The Untold Story of Alan Kurdi

The full-blown media drama over a non-refugee’s death.

I don’t want to piss on the funeral parade of Alan Kurdi’s mourning fans, but I have a serious problem with the media’s biased reporting and irresponsible journalism.

The one-sided media coverage of the boy’s death which triggered a full-blown global sympathy, has tipped the scales off in favor of the migrant issue this will open a wider door for terrorism.

The consequences of this biased reporting are just too dangerous to ignore, given the ISIS’ threats of sending an army of Jihadis to conquer the West. Hence, the need to let the whole picture out and put an end to this nonsense media frenzy over the child’s tragic death.

So, let’s talk about Alan Kurdi.

Alan Kurdi and his family attempted to sail towards the nearby Greek island of Kos, in the early hours of September 2, 2015. About five minutes after leaving the shores, the overloaded rubber boat capsized. Alan, his brother and his mother died from that tragedy.

The body of Alan Kurdi was first discovered by a friend of Adil Demirtas, a beach barman at a hotel resort in Bodrum. Demirtas, who has worked at the hotel for three years, had arrived at about 6:30 AM of that same day and was preparing the bar when his friend shouted out and pointed to something in the shallow water. The two of them ran to the beach and pulled Alan’s body out of the water. Demirtas then called for an ambulance to respond to the scene but the two children were pronounced dead by the responding emergency team.

Photographs of the toddler’s body were later taken by Turkish journalist Nilufer Demir and quickly spread around the world, prompting an international response. Demir was the same journalist who zealously covered the European migration crisis for the Dogan News Agency during the summer of 2015.

According to an article published by Hariyet Daily News, Demir has clicked the shutter of her camera on September 2 around 6:00 AM, on Bodrum’s Akyarlar coast of Turkey’s Mugla province, where bodies of migrants washed ashore after two inflatable boats sank. She was quoted by HDN to have said,

“Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi was lying lifeless face down in the surf, in his red t-shirt and dark blue shorts folded to his waist. The only thing I could do was to make his outcry heard.

It was that moment, Demir added, that she took the shot.

Demir’s intention when she captured and spread the photo was clear:

To trigger a full-blown global sympathy in favor of the refugee crisis.

In clear words, it was a propaganda to force the West to take in more migrants. Never mind if some of them are economic migrants who have never experienced a war zone and were escaping poverty and visa application hassles by posing as refugees, or Jihadis whose sole intention in trying to reach the West is to spread terror.

Such is the danger that goes with irresponsible and biased reporting.

According to the globally embraced story of Alan Kurdi (with due thanks to the lies of Abdullah Kurdi, father of the dead boy, which was unanimously backed and promoted by the media zealots), the Kurdi family were refugees from the town of Kobane, Syria. When ISIS came to occupy Kobane, the family fled to Turkey and was given a place in the Turkish refugee camp. Abdullah Kurdi continued his fabricated story by recounting how his sister in Canada petitioned for the family to join her but the application was rejected by the Canadian government, a story that was later proven as a lie.

Abdullah claimed that his miserable life in Turkey had pushed him to put his family inside that dingy boat and sail towards the Greek island of Kos, en route to Canada to join her sister. The sister paid for the smuggling expenses, of course.

That tragic decision to leave Turkey brought forth the untimely death of the whole family, minus Abdullah who have survived to tell two conflicting accounts of what happened that fateful day.

To get a better picture of the fabricated story of the Kurdis’, here is a thought-provoking article from The Muslim Issue:

After leaving from what they say was a war zone (Syria is huge and the entire country is not a war zone) the Kurdi family was given FREE housing in Turkey and had been there for THREE years. Abdullah Kurdi was not in any war zone. He was safe, he had food, he had over $4,400 in cash, which is over 13,000 Turkish Lira – so why did he leave?

Frankly the whole story simply doesn’t add up.

This is what he told the press initially, as reported in the Guardian yesterday:

“I took over and started steering. The waves were so high and the boat flipped. I took my wife and my kids in my arms and I realised they were all dead,” he told AP.

Let’s look at all the details of his story.

The report according to Abdullah’s own words is that he lived in Turkey for three years and prior to that he had lived in Damascus. His sister makes the story even more confusing saying that Abdullah was a barber originally from Damascus, who fled from Kobani to Turkey but “dreamed of a future in Canada” for his family. Was he living in Damascus or Kobani? Kobani is over 500 kms from Damascus.

