Reuters and the AP are often thought to be far more than some of the other media such as CNN. But Reuters just put out a story about the New Mexico compound case and the Brooklyn imam connected to it that is a masterpiece of cleaning up the history of the Imam. And one has to ask why?
The Reuters story really takes the prize for manipulative coverage of the Muslim extremists who were abusing the starving 11 children found at the New Mexico compound.
According to the police, the children were being taught how to commit school shootings.
One of the men at the compound who was arrested is Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of the controversial Brooklyn imam, Siraj Wahhaj, who was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also testified as a character witness for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “blind sheik” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the United States.
But in the Reuter’s story which is basically about the imam’s reaction to the situation, they never mention that critical fact about the Imam. Nor do they mention that the police have called the compound group Muslim extremists.
In fact, they actually seem to be making an effort to build up the imam, as just the poor beleaguered father/grandfather in the situation.