If we ignore it, it isn’t true

In Canada, six girls were sexually assaulted by a Syrian refugee. But of course, they are not the real victims. No, the real victims are, once again, Muslims and refugees, because they’ve gotten their feelings hurt.

Reports that a man accused of sexual assaults on six Edmonton teenage girls was a Syrian refugee have ignited a firestorm of reaction, from anti-immigration diatribes to criticism about how the media dealt with the story.

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Huque [executive director of the Islamic Family and Social Services Association] said the suspect’s immigration status is not relevant to the crime, and journalists had a duty to keep those details out of their coverage.

 

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