March 21, 2002

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In tonight's mind-boggling moment from NPR, during their report on what has now been officially ruled to be the...

Now, I know of no reason to doubt that Islam does contain such teachings, yet a quick survey of events of the last six months suggests that not all young Muslim men are heeding this prohibition. In fact, if you look at the stated reasons for the 9-11 attacks and the suicide bombings in Israel and the reactions to them in the Muslim Middle East, it would seem difficult to avoid noticing that suicidal mass murder is something of a fad in the Islamic world. That seems like something you'd include in a report on a young male Islamic pilot who crashed his jet into the ocean, don't you think?

Or, let me put it this way, if NPR were doing a story on a Boston priest who is charged with child molestation and the Vatican spokesman said they refused to believe the report because the Church teachings forbid paedophilia, do you think the reporter would fail to mention the current scandal that's rocking the archdiocese?

And they wonder why so many of us assume the "P" in "NPR" stands for Palestinian...

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2002 8:24 PM
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