Here we go again. A Muslim attacked and wounded non-Muslims at Ohio State University, and you know what that means as far as the establishment propaganda media is concerned: Muslims are victims. NPR is quick out of the box with this Muslims-are-the-true-victims piece, whining about an anti-Muslim “backlash” that seldom, if ever, materializes after Islamic jihad attacks. In reality, Jews are targeted for hate attacks twice more often than Muslims; where are the NPR stories about anti-Semitism (aside from Trump-bashing propaganda that ignores the fact that anti-Jewish attacks have topped the FBI’s hate crime statistics far longer than he has been a politician)?
“Farah is a Somali refugee and a Muslim. He says attacks blamed on terrorism have a familiar aftermath on campus: snide comments, peering eyes and a feeling of uneasiness.”
Snide comments! Peering eyes! The horror! Consider how grotesque this reporting is in light of the fact that NPR is talking about this after people were stabbed and deliberately hit with a car.
“Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack,” by Esther Honig, NPR, November 29, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
At a coffee shop just off campus, students meet up to study or catch up with friends. Monday afternoon, Ohio State University senior Mohamed Farah was catching up on his homework.
“I didn’t get a lot of work done today just because there’s a lot going on,” says Farah. “I tried to stay away from the news but I kept going back to it.”…
“When I first heard that he was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall,” says Farah. “Not just because of what happened today but because of what will happen tomorrow.”
Police identified the suspect as Adbul Razak Ali Artan, whom the Associated Press reported was a refugee from Somalia.
Farah is a Somali refugee and a Muslim. He says attacks blamed on terrorism have a familiar aftermath on campus: snide comments, peering eyes and a feeling of uneasiness.
“Those Somali men and women, the ones that wear a head scarf or the ones like myself with the name Mohammed, tomorrow will be a day of trepidation,” said Farah.
Looking through tweets, he said the negative ones from his fellow OSU students were the most painful, like one that says, as a Somali refugee, Artan “bit the hand that fed him.”
“That one really, it shakes the core of you, you know,” says Farah….
Horsed Noah, the director of one of the largest Islamic centers in Columbus, runs a youth group for Somali men and women. He says he didn’t know Artan, but reading that interview, Noah thinks the young man had become isolated.
“That definitely should have been a red flashing light,” says Noah.
Noah says when he first heard about the attack at OSU he had one thought.
“I was with my wife and I said I hope he is not a Muslim,” he says.
Monday, Noah held community meetings to calm parents and children who are scared to return to work and school. He says his community is as shocked as every other citizen in this country.
Today classes for Farah and the rest of OSU’s students will resume.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dreading it, but I don’t think I’m going to skip class. I think I’m going to be there. I’m going to have conversations,” says Farah. “I choose love. I affirm life.
Mohamed Farah says he is as proud as ever to be a Buckeye.