Everyone these days knows what it means when a Muslim yells “Allahu Akbar!” while in the throes of killing innocent people. However, journalists at The Associated Press (AP) apparently felt the need to translate the term when they reported on Tuesday that “the suspect in a shooting that killed three people in downtown Fresno shouted ‘God is great’ in Arabic and had posted on social media that he dislikes white people.”
It was reported that 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad “holds fervent anti-Trump beliefs according to his social media profile, and he told police afterward that he hates white people,” according to the Daily Caller.
People on Twitter called out the AP for tweeting that the gunman said “God is great” instead of what he actually said.
Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted "God is great" before killings. https://t.co/rrSOzfEXaB
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 18, 2017
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said that Muhammad “has been arrested on weapons, drugs and false imprisonment charges and making terrorist threats. He had been associated with gangs but was not a validated member.” He added that the killings had “nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he made.”
“This is solely based on race,” Dyer told reporters.
— Ben (@BenHowe) April 19, 2017
— OHellzNo (@OHellzNo) April 19, 2017
"God is great" vs. "allahu Akbar" in picture form so you can understand. pic.twitter.com/ZocSCLlajI
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) April 18, 2017
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