There’ve been other examples of the “they had it coming/they deserved it” theme in the last week, but I think this is probably the worst, a hit piece on a terrorism victim written by a woman with the extremely apt last name Stasi:
Stasi: San Bernardino killers were radical, ISIS-loving monsters — but one of their victims was just as bigoted
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:57 PM BY Linda Stasi
They were two hate-filled, bigoted municipal employees interacting in one department. Now 13 innocent people are dead in unspeakable carnage.
One man spent his free time writing frightening, NRA-loving, hate-filled screeds on Facebook about the other’s religion.
The other man quietly stewed and brewed his bigotry, collecting the kind of arsenal that the Facebook poster would have envied.
What they didn’t realize is that except for their different religions they were in many ways similar men who even had the same job.
Basically the whole piece is: “See! Muslims and Jews and Christians are the same because that horrible Messianic Jew said bad things on facebook! That’s why he deserved it!”
One man, the Muslim, was a loser who had to travel all the way to Pakistan to get himself an email bride. (I refuse to add to their fame by using the killer and his murderous wife’s names.)
Based on the tone of the article and other writings by Ms. Stasi (for those who don’t know, that name is hilarious… it’s like getting lectured by Ms. Gestapo), I suspect the real reason not to write “Syed Rizwan Farooq and Tashfeen Malik” is not because of a concern about adding fame.
The killer, however, became half of an Islamic Bonnie & Clyde, while the other died as the male equivalent of Pamela Geller.
Bonnie and Clyde were robbers who killed people as part of their chosen criminal profession. They were not terrorists.
They probably also won’t get a Hollywood movie glamorizing them… for at least a few years, anyway.
Pam Geller wrote a blog called Atlas Shrugs for years, and now writes with her own name. She just writes things that aren’t PC. As far as I know, she’s never killed anyone, but she’s had people try to kill her because they don’t like what she says.
Geller, like ISIS and al Qaeda, revel in hate and nothing would make any of them happier than to be the catalyst for the killing of hundreds of innocent Americans to prove a point. Geller would be a hero to the hateful. Damn the cost in innocent lives, damn the heartache.
Don’t think for a minute that violence isn’t what she, just like the murderers of ISIS, want. Suppose there was a contest to draw God in defiance of Jewish laws? Would that be free speech or hate speech? What about cartoons of Jesus with his genitals up in the air?
While we have freedom of speech, we also have freedom of religion, which shouldn’t be impinged upon.
Yeah, imagine if it were so bad that taxpayers had to subsidize some kind of offensive art against Jesus? Or how about this, if a well-known cartoon show drew Jesus offensively? Oh yeah, that’s right… if you make fun of Christians or Jews (or Buddhists or Shintos or Animists or Sikhs or atheists or Hindus or deists or Zoroastrians or Pastafarians), they don’t go kill you.
If it weren’t for the tyrannical oppressive patriarchal genocidal theocracy that Islam is and demands throughout much of the world, she wouldn’t care. It’s the nature of the religious/ideological institution that is Islam that brings its critics. It’s like how rigid dogmatic Catholicism or more extreme Evangelical Christianity brings in the atheists to criticize it. Difference is, after he made Dogma, Kevin Smith didn’t end up like Theo Van Gogh.
As Americans, we have the right to mock anybody’s God, yes, but except for the vile few like Pamela Geller, and murderous religious fanatics among us, it’s just not what we do or what we celebrate.
Well, except for shit-tons of musicians. Trent comes to mind immediately.
All that, in the Stasi’s view, makes people who say bad things basically the same as those who do bad things.
Make no mistake, as disgusting and deservedly dead as the hate-filled fanatical Muslim killers were, Thalasinos was also a hate-filled bigot. Death can’t change that. But in the U.S., we don’t die for speaking our minds. Or we’re not supposed to anyway.
The first part of that opening sentence can be translated as “I have a black friend” used as a shield, followed by the predictable racist comment. She may as well be saying “as bad as those child-rapists were, those kids were also total brats.”
Thalasinos was an anti-government, anti-Islam, pro-NRA, rabidly anti-Planned Parenthood kinda guy, who posted that it would be “Freaking Awesome” if hateful Ann Coulter was named head of Homeland Security. He asked, “IS 1. EVERY POLITICIAN IS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR? 2. EVERY POLITICIAN IS A MORON? 3. EVERY POLITICIAN IS RACIST AGAINST JEWS?” He also posted screeds like, “You can stick your Muslim Million Man march up your asses,” and how “Hashem” should blow up Iran.
His Facebook page warns that “Without HEALTHY PREGNANT WOMAN (Democrats) would have NO SOURCE of BABIES to SACRIFICE and SELL!”
Um… he worked in government. And most people are anti-government, just different parts of it. And what’s wrong with being anti-theocratic patriarchy? Or being pro-individual citizen self-defense rights? Or opposed to killing infants still in the womb?
This is just Stasi making the victim an “other” and a political opponent. She can’t critically dissect his positions because someone who’s anti-PP is pro-life and is… well, pro-life – and is opposed to abortion on moral grounds that it’s killing innocent people. Someone who is for the NRA is for self-defense and is for… well, self-defense – which would be protecting oneself and other good people and defending against bad people who actually have to commit attacks against you first.
Ann Coulter is also a NYT best-selling author. She’s actually much less “hateful” than she is a cultural provocateur. She trolls. People with coherent philosophies and arguments have little to fear from her, because most of her schtick is humor and absurdity. Those with emotional arguments find themselves pulled in, and easily destroyed. Those with coherent views defuse her joking invective and then it’s just a regular discussion. Admittedly her humor is hit-or-miss, even for those who often agree with her.
