A dozen people may have been murdered by Islamic terrorists in Paris Wednesday morning, but The New York Times can’t help but note the real tragedy behind the shooting: the growth of Islamophobia.
The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for its publication of images of Muhammad is “sure to accelerate the growth of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, feeding far-right nationalist parties like France’s National Front,” frets Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Katrin Bennhold in an article entitled “Paris Attack Reflects a ‘Dangerous Moment’ for Europe.”
To be clear, the “dangerous moment” in the headline refers not to the murder of a dozen Parisians (including a Muslim cop), but the friction between “supporters of jihadist organizations and the white working class increasingly feeling disenfranchised and uncoupled from elites.”
They also quote Peter Neumann of King’s College London saying that “large parts of the European public are latently anti-Muslim” and that the hardest hit are “the ordinary normal Muslims who are trying to live their lives in Europe.”
Meanwhile, how do the Times reporters characterize the ACTUAL publication of the Muhammad cartoons by the victims, an act they openly said could cost them their lives? As a “raucous, vulgar and sometimes commercially driven effort to offend every Islamic piety…”
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.