Oh, OK, nothing to do with Islam then. Gunman it is.

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They are men, and they have guns.  I can’t argue with that.   But when they talk about me I’m “the most hated person in NZ”, “vile blogger”, “far right blogger”.  And so on.

However, if you kill over 10 people in Paris, and you do it with a gun, you are just a gunman to the NZ Herald.  Suddenly there is need for restraint and a deliberate absence of hyperbole.

It is interesting to see where their priorities lie, don’t you think?

The killings were fully justified and the victims deserved their fate, declared Amedy Coulibaly, “soldier of the caliphate”, pledging his allegiance to Isis and boasting of how he and his fellow Islamists had brought jihad to the heart of Europe.

The martyrdom video of Coulibaly was presented on the day more than a million people gathered in Paris in solidarity to protest against intolerance and to confirm their faith in the secular values of the Republic.

But never far away was the spectre of more terror to come as further details emerged about the murders and how they followed a long-laid plot.

As well as gunning down a policewoman and taking hostages – four of whom were killed – in a Jewish shop, 32-year-old Coulibaly, with a long record as a petty criminal, was also behind the shooting of a jogger who had been left seriously injured, the police said.

The Tokarev pistol he used to carry out the shooting, according to reports, may have been used in other extremist attacks in the past, and could provide leads about possible accomplices.

Amedy Coulibaly

That’s a gunman.

You get it now?

 

– Independent, AP, via NZ Herald


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