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It was Jihad, not Christian white guys

TOM BURGUM
Staff Columnist
burgum@lbknews.com

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre the main-stream media was very reluctant to talk about Muslim terrorism and most reporters went to some lengths to attribute the motive of the assailants to workplace violence. There was even a time when it seemed possible that white males were involved.

Hearts at MSNBC and a few other networks fluttered in anticipation when they realized there was a Planned Parenthood clinic just a mile from the site of the attack. Just think, the attackers could be white, anti-abortion males, Ted Cruz donors, and − let hearts be still − the perpetrators could even be Christians actively involved with local churches.

Then the narrative when all to hell. The shooters had Muslim names and it become obvious to most that they were Islamic terrorists, not white males. But it wasn’t obvious to everyone, at least right away. President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch allowed as how they were looking for more evidence. As the president said, “Our expectation is, is that this may take some time before we’re able to sort it all through… It is possible that this was terrorist-related, but we don’t know. It’s also possible that this was workplace-related.”

Forgive me for thinking that killing 14 people, possessing over thousand rounds of ammo and nine remote-control pipe bombs, abandoning their six-month old daughter and contacts with other terror suspects indicates at least to me, that they had a passing interest in jihad.

Once the media and Washington elite realized they couldn’t turn the narrative to  white males in general or Christians in particular, they went on a gun control tirade, which is the usual response to any shooting. California has the strictest gun control laws of any state but it didn’t keep weapons out of the hands of the Farooks. Nothing wrong with another debate on gun control but right at the moment the fact that the shooters were jihadists terrorists is a more immediate problem and deserves our undivided attention.

The media coverage included an interview with the Farooks’ neighbor who told the reporters that she had become concerned about the activity around the Farook household. She had hesitated to mention it to anyone for fear of being called a racist. Immediately, all the wise men and our public officials reminded all of us that we must be vigilant and always report any activities that seem suspicious.

Yet, in another mixed message, Ms. Lynch  addressed the Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner, and expressed concern over the “incredible disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric” She told the assembled Muslims, “we stand with you in this.” She made it clear that the power of the Department of Justice would descend on the heads of those who would vilify Muslims or the Muslim religion.

Ms Lynch’s message is: If you think Christians or Jews are up to something, report it immediately. If it’s Muslims who seem up to something bad, keep your suspicions to yourself, you racist Islamophob.

A cursory review of the internet failed to uncover either former Attorney General Eric Holder or Lynch ever addressing a Jewish or Christian group and telling them “we stand with you if you are threatened.“ A bit strange because since 9-11, Jews have suffered many more acts of violence and bigotry than have Muslims.

The New York Times, in the very recent past, expressed their belief that “white men” are a much bigger danger to America than immigrants from Syria: The Times wrote, “Even as politicians and those in Congress pump up public fears at the supposed threat of refugees fleeing Syria every day in America people − mostly white men − are walking into move theaters, restaurants, churches, grade schools and health care centers armed to the teeth, determined to take as many people out as they can.” Ann Coulter thought the Times accusation against white males was a stretch and detailed a  number of events in which white men weren’t involved.

As Coulter wrote, it wasn’t white men that bombed the Boston marathon. It was two Chechen immigrants. It wasn’t a white man who shot up the Oregon Community College, killing nine people, last October. It was a mixed race black immigrant named Chris Harper-Mercer. It was a mixed-race gentleman named Kesler Dufrene, a Haitian immigrant, who killed numerous people in Miami in 2012. Remember in 2009 when Major Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 soldiers at Fort Hood and chanted Allah Akbar as he stood shooting his fellow soldiers.

Coulter also observed that the record for the deadliest shooting by a single gunman in our history was Korean immigrant, Seung-Hui-Cho who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007. She also listed at least six other mass shooting incidents since 2005 in which the shooter or shooters just didn’t happen to be white men.

There was a white man involved in the Colorado Springs shooting and the words “Christian terrorist” resonated through TV land without delay and Christian and anti−abortion leaders immediately condemned the attack, as they well should have.

But, it wasn’t enough to spare them the criticism of the wise women on The View. Joy Behar, in an effort to negate concern over Muslim refugees, told us that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a Christian. Then, Whoopi Goldberg, joined Behar in the stupid follies with, “There have been a lot of monster Christians,. Hitler was a Christian.”

Ladies, you’re being dim-witted again. Timothy McVeigh was an avowed agnostic and Hitler despised Christianity. It is a wonder that the exhausting stupidity of the critics of white Christian males doesn’t cause all of us to want to shoot someone.

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2 Responses for “It was Jihad, not Christian white guys”

  1. Tom Burgum says:

    Did you forget “Deutschland Uber Alles? The Victory at Sea documentary constantly reminds us of that old saying.

  2. A German dude says:

    I have an assignment for you: google “Gott mit uns”.

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