An excellent article by Michelle Malkin about how we need to stop pretending that the recent spate of terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.
How many times have you picked up a newspaper and read about terrorist attacks perpetrated not by Muslim terrorists, but by generic “militants” or “guerrillas” or “rebels” or, as Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes noted the Pakistan Times called them, “activists”?
Contrast the media whitewashing of our Islamofascist enemies with the press coverage of the Waco, Texas, siege in 1993 — which constantly reminded us that David Koresh and his Branch Davidian followers were members of a “peculiar religious sect” (New York Times, March 3, 1993) and “a group of religious zealots with a known propensity for violence” (Washington Post, March 2, 1993) who were steeped in a “culture of Christian extremism” (San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 1993).
A Nexis search of the terms “Branch Davidian” and “religious” and “cult” in The New York Times for the year 1993 yielded 151 hits. The vast majority of these references were in headlines and news articles, as opposed to editorials, letters or book reviews. A Nexis search of the terms “al Qaeda” and “religious” and “cult” in The New York Times for the year 2004 yielded just one article — a magazine piece in March.
AND she urgest to recall that…
[ Edit by Rascal, see the following link for the full article: jewishworldreview.com/michelle/malkin.html ]