The following story will move Sunday as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ New Zealand’s prime minister was hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her decisive response to the two mosque shootings by a suspected white supremacist who killed 50 worshippers. For many Muslims, her most consequential move was immediately labeling the attack an act of terrorism. Community leaders and researchers say that for too long, terrorism was considered a “Muslim problem” and that a double standard persists when attacker is white and non-Muslim. By Aya Batrawy. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.