A video has surfaced of Dutch police shooting and injuring a knife-wielding man in The Hague. Although the incident made the media (police using their firearms is not an everyday occurance in The Netherlands), they all left out one tiny detail: the man they shot was shouting “Allahu Akbar” while waving his knife around. It was only when video footage of the incident popped up online several days later that the public learned about this twist to the story.
This all took place in a part of town with a high percentage immigrant (and Muslim) population. Not a prime location for a terrorist attack, but with tensions high all across Europe we should be able to count on authorities to tell the public everything they know about violent events like these. But, even after it has gone wrong so many times in the recent past, we clearly still can’t.