This past weekend the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota nearly escaped my attention. Thanks to CBS News for its reporting, I managed to catch a quick comment enough to have it embedded in my brain to search for it this morning before doing my work for the day. I don’t want this report to pass by because what happens to anyone is important–or should be–to all of us.
Unfortunately, there aren’t enough hours in the day to cover all of the news, whether about the kidnapping of the UK model in Italy for the intention of selling on the “Black Web,” or another earthquake in China today. As much as I’d like to cover all of the news, I, like everyone else, am human. Nevertheless, I want to cover this news because there seems to be a misperception about some of the US agencies and their input on some news stories. Especially in a nation being perceived as xenophobic (count me out of that definition, please!), I have to give props to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for its possibly erring on the side of caution and not being quick to apply the words “terrorist attack” before assessing the situation. Once that was determined, the words were indeed applied. In fact, I remember hearing comments from Minnesota’s governor in that news report–and he did call it what it was: “A terrorist attack.”
This will be short. While I want to cover it, I want to get to the basics before I’m off again doing my annual articles on India and Pakistan.. This is still too important to ignore so I’ll cut to the chase.