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MSNBC Panel Jokes About Beheadings
by Mark Tapson
In a segment that was tone-deaf, tasteless, disrespectful to the victims and their families, and inappropriate to the gravity of the situation, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry briefly discussed Muslim-related topics including the recent Moore, Oklahoma beheading with a pair of Muslim panelists on Saturday. As you might expect, their chief concern was not the implications of the crime itself, but the specter of anti-Muslim bigotry.
"I would be remiss not to bring up the story out of Oklahoma," Harris-Perry began, inadvertently revealing her reluctance to address a news item that might make Muslims look bad. "It is a story I read as a 'workplace violence' story."
Of course she does, because to acknowledge that Islam might have motivated the alleged killer Alton Nolen would deal a blow to the progressive narrative about Muslims. The investigation is ongoing, but there is certainly enough circumstantial evidence to warrant the suspicion of a religious, specifically Islamic, motive.
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