I opened today’s (July 23, 2011) Seattle Times and their second headline regarding the Oslo bombing is, “Official says no link to terrorists; death toll attack could rise“.
The anti-Muslim hysteria in the West has degenerated so far that a man who kills over NINETY people has “no link to terrorists“, but a Muslim who tries to board a flight is already deemed a “terrorist”. Even if the headline came on a feed, The Seattle Times could use its own judgment (Horrors!) and re-write the same headline as, “Official says no link to organized terrorists; death toll attack could rise“.
It appears that when it comes to Muslims, the Seattle Times could spare the extra thought to help not skew opinions against us. As a newspaper, I would have hoped that their consciousness would be made well aware of the current anti-Muslim hysteria and the paper would be going out of their way to avoid promoting it.
Then again, perhaps we are expecting too much. Continue reading