|So it’s Islamic terrorism.
Two days after Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, murdered 14
people at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif.,
law-enforcement officials have revealed that Malik, a Pakistani native
who grew up in Saudi Arabia, “pledged her allegiance” to Islamic State
leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook just before the attack.
That can hardly come as a surprise. Since the massacre,
investigators have revealed that Farook had been in contact with
jihadist sympathizers in the Los Angeles area, and with international
terror suspects; that he traveled to Pakistan last year; that before
launching their attack, he and his wife erased their e-mail accounts,
destroyed their computer hard drives, and smashed their cell phones; and
that their home in nearby Redlands — where law enforcement discovered
12 pipe bombs, 2,000 9-millimeter rounds, and 2,500 rounds for a .223
rifle — was, in the words of one official, an “IED factory.”
not “workplace violence.” It was also not the work of NRA members, rabid anti-abortionists,
Christian-militia members, or any of the other speculations trotted out
by the mainstream media in the hours following the attack.
It was the
work of Islamic terrorists sympathetic to the mass movement of
beheaders, crucifiers, and rapists rampaging across the Middle East and,
increasingly, Europe — a group that, the morning before last month’s
attack in Paris, the American president said was “contained.”Instead, the administration has signaled its intention to target not Islamic terrorism but the nonexistent specter of Islamophobia, which the attorney general of the United States declared on Thursday evening to be her “greatest fear.”
And, in fact, Loretta Lynch has demonstrated her willingness to throw the full weight of the federal government behind such accusations by opening an investigation into the detention of Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed. Is it any surprise, then, that a neighbor who found the comings and goings at the Farook house suspicious refused to contact authorities for fear of being considered a bigot?
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The administration says, “If you see something, say something,” but it has made clear that seeing and saying something about those with certain religious beliefs or a particular color of skin might well be treated as a de facto hate crime.