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CNN, FOX News Islamophobes Still Killing the Boston Bombing Story, Ignoring Daily American Killings

Editor's Note:

Islamophobes in CNN, FOX News, and other pro-Israel media in the US are still killing the Boston Bombing story, ignoring the daily American killings (read some stories below).

Their focus is on keeping the American public as uninformed as possible about the real threats facing the United States (the empire-related national debt, wars for Israel, gun-related violence, and the hundreds of thousands of deaths as a result of tobacco and alcoholic beverages).

By this continuous coverage of the Boston bombing, they keep reinforcing the Israeli-Zionist endeavor of scaring the American people from Muslims, in order to keep them quiet about the past, present, and future Israeli war crimes against Arabs and Muslims.

Here are some stories of the daily violence in the U.S., some which may take few seconds of coverage in the Zionist media but most of them won't be covered at all.


Man shoots himself at Houston airport after firing into air, witnesses and sources say

NBC's Pete Williams reports on the breaking news out of a Houston airport, where a man reportedly fired shots inside a terminal in a "planned suicide."

By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News

Thu May 2, 2013 3:28 PM EDT

A man shot himself to death Thursday at the main Houston airport after firing into the air with an assault rifle, witnesses and law enforcement sources told NBC News.

The man had a suicide note in a backpack, the sources said. They said he was fired on by federal agents before producing a handgun and killing himself.

Authorities said the situation was contained and there was no public danger. It happened at Terminal B of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, outside of the secure area.

The Federal Aviation Administration stopped some flights arriving at the airport, one of the nation’s busiest. Police were turning cars away from the terminal.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said a homeland security agent was involved in the shooting but provided no other details.

Pete Williams and Miranda Leitsinger of NBC News contributed to this report.


5 Year Old Kentucky Boy Kills his 2 Year Old Sister With Gun Manufactured in Milton

By Travis Loller and Dylan Lovan

Associated Press, Thu May 02, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her 5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch while cleaning the kitchen, “she heard the gun go off,” a coroner said.

In a horrific accident Tuesday that shocked a rural area far removed from the national debate over gun control, the boy had killed his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, with a single shot to the chest with a children’s rifle made by a company in Milton, Pa.

The rifle was manufactured by Keystone Sporting Arms, which sells guns specifically for children — “My first rifle” is the slogan — in colors ranging from plain brown to hot pink to orange to royal blue to multi-color swirls.

Keystone Sporting Arms has a “Kids Corner” on its website with pictures of young boys and girls at shooting ranges and on bird and deer hunts. It says the company produced 60,000 Crickett and Chipmunk rifles for kids in 2008. The smaller rifles are sold with a mount to use at a shooting range.

Keystone also makes guns for adults, but most of its products are geared toward children, including books and bright orange vests and hats.

“The goal of KSA is to instill gun safety in the minds of youth shooters and encourage them to gain the knowledge and respect that hunting and shooting activities require and deserve,” the website said.

No one at the company answered the phone Wednesday.

Kristian’s rifle was kept in a corner of the mobile home, and the family didn’t realize a bullet had been left in it.

“It’s a normal way of life, and it’s not just rural Kentucky, it’s rural America — hunting and shooting and sport fishing. It starts at an early age,” said Cumberland County Judge Executive John Phelps. “There’s probably not a household in this county that doesn’t have a gun.”

In Cumberland County, as elsewhere in Kentucky, local newspapers feature photos of children proudly displaying their kills, including turkey and deer.

Phelps, who is much like a mayor in these parts, said it had been four or five years since there had been a shooting death in the county, which lies along the Cumberland River near the Tennessee state line.

“The whole town is heartbroken,” Phelps said of Burkesville, a farming community of 1,800 about 90 miles northeast of Nashville, Tenn. “This was a total shock. This was totally unexpected.”

Phelps said he knew the family well. He said the father, Chris Sparks, works as a logger at a mill and also shoes horses.

The family lives in a gray mobile home on a long, winding road, surrounded by rolling hills and farmland that’s been in the family since the 1930s. Toys, including a small truck and a basketball goal, were on the front porch, but no one was home Wednesday.

There’s a house across the street, but the next closest neighbor lives over a hill.

Family friend Logan Wells said he received a frantic call telling him that the little girl was in an accident and to come quickly.

When he got to the hospital, Caroline was already dead. “She passed just when I got there,” Wells said.

White said the shooting had been ruled accidental, though a police spokesman said it was unclear whether any charges will be filed.

10-year-old boy among victims as more than 20 shot on one Chicago day

By John Newland, Staff Writer, NBC News

A 10-year-old boy was shot Wednesday in Chicago toward the end of a day that saw at least three people slain and 20 others wounded, police and local media said.

The boy was standing on North Waller Avenue just before 8 p.m. when a group of men on a nearby street corner began fighting, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

During the melee, one of the men pulled out a handgun and opened fire, Alfaro said.

“I’m assuming he was shooting at the other individuals,” he added. “He wasn’t shooting at the child.”

The boy was wounded in the right buttock and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said. No information about his condition was available early Thursday, though Alfaro said he believed the child was “stable.”

Chicago detectives were continuing their investigation Thursday, and no arrests had been made, Alfaro said.

The city’s first 80-degree day in seven months brought a wave of violence, with an average of one per hour at one point, reported.

Three cases were fatal, according to

A man in his 30s was found dead in an alley in the 1900 block of South Drake overnight. After midnight, the first murder of May happened in the South Shore neighborhood where a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest near his home at 68th and Cornell. Neighbors said the man was a father of three.

Another shooting happened in front of the University of Illinois-Chicago police station, where three men were struck around 10:40 p.m. A 19- year-old died. Police said he was a known gang member.

The violence came less than a month after the police department announced that crime in the city had fallen 8 percent in the year’s first quarter, compared with the same period a year earlier, and 15 percent from 2011.

Murders fell by 42 percent in the quarter and shootings by 27 percent, the department said in a news release.

The Austin neighborhood, where the boy was shot, however, saw a rise last year in the numbers of murders and shootings, according to police statistics.

The district, one of 77 in the city of 2.7 million, had 26 murders in 2012, up from 19 the year before, and 116 shootings, up from 98.

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