Coming Soon: Ahmad Khan Rahami Was the Victim of Bigoted America
Sep 19, 2016
RUSH: Okay. Okay, so I can see how this is gonna fall out now. Because they’re now saying that the suspect didn’t do anything to hide his tracks. So he can’t really be a bad guy! And, if he’s not really a bad guy, why isn’t he a bad guy? Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. It’s a Daily Mail story, an article in the U.K. Daily Mail that the bomber, Rahami, is suing everybody he knows for discrimination because he’s a Muslim. So, see, this guy’s smart. He knows exactly how the American left and the media and the Social Justice Warriors out there are gonna react.
Here we have this poor Muslim, poor guy. That’s what Hillary meant when she said we have to empathize and psychologically understand our enemies because this guy was suing everybody. They were discriminating against him because he was a Muslim. So his anger is legitimate. This guy encountered what America has become, according to Hillary and Obama, just a cesspool of racism and sexism and bigotry and Islamophobia, and this guy’s at his wits’ end.
He tried every way, and he still couldn’t stop people from discriminating against him, so what did he do? He put his bombs out there! But, look, even at that, he only put his bombs in trash cans and Dumpsters. He didn’t really want to hurt anybody, not really. Trash cans and Dumpsters? Who goes there except for the homeless? And the left is known to sacrifice them now and then for a convention or two, so it doesn’t matter. That’s gonna be the way they’re gonna spin this.
He’s a Muslim that’s suffering from discrimination. People have been making fun of him. That’s what happens to minorities in this country. He was at his wits’ end, wanted to get everybody’s attention. So he puts a couple bombs in a Dumpster, in a trash can. He didn’t want to hurt anybody. So the very last thing that we should do is to stereotype Muslims as terrorists. You mark my words. That’s how this… I see this right now. It’s exactly how I see it playing out, maybe even before the end of the busy news day today.
The mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, had a press conference, and he felt the need to thank New Jersey’s congressional delegation for the money that he uses to pay the police. And then Senator Menendez had to speak to praise himself for all of his great work. So the “You Didn’t Build That” crowd is now out saying, “Look at what we built! We got the money to pay the cops.” Boston Herald: “What Could They Have in Common? — Terrorist suspect underwent shocking change after Afghanistan trip.” Oh, here comes more, folks.
From the Boston Herald: “A man who described himself as a childhood friend of the man wanted in connection with the New York City bombing told the Herald the suspect had made a life-changing trip to Afghanistan two years ago. ‘At one point he left to go to Afghanistan, and two years ago he came back, popped up out of nowhere and he was real religious,’ [the] friend … said of suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami. ‘And it was shocking. I’m trying to understand what’s going on. I’ve never seen him like this.'”
He came back “radicalized.” He was just fine. He was your average, ordinary peace-loving American Muslim, and then he went to Afghanistan. Why did he go to Afghanistan? Because the United States is there making a mess of everything — and we’re there because of Bush, not Obama, don’t forget. So because we can’t keep ourselves out of the world because we do not mind our own business, because we’re trying to take over the world, this guy felt the need to go to Afghanistan and he got radicalized over there.
He came back and started blowing up trashcans and Dumpsters and stuff. Now, according to the U.K. Daily Mail the bomber is suing the local police in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for discrimination against him because he’s a Muslim. His father and his brother brought the lawsuit together in 2011. They said that local residents “had racially abused them and said, ‘Muslims don’t belong here.'” So the Rahamis, the bomber’s family name, “claimed ‘discrimination’, ‘false arrest’ and ‘abuse of process’ that left them suffering distress, embarrassment and damage,” and their only last recourse was bombs in trash cans and Dumpsters.
I can see this falling out this way. You watch, folks. It’s gonna be something like this. We are going to end up responsible for this as a country. We had a nice, peace-loving, typical American Muslim enjoying the fruits of life in America — and the hatred and the racism and the sexism and the homophobia and the bigotry, the Islamophobia. This man had taken all he could. He had reached his limit. They file lawsuits against anybody he had ever met anywhere for discrimination. Yep, it won’t be long. You watch and see.
And then Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers will continue to stagnate, and Trump’s numbers will continue to go up, and the ruling class will scratch their heads, “What in the world is going on here?” They are totally disconnected in their bubble, and the more phony excuses and the more efforts they come up with to defend these terrorists — which is what the left does. That’s their move. You realize that’s their instinctive reaction? The instinctive reaction they have is to find some way to explain and justify why these terrorists do what they do.
The first step of that is not calling them terrorists. Unh-uh. They are not terrorists, because there is no terror in Islam, and so next they start looking for the cause. They start looking for who did it, because the perp is never responsible, you see? No victim is ever responsible, and this guy is gonna end up being portrayed as a victim of the most evil aspects of our nation. You watch. My good friend Andy McCarthy has just posted a piece National Review Online called “Willful Blindness in Real Time.” I’ll just give you a couple excerpts ’cause this is right on the money.
“In the all too familiar pattern, things are going boom, Americans are under attack, and the American political class is already busy playing the ‘See No Jihad’ minuet. In a rational world, where our highest imperative would be to understand the threat that confronts us rather than to find the least offensive way of describing it, it would be patently, undeniably obvious that we are targets of international terrorism fueled by Islamic supremacist ideology. Nevertheless, the political class can only bring itself to say this kicking and screaming, and only if there is no other plausible alternative…
“That is because Islamic supremacism is a mainstream interpretation of Islam.” As a result, “[t]he political class has convinced itself that uttering the plain truth would be condemning all of Islam, meaning all Muslims — notwithstanding that no one sensible claims Islamic supremacism is the only way of interpreting Islam, and, in fact, jihadist battalions kill more Muslims than non-Muslims.” See, the point is, when you say that there is an ideology of Islamic supremacism within Islam, the detractors say, “You can’t say that! You can’t tar and feather all of Islam.”
