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Munich Massacre v Jo Cox: Biased British Press avoid ‘Islam’

The Munich massacre is all over the Daily Mirror’s front page. The word is “terror”. But why did the killer do it? Lunacy? Narcissism? Nihilism? Anger? Because he could? Nazism? Islamism? Racism? Brexit? Low blood sugar? The NRA?

The killer is dead. Can we guess, then, why a young man would slaughter so many at a shopping mall?

The Mirror calls the 18-year-0ld Iranian-German the “crazed killer”. He is the “lone gunman”.

 

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When Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered on a street in England, the Mirror knew everything about her alleged killer, Thomas Mair, in an instant. The Mirror was backing the Remain vote in the EU Referendum:

 

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The Star also knew about Mair:

 

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And the Sun knew Mair was a far-right loon:

 

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But now the Star can only muster: “…the shooting may have been carried out by Islamic extremists or far-right sympathisers.”

And the Sun just settles on nationality:

 

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The Press are pussyfooting around.

The Mirror does quote an eyewitness, who spoke with CNN:

The woman named Loretta told CNN: “I come out of the toilet and I hear like an alarm, boom, boom, boom. He’s killing the children. The children were sitting to eat. They can’t run.”

She also said the man yelled: ‘Allahu Akbar!’

She said she recognised this phrase as she herself is Muslim, according to CNN.

Surely people of all religions and races know that phrase by now. The Greater Manchester Police have used it in their terrorist training for attacks on shopping malls.

So. Why did he do it? Discuss. And here’s a clue: it’s never a simple answer (unless myou want it to be).

Posted: 23rd, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1)