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Washington Post whines that President Trump doesn’t ascribe jihad mass murders to mental health issues

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Decades of jihad terror, tens of thousands of attacks and they still don’t ascribe it Islamic texts and teachings. It’s is astonishing, is it not? Only one or two white supremacist incidents (Dayton was Antifa, El Paso’s motive was the anti-capitalism, over-population – his solution was eliminating immigrants,), etc but they excitedly yip and yap about a whole new phantom bogie man.

Outside of jihad, almost all US extremist killings have links to leftwing extremism.

Washington Post complains that Trump doesn’t ascribe jihad mass murders to mental health issues

By Robert Spencer, Aug 10, 2019 3:00 pm

The headline of this Washington Post story by Aaron Blake is “Trump often blames mass shootings on mental health. When the perpetrator is Muslim, he blames Islam.” There’s just one problem: nowhere in the article does Blake offer a single example of Trump blaming Islam for a mass shooting committed by a Muslim. The only evidence that Blake offers for his claim that Trump blames Islam for jihad mass murders is this Trump quote: “The Fort Hood shooter delivered a presentation to a room full of mental health experts before the attacks in which he threw out one red flag after another. He even proclaimed that, ‘We love death more than you love life.’ Not good. These warning signs were ignored because political correctness has replaced common sense in our society.”

Indeed. And a good example of the madness that has overtaken us is this Washington Post article. In reality, Western authorities, if not Trump, routinely ascribe what are obviously jihad attacks to mental illness. In this article are just a few of what are a multitude of examples.

There is also the simple fact that many of the mass shooters Blake mentions in this article really were mentally ill; in the establishment media’s frenzy to create a “white supremacist threat,” that salient point is often overlooked. Meanwhile, Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad murderer, was clearly quite sane, methodically planning out his attack and calmly explaining its ideological roots both before and after his murders. But such facts interfere with the media narrative, and so Aaron Blake has to deep-six them.

“Trump often blames mass shootings on mental health. When the perpetrator is Muslim, he blames Islam.” By Aaron Blake, Washington Post, August 5, 2019:

President Trump invoked “racism, bigotry and white supremacism” in his speech Monday about the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. That’s a step he has resisted taking in the past when perpetrators of violence have demonstrated those characteristics, so it was notable.

But the bulk of his comments suggested the hateful ideology described in the El Paso shooter’s alleged online screed was merely a byproduct of other things — with mental illness being chief among them. “If you look at both of these cases, this is mental illness,” he said Sunday. “These are really people that are very, very seriously mentally ill.”

This is part of a demonstrated pattern for Trump, but it’s one that often gets ahead of the evidence. And there is one conspicuous instance in which the pattern doesn’t hold: when the perpetrator of such atrocities is Muslim….

To Trump’s critics, talking about mental illness is a way for him to avoid thornier issues. Those include gun control and the potential radicalization associated with his own rhetoric, which includes his recent racist tweets urging four nonwhite congresswomen to “go back” to their countries.

And there is some evidence that this is precisely what Trump is doing. That’s because, while Trump makes a point of invoking mental illness when it comes to large-scale tragedies, there is one instance in which he has never done it. And that’s when he’s talking about tragedies perpetrated by Muslims. In those cases, a hateful ideology isn’t a byproduct of existing mental issues; the ideology is the cause, full stop.

Trump has not made the kind of comments you see above when it comes to Sri Lanka, Paris, Manchester, Brussels or any other international tragedy perpetrated by Muslims. Nor has he done so when the attacks were domestic, such as in New York City, Orlando, San Bernardino, Calif., Boston and Fort Hood, Tex. About the only time he has alluded to mental issues with Muslim terrorists was in May, when he called the Islamic State “stone-cold crazy” and “nuts” and urged people to be on the lookout for its adherents.

A case in point is his big terrorism speech in August 2016. During it, he mentioned the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hassan.

“The Fort Hood shooter delivered a presentation to a room full of mental health experts before the attacks in which he threw out one red flag after another,” Trump said, referring to a slide show Hassan delivered to fellow Army physicians in 2007. “He even proclaimed that, ‘We love death more than you love life.’ Not good. These warning signs were ignored because political correctness has replaced common sense in our society.”

But were these “warning signs” like the mental-health “red flags” above? Nope. Even after talking about Hassan speaking to “mental health experts,” Trump never flagged Hassan as having some kind of illness. He argued that these “warning signs” pertained to Hassan’s ideology rather than his mental state. And he proposed a commission to study Islamic radicalization, not mental health…

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