Perpetuating the Progressive Narrative
“Threats Against Muslims Must Stop after Orlando Shooting”… Headlines such as this, reported by the French press, were popping up all over leftist print media in Europe, relaying the mindless concerns from the U.S. state-run media organizations. Not one publication pursued the accusation, nor found the evidence, for “threats against Muslims.”
An MSN News site displayed the title, “After Mass Shooting, a Search for Answers.” But I have yet to find many media sources interested in searching for answers…
In a New York Times editorial on June 15, 2016 this assessment appeared:
While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear, it is evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians. Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They occur where bigotry is allowed to fester, where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain. Tragically, this is the state of American politics, driven too often by Republican politicians who see prejudice as something to exploit, not extinguish…
As the funerals are held for those who perished on Sunday, lawmakers who have actively championed discriminatory laws and policies, and those who have quietly enabled them with votes, should force themselves to read the obituaries and look at the photos. The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.
Of course; blame the society not the individual’s twisted theocratic ideology. Finger those “lawmakers” who champion “discriminatory laws and policies” as the culprits. Omar Mateen was obviously driven to kill dozens of innocent homosexuals because of “policies” that discriminated against him, the hate and bigotry fostered by Republicans, although his “precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear.”
On the same date, Teen Vogue Magazine, ran this, by Muna Mire, The Orlando Shooting is Proof that American Culture Fuels Homophobia:
…Omar was the product of American culture. The rage he held in his heart for gay people and perhaps for himself, is the same rage fueling street harassment of visibly queer and gender non-conforming people.
Ms. Mire says it’s the American culture that fosters rage against those “visibly queer.” But Omar Mateen was raised in Islamic culture, driven by Islamist rage and hatred for the West, which condones and even sanctions homosexual behavior as a “lifestyle” – he even said so. He killed infidels for the Islamic State and for Allah.
Another MSN headline appeared on June 20: “Orlando offers lessons on preparing for mass shootings.” You read that correctly. The word they used was “preparing,” not “preventing.” Obviously, they have no plans to prevent anything. Maybe put up another “Gun Free Zone” sign, the most reliable invitation to Islamist butchers…
One clueless host on the Fox News Channel asked, “Is this a new nightmare?”
The answer to that question is, “No.” The massacre in Orlando is the same nightmare as San Bernardino; just another chapter with a different ghoul to deliver the evil carnage. Funny that the proclamation is always the same: “Allahu Akbar!”
Islam is the source of the nightmare and radical Islam IS the nightmare. As long as we allow our state-run media, and those in government they feed, to humanize barbarians who take American lives, then offer misguided, mindless excuses for their evil behavior, our nation will continue to live the nightmare.
We must not allow agenda-driven pundits to blame the United States, our individual liberty and culture, instead of the real ogre, the hallowed “religion of peace.”
It’s time for us to challenge the state-run media’s agenda-driven narrative and to demand they stop the charade that downplays the nightmare of Islamist barbarity.
Originally Published July 4, 2016