Because They Don’t Want It To Be True

Sigolène Vinson, a freelancer who had decided to come in that morning to take part in the meeting, thought she would be killed when one of the men approached her.

Instead, she told French news media, the man said, “I’m not going to kill you because you’re a woman, we don’t kill women, but you must convert to Islam, read the Quran and cover yourself,” she recalled.

…Here’s what it says now:

…“Don’t be afraid, calm down, I won’t kill you,” the gunman told her in a steady voice, with a calm look in his eyes, she recalled. “You are a woman. But think about what you’re doing. It’s not right.”

Nothing about telling her to convert to Islam. Nothing about telling her to read the Quran. Nothing about telling her to cover her face.

…So, imagine yourself as an NYT editor…Why would you specifically take out the part about the Islamic terrorist proselytizing for Islam in the middle of the terrorist attack? Why delete this woman’s account of being threatened at gunpoint and being told to convert to Islam?

…Because you’re one of America’s moral, ethical, and intellectual betters, and you don’t want it to be true.

—Jim Treacher, New York Times Reports On Muslim Proselytizing During Charlie Hebdo Attack, Then Deletes It.

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  1. Americans wouldn’t believe the truth even if the NYT printed it. They’re editors run whatever’s within the Overton window to sell ad copy. Muslims make great neighbors and all.

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