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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ismail Ax

And now we know why it took so long for them to release the VTU killer's name. From Atlas Shrugs:

No one is talking about the "Ismail Ax" fact.. I mean no one. No TV, little print. I just watched the whole press conference and not one, not one, reporter asked about it. They asked about everything from soup to nuts (down to the class scheduling going forward) but not one query about Ismail AX. Am I nuts? The man had Ismail Ax written in red on his arm. Is that not deserving of some investigation or question?

In fairness to the police, one can understand a certain amount of confusion inherent in discovering an obviously Islamic reference on a young Asian guy. But that doesn't excuse the attempt to downplay this on the part of those reporting the story.

That being said, I have little doubt that Cho was no more a Muslim than Klebold and Harris were National Socialists, the swastikas all over their notebooks notwithstanding. For the younger generation, jihadists are the new Darth Vader, in much the same way that Spetsnaz commandos or US postal workers represented the ultimate in lethal danger for my generation.

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