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WashPost Suggests It's Not the Tsarnaevs That Are Sick, But Islamophobic Americans
Newsbusters ^ | April 23, 2013 | Tim Graham

Posted on 04/23/2013 8:47:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Washington Post tried to turn the camera lens around on the violent Tsarnaev brothers. Their arrogant liberal assumption: the real question is what this says about us backwards Americans, not about the bombers. The headline in huge type was “Who do we think they are? The answer says a lot about who we are.”

What we are, apparently, is a sad gathering of “Islamophobes,” because the story is a collection of quotes from Muslim activists and authors who tweeted “please don’t be a Muslim” and feared that Muslim assailants would spur Americans to practice “discrimination or retaliation or shame.” Even after the Tsarnaevs were found, the Post reported “Brown Muslims” were relieved:

Embedded in the misunderstanding [of Caucasian Muslims] is the stereotype that to be a Muslim, one must be a darker-skinned person of Middle Eastern descent.

Asra Nomani, a Muslim writer [and former Wall Street Journal reporter], noted that some members of the larger Muslim American communities with Middle East or South Asian roots expressed relief when they saw photos of the accused bombers.

“‘Brown’ Muslims were like, ‘Whew, it’s not one of us,’?” she said. “And then people felt that would protect Arabs or Indians or whomever from being targeted. It’s like a sigh of relief.”

That "Brown Muslim" quote was put in bold type inside the Style section. The first paragraphs of this mass psycho-analysis by reporters Krissah Thompson and Michelle Boorstein suggest that apparently, Americans can’t evaluate who the Tsarnaevs are without satisfying some deep psychological need to police our “in-group” boundaries.....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmassacre; cair; cairmedia; islam; muslims; saudimsm

1 posted on 04/23/2013 8:47:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah that’s right, its OUR fault that these terrorist scum bags put bombs next to 8 year olds..its because we just don’t understand Muslims..guess what leftist a-holes..I understand them perfectly..everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11 and I continue to learn every time they blow up a school, a bus, or a Marathon


2 posted on 04/23/2013 8:50:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We don’t think that they are bloodthirsty, murdering, pedophile, women beaters.

We know they are.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 8:50:40 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a reason Mark Levin calls it ‘The Washington Compost’.

Sorry Tim, all out of guilt. Maybe next time...


4 posted on 04/23/2013 8:51:34 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Tsarnaev family was on welfare:

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/tamerlan_tsarnaev_got_mass_welfare_benefits


5 posted on 04/23/2013 8:52:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see the have no choice but to revive the ‘blame Bush’ meme since it worked so well for them.

Add that toad Whorealdo jumping on the same ban wagon.

This whole story is getting more strange by the day.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 8:58:55 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: BunnySlippers

Oh goodie..so that means WE the taxpayer funded the terrorist act that ruined so many lives


7 posted on 04/23/2013 9:00:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is so predictable.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 9:06:20 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: FreedomStar3028

Their whole system of life revolves around violence. The fact they are not violent all the time doesn’t mean they won’t do it if they have the ability and they don’t fear reprisals by government or citizen resistance.

In the Koran, what is written later, supercedes what’s written earlier. The beginning is to be peaceful to Jews and Christians as people of the Book (Bible) but after they reject Mad Mo’s idea to blend all of their religions together, the rest of the book becomes violence towards Jews and Christians and all unbelievers (kaffir).

And of course, violence towards each other and your wive(s). Mad Mo - there’s a reason why he’s called that, he was violent and nuts (and possessed at times).


9 posted on 04/23/2013 9:10:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can't help but wonder as to how much, percentage wise, Arabic investment is in the WaPo and the rest of our media.
10 posted on 04/23/2013 9:12:41 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Who do we think they are? The answer says a lot about who we are.”

Well, yes, but not in the way that the authors are thinking. What does it say when professional journalists are more interested in promoting a political narrative than reporting the truth? What does it say about the rush to blame conservatives and the excuses for the terrorists that are now being made because they don't fit that narrative? What does it say about pundits who are perfectly happy to see American blood running in the street if it helps them smear their political opponents?

