I’m sure she’s devastated they weren’t white “right-wing” terrorists.
Dave Weigel at Slate reported from an awards dinner Tuesday night for the leftish Arab American Instiute about the crowd’s discomfort with the notion that the Boston assailants would turn out to “look like them.” (That, I think, would mean Middle Eastern and Muslim, although AAI president James Zogby describes himself as a Maronite Catholic.) They tried not to say it out loud, he said, but then CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, there to receive an award, said it for them.
“How many of us feel this burden of association and hope beyond hope that this doesn’t turn out to be what it might be?” said Amanpour. “No conclusions yet.” Weigel reported she read from a New York Times essay by Haider Javed Warraich, a medical resident in Boston who fretted that he didn’t run into the action because as a young Pakistani male with stubble, “I look like Hollywood’s favorite post-Cold-War movie villain.”