When Is It "Terrorism"? How The Media Covers Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

When Is It "Terrorism"? How The Media Covers Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator.

In the last five years, just 12% of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims. More than 50% were perpetrated by far right extremists. So why the media focus on “Islamic terrorism”?

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Source: NPR Politics
When Is It "Terrorism"? How The Media Covers Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

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