America is experiencing another strange wave of paranoia – top down again, as in the 1950’s. Only this time, it is the far Left who want us to believe that there is a “red” under every bed. Of course – and as they are the last vestige of the failed ideology of Soviet Marxist Leninism – it is not “reds” that they want us to be afraid of, it is “whites”.
In an opinion piece published on Saturday, freshman Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-7), argued that “America’s greatest terrorist threat comes from within.” He attempts to make the point that what he calls “white supremacists” are a growing phenomenon on the terror scene. To back this up, Malinowski notes several recent incidents – including the attack on a mosque in New Zealand – but for some reason fails to mention the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 human beings.
Congressman Malinowski needs to be asked directly: Why the deliberate oversight? Do the lives of Asian Christians not count?
But Malinowski’s column is flawed in so many more ways that just that. First, can Tom Malinowski actually argue that the threat of white supremacism is greater today than in, say 1972, when openly racist Governor George Corley Wallace won Democratic Party primaries in Maryland, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee? Wallace came in second in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Indiana, West Virginia, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. In a field of 14 candidates, the Democrat Governor who stood in the school house door to personally block Black students from entering got 3.7 million votes in Democrat primaries – nearly a quarter of all cast – before an assassination attempt paralyzed him and ended his presidential campaign.
Does Congressman Tom Malinowski really believe that there are more “white supremacists” around today than then? If so, then he seriously needs to take a few years off to study the history of his own party.
Everyone knows that terrorism is a global phenomenon. It is not confined to one country and it does not respect national borders. Everyone knows this – from counter-terrorism experts to average citizens. Everyone but those “new” Democrats – like New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota’s Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, and New Jersey’s Tom Malinowski. They push a narrative that claims that it is “America” or “Americans” (read: “White Americans”) who constitute the real terror threat.
But of course, the world disagrees with them. In Saturday’s op-ed, Congressman Malinowski wrote that there were 18 “white supremacist” “hate” groups that were terror threats (and that was just in New Jersey). Having worked at the State Department, Tom Malinowski knows this is nonsense. He knows that those groups are not designated as terrorist threats – no matter what their stupid ideology is.
Wikipedia provides a very good list of the world’s terrorist groups – as designated by individual nations as well as international organizations like the United Nations, NATO, and the European Union. There are dozens and dozens of terrorist organizations across the globe. Can anyone find those 18 “hate” groups that Congressman Malinowski and his “new” Democrats would like us to focus our attention on?
Anyone – from an expert on counter-terrorism, to a citizen, or even a “new Democrat” member of Congress – after reading this list of designated terrorist groups would have a pretty good idea of where the threat of terrorism is coming from. And it isn’t some Alt-Right group that put this list together. This is from the United Nations, the European Union, and the Obama State Department. Tom Malinowski should check out just who the Muslim nations of the world think are terrorists. No, it’s not his 18 “hate” groups, it’s groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.
In his op-ed, Congressman Malinowski brought up the recent attack on a mosque in New Zealand. Okay, well which groups does the government of New Zealand designate as terrorist groups? Well, here’s the full list: Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, Ansaru (The Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa), Boku Haram, Communist Party of the Philippines/ New Peoples’ Army, Continuity Irish Republican Army, ETA, Hamas, Harakat Sham al-Islam, Hezbollah (military wing), Indian Mujahideen, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Jundallah (Peoples’ Resistance Movement of Iran), Kurdistan Workers’ Party, National Liberation Army, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Real Irish Republican Army, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, and the Taliban.
Does anyone see those 18 “hate” groups Tom Malinowski is babbling about? No, you don’t, because mature statesmen understand the true nature of terrorism and understand that to effectively combat it, you have to know what it is. And it isn’t some mental deficient looking for social media attention. Every multiple shooting isn’t the work of a terror organization. Every serial killer isn’t a terrorist.
There’s also the idea of what constitutes “hate” and “hate crime” to consider. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports, in 2001, just 10 people died as a result of “hate crimes”. This sounds a bit short to us… like 2,977 short. That’s right. The FBI doesn’t count terrorist attacks like those of September 11, 2001, as “hate crimes.” Terrorism isn’t counted as “hate”, so why is Tom Malinowski conflating the two?
If Congressman Malinowski wanted to correct an injustice – and honor the 715 New Jersey residents murdered on September 11, 2001 – he would work to get the FBI to count them as victims of a hate crime. Instead, Malinowski plays politics by whitewashing the real terrorists in an attempt to smear his political enemies and focus American against American.
Malinowski’s attempts to silence union workers who complain about job losses due to outsourcing and offshoring are particularly disingenuous. Calling such workers “anti-Semitic” and likening them to terrorists is way, way over the top.
Especially as Malinowski’s allies in groups like ANTIFA are, in fact, anti-Semitic and anti-globalist. Just ask the Government of the State of Israel and its Prime Minister which American political party is the truer friend of the Jewish State?
Of course, Tom Malinowski knows all this, but he deliberately lied in his op-ed anyway. Malinowski is a divider who seeks to pit American against American, while he and his party willfully ignore the next September 11th attack.