Who are the real victims behind the recent attempted terror attack against Jews in New York City? Why Muslims, of course!
As we saw after Sept. 11, 2001, the invisible victims of Islamic terrorism are other Muslims, millions of people who are horrified by the thought that some of their own could turn the words of the Quran into a justification for murder.
Unfortunately, reporter Don Dahler's
facts aren't entirely correct. According to FBI statistics, reports of hate crimes directed at Muslims are quite low
. While there was an "uptick" in the recorded number of hate crimes against Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11, the numbers were exceedingly small and they rapidly tailed off to baseline levels. In fact the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the United States pales in comparison to the number of hate crimes targeting Jews, African-Americans, Hispanics, Whites, Gays, and yes even Pacific Islanders. Thus, of any "minority" in this country Muslims are the least likely to be targeted for their appearance or religious practices.
CBS continues its obfuscation with the following statement:
And whenever something like this happens, the thousands of good, law-abiding, patriotic Muslims worry that once again, the stereotype of a violent Islam is once again being perpetuated.
Perhaps this is true, but as a whole the Muslim community has been silent on the issue of Islamic terror and extremism. While, CBS manages to find one Imam who would go on the record condemning the recent attempted terror attack, the lack of visible opposition in the American Muslim community to such actions is painfully apparent. If the majority of Muslims are "good, law-abiding, (and) patriotic" then why aren't they making their revulsions known? Where are the editorials, press conferences, and rallies sponsored by Muslim communities condemning these actions? The silence is almost as deafening as the mainstream media's lack of attention to the latest attempted terror attack and the issues surrounding the true nature of its origins...
White Supremacists target Black Churches...
Imagine what would happen if a handful of white supremacists acquired C4 explosive and planted the munitions around African-American churches in an obvious terror plot? How would the mainstream media cover this and what would the nation's reaction be?
Yesterday, May 20th
four Muslim-Americans were captured by FBI agents in a carefully orchestrated "sting" operation as the home-grown terrorists were busy placing what they thought was C4 around New York City synagogues. The New York Post
and the New York Daily News
provided detailed, front page accounts of the attempted terror incident. According to the report in the Daily News the men,
"...wanted to make a statement," a law enforcement source said. "They were filled with rage and wanted to take it out on what they considered the source of all problems in America - the Jews." The group's alleged ringleader, James Cromitie, according to the complaint, discussed targets with an undercover agent. "The best target [the World Trade Center] was hit already," he allegedly told the agent. Later, he rejoiced in a terrorist attack on a synagogue.
"I hate those motherf-----s, those f---ing Jewish bastards. . . . I would like to get [destroy] a synagogue."
So, how did some of the most respected mainstream newspapers report the story? Initially, the New York Times buried the issue with a diminutive
AP report, though now the story has become too big to ignore
. Nonetheless, the Times does its best to minimize the gravity and impact of this horrific terror plot. This is how the NYT's
leads the story,
The four men arrested Wednesday night in what the authorities said was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y. were petty criminals who appeared to be acting alone, not in concert with any terrorist organization, the New York City police commissioner said Thursday.
It's not until the 11th paragraph that the reader learns the relevant details and again the Times does its utmost to diminish their importance:
The four men arrested are all Muslim, a law enforcement official said. Mr. Cromitie, whose parents had lived in Afghanistan before his birth, had told the informant that he was upset about the war in Afghanistan and that that he wanted to do “something to America.” Mr. Cromitie stated “the best target” — the World Trade Center — “was hit already,” according to the complaint.
At one level, we should applaud the NYT's for even reporting on the incident, as another national paper, the Washington Post has deemed the story largely irrelevant. Below is a screen capture of the current electronic version of the WaPo. One sees that the lead photograph is that of a cute and cuddly panda while the headline stories involve Obama's concern on the Gitmo detainees, the economy, etc. Where is the breaking splash about a domestic terror plot? Why, it's relegated to a tiny corner under the heading of "more headlines" - see screen capture two.
Clicking on the link brings the reader to a report written by Tom McElroy of the AP
. This dispassionate piece is so sanitized that the reader is left wondering who the men were, what were their motivations, and why did this occur? The WaPo
and Mr. McElroy
violate every basic tenet of Journalism
in their clearly whitewashed report.
Obviously, this terror plot is an emerging situation so details and information are still forthcoming. Yet, the lack of regard for the severity of this attempted domestic terror attack and the failure to provide relevant information on the part of mainstream media outlets is inexcusable. Had any other minority group in this country been singled out in this fashion, the media and politicians would have elevated this to the forefront.
Barack's Boondoggle Flyover Contest
Given the state of the economy and in consideration of New Yorkers' feelings (afterall they helped to place the anointed one where he is today) we suggest that the White House refrains from repeating any further flyovers and instead spends a few minutes with commercially available software to create Barack's Boondoggle Flyover Contest. Furthermore, we humbly submit a list of prizes for the choicest of entries:
Grand Prize Winner - A luxury all expense trip to D.C., where the winner is wined and dined at one of the many White House weekly parties. Imagine the excitement of tasting $100 lb. Kobe beef and rubbing elbows with elite tax cheats like Timothy Geithner! First Prize - A session with Barack's own teleprompter in the White House press conference room. Enjoy the thrill of standing in front of TV cameras reading a karaoke script in front of adoring fans! Second Prize - An afternoon with Michelle in the White House garden. Learn about the White House's efforts to plant an environmentally friendly vegetable garden while touring around in one of the dozens of carbon belching armored SUV's!
All prizes do not include taxes (which of course are going up!), fees, and processing charges. Additionally, all winners must agree to proclaim an oath of allegiance to Obama and pass mandatory screening procedures. One entry per email address, please.
Obama Original... Cost? $357,000
Here's our entry... cost? zero + five minutes in PS
New Entry - Thanks J.R.!