- AP Blames France for INCITING Muslims to Chop Heads Off, Deletes & Rewrites Tweet After Ferocious Criticism
The Associated Press has caved in to an avalanche of criticism, deleting a tweet that drew accusations of inciting hatred against French people by seemingly blaming France for the wave of Islamist terror attacks it has suffered.
“AP Explains: Why does France incite anger in the Muslim world? Its brutal colonial past, staunch secular policies and tough-talking president who is seen as insensitive toward the Muslim faith all play a role,” the offending message screamed from the official AP Twitter account. It also linked to an article which gave the AP’s analysis of why France has so frequently been the target of Muslim extremists.