In what must have come as a shock to its readers, the New York Times reported that the July 7, 2005 terrorist attacks in London brought “home to Britain fears of homegrown terrorist attacks among its disenfranchised South Asian population.”
Imagine the surprise of many to learn that Britain is now under attack from “disenfranchised South Asian” people, not those who murder in the name of their Islamic faith.
The non naming of muslims as terrorists is more of the same waffling cowardice the media exhibited during the Danish cartoon uproar. All of the perpetrators of the Glasgow bombing attack were muslim, identifying them as such is not profiling.
If a 7-11 is robbed and police begin pulling over primarily cars driven by blacks that would be racial profiling. But if the 7-11 clerk says "I was robbed by a black man who drove away from the scene", then cops pulling over black drivers in the area are not profiling they are using actual descriptions to narrow the field of search.
What kind of news organization is afraid to give the news? Of course Pinch has decided to make the Times the propaganda arm of the celebrity thought police.