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‘Lady, take your kid and get out of here’

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That’s what a Canadian tourist says she was told by an NYPD officer in Times Square last night when her hotel was evacuated, according to the NYT. And this bomb, or incendiary device, or whatever it ends up being, was just about to go off when they caught the as-yet-unidentified man who set it and he ran away. He wanted to kill a lot of people in a crowded space indiscriminately. Women, children, whoever happened to be nearby. If that’s not terrorism, the word has no meaning.

We shouldn’t speculate on the identity of the suspect, of course, but Britain’s Daily Telegraph does anyway:

The dark green Nissan Pathfinder with tinted windows was parked near the junction of 45th Street and Broadway.

The location is also adjacent to the Viacom building, fuelling speculation that it might be linked to the company’s controversial South Park cartoon which recently depicted Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.

That’s silly, of course. And so is noting that this sounds similar to the failed car-bombing plot by some British jihadis a few years back. Once you capitulate to Muslim extremists, as Comedy Central did, they say “Thank you” and stop doing bad things. So put the thought out of your mind, racist.

Jim Treacher