Terrence Lavaron Thomas, the "Detroit man" who allegedly stabbed two people who said they weren't Muslims.
I saw this on Twitter a couple of hours ago:
At that time the headline was "Man stabs two at a bus stop after asking them if they’re Muslim," [By Abby Ohlheiser, February 17, 015] and the lead paragraph says
A Detroit man stabbed two people at a suburban bus stop after asking his victims whether or not they were Muslim, according to police. Federal authorities are now looking at the case as a potential hate crime, police said on Tuesday.
The original title is visible in this WaPo Tweet, although below it you see the updated version. The original version is also visible in the URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/17/man-stabs-two-at-a-bus-stop-after-asking-them-if-theyre-muslim
This is just a terrible attempt to mislead. At the bottom of the post, there's the additional reading, which also adds to the misleading note.
More reading: Anti-Muslim hate crimes are still five times more common today than before 9/11For Muslim Americans, N.C. shooting brings fear of discrimination into openFearing violence, U.S. Jewish groups create security infrastructureChicago Islamic school leader Mohammed Abdullah Saleem charged with sexual abuse[The headline of this post has been updated]
The headline certainly has been updated, but no apology or correction. See also Muslim stabs two for being non-Muslim; WaPo headline writer just can’t say it,
Twitchy, February 17, 2015.