The cry was clear as the chap attacked two female cops in Belgium this afternoon. The BBC is still not reporting the jihadist reading material of the Russell Square attacker and insisting that the chjap was simply an insane Norwegian and his acts had nothing to do with his belief in the religion of peace. We shall see. But this time it is hard to spin it. Even the BBC is using the word "jihadist" in its coverage.
But wait. It is has only been a few minutes. The Belgian fuzz will know the assaillant's entire mental health history well before they know his name and what odds will you give on us being told within hours that:
a) the guy was nutso and that is the real issue
b) whether he was nutso or not and he almost certainly was he was a lone wolf, just one individual
c) the real victims of this will not be the two female cops but the wider muslim community who will suffer a backlash because evil racists, like me, insist on spouting the truism " nearly all Muslims despise terror attacks in Europe but nearly all terror attacks in Europe are carried out by Muslims" and suggest there is a problem.
There is a bloody problem. On social media there are already tens of thousands of tweets laughing at the way the establishment will follow the playbook above. The people of Europe can at least see a humour in that playbook which is a silver lining to this awful cloud.
But it also shows that the way the establishment is denying what is going on and is lying to the people is just not cutting any ice any more. The political and media elite can say whay they like, we, the people do not care or believe a word they say. And that is dangerous.