Political correctness stopped woman from alerting authorities over suspicious activity
A neighbor of San Bernardino killers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik refused to report the pair to authorities after witnessing suspicious activity at their apartment over fears she would be labeled racist.
Farook and Malik were identified as the culprits behind yesterday’s deadly massacre which claimed at least 14 lives at the Inland Regional Center. Farook was a devout Muslim who recently returned from Saudi Arabia. Authorities are not ruling out terrorism as a motive behind the rampage.
According to Fox News correspondent Will Carr, a neighbor of the pair did not alert authorities because “she did not want to racially profile.”
.@KNX1070 reporting a neighbor did not call authorities about suspicious activity bc she did not want to racially profile #SanBernardino
Carr also revealed that neighbors became suspicious when a group of three to four Middle Easterners moved into a nearby apartment and began “getting a lots of package deliveries.”
If confirmed, this underscores how overhyped concerns about being politically correct have now taken precedence over reporting genuine security concerns – with deadly consequences.
Another recent shooting – the sickening on-air murders of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward – was also motivated by killer Bryce Williams’ obsession with the victims having allegedly made politically incorrect statements towards the gunman.
Meanwhile, within minutes of the shooting, a deluge of leftists on Twitter immediately blamed the massacre on white people, conservatives, Donald Trump supporters, the NRA, the Second Amendment, pro-lifers, and men in general.
After the shooters were named as an Arab man and woman, progressives suddenly lost all interest in the story.
The New York Daily News couldn’t be blunter in its characterization of those in the Republican Party who turned to prayer after the San Bernardino shooting, rather than gun control, blasting out a headline that basically read: Relying on God was stupid.
The newspaper’s front page contained a headline is huge font that read, in all caps: “GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS.” Above, it read: “14 dead in California mass shooting.” Beneath, it read: “As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hid behind meaningless platitudes.”
And what were those “meaningless platitudes?”
Alongside the borders of the front page, the New York Daily News ran images of portions four Republican leadership tweets.
From Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s seeking the presidency: “Thoughts and prayers are with …”
From House Speaker Paul Ryan: “Please keep the victims of #SanBernardino, California in your prayers.”
From Sen. Ted Cruz, a rising presidential candidate in the polls: “Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the first responders in San Bernardino …”
And from presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, referred to as Dr. Rand Paul: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and brave first responders …”
Other presidential candidates, like former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted out messages of prayer as well.
And as if the message of the newspaper’s senselessness of prayer wasn’t made obvious, the New York Daily News also highlighted the word “prayers” in each of copied Twitter messages with yellow.
The prayer shaming went deeper than hitting at the Republican notables. The headline came at the same time news reports broke of community members in San Bernardino not only requesting prayer for the victims of the shooting that left 14 dead and 17 injured, but also gathering in a prayer circle to thank God for blessings, Fox News reported.
As good people on social media watched unspeakable events unfurl in San Bernardino, California, on their television sets, all one could do in a situation where you can really do nothing is pray and offer those prayers to the world. Naturally, elite members of our media will use any opportunity to mock the Faithful. Even 14 still-warm dead bodies won’t stop them from attacking those who offer a heartfelt “thoughts and prayers” sentiment.
The Huffington Post rushed to publish its mockery with a headline and subhead that read:
Another Mass Shooting, Another Deluge Of Tweeted PrayersSeems to have been an ineffective strategy so far
Republicans’ Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee were singled out for mockery, as were some local Democrats.
On Twitter, staffers from Vox, Think Progress, and the Daily Kos joined the pile on.
Fourteen injured, that we know of.
Killer(s) still on the loose.
For our media, there is no better time to launch the partisan snark
Let’s close with this sentiment — you still laughing…?
There’s a clear claim being made here, and one with an edge: Democrats care about doing something and taking action while Republicans waste time offering meaningless prayers. These two reactions, policy-making and praying, are portrayed as mutually exclusive, coming from totally contrasting worldviews. Elsewhere on Twitter, full-on prayer shaming set in: Anger about the shooting was turned not toward the perpetrator or perpetrators, whose identities are still unknown, but at those who offered their prayers.
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