Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Fresno shooting suspect accused of killing three people on Tuesday shouted “Allahu Akbar” when he was taken into custody by law enforcement, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer – but the Associated Press made an editorial decision to print the translation of his words from Arabic to English: “God is great.”
The Associated Press tweeted on Tuesday afternoon with their translation, despite almost all other news outlets reporting what suspect Kori Ali Muhammad actually said.
And NPR just used the English translation as well. Given that Americans know what Allahu Akbar means, why must it be translated? Also, in spite of its being called a "hate crime" by local police, the NPR reporter won't use the word "hate". The loser "disliked" white people, "disliked white people a lot". I should say so. He killed three of them. This straining after euphemism is ever so slightly getting out of hand.