So yes, I agree with the authors - who they wanted it to be speaks volumes about who they are.

11 posted on 04/23/2013 9:16:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tamerlan.

Undoubtedly a variation of Tamerlane, aka Timur the Lame, the vicious 14th century Islamic warlord who killed around 5% of the world’s population.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 9:22:45 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

What you need to know is islam and liberalism are the same satanic cult. The WashPo agrees with bombing Americans.

Pray for America to Wake Up


13 posted on 04/23/2013 9:24:30 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: bray

I posted last night that the reason why liberals flock to support Muslims so much is because liberals despise America just as much as the Muslims do..today on The Five they talked about a PEW Research Poll in 2007 which they polled Muslims living in America asking them if they ever see justification to do suicide bombings..13 percent said YES..and these are Muslims living in America..we better hope that people start waking up because what Muslims want is a total control over America so they can have their caliphate


14 posted on 04/23/2013 9:32:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If being pissed off about a couple of Islamoterrorisst blowing up two young ladies and an 8 year old boy makes me an “Islamophobe”, so be it. At least I’m not a braindead Amerophobe writing for a piece of crap rag like the Washington Post.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 9:33:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not an islamaphobe, just a realist. I can’t help seeing what I’m seeing. Islam is not a religion of peace, far from it.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 9:43:50 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am so f***ing sick of the left. Can we just take it out back and get it over with already?


17 posted on 04/23/2013 9:56:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media are enemies of the people!

18 posted on 04/23/2013 10:26:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Then they go to leftist universities here that teach them that everything bad they believe about America and Israel is ‘true’. Chomsky..Bill Ayers...and hundreds of others.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 10:52:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nigerians have been slaughtered by Islamic terrorists. Are they at fault too?? Silly Liberal “logic”!


20 posted on 04/23/2013 10:57:22 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: madmominct

yes they are


21 posted on 04/23/2013 10:57:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This has got to be part of the “Great Deception” of the Last Days.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 11:05:15 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

isn’t that cute? The sickos at the WAPO calling other peopple sick- go jump in a lake wapo


23 posted on 04/24/2013 12:14:49 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I hate the liberals at the Washington Post a hell of a lot more than I hate the average Muslim.

What does that say about me, I wonder?


24 posted on 04/24/2013 12:24:31 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

             

25 posted on 04/24/2013 1:05:05 AM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The photos are digitally lightened, just as 0bama’s are digitally darkened (plus addin in the deep tanning stuff for his head and arms/hands).


26 posted on 04/24/2013 1:12:28 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is flailing about at the moment, making lots of mistakes.

This article doesn’t attack backwoods rednecks, but urban, privileged Bostonians who are coping with being attacked.

Those marathon bombings mugged an entire region (you know the saying: a conservative is just a liberal who has been mugged).

Such articles are mistakes for the Left. They are going to further shift the New England mindset toward the Center, away from the Left.

Ask Big Pappi how he feels today.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 1:29:21 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m confused. This was an isolated incident, just a couple of lone wolves. Why would anyone expect this attack or the next attack to be from a Muslim? It never crosses my mind to care whether a criminal or terrorist is white. Why would a member of any group have that worry about members of their own group?


28 posted on 04/24/2013 2:06:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Islamaphobic is a made up word by Muslim Brotherhood to use as a censorship tool against critics of Islam.
29 posted on 04/24/2013 2:31:05 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the entire press corp blind to the fact that people all over the world are different colors, and that most of them are ok with it? What a pathetic bunch of wusses we depend upon for our daily mush.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 5:27:16 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“‘Brown’ Muslims were like, ‘Whew, it’s not one of us,’?” she said. “And then people felt that would protect Arabs or Indians or whomever from being targeted. It’s like a sigh of relief.”

Were those the same brown muslims that celebrated and handed out candy to their fellow brown muslims on 9-11-2001?


31 posted on 04/24/2013 10:25:20 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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