Another mysterious phenomenon whose mysteriousness liberals must ponder deeply
(UPDATE, Aug 26: a reader points out that the car burners, whose identity is so mysterious to the New York Times, may be leftists and eco-terrorists, not Muslims.)
Today the New York Times reports:
BERLIN—At night all over the city, cars are burning on the streets of the German capital.The title of the article is:
Germany’s Capital Burns Bright, and Without ExplanationBut as Roland D., who sent the article, puts it: “I’m not ‘perplexed’ about who’s burning cars in Berlin, and why.”
Indeed, the article contains coy little hints showing that the burnings are not so mysterious after all:
Of particular concern is the possibility that the arson attacks, which are also a problem in Hamburg, could signify the stirrings of a militant domestic movement, just as the Red Army Faction made its presence known in 1968 with two department store fires in Frankfurt.But the Times writer, Nicholas Kulish, doesn’t say what sort of “militant domestic movement” this might be. Of course he means Muslims, but the words “Muslim” and “Islam” do not appear in the article.
Richard W. writes:
There is some belief that this is the work of eco-terrorists who hate cars and leftists who hate wealth, not the usual Islamic brats. Of course much of the MSM is even more unwilling to admit that leftists/greens are terrorists than to admit that Muslims are, so it’s not surprising that the New York Times can’t figure out why it’s happening.Roland D. writes:
With regard to your update and Richard W.’s comment, the NYTimes report didn’t include the information that luxury cars were being specifically targeted, hence the Muslim assumption.LA replies:
Ahh, thanks for pointing that out.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 25, 2011 07:14 AM | Send