From Nashville to San Bernardino, ignoring victims and excusing terrorists.
“Our hearts go out to the trans community as they are under attack right now.”
That was Biden White House press secretary Karine Saint-Pierre, several days after Audrey Hale murdered Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, Mike Hill, 61, William Kinney, 9, Katherine Koonce, 60, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Hallie Scruggs, nine years old and the daughter of Covenant Presbyterian pastor Chad Scruggs. By any standard, this mass murder, committed in the run-up to “Trans Vengeance Day,” was an act of terrorism.
Biden press secretary Karine Saint-Pierre did not name or condemn Audrey Hale, a woman who thought she was a man. The White House mouthpiece also failed to name a single victim, including Mike Hill, who was black. No word from Saint-Pierre whether Hale could have been motivated by racism.
The Nashville mourners might be hard-pressed to find a similar demonstration of indulgence for terrorism and callousness toward their victims. Something similar took place on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California.
That day, employees of the Inland Regional Center gathered for a holiday party. A National Police Foundation report explains what happened.
“Suddenly, a door swung open and a person clad in all black, with a mask shielding his or her face, stepped inside, wielding what appeared to be an automatic rifle. Without saying a word, the person, now believed to be [Syed] Farook, opened fire.” Then Tashfeen Malik followed.
“She also wore all black and entered the room shooting. Together, the shooters fired more than 100 rounds.” The shooters then “hastily departed, heading out to a black SUV they had parked just outside, leaving behind a chaotic scene of noise, fear, and pain.” And death.
American-born Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, a green-card holder born in Pakistan, murdered Robert Adams, Isaac Amianos, Bennetta Betbadal, Harry Bowman, Sierra Clayborn, Juan Espinoza, Aurora Godoy, Shannon Johnson, Larry Daniel Kaufman, Damien Meins, Tin Ngyen, Nicholas Thalasinos, Yvette Velasco, and Michael Wetzel.
Isaac Amanios, 60, immigrated from Eritrea to California in 2000 to escape violence and repression. Bennetta Betbadal, 46, fled to America with her family to “escape Islamic extremism and the persecution of Christians that followed the Iranian Revolution.”
California’s state attorney general at the time was Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and girlfriend of Democrat queenmaker Willie Brown. In a December 17 statement Harris said, “we must seek justice for those who lost their lives in the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.” How, exactly, the victims “lost their lives,” the attorney general did not explain.
Harris warned of “the dangers of Islamophobic rhetoric” but failed to name Farook and Malik and offered no insight on what motivated the pair to kill 14 people and wound more than 22 others. Their victims included African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics, but no word from the attorney general whether Farook and Malik could have been motivated by racism.
Harris failed to name any of the victims and by all indications did not meet with any of the families. Harris did appear in public with officials from the Muslim Public Affairs Council and CAIR. Hussam Ayloush, CAIR’S Los Angeles director, said “Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric by certain public figures has made Muslim communities an easy target for hate crimes.” Attorney General Harris, Ayloush added, “exemplified leadership” by addressing “the spike in hate crimes against American Muslims and other minorities.”
Two Muslims massacre 14 innocents, but for Kamala Harris, Muslims are the real victims of hate crimes. In 2015, the problem was “Islamophobia,” as the late Christopher Hitchens said, a word “created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons.” In this case, “Islamophobia” served as an incantation to ward off any criticism of jihadist violence.
In Nashville, the problem was “transphobia,” an incantation to ward off exposure of trans violence toward Christians. As in San Bernardino, Kamala Harris failed to name or condemn the shooter, failed to name a single victim, and failed to call the mass murder a hate crime or act of domestic terrorism.
A stepmother to husband Doug Emhoff’s two children, Kamala Harris did not attend any funerals of the Nashville murder victims. On the other hand, Harris did take the time to meet with Democrats ousted from the Tennessee legislature, and Biden invited them to the White House. No relative of the Nashville victims received a similar invitation.
This fearful symmetry has a back story, the fundamental transformation of America promised by the composite character David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. He changed the terrorist threat from radical Islamists to his domestic opposition, the people who go to church, value their constitutional rights, and remain skeptical of government power. The Biden Junta continues the process.
As he made clear last September 1, Biden regards the greatest threat as those who want America to be great. The Delaware Democrat is uncritical of trans militants out for “vengeance” against people like Evelyn Dieckhaus, Mike Hill, William Kinney, Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak, and Hallie Scruggs.
Look for more attacks like Nashville, followed by more loathsome responses from Joe Biden, Kamala Karris, and Karine Jean-Pierre. As she said, “our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now.” For those grieving in Nashville, and people across the country, it’s a moment of clarity.
Biden’s initial statement decried “senseless acts of violence,” but he named no victims and failed to identify or condemn Audrey Hale. Compare the statement of vice president Biden after Islamic terrorist Nidal Hasan gunned down 13 Americans at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. The victims included Pvt. Francheska Velez, who was pregnant, and pleaded for the life of “my baby.”
Joe Biden expressed sympathy for “the brave soldiers who fell” but failed to name or condemn the terrorist who killed them. In a similar style, the vice president failed to name a single victim and called the mass murder a “senseless tragedy.”
When innocents, including children, fall to Islamic and transgender terrorists, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won’t even say their names. Meanwhile, at this writing Nashville police and the FBI still refuse to release Audrey Hale’s manifesto, the best evidence of her motive for the mass murder in Nashville on March 27.