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The media is delusional on ISIS: Muslims are more scared of radicals than ‘backlash’

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The media spin on the latest terror attack in the name of ISIS is beyond simple bias, into the territory of delusion.

An orgy of evidence

NBC reported that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack “without evidence.” HuffPo made this almost unbelievable statement in their report:

The group’s intricate involvement in each attack differs. It is currently unclear to what extent, if any, ISIS was involved in planning or inspiring the attack in New York. It’s also rare for ISIS to claim responsibility for an attack if the perpetrator is in custody, New York Times’ ISIS correspondent Rukmini Callimachi noted.

The Twitter thread HuffPo linked from Rukmini Callimachi actually refutes the argument they put forth. Callimachi makes it very clear that the attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, was directly following ISIS calls to commit acts of terror on October 31 (Halloween), using trucks, in places where there are likely a lot of pedestrians, in major western cities. How much evidence do we need here?

On Wednesday, Callimachi tweeted that Saipov “followed ISIS’ instructions to the letter.” Is that enough evidence?

ISIS doesn’t operate with W-2s and payroll, where we can track who “works” for them. If a more cut-and-dried case of ISIS-inspired (and therefore ISIS-linked) terror exists in the U.S., I think we’d be hard pressed to find it.

Back to NBC:

ISIS has made dubious claims of responsibility in the past, including claiming that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was a “soldier” of the terror organization, also without providing evidence.

As for Las Vegas, that investigation is still proceeding, with few answers made public, but lots of questions as to if Paddock operated alone (Las Vegas Sheriff Lombardo thinks he had help), and the role his girlfriend played. Nobody has definitively established a motive, and therefore, though there’s no evidence, the ISIS link has to remain a possibility until it’s disproven.

In Saipov’s case, there is an orgy of evidence linking his terror to ISIS.

Backlash?

Within hours of the attack, NBC reported that “Muslim Americans again brace for backlash.”  Thursday, the Washington Post reported “a familiar anxiety and a fear of backlash in Paterson, N.J.”

Less Than Six Hours After the NYC Terror Attack NBC Ran This Amazing Story

https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/11/02/nbc-muslim-backlash/On Tuesday, even as the bodies in New York City were being sorted out, NBC ran this story: Muslim Americans Again Brace for Backlash After New York Attack.

A familiar anxiety and a fear of backlash in Paterson, N.J. – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/a-familiar-anxiety-and-a-fear-of-backlash-in-paterson-nj/2017/11/02/d2043e6c-bfee-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html?utm_term=.e419cb5fad52&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1American Muslim leaders and civil rights advocates say the past two years have seen a spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, hate crimes and harassment across the United States, fueled in part by terrorist attacks such as those in San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, carried out by Muslims who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State, and in part by the broad condemnations of Islam and immigrants by President Trump and his allies — responses that many American Muslims consider racist.

They fear rhetoric. They fear that non-Muslim Americans might be afraid of Muslim Americans. They are concerned that the sight of a burqa-wearing woman at Walmart, or a man dressed in traditional Middle Eastern garb might generate some kind of “backlash.”

It’s not the backlash that I worry about. What about the lash? I don’t see non-Muslims planning terror attacks, bombings, beheadings, shootings, and mass vehicular homicide against the Muslim community in Paterson, N.J., or Dearborn, Michigan, or anywhere for that matter. Yes, if this trend of Muslims committing terrorist acts in the U.S. continues, eventually there will be a backlash. There’s been a backlash in England, but it’s very limited, and based on anger that the government has done very little to address the threat of radical Islam.

Why don’t Muslims stand up to terror?

Instead of screaming to the press about backlash, why don’t Muslims stand up to terror? They are afraid.

 

Fear of reprisals? Many Muslims are quick to distance themselves from radicalized terrorists, but they are nearly incapable of working with authorities to stop the terror. The biggest target of ISIS in areas where they’re more free to operate has always been more moderate Muslims, whom they consider to be infidels and collaborators. Look at Israel, where Hamas’ brutality toward anyone even marginally opposed to terror is well-known.

In the U.S., as in England, being Muslim means accepting some who take jihad literally, and plan to kill infidels. While they might try to “steer” people away from “the path of extremism,” that path is the path of Mohammed, as NOQ Report writer Ben Wilhelm observed. In other words, they might claim it’s not “real Islam” to reporters, but to each other, they are scared to oppose it.

There’s more fear of reprisals, Fatwahs, and threats from radicalized Muslims among the Muslim population than any fear of backlash from non-Muslims. They know that Americans, and Westerners in general, are not going to start a crusade to eradicate Muslims. Under President Bush 43 and President Obama, the word “crusade” was even banned to appease Muslim fears.

Final Thoughts

The media is far too concerned with exactly the wrong things here. ISIS is publishing instructional books, issuing calls to terror, and fully justifying their theology with the very same books non-violent Muslims use. The non-violent Muslims are far more scared of radical Muslims than they are of backlash in America. Sure, it’s uncomfortable being stared at, or snickered at, in malls and movie theaters. It’s difficult to live in a culture where you are completely unassimilated. But remember, these terrorists appear to all outsiders to be assimilated Americans.

The Muslim community knows who they are. And by failing to completely (some do help I believe) thwart terrorists, they are standing aside and allowing it to happen.

If the media wants to protect the Muslim community from backlash, they need to stop denying evidence of ISIS involvement, and stop harping on the backlash.

