As the wounds are still gaping and the baby's body not yet cold, the ghouls on the left attack those of us who have been warning of this very thing.
This vicious tool should be thanking me and apologizing for the years of smears, defamation and libel that the enemedia has directed against me, my work, and my colleagues. Instead, she aids and abets the most gruesome slaughterers ever on American soil.
The suspected Boston marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsaraev, are Muslim.Were their actions motivated by religion? And if it was, were they part of an organized radical Islamist group? We don't know. But that doesn't matter to a segment of anti-Islam bloggers who are latching onto the sparse biographical details as vindication.
"BOSTON JIHADI BOMBER'S FACEBOOK PAGE: ISLAM AND BOMBS," writes the anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller, who is famous for boycotting Campbell's for offering halal soup and opposing the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. In a followup post, she writes, "The war is here and they continue to disarm the American people."
Just like Elspeth Reeve is doing.
For the record, I never called for a boycott of Campbell's for offering halal soup. The truth is that I objected to Campbell’s getting halal certification from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
And the "so-called Ground Zero Mosque"? What was "so-called" about it? It was at Ground Zero, slated to take the place of a building that was extensively damaged in the 9/11 attacks, and so was part of Ground Zero. It was a mosque, as that is still all that is happening in the Burlington Coat Factory building: Muslim prayers. And we defeated it.
Then Reeve goes on to attack a variety of statements -- most of them true and accurate, without bothering to show why she thinks they're false or objectionable:
"Boston jihad bomber's father threatens 'all hell will break loose' if son dies," says JihadWatch. "Like father, like son, apparently." (The father told ABC News he thinks his sons are innocent and alleged a conspiracy.)So what? That means he didn't threaten that all hell would break loose if his son were killed?
"BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER’S FACEBOOK PAGE SHOWS HE AND BROTHER ARE ANGRY MUSLIM JIHADIS," blogger and one-time Breitbart protege Pat Dollard wrote. "Fox: authorities 'baffled' that such nice guys could do something this heinous. Means 1 thing: they haven't read the Koran," tweeted Bryan Fischer, an evangelical leader.Reeve obviously hasn't read the Koran herself.
Fischer made it clear he didn't believe in racial profiling: "The Boston bombing is not about RACE - both these guys are WHITE. This is about ISLAM."This was in response to Reeve's fellow media tools constantly harping on race. The fact that the Boston jihadis were white Muslims destroys their narrative that opposition to jihad is "racism."
Earlier this week, conservative columnist and occasional Fox News guest Erik Rush tweeted "Muslims are evil. Let’s kill them all." He says it was a joke. On Friday, Rush tweeted video saying, "The history of Islam, and why the notion of 'peaceful Muslims' is a LIE."
At World Net Daily, Jack Minor suggested Muslims sympathies were not in the right place:
But they are claiming victim status already -- just in case Elspeth Reeve hasn't noticed. Muslim organizations like Hamas-CAIR are crying about the rare (if any) "anti-Muslim backlash" instead of saying that there is something horribly wrong in our doctrine and we must work to expunge it. There is no condemnation of the jihadi texts and teachings that command jihad.
While the hunt continues for those responsible for the brutal terrorist attack on Patriot’s Day in Boston, Muslim groups and their supporters already have part of the answer: They are the victims...
That logical pathway of investigation notwithstanding, the Islamist community makes it clear just exactly who the victims are.
The Tsaraevs social media presence does suggest they were religious, but not completely alienated from American culture. The elder brother, Tamerlan, posted a YouTube "extolling an extremist religious prophecy associated with Al Qaeda," Mother Jones' Adam Serwer reports. Al Qaeda is a Sunni group, but Tamerlan also posted a YouTube testimonial titled, "How I accepted Islam and became a Shiite." In a photo essay chronicling his amateur boxing, Tamerlan seems upset about American culture: "There are no values anymore." In a photo gallery in which his girlfriend is said to have converted to Islam, she's pictured wearing a tank top. He shows off his white leather shoes. Dzhokhar's Russian page says his worldview is "Islam" but that "the main thing in his life" is "career and money," as The New York Times reports. New York reports a classmate says he smoked weed.
How young men decided to bomb marathoners after living in the U.S. half their lives isn't yet known. One popular theory on cable news is that they "self-radicalized." But that's a far cry from the anti-Muslim crowd's belief that the bombs in Boston were the inevitable result of their religion. Donald Trump says lookout for more: "These Tsarnaev brothers did not work alone. They had help and assistance from other cell members. Be vigilant and on the lookout."
They very likely did have help. Whether or not they did, the bombings were clearly the result of their religion, if not the "inevitable" result of it. No one ever said that believers in Islam would "inevitably" become terrorists. But when has a mainstream media report on counter-jihadists ever not misrepresented our views?
Obviously organized Islamist terror groups are real. But there are a lot of imitators who are merely inspired by al Qaeda, as The New Yorker's Steve Coll reports. The Tsraravs' uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, had his own explanation of what happened. "Any connection to Islam... is a fake!" he told reporters When asked what made them bomb the marathon, Tsarni responded, "Being losers."