Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Notice The Language

Here's a story from the AP about Somalis shot dead in Mogadishu for watching soccer:

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Radical Islamic militia fighters in Somalia shot and killed two people who were watching a banned World Cup soccer broadcast, a radio station reported Wednesday. The hard-line Muslim fighters, who have banned watching television, opened fire after a crowd of teenagers defied their orders to leave a hall where a businessman was showing Tuesday's Germany-Italy match on satellite television, according to Shabelle Radio, an independent local station. It said the businessman and a teenage girl were killed.
Hard-line Muslim fighters, who wrested control of the Somali capital from warlords in June, have forbidden people from watching television or movies in line with their strict interpretation of Islam.

Walking into a hall and blasting television viewers with an AK-47 is not a fight, it's cold blooded murder. How can a news source be trusted when they plainly refer to killers as fighters?

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