Image by robertxcadena via FlickrHere's the BBC's report of a mysterious mob attacking Christians in Egypt. It's typical of the MSM's velvet-glove approach to Islam.
Headline: "Egypt: Clashes in Cairo as Christian protest attacked". No mention of by whom.
1st paragraph: "At least seven people have been injured in clashes at a Christian protest site in central Cairo...." No mention of the perpetrators.
2nd para.: "The demonstrators outside Egypt's state TV building were attacked overnight, with shots fired, petrol bombs thrown and cars set alight." No mention of by whom.
3rd: "The Christians were protesting against attacks on two churches last weekend in which 12 people died." No mention who attacked the two churches last weekend.
4th. "There has been an increase in sectarian clashes since former President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February." No mention of either the participants or, more importantly, the instigators. We already know that one side is Coptic Christians. Would it be too much to expect we be informed of who the other side is?
5th paragraph. "The group of protesters was attacked after they reportedly prevented a man in a car from driving through the area." No mention of by whom.
6th para.. "A group of about 100 people charged the protesters, throwing stones and petrol bombs. Police said at least two of those attacked were wounded by gunshots." No identification of the attackers.
Three more paragraphs, and still no mention of the identity of the mystery mob. The article ends with this:
"Coptic Christians make up about 10% of Egypt's 80 million population. They complain of discrimination at the hands of the Muslim majority." Oh they do, do they? No analysis of whether these complaints have any basis in fact. Maybe the Copts are just a bunch of whiners.
Miller Time or Mecca Time? For the BBC, it's definitely Mecca Time. Must. Not. Offend.
Update: much fuller account from the Associated Press, here.