After privileged childhood, London attacker became a troubled loner - Washington PostThere are two things going on here.
1. The terrorist is individualized. His actions are reduced to an individual pathology. He's not an Islamic terrorist. He's a troubled loner. Who just did something crazy.
2. The Washington Post is taking a tone eerily close to sympathy.
But plenty of other terrorists, including the Tsarnaev monsters, received a similar treatment from the media with extensive explorations of their family ties and background. As long as they carefully led away from Islam.