Loretta Lynch’s biggest fear as a prosecutor
Hint: it’s not Islamic terrorism
Violent actions against Muslims in the US are Loretta Lynch’s biggest fear as a prosecutor:
With terrorist attacks in Paris and a shooting spree in California prompting alarm on the part of many Americans, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that her “greatest fear” is that expressions of anti-Muslim sentiment will lead to attacks on Muslims in the U.S.
“The fear that you have just mentioned is in fact my greatest fear as a prosecutor, as someone who is sworn to the protection of all of the American people, which is that the rhetoric will be accompanied by acts of violence,” Lynch told a dinner hosted by a Muslim civil rights organization. “My message to not just the Muslim community but to the entire American community is: we cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.”
During her remarks to the Muslim Advocates dinner, Lynch did not address the mass shooting at an office party in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday in which 14 people were killed.
The Muslim Advocates dinner at which she made the remarks on Thursday, December 3. The shootings had occurred early on Wednesday, the previous day. At the Muslim Advocates dinner, Lynch also “said she was troubled by legislative proposals to cut off the admission of refugees from Syria and other countries considered prone to Islamic radicalism.”
Of course innocent Muslims residing in this country should be defended against crimes, violent or otherwise. It is certainly a valid concern. But, as in the months after 9/11, the number of such attacks is relatively low and the majority seem to be offenses such as vandalism and “intimidation” rather than serious violence to the person. That a backlash against Muslims would be Loretta Lynch’s greatest fear at this point is a troubling priority.
By the way, the latest FBI report on so-called “hate crime” statistics in the US found that Jews are the most frequent targets. In 2014, for example (the most recent year for which I could find more detailed information), the numbers on religiously-motivated hate crimes were as follows, as reported by the FBI:
Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,092 offenses reported by law enforcement [in 2014]. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:
58.2 percent were anti-Jewish.
16.3 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
6.1 percent were anti-Catholic.
4.7 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
2.6 percent were anti-Protestant.
1.2 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.
11.0 percent were anti-other (unspecified) religion
The Jewish population of the US is estimated to be about 2.2%. The Muslim population of the US is difficult to know and estimates differ, but in 2010 it was thought to be approximately .9%. Although it is logical to assume it is somewhat larger now, even if we use that 2010 figure it appears that Jews are still proportionately more likely than Muslims to be the victims of actions motivated by hatred of their religion.
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Maybe she should say that to the people who were wounded in San Bernardino, and to the families who will be mourning their loved ones. Apparently she has no shame, let alone, intelligence. SOS, different tragedy.
She’s gotta protect this demonic mind-control cult that disguises itself as religion! If commie hispanics started going around slaughtering folks in the name of Che, we’d shut them down. I don’t see a distinction.
There needs to be 24/7 surveillance of their jihad cult centers, a.k.a., mosques, a moratorium on immigration, immediate deportation for non-citizen cult members, and no gun permits for cult members.
Implement that, Loretta, or sit back and wait for more San Bernardinos.
AG Lynch bemoans her “greatest fear as a prosecutor, as someone who is sworn to the protection of all of the American people, which is that the rhetoric will be accompanied by acts of violence,…”
Hello? Hello? AG Lynch, come in AG Lynch. Radicalized Islamists “will be accompanied by acts of violence.” Of this there is a profusion of proof.
AG Lynch and BHO would do ‘good’ Muslims a big favor by naming the ‘bad’ ideological based Muslims as “radicalized Muslims” or “fanatical Muslims”. The adults in the world know the difference.
But those adjectives hit too close to home, don’t they Obama?
“The adults in the world know the difference.” – Do we really? Can we?
Since they all take their guidance from the same Koran and revere the same “prophet,” we can never know which of the “good” (or “moderate”) Muslims might someday become more devout and perform jihad directly — instead of just giving the obligatory zagat, a portion of which supports jihad, or following CAIR’s instructions not to cooperate with the FBI when it’s trying to investigate “extremism.”
