3 Dumb Lefty Narratives About the Muslim Boston Bombings

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Until recently the lefties were holding out hope for a white male bomber. Anything but a Muslim. Now that he is a Muslim the spinners are frantically trying to spin the story in a politically correct direction.

 

1. The bombers were “Caucasian” and that proves that racial profiling doesn’t work.

Getting into the level of ignorance involved in that statement would be an article in and of itself. But no one except lefties were ever talking about racial profiling. The only discussions were about ideological profiling.

Islam is not a race, no matter how liberals act like it is. It’s an ideology with homicidal components. Profiling Muslim terrorists based on ideology is common sense. Incorporating national origin to countries under the sway of Islam is no different than profiling potential Nazis or Communists based on travel from Nazi or Communist countries in the past. That will have a high error rate which is why it’s important to distinguish refugees from Islam… from Islamists.

Profiling isn’t perfect, but it beats politically correct ignorance.

 

2. Focus on Chechnya, Not Islam

Muslim terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by Saudis, Egyptians, Somalis, Pakistanis and domestic converts. Their only common denominator has been Islam.

Chechnya, like Afghanistan and Somalia, is an Islamist terrorist playground which makes its people more likely to turn terrorist, but it doesn’t mean that being from a war-torn region is what caused them to turn terrorist. If that were the case then they would have gone on a killing spree much earlier.

Millions of immigrants have come here from war torn countries without turning into monsters. The main ingredient is not coming from a war torn country, but coming from a country torn apart by an ideology. And that ideology is Islam.

To understand what is going on in Chechnya, you have to understand Islam. And if you understand Islam, then you not only understand Chechnya, but also Pakistan, Egypt, Somalia and Afghanistan.

 

3. The bombers were poorly integrated

Integration is voluntary. Big eastern cities in the United States are about as multicultural as you can conceivably get. There are communities of every conceivable kind and language services for every group. That’s not integration, but the left chose multiculturalism over integration. And that’s a choice whose consequences they have to live with.

The Muslim bombers did circulate and they spent time with non-Muslims. One was married to a non-Muslim. They both spoke English.

The apologists will claim that they were distanced by Islamophobia, but those excuses don’t hold water. Like every other immigrant, they were capable of making their lives what they wanted to be on their own terms. They were reasonably successful and living in a liberal city in a liberal state.

To really understand the contrast, watch the following interview with Front Page’s own Bosch Fawstin whose bio is not that fundamentally dissimilar.

We make choices in life. The bombers were not oppressed. They were not repressed. They were conditioned by their culture and religion to do what they did. But behind that conditioning was a choice. They could have become Americans. Instead they chose to become Muslim terrorists.

The left’s entire program is built on denying choice. On treating people like automatons who are forced by society to do what they do. That denial of free will is a lie. It’s a vision of the world that is an inflexible and repressive as anything in Islam.

  • Michael Copeland

    Another very perceptive insight. Thank you.

  • Arlie

    Great assessment again Daniel.

    Now, perhaps, since this terrorist act effected so many young people with such horror more people will wake up and find out what this monster cult of death really is all about and make the choice to rid our country of it's body and soul killing influence once and for all. I pray this will be the wake up call before it gets worse and swallows the host……US, the one who have been sounding the ALARM. Thank You Frontpagemag, Jamie, Robert, Pamela, Diana and all who know the Truth. Don't ever let them win.

  • Michael Copeland

    The Left’s denial of choice is, indeed, very similar to Islam’s:

    “It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision” Koran 33:36

    The personal troubles and confusions of the individual jihadi are a Red Herring. Every attack, as Pamela Geller points out, bears the imprimatur of an imam. The source is in the mosque, in the jihad website, and, fundamentally, in the Koran.

  • I_D_Clair

    Not a single conservative wished that the terrorists would be left-wing extremists.
    Liberals everywhere were blaming the act on right-wing extremist US citizens.
    Rooting against members of your own country and against your country, in general, is a unique aberration attributable to the left.
    For another example of this just look at sequestration.
    Our own president rejected authority to make cuts with discretion, which could have made them less painful and harmful.
    He wanted cuts to go forward as is, that the pain felt by the folks would be blamed on republicans. In this way he was, in effect, rooting against the welfare of the folks and the welfare of the country.

  • Sussex Girl

    I am half Sicilian, third generation. My mom can speak Sicilian because my grandparents spoke it in their home as she was growing up. However, they also went to night school to learn English because, much as they were tied to their culture, they were Americans, proud of their citizenship and proud to be raising three children to be Americans. Do I speak Sicilian? About ten words. My mom didn't speak Sicilian to us because we were an American family (my dad was of Scottish and English descent), and Americans speak English. Do I think that my family has lost its culture or its roots by integrating? Not one bit. The cousins here still dance the Tarantela at weddings, and the tomato sauce my daughter makes is the same recipe that I learned from my mom and she from hers and my grandmother from hers. Will I ever get to the hometown in Sicily my grandparents came from? Maybe. My mom has been and has met distant cousins still living there. Kind of cool. But here's the bottom line–we are Americans, first and foremost. My family came here to become American. Just saying.

