Swastikas Deface A Boise Mosque -- Newsworthy?
The question in the title of this post is rhetorical -- of course such an event would be newsworthy, as this AP report demonstrates:
BOISE, Idaho -- A few swastika-emblazoned stickers have been left on a mosque and another building in town, prompting a police investigation, officials said.While it's excusable that the AP didn't pick up on this police report from Sunday until Friday night, I'm wondering why the local Boise paper, the Idaho Statesman, didn't bother to report on it. (I just checked, and there's still no mention of the incident on their website.) Can someone who's more familiar with the Statesman's history of failing to report on important news stories fill me in on why they let this one slide? (I'm assuming here that the Statesman has someone go check the police logs every morning... maybe that's not the case.)
The stickers were reported Sunday as children arrived at the Islamic Center of Boise for Sunday school, said Furqan Mehmood, the center's education director.
The stickers were left on a door and other surfaces, apparently on Saturday afternoon, officials said...
...The stickers promoted Combat 18, a loosely organized neo-Nazi group that likely originated in Britain, officials said.