The Left has only one note to play: if you oppose their agenda, you’re a racist. That’s it. And if you oppose jihad terror, you’re doubly a racist: what we have seen in the wake of the killing of Justine Damond by Mohamed Noor is that all the outrage on the Left over police shootings was conditional on the cops not being Muslim. Once a Muslim cop shot an unarmed woman, Leftists became law-and-order types, and if you questioned the police and the policies that led to the hiring and retention of the rogue cop, you were a racist.
And so we come to the self-styled “comedian” Roy Edroso of the Village Voice, who, like all Leftist comedians, is spectacularly unfunny, mistaking Leftist agitprop for comedy. Edroso compounds the idiocy of the “racism” charge by doubling down on what got Justine Damond killed in the first place. He manifests the chronic Leftist confusion about what exactly constitutes a race, claiming that conservatives “went with straight-up racial appeals” and then quotes me as I allegedly “raged” and “roared” about the identity politics that kept Mohamed Noor on the force because he is a Muslim. Islam is not a race, but try challenging a Leftist like Edroso with basic facts.
The other people he quotes do mention racial issues involved in this case, and justifiably so, since there is legitimate reason to believe that Noor was only a Minneapolis cop because of his race and religion. Yet instead of calling for a reexamination of the policies that led to an incompetent cop being kept on the police force as an ethnic and religious trophy, Edroso consigns all concern about this yet again to “racism.” Leftists have no other tool in their box.
Roy Edroso’s mindless repetition of this ridiculous and baseless charge is just going to get more innocent people killed.
“Kid Rock and the Cop Who Shot a White Lady: Conservative Alternatives to Trump-Fluffing,” by Roy Edroso, Village Voice, July 24, 2017:
…If conservatives didn’t want to trifle with Kid Rock, they could challenge themselves to explain why the latest famous police shooting enraged them in a way others typically don’t — without saying that it was because in this case the victim of the Minneapolis incident, Justine Damond, was a white lady and the cop who shot her, Mohamed Noor, is Muslim.
As you probably already guessed, the ones who addressed the case didn’t bother to try to thread that needle, and in some cases just went with straight-up racial appeals.
“Justine Damond: Killed by ‘Islamophobia’ — Political Correctness Put Her In The Way Of A ‘Nervous, Jumpy’ Muslim Cop Who Took Her Life,” raged Robert Spencer at Freedom Outpost. When the cop’s lawyer tried to find out if the victim was on Ambien when she was shot, Spencer roared, “Like so many Muslims before him, it looks as if Mohamed Noor has opted to defend himself by blaming the victim.”
“Skreee,” added Pamela Geller. “Blond Yoga Instructor Skreeeeeeeeeee.”
Thomas Lifson at American Thinker explained the incident thus: “An entire African, Muslim community was grafted onto what had been the most heavily Caucasian major metropolitan area in the country — perhaps the first ever diversity graft onto an American metropolis, engineered by the federal government.” Lifson seemed to think all the Somali Muslims in Minneapolis had shot Damond, like in Murder on the Orient Express.
Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann refined the idea somewhat by calling Noor “an affirmative-action hire by the hijab-wearing mayor of Minneapolis.” Affirmative-action and Muslim hatred — a wing-nut twofer! Further down the food chain, rightwing Twitter dummies ran with the message (“I will always defend police but not a token Muslim Somali Pirate turned cop by ladder climbing County officials,” etc.).
“[Noor] was promoted to be Minneapolis’s first Somali immigrant cop by a city administration that cared more about his background than his actual qualifications,” agreed Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit. Rightbloggers don’t usually question the fitness of other cops who kill but, with Trump pushing to ban Muslims from entering the country, you can also see why this one has them excited. Now, if a “gypsy” cop does a bad shoot, they’ll really have something!…