The Washington Post has published a lengthy interview with Lee Boyd Malvo, the junior of the jihadist pair of Beltway snipers who terrorized the D.C. area ten years ago: “Lee Boyd Malvo, 10 years after D.C. area sniper shootings: ‘I was a monster’”.
It was known at the time Malvo was arrested, along with his emir, John Allen Muhammed, that the two were carrying out an Islamic jihad, but the fact was massively underreported:
During the days and weeks that followed, the national media made no mention of “Islam,” “Muslim,” or “terrorism.” They rather presented the Muhammad as “an ex-soldier,” “a former, Army combat engineer,” and “a Gulf War veteran who was an expert Army marksman,” and Malvo, an illegal alien from Jamaica, as either as a misguided youth or clueless dupe.
Such portraits were in keeping with the following dictate from Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “Police reports indicate the suspects acted alone, based on their own motivations. There is no indication that this case is related to Islam or Muslims. We therefore ask journalists and media commentators to avoid speculation based on stereotyping or prejudice. The American Muslim community should not be held accountable for the alleged criminal actions of what appear to be troubled and deranged individuals.” (“Beltway snipers exposed as Muslim terrorists”).
In 2007, Investors Business Daily ran an article criticizing a CNN special for having scrubbed from its five-year retrospective on the shootings any possible indicator that the attacks were motivated by the pair’s Muslim faith:
Nowhere in its one-hour special -- promoted as "The Minds of the D.C. Snipers" -- is Islamist brainwashing even hinted as a motivating factor behind their serial assassinations. Yet the evidence is overwhelming that they were on a jihad.
In their own words, Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo traveled across the country to terrorize Washingtonians on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks -- first by picking off random people and then by blowing up school buses using plastic explosives loaded with ball bearings . . . .
. . . The jailhouse drawings of the younger sniper, Malvo, tell it all: One sketch of Osama bin Laden exalts him as a "Servant of Allah." A self-portrait of him and Muhammad is captioned: "We will kill them all. Jihad . . . Allah Akbar!" A sketch of the burning Twin Towers has as its caption: "America did this. You were warned." A poem scribbled alongside an American flag and star of David drawn in cross hairs reads: "Our minarets are our bayonets, Our mosques are our baracks, Our believers are our soldiers." The Quran (Surah 2:190) is quoted as follows: "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you and slay them wherever ye catch them." Also: "Islam the only true guidance." The White House is drawn in cross hairs, surrounded by missiles, with the warning: "Sep. 11 we will ensure will look like a picnic to you," and "you will bleed to death little by little." Another warning reads: "Islam. We will Resist. We will conquer. We will win." (“Rehabbing The D.C. Snipers”).
The WP must still be honoring CAIR’s request, judging from Saturday’s 3,000-word article not containing a single reference to Islam nor jihad.
Islam’s designs on the West is the biggest taboo out there. Is there any wonder the Obama administration’s false narrative of what happened in Libya gets a complete pass by the mainstream media?