’s life in Turkey, centre, before embarking on the deadly trip. Mr Kurdi had moved his family into a home in Istanbul, rented by his sister in Canada, bottom right.
Fellow victims on board the vessel have said that Mr Kurdi was working with the people smugglers, an allegation he has denied. But before embarking on his journey, he was working in a sweat-shop for £5.50 a day, top right, supervising women making Islamic garments.
- Abdullah Kurdi was living and working in Istanbul before the sea crossing
- He and his family were renting a small house paid for by his sister
- Kurdi worked for £5.50 a day supervising women making Islamic garments
- A passenger on the doomed boat claims Kurdi was working with the gang
The haunting image of little Aylan Kurdi’s body lying face down in the sand of a Turkish tourist beach seared itself in the world’s collective conscience and sparked an outpouring of sympathy for therefugees fleeing the bloodbath of war-torn Syria.
The three-year-old’s unwitting legacy in the ten days since his drowning in the Aegean has been an unprecedented mass movement of tens of thousands of migrants towards Europe and joyful scenes of them being warmly welcomed to the ‘promised land’.
But as the emotion subsides, questions have begun to emerge not only about the status of many of the new arrivals in Europe but of the Kurdi family themselves.