LittleGreenFootballs hits the nail on the head.
You can almost see Reuters writer Daisuke Wakabayashi sweating over every line of this report on the terror attack on the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle: Fatal Seattle Jewish center shooting a ‘hate crime’.
Here’s the text of the Reuters’ story:
SEATTLE (Reuters) – A lone gunman burst into a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle on Friday, killing one woman and wounding five others in what authorities were calling a hate crime.
Police said the gunman had been arrested without a struggle inside the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where the shooting took place, and was being questioned by police.
The gunman is a U.S. citizen, and police said initial contacts with him by phone while he was inside the building indicated that he was a Muslim.
Amy Wasser-Simpson, the federation’s vice president, told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that the man got past security at the building and shouted, “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” before he began shooting. [They couldn’t avoid this admission, since the Seattle Times already broke the story. —ed.]
“This was a purposeful, hateful act as far as we know, by an individual acting alone,” said Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels at a news conference, adding “This is a crime of hate.”
Individual Islamists may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and as such, all must be considered potential killers. I wrote those words days after 9/11 and have been criticized for them ever since.
This is what I have dubbed the “Sudden Jihad Syndrome,” whereby normal-appearing Muslims abruptly become violent. It has the awful but legitimate consequence of casting suspicion on all Muslims. Who knows whence the next jihadi? How can one be confident a law-abiding Muslim will not suddenly erupt in a homicidal rage? Yes, of course, their numbers are very small, but they are disproportionately much higher than among non-Muslims.
There is a dead cat on the table and the American News Media chooses to ignore it. Patterico illustrates this perfectly in his hilarious investigation into the Los Angeles’ Times “mystery” about the shooting.
Yes, if you ask the editors of the Los Angeles Times, it’s an utter mystery why the shootings occurred.
Then he repeated his name and gave his Social Security number, adding: “I just want us to get out of Iraq. I’m an American too, but I want our people out of Iraq.”
By Jove, Watson! I do believe we are getting closer to the solution of this indecipherable enigma!
The AP gives us further leads in this story:
Seattle police said Haq picked up the two handguns and spare ammunition just days earlier, and appeared to have targeted the federation after a cursory Internet search for Jewish organizations.
Remember that, Watson! “Jewish organizations.” Why, I do believe that was the very type of organization that ended up being targeted! Yes, I believe we may be onto something here.
The game’s afoot!
We’ll examine what the paper may have really meant using the paper’s own style of burying context: by placing it below the fold.
The American News Media and their comrades in the MadLibsDemocrat Party are beginning to treat Islamism as they did Communism when there was a similar threat to the USA — ignore it, apologize for it, condone it, assist it.Can we really afford to have this group governing our nation? After all, “Clinton Slept While Al-Qaeda Planned 9/11.”