Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Will the Real Extremists Please Stand Up

Since everyone’s favorite imbecile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes that “white supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017,” you can feel confident that white supremacists did not commit the largest number of extremist killings in 2017.

During the Obama administration, when Muslim extremists committed a significant number of mass killings, as in the Boston Marathon, Ft. Hood, San Bernardino and Orlando, no one dared denounce Islamists for these killings.

Besides, when Hektor Cruz, not a white supremacist, committed mass murder in Parkland, FL, no one rushed out to blame non-whites. Everyone blamed the NRA.

In any event, the left is rising up in anger against white supremacists because they are not the world’s largest problem. When you are a coward and refuse to face the real dangers you find a secondary danger, one that does not really threaten you.

Besides, when real Nazis were running wild in Europe, our president, one Franklin Roosevelt happily ignored the danger until it had gotten completely out of control.

Seth Barron easily sets AOC straight on the source of extremist violence. (via Maggie's Farm) Much of it took place in Northeast Africa. It was committed by Muslim terrorists:

The worst terrorist event of 2017, according to the State Department, was the explosion of a truck bomb outside the Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, which killed more than 580 people. This violent act is believed to have been the work of Al-Shabaab, which was responsible for 97 percent of the 370 instances of extremist killings in Somalia in 2017, accounting for about 1,400 deaths—mostly civilian. The remaining violent acts were carried out by Jabha East Africa (ISIS-Somalia), a dissident Al-Shabaab splinter group.

And, in Egypt:

The deadliest extremist attack in Egypt’s history took place in 2017, when ISIS-Sinai terrorists converged on a mosque in Sinai during Friday prayers and slaughtered 312 people, including 27 children, when they came outside. Also in Egypt that year, on Palm Sunday, an extremist suicide bomber connected to IS-Egypt killed 30 Coptic Christians at a church in Tanta. He coordinated his actions with another suicide bomber, who killed 16 people at a church in Alexandria.

Among the other Islamist attacks from 2017 were these:

The first day of 2017 was marked by an ISIS attack on a nightclub in Istanbul; the Uzbeki perpetrator killed 35 people. In April, another Uzbeki rammed a truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm, killing seven. In August, ISIS militant Younes Abouyaaqoub ran a truck into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing 15 people. I mention these acts of extremist killing in Turkey, Sweden, and Spain to illustrate the global nature of the phenomenon; strictly in terms of the numbers of people killed, they are scarcely of note.

This has not deterred the New York Times from going back nine years and discovering 15 incidents. One suspects that the paper of record did not stack them up against the acts of Islamist terror during the Bush and Obama administrations.

Barron notes that much of what the Times considers to be white extremism is not really white extremism. I am sure you are shocked:

The New York Times timeline of “white extremist” murders covers nine years and 15 incidents, bookended by the heinous and indisputably racist attacks in Norway (in 2011) and Christchurch. Some of the most prominent killings among the remaining 13 incidents, though, resist categorization as acts of white racial terror. Ali Sonboly, the son of Iranian Shi’ite Muslim immigrants and visibly a racial minority, carried out the 2016 Munich mall shooting. The 2016 Umpqua Community College shooting was carried out by a self-identified “mixed-race” man, as was the 2014 Isla Vista massacre, whose perpetrator believed that being half-Chinese made him unattractive to women. The 2018 Toronto van massacre was perpetrated by a white man who declared that he was part of an “Incel Rebellion” against the “Chads and Stacys” of the world—in other words, he was angry that he could not get a girlfriend and was committed to overthrowing the “beautiful people.” The killer mowed down pedestrians in Toronto’s business district at random. The Times’ inclusion of these four incidents calls into question the value of its diagnosis of “white extremist killers.”

So, those who believe that white people are the root of all human evil will always find bad things that white people have done. Unfortunately, the systematic hatred of white people, the systematic scapegoating of white people, is shown by the facts to be empty rhetoric. Its purpose is to cover up the cowardice of those who cannot bring themselves to fight radical Islam or even to call it by its name.


Sam L. said...

Dems love their own extremists, and only them. And call them "freedom fighters".

jfmoris said...

The cowardice of the islamopologists is an angle that's not emphasized enough. Avoiding unnecessary dangers is common sense, but is maligned in attempts to propagandize the populace. The right way to deal with hazards is awareness with an eye to mitigation. Ignoring hazards is cowardice and/or stupidity - the fact that so many fear to speak about the hazard of moslem immigration is proof that we are successfully terrorized.

The left's malignant propaganda accusing us of 'phobias' puts them squarely on the side of terrorists, who want the same thing - for us to shut up and go along with their abject cowardice and stupidity in the pursuit of power.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

The NRA is dangerous to Democrats because it is an effective organization. And it always will be. It is energized. The NRA membership funds the organization, and they vote. The Second Amendment is a civil rights issue of the highest order. How people don’t see this is beyond my understanding. The gun-confiscator agenda is transparent. There really is little middle ground on the Second Amendment, and all the “common sense” initiatives are nonsensical. They’re non-starters... and not just for the gun nut crowd. We’re Americans. The gun culture is uniquely American. If you want to ignore that, knock yourself out... but you will NEVER be effective. Not a chance. Good luck.