Democrats and Media Try to Scare Minorities into Voting Democrat with ‘White Terrorist’ Smear
Less than twenty years after 09/11, Democrats like Rep. Tom Malinowski (Dem. – NJ) have identified the real terrorist threat in America—but it isn’t who you think.
In an opinion piece published last Saturday, freshman Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-7) echoed much of what is written by the mainstream media when he said, “America’s greatest terrorist threat comes from within.”
In his attempt to prove his point that “white supremacists” are a growing threat on the world terror scene he referred to incidents like the attack on a mosque in New Zealand.
The Muslim Brotherhood operative with ties to Linda Sarsour who ambushed and murdered five Dallas police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally in 2016 didn’t fit his argument, so it wasn’t mentioned at all.
When a crazed gunman snuffed out the lives of 20 innocent shoppers in El Paso last weekend, much was made of the killer having penned what many in the media termed a “white supremacist manifesto.”
That rambling document also praised the Green New Deal championed by progressives, but little time was given to that in the mainstream media.
Instead, after the shooting in El Paso, cable news and the airwaves were flooded by a narrative that includes “Donald Trump’s a ‘racist’, an unapologetic nationalist, ‘a White supremacist’ and the reason the El Paso massacred was carried out by a ‘white’ terrorist.
As Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press noted, “If you voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, plan to vote for him again in 2020, or support him in any way, you are a ‘White Terrorist’ too.”
Within minutes of the shootings, Jake Tapper of CNN was on the air with the mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, trying to force him into the ‘white terrorist’ narrative.
Over the course of the interview Tapper repeatedly attempted to get Mayor Margo to comment or call out President Trump for racism and to blame him for the shooting. Tapper referred to a quote from Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush, in which he said, “White terrorism is a ‘real and present threat’ that we must all denounce and defeat.” He then asked the mayor: “Do you agree that white terrorism is a threat to The United States?”
But Margo refused to take Tapper’s bait. Instead he ended Tapper’s fishing expedition by saying he wasn’t qualified to respond to that question but instead he was focusing on El Paso.
“Jake, I’m not qualified to make a comment on that. I’m not a talking head. I’m focusing on the El Pasoans and the 20 deaths, their families and what it means to this community and how we can come together and not be victimized by this.”
Marog left the interview with this last statement, “This will not define us. We are a unique region that’s been here for 350 years. There’s families on both sides. There’s commerce on both sides. We’re bi-national and bi-cultural. We’re almost 2.5 million people and our average age is 32. This will not define us.”
So why this shift from focusing on known and active terrorist groups like ISIS or Hezbollah to lone-wolf gunmen like the shooters in El Paso and Dayton?
In his op-ed, Congressman Malinowski focuses on the attack on the mosque in New Zealand. That country lists a number of known terrorist groups on its watch list. That list includes: Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, Ansaru, Boku Haram, Communist Party of the Philippines/ New Peoples’ Army, Continuity Irish Republican Army, ETA, Hamas, Harakat Sham al-Islam, Hezbollah, Indian Mujahideen, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Jundallah, Kurdistan Workers’ Party, National Liberation Army, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Real Irish Republican Army, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, and the Taliban.
Not one of those groups comprises “white supremacists.” The shooters in El Paso and Dayton were not a part of some nefarious white power group, entranced by Trump. Instead, both young men suffered from mental issues and were looking for social media attention.
Much of Malinowski’s problem is that he conflates hate crimes with terrorism. He also plays fast and loose with facts by whitewashing the acts of real terrorists.
The irony of the white terrorism smear job is that progressives like the New Jersey representative ally themselves with groups like Antifa, a group that is mostly white, anti-Semitic, and anti-globalist.
The reasons for Tapper’s question and Malinowski’s focus on the color a shooters skin should be obvious. CNN and the rest of the mainstream media are not bastions of journalism. They are biased reporters who will say anything to get you to vote Democrat in the next election.
Trying to convince minorities in America that white people are afraid and will now start shooting them up if they dare to step out in public is just their latest attempt to do it.