Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they’re aware that the FBI last week thwarted a Muslim terrorist who allegedly wanted to blow up and shoot up the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and a synagogue.
Chances are they haven’t heard about Hasher Jallal Taheb, a 21-year-old native-born American from the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area who was arrested after a months-long undercover investigation. If those you inquire with heard about Taheb, ask them if they know that he was a jihadist who changed his name and believed jihad was an obligation and pathway to martyrdom.
You want to talk about a national emergency? How about the frequency with which so many Democrats, as well as the DMIC: Democrat Media Industrial Complex, cover up radical Islamic terrorism?
To paraphrase Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” all terrorists are created equal, but some are created more equal than others. Over the last few years, with the unfortunate rise in white-supremacy violence and murders, Democrats and the DMIC have moved the goal posts on who’s a terrorist and who isn’t. Actually, I don’t mind their expansion of the term, as I can now claim as terrorists some members of Black Lives Matter, protesters who block active-duty ambulances and pro-fascists who identify themselves as “antifa.”
Even so, the terrorist cartel Americans are most at risk of dying and suffering injuries from is radical Islam.
Let’s inspect how major media covered the Taheb arrest.
The “Democracy Dies in Darkness” Washington Post wrote barely a blurb, parroted “man” in its headline and whiffed on the jihad fact. Same for MSNBC; interesting, wouldn’t you say, how coordinated the headlines seemed to be? I’m sure it was coincidental.
If Taheb had been a blond-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian who was one of the U.S.’s 14 neo-Nazis whose social media posts showed him wearing a MAGA hat, and his target had been Nancy Pelosi, how would the DMIC have covered the story?
When MAGA hats are involved, such as the incident this past weekend between high school students and a Native American activist, the DMIC always makes mention of that fact.
The story was a non-story, but MAGA-hat mentions are too good to pass up. When youths harassed a senior citizen during U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, nary a peep from Democrats and the DMIC did we hear.
MAGA hats bad; jihadi good.
Media is about narratives, not news
When Omar Mateen shot to death 49 patrons of Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, Florida, three years ago, his act of terror resulted in the second-highest casualty count of Islamic terrorism in American history, behind only the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Yes, the DMIC did make mention of his radicalization, but the immediate – and prevailing – narrative was centered on gun violence and gun control, which is analogous to calling 9/11 airplane violence.
Democrats and the DMIC have written Mateen’s Islamic radicalization out of his life story. You wouldn’t have known that Mateen pledged his life to ISIS from the originally released 911 call transcript from President Obama’s Department of Justice, which omitted the ISIS reference so as not to give the terror group additional publicity. I suppose when Democrats and the DMIC prattle on about the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, they’re doing it to “inform” us. I am convinced the DMIC has done more to promote the KKK in the last 1,000 days than the KKK has done for itself in total in its 56,000 days of existence. The DOJ did eventually release an unedited transcript.
When Obama delivered a statement after Pulse, he did mention Mateen’s terrorist beliefs, but stressed that they were homegrown, because … homegrown Islamic radicalization has nothing to do with the thousands of years of Middle Eastern Islamic terrorism and its propaganda that is so readily available in the U.S.? Obama also emphasized that Mateen, as well as the San Bernardino, California, Islamic terrorists who killed 14, were “lone wolves,” an excuse Democrats and the DMIC are fond of – unless it’s a white male murdering with an AR-15.
So how did all those DMIC journalists, many Ivy League-educated, miss that crucial jihad detail in the FBI’s 13-page report on Taheb? I suspect they didn’t miss it at all; their ad infinitum Islamic terrorism apology tour will soon be coming to a city near you. Joining them will be new Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim who is very public in her anti-Semitism and homophobia. The DMIC isn’t too concerned, though; it’s been busy touting how “historic” her win was. Omar won her race by 56 percentage points, and her district has been represented only by Democrats for the last 20,000 consecutive days. One’s gender and religion aren’t skills, qualifications, achievements or accomplishments, and her win was hardly “historic.”
How serious is the Islamic terrorist threat?
Democrat and DMIC agitprop claiming that white men are America’s gravest threat is so bold a lie, Goebbels would blush at its brazenness.
The University of Maryland has been tracking domestic and international terrorism for several years; my assessment of their data is that they are without much bias. Islamic terrorism is categorized into jihadi-inspired and extremism.
Between 2010-2016, jihadi-motivated and Islamic extremists in the U.S. accounted for 29 attacks, totaling 78 deaths. All other combined attacks totaled 84 attacks, for 45 deaths, including seven white supremacist attacks, totaling 18 deaths.
Globally, over 99 percent of terrorism resulting in death or injury has been perpetrated by radical Muslims. The U.S. spends billions annually monitoring and fighting Islamic terrorism, not white male terrorism.
Additionally, foreign-born comprise the majority of terrorist arrests. There is a caveat: Dozens were arrested overseas and extradited to the U.S. to stand trial. Those who scream Islamophobia in response to this caveat likely wouldn’t be screaming whitemanaphobia if those extradited were white males.
You know that border crisis Chuck and Nancy claim is “manufactured”? Turns out ISIS has a presence in Central America.
Most Muslims aren’t terrorists. But neither are most white men. Thanks to state and federal law enforcement, 99 radical Islamic terrorist plots have been foiled since 9/11; had some of the attacks, planned for malls and other highly foot-trafficked locales, not been stymied, the death and injury totals likely would have been in the hundreds. Democrat and DMIC logic reasons that if no one died, it’s not that bad. Democrats and the DMIC only exploit the dead when it fits into their propaganda narrative – never let a politically expedient body count go to waste. Thanks to our last week’s FBI bust, another Islamic terrorist was unsuccessful in adding to the injury and death count – for now.