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Written by: Diana West
Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:56 AM 

I just took an informal but fairly comprehensive survey of the news stories reporting the roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan that killed two Dutch soldiers, including Lieutenant Dennis van Uhm, the 23-year-old son of General Peter van Uhm, the recently appointed head of the 1,600 Dutch forces there.

I had first seen the AFP wire story while scanning Jihad Watch yesterday, and was most interested in finding fallout from this statement from Taliban spokesman Yousef Ahmadi, who said:

"This [attack] was part of our operation against the Dutch. First, it was because they have occupied our country, and secondly it was in retaliation to the Dutch insult to our greatest prophey Mohammed."

And what Dutch "insult" was he talking about? Fitna, of course, Geert Wilders' short film cinematically linking jihad verses in the Koran to jihad violence in our cities.

Were these two Dutch casualties the first murders that may be linked to the Islamic reactions to  "Fitna"? I decided to see how that question had been dealt with in the media.

But it hasn't been dealt with at all.

So far, there is zero speculation on this question, because, with the exception of the original AFP report. no other news organization I could find--the AP, Reuters, CNN, The Washington Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The (London) Times Online--has included the Taliban spokesman's comments in their reports. 

See no evil, Hear no evil, Report no evil. That'll fix everything. 

   

 

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