Factoring in the recent baby-parts-for-cash videos showing Planned Parenthood haggling over prices (a practice they defended against “extremists” and then suddenly stopped… which seems like an odd thing to do if it’s completely above board), comments from somebody with a particularly religious objection to abortion condemning Democrats for supporting abortion providers and making taxpayers subsidize abortions seems not very extreme. (It doesn’t take much to understand the point if one looks at it a different way, either – if a feminist found out that her tax dollars went to fund abortions for culturally sexist parents from the third world who aborted only girl babies, do you suppose she might be upset at the political party that supports that program?)
Thalasinos’ comment on the scheduled for the Million Muslim March isn’t very far out, either. The Million Muslim March was even condemned by CAIR (who themselves were co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding case, and cry “Islamophobia” almost every time they speak). And considering the Million Muslim March was supposed to take place on 9/11 (intentionally to offend, but whatevs) in 2013 – it shows you Frau Stasi had to go back two years to find something offensive.
Complaining about politicians being bought & paid for and morons is now bigotry? Complaining that they’re racist against your ethnic group is bigoted? Stasi better get going after the Black Lives Matter movement and pretty much every ethnic identity with any kind of advocacy group. Seriously, the Stasi is saying politicians are a protected class that can’t be criticized now without the critic being a bigot? Bigoted against what? Politicians?
Considering that the media will go out of its way to find the absolute worst that people they want to demonize say, and that she had to dig back at least two years for the one line… Thalasinos actually sounds pretty sedate, considering the level of stupidity people post on Facebook.
We have freedom of speech but even so, a city worker should refrain from such public bigotry. Municipal workers have been fired for spewing and posting racial and sexual slurs.
Public bigotry against what? Against politicians, Democrats, jackass Muslim groups that even far a left terrorist-apologist Muslim group condemns? Bigoted against the Iranian regime supports global terrorism and shot Neda dead in the street? Against an institution called out for selling baby parts? I wasn’t aware those are equated with racism and sexism now and meant the victim deserved it.
Damn, Stasi. Don’t you know?
Because you just went.
Even if one were to run with Stasi’s blame-the-victim scheisse and assume that one of the victims somehow deserved it because he disagreed verbally with his murderer, what did the other couple dozen people killed or wounded do to deserve it?
Well, that’s because they made fun of his beard. No, really:
Not sure if I’ve seen that kind of media response before, ever. I don’t remember CNN having a banner like that during Columbine that said “teens were rejected by their peers”, or one during Newtown that said “First-graders called killer a poopie-head”.
The whole crux of this is the “victim had it coming/victim deserved it”, by showing how horribly oppressed that Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were, seeing as how people… made fun of him for his beard… and disagreed with him (and Frau Stasi) and posted things on Facebook.
I am reminded of Evan Sayet’s story of a guy who says “I hate my wife”. Frau Stasi is that guy.
I scrolled through some of Frau Stasi’s other posts and stumbled on this one, which should serve as another example of why to be wary of any calls to use the no-due-process secret terror watchlist for just about anything, least of all removal of citizens’ rights:
Stasi: State Department must list gun-loving NRA as terrorist organization
One terrorist group is responsible for more civilian deaths since December 2012 (the Sandy Hook massacre) than Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas and the Taliban. Yet it is the only nearly-state sponsored terrorist group that is not listed by the U.S. State Department as such.
It is the National Rifle Association and for their unending lobbying that’s kept a lid on gun control we now have 428 times more American deaths by gun than deaths by foreign terrorists.
Easy as that – list it as a terrorist group, disarm those who resist the state. Now stand by for a further example of “figures lie, liars figure”:
No? Between 2012 and 2015, according to University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database, ISIS has murdered approximately 12,138 civilians, Boko Haram,10,092, the Taliban 9,427 and Hamas, 85.
In that time, Americans have murdered or spree killed via gun and assault rifle, 87,423 people in the United States.
To Frau Stasi, the NRA is worse than ISIS.
Let’s check on that 87,423 number of hers.
The CDC says only 11,000 people were murdered with firearms in 2013. The FBI says about 8,900 in 2012 and about 8,500 were murdered with firearms in 2013. Interesting that in 2013 there were 687 people murdered with hands and fists and only 285 murdered with rifles – those evil assault murder guns.
Assuming her numbers are correct at 87,500 (rounding up) people murdered with firearms between 2012 and 2015, and with the FBI able to confirm that only 8,900 and 8,500 were murdered with firearms in 2012 and 2013, then that leaves us with about 70,100 murders for 2014 and 2015… so about 35,000 murders a year, roughly the same number of murders as Nigeria. Let’s say we roll with the CDC’s number and assume 11,000 for 2012 and 2013, that still leaves us with 55,500 murders for 2014 and 2015 – about 28,000 murders per year (rounding up some more in her favor).
The violent crime rate has been dropping for years, and there weren’t 35,000 murders in 2014 or 2015, nor were there 28,000 murders in 2014 or 2015. Frau Stasi is full of scheisse.
The (FBI) report says that in 2014 the U.S. recorded the fewest murders since 2009.
What she might be lying about are suicide deaths with firearms. Those numbers account for many deaths, but aren’t indicative of anything but suicides. Japan, with limited firearms access, has a much higher rate of suicides.
But 21,000 depressed people killing themselves per year isn’t reason to care about mental health to Frau Stasi, while under 9,000 (many of those are dirtbags killing dirtbags, and there are some more that are dirtbags killed by people defending themselves) is reason to have the boot of government stomp on the rights of individuals and leave them defenseless against criminals who will never follow the law, as well as defenseless against governments that will eventually become like… the Stasi.