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Bias shows in covering left versus right terrorists
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
The major media has shown its biased reporting once again.  In Moscow, they reported “two female suicide bombers” attacked the subway while at the same time, the media reported a “Christian militia” was arrested for planned attacks against police officers.  I am glad that any group that would plan an attack would be arrested; but the emphasis on Christianity goes too far against Christians while Muslims are not even reported.  This so called “Christian militia” is all over the news with reporters claiming “hard right-wing conservative” to tie conservatives as evil.  However, an “Islamic Muslim militia” is not reported as such or in the same way.  Thankfully, this suspect terrorist plot did not occur; but other suspected terrorist plots against Americans in the United States also did not occur.  The major news media did not give the same coverage against the “Islamic Muslim militia” that was plotting to kill Americans.  

The news media did not report about President Obama’s association with the Weather Underground, a Chicago network of communist students that declared war against America in the 1970s that bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and New York City Headquarters, killing an officer.  They were organized by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who escaped prosecution due to illegal surveillance.  Each supported Obama and launched his political career from Ayers’ home.  America has thwarted a number of attacks since September 11, 2001; but the suspects in the case were not reported as an “Islamic Muslim Militia”.  The news media would refer to them as a “terrorist network”.  Those attacks include, as noted in a Fox News report:

• February 2006, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Zand Wassim Mazloun: Accused of providing material support to terrorists, making bombs for use in Iraq.

• April 2006, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee: Cased and videotaped the Capitol and World Bank for a terrorist organization.

•June 2006, Narseal Batiste, Patrick Abraham, Stanley Grant Phanor, Naudimar Herrera, Burson Augustin, Lyglenson Lemorin, and Rotschild Augustine: Accused of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower.

• July 2006, Assem Hammoud: Accused of plotting to hit New York City train tunnels.

• August 2006, Liquid Explosives Plot: Thwarted plot to explode ten airliners over the United States.

• March 2007, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Mastermind of September 11, 2001 and author of numerous plots confessed in court to planning to destroy skyscrapers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

• May 2007, Fort Dix Plot: Six men accused of plotting to attack Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey.

• June 2007, JFK Plot: Four men accused of plotting to blow up fuel arteries underneath JFK Airport in New York.

Sadly, today we cannot even call a terrorist a terrorist since the Obama administration has directed them to be called “man-caused disasters”; but calling a “Christian militia” is appropriate as long as the media emphasizes “conservative”, “Christian” and “right wing”.  I am sure right now the major media is trying to find any connection any of these members would have to any Christian organization or even the TEA Party movement.  Maybe they had a tea bag in the cupboard.

In my book, a terrorist is a terrorist and the real enemy in America is any organization that plans an attack against America.  Our major media should not be “politically correct” to define one organization without truly defining the other.
 Frank Aquila
President of the South San