Leftists Cry Racism Over Police not Labelling Austin Bomber a Terrorist
There aren't many legitimate opportunities these days for leftists to squeal racism. So, they tend to make up excuses to pull their race cards. Excuses that make about as much sense as casting David Hogg as The Crimson Chin in a live-action Fairly OddParents movie.
Take this for example. Leftists are whining about the authorities not referring to the Austin bomber as a terrorist:
For 19 days in March, 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt terrorized Austin, Texas residents before committing suicide. He is not called a terrorist.
As details continue to emerge regarding his motives in the bombings resulting in the deaths of two men and the serious injury of a woman, it appears generous public deference is afforded this white male who grew up an in observant Christian family.
Self-described in a chilling recording as a “psychopath,” Conditt for many is undeniably a serial bomber who would likely have perpetuated his bombing campaign indefinitely if law enforcement hadn’t closed in on him.
Yet if Mark’s name was Muhammad and he was raised in an observant Muslim family, his actions would immediately be linked to domestic Islamic terror.
Yeah, that's not how it works.
Words have meanings. Let's review. Terrorism is violence intent on pushing a political view or religious doctrine. So yes, if "Muhammad" shouted "Allah Akbar" in his confession video and blew up a Hardee's because they put bacon on his Thickburger, he's a terrorist. If Muhammad killed a man to steal his car, not terrorism. Them's the rules.
There've been plenty of white terrorists. Timothy McVeigh blew up a federal building because he hated the government. That's terrorism. Ted Kaczynski went all Unabomber on everyone's ass because he hated technology. Again, terrorism. Leftists would know these things if they bothered to do research. Instead of blind-firing accusations of racism in every direction.
A honky who shoots up a schoolhouse or mails bombs "just because he's angry" doesn't qualify as a terrorist. Is he a scumbag who deserves to have Lucifer butt-rape him for all of eternity? Most definitely, but a terrorist he is not.