Cruz : "Empower Law Enforcement To Patrol And Secure Muslim Neighborhoods Before They Become Radicalized"
March 23, 2016
Ted Cruz: We should patrol, secure Muslim neighborhoods
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has called to "empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized."
Cruz, a senator from Texas, made his remark in response to Tuesday morning's attack in Brussels. It came as part of a statement entitled, "We Can No Longer Surrender to the Enemy Through Political Correctness."
"For years, the West has tried to deny this enemy exists out of a combination of political correctness and fear. We can no longer afford either. Our European allies are now seeing what comes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods," he claimed.
His spokesperson, Alice Stewart, later clarified that the statement meant there should be a strong presence of law enforcement in neighborhoods with significant Muslim populations.
"We know what is happening with these isolated Muslim neighborhoods in Europe. If we want to prevent it from happening here, it is going to require an empowered, visible law enforcement presence that will both identify problem spots and partner with non-radical Americans who want to protect their homes," she said.
"Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies all have divisions that target threats like drugs, gangs, human trafficking, and organized crime," Stewart added. "Radical Islamic terrorism is a significant and growing threat in this country, but this administration refuses to recognize it because they are afraid of being labeled "politically incorrect."
Neither explained precisely how authorities will "secure" the neighborhoods.
Cruz particularly criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's attempts to build bridges with Muslim Americans. "In New York City, Mayor DeBlasio succumbed to unfounded criticisms and eliminated the efforts of law enforcement to work with Muslim communities to stop radical Islamic terrorism," said Stewart.
When the Washington Post asked for a comment from DeBlasio, his deputy press secretary responded: "This is blatantly false. Now we know why everyone is calling Ted Cruz a liar."
Muslim leaders and organizations are also loudly opposing Cruz's comments. A spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is said to have Hamas links, said, "It's really beyond belief that you have one of the leading presidential candidates calling for law enforcement to target religious communities totally based on the fact that they are of a particular faith."
Media Already Running "Muslims Fear Blowback" Stories After Brussels
March 22, 2016
After every Muslim terrorist attack, the media rapidly pivots to claiming that Muslims are the real victims by running "Muslims fear blowback" stories. Above all else, we must always remember that the real victims are the murderers.
Did a Muslim terrorist just murder a dozen people, behead a soldier or shoot up a synagogue? The media follows its initial sensational footage of the attack by covering the tragic plight of some Islamist activist who claims to have gotten dirty looks on the bus. Because a Muslim settler's hurt feelings just count for more than the native population which was just murdered.
After each Muslim terror attack, the shift to the "blowback" narrative comes faster and faster. But after the Brussels attack, we appear to have a new "blowback" speed record.
The International Business Times ran a piece by Michael Kaplan, not long after the attack, headlined, "Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence"
It didn't actually happen yet. But let's report it anyway. It's much more important to speculate about another imaginary blowback than to show sympathy for the politically inconvenient victims of Muslim terror.
Kaplan based his piece on Vocativ which ran its blowback piece at 7:45 AM. That's really impressive. We may have a new "blowback" speed record.
For the future, reporters should simply skip to reporting the Muslim fears of blowback and avoid discussing the attack itself... because that might just generate more blowback. After every terror attack, reporters should immediately rush to a Muslim neighborhood to preemptively interview potential victims of the possible blowback about their fears of a blowback.
Because real journalism isn't reporting what actually happened. It's about aggressively shoving your narrative down everyone's throats until they learn to accept it. And it's about the assertion that Muslim fears are more important than European deaths.