(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
First watch this ad
That was Dan Fanelli, Rep. Alan Grayson’s GOP opponent in this years election. He is, as of this report, still an asshole
Now read this
On May 10th, a middle-aged man carried a can of gasoline and a pipe bomb into the Jacksonville Islamic Center of Northeast Florida during evening prayers and detonated it.
Wait, May 10th? That was a week ago! Why am I just hearing about this now?
the Jacksonville Islamic Center of Northeast Florida
Oh, wait . . .
Video provided by the FBI shows a white, middle aged man carrying a gasoline canister around the islamic center.
More below the fold
In all fairness, local media in Florida have reported on this incident, the national media, not so much.
“It was a dangerous device, and had anybody been around it they could have been seriously injured or killed,” says Special Agent James Casey. “We want to sort of emphasize the seriousness of the thing and not let people believe that this was just a match and a little bit of gasoline that was spread around.”
Casey says surveillance video from the Islamic Center shows the arsonist carrying gasoline and the pipe bomb. When the explosive went off, parts of it were found 100 feet away on 9A.
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Thank goodness, no one was hurt.
Now, does anyone remember Dan Fanelli’s ad from the beginning of this diary? The clown running against Alan Grayson who ran the ad saying that terrorists are muslims and we should be able to racially profile them? And then suddenly some white guy BOMBS A FUCKING MOSQUE?
See, the guy running against Grayson who runs ads that say “Muslim=Terrorist” and claims that if you send him to Washington Muslims won’t be able to get on planes probably looks like a racist asshole, but when a middle aged white guy commits an act of violence that is now being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime and a possible act of domestic terrorism, the guy who ran that ad not only looks like a racist asshole, but there is a good chance that the guy who took out that ad INSPIRED the thing.
And where is the National media on this? Where is Fox, or CNN, or even MSNBC?
Because this story doesn’t fit in with the narrative that all terrorist acts are committed by Muslims who hate us for our freedom, cause nothing says Terrorist Act like attempting to kill strangers in a crowd with explosives.
No, terrorism NEVER happens to Muslims, nor is it EVER committed by white people, not even if they are charged with sedition against the government and plan to kill police officers and then attack the funeral, not if they fly planes into IRS buildings and kill people, not if they assassinate people at a church, not even if they are Glenn Beck fans who fear FEMA camps and are arrested outside of a military base with an XM-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and 500 rounds of ammunition.
No, not of that is terrorism. White people do not commit acts of terrorism, so says the conventional wisdom, so says Dan Fanelli and the traditional corporate media. Not even when a white, middle aged guy bombs a Muslim place of worship and the FBI are investigating.
I could go on and on, because I am pissed, but instead of ranting more I will simply post a link where you can donate to Rep. Alan Grayson.
I offer this as my apology to the Muslim world for the actions of a few fanatic and extremist white people. I hope you do not judge all white people based on the actions of the few violent fanatics among us.
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Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com