“The enemy is now and has always been the four threats of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism and militarism. These forces and not Islam create terrorism.” Black Lives Matter
Just when you thought nobody could top the Obama administration’s penchant for denial about Islamic terrorism, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) folks did just that.
Despite Muslim gunman Omar Mateen’s stated motive in a 911 call that he murdered dozens of people at a homosexual Orlando nightclub in the name of Allah, Islam, and the Islamic State, Black Lives Matter posted this:
Despite the media’s framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest.
By religious extremism, they mean Christians and Jews who oppose the Obama administration’s bizarre agenda, such as the order to school districts to open the girls’ restrooms and locker rooms to boys. Also, Christians and Jews who oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Also, the entire capitalist economy that produced the technology that allows the BLM folks to spew their unbridled contempt for America on their website.
“Those who seek to profit from our deaths hope we will forget who our real enemy is, and blame Muslim communities instead,” BLM states in an homage to the 49 killed in the June 12 massacre.
But we will never forget… We will fight for you. We will not allow a false narrative of ‘Islamic terrorism’ to be dictated by white supremacists and corporate media. We know it was bullets and bigotry that killed you.
If you’re wondering who’s behind all those BLM folks at Trump and anti-police rallies bearing signs and abusing attendees, a visit to the BLM site and a “Herstory” essay by Alicia Garza leave no doubt:
I created #BlackLivesMatter with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, two of my sisters, as a call to action for Black people after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was post-humously [sic] placed on trial for his own murder and the killer, George Zimmerman, was not held accountable for the crime he committed.
Below that is another essay, “The Theft of Black Queer Women’s Work,” lamenting that others have borrowed the Black Lives Matter term for their own purposes.
Well, no matter. Let’s conclude with BLM’s main theme for the week:
The enemy is now and has always been the four threats of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and militarism. These forces and not Islam create terrorism.
Sounds like the opening line for a speaker coming to a campus near you.
Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union.