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"Right-wingers" absurdly blamed despite suspected killer's leftist beliefs

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Left-wing media outlets wasted no time in blaming Tuesday’s tragic Chapel Hill shooting on their political adversaries after the ideological leanings of suspected shooter Craig Stephen Hicks became apparent.

    Hicks, who is charged with the brutal murders of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was found to be a hardened atheist, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) supporter and Rachel Maddow fan after investigators and reporters began searching for a motive this week.

    According to multiple online news sites such as Salon and Raw Story, who carried an Alternet article entitled “Angry, armed and white: The typical profile of America’s most violent extremists,” Hicks’ ideology is a completely irrelevant point.

    “On Thursday, GOPUSA.com sought to replay that script and portrayed Hicks as a liberal, by reporting his Facebook likes included Rachel Maddow, gay marriage groups, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others,” the article states. “That relabeling is absurd on many levels, because Hicks appears to fit the psychological profile of violent extremists—regardless of their ideological stripes—and that includes many white Americans.”

    Alternet instead argued that the suspected shooter’s white skin and history of gun ownership were the only data points worth examining.

    “Hicks had a state-issued concealed handgun permit and was a ‘champion of Second Amendment rights,’” says the article.

    Using statements from the SPLC, while conveniently ignoring the suspected shooter’s support for the group, the article continued by desperately and falsely connecting Hicks’ to the “radical right.”

    “‘… perpetrators spend many years on the radical right, absorbing extremist ideology, before finally acting out violently,’” an SPLC quote from the article states. “That summation strongly resembles Craig Stephen Hicks.”

    According to the author, the obvious remedy to the horrific incident would be stricter gun control and a greater focus on “right-wingers” by law enforcement.

    Read More At: http://www.infowars.com/liberal-media-suspected-chapel-hill-shooters-leftist-ideology-not-important/

    Chapel Hill Shooting Suspect a Fan of Lefty Hate Group SPLC

    Not only was the murder suspect in the shooting of three young Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C., Feb.10 a vehement atheist, he was also a fan of the Southern Poverty Law Center, as The Weekly Standard pointed out Feb. 11.

    A quick trip to the suspect’s Facebook page reveals that not only was Hicks’ a fan of the SPLC, he was a self-described “militant atheist”- with numerous photos, memes and posts mocking Christianity. Some posts call God a sociopath and call Christianity a “pyramid scheme.”

    Read More At: http://www.mrc.org/articles/chapel-hill-shooting-suspect-fan-lefty-hate-group-splc
    #1 poncho, Feb 15, 2015
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