A spokesman from the San Bernardino terrorist’s mosque said there was NO extremism at the mosque, and he specifically included Rihaz Farook. In other words, Farook was just a normal Muslim. And the way a Muslim defines “extremism” may not be the same as a non-Muslim’s understanding.
As far as they are concerned, an extremist Muslim is one who won’t kill Jews and Christians.
Precisely. A radical moslem is one that is peaceful, an apostate.
Jennifer, i get the impression that you, like me, are an orthodox Christian. Would you ever describe yourself as “radical” or extremist because you believe and try to live out the text as written? If you would not, then why would you so describe any Muslim of a like mind?
There are no Islamic radicals; there are true believers. There is no radical Islam; there is just Islam. Muslims are busy lying to us because we have swallowed whole the big lie that Islam ia a ROP, and Muslims are being radicalized. They are not. They are following their book and the man who began their ideology in blood and terror.
I see no value in playing the term game that the Obama admin is already playing.
I think we can agree that there will always be Muslims and Christians for that matter that will parse and infuse scriptures to mean what they want it to mean.
There will be nominal Muslims who wear the full armor burkas and then shed them for western clothes in the bathroom as soon as the airplane ascends leaving Saudi Arabia’s Dharahan airport’s airspace. I have been there and have seen this.
By AG Lynch saying that those who do not read into the Qu’ran violent means to an end they will be welcomed here, she is allowing for one and excluding the so-called ‘radicalized’ version.
Right now, though, she is way off the mark. She and the Progressive papist NYT are preaching the Obama/Progressive doctrine which makes guns the object of derision and not the intents of what is now called ‘radicalized” undocumented (by Obama) terrorists.
Juba, I think we both agree that Islam is a false religion. It is a religion of a spurious rambling incoherent book. The Qu’ran is interpreted by whoever is in power – one man. I see it as an Arab version of ‘truth’ so that the Arab world didn’t have to worship a Jewish Messiah (see the Isaac and Ishmael split).
Christianity is a Person. The Book, both Testaments, describes God’s purposes, His promises and his plans for us. And yes, the Bible is also interpretive but Christians are given the Spirit of Christ as the Interpreter. Still, both groups – all men – have free will and therefore can chose to do evil at any time. Terminology then becomes moot.
Well, isn’t that precious. Let’s see – which religion group has fanatics running around lopping off heads, knifing people to death, blowing up people with homemade bombs, and flying planes into buildings? I’ll give you a hint: it ain’t the Ladies’ Aid Society at your local Christian church.
If Muslims fear a “backlash,” they need to do a better job of denouncing their co-religionists.
Hypothetical question for Lynch: IF (*big* if) it had been a group of “Christians” who had been responsible for a mass shooting or other massacre, would you have been so quick to urge people not to overreact, fearing a backlash against Christians? Somehow I suspect you would rather have welcomed that scenario as a “wonderful opportunity” to crack down on that pesky 1st Amendment thing ~
It’s called “evil,” and it tries very hard to look normal. Indeed, radical Islam exhibits all of the traits of evil. As psychiatrist Scott Peck’s book, “People of the Lie” suggests (a terrific book that I highly recommend), evil is always convinced that it is “right” or “righteous” or “good” and works hard to maintain that appearance. It projects evil onto others (scapegoating). It is strong-willed, controlling and intolerant. And it hides it motives by confusing others with lies and “magical thinking” (think 72 virgins for Allah’s martyrs).
—Elizabeth Price Foley on InstaPundit
Collectivism and Jihadism are two peas in the evil pod. “Magic thinking”, as demonstrated throughout the Barracula regime, will get LOTS of people killed.
We’ve only just begun to see that, world-wide.
Lynch should be impeached.
