Let's take a closer look. There are between 6-7 Million Muslims in this country. The killer in Arkansas was a very recent convert. Where does he fall on the "terrorist" scale. Was he a loner as police say or was he part of a cell as you insinuate?
How many attacks that are defined as hate crimes have been committed by Muslims in the past eight years? How do those differ than this? Was this a terrorist attack or was this a hate crime or just a pissed off crazy guy? There are over 200,000 stories on the Arkansas murder. I find it hard to believe that you can suggest that the press has ignored it. As it goes to trial it will continue to be in the news.
Note there has not been "continuous coverage" of the Abortion clinic guy either, or the Philly shooter or the Birmingham shooter. Media is a very short cycle business.
So many questions; you got on your horse and rode off in all directions. But here is most of his statement to the public today. I report; you decide. How long does one have to be Muslim to turn Jihadist?
"Muhammad told the AP he admitted to his actions to police and said he was retaliating against the U.S. military.
"Yes, I did tell the police upon my arrest that this was an act of retaliation, and not a reaction on the soldiers personally," Muhammad said. He called it "a act, for the sake of God, for the sake of Allah, the Lord of all the world, and also a retaliation on U.S. military."
In the interview, Muhammad also disputed his lawyer's claim that he had been "radicalized" in a Yemeni prison and said fellow prisoners that some call terrorists were actually "very good Muslim brothers."
He also said he didn't specifically plan the shootings that morning.
"It's been on my mind for awhile. It wasn't nothing planned really. It was just the heat of the moment, you know," said Muhammad, who was arrested on a highway shortly after the attack.
Prosecutor Larry Jegley, who on Monday won a gag order in the case, declined to comment specifically on Muhammad's remarks.
"I asked for the gag order to protect Mr. Muhammad's right for a fair trial," Jegley said. "I've never had a situation like this with a gag order and I'm sure Mr. Muhammad's attorney will take care of it."
The Associated Press sent an interview request to Muhammad last week, before a judge ordered parties in the case to remain quiet. After Tuesday's interview, Muhammad's lawyer Jim Hensley sent an e-mail to the AP asking it to withhold his client's remarks.
Muhammad, 23, said he wanted revenge for claims that American military personnel had desecrated copies of the Quran and killed or raped Muslims. "For this reason, no Muslim, male or female, sane or insane, little, big, small, old can accept or tolerate," he said.
He said the U.S. military would never treat Christians and their Scriptures in the same manner.
"U.S. soldiers are killing innocent Muslim men and women.
We believe that we have to strike back. We believe in eye for an eye. We don't believe in turning the other cheek," he said."
Do you suppose (in Bold) that he is just paraphrasing Dick Durbin?