It’s because they’re Muslims

I drove back from yesterday’s news conference at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto in the northeastern part of the city, but honestly, I could have just as easily floated home in the sea of horse manure emanating from the building.

So frequent were the bald reassurances that faith and religion had nothing -nothing, you understand – to do with the alleged homegrown terrorist plot recently busted open by Canadian police and security forces, that for a few minutes afterward, I wondered if perhaps it was a vile lie of the mainstream press or a fiction of my own demented brain that the 17 accused young men are all, well, Muslims.

But no. I have checked. They are all Muslims.

Christie Blatchford in the Globe and Mail, 5 June 2006

For a similar article by Andrew C. McCarthy, which claims that “the mainstream media continue to suppress the ‘Islam’ in Islamic terrorism”, see National Review, 5 June 2006