... Stage One: The strange compulsion to assure us that the killer is a “right wing conservative extremist"
... Stage Two: Okay, he may be called Mohammed but he’s a “lone wolf.”
... Stage Three: Okay, even if there are enough lone wolves around to form their own Radio City Rockette line, it’s still nothing to do with Islam.
... Stage Four: The backlash that never happens. Because apparently the really bad thing about actual dead Jews is that it might lead to dead non-Jews: “French Muslims Fear Backlash After Shooting.” ...Mark's piece comes complete with references to two of Canada's usual suspects, Warren Kinsella and Bernie Farber.