MSNBC Headlines Story Given to them by A Phony and a Liar:”Rami Abdelrahman” Does Not Exist According to the SOHR


by Scott Creighton/

MSNBC is headlining a story this morning about the Syrian government “slaughtering” families in Homs (Group: Militia ‘slaughtered’ 3 families in Syria’s Homs) Their entire story is based on information given to them by a fictitious person inside the fraudulent organization the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). According to MSNBC, the person who provided the details of this Assad government slaughter is “Rami Abdelrahman” of SOHR. The only problem is that Rami doesn’t exist. He never did exist. And the person writing under his name is a liar and a fraud and is making up bullshit stories. Who says that? The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that.

Here is the quote from MSNBC about the source for their headline this morning:

Militiamen loyal to President Bashar Assad stormed the homes of three unarmed families on the edges of opposition districts in the city of Homs, killing women and children,  the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters.

“The shabbiha (Assad’s militiamen) broke into three houses overnight and slaughtered a family of five — the father, wife and their three children, a family of seven in another house and a eight in a third,” dissident in exile Rami Abdelrahman, who heads the British-based Observatory, told the news service. MSNBC

Here’s what the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said about “Rami” on Jan. 17th 2012:

We would like to apologise for any confusion that you may be currently experiencing with regards to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

We would like to take this opportunity to give you some background information for your benefit.

Firstly, there is NO individual by the name of Rami Abdul RahmanThis is just an alias that was being used by all SOHR members and mainly by the founders of the SOHR when articles were being originally published. SOHR

“Rami Abdelrahman” = “Rami Abdel Rahman” = “Rami Abdul Rahman” = “NO individual

While the Arab League Observers mission was taking place, many of the members had noted that stories about atrocities that SOHR had reported to the press simply didn’t happen. They would get these reports via the complicit media (FOX, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, al Jazeera) all based on what “Rami” said from SOHR and since they were in Syria, they would run off to see all the carnage, only to find out that nothing really happened. So, in mid January, the SOHR concocted the story about Osama Ali Suleiman being “Rami” so he would lose credibility, and not them.

“We the undersigned express our deep condemnation of the unprofessional news, which does not meet the minimum ethics of Human Rights or honorable media activities that Mr. Osama Suleiman (Rami Abdul-Rahman) has been publishing about the Syrian Revolution for the following reasons…”

“Accordingly, we call for the necessity to stop all direct or indirect kinds of dealing with Mr. Osama Ali Suleiman (Rami Abdul-Rahman) as it may have a negative role in distorting the facts and the real situation in Syria…” SOHR

The SOHR had been exposed as being a fraud by the Arab League Observers mission and so they (he?) created the story of the loose cannon “Suleiman” to cover their asses.

While researching this story, I found a good video which explains this fraud.

If the cover story from the SOHR is to be believed, then there is still no-one by the name of “Rami Abdelrahman” there. Whoever is feeding this information to the MSM is lying about their name in order to cover their tracks in the future. This is by their own admission. They also admit that “Suleiman” is still “reporting” on events in Syria under their original website, lying to the press, under the name of “Rami Abdul Rahman“. This is also by the admission of SOHR.

Either way, the story is a complete fraud given to them by a liar one way or the other. It has NO CREDIBILITY at all.

And yet, there it is on the front page of MSNBC, probably featuring prominently in their television news coverage.

Here is a screenshot of what they wrote just in case they decide to edit his name out…

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