22 June, 2006

It's There. Six Paragraphs Down.

I'm so sick of this stupid obfuscatory reporting.

So there are apparantly a bunch of people under arrest today for plotting to attack the Sears Tower.

Why? Good question. Paragraph #3 reassures us that
the alleged plotters were mainly Americans with no apparent ties to al-Qaida or other foreign terrorist organizations.


Oh good. We can relax. It's okay. No radical Islamofascists at work here, right?

Read on.

Residents living near the warehouse said the men taken into custody described themselves as Mulims and had tried to recruit young people to join their group, which seemed militaristic.


I assume that "Mulims" is a typo, and that the word they mean to use is "Muslims". Before Chris Wage or any of you others jump on my case, rest assured that I realise not-all-Mulims-or-Muslims-are-out-to-attack-us. Etc. Yes, any person with a brain realises that there are fringe elements of all sects and faiths operating on the perimeter of society.

But are we doing ourselves any favours when certain members of various media seem to take great pains to avoid identifying the Mulims/Muslims who are on missions to bring death to us infidels? I've talked to several people about the whole kindergarten-hostage situation in Russia who think that the Chechin rebels were just "Chechins" and had NO awareness that they were Mulims/Muslims. See, not all Muslims are bad, but many of the baddest on the world stage right now ARE Muslims, folks. Is our blissful ignorance helping anybody right now?

Face it. There are Muslims all around the world who want to kill all non-Muslims. You may have to read past the first few paragraphs, but that's the honest truth.

3 Comments:

At 9:53 AM, June 23, 2006, Blogger Chance said...

I see exactly what you are saying. I know we should not make stereotypes, but it seems like the media takes great pains and great speed to reassure us certain events are not terrorist actions, or that the terrorists involved are not Muslim or Al-Qaeda. I understand that often that may be the case, but I think the news protests a little too loudly at times.

 
At 9:55 AM, June 23, 2006, Blogger Casey said...

Likewise there are plenty of Christians that want to kill all Muslims. Religion breeds more hate than love. Sad but true.

 
At 10:55 AM, June 23, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Likewise there are plenty of Christians that want to kill all Muslims.

I don't deny that.

In the case of this article, my complaint is that it appears the writer was taking great pains to not bring up the Muslim thing.

When Christians are arrested for trying to blow up Muslims, I'll be interested to see how many words it takes to get the fact of their religious affiliation into the story.

 

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