It’s gotta be frustrating to be a terrorist, trying to actually get PR for attacks in America.
It’s gotta feel almost like a scene from Monty Python and the Life of Brian – they keep launching attacks in the US (via proxies, for the most part) and the government keeps blaming it on…others!
- Nidal Hassan’s attack on Fort Hood? Workplace violence!
- The attack on the recruiters in Little Rock? Street crime!
- San Bernardino? Why, that was workplace violence too, silly peasants!
- Omar Matteen? Whose ISIS sympathies were so clear that the Administration felt the need to clumsily redact them from public releases on the subject? Apparnetly his victims were killed by self-animating Republican guns.
It’s gotten to the point that Al Quaeda (remember them?) is telling its lone wolves to try to focus on WASPS, to try to prevent the American social-justice grievance industry from co-opting their attacks for their own purposes:
In the June 12 attack in Orlando, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 inside a gay nightclub. Although Mateen, who was later killed by police, told hostage negotiators he pledged allegiance to ISIS, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has characterized the attack as a hate crime against gays.
“I cannot tell you definitively that we will ever narrow it down to one motivation,” Lynch told reporters last week. “People often act out of more than one motivation.
“This was clearly an act of terror and an act of hate,” she continued. “We will look at all motivations and hope to come to a conclusion there.”
Although Al Qaeda does not take credit for Mateen’s attack in the online article, it urges more “lone wolves” to take up arms. Jihadists should target “areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated,” it states. “This class of the American community is the majority and it is the one that is in the American leadership.”
On the one hand, it makes good PR sense; strip out as many hooks for the left’s exploiting the narrative as possible.
On the other? They’ve tried it once – and it didn’t end well for them.