Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hypocrisy, thy name is Reuters

In a story about the rise of Muslim extremism in the UK, Reuters correspondents Michael Holden, Stefano Ambrogi and William Maclean have no difficulty using the "T-word" and the "J-word":
On the frontline of the war against terrorism -- and Britain is undoubtedly a frontline -- private initiatives like Mahmood's hint at the failure of state-sponsored efforts to counter jihad. Almost six years on from a massive coordinated terror attack on London's transport system, the main nationwide programme to deter young men from extremism still hasn't moved past mistrust and suspicion. The one-year-old Conservative-led government now wants to tweak the policy. For some Muslims, the question is whether the state should even try.
Britain is on the frontline of the war against terrorism??  Please.  Israel is on the frontline; Britain is the terrified tot hiding behind.

And note the liberal use of the words terrorism and jihad absent scare quotes which always accompany Reuters reports of terror attacks in Israel (when their correspondents are not censoring the words entirely). 

Apparently, lethal attacks on civilians only constitute terror when it is your mate who is killed on the Piccadilly tube.

2 comments:

  1. Good spot. Well done all your work in general, keep it up! You do a great job

    PZ

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