By Umer Sultan
I came to know about this today. Yes 5 days after this news was reported. That a 20 yrs old guy from Bethesda named Collin McKenzie-Gude was convicted for trying to assassinate President Obama back in 2008 when we was running for elections.
What, I remember when this Christian Preacher down south was preaching in his church and in an interview in a radio station that he hope Obama dies. This is also back then, when President Obama was running for President.
So no fear of terrorism now! No mention what motivated him to try assassinate President Obama in 2008!
His motives were clear and confirmed:
Messitte was also clearly concerned that a key witness for prosecutors — McKenzie-Gude’s former close friend Patrick Yevsukov — testified that McKenzie-Gude had talked about trying to assassinate Obama by halting his convoy with roadside bombs. The judge said it “seemed to be a serious plan.”
He also had the equipment he needed:
Inside his second-floor bedroom, in a house just outside the Capital Beltway, McKenzie-Gude stored the chemicals, three semiautomatic rifles, two shotguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, including armor-piercing rounds. Police also found assault plans on a computer storage device in the bedroom.
No Fox News Pundits going bunkers how America is unsafe, no CNN rolling back into the issue, no fear factor.
Imagine if this idiot had a name like Ahmed, Qasim, or ibn al mateen or mohammad or Faizan- immediately not only American Muslims would react like “Oh not again, now what the heck” and prepare for a nice post fear factor hit but also the media would just go crazy as how America is target of Home Grown Terrorists and would question the loyalty of American Muslims. Some would say that we should have all American Muslims into the concentration camps, or deport them, and some would… well you know the media protocol, it doesn’t change.
Why this Double Standard? Why Terrorism is always projected in the media that it comes from Muslims in America when the FBI’s official website, there exists a chronological list of all terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil from the year 1980 all the way to 2005 shows that Muslim Attacks were only 6% where as Jews Terrorist Attacks were 7% and Latinos for 42% (not that I am suggesting that their communities should undergo the same scrutiny).
I didn’t even came to know about it back in 2008, when I was following the Presidential Race!
Why such double standard towards Muslims? Why we are keeping people confused and ignorant so that they resort towards a proposed and repetitive projected ideology of the “clash of civilizations.”