On its May 10 front page, the New York Times offered the headline “In Large Immigrant Family, Religion Guided 3 Held in Fort Dix Plot” for an article about the men arrested for plotting a terror attack against soldiers based in New Jersey.
Inside the paper, another headline read, “Suspects Are Described as Working People for Whom Religion Was a Guide.”
It is curious that the Times used the word “religion” not just once, but twice, to describe what influenced the men, and didn’t use the term “radical Islam” in either headline. One could wonder if “Catholic” or “Christian” would have been there if either adjective could be applied to the men.
This fits the agenda of certain secularists who blame all religions for many of the world’s ills.