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Barcelona and Charlottesville: similar crimes, very different Trump responses

By Scott Taylor      

James Alex Fields Jr. is alleged to have deliberately driven his car into a crowd of anti-Nazi hecklers in Virginia. Why this is not being called an act of terrorism, I have no idea.

The response by U.S. President Donald Trump, centre, pictured earlier this month, to the Charlottesville and Barcelona car rammings dominated the news cycle last week, displacing other hot topics such as alleged Russian election hacking and North Korean nuclear weapons. White House photograph by Andrea Hanks
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OTTAWA—In a scene from the 1980 classic comedy movie The Blues Brothers, the title characters are stuck in a traffic jam. The cause of the delay is a group of Nazis blocking a bridge while police restrain a heckling mob of anti-Nazi protesters. When informed by a policeman that the protesters had won a court decision authorizing them to protest, the main characters ask which organization is responsible, and the policeman informs them it is the Illinois Nazis. Jake Blue

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