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August 14, 2006

Washington Post Portrays Terrorists As Victims - UK Media Gets It Right

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

Comparing a story from the Washington Post to one from the Telegraph, we have a typical example of dhimmitude and the leftist agenda in the MSM (hat tip - Jihad Watch):

From the Washington Post:

... Young Muslim Rage Takes Root in Britain Unemployment, Foreign Policy Fuel Extremism

"...Britain has become an incubator for violent Islamic extremism, fueled by disenchantment at home and growing rage about events abroad, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."

.... In one of Europe's largest Muslim communities, young men face a lack of jobs, poor educational achievement and discrimination in a highly class-oriented culture. Prime Minister Tony Blair is the most outspoken ally of President Bush, and their policies in Iraq and Afghanistan are seen by many Muslims as aimed at Islam.

Contrast the WaPo article with the UK Telegraph article headlined "University students at centre of terror plots":

... The recruitment of Muslim students at British universities to take part in terrorist attacks is at the heart of the alleged plot to blow up passenger jets, it is feared.

... A dossier of extremist Islamic literature has been uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph on the campus of a north London university, one of whose students has suspected links to the alleged terrorist attack.

.... Waheed Zaman, 22, a bio-chemistry student and the president of the Islamic Society at London Metropolitan University, was one of 24 people arrested last week. Material found at two portable buildings used by the society includes documents advocating jihad and a pamphlet on how to deal with approaches from the security services.

.... Extremist Muslim groups had been detected at more than 20 institutions, both former polytechnics and long-established universities, over the past 15 years, Prof Glees said.

.... According to security sources, "several" of the 23 people still in custody over the alleged plot last week are suspected of links to universities, appearing to confirm growing fears that campuses are providing Britain's biggest security threat.

Like Jihad Watch asks, which is it? Are the terrorists poor and uneducated, or relatively well-off university students? And as the Unalienable Right blog goes on to point out, the Post is simply repeating the old poverty-causes-jihad myth, and if the facts are otherwise, so much the worse for the facts.

Way back in 2001, NewsMax labeled the MSM for what they were then and are still - ivory-tower juveniles that are nothing more than spoiled brats and mindless fools with a traitorous agenda. Only days after 9/11, the NYT published an article that NewsMax labeled as "so replete with snide and cynical affect that it is tantamount to a declaration of support for those who murdered tens of thousands innocent Americans." The WaPo and other U.S. media, such as the NYT, leaders among the MSM's misreporting and the spreadiing of jihadist propaganda, continue to provide unacceptable traitorous support for the West's enemies that are plotting to kill anyone that doesn't agree with their radical ideology.

Posted by Richard at August 14, 2006 11:31 AM

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