Jihad Watch reader Paul has informed me that in its coverage of the murder of journalist Hrant Dink in Turkey, the mainstream media is neglecting to mention that the killer cried, “I shot the non-Muslim,” as we reported here yesterday.
Now why would this be initially reported and then disappear without a trace (or a retraction)? If it were inaccurate, I would expect some kind of correction or retraction to appear. And I certainly know from personal experience that the mainstream media, both liberal and conservative, is extremely reluctant to discuss the possibility that there might be some aspect of Islam that incites to violence, or that Muslims are committing violence because of religious principles, not because of poverty or ethnicity or Abu Ghraib or Britney Spears or whatever. And then there are the powerful Muslim advocacy groups in Western countries, which portray any honest depiction of jihad violence as “Islamophobia.”
Was this “I shot the non-Muslim” cry killfiled because of political correctness and fear? So that the foolish kuffar would go back to sleep, untroubled by anxieties of jihad?
UPDATE: Paul tells me that Charles Johnson at LGF, who is far better at this sort of detective work than I am, has found a Telegraph story that translates the cry as “I shot the infidel.” Paul observes that that is much more likely to be what was actually said, and I agree.