Fanning the Flames of Hate

Sabria S. Jawhar:

There is no excuse for fanning the flames of hate by suggesting during the most emotional and tense hours after the bombing that an Arab was in custody for the bombings. In reality, he was treated at a nearby hospital, questioned along with hundreds of other witnesses, and eventually sent on his way.

Yet The New York Post and CBS News, among other news agencies, latched on to the story because it provided in the minds of the editors tangible evidence that only Islamic extremists could be responsible for such a horrific event.