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AP tells you all you need to know about the Chicago mass murder who said the Qur'an was telling him to kill
by Robert Spencer
What's that? The "gunman" was a Muslim? He said something about the Qur'an? Surely not! None of that is in the AP story, which is an object lesson in journalistic bias and obfuscation: "Source: Chicago gunman heard voices to kill family," by Don Babwin for Associated Press, April 14 (thanks to Paul):
CHICAGO - A person close to the investigation of a shooting in Chicago that left a woman and three children dead says the gunman told police that he committed the crime after hearing voices telling him to kill his family.
Compare that to the Chicago Tribune story I discussed here. It says that "the man had converted to Islam several years ago while serving time in prison and had a dispute with his wife -- one of the victims -- because she would not adhere to his faith. He told police that he needed to take his family back to Allah and out of this world of sinners, a source said....The wife's sister, Shirina Thompson, said the suspect had been talking about "going to Allah." Both Thompson and a neighbor in Wisconsin said the man had fought with his wife in recent days because she refused to wear Muslim garb....Letisha Larry, one of the suspect's sisters, said her brother had been acting strange, carrying around the Quran and telling family members that something in the book told him to kill someone."
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