Terrorist Effort Thwarted on Amsterdam-Detroit Flight

I wish CNN (tube version) would stop referring to the Delta-Northwest terrorism suspect as a “…Nigerian national…”, as if that’s his only definitive characteristic.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/12/26/airline.attack/index.html

When people from Western cultures, or who profess the Christian faith are arraigned for violent acts or efforts, American journalists identify them by either name, age, or occupation. Seems only when there is a factor that marks one as an “other”, does it become synonymous with the alleged deed.

BCB

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