Last Friday, a 25-year-old Nation of Islam supporter named Noah Green rammed his car into a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, killing police officer William Evans and injuring another officer in the process, before Green himself was shot and killed by a cop at the scene. In stark contrast to the countless lamentations – by media outlets and elected Democrats – that the people who stormed the Capitol building on January 6 were an undifferentiated pack of “racists” and “white supremacists,” Democrats and their leftwing allies have been remarkably uninterested in the element of race vis-à-vis Mr. Green and the white policeman he killed on Friday. Senator Chuck Schumer, for one, soberly claimed, without reference to race, to be “heartbroken for the family and loved ones” of the fallen officer. President Biden offered his “heartfelt condolences” to Evans’ family. And Nancy Pelosi called Evans “a martyr for our democracy” — a far cry from her July 2020 statement comparing federal anti-riot police in Portland to Nazi “storm troopers.”
Why the sudden, uncharacteristic reluctance to jump to stupid, uninformed conclusions about the motivations of a criminal perpetrator?The colossal hypocrites who run social media platforms have been similarly averse to wading into racial waters in their dealings with Noah Green. Consider Facebook, whose militant censors and “fact-checkers” have been so keenly on the lookout for messages conveying even the barest
trace of support for “hate,” “misinformation,” or “conspiracy theories” promulgated by white conservatives. For some mysterious reason, those same censors were apparently asleep-at-the-wheel when Mr. Green, as recently as March 17, used his Facebook page to express his deep admiration for former Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Neither did the censors object when Green again used Facebook on March 21 to describe Louis Farrakhan, who has been the Nation of Islam’s principal leader for more than 40 years, as “the man who can carry us through the dark hour.” Nor did the censors balk when Green recently stated on Facebook that “my faith is centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah, the final divine reminder in our midst.”
The Facebook censors’ disinterest in Noah Green’s love letters to Muhammad and Farrakhan is quite remarkable, when one considers the type of rhetoric those men have been responsible for. Muhammad, for instance, once published a book claiming that the white race had originally come into existence through the efforts of a renegade scientist who grafted white people from a “brown germ” sometime around 4000 BC. The result of this ill-advised experiment, said Muhammad, was the birth of a morally tainted strain of humanity — “white devils” who would go on to devastate the world and oppress all other human beings, and whom God would someday destroy in a liberating Armageddon. This creation story was parlayed into the notion of “Black Supremacy” over an “evil and murderous
race” of white “arch-deceivers” who should be barred from living alongside blacks. “It is far more important to teach separation of the blacks and whites in America, than prayer,” said Muhammad.
Hate? Misinformation? Conspiracy theory? Facebook never accused Mr. Green of promoting such things when he was singing the praises of Elijah Muhammad. Indeed, Green’s Facebook account was never once suspended until after he had killed Officer Evans and was dead himself. So, the lesson is clear: Facebook deems it perfectly acceptable to exercise one’s right to free speech by expressing reverence for a man who spent a lifetime demonizing an entire race of people as subhuman, satanic scum. But don’t you dare use your Facebook page to cite any sources that call into question the results of a presidential election that was rife with all manner of procedural irregularities. That would be beyond the pale, you see, and Facebook will dutifully remove any post in which you insubordinately mention “stop the steal” or similar themes.
And then there’s the other hero whom Noah Green glorified on Facebook, Louis Farrakhan, who told worshipers at a Chicago mosque in 2015: “It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks. We know that … Israelis had full knowledge of the attacks.” “We’re dealing with thieves, and liars, and murderers,” added Farrakhan, explaining that Jews were secretly aware that powerful bombs had been placed inside the World Trade Center buildings in order to enable the WTC’s Jewish developer, Larry Silverstein, to collect billions of dollars in insurance payouts.
Also not that long ago, Farrakhan delivered a sermon in Miami where he called, in essence, for black people to murder their white oppressors: “I’m looking for 10,000 … fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under [the] tyranny” of “white folks” who collectively amount to “a 400-year-old enemy.” “[I]f the federal government won’t intercede in our affairs,” he said, “then we must rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”
Hate? Misinformation? Conspiracy theory? Fomenting violence? What happened, Facebook censors and “fact-checkers”? Cat got your tongues?
Is it possible that Noah Green’s homicidal actions of April 2 were motivated by the demented doctrines of the Nation of Islam and the men who have been its foremost leaders during the past half-century? It’s a question well worth exploring. But Facebook doesn’t care about the answer. Neither do the Democrats. When the killer is black and the victim is white, every leftist is suddenly, miraculously transformed from a race-obsessed grievance monger, into a colorblind champion of free speech and free thought.
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