You Muslims in America are not the victims here.
Don’t worry, I’m not launching into a smear of Islam or denigrating your beliefs as some do. But it wasn’t long after the first shooter’s name was made public that CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) held a hastily assembled press conference to remind us all, “we are a religion of peace” and “this is not who we are.”
Seeing little if any opposition to ISIS, Al Qaeda and other fanatic groups coming out of the Islamic religion, we don’t know who you are, but in spite of several incidents around the globe where innocent people are slaughtered in the name of Islam, what would you expect us to think?
After the Ft. Hood terrorist attack in November 2009 by radicalized Major Nidal Hasan, that saw him murder 13 innocent soldiers, this blog penned An Open Letter To American Muslims that is just as relevant today as it was 6 years ago.
In spite of all that has occurred over the years, we still hear the same cries from the Muslim community of fearing some phantom backlash and being fearful for their lives.
I really can’t recall any mass shooting that left dozens of Muslims dead in the street or an office building in America.
What I do recall and see today is quick condemnation of both the NRA (National Rifle Association) and law-abiding gun owners in America after every single shooting, even though nearly every mass shooting occurs in a “Gun-Free Zone” where guns are prohibited.
Seeing an opportunity to score some political points in next year’s presidential election, Democrat candidates lined up to condemn the NRA, cry about too many guns in the country and call for another ineffective “Assault Weapons Ban,” ignoring that the last such ban did nothing to curtail mass shootings, 15 occurring during the time of the ban.
Ignored in these call is that California already has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, the very laws Democrats now claim they want nationwide.
No, Mr. President, the NRA is not to blame
Hillary Clinton says “I want people to feel safe” and feels that disarming the general public or making it more difficult for the potential victims to obtain adequate means to defend themselves and their families against the bad guys that just ignore the law is the way to go about it.
It is said that a person’s religion isn’t mentioned unless the shooter is Muslim. Not wholly accurate.
In the recent shooting in Colorado Springs, Robert Lewis Dear, the obviously unhinged shooter there is described as coming from “a hotbed of religious extremism, fueled by clerics who preach holy war” and who “spoke of Jesus and the ‘end times’.”
More so-called “dangerous religious extremists” are found in the very Liberal leaning Slate article, The Terrorists Among Us.
Sorry Muslims, you aren’t the only ones.
Within hours of the shooting by Farook and Malik and them dying in a shoot-out with Police, the editorials began, even before bodies were recovered.
The LA Times gave us Terrorism? Angry worker? Whichever, the carnage came from legal guns.
Not quite as explained in a Wall Street Journal article (behind a paywall) stating,
“While they were originally sold legally, with magazine locking devices commonly known as bullet buttons, the rifles were subsequently altered in different ways to make them more powerful, according to Meredith Davis, a special agent with the ATF.”
“The Smith & Wesson rifle was changed in an attempt to enable it fire in fully automatic mode, while the DPMS weapon was modified to use a large-capacity magazine, she said.”
“Those alterations made the weapons unlawful under California’s ban on assault weapons, which bans guns with magazines that can detach for quick reloading.”
On the same day of the shooting, possibly within minutes of Farook and Malik being shot and killed, the LA Times also gave us The U.S. infatuation with guns is bordering on a society-wide suicidal impulse.
The New York Times gave us in their anti-gun rant, The Horror in San Bernardino the ironic claim,
“Amid the chaos were the horrifying and familiar aspects of a mass assault by the latest ‘active shooter’: bodies on gurneys, innocents weeping under desks at the rattle of gunfire, desperate emails for survival, SWAT teams massed at a war zone of civilian casualties. All the familiar terror was back, as a father received a text from his daughter: ‘People shot. In the office waiting for cops. Pray for us’.” (emphasis added)
The irony is that both prayers and guns were being condemned, yet those hunkered down in fear of their lives in this “gun-free zone” were praying for prayers and someone with a gun to arrive and save them.
I saw no shaming of Muslim prayers, not even all of the prayers Syed Farook is said to have been excused frequently from work to offer as per his religious belief.
In fact, other than some of the regular hothead types that few people really pay attention to, I see no mass hysteria or mass calls to deport all Muslims and certainly nothing that would even rise anywhere near to the mass hysteria we all saw over the Confederate flag after another accused “Devout Christian,” Dylann Roof shot down a group of innocent Black people during a Prayer Service at their Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
There are no editorials lambasting Islam as we saw over the Confederate flag.
Neither Muhammad, the Qur’an nor Allah is being Pilloried by any of the national media.
No, just the NRA, law-abiding gun owners and Christian beliefs are.
Sorry Muslims, you are not the victims here.
If you feel we shouldn’t look to your community with a wary eye, then it is long past time for you to join the fight to oust and destroy those hiding among your midst and committing heinous acts of terror in the your name.
You cannot remain ‘neutral’ to the horror that seeps out of your community any longer.
To you gun-grabbers wanting to repeal our second amendment, go to hell. Our second amendment rights are the only thing standing between us and them and we’ll be damned if we will allow you to disarm us and put our families in harm’s way without a fight.
We refuse to become victims.