Canadian Jihad Coverup by Robert Spencer
The lead paragraph of the Toronto Star story on this week’s terror arrests in
was: “In investigators’ offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.” But illustrating the story was a photo of two women, relatives of the accused, in full Islamic dress, their faces entirely covered except for a slit for their eyes. Difficult to find a common denominator? The investigators could have found it in the Star’s photo.
But the Star seemed intent on not noticing this. The initial New York Times story on the arrests likewise identified the suspects as “Canadian residents” and as “mainly of South Asian descent.” It assures readers immediately thereafter that “none of them had any known affiliation with Al Qaeda”-which it had given no one any reason to suspect in the first place.