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March 9, 2006

Jihad in North Carolina and the MSM Whitewash

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

An Iranian Muslim deliberately rents a four wheel drive vehicle to "run over people and keep driving", and who, according to his own statements taken by the police, felt that "the United States government had been 'killing his people across the sea' and that his actions reflected 'an eye for an eye'"; if this isn't Islamic terrorism, what is?

From Clay Waters at Newsbusters, who finds the New York Times' coverage of Tar Heel Terrorist Mohammed Taheri-azar lacking:

Notice how the Times blandly summarizes things. "The man charged with nine counts of attempted murder for driving a Jeep through a crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last Friday told the police that he deliberately rented a four-wheel-drive vehicle so he could 'run over things and keep going,' according to court papers released yesterday by investigators. Details in the search warrant for the Carrboro, N.C., apartment of the defendant, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, suggest that he had planned his actions for months and was disappointed the attack had not done more damage. None of the nine people who were struck by the Jeep Grand Cherokee as they were standing in a campus commons area known as the Pit were seriously injured.

"According to statements taken by the police, Mr. Taheri-azar, 22, an Iranian-born graduate of the university, felt that the United States government had been 'killing his people across the sea' and that his actions reflected 'an eye for an eye.'"

Which people, exactly? The Times doesn't say. For that, you have to look at the local coverage in Chapel Hill. The national "paper of record" doesn't even use the term Muslim in the story, even though the suspect told the police the attack was to "avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world."

While the MSM sleeps, the blog world is all over the story. Read more at Michelle Malkin, who has much more on the MSM's blind eye to Islamic terrorism and their continuous failings in their obligation to report and inform the American public about the ongoing dangers of Islamic extremism.

Posted by Richard at March 9, 2006 1:28 PM

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