When Muslims and their allies believe that a white supremacist is responsible for a tragedy, it’s because they want hate crimes taken seriously. When the far right hopes a Muslim is responsible, it’s because of bigotry. It is not about two sides trying to score points.
After a topless Femen protester crashed a Quebec cabinet minister’s press conference late last month, some reporters in the Quebec Parliamentary Press Gallery wondered aloud if VICE had something to do with it. The media company had never reported from the National Assembly before, and yet it had a three-person camera crew on hand to film Neda Topaloski as she yelled in protest against a health-care bill she argued would limit access to abortion.