On Sunday, police rushed to a large mosque in London, Ontario, responding to reports that a man was threatening to shoot people there.
Media were naturally all over the story. Even though no-one was actually shot, it was big news.
The media, and the police, and politicians get a bit weird about crimes involving Muslims. Remember when a woman in a hijab was allegedly assaulted in a Peterborough store by another woman, and it was immediately called an anti-Muslim incident, and every politician in the country denounced it?
And then, as our own Andrew Lawton reported, it turned out that the woman who allegedly did the assaulting was Muslim herself?
I’m not saying there is no anti-Muslim crime, but when there’s an anti-Muslim incident, you’d be foolish to trust the lying media to tell you the truth. So many times, the crime itself is a hoax.
So back to the London mosque. Police have released the name of the 24-year-old suspect: Omid Ghaffouri.
Well, so much for the racist Trump fan theory.
And, in fairness, most media reported that name.
Except, weirdly, not the CBC…
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