New York Magazine identifies itself as a new outlet. Nonetheless, this news outlet didn’t think it was newsworthy to identify the religion of one of the men who opened fire at Sunday’s Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit as a … Muslim.
The tortured extent to which New York Magazine went to not identify Elton Simpson as a Muslim is the stuff of satire:
In 2010, federal agents investigated Simpson, a resident of Phoenix, for attempting to join a terrorism organization in Africa. He was convicted of lying to federal agents about his travel plans, but “a judge ruled the government did not adequately prove he was going to join a terror group,” according to ABC News.
Police believe Simpson was the person manning the Twitter account that discussed the attack both before and after it occurred, sending out messages such as, “Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the … art exhibition in texas!”
Simpson, an outspoken Muslim, was one of two gunmen shot and killed by police.
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