Those on the left just cannot bring themselves to say the word “Muslim” unless they are accusing someone of persecution.
The trend continued Wednesday after a Muslim man stabbed two people at a bus stop in Detroit because they weren’t Muslims and the Washington Post just couldn’t say it.
Well, the paper did originally, and changed its mind.
The original headline, which is still visible in the url for the story, was “Man stabs two at a bus stop after asking them if they’re Muslim.”
But it must have burned someone in the Post’s politically correct eyes because the headline was changed to “Police: Man stabs two after asking about religious beliefs.”
If that wasn’t enough the paper also changed the first sentence to mask the fact that the perpetrator stabbed the victims because they aren’t Muslim.
The story is a simple one. A man named Terrence Lavaron Thomas, 39, asked some people at a bus stop in the Detroit suburbs if they were Muslim. When two of them replied “no” he stabbed them.
Thomas stabbed one of the men five times with a 3-inch folding knife, the Post reported. The other man was stabbed in the hand as he tried to stop the attack. None of the injuries was “life-threatening.”
Is there any doubt that if a Christian did that the headline would read something to the effect of “Modern Day Christian Crusader stabs two in apparent hate crime”?
The Twitterverse was not impressed by the ridiculous headline change.
“How can we give this a PC storyline?” “Mislead the reader with a vague hed and lede.” “Good idea. Go!” – http://t.co/6noA6PgKFM
— Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) February 17, 2015
Wow. Man asks if two are Muslim. They reply that they are not and he stabs them. See if you get that from hed or lede http://t.co/499ZB7M46N — Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) February 17, 2015
@NoahCRothman also, HE SAYS HE IS MUSLIM, which seems relevant.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 17, 2015
@MZHemingway @NoahCRothman Let’s not jump to any conclusions here. The guy may have just needed employment opportunities. — Robb Allen (@ItsRobbAllen) February 17, 2015
A MUSLIM asked “Are you Muslim?” then stabbed those who were NOT • Liberal @WashingtonPost @AbbyOhlheiser Headline: pic.twitter.com/kzBvnIZ3bU
— nextinstinct (@nextinstinct) February 18, 2015
“NOT a hate crime…because Crusades.If only he had received free healthcare, free community college…” — SophieRo3 http://t.co/wxIXhEpNfu — Dave Koffer (@davekoffer) February 18, 2015
@Independent @EliotHiggins A grossly misleading headline. He stabbed them because they *WERE NOT* Muslim & he was. Buried that in 6th graph.
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) February 18, 2015
Hey, look! CNN couldn’t say Muslim either. I’m shocked.
CNN Headline News: Police: Stabbing victim was asked: Are you Muslim? http://t.co/6mGthjKkOd #cnn #news — The Real Juaxoo (@TheRealJuaxoo) February 18, 2015
And Michelle Malkin slammed it home with her trademark wit.
The Extremism That Shall Not Be Named. MT @TwitchyTeam Muslim stabs 2 for being non-Muslim; WaPo whitewashes http://t.co/z3M81nLxFw
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 17, 2015
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