Another Not-a-Terrorist

Man had parts for a pipe bomb in his luggage.

In an affidavit, FBI agent Kelly Boaz said two galvanized pipes, end caps with holes drilled in them, two prescription bottles containing air gun pellets, a model rocket igniter, batteries, lighters, lighter fluid and two bottles of nitromethane were found in Brown’s luggage.

I’m not saying that this guy was a terrorist, but if he’d been Arab, of Arab descent, conversant in Arabic, or a Muslim, I bet you the word terror would have appeared in the article.

My point, as always, is that reporting like this makes it really hard to refute arguments like “Arabs/Muslims are responsible for almost all the terrorism in the world today.” Because when you do a search on “terror,” stories like this don’t show up in your results.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under arab, arabic, domestic terrorism, Islamic relations

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s