60 Minutes (Australia) reporter Charles Wooley calls Gavrilo Princip “Islamic martyr”

60 Minutes (Australia) reporter Charles Wooley calls Gavrilo Princip “Islamic martyr”.

In fact Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb, (who 100 years ago assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo) comes from Orthodox Christian family. Could this explains why Charles Wooley called Gavrilo “terrorist” whose bullet according to the “60 Minutes” killed “20 million people” and thousands of Australians? Would this story be more “sympathetic” towards Serbs If Mr Wooley knew that Gavrilo was not a Muslim? And what is next? Maybe he was an Islamist? Member of Al-Qaida?

One has to wonder the depth of Islamophobia in this country and its effect on people, especially journalists. We hope that 60 Minutes will retract their comments and make a formal apology.

See video below:

Grave of so-called “Islamic martyr” Gavrilo Princip


About: Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip (1894 – 28 1918) was a Bosnian Serb who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914.

Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated by several members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This was used as pretext for Austria-Hungary’s invasion of Serbia, which then led to World War I.

Princip was a Yugoslav nationalist associated with the movement Mlada Bosna (Young Bosnia) which predominantly consisted of Serbs, but also Bosniaks and Croats. During his trial he stated “I am a Yugoslav nationalist, aiming for the unification of all Yugoslavs, and I do not care what form of state, but it must be freed from Austria.”

Gavrilo Princip was born in the remote hamlet of Obljaj, near Bosansko Grahovo, on 25 July [O.S. 13 July] 1894. He was one of nine children, six of whom died in infancy. He was named Gavrilo at the insistance of a local Serbian Orthodox priest, who claimed that naming the sickly infant after the Archangel Gabriel would help him survive.

A Serb family, the Princips had lived in northwestern Bosnia for many centuries and adhered to the Serbian Orthodox Christian faith. Princip’s parents, Petar and Marija (née Mičić), were poor farmers who lived off the little land that they owned. They belonged to a class of Christian peasants known as kmets, who were often oppressed by their Muslim landlords. Petar, who insisted on “strict correctness”, never drank or swore and was ridiculed by his neighbours as a result. In his youth, he fought in the Herzegovina Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

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