Commander of the IS – Afghanistan was killed in a drone strike on Friday. As it was a blow to the Islamic State – IS, major news websites, TV channels, newspapers featured it as top story.
But many posted the story with wrong featured-image. The name of the IS commander was “Hafiz Saeed Khan” and the story on major news website went online with the featured image of Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed, the head of the Jama’at-ud-Dawah. – which was a big editorial blunder by such big names as The Independent, Telegraph, France 24 and others, maybe.
The Jama’at ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed is known as “terrorist” on wikipedia and governments like Inida, U.S and many others also enlisted him as terrorist. Therefore “Hafiz Saeed” is a well known name.
As the news of killing of the Haifz Saeed Khan, the ISIS commander happened, editors searched for the picture of Hafiz Saeed and post it immediately.
— Raza Dotani (@rdotani) July 11, 2015
I can’t believe it, how can The Independent, The Telegraph and others can make such big blunders. Unbelievable.