Skip to comments.The Phantom Backlash ( Islam & Muslims )
Posted on 11/11/2009 5:39:15 AM PST by kellynla
Backlash fever is sweeping the nation: thirteen Americans are dead and thirty-eight wounded in a jihad attack at Fort Hood, and our governments primary concern -- from the Chief of Staff of the Army to the Islamic pressure groups such as CAIR -- are focused entirely on ensuring that Muslims in the United States are not being victimized by a backlash.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared: We object to, and do not believe, that anti-Muslim sentiment should emanate from this. This was an individual who does not represent the Muslim faith. She said that DHS was taking steps to prevent everybody being painted with a broad brush. Not taking steps to prevent another jihad terror attack. And she promised: One of the things well do is make sure that were reaching out to the state and local authorities within the US, because they often have better outreach to members of the Muslim community than we do.
The U.S. Army Chief of Staff, George Casey, likewise seemed primarily concerned about the safety of Muslims, not about the safety of the potential victims of the next jihad attack: Im concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers. And Ive asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that. Not Im concerned that there could be another jihadist among our Muslim soldiers. And Ive asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that.
Casey added: Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse. So not having enough Muslims in the military would be worse than mass murder. And this man is the U.S. Army Chief of Staff.
The media was mining the same territory. AP reported Friday that there had been immediate anti-Muslim backlash. What happened? Did armed bands of furious Islamophobes throw molotov cocktails at mosques? Did ferocious white supremacists maul fragile little girls in hijabs on their way to school? Did angry bigots spit at pious imams quietly going about their business?
Had there been any report -- any report at all -- of any innocent, random Muslim being attacked in a backlash after the Fort Hood jihad?
Nope. Not one. Americans are decent people. Americans believe people are innocent until proven guilty. But Ibrahim Hooper and his fellow thugs at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) need to be able to claim that hate crimes are being committed so that they can claim victim status for Muslims and deflect attention away from such small matters as the jihad at Fort Hood. And, naturally, the clueless and/or complicit mainstream media in their hip pocket.
And so we witness the strange phenomenon of stories of Muslims fearing a backlash soaring and the numbering of actual incidents of backlash remaining at zero. In the AP story, all that followed the announcement of an immediate anti-Muslim backlash were various stories about mosques and Muslims asking for special police protection, and the like. So in reality, the story should have been headlined, Muslims claim victim status in wake of Fort Hood jihad attack.
The only actual incidents of backlash that AP could come up with were incidents of people calling the Fort Hood massacre a jihad attack -- as if it is Islamophobic and hateful to note that a man was shouting Allahu akbar as he gunned people down, and that he gave out Korans hours before he started shooting people, and that he expressed sympathy for suicide attackers.
Is it unfair -- even racist -- to say then that he may have been motivated by the Islamic jihad doctrine of warfare against unbelievers? To CAIR and the media, yes.
The liberal media is one thing, but the government of our nation is quite another, or at least used to be. Napolitano and Casey should know better. If they do not confront the ideology that leads to such attacks, there will be a steadily-increasing spate of them. But apparently preserving diversity is a higher priority than national security.
On 9/12/2001 GWB should have SECURED BOTH BORDERS and ALL THREE COASTLINES ,began closing mosques(we didn't allow German-American Bunds during WWII)...either we are at war or we aren't and foreign muzzies should have been deported along with the illegals including incarcerated foreigners. Why should Americans have to pay to incarcerate other countries' criminals...it's not like we are short of American criminals and have plenty of empty prison cell space.
Happy Veterans Day, Vets!
It’s very easy to understand this when you realize that the left in the US hates this country as much— if not more— than the Muslims.
They have a common goal.
We are being led into the Valley of death and we had best learn to fear those leading us there.
The ObamaJihad against this country marches on...unabated.
What is it going to take to recognize evil in our mist?
Why is the US Government speaking on behalf of the "Muslim faith"?
Thank you Robert Spencer!
I agree the left and the muslims have a common goal in their hatred of an America founded upon Judeo/Christian principles.
It is simple as this:
1. Christianity has been an enemy of Marxism since its inception.
2. Christianity has been an enemy of Islam since its inception.
3. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Thus we see why the Marxist’s and the Islamists are in bed together. Both have a common enemy-—Christianity.
Some muslims in the U.S. are decrying the attack while others are cheering it.
Which do you suppose we should encourage and which should try for treason and deport?
Maybe at least a little backlash might not be such a bad thing.
Eliminate terrorists, eliminate terrorism.
I beg to differ. I think his actions are an accurate representation of the Muslim 'faith'.
Sorry...”that dog just won't hunt anymore”...
“If” muzzies were TRULY God-fearing people, they woudn’t be muzzies...”Testimonies of Muslims who became Christians”
Happy veterans day indeed! Thank you brave (and currently under appreciated) troops. You are in our family’s prays every night.
“””They hate the USA for different reasons, and once they “gang together” (there you go, back to leftist groupthink again) to take us down, then, they have to contend with each other.”””
Looking far in the future, if the current pattern continues where the European left allows the muslims to takeover Europe and the American left allows muslims to share power with them, then where or when will this stop.
It seems the answer lies in China where the leftist Chinese seem to have a policy of keeping the muslims out of their country.
Happy Veterans Day!
Excellent article, thanks for sharing it.
Political correctness was a decided factor in the massacre of those 13 good people at Fort Hood.
Political correctness may well end up being the death of a lot more folks before this is over.