The federal government has charged two Florida imams with conspiracy in a plot to raise money for the Pakistani Taliban. Why is this not getting the mainstream media's attention? Columnist John Ransom wonders:
They arrested six in the plot on Saturday.
“Authorities say the ringleader of the group is Hafiz Khan,” writes the LATimes, “a 76-year-old imam at a mosque in Miami. He was arrested Saturday by a group of nearly 30 FBI agents who waited until his early-morning services were done before taking him into custody.”
Glad they waited for services to take place.
The authorities probably got the imam confused with some Jewish or German or Australian terrorists because of the inherent prejudice all Americans feel when we see a Muslim dressed in traditional garb, practicing their religion of peace.
Thankfully, there wasn’t a plane nearby that someone could prevent Khan from boarding.
Now that would have made the news. Or at least the front page of the NYT.
“In the wider Islamic community of South Florida,” says the Wall Street Journal, “many feared that the imams' arrests would trigger a backlash against Muslims.”
Oh, those poor Muslims in America. Cue the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other unindicted co-conspirators to give us one of their stock racism lectures.