Scanning Middle-Eastern Headlines

At War explains how the Ft. Hood shooting is playing in the Arab press:

While the American press has largely been consumed by the mass killings at Fort Hood on Thursday, Arabic-language news outlets have put far less emphasis on the story. Moreover, the ethnic and religious identity of the suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, which has been addressed in the American media as a possible part of his motivation in killing 13 people and injuring at least 30 others, is imbued with much less meaning in articles on several Arabic news Web sites...

[T]he headlines alongside the article on the Al Jazeera site are of other crime stories, including the discovery of eleven bodies in the home of a convicted rapist in Ohio and recent the murder of a priest in New Jersey. This signals that the killings at Fort Hood are seen less as part of the ongoing conflict between America and the Muslim world, or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more as part of a larger context of violent crime in the United States.