Do you know what you call a person who speaks 3 languages? They’re trilingual. I bet you know what you call a person who speaks two languages; it’s bilingual. Now, do you know what you call a person who only speaks one language? American. See, that’s a little joke about Americans and how we don’t need to speak other languages. The reason that we don’t need to know how to speak other languages is because we don’t take any lip off of other people, especially people who kill Americans. If they want to do business with us, or come visit us (and apparently they all do), then just learn to speak English. Handy, right?
So, here’s another question, and this one isn’t a joke. What do you call a news company that shrouds the truth under the guise of translating? Acceptable answers include mainstream media and/or AP News.
The instance in question was when AP News reported on Muslim man who allegedly killed three white people in downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon and shouted “Allahu Akbar!”
They were nice enough to translate it for us what he said though. So considerate of them, don’t you think?
A few astute Americans saw a discrepancy in the AP report though.
— 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
You don’t suppose that they’re trying to downplay the “Muslim” in this awful event, do you? We all pretty much associate the phrase “allahu akbar” with the Muslim jihad, and we wouldn’t want Americans to panic and think that Muslims were bad.
Oddly enough, AP edited their tweet to include that the phrase was originally said in Arabic after much 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
Funny, it’s kind of like people thought that it was an important fact that he was yelling in Arabic, to a god that both Christians and Muslims would agree is different from the Christian God. Words have so much meaning, and no one knows this better than those of us in the media.
(H/T: Daily Caller)