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Reporter confuses Star Wars' Rebel Alliance with al-Qaeda

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  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull Contributing Member

    Jun 18, 2003
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    Spanish news reporter gets his Jedi and jihadis mixed up...


    A Spanish news reporter got his Jedi and jihadis mixed up during TVE’s morning news show La Mañana on Monday, pointing to a symbol that belonged not to a militant organisation but Disney.

    Jota Abril was discussing France’s missile strikes on the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, when the erroneous logo came up on the screen behind him.

    “[Raqqa] was one of the first cities taken in 2013 by terrorist groups, but terrorist groups from al-Qaeda,” he said, pointing to it.

    The logo in fact belongs to the Rebel Alliance though, the interstellar faction responsible for destroying the Death Star.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spanish state broadcaster TVE used Star Wars Rebel Alliance logo for Al Qaeda this morning.
    <a href="https://t.co/7k7v0kqfTR">https://t.co/7k7v0kqfTR</a> <a href="https://t.co/709MBvaZFk">pic.twitter.com/709MBvaZFk</a></p>&mdash; Matthew Bennett (@matthewbennett) <a href="https://twitter.com/matthewbennett/status/666371239238311936">November 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    #1 Xerobull, Dec 2, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
  2. Johndoe804

    Johndoe804 Member

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    Lmao. Pretty funny!

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