BS-ometer hits the jackpot on story of naive Iraqi teen who made that quixotic trip to Iraq
Northeast Intelligence Network exposes the true background of the Hassan family and the not-so-innocent trip of their 16-year-old son Farris to Iraq. Shades of Berhooz in "24" -- this family is a dead ringer for that family.
Check out dad's ties to one of those phony Middle East "charities", check out dad's use of an alias, how about Farris (aka Behrooz) Hassan's meetings with Hezbollay in Beirut. A regular little journalism struck innocent youth -- ya! Funny that all those star struck reporters and reporterettes didn't dig up this information. Instead, as usual, the blogosphere digs up the truth.
Northeast Intelligence Network - News
18 January 2006: Farris HASSAN, the 16-year-old Pine Crest student from Fort Lauderdale who left the comforts of his $4 million family home on December 11 for Iraq, claimed that he made the trip to put his lessons of his “immersion journalism” class into practice, and selected Iraq out of humanitarian concerns for the Iraqi people. His story quickly caught the attention of the media, who portrayed this young man as adventurous but naive, and his worried parents clueless to his intentions until they received an e-mail from him when he was in Kuwait. Upon his return home, he would certainly face the consequences from his concerned parents, despite his ostensibly altruistic intentions.
With all of the reporters covering the story, however, it appears that no one did any research into the background of the Hassan family, or made any attempts to verify the young man’s story. If they had, they might have been compelled to ask some very basic – but extremely important questions.