DC Trawler

Not All Muslims get a pass on their terrorism motive from the NYT

Just two guys this time. Here’s the Newspaper of Record:

SEATTLE — Federal law enforcement officials have arrested two men who they say planned to attack a military processing center here using machine guns and grenades.

The men — Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph A. Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., 32, of Los Angeles — were arrested late Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to murder federal officers and employees, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and several firearms-related charges…

The 38-page criminal complaint filed against the two suggested that they had not made final plans to carry out the alleged plot. They were frustrated, it said, by American war policies and discussed how to make an attack last as long as possible in order to get the most media attention for their actions…

At one point, Mr. Abdul-Latif said, according to a government transcription of a recorded conversation: “We’re not only trying to kill people, we’re trying to send a message. We’re trying to get something that’s gonna be on CNN and all over the world.”

Oh, so they’re anti-war activists? That’s the “message” they wanted to send? They’re basically Code Pink with grenades?

Wait a second, says Newsbusters:

Yet the Times chose to omit from its report an important detail: these men were radical Muslim converts. One of them actually admired Osama bin Laden, as the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

Well, that doesn’t mean it had anything to do with the motive for their terrorist plot. Haven’t you wingnuts ever heard of a little thing called coincidence?

The NYT even goes so far as to mention Oregon Christmas tree wannabomber Mohamed Osman Mohamud, without mentioning his open desire for jihad and his terrorist contacts in Afghanistan. In fact, you won’t find the words “jihad,” “terrorist,” “Al Qaeda,” “Muslim,” or “Islam” anywhere in the NYT’s story.

Wouldn’t want to jump to conclusions. It’s not like they’re part of the Tea Party.

It’s a mystery why the NYT wastes so much money on ink. The only way you can get the real news from them is to read between the lines.