Call it "work-place violence" or a "spree killing." Just don't call the Washington DC Navy Shipyard shootings "terrorism." Nobody wants to get the wrong idea here. Terrorism means Islam, and the mere tying them together is "Islamophobic." But even if the shooting had nothing to do with "Islamic terrorism" does it really matter? Will we all sleep better knowing it wasn't a Muslim who committed this crime? I doubt it, because just as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow, a terrorist attack will occur at the hands of a Muslim. It's a 100 percent certainty.
The media was foaming at the mouth Monday, fervently stressing that the Navy shipyard shootings had nothing to do with "terrorism." The very mention of the word brings on full body seizures. Its connotations are too much for the mainstream media to bear. One could only hope the shooter was white and Christian, then everyone would be cool and collected. Finally, they could breathe a sigh of relief.
The known suspect, Aaron Alexis, was a 34-year old Navy vet with two prior gun arrests. Twelve innocent people are dead, 13 including the shooter because of his actions. Alexis was working as a civilian contractor.
"We'll continue to seek information about what the motive is. We don't have any reason at this stage to suspect terrorism," Washington Mayor Vincent Gray told reporters, "but certainly it has not been ruled out."
That's comforting. As long as it's not "terrorism." Friends of Alexis say he was a practicing Buddhist. Whew, that should take a load off the minds of the American people. A peace loving, but deeply troubled, Buddhist who took out 12 people and would have killed more had he not been shot by authorities.
How does this bring comfort to anyone? Did those who were impacted by the Adam Lanza shooting or the James Holmes mass murder feel better knowing they weren't "terrorists?" But the truth is we still don't know what Aaron Alexis's motive was in this. And this should terrify the media because if it does end up being "terrorist" related, they'll be quaking in their boots, knowing they'll have to apologize for all the "Islamaphobia" that is so misplaced in our society.
In April 2013, Salon's David Sirota wrote a scathingly awful article about his hope that the Boston Bomber was a "white American."
Sirota said, "Likewise, in the context of terrorist attacks, such privilege means white non-Islamic terrorists are typically portrayed not as representative of whole groups or ideologies, but as “lone wolf” threats to be dealt with as isolated law enforcement matters."
This is disgusting, pathological garbage. Its absurd leftist hope for justice, for a relatively peaceful Islam that is callously misrepresented, is proof positive of the lunatic fantasies of progressives. Just hoping for a day when all criminals will be white, Christian, or Jewish. Then justice will be served.
But Sirota wasn't so lucky. The Boston Bombers just happened to be Islamic jihadists. They were praised by a noted Al-Qaeda cleric.
That just happened to be "work-place violence" and Texas lawmakers are working to make sure that the act is classified as "terrorism." And this would only make sense since Hasa was an Islamic terrorist.
The truth about Aaron Alexis remains to be seen. But it is worth noting that al-Qaida leader Ayman Zawahiri called for a "lone wolf" attack two days before the shipyard shooting. And that jihadists were tweeting about the attack and using the hashtag AlQaeda. This is more than coincidental.
"Terrorism" is the most hated word there is. It implies intent. It implies Islam. And it is Islam. And if Alexis proves to be Islamic, the horror of having to admit this would be catastrophic. For it would be admitting that Islam is the antithesis of peace. It is the blackness of death itself. And then the mass apologies would have to instantaneously begin. Shh...just don't say "terrorism." Let's keep that quiet. And maybe no one will notice.
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