shiloh shiloh Posts: 999 Join date: 2011-03-16 Age: 58 Location: Akbar Ra Post n°1 The Reporting of Information of Events associated with Islam shiloh Today at 10:45 am NY Times: “Non-Muslim extremists” more lethal than jihadis December 5, 2015 9:02 am By Robert Spencer 139 Comments This graph appears in the New York Times story “What Investigators Know About the San Bernardino Shooting,” December 4, 2015: The entire purpose of this graph, and of the survey it illustrates, is to downplay the Islamic jihad threat. For some unknown reason, the New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media have made one of their chief aims the exoneration of Islam. Their goal is that, even as the jihadi death toll mounts, no one has a negative view of The Religion of Peace. This graph is ridiculous for five reasons: 1. It begins after 9/11. Including nearly 3,000 jihad deaths on 9/11 would make it look significantly different. 2. It does not include foiled plots, which also would make the jihadi line dwarf the non-jihadi line. 3. It does not include the global component of the problem. There is a global jihad. Jihadis have murdered people all over the world. There is no global “right-wing extremist,” “white male Christian” threat. 4. It ignores the fact that a minuscule part of the U.S. population — Muslims — is responsible for around half of the successful attacks. 5. It lumps together shootings by clearly deranged people such as James Holmes with those of other deranged people who seem to have some ideology, such as Adam Lanza, to create the impression that there is some ideological movement and threat equivalent to that of Islamic jihad. The mainstream media is no longer in any sense a news source. It is a propaganda arm for those who want you to think Islam is wonderful. Several days ago I was contacted by NPR for a show hosted by Warren Olney and also joined by Peter Bergen and Frank Rich, on “the San Bernardino mass shooting and the impact on Americans who according to the latest Quinnipiac poll feel that homegrown terrorists are America’s biggest threat. Will this increase gun sales and anti Muslim sentiment?” I was extremely surprised to be asked, since usually only one point of view is allowed on NPR. The producer called me to talk over the issue and I soon realized that she wanted me to be the foil on the show, the ranting right-winger countered by cool and knowledgeable leftists. I explained to her why “Islamophobia” was a propaganda concept and why concern about the refugees was not racism and xenophobia. She seemed surprised that I wasn’t a ranting, frothing-at-the-mouth bigot, and I in turn wasn’t at all surprised when I got the email saying they didn’t want me on the show after all, as they had “decided to go in a different direction.” Reasonable arguments for resisting jihad and opposing a massive influx of Muslim refugees are not allowed on NPR, or anywhere else in the mainstream media. Islamic State jihad suicide bombers murder 27 on island in Lake Chad SB jihad murderer pledged allegiance Toby says December 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm Whoever created this graph is an absolute fool. Even after the obvious attempts to distort the figures such as ignoring 9/11 and lumping all non-muslim attacks into a single bucket there is only 1 logical conclusion to draw from the data: 1% of the population has murdered the same number of people as the remaining 99%. The fool puffs out his chest showing how tolerant and diverse he is, not realising that he has just demonstrated how dangerous Muslims are in the community. If a single breed of dog that made up 1% of dogs in the US was responsible for half the attacks on people it would rightly be declared a dangerous breed. If a brand of car that made up 1% of cars on US roads was responsible for half the car crash deaths the NYT would be screaming for it to be banned and for the car company executives to be charged. When 1% of the population commits half the attacks it’s somehow proof that they are good people just like us. It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious. Radegunda says December 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm Excellent point. Free Speech says December 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm Thank you. You can bet this graph was made by the most competent statistician the Mobama adbomination could drag out of the janitor pool or government workers. Free Speech says December 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm “of” March 5, 2012 Andrew Breitbart for the Offense By Robert Spencer Among the many things that made Andrew Breitbart a great man was that he played offense. Most of the time warriors for freedom find themselves playing defense. Instead, we should follow Breitbart's example. So many, many times I have been speaking at anti-jihad events and heard other speakers saying, "We are not racists, we are not bigots, we are not Islamophobes..." This is an understandable impulse: to counter the leftist/Islamic supremacist charges that smear and defame decent people who are trying to defend their freedoms and way of life. But at the same, it is playing on their field, allowing the foes of freedom to set the terms of the debate. Breitbart never did that. We have allowed the jihadists and Islamic supremacists, and their leftist allies, to put us on the defensive. We're always apologizing, tacitly accepting their narrative and responding to them in the parameters they set up. Even worse, many even among the anti-jihadists eagerly throw their colleagues under the bus -- those colleagues whom the left and the Islamic supremacists have started to zero in on. They're the ones we should be standing up for the most resolutely, for they are drawing fire because they are effective. Instead of bowing and scraping to the Islamic supremacists and feebly protesting that we're not really racists and hatemongers and all the other calumnies and canards they throw at us, we should be taking the fight to them, and standing up and saying, "You are fronting for the most oppressive ideology on the face of the earth. You are fronting for evil. You are carrying water and running interference for the denial of free speech, the denial of the freedom of conscience, the institutionalized oppression of women, the subjugation of non-Muslims, and worse. You're fronting for stonings, amputations, the murder of apostates, the treatment of women as possessions of men, the madness and senseless violence that we see in this furor over the Quran-burnings, and more. You shout us down on campuses and do everything you can to make sure we are not heard in the public square. And you call us fascists? You are the quintessence of fascism." And we should note that even their charges against us are a mere diversionary tactic, designed to frighten people of goodwill away from our message and to divert attention away from the reality of jihad and Islamic supremacism. And that they demonstrate the bankruptcy of their position by heaping abuse on us instead of answering our arguments, which in fact they cannot answer. Andrew Breitbart was never defensive. He called the left out for its hypocrisy, its thuggery, its totalitarian impulses, its self-contradictions and inconsistency, its naked hatred. That's why they hated and feared him so. We should be hated and feared by the enemies of freedom. We should never bow to them, never apologize to them, never play the game they want us to play. Their hate is a badge of honor. Their fury and abuse are signs of our effectiveness. The people on the right whom the left love most are those who gore their oxen the least. These soft conservatives don't dare upset politically correct pieties. They wouldn't dream of challenging our government and law enforcement officials to stop peddling soothing falsehoods about the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, or of calling the Muslim community in the U.S. to account for the 80% of mosques that teach jihad and hatred of infidels, and for the Muslim Brotherhood ties of major Islamic groups in this country. Instead, they peddle the same false narrative, spending their time retailing crowd-pleasing fictions about the vast majority of moderate Muslims who are proudly American and accept constitutional freedoms, and whose vocal and vociferous and active support for anti-terror measures is no doubt right around the corner. This is a false hope. Ten years after 9/11, and we are still waiting for this large cadre of moderate Muslims to begin fighting against their violent and supremacist coreligionists. And twenty years after 9/11, we will still be waiting. It is time to give up false hopes and stop playing defense against the Islamic supremacists and the left. That is Andrew Breitbart's lesson, and his legacy. May we all emulate him, and may his memory be eternal. Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/andrew_breitbart_for_the_offense.html#ixzz3tWiJ1dqE Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook _________________ Shiloh Za-RaH I Am the Darkness of the Purple Dawn and the Light of the Moon Turquoise!