There’s a lot that can be said about the execution-style murder of two police officers in New York this weekend.
Much of it has to do with the culture of racial hatred that liberals have been creating for years, and particularly in the last few months since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
Remember several years ago when Democrat Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot, and how liberals blamed some sort of culture of violence allegedly created by Sarah Palin because she had posted a map showing targets on several congress members’ districts?
Yet you won’t hear any liberals admitting any shared responsibility in the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Months of angry protests, looting and rhetoric aimed at inciting violence seems a lot more substantial than a political graphic posted on some website, yet somehow conservatives are seen as extremists, and marchers chanting “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” are virtually ignored.
Ultimately, the blame for the officers’ deaths is on the shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a violent man with an arrest record as long as his arm, who is believed to have shot his girlfriend before killing the officers, then killing himself.
Brinsley used social media to announce that he was seeking “revenge” for the deaths of Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police.
He also used social media to proclaim himself a Muslim and quote a Koranic passage that is a favorite of Islamists.
Brinsley also noted on his Instagram account that he wanted to attend the Al-Farooq Mosque, the same mosque attended previously by “The Blind Sheik” who masterminded the first World Trade Center bombing. The mosque has been dubbed by the New York Times a “Terror Icon.”
Was Brinsley “just” insane, homicidal, vengeful, fanatical about Islam? It’s amazing how often two or more of those go together hand-in-hand. It’s unlikely he voted for Romney.
Among Brinsley’s other social media postings were an entry wishing readers an “Eid Mubarak,” and another showing a burning American flag along with a rant about mistreatment of “our people in America.”
The NYPD investigators insist they have found no religious motivation for the shooting. Time will tell.