Trump Not to Blame for New Zealand Attack – Here’s Proof

It was as predictable as the sunrise. As soon as the mass murderer in the New Zealand mosque massacres was identified as a white supremacist, the Talking Snake Media and regressive politicians blamed Donald Trump.

Richard Blumenthal on CNN this morning:

BLUMENTHAL: But words do have consequences and we know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country people are talking about “good people on both sides.”

ALYSON CAMEROTA, CNN: You mean the president talking about it.

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Anchor Bill Berman soon chimed in, badgering his guest Adam Kinzinger repeatedly to blame Trump’s rhetoric for the violence committed by someone on the other side of the world.

Here are the questions, verbatim, with which Berman beat Kinzinger about the head and shoulders:

BERMAN: And I ask you that, because this killer apparently in a screed, some people call it a manifesto, said he’s a supporter of President Trump as a “symbol of white identity.” Why would anyone see the president as a symbol of white identity? 

 

The person giving a sign of allegiance to President Trump is the killer here. He called him a “symbol of white identity.” The language he uses in this manifesto is all about invaders. It is all about invaders, which is similar language to the killer at the synagogue in Pittsburgh and language President Trump used in a campaign ad before the midterm election. 

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If this monster is hearing something in the word “invader,” and the president is using the word, can the president really not do anything? 

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 I’m just showing you what these people are saying, we’re not showing the manifesto, but the title of it is “The Great Replacement.” Where did we hear “replacement”? I heard it in Charlottesville, when those white supremacists were chanting, “Jews will not replace us!” 

People that the president called “very fine people.”

Camerota at one point in her interview said we don’t even need to read between the lines. The shooter connected the dots for us in his manifesto. The Talking Snake Media loves to selectively quote sources to make the object of their hatred, in this case, President Trump, look as bad as humanly possible.

His 77-page manifesto was written in a question/answer style. Here’s the part of the manifesto they want you to know about:

Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?” “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure.

Sounds like a diehard Forever Trumper for sure. The part of the manifest the media refuses to mention and hopes you never find out about (too late!) is this:

“Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?” “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.”

This mention of Trump, in which the shooter repudiates Trump utterly as a policy maker and leader, and only as a “symbol” (in his eyes) of “white identity” rather than its embodiment, is the only mention of Trump in the entire document.

So, we can safely dispatch the theory that Trump is to blame for the shooter. Besides which, what happened to blaming the guy who pulled the trigger? He’s the one who made the plan (evidently with three accomplices, two of whom are also under arrest) and spent the time it took to write the manifesto. I don’t think we need to look any further for our culprit.

What should happen now but will not is that he should receive a speedy and fair trial for the murder of 49 legally innocent people (the same number of victims as the Muslim madman left dead at the Pulse Nightclub in Florida) and the wounding of 48 more. And then he should be publicly executed, with his execution live-streamed to the world. I’m quite sure New Zealand is far too squeamish for that. But if you want to disincentivize other would-be shooters, that’s the way to do it. Otherwise, get prepared for more.

The 28-year-old shooter, a native of Australia, drove to the first mosque (while livestreaming himself saying “Let’s get this party started!”), parked his car, and rummaged around in the trunk until he emerged with a semi-automatic weapon. He entered the mosque and fired randomly, even shooting people who had fallen to the floor a second time.

One newspaper account said (emphasis mine), “He fired into crowds of huddled worshipers, sometimes not even looking where he was shooting, reloading numerous times. When the sound of his gun stopped between magazines, the moaning of wounded people could be heard until the shots began again…Tarrant then walked outside and appeared to fire on at least two targets, returned to his car and swapped his shotgun for a rifle. Returning to the mosque” he opened fire again.

This is telling, for it illustrates my point that in this mass shooting as well as many others, the problem is not there were too many guns in the building but too few. The shooter provides numerous opportunities for an armed defender of his fellow “worshipers” to take the shooter down. But alas, there was no one in the mosque who was in a position to do it.

In fact, the attack on the second mosque was cut short when a citizen with a gun starting shooting  at the gunmen. They jumped in their car and took off, with the armed good guy chasing them down and firing them as they drove off. Again, the solution to a bad guy with a gun was a good guy with a gun.

Amazingly, the police in Christchurch didn’t start carrying guns until today, and will do so only for the next week.

And also predictably, as soon as people started sending out “thoughts and prayers,” a flaming socialist was there to condemn it. Said the Notorious AOC “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”

What she, and sadly many Christians along with her, don’t understand is that the first response to any tragedy like this is in fact prayer. But that’s where we start, not where we stop. If the pews aren’t safe, let’s make sure we have armed and trained parishioners in place to stop a mass shooting even before it gets started.

I am reminded of the episode in Joshua 7 in which the elders of Israel had spent all day in prayer. Finally, God says, “All right, that’s enough. It’s time for you to get off your faces and get to work.” The solution to safety for places of public worship is not prayer.  it’s prayer, and a whole bunch of loaded guns. God must be wondering why he gave us the Second Amendment in the first place.

Sadly, Muslim attacks on Western infidels have become so common news doesn’t even cover them, so most people don’t even know about them. It’s like they never happened.

Just this morning I came across two stories of Muslim violence you will never hear about. One was committed by a 33-year-old Libyan Muslim who stabbed two passersby at Milan’s central rail station. The second took place at the funeral of woman who had been murdered by a Muslim alien. Just before her funeral service began, one man stood up, raised his arms to the heavens, and shouted “Allahu akbar.”

Religion of peace indeed.

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Bryan Fischer is the Director of Issue Analysis at the American Family Association. He has degrees from Stanford University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He pastored for 25 years in Idaho, where he served as the chaplain of the Idaho state senate and co-authored Idaho's marriage amendment. He came to AFA in 2009.

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