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December 26, 2016
Deported Muslims joining al-Qaeda and the Taliban?
The Washington Post needs a tutorial on writing sympathetic articles about Muslims who are deported from America and Europe. First, they shouldn't focus on stories of killers and drug dealers who are being deported, as this story about a handful of Afghans deported from Germany does. Hakimi, 57, spent more than 20 years in Germany, where he married and raised two daughters, but his criminal record made him a high priority for the new return policy. He was once convicted of drug dealing there and was imprisoned for two years, then deported to Afghanistan. “Yes, they accused me of selling drugs, but I served my time in prison, and I wanted to be with my family again,” Hakimi said. He said one man slated for the same flight had killed someone but was allowed to stay at the last minute after a church said he had converted to Christianity and repented. Sorry, not a sympathetic story. Second tip: Don't report that forced deportations are...(Read Full Post)