The Gray Lady Once Again Sanitizes Radical Islam
Last week's Times' reporting on the arrests of Muslim extremists in a compound with 11 starving children who were being taught to carry out school shootings offers a glaring case in point. Local authorities searching for a missing special needs 3-year-old boy discovered his body, and 11 starving children, on a remote New Mexico compound loaded with weapons. In a story on the discovery and resulting arrests of the adults involved, the Times omitted a key statement the local New Mexico sheriff made earlier in the week who said, according to the Associated Press, that the "adults [arrested] at the compound were considered 'extremist of the Muslim belief' adding that it was part of the investigation." The AP reported those comments; why didn't the Times?
For many years now, the New York Times has sanitized radical Islamic groups, militant Islamic leaders and even Islamic terrorist attacks. The paper has does this by deliberately omitting critical details that would discredit Islamist groups. And when reporting on many of the Islamic terrorist attacks that have occurred in Europe in recent years, the Times has often omitted the key fact that the Islamist attacker often yelled out "Allahu Akbar" before committing his terrorist atrocity, despite no such reluctance by European media to report such critical facts.