Thursday, February 12, 2015

Another Arab Prodigy

The recent killings in Chapel Hill, NC illustrate again how the politics of identity obscure and distort our understanding of events.

A newly married couple and the wife's sister were gunned down by Craig Stephen Hicks.

Thanks to social media, before the mainstream media could label Hicks a "Tea Bagger" Republican, we learned that he was an atheist who supported progressive causes such as abortion rights and gay marriage.

That did not stop the family of the victims from labeling the murder as a hate crime.

It looks, however, like it involved disputes about limited parking rather than limited toleration of other cultures.

The New York Times has the story here.

Then there are those inconvenient "tweets" by the victim of this horrendous crime, Deah Barakat. Most of the one's posted here , under the name Arabprodigy30 are anti-Israel, anti-American, and anti-white.

Do not look for this on your evening news.

The Arab Prodigy and his family


CW said...

I guess the powers that be (i.e. the Left) have decided that It’s okay to hate for something trivial, like a parking space, but not okay to hate because of race or religion.

Fascinating stuff about the victim’s social media activism. Not surprisingly I hadn’t heard anything about that. If I’m being brutally honest, I can’t say that I’m sorry that a spreader of lies and a Hamas sympathizer has been taken from this Earth. I’ll save my sympathies for the honest and the innocent.

RightDetour said...

Although the media tries to turn every event into a morality play, sometimes the real story line is one jerk coming into conflict with another.