After “fleeing” from “war zone” Kobani he now wants to return to Kobani to attend — a funeral. Huh…? So he’s safe to fly back by plane to Kobani and attend a funeral. And guess what? ISIS was not even in Kobani when Kurdi claims his family “fled” from ISIS.

ISIS was not in Damascus either three years ago when Kurdi claims he lived there. ISIS entered only a small rural part of northern Damascus last year and targeted a remote refugee camp with “Palestinians” earlier in 2015 and were pushed out. ISIS is present in a quarter of the country in Northern Syria, not in the South.

While Western media reports that he was trying to reach Canada, Swedish media are being given reports by Kurdi that he was trying to reach Sweden and that he had been receiving FREE housing in Turkey for three years. Abdullah claims he was trying to reach Canada but was denied asylum – while Canadian authorities say they have never received any application from him at all. Which story does Abdullah want to stick to?

What we’re reading here is a story about relatives serving as people smugglers to other relatives living in Turkey. This is what happened with Kurdi. His own family in Canada are his people smugglers trying to come up with ways for him to illegally fraud the immigration system, and make up stories about threats that he never experienced.

The father, Abdullah Kurdi, is giving different stories depending on who he is talking to. His sister Fatima gave an account of a phone conversation with her brother Abdullah that is reported in the DailyMail. That story is different to the one Abdullah Kurdi gave to the press.

Listen to the bits here from DailyMail:

Reliving the moments after the dinghy capsized and the Mediterranean waves crashed around them, Abdullah Kurdi described how he’d pleaded with his sons to keep breathing, telling them he didn’t want them to die.

It was only when he looked down at their faces and saw blood in Aylan’s eyes that he realised the boys had died in his arms and he was forced to let them go.

Looking around in the water, he spotted the body of his wife Rehan ‘floating like a balloon’. She had also drowned.

…and the version his sister Fatima gives, the DailyMail, is here:

Yesterday his sister Tima – who is also known as Fatima – revealed how the grief-stricken father had relived the final moments of his boys’ lives in a phone conversation she’d had with him.

‘When a bigger wave came and flipped the boat upside down, Abdullah right away caught both his kids and tried so hard with all the power he had to keep them up from the water, screaming, ‘Breathe, breathe, I don’t want you to die!’,’ she said.

‘In his left arm was Galip and he saw he was dead and he told me, ‘I had to let him go’,’ she added. 

Then he looked at Aylan and could see blood from his eyes, so he closed them and said, ‘rest in peace my son,’ she went on to say.

She said that while he was still in the water, Abdullah saw his wife’s dead body floating in the water ‘like a balloon’, causing him to struggle to recognise her.

Sobbing uncontrollably Abdullah yesterday recalled his terror when the flimsy and overcrowded dinghy overturned, causing the night to be pierced by the screams of his fellow Syrian refugees as he clung on to his wife.

I was holding her, but my children slipped through my hands,’ he said.

‘We tried to cling to the boat, but it was deflating. It was dark and everyone was screaming. I could not hear the voices of my children and my wife.’

The wife was ‘a balloon’ in less than three hours ? The rate of decay to a dead body in water is not instant. Obviously Abdullah had no idea how dead people in water decay and he knew at some point they would bloat, so he described his wife in a condition of decay that takes days to mature. Here from The Forensic Library is a description:

Bloated (2-6 days)
This stage of decomposition includes the first visible signs of decay, namely the inflation of the abdomen due to a build-up of various gases produced by bacteria inside the cadaver. This bloating is particularly visible around the tongue and eyes as the build-up of gases cause them to protrude. The skin may exhibit a certain colour change, taking on a marbled appearance due to the transformation of haemoglobin in the blood into other pigments.

Although Abdullah claims to have seen the dead bodies of his two children and his wife after their boat was hit by two large waves, his story then changes and he claims that he made it safely to the beach. He now assumed that the wife, who had laid bloated and drowned, and the two small boys who he had seen drowned right in front of him and he knew were dead,  had managed somehow to make it alive to the beach. He could not find them on the beach so he assumed they had “become scared and ran away”. He now sees these dead people nowhere. But he only finds the “truth” about their death after going to the hospital where their bodies were kept.

