Imagine in 1940 and 1941 if British media coverage of The Blitz never identified who was bombing Britain and why. All its coverage was on the order of “Airplanes bombed England for the tenth straight day,” etc., with no indication that there was a war on, or who was fighting.
That is what this story is like, and it is typical of media coverage of jihad activity. These two teens were arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism. What kind of terrorism? No telling. Part of the global jihad? NBC doesn’t deign to tell us, although it does give us a hint by adding the bit at the end about the Muslim who was arrested at the airport.
This is why we’re in the fix we’re in. How can we win a war when few even know there is a war on, and when everyone is afraid to identify properly what exactly we’re fighting?
“Two Teens Suspected of Preparing for Acts of Terrorism Arrested in England,” NBC, April 5, 2015:
A teenage boy and girl suspected of preparing for acts of terrorism were arrested in northern England, British police said Saturday.
The 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the county of Lancashire Thursday after investigators examined “a number of electronic devices,” the Greater Manchester Police said in a statement. On Friday a 16-year-old girl was arrested in the city of Manchester “on suspicion of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism,” the statement said.
Police said both teens were arrested as part of an investigation involving counter-terrorism and police agencies, but it was unclear whether the pair was related in any way. Both are out on bail until May 28, the statement said.
The U.K. raised its terror threat level from substantial to severe last August, in part because of home-grown extremists, who might travel to Syria or Iraq and wage attacks on the West, according to the U.K.’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Center.