“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough “has called out the double standards of American politicians, stating that they only care about violence when the attacker is somehow connected to Islam.” He stated:
If a guy named Mohammad blew up that church yesterday, oh my God. Oh, my God. This morning, Washington would be on fire.
It is disheartening when public figures who have influence feed into black and white, simplistic thinking. It adds to the real difficulties of battling three separate issues:
1. The global war on jihad and jihadi terror.
2. Psych0-social problems in society which can lead to tragedies such as suicide and even mass murder, as is apparent in the Texas rampage.
3. Racism and intolerance.
Instead, these issues are jumbled together, as if there were no differences between them, when those differences should be abundantly clear to anyone and should be treated as such.
Scarborough and many like him think “US leaders only care if attackers are named Mohammad,” and therefore are only willing to label jihad attacks acts of “terrorism.”
This is a wrong and callous accusation of intolerance and “racism” against Muslims, fanning and fueling propaganda about “Islamophobia.” It is also a false accusation that those who are serious about fighting the massive scourge of global jihad are limited to caring only about it, and about no other atrocities.
Most American leaders — and likewise counter jihadists — are horrified about what happened in the Texas church, and are deeply concerned about the families of the people who were murdered, as well as about the victims who are recovering, and about the post-traumatic stress that may be suffered by those who have been through this rampage. This massacre should lead to an increase of efforts to deal with the various psychological and social ills that plague societies; Scarborough, however, is just playing to his base and trying to score cheap political points by conflating this attack with jihad attacks. What happened in Texas is a terror-inducing experience, but it is still very different from jihad terror.
Business Insider explains the difference between mass murder and jihad terror, for those who have problems with seeing the distinction.
The agency (FBI) uses a definition of terrorism that includes acts “inspired by or associated with” known international terrorist organizations, or in the case of domestic incidents, acts that were “inspired by or associated with primarily US-based movements that espouse extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature”….
That definition appears to exclude incidents like Sunday’s church shooting.
Jihadists everywhere are thankful to “Morning Joe” for confusing the discourse and detracting from the laser focus that is needed to deal with escalating jihad terror and the aspects of Sharia that are at odds with Western principles of equality and freedom for all.
“US leaders only care if attackers are named Mohammad, TV host says”, by Jason Lemon, Step Feed, November 7, 2017:
An American TV host has called out the double standards of American politicians, stating that they only care about violence when the attacker is somehow connected to Islam.
Despite a startling number of mass shootings in the United States, often perpetrated by white men, many American politicians continue to brush the problem aside.
However, whenever an attack is carried out by an individual associated with Islamist terrorists, politicians are quick to condemn and call for drastic action.
“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is fed up with the blatant double standards, particularly in the wake of a mass shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, which was perpetrated by a white man named Devin Patrick Kelley and left 26 dead and some 20 injured.
“If a guy named Mohammad blew up that church yesterday, oh my God. Oh, my God. This morning, Washington would be on fire,” Scarborough pointed out. “All we get is ‘let’s pray. I feel real bad,'” he said.
Scarborough went on to call out U.S. President Donald Trump, who was quick to tweet out a fiery response after Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov carried out an attack in New York last week. Saipov allegedly supported the so-called Islamic State (or Daesh).
Although the death toll in Saipov’s attack was significantly lower than that carried out by Kelley, Trump had a calm response and blamed the attack on mental health issues.
Scarborough continued by saying that Americans “wouldn’t put up with this or with any other epidemic.”….