If a Muslim shot and killed three people in a broad daylight shooting spree in California, would the media mention it?
February 19, 2013 |Ali Syed identified as shooter in Orange County, California shooting spree that killed three (link scrubbed, new link added) – Ali Syed’s Southern California shooting spree: 3 victims identified
If a Muslim doctor lured a 9-month pregnant woman through a Craigslist ad in Ohio then drugged, raped, killer her and her unborn child then abused her corpse, would the media mention it?
February 22, 2013 | Dr. Ali Salim Raped, Killed Pregnant Woman, Sought More Victims
If a Muslim was the primary suspect in a shooting on the Las Vegas strip that killed three people, would the media mention it? And would the media stop using the his full Muslim name after blogs pointed out his apparent conversion to Islam?
February 23, 2013 | Las Vegas shooting suspect named: Ammar Asim Faruq Harris
If a Muslim – a prominent imam no less, told Muslims at a Virginia high school they must be first in line for armed jihad, would the media mention it?
February 22, 2013 | Virginia imam tells Muslims to wake up, promotes armed jihad (video)
If a Muslim shot, decapitated, cut the hands off of and burned two Christian men in New Jersey, would the media mention it?
February 13, 2013 | Gruesome double murder, men decapitated
Reporting must be better outside the U.S., right?
If a mob of Muslim kids bullied a nine-year-old boy in Britain so mercilessly that he hung himself, would the media mention it?
If Muslims killed 16 people and injured more than 100 car bombing a cinema and a bus terminal in India, would the media mention it?
February 23, 2013 | India: Terrorist attack kills 16 in Hyderabad
If Muslims torched and looted more than 200 Hindu homes in West Bengal, would the media even report it?
These are just a few of the incidents from the last week.
And finally, if Barrack Hussein Obama ordered the U.S. State Department to issue a “worldwide caution” to all U.S. citizens about potential terror threats, would that document include the words jihad, Muslim or Islam?
Update: Daniel Pipes wrote in a similar vein a few days ago via Jihad or Criminality?
Comments: Because the media, law enforcement, and elected officials are so reluctant to give out information about the attackers’ religion, much less their motives, it’s basically impossible to tell from the outside if they represent a wave of jihadi attacks by Islamists or are just a bunch of criminals who happen to be Muslim, or a bit of both. (For documentation of this pattern, see both my article “http://www.danielpipes.org/2396/denying-islamist-terrorismwww.danielpipes.org/2396/denying-islamist-terrorism” and the follow-up blog, “More Incidents of Denying Islamist Terrorism.”) The most the media will concede is in the Ibrahim case, that “Privately some wonder if it had something to do with the victims’ [Christian] religion.” When will journalists, police, and politicians end their efforts to hide key information that the public needs and deserves? (February 24, 2013)
Feb. 25, 2013 update: This blog prompted readers to send other recent cases of Muslim-on-non-Muslim violence:
Sep. 8, 2011: As Justin Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was about to board a Greyhound bus in Springfield, Mo., Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., shot him in the back. Dawod tried to fire more shots but his pistol, a .22-cal. semi-automatic, jammed, at which point other passengers subdued him. The attack appeared to be unprovoked. Police are seeking a motive. They charged Dawod with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting.
It leaves one wondering how many other cases are out there that are never reported anywhere.
Update: Several days after this post, a similar post appeared at IBD.com on March 1, Jihad? What Jihad? Media Shrug At Islamic Threat