Sunday, January 21, 2007

[Update] 'Journalist Shot Dead In Turkey, Victim Of Islamofascism'

More on our earlier post on Hrant Dink, the journalist who, despite media reporting, appeared to have been gunned down by Islamofascists in Turkey. The gunner who shot him has been caught and identified as 16 or 17 year old Ogun Samast. The story also had this to add:

Police also detained six other suspects in Trabzon, including Yasin Hayal, a man convicted in the bombing of a McDonald's restaurant in Trabzon in 2004, who police believe may have incited the attack, Turkish news reports said. Hayal was alleged to be an Islamic militant who learned to make bombs from Chechen militants at a camp in Azerbaijan. All six were also flown to Istanbul.
With that on top of the killer yelling "I shot the non-Muslim!" or "I shot the infidel!" as he ran away, this is without a doubt an attack on a non-Muslim journalist by a Muslim, killed for his "insulting Turkey." And with all this mounting evidence is the media reporting it an attack by Islamofascism? Of course not, the story continues to include the same excuses:
Most Turks have assumed that the 52-year-old Dink, editor of the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos, was targeted for his public statements calling the killing of Armenians by Turks in the early 20th century genocide. Nationalists consider such statements an insult to Turkey's honor and a threat to its unity, and Dink had been showered with insults and threats.
Now let's ask ourselves a question, a little exercise in media-bias, if you will: what would happen if a white Christian shot a Muslim journalist in New York for "insulting America" and screamed "I shot the non-Christian" as he ran away? I think we all know this story would be reported differently. I doubt the headlines would read "Journalist Shot Dead In New York," more like "Christian Guns Down Muslim Journalist In Apparent Hate Crime." And not only that, but I'm sure the story would be getting a little more coverage.