Originally posted by Kunsoo
This is a spin-off of the Norway terror thread. Someone there made the argument that because there have been so many Islamic terror acts that in each case of terror from here on in it is reasonable to assume that the acts were committed by Muslims before you have any facts, and especially if the media isn't reporting on the race of the attackers because the ts against civil rights activists during the segregation fights. That would be overwhelming.
First, I really, really need to set the record straight, since I presume that opening line was directed at me.
I did NOT say or mean to imply that "the media isn't reporting on the race of the attackers because the media is pro-Arab."
What I said (fairly clearly, I thought) is that I thought that the media was more likely to announce the race of a non-Arab terrorist taken into custody in order to minimize the risk of anti-Arab backlash
. That is really really not the same thing as saying that they'd not release the race "because the media is pro-Arab." It isn't even "something like that."