Islam has exhibited the traits of evil ever since a psychopathic caravan raider pronounced his own megalomania and bloodlust and perversion to be endorsed and commanded by the deity, and instructed his followers that plunder and conquest and the taking of sex slaves were a holy obligation, for which they would be abundantly rewarded in the great bordello in the sky.
It is the original, orthodox Islam that tricked up evil as righteousness.
Many of the people conquered by jihad have attempted to turn that hideous creed into something decent and spiritual. But the evil remains at the root (Latin “radix,” from which we get “radical”) as long as Mohammed is venerated as the sacrosanct exemplar and the Koran is regarded as unquestionable in every letter — except for the weirdly contradictory doctrine of abrogation, according to which allah changed his mind and overrode the peaceful verses with those commanding violence toward infidels.
For this reason, and because Islam has an explicitly totalitarian aim to take over the whole world by force and deceit if necessary, it is folly to treat Islam as a religion like any other except for a few radicals. Within “infidel” societies, Islam must be subversive by its very nature.
“Moslems Fear Backlash from Tomorrow’s Bombing!”
They have nothing to fear. Loretta is here.
She’s got their backs. We’ll have to have cover our own.
Actually, this comment by AG Lynch makes perfect sense if it’s looked at from the right perspective.
AG Lynch fears anti-Muslim reaction because then the Justice Department would have to begin actually prosecuting those individuals. The fear then becomes “what happens when an anti-Muslim attacker is found not guilty?” because the Defense Attorney involved finds out that the Mosque or individuals attacked ~actually~ harbored anti-American sentiment, and manages to present that information to the Jury. This becomes even more dangerous if the Muslims attacked are Black.
AG Lynch also (rightly) fears the coming Race War (and make no mistake, it IS coming). Ferguson was a mere precursor. What AG Lynch fears is a riot type situation breaking out in one of the Poor, Black communities where the population is actually large (like Philadelphia, Chicago or possibly Atlanta). Someplace where the smart Black population has already fled after figuring out that it’s not ~RAAAACISSSMMMM~ that’s keeping the community down, but the community’s own choices regarding social structure, family ties, thug/gang life, and drug use. Shame is a tool that the majority of the Black Community has forgotten how to use.
When THAT conflict ignites its going to take the ARMY (not merely the deployment of National Guard) to quell it. All those “Black Lives Matter” thugs are GOING to eventually realize that the changes they demand are impossible under the current structure of the economy, because what they want can ONLY be had under a planned, totalitarian regime. BLM is going to realize that they don’t have the population to vote what they want into office, and the populace realizes that what BLM is demanding is lunacy of the most base order.
When that happens, BLM is going to realize it’s natural ally is ISIS / Radical Islamic Terrorists, for the only way they can change the system is through outright destruction.
I anticipate serious upset when some folks wake up in January 2017 to discover that the president is no longer a flaming racist black. Shortly thereafter the papers will be publishing statistics about the number of wonderful black public servants in the obama administration being replaced by whitey.
I really used to think that the people who thought Obama was a Muslim, now I’m not too [email protected] sure.
I confess to being one of those, being 100% convinced after obama’s “my muslim faith” comment in 2008. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=2008+obama+my+muslim+faith&view=detail&mid=E0F3C685D393BCF60CF5E0F3C685D393BCF60CF5&FORM=VIRE4
In a court of law obama’s statement would have been entitled to great weight, and his buddy Stephanopolous’ interruption would have been slapped down by a judge.
Again: There simply is no way that those words could slip out of the mouth of a Christian.
And gee I had hoped her biggest fear would be convicting an innocent man but them I remembered Baltimore .
News flash DOJ. It’s not fear, it is anger. Islam is a supremacist religion and deserves the same respect as Nazis, skinheads, and the KKK. They seem to believe murdering infidels is fine as long as you yell “allahu akbar” during the process. An infidel is anyone not an islamist, the entire rest of the world.
