In terms of the media, by being "politically correct" and attempting to disconnect Islam from actions associated with Islam are they (members of the media), willingly or not, engaging in taqiyya? Even if they are not knowingly being deceptive is it possible that the media, in attempting to sell that actions are not connected to Islam (when clear evidence shows they are), are giving Islam a "pass" or a "cover" and if so for what reason? I think so.
Mr. Nolan was a convert to Islam who had been attending a mosque from at least February '14 (from post on his Facebook). At some point he changed his name to Jah'Keem Yisrael. He was, by his own statements, a devout Muslim. He pontificated on Islam in nearly every post. He quoted the Koran or Qur'an. He attended outings with his Mosque (they went to an amusement park) and he grew the appropriate beard and dressed in the appropriate manner. He wrote of his hatred for America and his support for Islamic terrorist.
But in the world of Melissa Harris-Perry, Mr. Yisrael aka Alton Nolan's religion had nothing to do with his actions and in truth his behavior was nothing more than workplace violence.
Then I wondered, the guy had 1,848 friends on Facebook, some of them must have been offended or put off by his postings of the following photos, right?
Posting supportive pictures of OBL must have turned off someone on his friends list, right? How about calling America "Wicked" that would upset someone, no?
No? Nothing to see here, right. Not even when Jah'keem seems to support the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in February by posting:
They sold Milestones in the book shop while I was there, which as you know calls for replacing all non-Islamic governments with Islamic ones. I remember listening to a tape a friend of mine, Yahya Graff, another white convert to Islam, had that prayed for the destruction of Israel and America.
The imam when I first converted, Suhaib Webb, is hailed as a moderate by liberals in the United States but he was the one that explicitly told me that according to Islam, three choices are to be given to non-Muslims: convert, pay the jizyah tax and live under Islamic rule, or jihad. They try very hard to whitewash Islam when the media is around, but they believe in their religion and the ultimate goal of an Islamic caliphate.
Still these are all just "moderate" people, right. Well, hold on. Remember Iman Webb who had once been the Iman at the Greater Oklahoma Mosque. On 9 September 2001 the FBI states that he attended a fundraiser with Al Qaeda operative Anwar Awlaki (killed by U.S drone strike in 2011). They raised more than 100,000 that night for Jamil al Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) a former member of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party . Mr. al Amin was charged and later convicted of killing a police officer (as a side note; the police officer was black (so no, it wasn't "racist") and Mr. al Amin was found to have in his possession the rifle (semi-automatic) and handgun used in the shooting. Mr. al Amin was captured by US Marshalls as he had fled the state after the shoot-out).
Mr. Webb became the Iman for the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in 2011. The ISBCC operates the Cambridge Mosque where Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev found a home. Iman Webb has written how all of this is just a coincidence. Except Iamn Webb has called for an "Islamic State" during a Council for American Islamic Relations event in 2014. Iman Webb, the moderate, was exposed on video as discussing how gays are "cursed" and how gay marriage is wrong. But Iman Webb was hailed by the Boston Globe as being a leader in a time of crisis. Again, these are "moderates" right?
So just how many of us have attended a Church or Synagogue that has had a Minister, Priest, Pastor or Rabbi that ended up having three separate murders connected to the work they do and who also admits an association with a terrorist who was killed by a US drone and has presided over a Church or Synagogue where several members were indicted for links to terror, right. I am sure there is some reasonable explanation. There must be. These are "moderate" Muslims, right.
Amazingly few in the media are making the connections discussed above even though it is public information and has been reported in the past. Funny. Do you think if a story broke about a Christian with connections to a radical sect, say for example Warren Jeffs, that the media would not report that? Just step back and think about the images of Mr. Yisreal that has been shared. It's an old mug shot from his past time in jail - not the man he is today. Consider the difference and ask why?
Regarding, Ms. Negin Farsad's and her pontifications in the video that, "it's not OK to equate all white men with school shootings" is a nice job of trying to be politically correct however it is silly and seems to forget that such equations have already been made. See; here, here, here, here and oh, here for example.
Below is a screen-grab from the African American Defense League website promoting Mr. Taahkarr as the Midwest Regional Lieutenant. Yes I am aware that Mr. Taahkarr's name is spelled wrong on the AADL webpage and that his position (Lieutenant) is also spelled wrong.