They don't want you to ask where New Zealand attacker was radicalized
We all know. But it is remarkable that every right-wing provocateur has come out today to demand that we ignore where this man got his hateful ideas from. And of course, their gaslighting is wrapped up in virtue signaling, “starve them of attention” they say, just as they peddle the hate that fuels these attacks.
"Do not share the names of the people who inspired this." https://t.co/saVu23WK2j— Eli Valley (@Eli Valley)1552626966.0
All the right-wing hate peddlers are on the same page:
In fact don’t even mention it. Forget it happened. Go back to demonizing Muslims and immigrants. Repeat. https://t.co/jZZGXdxPBW— Reza Aslan (@Reza Aslan)1552624914.0
Of course, they don’t want you asking questions. They didn’t want you to ask after Norway, or Charleston, or Charlottesville, or Quebec, or Pittsburgh. And now, they don’t want any questions after Christchurch either. And it’s worth asking why?
Agreed, there's no need to share the alleged shooter's name or the video. But the manifesto deserves analysis since… https://t.co/PDcIikf4xd— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1552627372.0
They don’t want you asking these questions, but they will demand that “Ceasar’s wife be above reproach” when a brown woman says something they can misrepresent.
Of course, Donald Trump chose to say the quiet part out loud. Moments after news of the massacre broke, he tweeted out a link to Breitbart, almost exulting at the massacre.
As for the rest, their hypocrisy is blatant and staggering, out in the open for all to see.
Says the guy whose own website ran a piece headlined "7 Things You Need To Know About Orlando Terrorist Omar Mateen… https://t.co/z3cAOudfO2— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan)1552628050.0
Sounds like another way of saying “don’t talk about this at all”, which I’m sure you’d find convenient given the ob… https://t.co/HMaWVQI7jJ— Murtaza M. Hussain (@Murtaza M. Hussain)1552624262.0
And we should let one of our most prominent Muslim leaders have the last word.
Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. This is chilling news to wake up to. In the face of this horror, I’m mourning w… https://t.co/tKQIhqhCDq— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1552655656.0