The terror attack in Nice didn’t blunt or even distract us from growing racial anger in the U.S. Instead, liberal factions continue to blame police for deaths without trial, evidence, or facts except for what they learn from the media and protest ringleaders. Now we have more officers dead in Baton Rouge. Is domestic terror the new tactic for the civil rights movement?
Bad people are a problem when they act alone, but are the recent attacks retaliating against the police really independent? The left likes to charge the right with inflammatory speech without considering how much of its own propaganda about race may be responsible for outbreaks of violence against law enforcement.
Blame police for deaths, but no protests against Islam?
Liberal America doesn’t seem to have a problem indulging knee-jerk responses to what it hears in the media. Why are we so eager to blame police for deaths by exploiting confrontations?
The same people protesting law enforcement also back political leaders like Obama who brush radical Islamic violence under the carpet as if repeated terror attacks are just the actions of a few religious malcontents.
There is no marching in the streets of U.S. cities to protest violence by Muslims. Even after the Orlando massacre we never saw the kind of organized protests that have erupted because we blame police for the deaths of minority suspects. Islam is forgiven for scores of killings while police are blamed for murder the moment word hits the press about the use of deadly force.
Why? Ask Joe Biden.
Blame the police after Dallas?
Vice President Biden took one for the team by delivering the weekly address after the Dallas shootings:
Those killed and wounded were protecting the safety of those who were peacefully protesting against racial injustices in the criminal justice system. Those who were marching against the kind of shocking images we saw in St. Paul and Baton Rouge—and have seen too often elsewhere—of too many black lives lost.1
Peaceful protest is how Biden portrays the left. Shocking images, racial injustices, and black lives lost are the images he drew of law enforcement.
No wonder police are being blamed.
Islam forgiven for “horrendous attacks”
It wouldn’t take too many fingers to count the number of police-involved deaths that have caused the civil unrest here at home. We can start by tossing out any that don’t involve black or brown people. The issue is race, not police conduct.
We can’t say the same about the Islamic body count. Islamic radicals don’t care about race.
When Secretary of State Kerry talked about the “horrendous attacks”2 in Nice he offered the usual banalities about standing alongside victims. Kerry and others in the Obama administration must realize that ISIS is one of the best things that ever happened to the liberal war on terror. It is a convenient enemy that distracts from the real question: what is it about Islam that makes mass killing of innocents so appealing?
That’s a tough one. We don’t need to waste our time answering it because Islam will be forgiven no matter what happens. In attack after attack we hear pleas to not blame Islam because the violence is the fault of a handful of bad people. Objections are met with charges of Islamophobia. Solutions are called profiling. The violence continues. Muslims have not stepped up to police their own ranks.
Tolerance for radicals, blame and hatred for police
There is a bit of good, old fashioned hypocrisy at play here. We can only imagine what the outrage would be in the wake of terror attacks if Republicans suggested the same kind of tolerance for Islam demanded by the president. Instead, Donald Trump pushed the dialogue over the edge. Newt Gingrich took it even further last week with his pre-convention remarks about Sharia law.
We all know that we aren’t going to screen or deport U.S. Muslims. Even if we wanted to, our failure to deal with illegals proves we are incapable of doing it. That doesn’t excuse letting Islam off the hook for attacks by insurgents while we sit here at home and heedlessly blame police each and every time violence by law enforcement involves a person of color.
This country isn’t about oppressing people because of their religion. It shouldn’t be about blaming police for acts that haven’t been tried in a court of law and were blown out of proportion by activists and the media.
Are we giving Islamic radicals better PR than our police? Tell me what you think.