We know what Mother's Day is supposed to be about. For many it's a time for far-flung family members to reunite. For others it's a quiet day at home waiting on mama hand-and-foot (the way she does for the whole family the rest of the year) It's a time to give gifts and if you're a mother a time to receive them graciously. In New Orleans it's a time to go and watch the Mother's Day parade, take pictures, and have a lot of fun. Into this wholesome and mostly uncommercialized day of happiness, at least three people in New Orleans took guns and attempted to stage a mass slaughter.
Police are looking for the shooters and they may catch them or they may not. Who are they looking for? I know who they're looking for even if they don't. Not the specific identities but definitely the specific ideology...the ideology of hatred, that particular way of life that celebrates murder, that glorifies murderers, that exalts terror, and that reveres bloodthirsty-insanity, rape, slavery, and torture. Not to put too fine a point on it, I'm profiling your typical Islamic jihadist. That's who they're looking for. But they don't know it, do they?
I'm sure the police in New Orleans are looking for some kind of motive and obviously what these shooters must hate is people celebrating mother's day. So I suspect the police are poring diligently over orphanage records because perhaps the shooters are a group of disaffected orphans that were never adopted out and were forced to live their hard-scrabble existence in some state-run orphanage eating government cheese and drinking powdered milk.
Maybe the police are looking at the more traditional bad guys: gang-bangers for instance. Perhaps the perpetrators are trying to become members of some street gang and this was their initiation? The problem with that theory is that street gangs make a living selling drugs and avoid law-enforcement attention. They try to avoid the kind of nationwide notoriety that a horrific event of this magnitude would necessarily entail. Well, orphans or street gangs, the list of suspects is being winnowed down. The FBI has already ruled out Islamic terrorists:
Mary Beth Romig, a spokeswoman for the FBI in New Orleans, described the shooting as "strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans," and said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.So there you have it folks. There was no indication it was an act of terrorism. Well except for the fact that there couldn't have been a financial motive because no money was lost or stolen. There couldn't have been a revenge motive because the victims were random strangers. This couldn't have been the result of an unhinged maniac off his medication because there were three or more involved in this conspiracy to commit mayhem and murder. So what does that leave us with? When I first saw this story I knew two things. One: This was an act of terror. Two: Police would move heaven and earth rather than admit that unavoidable fact.
As the police wander off on their various wild-goose-chases, hunting down clues that might implicate Crips, Bloods, La Rasa, Right-wing hate groups like the Tea-Party, or perhaps Little Orphan Annie, the actual perpetrators of this act of terror will quietly scamper away with the collusion of a national network of like-minded Islamists, and all this made possible by the state's absolute unwillingness to confront evil.
The Obama administration's on-going pattern of refusing to acknowledge the elephant in the room has been documented and annotated. You can read all about it here. For those who don't want to click through...and wait for this slow-loading page to finally load, here's a short excerpt:
A new Homeland Security report compares terrorism to “ordinary crime” in metropolitan U.S. cities and omits the radical Islamic factor, instead finding “significant variability in the ideologies motivating terrorist attacks across decades.”
This appears to be part of the Obama Administration’s Muslim outreach effort, which includes hiring a special Homeland Security adviser (Mohamed Elibiary) who supports a radical Islamist theologian and renowned jihadist ideologue. The Obama Justice Department also created a special Muslim Engagement Advisory Group to foster greater communication, collaboration and a new level of respect between law enforcement and Muslim and Arab-American communities.
And, in 2010, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano held secret meetings with radical Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian “community leaders.” Judicial Watch uncovered documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that includes a list of the individuals who participated, including radical leaders such as Imad Hamad, outed as a Hezbollah supporter by attorney and investigative journalist Debbie Schlussel, and extremist Salam Al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Considering this cozy relationship, the new DHS terrorism report should come as no surprise. It compares terrorist attacks to “ordinary crime” in large, metropolitan areas which is why the nation’s terrorism “hot spots” are Manhattan, Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County Florida, San Francisco County and Washington, D.C. As if to downplay the distinct difference between crashing a plane into a high-rise and a mugging, the DHS says “terrorism and ordinary crime occur in many of the same areas.”
UPDATE 05/14/2013 6:31 CST Police in New Orleans have identified a shooter in the Mother's Day parade shooting: Akein Scott who they say has a long history of trouble with the law. Perhaps this is just another example of a maniac off his meds, one crazy shooter and not an Islamic Jihadist terrorism conspiracy. I stand by my original statement however. Two or more conspirators causing harm merely to arouse the most possible fear and doing so in a large public venue are almost certainly Islamic terrorists.