As the mainstream media’s “Muslims Fear Backlash” Industry swings into high gear, focusing attention on how Muslims in Portland, Oregon, are afraid of vigilante attacks after the attempted jihad attack at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony there last Friday, I have just two questions:
1. Is there any substantial evidence that there has ever been a “backlash” against innocent Muslims in the wake of any jihad plot in the United States over the last few years? The attack on the Portland mosque cannot be assumed to be an example of such a backlash until it is established who actually set the fire — after all, we saw a few years ago Muslims in Dayton, Ohio fake a hate crime against a mosque. Shortly after 9/11 some idiot murdered a Sikh, thinking he was a Muslim, but otherwise that was about it, although Hamas-linked CAIR has done its best to fake such crimes.
2. Why don’t we ever see comparable “backlash” stories about other communities? After a few abortion doctors were murdered, I never recall having seen a story about how pro-lifers feared a backlash. Although Tim McVeigh wasn’t really a Christian at all, he has now been pushed into the popular consciousness as the sole and all-purpose example of a “Christian terrorist,” and yet in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing there were no stories anywhere about how Christians were fearing vigilante attacks.
No, only Muslims ever fear “backlash” — even though actual evidence of such a backlash remains elusive.
Now, why might those things be so?