  • ssmith

    We expected this. Nothing to do with Islam . In fact, it is OUR fault they are not integrated. !!!!!
    Solution for the left will be : pamper them more. !! ( As as if this were possible ) More Mosques, more welfare, more excuses for bad behaviour, more halal ,more headbags and more Sharia ! Everything so they " feel at home, feel loved and respected" bow down to them and they will love us too !
    After all, we must understand their culture.they don't understand what crime is.
    PM of GB, Cameron , actually said the British should integrate with the Muslims,not the other way around .

    The more they attack us, the more they will be excused and pampered.
    Shudder.

    • Softly Bob

      Cameron is a dork, a CINO.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      West Pakistan, formerly the UK, is past the tipping point.

      Remember that West Pakistan released the convicted bomber of Pan Am 103 – in a blood of the passengers for libyan oil contracts.

      • Colin

        No, that was Scotland, who have their own legal system. Don't tar us all with the same brush!

  • KTShamim

    There are peaceful Muslims who should also be heard:
    Muslimsforlife(dot)org – successfully collected 10,000 pints of blood to honor 3,000 dead of 9/11 (by saving 30,000 lives.
    Muslimsforpeace(dot)org – condemning terrorism, promoting Islamic value of loyalty to ones nation, peace, bus-ads and flyers and leaflets to promote the same.

    These terrorists fight not for Islam but for their own personal gains. Islam is just a garb they use to hide their political agendas while Islam instructs its followers to practice patience:
    [Qur'an 2:257] "There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; … "
    [Qur'an 3:187] "… you shall surely hear many hurtful things from those who were given the Book before you and from those who set up equals to God. But if you show fortitude and act righteously, that indeed is a matter of strong determination."

    • SSmith

      Are you as a Muslim not aware the early tolerant verses of the Quran have been abrogated ? Your own clerics agree with this.the later violent intolerant verses are they decided the ones to follow as they come later.
      You are playing Taqiyya.. In fact you Muslims can choose from the "2 Qurans" the peaceful one and the later violent one knowing most non-Muslims don't know the truth of abrogation within Islam. You can show us a verse for "proof". I am sure you feel self-satisfied in your efforts, but it does not and never will work with those with deeper knowledge of Islam. Sorry.
      In short we know that In the beginning Mohammad tried to encourage the arabs to convert this new religion but was chased and bullied out of town. He built up an army and his verses changed to revenge and intolerance as he sought bloody revenge.
      The deeper you get the more Islam shows it's true self .Recommended is that everyone reads an un sanitized Quran and reads for themselves plus hadith and various commentaries . Eye-openers.
      I am fortunate to know ex-Muslims with Arabic Qurans. The reason I know most English versions today have been sanitized to fool the " infidels" . Scandalous I call it, but there you go….Islam

  • Michael Copeland

    Plenty of muslims are peaceful, but not Islam.
    Islam commands war, until Islamic law is the only law
    ("until the religion, all of it, is for Islam") Koran 8:39.

  • pinnie

    All I can think of is Dearborn Mi…Now thats a train wreck if there ever was one…..

    to be fair I dont care who they "bow to" …But…I resent them thinking they can tell me!!! A truly sickening mass of retarded,barbaric "slow" bullies. They dont know what they are up against.,,christians will only turn the other cheek for so long…..

    If americans wanted to be mud people…we would be …We are free to choose. Islam demands and schools mud people…and suffocates all learning,and equal opportunities. They can have it we dont want it. ..

    Our way is hard,it requires a lot of work and pride … Love and kindness…They are a "breed" that lacks humanity….

    Ive seen and heard all I want to hear about Islam…Bo has opened that can of worms …..Im not sure what he thinks will happen ..or what he really wants to happen… ….but if he asked *me I would tell him (BO)< you can keep it.

  • Lan Astaslem

    If a perpetrator of a heinous atrocity is a muslim or a member of another of the left's protected classes, lefties bleat about how the poor child was oppressed and misunderstood. If a perp is or imagined to be a Christian, a Jew, a Conservative, the left holds back on the kumbaya treatment.

  • jacob

    As to this story or "Moderate" Muslims, let someone more ignorant of the issue buy it….

    Every PRACTICING Muslim is a terrorist….
    It is what is being hammered into his brain from cradle to grave and it is what his "religion" expects
    from him….!!!!!
    Which explains their silence after every Muslim atrocity….!!!!

  • Bill Grimes-Wyatt

    Statement #3 stated that one was married to a nn-Muslim. NOT TRUE. she as an American who had converted to Islam.

  • clock

    Why do you say 'radical' Islam, muslim 'extremists'? It is Islam, it is the Muslims, no difference, drop
    the adjectives, they are all in the same ideology.

  • Mario

    The Left Wing defends islam because of its view that the West, the US in particular, is inherently racist. They support Islamic radicals in order to fight against bigotry. Yet, in reality, the bigotry they fight against doesn't really exist in the West, in particular the United States, at least not in the degree the Left Wing needed and wants to believe. That's what makes all this so pathetically ironic. The Left is siding with mass killers to fight windmills.

  • María Cava Cava

    I dream with Lefties