Here was their original tweet:
Obviously, by not putting “Allahu Akbar” which is what he actually said, you remove a lot of critical information from the story, including that the killer was Muslim and that may have been a factor in addition to the fact that he hated white people.
Not to mention that it doesn’t translate to “God is great,” it translates to “Allah is greater and above all others.”
Plus they were wrong about him saying it before the murders, the only info we have at this point is he said it upon his arrest.
Their stylebook demands when a foreign language is used, that they put what is said if the meaning is clear. If not, they are to put the foreign language, in quotation marks, then their translation.
But here’s their correction today.
They still refuse to say he said “Allahu Akbar”.