CNN’s Twitter account tried to get away with saying the Flint airport stabber “said something in Arabic” right before he attacked a policeman, but fellow social media users quickly corrected the network Wednesday.
Reports indicated that witnesses heard the stabber shout “Allahu Akbar” before he attacked, but CNN chose to write “something in Arabic” instead.
— CNN (@CNN) June 21, 2017
The responses were brutal.
Why is CNN afraid to report that a terrorist shouted ALLAHU AKBAR before stabbing an officer?
Why so afraid? #AllahuAkbar
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) June 21, 2017
At this point you seem incapable of reporting the sun rising in the morning and getting it right
— Michael Gray (@graywolf) June 21, 2017
Said something in Arabic. Omg y’all are outing yourselves as jokes
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) June 21, 2017
He yelled, “The fake media is gonna have a hard time spinning this as a case of racist whites.”
— Lil Deb (@BlueDreamLodge) June 21, 2017
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) June 21, 2017
Fact: The terrorist shouted “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing cop
CNN: “The suspect said something in Arabic” https://t.co/0we0cyW5mt
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) June 21, 2017