Why did New York Times editors scrub a reference to the West’s view of Islamic Jihad as a terror organization?
Why did they later cast the murderous group as “nettlesome” and “unruly” — as if describing a stray tuft of hair and not terrorists responsible for targeting innocent men, women, and children at malls and on buses?
Why do Times reporters feel comfortable noting that a tiny but racist Israeli political party is “anti-Arab,” but not that Islamic Jihad is “anti-Jewish”? Why do they frequently suggest Israeli building in the West Bank is a violation of international law, but generally avoid saying the same about Islamic Jihad’s indiscriminate rockets fired into Israeli towns? And why do they pretend Islamic Jihad opposes the “occupation,” and not… “Israel’s existence”?
Why doesn’t the New York Times want people to know the truth about Islamic Jihad?