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Suspect's Muslim faith not an issue in Pentagon bomb scare?

June 20, 2011

An Ethiopian-born Marine reservist was arrested near the Pentagon, carrying a notebook with references to Al Qaida and chemicals used in home-made explosives. Newspapers generally reported the incident, notes James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal, but did not mention the Yonathan Melaku’s faith: Muslim.

If Maliku were a Christian and had been arrested outside an abortion clinic, you can bet his religion would have been widely reported.

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