Today, CNN covered a press conference in St Cloud, Minnesota, site of the stabbing attack last night by a man who was shot dead by the police. Even though the media and police had not released the name of the attacker, these "leaders" of the local Somali community knew it was a Somali. In fact, the man's own father came out and identified his son, Dahir Adan, 22, as the attacker.
CAIR's Minnesota head, Jaylani Hussein had this to say today.
"We are definitely concerned about the potential for backlash in the community, both in the immediate run and the longer term.”
Overall, the theme of the conference was that they extended condolences to the victims, insisted that this had nothing to do with Islam, and expressed concern for backlash against their community. CNN was overwhelmed and applauded the comments.
Except when has there ever been backlash against the local Somali community? When have Minnesotans gone out and stabbed the first Somalis they see? When have they attacked local mosques frequented by Somalis? To my knowledge they have not, and I hope that never do. In essence, the people who spoke at that press conference put on the mantle of victims. One person even extended condolences to the deceased and his family. (The only deceased person was the stabber.) When these things happen, the first thing you see and hear is CAIR and their minions worrying about a backlash that with few exceptions, never comes. (Yes, I am aware of the recent arson against a mosque in Ft Pierce, Florida where the Orlando mass murderer had worshiped. In addition, a 57-year-old man has been charged by federal authorities for threatening to blow up a mosque in Minneapolis. Naturally, I condemn both.)
I don't want to blame an entire community for what one man does or what two or three men do when they run off to join ISIS or Al Shabaab or get arrested trying. But how many times have we seen people from this community arrested on terrorism charges? There is a problem here, and it is not racist, "Islamophobic" or bigoted to point it out. It also points to a larger problem of our immigration policies in that our government for years now has been rushing pell-mell in an effort to bring tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people into this country with a high risk potential of joining the jihad. Even legitimate and law-abiding immigrants have seen their off-spring become radicalized. As a result of all this, Americans are being attacked just as Europeans are being attacked and innocent people are dying. For what end, I ask, to show how open we are?