Federal officials around the world today are urgently trying to track the backgrounds and contacts of the newly-married parents of a baby girl who killed 14 people in California last week in a suspected ISIS-inspired attack, as a new photograph emerged showing the future terrorists entering the U.S. together for the first time last year.
The image, apparently taken as the couple moved through customs in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on July 27, 2014 and obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Tashfeen Malik clad in all black looking directly into the camera as the taller Syed Rizwan Farook stands behind her, black bearded and with a blank expression. It is the most recent photograph of the two to be made public.
It’s a subtle bias of the media to describe them as “newly-married parents of a baby girl” as though to humanize them by comparing them to a traditional family; and at the same time to denigrate the traditional family by making these terrorists into a traditional family.
Americans are taught from an early age not to judge a book by it’s cover. Problem with that is that there are words on the cover, and those words will sometimes give us an indication of what’s inside the book. You don’t pick up Ann Coulter’s “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)” and expect it to be some kind of treatise on mathematics. You don’t pick up a Michael Stackpole Battletech novel and expect it to be a collection of poetry based on the Bhagavad Gita. You don’t pick up “Mein Kampf” and expect to find a bedtime storybook.
Likewise, you don’t look at those two and think “these are people who really want to come to America and embrace American values and assimilate into American culture”. These are people who look just like they are.
Offhand, the American muslims I’ve known who’ve wanted to integrate into American culture did so in part by acting like and looking like Americans. One woman I knew also actively wanted to be American so she and her children would be protected by the American legal system against family members who wanted to murder her for not wanting to be shoved into a force marriage. She rejected the oppressive culture, rejected being stuck in a forced marriage with a man 40 years her senior, and wanted no part of the culture of those two terrorists. Others I’ve known go out and start shops and businesses emulating American culture in different ways – bringing positives from their culture to US culture – and bringing a traditional mercantile nature while disregarding the conquest-by-the-sword malice on the negative side of their culture that they’ve left behind not just because they personally dislike it but also because it’s bad for business.
That idea of not judging a book by it’s cover, and by not judging at all, is why the neighbors who saw Arab men going in and out of the house at all times of night didn’t bother to report anything. They didn’t want to judge a book by it’s cover and be judgemental and racist, so they said nothing… and terrorists attacked because out of the goodness of their dumb little hearts, people won’t call a spade a spade.
The official response is that there is no terrorism here and that anyone who speaks bad about Islam or Muslims or the terrorism that seems to follow wherever they go will be punished by the Attorney General.
Lynch addressed the Muslim Advocate’s tenth-anniversary dinner and declared that she is concerned about an “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric . . . that fear is my greatest fear.” Her greatest fear is — not terrorism — but a nonexistent Islamophobic backlash? ISIS has demonstrated that it can bring down passenger jets, strike the heart of a great Western capitol with urban assault teams, and inspire horrible carnage in California. We also know that ISIS has pledged to keep attacking the U.S. and possesses chemical weapons. Yet it’s politically incorrect speech that strikes fear into the heart of our attorney general.
Doesn’t matter what you’re seeing in front of you – if you observe things that happen repeatedly, begin to make a theory about why they happen, and see that theory pan out as things happen again, it doesn’t mean you’re applying scientific reasoning, it means you’re a racist islamophobe who must be punished for badthink.
Lynch of course has decided to backtrack a bit on her “you are all islamophobes fearing people who are only attacking you because of your violent microaggressions at them and because you’re bigoted against them and that’s why they have to kill you and you deserve it” because her reasoning is so far leftist ideologue that it’s plainly absurd to the run-of-the-mill Mametian-brain-dead liberal:
“We always have a concern when we see the rhetoric rising against any particular group in America, that it might inspire others to violent action — and that violent action is what we would have to deal with,” Lynch told journalists at Justice Department headquarters. She also urged Americans “not to give into fear” in the wake of the apparent terrorist attack in California. “So, [what] we’re focused on, obviously, is protecting all of the people under the ambit of the Department of Justice.”
Let’s see… in San Bernadino, Muslim terrorists killed more than a dozen people and their organizations and adherents swear to kill more. Anti-muslim people killed… zero.
Sure, makes sense to go after the people who might say bad things about the people killing them.
“At this point…we’re not prepared to limit any particular ideology to what may have inspired these individuals,” the attorney general said.
Translation: “I will not blame Islamists for this because even though it’s plainly apparent it’s the reason and the terrorists themselves said as much before they went on their murder spree, I am such a leftist that I can only see them as victims of America and so it must always be America to blame.”
They’re terrorists. Lynch won’t say it, Obama wouldn’t say it (until the FBI called it terrorism). To their hard leftist view they steadfastly refuse to understand reality because they’re so ideologically brainwashed they can’t.
Newest thing today is that Syed Farook’s mother was a member of a pro-caliphate group:
Rafia Farook, the mother of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, is an active member of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a Muslim organization that promotes the establishment of a caliphate and has ties to a radical Pakistani political group called Jamaat-e-Islami.
To the left, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, flies like a duck, swims like a duck, has been genetically tested against other ducks and is a perfect 100% DNA match for a duck, then you’re a racist Islamaphobe.
Really, though, when a book is titled “Collected Mujahideen Handbook – From Al Qaeda’s Inspire Magazine: How To Wage Jihad, Build Bombs, and Kill The Kafir” and says so on the cover, it’s probably a reasonable inference that it’s not a biography of Beethoven.