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Why hasn’t the left tried to exploit the Santa Monica shootings?

June 9, 2013

 We see it time and time again: Every time some madman opens fire on innocent people the Democrats almost immediately use the tragedy to push for gun control laws and the all too willing media quickly jump on board to begin pushing the government’s propaganda. Where most of us see tragedy the left sees opportunity.

  We saw it with the Virginia Tech shooting, and we saw it when Gabby Giffords was shot, and we saw it when a madman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater. Most recently we saw it in the Newtown school shooting so I fully expected we would once again see it when a man opened fire in Santa Monica the other day and killed five people.

  In fact I thought they would go even further than that because I expected to hear the left blame the Republicans and the conservatives in the Congress for the shooting because they failed to pass gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown shooting, but to this point–with the exception of Henry Waxman–we haven’t heard a word about it and I found that to be quite curious indeed. It isn’t like the left to let a good crisis go to waste, so why are they not speaking out and trying to exploit this shooting?

    It turns out the shooter’s name was John Zawahri, he is of Middle Eastern descent (reportedly Lebanese)  and his next of kin all happen to be out of the country at this time. That is all we know about Zawahri at this point, we do not know if he was a Muslim and we do not know the motive although it is being reported it was possibly over the divorce of his parents.

  Could it really be so simple? Is the mere fact that this man may have been a Muslim enough to silence the left and the media and stop them from once again exploiting a shooting for political purposes? Could it be true that the left isn’t interested in exploiting this story because of the slight possibility that this shooting could be tied to the religion of peace they are afraid if they do so they would unwittingly shine a light on a problem they refuse to believe still exists? After all, this is the regime that classified the Fort Hood shooting as workplace violence in order to hide from the truth.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2013 7:21 pm

    I hadn’t heard this about the Santa Monica shooter. You bet, the MSM doesn’t want the fact that he is a muslim highlighted in any way. Certainly would explain their silence.


    • June 9, 2013 7:24 pm

      And that is why you hadn’t heard about this. The left is silent because they fear this will come back to haunt them in the end.


  2. June 9, 2013 8:38 pm

    They’re also not exploiting it because it happened in California, the State with the most draconian gun control measures. If this had happened in Mississippi, Tennessee, or some of those places they hate, they would be exploiting it day and night.


  3. June 9, 2013 8:46 pm

    Only when I found out he was a Muslim did I fully understand why even FOX News wasn’t identifying the killer. THE INTIMIDATING PC TYRANNY IS IN FULL OPERATIONAL MODE. THe media knows no shame and is completely disconnected from reality and principle. Useful idiots each and every one.


    • DSides permalink
      June 9, 2013 11:25 pm

      You give the liberal media too much credit. They’re just idiots, nothing useful about them!


    • June 10, 2013 5:39 am

      We don’t know if he is a Muslim or not, but the mere fact he has a Muslim sounding name was apparently enough to silence them.


  4. June 9, 2013 9:28 pm

    I hadn’t thought of that, Steve. But, now that you mentionit I suspect you are right. Cowards all!


    • June 10, 2013 5:41 am

      The silence on this had me baffled because of the way the left has reacted to all of these incidents in the past, and this is the only thing I could come up with.


  5. June 10, 2013 1:24 am

    Eh . . . I’ve heard his name reported, but it’s only been a couple of days. Give the story time to develop and facts to come out. I notice that Steve himself in the post said “That is all we know about Zawahri at this point, we do not know if he was a Muslim and we do not know the motive although it is being reported it was possibly over the divorce of his parents.” Some posters have amplified on this here by simply assuming that the shooter was a Muslim. All I’ve heard of him so far is that he is supposed to have been fascinated by guns. So I kept my mouth shut. I can wait for facts, but apparetnly some here prefer to fabricate their own.

    Take good care, and may God bless us all!



  6. Alex permalink
    June 10, 2013 11:01 am

    No way he is Muslim. His name is John and his brother’s name is Christopher. Just another sick boy with guns.


  7. June 10, 2013 4:20 pm

    Steve, I don’t know what the implication was of your statement that the shooter’s next of kin were out of the country, but it it turns out to be the case, it’s because he apparently killed his father and brother just prior to going out to kill others.

    As to whether he’s Muslim or not, still no word from the press, but keep in mind that even though he has an Islamic-sounding last name, he and his brother had Christian given names.

    Take good care and may God bless us all!



    • June 10, 2013 7:40 pm

      TGY, the point of this post was focusing on the media. As I said in the post and in a few comments, we do not know if he is or is not a Muslim and even if it turns out that he is there is no evidence at this point that this was some type of Jihad.
      When the Fort Hood attack and the marathon bombing happened the media and the president told us not to jump to conclusions, but when Gabby Giffords was shot, and in the cases of the theater shooting and the Newtown school shooting the media quickly jumped to conclusions and in my opinion the reason for the differing coverage is obvious and that is the point I was trying to make.
      The man has a Muslim sounding name and all of his relatives are out of the country and I think these two issues together helped the media to determine they should cover this as they did the Fort Hood and Newtown shootings just in case it turns out he is a Mulim, that was the only implication of my statement which you questioned. Rereading it I can see where you could think there was more to it than that, but I was trying to highlight the differing ways the media covers the stories depending on who it perceives committed the atrocities.


  8. June 10, 2013 6:58 pm

    1. He’s a Muslim
    2. He’s a Muslim
    3. He’s a Muslim

    The LEFT won’t criticize ANY Muzzie because it just would fit their idea of ultimate political correctness, and, they are afraid of the Muzzies because Muzzies WILL strike them dead at ANY opportunity… It’s called *appeasement*…

    Oh, did I mention? He’s a Muslim…



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