Gee, H and Gee

16 01 2017

Martinez, California; Orlando

FNC:

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub massacre on charges connected to the shooting rampage, investigators confirmed to Fox News.

The June 2016 shooting, seen as the deadliest in modern U.S. history, killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. Police shot and killed gunman Omar Mateen after a three-hour standoff, during which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

The charges against his wife, 30-year-old Noor Salman, included aiding and abetting his attempts to support ISIS, as well as obstruction of justice.

FBI agents from the bureau’s San Francisco field office picked up Salman outside her home in Rodeo, Calif., law enforcement sources said. She did not resist the arrest.

(snip)

At least three calls were to 911 and one was to a local news service, during which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Wait what? I thought Omar Mateen did what he did because of generic homophobia and guns. That’s what Congressional Democrats who spent all night yapping and sleeping on the House floor told us. Also I recall something about how we were supposed to be worried about an Islamophobic backlash.

Seriously, the reason why the Democrats and the media went to those lengths is because Trump was dropping major wedges between LGBTQBBQBLTLOL on one side and the Great Religion of Extra Peaceful Peace on the other side, that wedge threatened to cut off the former’s money stream to the party’s war chest.  They had to find a diversion and scream loudly.

“Expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers.” I wonder if Graham Fuller will ever have enough guilt for his role in that such that he’ll do the honorable thing and kill himself.





More Peaceful Than Usual

19 12 2016

Berlin; Ankara

The Religion of Peace has dialed up its peacefulness today.





Thrill Is Gone

28 09 2016

Washington, D.C.

For the first time in his Presidency, the Senate has overridden a veto of President Baraq Obama.  With 97 Senate votes, it passed the Sue Saudi bill into law.  The only no vote was Harry Ass Reid, and there were two non-votes, names I don’t yet know.





Actual Terrorism

25 09 2016

Vatican City

Reuters:

Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

(snip)

Francis, who has often strongly defended the rights of refugees and migrants, said journalism should not be used as a “weapon of destruction against persons and even entire peoples”.

“Neither should it foment fear before events like forced migration from war or from hunger,” he added.

Last year, the right-wing newspaper Libero headlined its story on the Paris attacks that killed about 130 people: “Islamic Bastards”.

Another right-wing newspaper, Il Giornale, headlined a story last year on the chaotic situation in Libya and the risk that militants might sneak into Italy with migrants: “ISIS is coming. Let’s arm ourselves”.

Noticing things is terrorism, but terrorism is just a tragic accident.

I can see that Francis has joined in the Goliath versus David struggle to speak power to truth.

 





Because a Certain Newspaper Would Be Bitching About Islamophobia

22 09 2016

Manhattan

nyt-fbi-ny-bombing





Shorter Hillary

19 09 2016

Philadelphia

Breitbart:

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Comments ’Given Aid And Comfort’ To Islamic State Terrorists

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of treasonous behavior, because he’s specified that radial Islam is responsible for the surge of terrorist acts around the world.

“The language that Mr. Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries,” Clinton said, citing an article by former head of the counter terrorist center Mike Olsen citing Trump’s tough rhetoric as fueling Islamic state recruitment. She described Trump as a “recruiting sergeant” for ISIS.

Shorter Hillary: We wouldn’t have an Islamic terrorism problem if people would just quit calling it Islamic terrorism.

That’s also their attitude about black crime.

The new modern progressive way to solve problems is to complain about everyone else thinking that they are even problems; if they can attach some social justice imperative, all the better.





“People Wouldn’t Know What’s Going On”

30 08 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh

If John F’n Kerry advocated this because he thought that cutting off the publicity oxygen supply to Muslim nutbars would deter future acts of terrorism on the part of their ilk, or if he thought that the media should have a gentleman’s/ladies’s/transgender’s agreement not to cover Muslim terrorism because of the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself” factor, to reduce public hysteria and paranoia over the matter, then I would give him a fair hearing.  Even though I wouldn’t agree with him as such.  The analogy between Mohammed-al-Terroristiqua and your garden variety young white man beta male rage school shooter isn’t perfect; cutting off the media stream would deter the latter but not the former.  While it is true that a given person has been more likely to die from a fatal kick from a cow than Islamic terrorism since 9/11, Islamic terrorism is ultimately grounded in that eternally volatile mashup of nationalist and religious zeal.  However, if Kerry was thinking about one of these two things, we would at least concede his concern is bona fide and rational.

However, he used the exact words that are the title of this post.  His reasoning is entirely predicated on his desire that we not notice things, not notice patterns, and use the reality and fear of Muslim terrorism as grounds to organize politically against mass immigration.  It’s pretty much the same reason why Jim Clyburn’s daughter is using her power as an FCC commissioner to demand that local eyeball TV newscasts that air on FCC-licensed terrestrial media not run stories about black crime, and why the Ferguson Commission Report pretty much endorsed that very idea.  We’re not allowed to notice things.