A Mass Murderer Becomes a ‘Terrorist’–Based on Ethnicity, Not Evidence

17 July 2016 — FAIR

Truck used in Nice attacks (photo: Andrew Testa/NYT)

The New York Times‘ photo of the truck used in an attack the paper labelled “terrorist,” despite admitting that it had no knowledge of the presumed killer’s motives. (photo: Andrew Testa/NYT)

The New York Times (7/15/16), writing about the man who reportedly killed 84 people in a truck attack in Nice, France, provided no evidence that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was motivated by either politics or religion to commit violence—yet still labeled the murders as “terrorism,” as though the definition of that crime were based on ethnicity rather than motivation.

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