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Glenn Reynolds says:

AN ANTI-TERROR RALLY BY MUSLIMS in Antelope Valley, California.

You know, if these people had blown something up, they’d be getting more press. Which suggests that if the press wants to help eliminate terrorism, it should adjust its priorities.

Let’s shame them into it with our Digg for terrorist inciters, excusers, and opponents.

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: Glenn Reynolds says:

AN ANTI-TERROR RALLY BY MUSLIMS in Antelope Valley, California.

You know, if these people had blown something up, they’d be getting more press. Which suggests that if the press wants to help eliminate terrorism, it should adjust its priorities.

Let’s shame them into it with our Digg for terrorist inciters, excusers, and opponents.

  • http://www.writingcave.com Amrit Hallan

    Actually sometimes the news is not about the act of terror, but the aftermath, the casualty that the strike leaves behind. When normal, innocent people die without their fault, the news part of the thing cannot be down-played. On the other hand, yes, the terrorist statements shouldn’t get the kind of coverage they get. As long as they are contained to their caves and their midieval ideologies, I couldn’t care less what messages people like Laden and Zawahiri have for the world.

  • billg

    Anti-terror marches are not news; there’s no reason that march should get more press. Most likely, the only reason the local paper did the story is because it runs counter to the biases of its readers: “Look! Local Muslims Who Don’t Want to Kill Us!” In another age they’d proably have done stories along the lines of “Look! Local Negroes Who Work Hard And Can’t Dance!”
    More to the point, how is the American press reporting this story supposed to stop some brainwashed yahoo from blowing himslef up?

  • penny

    OK. That’s 100 people.
    I’d be much more impressed if it was a 10,000+ rally in Dearborn, Michigan.

  • Ptolemy

    Exposure of this action could assist in letting the Islamic community show a non-terrifying public face. You will never get someone who hates on principle to be moved by a march. You could get a lot of Americans who show no particular bias against Buddhists, Hindus or Jews to become less antagonized by Islam. Its only a start and the march was far too small to do the community real justice but surely it warrants at least half the attention of tiny abortion rallies.