April 19, 2013, - 10:52 am
Tsarnaev Bros ISLAMIC Terrorists, NOT Russian; FLASHBACK: Oprah Refused to Call Chechen Terrorists “Muslims,” Called ‘Em “Russian”
Among the biggest annoyances of this morning’s mainstream media non-stop coverage of Islamic terrorists Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and now-dead Tamerlan Tsarnaev is the refusal to call them what they are: ISLAMIC terrorists. Mostly we hear Russian terrorists or Chechen terrorists or Chechnyan terrorists. As a friend who goes by the online nom de plume, “Habib Akbarovich,” and runs the “Politically Conservative Russian Jews” page on Facebook (join me on Facebook) notes, “Chechnyans are NOT ethnic Russians, even though they’re from the Northern Caucasus (Kavkaz) region of Russia. They’re Muslims plain and simple! They’re not Slovenians!”
It’s something I noted that Oprah did on her daytime talk show back in 2004. As I noted in 2005:
[In] a September 2004 show, discussing the terrorist massacre of children in Beslan, Russia [which was perpetrated by Chechen MUSLIMS], . . . Oprah banned the use of the word Islamic, saying the terrorists “came from the mountains.” (Okay, so they were Mountainese terrorists, not Islamic ones.) Oprah stated that the Beslan massacre was “a watershed because terrorists never before killed children.” Remember those murdered Jewish kids in Ma’alot (and throughout Israel) by the DFLP? I’m sure they’d disagree with the “Queen of Daytime Talk.” If they were still around.
I saw the show, and she repeatedly referred to the terrorists as “Russian terrorists” or just “terrorists,” never Muslims.
Today, we’re seeing yet more of the Oprahfied, sanitized coverage of Islamic terrorists as “insert-any-other-epithet-aside-from-Islamic-or-Muslim” terrorists. It’s disgusting. But same old, same old.
Heads in the sand . . . and the oily, sticky ooze of political correctness. If you see something, say something . . . unless it’s about Islam.
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