The lash is far more dangerous, and it’s getting worse every day.

Guns and Crime

ICE gets media beating for taking illegal immigrant into custody over Mexican homicide warrant

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ICE gets media beating for taking illegal immigrant into custody over Mexican homicide warrant

It’s the type of story the media craves. An illegal immigrant, Joel Arrona-Lara, who “hasn’t done anything wrong” was detained by ICE agents while transporting his pregnant wife to the hospital. She ended up having to drive herself the rest of the way before delivering their son.

The spin is predictable. They skim over the fact that he has an arrest warrant in Mexico for homicide while putting all the focus on his wife’s dilemma. They even attempt to cast doubt on the warrant because the lawyer for the family says he couldn’t find a record of the warrant. This last part is most peculiar because it would be simple for a major media outlet to confirm the existence of the warrant. They did, of course, but they won’t report that when they have a better quote from the lawyer denying its existence.

Eventually details will emerge about the warrant, but not until the media inflicts as much damage as possible on ICE and anyone in favor of legal immigration being the proper way to enter the country.

Here’s the story. If you click through, you’ll even get a link at the bottom to the family’s new GoFundMe page:

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby, Says He Is Wanted For Homicide In Mexico

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/18/joel-arrona-detained-by-ice-san-bernardino-driving-wife-to-deliver-baby/Her husband Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife to the hospital for a scheduled Cesarean section Wednesday afternoon when they had to stop to get gas. That’s when their car was approached by two SUVs. Maria said they were officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The mother of five was then asked to show her identification and complied. When the agents asked Arrona-Lara, the couple said he didn’t have the ID on him, but that they lived nearby and could go get it for them. The agents then asked Arrona-Lara to exit the vehicle, searched the car for weapons, and put Arrona into custody, leaving Maria alone at the gas station.

My take

There’s no doubt the circumstances surrounding all of this are unfortunate. Pregnant wives should not have to drive themselves to the hospital for a scheduled C-section. On the other hand, suspected murderers shouldn’t be entering the country in the first place. That point won’t be mentioned by mainstream media.

ICE has a responsibility to take people like Arrona-Lara into custody so it can be determined whether or not they should be deported. There may have even been a certain degree of leeway given had there been no records other than his status as an illegal immigrant, but being a suspected murderer with an arrest warrant took away any chance at leeway. The ICE agents did the right thing.

As a legal immigrant, I have no sympathy for those who cheat the system and break our laws. Blaming the ICE agents for doing their job correctly in order to keep us safe is the type of insanity mainstream media loves to sell us.

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The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

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The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

For at least the second time, reporters were barred from covering an event featuring Socialist Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The campaign’s reason: we want attendees to feel comfortable since there’s so much national press covering her.

This is an absolutely ridiculous excuse, of course. Nobody goes to a campaign event without knowing the press will (should) be there. It doesn’t make them less comfortable and may actually give some a sense of security knowing the answers to their questions will be judged by more than the audience at hand. That’s one of the reasons for the press in the first place, to give information about an event to people who cannot attend.

Instead, the press is getting another roadblock:

Ocasio-Cortez bans press from covering campaign event

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/17/ocasio-cortez-bans-press-from-covering-campaign-event.htmlAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist star running for New York’s 14th congressional district, is facing criticism after her campaign banned journalists from covering a town hall meeting with voters this week.

The Queens Chronicle, a local news outlet, reported that the campaign for the 28-year-old progressive prevented reporters from attending a campaign event in Corona on Sunday, even though it was open to the rest of the public. The campaign reportedly barred reporters from a prior event as well.

It’s conspicuous that a local publication was barred because it runs contrary to the narrative the campaign is trying to sell. So why is she being hidden from reporters at these types of events?

My Take

It’s clear that her exposure is her best friend and worst enemy. Being talked about is a politician’s best friend on the campaign trail, but it also offers a risk of failure. This is most common in events like the town hall meetings she is holding because she’ll be forced to think on her feet.

What if she can’t think on her feet? What if her answers when placed in an unscripted situation the type of answers many would expect from an inexperienced socialist?

Until she’s ready to handle the pressure of having press cover these events, she won’t be ready to hold public office at this level. The House of Representatives isn’t for people who need to be protected from their own answers.

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Culture and Religion

Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician. And she’s a Democrat.

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Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician And shes a Democrat

Racism is owned by the Republican Party. That’s the narrative the press and their handlers, the Democratic Party, wants America to believe. Someone forgot to get that memo to Michigan state representative Bettie Cook Scott.

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: ‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!’

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/08/16/detroit-rep-bettie-cook-scott-on-asian-opponent-dont-vote-for-the-ching-chongMore than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).

Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

My Take

There are two important takeaways here. First is the hypocrisy surrounding Scott, a (formerly) rising star in the Michigan Democratic Party. If the comments she made were spoken by anyone other than a Democrat, the calls wouldn’t be for an apology. The press and social groups would be calling for her to step down and jump into a hole somewhere.

The second point is that in the real world, the one not seen through the lens of liberals and the media, racism exists everywhere. It is not owned by Republicans, conservatives, old people, white people, or any other classification. One can even make a valid argument that it’s no more prominent in the Republican Party than it is in the Democratic Party that supports groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Racism must be eliminated from society. That will never happen as long as so many people naively believe it only exists in the minds of certain people on the political right. It exists everywhere. Accept that and we can work to make it stop.

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