Misinformation, Innuendo, and Side-Stepping

It’s almost impossible to write about another shooting in the United States. It’s so hard not to feel almost removed and desensitized to the whole mess. This time it was in San Bernardino on Wednesday December 3, 2015. Fourteen people were killed and seventeen were wounded. In response to the overwhelming reality of another shooting PBS published a map of all of the mass shootings in the United States in 2015. There are 355 just this year alone! President Obama addressed the San Bernardino shooting saying,  “a pattern now of mass shooting in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.”

The most disturbing part of it all is that so many of these shootings have been carried out by devout Muslims, but the media, the president, and so many others will NOT refer to it as terrorism! The latest one was perpetrated by a couple got married a year ago and just had a baby. He worked for the city. Normal right? Not when you look beneath the surface. Syed Rizwan Farook

was said to have travelled to Saudi Arabia in 2014 and returned with a new wife, Malik, whom he had met online. Malik is a citizen of Pakistan who was in America on a K-1 visa, according to the FBI.

Ok, so many people from Middle Eastern cultures prefer arranged marriage, so what? Well, apparently Farook was also consorting with known terrorists at some point in the last year. Also, according to police, he had a large arsenal of weaponry including 12 pipe bombs and 8000 rounds of ammunition indicating this shooting required much forethought and planning. Three of his explosives failed to detonate which would have upped his casualties considerably. From the amount of ammunition and unused materials it was clear they planned more carnage. STILL the media and the president maintained that the motive for the San Bernnardino Shooting was unclear and the authorities were currently looking for an explanation. Really??  Would you like a magnifying glass for that sir?

FINALLY, one day after the massacre the media and others finally get around to calling it terrorism. Why not earlier? This possible explanation was only conceded more than 24 hours later, and with many reports of Farook being a devout Muslim who recently visited the Middle East AND was in contacts with known terrorists. I mean, the public was not going to be fooled by the old “Workplace Violence” explanation with this one so why not just call a spade a spade? Where is the harm in telling the truth? What could be worse than what is already happening? What is this delusion that has covered the eyes of America? Why is it so hard to identify a terrorist as a terrorist?

North America clearly does not understand Islam. Western culture does not understand the deeply religious and the honour status given to those who give their lives in order to wage Jihad. How do you fight with someone who seems so normal, then flips the switch and becomes a killer? CAIR was busy doing major damage control with a press conference to address why Islam is not the problem because it’s a peaceful religion, blah, blah, blah. Right. So why are so many devout Muslims, normal seeming people who paid their bills and had babies suddenly picking up a gun and killing random people? Why is CAIR and other agencies running around accusing anyone who asks these questions of being Islamophobic? After France (TWICE!), UCC, Fort Hood, 911, and Boston are so many people unwilling to believe that there exists a whole network of Muslims who answer to the command of some higher up religious figure or political figure and will in the space of days or weeks commit Jihad? The bodies are piling up and people continue to stick their heads in the sand? Why?

The video below shows what is in store for America. It’s not nice, it’s not peaceful, and it’s completely real. I am not encouraging hate, but I am encouraging knowledge. I am not prescribing violence or bigotry, but I am advising watchfulness. I am not spreading paranoia, but I am spreading awareness.

 

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