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Did I happen to mention that they’re Muslims?

Joel Mowbray plays the Muslim drinking game:

The rioters who have terrorized Paris for two weeks now have been called many things by the mainstream media: poor, disaffected, disenfranchised, mostly immigrants or children of. But one label applied to them in passing, if at all, is one that is certainly not unimportant or irrelevant: “Muslim.”

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Anyone reading the accounts of perhaps the most respected news organization on earth, the Associated Press, would have no clue that Muslims were primarily behind the riots.

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And while Reuters, the New York Times, and the LA Times each feel compelled to mention that many rioters are Muslim, they treat that fact as, at most, incidental.

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By all accounts, the primary contingent of rioters is Muslim.

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But there is no denying that most of the rioters are Muslim.

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The hot zones are indeed “poor suburbs with large immigrant populations.” But they’re also heavily Muslim. And it was Muslims who were almost exclusively involved in instigating the initial waves of violence. Through the 11th day of rioting, it appears that Muslims—particularly when copycats are not counted—still account for most of the rioters.

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The word “Muslim” appears exactly once in the 1,000 word dispatch—at the very end.Seemingly tacked on at the close of the article is the following: “Government officials have held a series of meetings with Muslim religious leaders, local officials and youths from poor suburbs to try to calm the violence.” (emphasis added)

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Just afterward, in the next-to-last paragraph—and out of nowhere—is this: “Muslim leaders have urged politicians to show respect for immigrant communities.”

So Muslims apparently are not involved in the riots, except in calling for their end.

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Treating its readers with a modicum more respect, the NY Times at least acknowledged that “a majority of the youths committing the acts are Muslim”—but buried that tidbit more than 1,000 words into a 1,400 article.

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Of course everyone knows that the fact that the rioters are primarily Muslim is significant.

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But it is self-evident that the violence is largely unique to Muslims. That’s why even the AP and the BBC, both of whom otherwise pretend to be blind to the religion of those destroying whole towns, mention that it is Muslim leaders urging calm.

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The BBC, while engaging in absurd acrobatics in its reporting on the riots to avoid even the mention of the word “Muslim”—unless it’s to describe those calling for peace—has an entire series on the state of Muslims in France.

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