Headline of the day II: A question of semantics

From the Independent, a sad story this afternoon in the Big Apple:

Queens shooting: Imam dead as two men killed following afternoon prayers at New York mosque

Police said they were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime

Our semantic question is this: Would police call it  hate crime if a Muslim shot a priest and a parishioner? Or would they call it terrorism?

We suspect the latter, don’t you?

So what’s the difference?

And how much blame must fall on the shoulders of Donald Trump?


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