Can someone explain to us how dead bodies run away? In other words, he only knew they were dead after the pictures of his son started showing up in the media reports. Here’s his own account reported in the DailyMail:

Over the following three hellish hours in the water, [in the short time his wife turned onto a ‘balloon’ – a sign of decomposing that only occurs 2-6 days later] Mr Kurdi battled for survival, while frantically searching for his sons and his wife, who had also been pulled from his reach. He found one child but it was too late – the boy had drowned.

‘My first son died from the high waves,’ he said. ‘I was obliged to leave him to save the other one. I tried to swim to the beach by following the lights.

‘I looked for my wife and child on the beach but couldn’t find them. I thought they had got scared and had run away and I went back to Bodrum.

‘When they did not come to our meeting point I went to the hospital and learned the bitter truth.’ (How can he learn the bitter truth when he claimed earlier that he saw them die and tried to save one of the sons, who had already drowned? He then attempted to save the second one who was dead with bloodied eyes, while finding his wife floating and bloated in the water. How can dead people like this run away?)

The barber had paid people smugglers £2,900 over the course of three attempts to reach Greece from a refugee camp in Turkey.

But he has told friends he wished he had also drowned to be spared a lifetime of self-recrimination over the family’s desperate gamble for a better life. 

Pictures of Aylan and Galip have been shared by social networkers around the world, prompting calls for politicians to do more for fleeing Syrians.

So you can hear that we have completely different stories coming from Abdullah that don’t even match.

He doesn’t even know what exactly happened. This man was never on that boat and never watched his wife and children drown. That is why he was the only survivor without any injuries and without any need for medical help, although he claims to have undergone a violent and desperate situation for over three hours where everyone else drowned. He is lying and making the story up. We’ve worked long enough with these humanitarian issues to recognize a tall tale. Basically, the fragmented and fabricated story indicates to us that the wife and children were sent to arrive before him as a lone mother and children (easier to get accepted). Of course, this advice would come from his own family already living in Canada and parts of Europe who know more about the dhimmitude of Europe, now serving as long-distance human smugglers. The wife has clearly been told to go first, get her refugee case handled, and then help to get him entry at a later date where he can join them with a forged passport.

It’s all fraud. All of this explains his dry crocodile tears. No wonder his sister Fatima was crying more than her brother who lost his entire family. She suffers from deep guilt that their strategies caused the death of a woman who could not swim and was afraid, and the death of two small children. They’re intentionally frauding the system. And now they also push propaganda to open the floodgates to the rest of these fraudsters.

It is however, noteworthy to hear this comment coming from Abdullah Kurdi that he does not mind sacrificing his wife and children for his agenda, according to his sister Fatima in Canada:

‘Of course it makes me sad that it’s taken this [tragedy] to make people realise what is going on,’ she said, adding: ‘Abdullah said, its ok if it has to be my kids and my wife who wake up the world, its ok. If it’s been written to happen that way, it was supposed to happen.’

And the Turkish people smuggler President Tayyip Erdogan responded to the deaths in his country’s waters by saying: “European countries, which have turned the Mediterranean, the cradle of the world’s oldest civilizations, into a cemetery for refugees, shares the sin for every refugee who loses their life.”

So, you see? The entire story, as narrated by the father, was fabricated. One account contradicts another. Even her sister’s account of the story was different from his tales.

The family was originally from Damascus, Syria where Abdullah Kurdi was detained for five months by the Air Force Intelligence in Damascus. The country was in a state of war. If he was suspected and detained, I am pretty sure it was for a valid reason. The Intelligence do not just pick random people for detention. No. They get a tip, they conduct surveillance, they gather evidence, then they pick you up. That was what happened to Abdullah Kurdi.

After he bribed his way out of jail, Abdullah fled to Aleppo with his wife and sons. The situation in Aleppo became dangerous, so he fled again to Kobane, his hometown.

But all of that happened three years ago. Three years ago, there was no ISIS in Damascus. Three years ago, there was no ISIS in Kobane. And it was three years ago when Abdullah Kurdi had moved his family from Kobane to Turkey where they were given a FREE HOUSING by the Turkish government.

Turkey was not in a state of war three years back. It is not in a state of war at present. The Kurdis was no longer living in a war zone for the past three years.

Prior to his family’s death, Abdullah Kurdi was living in a relatively safe area in a Turkish town for three years while working on construction sites for 50 Turkish lira (roughly $17) a day. He was given a free housing for his family, he had a source of income, his sister in Canada supported them financially; they were no longer living in the war zone –they were in no danger in Turkey.

So why did they sail to Greece as refugees of war?

Let that sink in.

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