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So, Washington Post, How Does One Determine the Motive of a Muslim Man Who Shouts "Allahu Ackbar" While Shooting US Landmarks?

I ask, because the Post appears to be confused. Here is how the press sages with layers and layers of fact checkers and editors headline an interesting story:

Motive of shooter who targeted military sites is unclear


Ok. “Unclear motive.” Got it. Here’s the story’s first two paragraphs.

Yonathan Melaku was sneaking through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, his backpack filled with plastic bags of ammonium nitrate, a notebook containing jihadist messages, and a can of black spray paint. The 23-year-old former Marine was heading to the graves of the nation’s most recent heroes, aiming to desecrate the stones with Arabic statements and leave handfuls of explosive material nearby as a message.

Before police foiled the plan in June, the vandalism was to be Melaku’s sixth attack, months after he went on a mysterious shooting spree that targeted the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and two other military buildings in Northern Virginia. A video found after Melaku’s arrest showed him wearing a black mask and shooting a 9mm handgun out of his Acura’s passenger window as he drove along Interstate 95, shouting “Allahu Akbar!”


The man’s motive seems pretty darn clear to me. It’s right there, under the headline. Pretending that the man’s obvious desire to destroy America one shot at a time for the sake of Islam is “unclear” does not make it “unclear.” It just highlights once again how dishonest the mainstream media is when it comes to reporting and characterizing Islamist crimes.

h/t Jihad Watch

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