When 3 Muslim men were shot in Burlington, VT, everyone rushed to call it “Islamophobia” without a single shred of evidence. The media has spent months regaling us with the false claim that the shooter hated Muslims, when he actually loved Muslims and supported Hamas.
But an El Salvaroan migrant who had posed in a hijab, had antisemitic materials, and opened fire in a pro-Israel church with a rifle that had “Palestine” written on it is an enigmatic mystery. As Obama used to say after every Muslim terrorist attack, “let’s not jump to any conclusions.” Those are reserved for when Muslims get shot.
The sentiment will eventually settle on mental illness.
Fine, Jeffrey/Genesse Moreno was no doubt nuttier than an entire bakery of fruitcakes. Then again the Burlington shooter, James J. Eaton, had a history of mental instability, which didn’t stop the media and politicians from ignoring those things and blaming Islamophobia.
Two things can be true at the same time. Someone can be bonkers and a bigot. Moreno probably became fixated on paranoid fantasies around the Lakewood Church which she wove together with Israel, Jews and who knows what else. (Spend 5 minutes in the seamier corners of Twitter or the regular corners of Gab and this stuff ain’t hard to find.) And she still made certain decisions. Including the decision to try and kill a bunch of people.
Politicians and the media have their double standards. And this double standard is once again on display.
The conclusions that are ‘jumped to’ are the politically convenient ones and those that are avoided are politically inconvenient. Moreno’s shooting is politically inconvenient so we must not jump to any conclusions.