We’re not. Mr. McCarthy’s not. “Islamic supremacism is a mainstream interpretation of Islam … notwithstanding that no one sensible claims Islamic supremacism is the only way of interpreting Islam…” There are many other interpretations, but Islam supremacism, Sharia law is mainstream. It’s not a bunch of extreme kooks is the point. It is the mainstream of Islam. “Speaking forthrightly would also undermine a fiction the political class inanely believes is essential to social cohesion:
“The notion, oft-repeated by President Obama and Hillary Clinton, that Islam is part of the fabric of American life, as native in our history as apple pie and Judeo-Christian culture.” And, by the way, they do. Obama and Hillary and the Democrat Party attempt to get away with saying that every opportunity they get, and everybody knows it isn’t true! Everybody knows it’s BS! Islam is not part of the fabric of American life. It doesn’t date back to the founding. It’s not as American as apple pie and Chevrolet and Judeo-Christian culture.
“Islam…” This is Mr. McCarthy writing, and he’s made a career of it now “Islam, of course, is an alien belief system,” as far as the United States is concerned. Now, just ’cause it’s alien: “That doesn’t make it bad per se,” but there’s nothing in common with Sharia law. There’s no way you can take the U.S. Constitution and have Sharia get in bed with it and end up with something the same or better. It’s not possible. That’s what is meant by it’s alien to our way of life. It’s dramatically alien in fact, Sharia, compared to the Constitution.
“Our society is a melting pot and many things alien to it have blended their way in, making us more vibrant, dynamic, innovative, and successful. Clearly, though, not everything alien is benign and welcome.” He’s just trying to explain his usage of the word “alien” here. That’s a way of rejecting this claim that Islam is as American as apple pie and jihad. It’s not true. But they try to convince us — and, of course, they’re having success making young, duped Millennials believe this kind of tripe.
“[N]othing is more alien and hostile to our society than Islamic supremacism — which, at its core, is sharia supremacism. … Because we are trapped in a politically correct fantasy world in which terrorism has nothing to do with Islam and Islam is innately American,” that is a fantasy world, “the political class can never admit that obvious jihadist attacks — such as those that just occurred in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota — are international terrorism.” They can never admit that. They have to be lone wolves, radicalized by some outside force like Donald Trump or Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, you name it.
“Indeed, we are in a state of such self-parody that, this weekend, it somehow became ‘intemperate’ and ‘un-presidential’ to conclude that … bombs — were in fact bombings.” That’s how deluded some in our leadership are! That is a self-parody. “The playbook has become so tired. Nothing can be considered terrorism, even a mass-casualty attack with the objective of intimidating a civilian population or government (the legal definition of terrorism) unless and until there is convincing evidence connecting it to a known terrorist organization — usually ISIS or Al-Qaeda.
“It is acceptable, you see, to label as ‘terrorism’ an attack connected to these organizations because the political class has pronounced them as non-Islamic…” How many times have you heard Obama say ISIS has nothing to do with Islam? So you can say that terrorism attaches to ISIS all day long in their book, because you’re not tying it to Islam. Here’s the problem: “The enemy that unifies the terrorist siege against the U.S., Israel, and the West is Islamic supremacist ideology, which aims to bring the world under sharia dominion.” The enemy “is far more important than ISIS and Al-Qaeda because it is what created ISIS and Al-Qaeda.”
Islamic supremacist ideology is where ISIS got its ideas. It’s where Al-Qaeda got its ideas. It was the catalyst before those jihadist organizations even existed — and Islamic supremacist ideology is gonna be around long after ISIS and Al-Qaeda are gone, and they’re gonna be around for as long as we fail to take it on without apology and discredit it in the light day of. And we don’t have anybody in our current leadership that is willing to get anywhere close to that. We don’t have anybody.
Obama, Hillary, nobody in the Democrat Party and many in the Republican Party don’t want to get anywhere near discrediting Islamic supremacist ideology because they can’t. They’ve gotten themselves boxed in to where there isn’t any terrorism in Islam, and so this can’t be Islamic supremacist ideology. This is a bunch of extremist kooks. If we continue to deny and live in our little fantasy world of politically correct empathy and so forth, these attacks are gonna continue to happen, and we’re not gonna correctly identify them and thus not prepare for the next ones, and it’s just gonna be a repeated cycle.
And with every repeated cycle, the Democrat Party is gonna blame the handiest Republican for it all. And if there’s not a handy Republican, they’ll go back and blame Bush. And the cycle will just keep repeating. The thing to note in that scenario — with the Democrats in charge, Hillary Clinton in charge, Obama, people who think like that — this never ends, folks. If you want it to end, you have got to get rid of people whose actions essentially allow it to continue. And that would be Obama and that would be Hillary and Crazy Bernie and Elizabeth what’s her name, Warren, whatever these people, whoever, Democrat leaders in the House, Senate, White House, wherever you go. They and the way they act, the way they believe, the way they talk perpetuate all this.
It will never be fixed — it will never be solved — with people like that running this country.