June 2, 2009

"Double Standard" Watch on the Rind Continues

Hatched by Dafydd

Well, mañana has come ("Aye Caesar, but not gone!") Still haven't seen a single story quoting a single anti-war activist denouncing, condemning, or for that matter even mentioning the assassination of Pvt. William Long and the wounding of Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula.

None of the suspects listed in our previous post has stepped up to the plate and plainly said "Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad does not kill on my behalf." Nor has a single elite news agency even asked anti-war leaders the question, so far as I have seen.

The New York Times continues to have no editorial on the attack, though they quickly editorialized on the murder of Dr. Tiller (blaming it on pro-life conservatives). They finally posted an article on the shootings; but nowhere in it do they trouble to demand whether anti-war protesters and agitators support or condemn the brutal murder and attempted murder.

Andrew Sullivan has at last deigned to note the occurance of the assassination... but only in order to mock Michelle Malkin, whom he dubs a "self-parody" for imagining that it could possibly be considered terrorism -- not like that Tiller killing!

The Washington Post has printed no editorials or opinion pieces on the murder. It has published two articles on the shooting, here and here; neither even so much as raises the question of whether the extremist anti-war, anti-military rhetoric of the American and international Left played any role in persuading native-born American citizen Mr. Muhammad that being a Moslem required him to murder his own country's servicemen. Nor does either article ask any anti-war protester or leader what he or she thinks of Mr. Muhammad's tactics.

None of the usual suspects can any longer claim that they haven't had enough time to prepare such a story; each swiftly published stories, editorials, and opinion pieces savaging the entire pro-life movement (of which I am not a member, by the way) for the murder of Dr. Tiller... and especially lighting on Fox News populist demagogue Bill O'Reilly as the real killer behind the killer. These stories appeared within 24 hours of the Christian domestic terrorist attack.

But the Moslem domestic terrorist attack appears to have elicited a collective "ho hum" from the elite news media. It's quite clear which religious extremism they think is the real threat to America.

I'm too smug and self-satisfied to look at other lefty websites besides the ones I've enumerated here; but I highly encourage readers to do so: Please look through posts from June 1st forward, or search the websites for the victims' names, and post the results in the comments section. Here are the questions before the house:

  • Will any anti-war organization, leader, or even individual protester go on record condemning or denouncing the killings of Long and Ezeagwula?
  • And will any elite-media newspaper, TV news or talking-head show, news magazine, or internet site put the question to any of the usual chanters, protesters, rioters, and puppeteers whether their own virulent and hysterical anti-war rhetoric could have helped push Muhammad over the edge?

It seems that the intense search for the "root cause" of political violence begins and ends with violence from the deranged Right, no matter how tangentially connected to the sane Right (the tangential connection will of course be exaggerated to the point of complete identification).

Inquiring minds still want to know.

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick...

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 2, 2009, at the time of 1:54 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Steven Den Beste

One of the two soldiers survived.

The above hissed in response by: Steven Den Beste [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2009 3:03 PM

The following hissed in response by: Watcher

The Daily Kos website has been flooded with posts using the word "jihad" and "terrorist" but I can't find a single one referencing the shootings in Arkansas.

The above hissed in response by: Watcher [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2009 4:00 PM

The following hissed in response by: colin

This guy wasn't an anti-war activist or an anarchist of some kind, he was an Islamist militant. He was radicalized and traveled to Yemen. This guy sound more like Jose Padilla or Adam Gadhan than he does some lefty kook. If we deserve a public denunciation of this guy's actions by anyone, it's due from the self-appointed spokesmen of the "Islamic Community". Where's Ibrahim Hooper or Nihad Awad or any of the apologists who come out of the woodwork when any Islamist radical attacks a western target? We need to place this attack in the proper context, as part of an ongoing war against Islamist terrorism.

The above hissed in response by: colin [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2009 5:12 PM

The following hissed in response by: Necromancer

There's a youtube video here of the Pvt.Long's father speaking to a reporter.
If this doesn't work just add this :

KATV in Little Rock

The above hissed in response by: Necromancer [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2009 6:57 PM

The following hissed in response by: Peter McLaughlin

I'm Irish (not American) and am a little bemused at the venomous tone you reserve for peace protestors. Seems to me from his murderous actions that this guy is as pro-war as you are - he just hopes for a different outcome.

The above hissed in response by: Peter McLaughlin [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 8, 2009 4:21 PM

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