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    My challenge to Charles Lemos

    My challenge to Charles Lemos

    I’m used to left-wing bloggers distorting what I write, which is why I rarely respond. 

    But I was disappointed to read Charles Lemos of MyDD, one of the less crazy of the genre, write the following on Saturday morning:

    In fact even before all the facts were established, right wing bloggers like Michelle Malkin and William Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection were doing all they [sic] assign blame on Islam as a whole and engage in willful hateful misinformation.

    Michelle Malkin is fully capable of defending herself.  As for the attack by Lemos on me, the assertion by Lemos that my linked post (or any of my other posts on the Oslo shooting) “assign blame on Islam as a whole” or contain “misinformation” (whether willful, hateful or otherwise), is flat out untrue.

    My post linked by Lemos, written after widespread media reports that an al-Qaeda group had claimed responsibility, quoted a Norwegian blogger and The New York Times on the threats against Norway.  In an update to that post I noted that there were reports that al-Qaeda was not responsible and that it might be a “lone wolf style attack and right-wing group targeting the labour party.”

    In another post later in the day (and several hours before Lemos wrote his accusation), I reported the arrest of the Norwegian shooter and expressed regret at having not taken the media reports of an al-Qaeda connection with “a grain of salt.”  [Added]  The information in that latter post addressed pre-existing threats by Islamic radicals, which is a term used by, among others, Barack Obama

    So my challenge to Lemos is to back up your name calling, or issue a retraction of the accusations in your post.

    [Note:  I have e-mailed this post to Lemos, to make sure he was aware of the challenge.  Also, the “added” sentence was corrected to reflect that it was used in my last post on the shootings.]

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    LukeHandCool | July 25, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Ugly fingers are being pointed at Jennifer Rubin, too.

    What kind of crazy, mass-delusional world are we living in?

    It’s like you’re living in London early in 1941 during the period of the Blitz and you hear explosions one night and a large group of your fellow countrymen think you’re crazy and dangerous because you stop what you’re doing and utter the words, “I wonder if those explosions are being caused by the Nazis. I think, chances are, it’s the Luftwaffe.”

    Well, the next day when the sun comes up, it turns out that some bombs accidentally went off at a nearby munitions factory. But … you … you jumped to the conclusion that it just had to be the Nazis, you dangerous, hateful person, you.

    LukeHandCool (who wonders why Sarah Palin’s infamous map had crosshairs over Oslo).

    The mere fact El Profesor is seeking validation or a retraction from a lefty blogger proves Jacobson is racist. There is no need for me to explain how racism is determined by these posts because those who readily understand racism see it, while inferior folk simply have no clue.


     
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    caambers | July 25, 2011 at 7:12 am

    As I remember, when initial reports were first coming out AQ did claim responsibility. All muslims may not be terrorists, but in the last 40 years, the overwhelming majority of terrorist acts against western interests have been committed by muslims. It wasn’t a stretch to speculate this was an AQ operation given the recent events in Oslo, the MO, plus the AQ claim. It’s not racism when you take available facts that match previous incidents and speculate. Some people really need to understand what racism/bigotry really is and stop applying it to anything that hurts their wittle feelwings. One thing that’s a big difference in how those who were incorrect in their initial analysis is the retractions and condemnation of this sick individual’s actions. Contrast that with the continuing narrative by those on the left that Loughner was a crazed right-winger–even when those who were familiar with him had come forward with information that he was a left-wing moonbat. Liberals never let facts get in the way of their political agenda.


     
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    Awing1 | July 25, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Useless partisan diatribe. Anyone who argues this didn’t look like Islamic extremist terrorism at first is either a liar or a fool. I hate the vitriolic language against Islam as much as anyone, too me it absolutely seems racist, but this really did look like Islamic terror. How many other major rightwing attacks have included multiple separate incidences in the same day? Unlike Islamic terror, rightwing terrorists tend to be lone wolfs, because the right wing ideology doesn’t readily lend itself to violence. One crazy person has trouble finding others that are willing to give their lives for the cause, and even fewer who are willing to kill their own countrymen in the name of it. That is not the case with Islamic terror, as is well documented.
    So considering the circumstances, and that the professor posted an update essentially retracting the earlier post and admitting he’d gone to fast before the liberal posted, this seems to me just another useless partisan attack.


     
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    TheLastBrainLeft | July 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Notice that the ability to post comments to that article has been disabled. What a coward.


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