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Posted on 06/05/2013 1:32:27 PM PDT by libstripper
Changes to the AP stylebook show that were blinding ourselves to the connections between Islamic extremism and terrorism.
It was a report of the now numbingly familiar sort. Witnesses at the synagogue in Paris recounted that an Iranian immigrant had been screaming Allahu Akbar! while he chased the rabbi and his son. When he finally caught up, he slashed away at them with a box-cutter, causing severe lacerations. Nevertheless, the Associated Press assured readers that [a]n official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive.
Quite a mystery, that.
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Count on it!
Political correctness may yet get us all killed.
We have to overlook obvious signs of Muslim radicalization of some people, because liberals tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, because not all Muslims are terrorists, yadda, yadda, yadda.
So, we have to pretend that we don’t know what motivates Muslim radicals. Every time an atrocity is committed by them, we act like it’s the very first time anyone has shouted “Allah Ahkbar”, and we have to act like we don’t know why someone would commit such acts.
sometimes it’s lonely. sometimes it is only me and the shadows that fill this room. Still it’s A Great Day To Be Alive.
Try that here and box cutter gets answered with .357 Sig.
The AP Handbook of Style USED to be something on any writer’s reference shelf, along with Strunk and White’s handbook.
I wouldn’t buy one, if it were on the shelf in either the local Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul store!