Islamic Terror Emmett Till and “Backlashes”

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Islamic Terror Emmett Till and "Backlashes"

I must say noth­ing amazes me more than this meme that we keep hear­ing after very sin­gle attack by an Islamist:

The CNN report itself — the writ­ten report, not the clip above — is another mar­vel, mak­ing the story about every­thing else but the ter­ror­ist attack. Para­graph after para­graph of quotes appear in the arti­cle about reli­gion of peace, wor­ries about back­lash, mem­bers of the Somali com­mu­nity wor­ried that their fam­i­lies may have been vic­tim­ized, before it actu­ally gets to the attacks. It barely men­tions that Adan demanded to know the reli­gion of his vic­tims, not­ing only that he “made a ref­er­ence to Allah” and “asked at least one per­son if they were Mus­lim.” That sounds rather … polite, no? Well, except for the whole attempted-​mass-​murder thing.

The big story here isn’t the “poten­tial for back­lash.” It’s the ter­ror­ist attack that nearly took nine or more lives in the sleepy com­mu­nity of St. Cloud. Maybe other out­lets will focus on the real story.

The “con­cern about a back­lash” meme is so often repeated that it’s rarely ques­tioned by the left, but two words illus­trate how idi­otic it is:

Emmett Till

For those of you who don’t know your his­tory Emmett Till was a 14 year old chicago boy who was lynched dur­ing a visit to Mis­sis­sippi in 1955 for the hor­ri­ble crime of sup­pos­edly flirt­ing with a white woman which appar­ently upset the sen­si­bil­i­ties of cer­tain folks.

It’s worth not­ing that Emmett Till’s mur­der was not unique in the era of Jim Crow:

From 18821968, 4,743 lynch­ings occurred in the United States. Of these peo­ple that were lynched 3,446 were black. The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the peo­ple lynched.

That works out to about 1 black man lynched every ten days dur­ing that period of time.

What does this have to do with Islamic Ter­ror? Think about it for a second.

Ask your­self how you would react to local police after a lynch­ing dur­ing the days of Jim Crow stat­ing: “They were unclear on the moti­va­tions for the attack” and local and national news­pa­pers gave cre­dence to such a statement?

Ask your­self how you would react if after a lynch­ing local and national media in uni­son said the pri­mary thing to worry about would be a back­lash against whites over lynch­ings of blacks?

Ask your­self how you would react if local and national media insisted that the Jim Crow cul­ture had no bear­ing on the deci­sion of groups of “lone wolfs” who lynched blacks or that any con­nec­tion with the cul­ture of Jim Crow to lynch­ing was illegitimate?

Because when you claim that we are unsure of the moti­va­tions on Islamic Ter­ror, when you go on about a poten­tial back­lash against Islam over ter­ror attacks and you insist that the cul­ture of Islam has noth­ing to do with the moti­va­tions of ter­ror­ists & that mod­er­ate Islam has no oblig­a­tion to help the FBI weed out poten­tial ter­ror­ists, you sound just like an apol­o­gist for Jim Crow circa 1930.

Clos­ing thought as I’ve already said dur­ing Jim Crow you had one black man lynched every 10 days. As of this writ­ing it has been 5488 days since Sept 11 2001 and in that time there have been 29,258 attacks by Islamic ter­ror­ists world­wide, an aver­age of one attack every 4 12 HOURS a rate over 53 times the rate of lynch­ing in the US dur­ing Jim Crow.


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I must say nothing amazes me more than this meme that we keep hearing after very single attack by an Islamist:

The CNN report itself — the written report, not the clip above — is another marvel, making the story about everything else but the terrorist attack. Paragraph after paragraph of quotes appear in the article about religion of peace, worries about backlash, members of the Somali community worried that their families may have been victimized, before it actually gets to the attacks. It barely mentions that Adan demanded to know the religion of his victims, noting only that he “made a reference to Allah” and “asked at least one person if they were Muslim.” That sounds rather … polite, no? Well, except for the whole attempted-mass-murder thing.

The big story here isn’t the “potential for backlash.” It’s the terrorist attack that nearly took nine or more lives in the sleepy community of St. Cloud. Maybe other outlets will focus on the real story.

The “concern about a backlash” meme is so often repeated that it’s rarely questioned by the left, but two words illustrate how idiotic it is:

Emmett Till

For those of you who don’t know your history Emmett Till was a 14 year old chicago boy who was lynched during a visit to Mississippi in 1955 for the horrible crime of supposedly flirting with a white woman which apparently upset the sensibilities of certain folks.

It’s worth noting that Emmett Till’s murder was not unique in the era of Jim Crow:

From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States.  Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black.  The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the people lynched. 

That works out to about 1 black man lynched every ten days during that period of time.

What does this have to do with Islamic Terror?  Think about it for a second.

Ask yourself how you would react to local police after a lynching during the days of Jim Crow stating:  “They were unclear on the motivations for the attack” and local and national newspapers gave credence to such a statement?

Ask yourself how you would react if after a lynching local and national media in unison said the primary thing to worry about would be a backlash against whites over lynchings of blacks?

Ask yourself how you would react if local and national media insisted that the Jim Crow culture had no bearing on the decision of groups of “lone wolfs” who lynched blacks or that any connection with the culture of Jim Crow to lynching was illegitimate?  

Because when you claim that we are unsure of the motivations on Islamic Terror, when you go on about a potential backlash against Islam over terror attacks and you insist that the culture of Islam has nothing to do with the motivations of terrorists & that moderate Islam has no obligation to help the FBI weed out potential terrorists, you sound just like an apologist for Jim Crow circa 1930.

Closing thought as I’ve already said during Jim Crow you had one black man lynched every 10 days. As of this writing it has been 5488 days since Sept 11 2001 and in that time there have been 29,258 attacks by Islamic terrorists worldwide, an average of one attack every 4 1/2 HOURS a rate over 53 times the rate of lynching in the US during Jim Crow.


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