Heard On NPR [Update: Apparently The Islamic Terrorist That NPR Didn’t Know About Killed A Couple Folks
I was gobsmacked this morning during drive time when I heard the NPR news report on the Islamist hostage situation in Sydney. The NPR reporter said, approximately, that there was a hostage situation in Sydney and that the Australian PM says it is probably political in motive. That’s all. Every other news source that I checked correctly noted that there was something resembling an ISIS flag in the window, being held up by the hostages. NPR tried to shield its listeners from the unpleasant fact that the Religion of Peace (or a minority thereof) was carrying out a terror attack in Sydney. What in the world does NPR have to gain by covering this up? And no matter what the answer is, why do I have to pay for it?
And here’s the latest, which you can share with your NPR-disabled friends:
Sydney siege live: Loud explosions heard as police storm Lindt cafe
Updated 14 minutes agoMon 15 Dec 2014, 10:38am
Police have stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney after an intense period of loud explosions or gunshots and flashes of lights.
Several ambulances are on the scene.
Earlier, police identified the man behind the siege as Iranian cleric Man Haron Monis.
Monis has been holding an unknown number of people hostage at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place since Monday morning.
Three people emerged from the building about 4:00pm (AEDT) and they were followed by another two an hour later.
Hostages were earlier seen pressing a black flag with Arabic text against the cafe’s windows.
Monis is on bail for a string of violent offences and has a conviction for sending offensive letters to the families of deceased soldiers.
And this is from CNN
Chilling images from Australian media on Monday showed people, believed to be hostages, with their hands pressed against the cafe’s windows. They were holding up a black flag with Arabic writing on it reading, “There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God.”
Sounds like angry Congregationalists to me. Again, why are we spending tax money on NPR? They couldn’t find the news if it was handed to them in a brown paper bag.
Update: Two or three dead.