NYT: "Diversity at Risk" –

The Walter Duranty clones at the New York Slimes must be breeding like mosquitoes. If Muslims would stop killing non-Muslims in the name of Allah and Islam, fear of Muslims might abate. Lather, rinse. Repeat.

After Massacre of Children By Islamist, NYTimes Frets Only About ‘Diversity at Risk,’ Anti-Muslim ‘Tensions’

Peculiar priorities at the New York Times. Reporter Scott Sayare, in Toulouse in the aftermath of the killings of seven by a radical Muslim, seemed to think that the top story out of the tragedy was Muslim fear of rising tensions and loss of “diversity”: “After Killings in France, Muslims Fear a Culture of Diversity Is at Risk.”

Toulouse is by no means without racism, anti-Semitism, crime or the deep social segregation that marks many French cities, but with a culture shaped by successive waves of immigration, it is described by its inhabitants as a place of particular tolerance.

Sayare focused not on the victims, including Jewish schoolchildren, or what the killing signifies about Islamic integration into French society — only the fear that the killings would foster ethnic “tensions” against Muslims.

There are concerns, though, that Mohammed Merah may have changed that.

The seven brutal killings carried out this month by Mr. Merah — a 23-year-old son of Toulouse, and a professed jihadi — occurred during a divisive presidential race that had already turned toward questions of immigration and Islam. Even though investigators say Mr. Merah was effectively a lone, self-radicalized extremist, his violent ideology fits closely with some French stereotypes of Islam, and Muslims here fear that the tensions brought on by the murders may prove more lasting.

The young Muslims Sayare talked to certainly kept any sympathy for the victims well-hidden, preferring to pity themselves. And no article on French Muslims is complete without a slam at President Nicolas Sarkozy.

There will be a ‘before’ and an ‘after,’ ” said Yassin Elmu’min, 23, a round-faced young man with blue eyes and short hair slicked into tight curls. Typically, Mr. Elmu’min said, there is “dialogue” between cultures in Toulouse, and Muslims are treated well. But he and other Muslims, many living in the poor suburbs outside downtown Toulouse, said they had already begun to detect nervous gazes that were uncharacteristic of this city.

“Someone had the nerve to ask me, ‘Do you agree with what he did?’ ” Mr. Elmu’min said, exasperated. President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the rejection of “easy falsehoods” about Muslims last week, after Mr. Merah was killed by police commandos, Mr. Elmu’min said. “The ‘easy falsehoods’ are already here,” he lamented.

A friend, Abd’allah, 19, dressed in a cream-colored djellaba beneath a hooded sweatshirt, said, “We’re the victims in the story.” He declined to give his full name, saying he feared trouble from the French authorities.

Despite Mr. Sarkozy’s recent appeals for tolerance, many Muslims say he has done much to stigmatize them, pointing often to a 2010 law banning the Islamic full veil, or niqab, and to a debate on “the national identity.”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2012/03/29/after-massacre-children-islamist-nytimes-frets-only-about-diversity-ris#ixzz1qVqkJPIn

4 thoughts on “NYT: "Diversity at Risk" –”

  1. “Even though investigators say Mr. Merah was effectively a lone.”

    Yeah, sure. They always work alone. Right.

  2. From the article, “Muslims in Toulouse after jihad massacre: “We’re the victims in the story”

    stated that the,
    “Shares in The New York Times Company have slid from $US25 to $US6.89 (S6.60) during the past four years.”

    Karmic justice for the TImes collusion with Duranty’s participating in the denial of the Holodomor and defending the wickedness of Soviet Communism.

  3. @sheikyermami

    He has to bail the Times out, beside Media Matter and HuffPost, it’s one of his propaganda arms.

    Unless O. becomes leader for life and that seems to be a possibility the way things are going. He won’t be ruling (as an O. PR lackey once stated.) forever, therefore sooner or later the paper will have to sink or swim. And it looks like it’s future is leaning towards sinking.

    This possibility makes me smile.

Comments are closed.