AP News reported on a Muslim man who allegedly killed three white people in downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon and shouted “Allahu Akbar!”
They were nice enough to translate what he he said.
A few Americans noted that there was a problem with the posting.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 18, 2017
Once again, @AP is lying. “Allahu Akbar” is what he actually shouted.
This was a lone wolf Muslim terror attack AP is trying to cover up. https://t.co/fphVDIR68V
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 18, 2017
— Bell Moses (@americanbell38) April 18, 2017
After criticism, AP edited their tweet to include the phrase was originally said in Arabic after receiving heavy criticism.
Fresno police: Slaying suspect told them he hates white people, shouted "God is great" in Arabic before killings. https://t.co/H6KVWddkev
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 19, 2017
It is almost as if these people thought it was an important fact that he was yelling in Arabic, to a god that both Christians and Muslims agree is different from the Christian God and they were trying to downplay it.