A Tale of Two Shootings
Monday, November 09, 2009
Obama’s remarks upon hearing that abortionist George Tiller was shot— “I am shocked and outraged” contrasted with his statement on the news that 12 unarmed soldiers were gunned down at Ft. Hood Army Post: “I would caution against jumping to conclusions” about the motives of the gunman.
Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her Department is now working to deflect any backlash against American Muslims following Thursday’s rampage by a Muslim soldier. This is the same Napolitano that issued a report earlier this year cautioning against the domestic threats of “right-wing extremism” and right-wing groups that might use issues such as abortion as a recruiting tool. Were Obama and Napolitano concerned about backlash against pro-life advocates in the wake of Tiller being shot? It turns out that there was reason for concern, though you would not know from the mainstream media but pro-life activist James Pouillon was murdered with virtually no media attention just a short time after the massive coverage of Tiller’s murder.
The media, except for Fox News Channel and very few others, played right along with Obama’s Fort Hood narrative, failing to mention reports that the Army Major Nidal Hasan screamed “Allahu Akhbar” as he murdered more than a dozen and wounded over thirty other unarmed soldiers. Imagine the media’s coverage and the Obama Administration’s outrage if the man who shot late-term abortionist George Tiller had yelled “Hail Mary” as he shot Tiller.
US Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey further promulgated this bizarre approach on the Sunday talk shows saying, “I am worried…that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.”