Thursday, April 17, 2014

“U.S. Right Wing Extremists More Deadly Than Jihadists”

So reads the title of an article written by CNN's Peter Bergen the other day. The article begins:

“On Sunday, a man shot and killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and then drove to a nearby Jewish retirement community where he shot and killed a third person. Police arrested a suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ after he was taken into custody.”

So with his opening paragraph he has already discredited the title. He's calling Frazier Cross a right-wing extremist because of Cross' reference to Hitler. Hitler was a Nazi. Nazis are National Socialists and socialism is a left-wing ideology. And as we learned during the Democratic National Convention just prior to the 2012 election, many liberals hate Jews and Israel. 

Cross is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Modern day Democrats and liberals like to ignore the dirty little fact that the KKK was started, operated and maintained by Democrats after the Civil War. Long time Democrat House member Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK and, in fact, wrote a letter to the Imperial Wizard of the Klan in 1946 that said ‘The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia.’

Certainly that was a long time ago but my point is that contrary to what Mr. Bergen believes, association with the KKK is not something that automatically says "right-wing." In fact it rarely does.

Bergen talks about the numbers of people killed in the United States by "right-wing extremists" compared to jihadists since 9/11.

"Yet the death toll in the shootings in Kansas is similar to that of last year's Boston Marathon bombings, where three people were killed and the suspects later killed a police officer as they tried to evade capture. (Many more, of course, were also wounded in the Boston attacks; 16 men, women and children lost limbs.)

In fact, since 9/11 extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and anti-government militants, have killed more people in the United States than have extremists motivated by al Qaeda's ideology. According to a count by the New America Foundation, right wing extremists have killed 34 people in the United States for political reasons since 9/11. (The total includes the latest shootings in Kansas, which are being classified as a hate crime)."

Except, as I pointed out, Cross is most likely a liberal socialist who is anti-Semitic. Bergen goes on:

"By contrast, terrorists motivated by al Qaeda's ideology have killed 21 people in the United States since 9/11."

Interesting that he begins on 9/12, without taking into account that just the day before nearly 3000 people were killed by jihadists. How convenient to begin his count the next day.

Bergen also mentions Timothy McVeigh as "a man with deep ties to far-right militant circles." Except Tim McVeigh was an anarchist and most anarchists are leftists.

The title of the article is misleading in another way as well. The generalized statement “U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists” is misleading because he doesn't specify jihadists in the United States only. He makes it sound like 34 people killed by what he calls "right-wing extremists" (again, discounted) is more than Al Qaeda kills worldwide. A that's ridiculous.

Nowhere in the article did he mention Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who killed 13 people on Fort Hood in 2012, which would bring his jihadist total up to 34. Why, you ask? Because despite the fact that Hasan shouted "Allahu Ackbar" as he was killing people and stated over and over during his trial that he killed for Allah and Islam, the Obama administration decided it was simple workplace violence. It made Obama and Eric Holder look foolish but it certainly was convenient that Bergen didn't have to include them.

I'm fed up with liberal "journalists" who don't report news honestly and make up their own facts. Did I mention that the New American Foundation is funded by George Soros and that most of Bergen's "research" was done by the Southern Poverty Law Center? Can you get further left than that??

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