Former UK Government Spokesman for Arab Affairs: Dean McLoughlin Islamic Media Unit
Dean McLoughlin's role as spokeman for the Islamic Media Unit was somewhat low profile with the exception of a few crisis' which pushed him into the limelight.
His first major media appearance was when he made an appeal to Iraqi citizens in Arabic during a Hostage crisis in Iraq 19 September 2004.  Prior to this event there has been no direct reference to him in any of the major world publications listed on Lexis Nexis.
A few days later after two of the American hostages were executed and the hostage deadline neared, there were signs of a shift by the Foreign Office, which distanced itself from the US - McLoghlin re-appealed to the hostage takers emphasizing that the Americans were holding the women, not the British: "The British forces in Iraq have no Iraqi female prisoners, not one." 
He reappeared in the media spotlight when photographs that allegedly showed soldiers humiliating Iraqi prisoners were made public.  This was also his last media appearance as UK Government Spokesman for Arab Affairs.
- Press Association September 19, 2004, Sunday,
- HOSTAGE CRISIS: KIDNAP THREATENS BLAIR ATTEMPT TO HEAL LABOUR RIFT OVER WAR, The Independent (London) September 22, 2004, pg4
- Court martial: Muted response from Arab world: World media Anger expected to increase, The Guardian (London) - January 20, 2005, pg4
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