Mentally ill? The media or the murderer? By Tarek Fatah
No sooner was it revealed that the Toronto mass murderer was a 29-year-old Muslim of Pakistani descent, 'consultants' and 'experts' lined up on various TV networks twisting themselves into halal pretzels, trying to avoid the elephant in the room staring at them - a Muslim hate crime. Thus, the subject on the evening news became one of lack of funding of mental health and gun crime, painting the murderer himself as a victim with not even a hint of anger at the man who had declared war on a Toronto street of party-goers, killing two girls, 18 and 10. Never once did a single participant have the courage to raise the possibility of the killer being inspired by jihadi teachings that portray partying on streets by women as evil and satanic.