Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Media morons

A story in the newspapers had the familiar headline. Potential terrorist targets military recruiting stations. The suspect lived in Baltimore and had a hispanic name. The story in the MSM also reported some grudge against the Armed forces. Most of us have issues with our employers at times but a detail seemed missing.

Searching the familiar blogs we learn the suspect was a recent convert to Islam. Of course this fact was omitted in the MSM accounts for reasons.

Those of you who have read the writings of Stephen Schwartz are familiar with the scandals of the types of Imams being assigned to prisons. The common bad joke in NYC is that the person's new religion is prislam. We almost can go to the circular chicken and egg bit if violent types are attracted to this radical form of Islam or if radical Islam merely brings out the worst in marginal types. The suspect had a criminal past that predated the conversion and was not exactly Pat Boone or Wally Cleaver.

At a point that long has since passed we need to get serious about this problem. The media portrayals of some of these suspects as mental health defectives also misses the mark. Potential attacks on the military should be treated as capital crimes and carry the death penalty. Of course previous communist criminals like Bill Ayers have set bad precedents. This suspect should immediately embrace Marx and apply for a job in higher ed and claim Bill Ayers as a role model.


Always On Watch said...

Here in the D.C. area, NBC 4, one of our local broadcast stations, actually did emphasize the Martinez is a convert to Islam -- a fact brought out in the second half of last night's broadcast, but not during the first half. I watched both halves of the broadcast and noted the difference.

Always On Watch said...

From the WaPo:

Thursday, December 9, 2010; 1:02 AM

A Baltimore construction worker was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Maryland after the FBI learned of his radical leanings on Facebook, joined his plot and supplied him with a fake car bomb that he tried to detonate, federal officials said.

Antonio Martinez, 21, a U.S. citizen who recently converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Hussain, declared on his Facebook page that he hates "Any 1 who opposes Allah." Those kinds of postings, brought to the FBI's attention, sparked an intensive investigation involving an undercover agent, a secret informant and a chilling plot to kill military personnel in the United States because they were killing Muslims overseas, according to an FBI affidavit filed Wednesday.

Note this:

The FBI's tactics have been criticized by some Muslims, who accuse government agents of infiltrating mosques and trying to entrap members of their community.

Expected, of course.

Such information will infuriate Moslems and promote their victimhood mentality.

beakerkin said...

I did catch the Washington Post article. However, it is time for the administration to talk to the domestic Muslim community in a more firm tone.

The message should be about our respect for the peaceful practice of religion. Those that commit violence against the State will be tried and executed. It is in your interest to assist the efforts of those who harm the State while acting in the name of your religion.

In short this is not a speech that Stephen Schwartz or the CIP needs to hear. They have always been vocally and unequivocally against this type of violence.

The_Editrix said...

I have just finished Wafa Sultan's book "A God Who Hates" and strongly recommend it.

beakerkin said...

Not being obtuse, was it translated into German. I am surprised sometimes
which books get translated.

I am not surprised if it was. Then again Goldhagen is widely available and apparently read in Germany.

At some point in the future perhaps I may do a post on Litt.

The_Editrix said...

"Not being obtuse, was it translated into German. I am surprised sometimes
which books get translated."

No, I read it in English. I doubt it would find much of a readership in German.

"I am not surprised if it was. Then again Goldhagen is widely available and apparently read in Germany."

True, but Germans read Goldhagen because it's about them, whereas they think that Islam has nothing to do with them.