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1/7/2007

Jamil Hussein Not Necessarily Arrested — Reports of His Arrest Appear to Be Based on a Misunderstanding

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:52 am



There’s a rumor spreading that Jamil Hussein has been arrested. I can’t say whether he was or not, but if you’re getting your information from this Jawa Report post, or this Flopping Aces post — whether directly or indirectly — I think you’re the victim of a misunderstanding.

In the Jawa Report post, Rusty Shackleford says:

Curt at Flopping Aces [has] this and more from a source in the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team:

. . . .

….MOI officials have now questioned Captain Jamil Ghlaim at MOI headquarters. Ghlaim continues to deny speaking to AP or any other media outlet.

Rusty seems to be saying that Curt’s CPATT source is saying that Ghlaim has now been questioned at MOI headquarters — the implication being within the past day or two. But this is a misreading of Curt’s post, which is not particularly clear. Curt quotes an e-mail from a CPATT representative, and later has this passage:

Additionally, this may very well be the same guy that the MoI had believed was the Jamil Hussein we were looking for last week but he denied on December 21st that he was ever a source for the AP:

my CPATT sources informed me today that MOI officials have now questioned Captain Jamil Ghlaim at MOI headquarters. Ghlaim continues to deny speaking to AP or any other media outlet.

When you read that quote, it initially reads like it could be Curt claiming that his CPATT source says Ghlaim has been questioned recently at MOI headquarters. It’s not. It’s Curt quoting this December 21 post from Michelle Malkin, which said:

Meanwhile, my CPATT sources informed me today that MOI officials have now questioned Captain Jamil Ghlaim at MOI headquarters. Ghlaim continues to deny speaking to AP or any other media outlet.

It’s the same language. That language originated from Michelle Malkin’s December 21 post, not Curt’s recent post.

In other words, Curt isn’t saying that his CPATT source told him Ghlaim was recently questioned. Curt is just saying that the man identified by the MOI as being Jamil Hussein, al-Khadra cop, may be the same guy who (according to Michelle Malkin’s CPATT sources) denied being the AP source back in December.

Got it?

So hold your horses, everyone. Maybe Hussein has been arrested — but these posts don’t prove it.

I tried leaving a comment at Rusty’s site to this effect, but couldn’t post. I e-mailed him, but there has been no update. Now my comments section is swimming with the rumor. This post is merely an attempt to nip that rumor in the bud.

15 Responses to “Jamil Hussein Not Necessarily Arrested — Reports of His Arrest Appear to Be Based on a Misunderstanding”

  1. Understood Patterico. He was supposed to be arrested on Thursday. It was my assumption that the latest posts were in relation to current events.

    In any case Hussien apparently has been denying that he talked to AP News. It seems to me to logically think that the reason that the MOI stated that the AP needed to say that Hussien was the man they were talking to is because Hussien himself might still be stating he ISNT the man.

    While the facts arent there yet to state this is the case I strongly suspect that it might be the case. Why else have the AP News point out to the MOI if Hussien is the guy other than because he says he isnt ?

    But again it still a waiting game.

    Bill Amos (b7c504)

  2. I’m not making too much out of the fact that this Hussein is denying that he was the source, if it’s true he faces criminal prosecution if he is.

    Why on earth would he want to incriminate himself?

    It may be that this is the original Hussein who denied he was the source back in December, and he may actually have been the AP’s source all along. But you cannot conclude that he is not the source by his denial.

    Jason Van Steenwyk (a7a1fb)

  3. What punishment will he get ? probably just dismissial from the police force.

    Again if HE went to AP News and gave HIS name to them then how can he turn around now and say “I dont want to be involved” ? He was the one that outed himself here.

    Bill Amos (b7c504)

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  5. It does not change the fact that Jamail denies/denied being the AP’s source even after being a supposedly quoted source, and even challeged anyone to produce evidence he is a source for AP. The “challenge” part is interesting 1 because Al-Khadra is notorious as a police station in league with Sunni insurgents (with surname Hussein, Jamail is probably Sunni) and 2 every one of Jamail’s stories was about Shia on Sunni violence (that being the 61 that no other news agency confirmed) none were the other way around. Either Jamail is a Sunni insurgent wolf in Police sheep’s clothing, or he is a patsy to lead credence to the AP’s real source for the 61 stories: Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Carroll can pontificate all she wants and the MSM can run interference all day for her, the AP’s main source for their “Iraq is a quagmire” storyline is a terrorist. The Associated (with terrorists) Press rings all too true.

    kubob (aa4d50)

  6. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Gulaim. You know who that is, don’t you?

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  7. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Gulaim.

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  8. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Gulaim:

    http://www.floppingaces.net/2007/01/09/the-latest-on-jamil-hussein-1/

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  9. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Galaim

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  10. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Galaim:

    http://www.floppingaces.net/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/2356

    The AP knows him as Cpt. Jamil Hussein, but what’s in a name?

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  11. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Galaim.

    Patterico’s spam filter is dumping my comment when I link to Curt’s post, so I’ve linked his website instead. Scroll down for the complete post. By the way, the AP has apparently identified Cpt. Galaim as Cpt. Jamil Hussein, but what’s in a name?

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  12. Curt at Flopping Aces has more on Cpt. Jamil Gdhaab Galaim. Who’s Jamil Gdhaab Galaim? It seems he might be the same as Cpt. Jamil Hussein, but only the AP knows for sure.

    NOTE: Patterico’s spam filter is dumping my comment when I link to the specific post or to Curt’s website, so I can’t provide a link. If you are interested, bo to Flopping Aces and scroll down to the updated post on Jamil Hussein.

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  13. every one of Jamail’s stories was about Shia on Sunni violence (that being the 61 that no other news agency confirmed) none were the other way around.

    This is as crazy as it gets. Have you actually read these stories? (I seem not to be able to insert link, but just search “Jamil Hussein 61″.
    There’s as about as much Sunni on Shia violence as Shia on Sunni reported there, probably even more Sunni on Shia. Given the fact that car bombings seem to be largely Sunni tactic, there’s much more Sunni violence reported there. It’s just mind-boggling how could anyone read those stories as Al-Qaeda anti-Shia propaganda.

    All said, this tactic of getting a pass on anything, as long as you blame everything on AQ seem to work great for Shia bad guys. Al-Sadr just loves it.

    NN (9c16c2)

  14. NN,

    Searching “Jamil Hussein 61″ in my browser doesn’t turn up anything that indicates who was involved in the violence (Sunni on Shia, Sunni on Shia, or mixed). From reading blogs that found the 61 stories, my impression is that one needs a Lexis-Nexis account to do that search. Did you do that?

    DRJ (51a774)

  15. Searching “Jamil Hussein 61″ in my browser doesn’t turn up anything that indicates who was involved in the violence (Sunni on Shia, Sunni on Shia, or mixed). From reading blogs that found the 61 stories, my impression is that one needs a Lexis-Nexis account to do that search. Did you do that?

    It’s on the Curt’s site. I’ll give a link to the post which has a link. You know, this is the most ridiculous thing about all this story: there’s nothing in those reports to suggest Al-Qaeda’s propaganda. Most of it is just minor violence.

    NN (9c16c2)


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