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Submitted by Anon (United States), Dec 24, 2015 at 19:44

Excellent article Dr Pipes. I think one reason for the lop sided coverage is that the media cares a lot more about gun violence than Islamic beheadings. The San Bernadino case became sensational long before the jihadi angle became evident because it was a gun related act (and lots of people were suspecting some disgruntled white shooter) and by the time the jihadi angle emerged the liberal media had no room to back down from the sensational coverage they had started. If the couple had knifed 16 people the media would have watered it down just enough to downplay the Islamist terror angle.

One hopes Americans learn to take this seriously. Europe is already a lost case sadly.

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