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May 23, 2013 - 1:05 pm

None at all, to the head-in-the-sand (or elsewhere) US media. According to Newsbusters, the US media are bending themselves into pretzels to keep from having to connect two killers who brutally murdered a British soldier while they shouted “Allahu Ackbar!” to Islamism, jihad or anything else that might illuminate their motives.

What does a murderous jihadist terrorist have to do to get some recognition for his cause? You hack a British soldier to death in broad daylight on a London street while shouting “Allahu akbar” and then “swear by the almighty Allah” that you’ll never stop fighting, and the U.S. broadcast networks still can’t bring themselves to utter a word about Islam.

True, the ABC CBS and NBC evening broadcasts called the attack “terrorism,” but for all the information they gave viewers, the attackers might have been Basque separatists or animal rights zealots.

On “Nightly News” NBC anchor Brian Williams said the attackers allowed “people to take video while they vent their message about religion and politics.” Correspondent Michelle Kosinski said one of the attackers “made a long political statement, weapons still in his blood-covered hands.”

CBS “Evening News with Scott Pelley” went a bit further, as reporter Charlie D’Agata mentioned that “Witnesses said that the men shouted ‘god is great’ in Arabic during the attacks.” Hmmm. Presbyterians maybe?

There is a Christian hymn titled “God is So Good.” We used to sing it at camp. Maybe the Woolwich killers sang it at their camps, too…

Over at ABC, on “World News with Diane Sawyer,” reporter Lama Hasan would only say British authorities were trying to find out including “whether or not one of [the attackers] is of African origin with ties to terrorist groups.” Of the one attacker’s video rant, Dian Sawyer said, “officials in the United States and the United Kingdom are studying the meaning of this tape.” Yes, it’s a real head-scratcher.

Denying obvious reality must be in the network media’s job description. They probably test for it in the interview.

The murdered soldier was Lee Rigby, by the way. Twenty-five years old, husband and father of two. RIP.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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1 year ago
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HOW THIS HITS HOME: How the British Left made sure another Margaret Thatcher was never elected: MASS IMMIGRATION
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/08/how-the-british-left-made-sure-another-margaret-thatcher-was-never-elected-mass-immigration/

"Sound familiar?" (Hint: Rubio's folly aka The Gang of Eight's "amnesty" proposal?)

FLASHBACK: Mohammed is now the most popular name for baby boys ahead of Jack and Harry
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1324194/Mohammed-popular-baby-boys-ahead-Jack-Harry.html

FLASHBACK: Mohammed retakes top spot in English baby names
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/14/mohammed-retakes-top-spot-in-english-baby-names/

SPECIAL NOTE: British government officials initially tried to cover up these facts by not counting variant spellings...

Example: Variant spellings of John (Ion, Iohn, John, Johne, Johan, Johann, Johanne, Johannes, Jon, Jonathan, Jonathon, etc.) are ALL LISTED UNDER ONE NAME: "JOHN"

Whereas variant spellings of "MOHAMMED" (Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohamed, Mohamad, Muhamed, Mohammod, Mahamed, Muhamad, Mahammed, Mohmmed, etc.) were listed INDIVIDUALLY and ranked SEPARATELY. Only by adding the variant spellings together -- which is the normal practice -- was it revealed to be the most popular name.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Don't you know? He was a Tea Bagger!
1 year ago
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Pay no attention to the knife in my blood-soaked hands, the body of the beheaded soldier, or my screams to my god allah. This is a road rage incident people.

(This Somalian guy has read and understands the koran.)
1 year ago
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Libs are always criticizing Christianity for the Crusades, for burning heretics, and for blowing up abortion clinics. Buyt you'll never hear them aver that "These events have nothing whatsoever to do with Christianity. We know Christianity is a religion of peace."

W, as they say, TF?
1 year ago
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1 year ago
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So, not only were the two murderers but they were liars too. How dare they try to blame their attack on their own religion! /sarc
1 year ago
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You could try rampaging through the streets of Stockholm for a few nights? But no guarantees there either...
1 year ago
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The Leftist Complex can't brook any possible backlash against Jihad. Then people might demand that The Left's Chosen Army have something done about it.

Make no mistake. Those on the Hard Left need Islamic Jihad here (and in Britain, France, etc.) so that they don't have to get their own hands dirty when the time comes to cull the herd.
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