Tuesday, May 08, 2007

They're All Muslims, But...

Now that much more is known about the six Muslims arrested in New Jersey, the spin from Muslims begins.
The description of the suspects as "Islamic militants" caused renewed worry among New Jersey's Muslim community. Hundreds of Muslim men from New Jersey were rounded up and detained in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks, but none were connected to that plot.

"If these people did something, then they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law," said Sohail Mohammed, a lawyer who represented scores of detainees after the 2001 attacks. "But when the government says `Islamic militants,' it sends a message to the public that Islam and militancy are synonymous."
Where would anyone get that idea?

Around the blogosphere, LGF has updates here, here, here, and here, Michelle Malkin has extensive coverage here and Dan Riehl unearthed some excellent information.

Others commenting include Sister Toldjah, Weasel Zippers, Strata-Sphere, No Runny Eggs, Hot Air, Lawhawk, Captain's Quarters, Jihad Watch, Hugh Hewitt, Outside the Beltway, Gateway Pundit, Jawa Report, Patterico's Pontifications, Atlas, La Shawn Barber, Rhymes With Right, Blackfive, Counterterrorism.

NewsBusters notes MSNBC.com isn't interested in the story.

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