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A Tad Ridiculous

Asleigh Banfield just announced the suspect U.S. soldier who attacked his own men last night is named Asan Akhbar. She fell over herself trying not to say that he is Muslim (which I don’t know for certain is true, I am relying on early reports, some recent reports, and the odd way the media are acting). She said: That is not his birth name, that is not his Christian name, that is a changed name, that is his military name.

It seems to me that by dancing around this, the press is making things worse, making people more suspicious than they might otherwise be.

(Side bar: It sounds like there was something really off at that campp: see this report about the hostile environment.)

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