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

Enlarge this image 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. DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images President Trump has often accused the news media of not covering terrorist attacks adequately. In a speech in February he said, “Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to…

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