Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Seattle Times memory hole
It will be recalled that Naveed Haq, who is on trial for killing a woman and wounding five other people at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in July of 2006, was heard during the incident and after his arrest to have made the following statements:
"I'm a Muslim American, I'm angry at Israel."
"This is a hostage situation and I want these Jews to get out."
"These are Jews and I'm tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East."
In a story today headlined "Dueling diagnoses may hold key to Jewish Federation shooter's fate," Seattle Times reporter Natalie Singer not only neglects to report any of Haq's three declarations, she manages to get through a rather long news piece without mentioning Islam, Muslims, Pakistan, the Middle East, or anything else that might hold the slightest hint that jihad ideology could have played a part in this crime -- when it was clearly uppermost in the perpetrator's mind. Whether this was her doing or that of her editors, it is chilling evidence of the lengths to which the contemporary mainstream news media will go to exculpate and defer to Muslims and their invidious creed.