As Twitchy has reported, people have been awfully defensive about reports that the terrorist who killed eight people in New York City on Halloween yelled “Allahu Akbar” after getting out of the rented truck he used to run down cyclists in a bike lane.
It’s a common phrase among Muslims — maybe he was mentally ill or disgruntled and just shouted it at random?
The hot takes on “Allahu Akbar” keep coming, this one courtesy of Nathan Lean, author of “The Islamophobia Industry”:
It doesn’t matter whether the NYC shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar” or “I love fried chicken.” Makes no difference in terms of impact/deaths.
— Nathan Lean (@nathanlean) October 31, 2017
But makes a HUGE difference in what it tells us about their motivation. https://t.co/CrJox1wuRY
— Josh O'Brien (@JoshOBrienVideo) November 1, 2017
It gives you a clue as to the killer's motivation. That's important. It matters.
— IAIN (@PhTScot) November 2, 2017
Makes no difference in terms of deaths, clearly makes a difference in terms of motivation https://t.co/Gj3E2dpgi3
— Tyrone Biggums (@NoahCracky) October 31, 2017
Yes, if there's one thing that's irrelevant to murder it's the motives of the murderer https://t.co/RmUc5hxcGA
— Ben Sixsmith (@BDSixsmith) November 1, 2017
It’s called motive – It’s a well known legal term on both sides of the Atlantic. His motive was political/religious defined by what he was shouting – his motivation means that it’s ‘terrorism’ instead of ‘mere’ mass murder. https://t.co/FZ5tiQNokJ
— David Videcette (@DavidVidecette) November 2, 2017
Of course it does
It provides a motive
With a motive you can map out patterns
You need a pattern to formulate an effective prevention plan https://t.co/yAZpJ1HjFc
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) November 1, 2017
If you yelled that you love fried chicken while running people over with a truck in the name of fried chicken it would give us a motive https://t.co/6uXZfZpHr0
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) November 2, 2017
Excuse me? We're at war with ISIS not bloody KFC. https://t.co/Yb0XFfmOTN
— Ricky (@What_Ricky_Said) November 1, 2017
People don't scream "I love fried chicken!" in adherence to a religion that encourages the murder of non-believers. Try again. https://t.co/WPymiLjXka
— The Dirty Infidel ? (@TheDirtyInfidel) November 1, 2017
We must awaken to the threat of radical fried-chicken terror. https://t.co/9dq776aYTe
— ???? 킹백수 (@KingBaeksu) November 2, 2017
This guy is working very hard to make you feel sameness to Muslims. Why? https://t.co/ksfzznRJVj
— Dixie??Mike (@BonnieBlueMike) November 2, 2017
If it was a white man killing POC and screaming racist epithets you'd be all over it. https://t.co/rf1gBlGvgw
— General John Galt (@whois_John_Galt) November 2, 2017
If they shouted “DEUS VULT” and ran over a group of Muslims it’d be 24/7 coverage.
Spare me your false equivalencies, Nate. https://t.co/uyTI3ZwwE9
— Culture Warlord (@NoSlackDelta) November 2, 2017
If a white guy was shouting "Sieg Heil" while murdering a black guy I bet it would matter then. https://t.co/0te4B0HwCN
— Count Dankula (@CountDankulaTV) November 1, 2017
The stupidity and the disconnect to reality is staggering https://t.co/sIqkaq6Ydj
— RedDevil ? (@Snakeeater36) November 2, 2017
On behalf of the "I really should not be verified" community, I want to apologise for this tweet https://t.co/gTanNFzZJX
— Charlie Peters (@CDP1882) November 1, 2017
This is, in a strong field, one of the most stupid tweets I have ever seen in my life. https://t.co/R0g3C8fILl
— Adam Whittaker (@astronomeradam) November 1, 2017
you should probably leave the planet https://t.co/BwEsvMHJ0d
— Ubiquitousidiot (@ubiquitousidiot) November 1, 2017
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