A Massachusetts man has been arrested on charges of planning to fly model airplanes loaded with explosives into the Pentagon and Capitol building. The plot allegedly involved six other operatives, who would form a kind of commando team that would fire on crowds of people streaming out of Congress and the Pentagon after the initial attack.
Nowhere in the press release from the Justice Department or the major media coverage was there a reference to what the man is: A radical Islamic terrorist. In fact, the press release from the Justice Department said the planned act was "not reflective of a particular culture or religion."
That sounds like it could have been a press release from CAIR. And of course it is a lie and beyond political correctness.
If this is someone the media could have labeled a Christian extremist, you know he would have been so identified. But the suspect said he was doing it for Allah and that he hated the United States.
So why would our government lie and perpetrate an obvious falsehood? It isn't helping us make friends with those whose goal is to kill us.
In Grass Valley, Calif., I'm Cal Thomas.
Publication date: October 3, 2011