When is the last time the “religion of peace” was not in conflict with someone? Islam vs Israel, Sunni vs Shia, Iraq vs Iran, Pakistan vs India, Islam vs the west, and on and on. If it is such a great way of life, why are so damn many of them fleeing it???
I do not know the source of this summary:
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
-The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
-The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
-The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
-The U.S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
-The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
-The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
-The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
-The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
-The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
-The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
-The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
-The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
-The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
-The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
-The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
-The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
-The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
-The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
-The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
-The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
-The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
-The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
-The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
-The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims
Think of it:
Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confucians living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM
***SO THIS LEADS TO…
They’re not happy in Gaza
They’re not happy in Egypt
They’re not happy in Libya
They’re not happy in Morocco
They’re not happy in Iran
They’re not happy in Iraq
They’re not happy in Yemen
They’re not happy in Afghanistan
They’re not happy in Pakistan
They’re not happy in Syria
They’re not happy in Lebanon
They’re not happy in Nigeria
They’re not happy in Kenya
They’re not happy in Sudan
***So, where are they happy?…
They’re happy in Australia
They’re happy in England
They’re happy in Belgium
They’re happy in France
They’re happy in Italy
They’re happy in Germany
They’re happy in Sweden
They’re happy in the USA & Canada
They’re happy in Norway & India
They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!
And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves…
THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!
And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will get hammered !!!!
Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR DIRECTIVE
ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION AND A LOT MORE !!!!!!!
I’m sorry, I’m completely stumped…… Any idea who’s causing the problem???
Yeah, Muslims are like the guy who gets canned from every job he’s ever held because he’s a complete jerk, yet he always blames his getting fired on whoever his boss was at the time. I had a brother-in-law like that; he couldn’t keep his job due in large part to his alcoholism, yet it was always his boss who was the “jerk,” don’cha know ~
This is just blatantly false. There has been plenty of Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu violence. Sikhs brought down a plane in Canada. Buddhists ran a terror campaign in Sri Lanka. Hindus have engaged in violence against Sikhs, Buddhists, and Moslems. Islam is not responsible for all the world’s problems.
Watch Joe Walsh, on behalf of many Americans, for sure:
Walsh is a blowhard. He knows very well that he is no danger of being arrested for his speech, and that Lynch did not threaten to do so.
I have strongly and consistently criticized Obama during his entire presidency (and earlier). But that “my Muslim faith” comment was not what you think it was. For an explanation of what was happening there, please see this, this, and this.
Those attempted explanations do not hold water. No Christian would ever utter the words “my muslim faith.” Instead, it would be something like: “has not accused me of being a muslim,” or “has never said that I was a muslim.”
obama said it, and it was changed only because of obama’s buddy doing the “interview.”
Smoking/sniffing/shooting/chewing something, neoneo?
If Obama had misspoken, he would have corrected himself. When has he ever acted inconsistent with his Muslim faith?
He doesn’t prey (to anyone outside himself).
He eats pork.
He’s clean shaven.
His wife and daughters go uncovered.
He (very, very) occasionally attends Christian church services.
Now, you can say this is all deception. You could say the same about me.
Which would be daft. You guys owe Neo an apology.
To the above list, from Rick, you can add the Israel stabbings, Garland Texas, Paris France and San Bernardino California. Probably others too.
Just as long as AG Lynch is aware of the real villain of this season. I expect the following shoot on sight BOLO:
The lookout is for an older male subject with a large build who possibly answers to the name of St. Nick or Santa Claus. He was last seen wearing wire rim glasses, a red & white suit with white gloves, a shiny black belt, and black boots.
The subject was last seen carrying a large red sack while getting into a red older model wood sleigh with vanity plates of “North Pole”.
But, as in the months after 9/11, the number of such attacks is relatively low and the majority seem to be offenses such as vandalism and “intimidation” rather than serious violence to the person.
Were there any verified attacks on Moslems in late 2001? As I recall, all of the highly-publicised attacks turned out to be hoaxes.