November 6, 2005, - 1:53 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Congratulations to the media! They’ve just developed a new way to avoid saying “Islamic terrorist.”
You’ve, no doubt, heard the news story of Islamic terrorists from Somalia trying to hijack a cruise line, off the coast of Africa, this weekend. The men were armed with assorted weapons, including guns and grenade launchers.
But the media called them “Somali pirates.” Guess what religion virtually all Somalis are? Hint: It begins with an “I,” ends with an “M,” and has “SLA” in the middle. Here’s another hint: The leader of the “Somali Pirates” is named Mohamed Abdi Hassan, clearly an Islamic name.
No mention anywhere in the mainstream media, though, of the religion or that these terrorists are likely tied to Al Qaeda. I guess they forgot about Qaeda’s “Black Hawk Down.”
Hmmm . . . Trying to hijack a ship full of innocent people, using weapons that will kill them. Sounds like terrorism to me.
But the media just won’t bring themselves to call them what they are: Islamic terrorists.
Gee, I wonder what, today, they’d call the scum who hijacked the Achille Lauro and murdered Leon Klinghoffer. Since “journalists” would shy away from putting the now-exalted “Palestinian” in front of “pirates,” I think the choice phrase would be “alternatively-heritaged pirates.”
Yup, Leon Klinghoffer was murdered by “alternatively-heritaged pirates” whose religion didn’t hijack the Achille Lauro. The differently-heritaged pirates hijacked Islam. Right?
Ain’t our PC press grand?!
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