VDARE — With yesterday’s Istanbul atrocity (not tragedy: a tragedy is an event everyone deplores) reminding us how sweet and cuddly Muslims are, I think it is timely to revisit I reported Omar Mateen to the FBI. Trump is wrong that Muslims don’t do our part. By Mohammed A. Malik The Washington Post June 20 2016.
The times being what they are, this is framed as a denunciation of Donald Trump rather than a discussion of the wisdom of encouraging the presence of Muslims in America. The author apparently informed the FBI he thought the Orlando gunman Omar Mateen worth watching.
Donald Trump believes American Muslims are hiding something. “They know what’s going on. They know that [Omar Mateen] was bad,” he said after the Orlando massacre….they didn’t turn them in. And you know what? We had death and destruction.”
This is a common idea in the United States. It’s also a lie… Trump is wrong that we don’t speak up when we’re able.
I know this firsthand: I told the FBI about Omar Mateen
Leaving aside the absurd idea that one single Muslim ineffectually alerting the FBI means the community as a whole is doing what it should to flag its potential murderers the story, carefully read, contains enough information to (so to speak) blow up the propaganda line it tries to advance.