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Nicholas Salvador and media bias: insane killer not driven to it by Islam and marijuana

by | 23rd, June 2015

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Nicholas Salvador has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. He’s been sentenced to remain in Broadmore psychiatric hospital for the indefinite future.

Salvador, 25, stabbed and decapitated Palmira Silva , 82, in her back garden in Edmonton, North London. Salvador had an interest in shapeshifters. He believed Mrs Silva was a Adolf Hitler or a demon. Before that horrofic crime, Salvador killed two cats he thought were demons. He liked watching YouTube videos about the Illuminati, a group of people who ‘control the world’.

When the story broke, the Sun took a position. It placed Salvador’s religion at the heart of the crime. Indeed, it was the key fact in the paper’s front-page headline:

 

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In his summing up, the judge made no reference to Islam. But what does the  Sun  say?

The killer called upon “Allah” and claimed “I am king” then held up the head of Mrs Silva to a police helicopter in triumph as armed officers desperately scrambled to the scene in Edmonton, north London.

He also bit a chunk out of a police officer’s leg and had to be Tasered six times, hit with truncheons, punched and sprayed with CS spray before he was subdued.

The Sun than talks about drugs:

Mr Rees said Salvador, who smoked skunk – a potent form of cannabis blamed for hallucinations, anxiety and paranoia – had lost his job in billboard advertising three days earlier and was staying with a “host family” three doors away from Mrs Silva.

Did the drugs pay any part in his insanity? We are not told. Did Islam play any part in the insanity? Well, he said “allah” instead of God or Jesus. But, then, he also said he

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