Here is a selection of headlines from the lamestream media, relating to yesterday's "terror incident" at the estate of the British parliament, in which four people were killed and 20 injured or wounded.
Terror Attack Strikes Heart of London - New York Times
Nation Is Defiant as Police Arrest 8 After Parliament Attack - New York Times
U.K. attacker was British-born man; eight others arrested - Globe and Mail
The new wave of terrorism in Britain - Globe and Mail
London attacker was British-born and had been investigated by authorities, prime minister says - Washington Post
Britons are denouncing Donald Trump Jr.’s attack on London’s mayor - Washington Post - (London't mayor is, errr, a Muslim.)
Police arrest 8 in London terror attack investigation - Fox News
Attack is the latest terror scare for London - Fox News
U.K. attacker was British-born, had been investigated for 'violent extremism' - CBC News
British PM condemns 'sick and depraved terrorist attack' near Parliament - CBC News
British-born attacker 'known to MI5' - BBC
London attack - latest updates from Westminster - BBC
London attacker was British-born, once investigated for extremist links - Global News
Canada’s threat level unchanged after assumed terror attack in London - Global News
‘Oh God, it was horrible’: Witnesses describe panic amid carnage of London terror attack - National Post
Trump Jr. criticizes London mayor’s terrorism comments shortly after deadly attack on British Parliament - National Post
Trump’s son blasted for criticizing London mayor - Toronto Star
London attacker was British-born and had been investigated for extremist links, U.K. prime minister says - Toronto Star
[That's enough headlines. Ed.] Quite right. The point of listing all these is to demonstrate the egregious self-censorship of the lamestream media (including Fox News) in the USA, Canada, and even the UK itself. What the (((controlled))) media don't want to admit in print or in broadcast news, is the fact that the attacker, who has not yet been named publicly, had been investigated by MI5, the UK intelligence service, "in relation to concerns of violent extremism".
Putting it more bluntly than the pussy-footing British PM, they know who he is, and they know he's a Muslim, an Islamic extremist, just as Walt predicted in yesterday's post. But the words "Muslim" and/or "Islamic" appear nowhere, nowhere, in any statements, press releases, or media reports of the "terror incident".
So far today I've seen only one reference to the religion or motivation of the attacker. That was in the Times of London, where the sub-head to the story titled "Seven Arrested in Terror Raids" is "Police swoop in London and Birmingham after Islamist kills three".
You're not being told that the perp is a Muslim for reasons of political correctness. I'll give Fox News credit for running "Hirsi Ali: Islamic Terrorists 'Don't Go to Liberals and Say Thank You' for Being PC". Here's a quote.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticized what she considered the "apologetic attitude" some liberals around the world have toward identifying the religious component to Islamic terrorism. Ali, a women rights activist who was raised Muslim in Somalia but later became an apostate, called such a mindset "masochistic and stupid." She said on Tucker Carlson Tonight that radical Islamic terrorists "don't go to liberals and say thank you so much, we'll stop terrorizing you" because of some on the left refuse to identify terrorism's religious component.
That's the problem. If they identify the Islamic terrorist as such, they challenge the liberal orthodoxy that Muslims are really nice people and don't want to kill all non-Muslims and establish their "caliphate" in Europe and America. They don't want to stoke the fires of "Islamophobia", already burning brightly in the USA and western Europe, and now, even in Canada. See "Nearly 50% of Canucks want border-jumpers deported", WWW 20/3/17.
Speaking of which... the Canadian parliament, by unhappy coincidence, is today debating M-103, a non-binding motion by M.P. Iqra Khalid [an Irish-Canadian? Ed.] condemning Islamophobia and "all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination". Though largely symbolic, the motion would direct the Commons heritage committee to study the issue and develop strategies to tackle the alleged problem.
Free speech advocates fear that the "strategies" could include measures such as prohibiting the disclosure of a terrorist's identity, ethnicity, religion or "belief system" -- in other words, censorship of the facts of "incidents" such as the attack on Westminster. Many Conservatives have said they cannot support the motion because it does not define Islamophobia, leading some to fear it could stifle free speech and criticism of Islam. Others have argued that the motion provides special treatment to one religion over others.
It appears to me that the self-censorship of the lamestream media makes any "anti-Islamophobia" laws unnecessary. M-103 has the support of the governing Liberals and the pinko NDP, and is expected to pass easily. After all, "terror incidents" may happen in Paris, Brussels and London, but they would never happen in Ottawa... would they? Oh... wait...
FOOTNOTE: The mojo wire is spitting out reports that the Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the Westminster attack. ISIS said through its Aamaq News Agency that the attacker was a soldier of the Islamic State who "carried out the operation in response to calls for targeting citizens of the coalition" of countries fighting IS in Syria and Iraq.
British officials did not release the attacker's identity or confirm a link with the Islamic State group, though British Prime Minister Teresa May, in a statement which takes a WWW award for obfuscation, said it would be wrong to describe the attack as "Islamic" extremism. "It is Islamist terrorism," she said. "It is a perversion of a great faith." Anyone who can figure out the distinction between Islamic extremism and Islamist terrorism is invited to do so in the comments window below. Keep it down to 25 words or less, please.
ANOTHER FOOTNOTE: If the Rt. Hon. Teresa May means that Islam is the "religion of peace" the liberals keep apologizing for, perhaps she can explain why Muslims like Khalid Masood -- now identified as the attacker at Westminster -- keep trying to kill non-Muslims. As for me, I just ask, where's Santiago Matamoros (St. James the Moor-slayer -- see featured post), now that we need him more than ever.