Governments, media 'trying to obscure motives' of attackersLEO HOHMANN
Are all jihadists, such as Jihadi John, who beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley, clinically insane?
Is “mental illness” the new cover for jihadist attacks on the West?
It certainly seems that way, says a noted expert on jihad.
The latest “mentally unstable” young man to launch a seemingly random attack on unarmed civilians was Zakaria Bulhan, a 19-year-old Somali Muslim who had been resettled in Norway at the age of 5. Bulhan singled out an American woman in London and stabbed her to death Wednesday on a busy square filled with tourists, then injured five others in a stabbing spree before being apprehended.
“Authorities have ascribed jihad terror to mental illness on numerous occasions,” said Robert Spencer, including the Orlando, San Bernardino and Chattanooga attacks in the United States. Sometimes it sticks, but usually, days, weeks or even months later, when few people are still paying attention, the police will retract their earlier statements and admit it was a terrorist attack.
In the case of the Chattanooga attack it took the FBI five months to decide that Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was indeed a jihadist and not simply a mentally disturbed young man who suddenly snapped before shooting to death five unarmed U.S. servicemen.
“What could account for this global outbreak of mental illness that always manifests itself in similar ways?” Spencer told WND in an email. “Authorities should start asking themselves why so many mentally ill people embrace Islamic jihad violence. What are Obama and European leaders doing about this curious epidemic of mental illness among Muslims?”
A profile on a book-rating website in the Norwegian Somali’s name showed an interest in Islamic theology, listing a biography of the Prophet Mohamed and a book of Quran verses and hadiths as recent reads, the Independent reported.
Yet British police remain baffled. They said they continue to “investigate the motives” for the attack, which left 64-year-old Diane Horton bleeding to death on London’s Russell Square. The others injured were an American man, Australian man and woman, an Israeli woman and British man.
Scotland Yard’s first impulse Wednesday was to say the unnamed attacker was “mentally unstable,” a story that was widely reported throughout Europe and on every major TV network in the United States. By the time British authorities released Bulhan’s name on Friday along with the fact that he was a Muslim, the media attention was turned onto other topics of interest, such as the opening of the Olympic Games and Donald Trump’s latest campaign snafus.
And not only was Bulhan a Muslim but a “devout” Muslim, according to his neighbor, who knew him for seven years and told the Daily Mail he saw no evidence of mental illness.
The neighbor, Parmjit Singh, a BBC radio host, said “His mental health problems are a scapegoat. They said he had mental health issues but that was not the boy I knew.”
Even after the attacker was identified as a Somali Muslim whose family had been resettled in Norway when he was 5 years old, there was still a concerted effort by the British authorities and media to blur any ties to Islam.
Scotland Yard said no evidence has been found of radicalization or anything to suggest the attack was “in any way motivated by terrorism,” the Independent reported.
London knife attacker Zakaria Buhlan was born in Somalia and resettled with his family in Norway at the age of 5.
The same reason, mental instability, was given for the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12 by Omar Mateen, a Muslim born in the U.S. of Afghan immigrants.
And the recent attack by a female Somali refugee in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in which the refugee beat a woman with her own American flag, well, you guessed it, she was mentally ill too, the FBI told WND.
The pattern of blaming jihad attacks on mental illness is taking shape throughout the West and involves a concerted effort by globalist politicians and their corrupt media allies, says Spencer, author of JihadWatch blog and author of many books on Sharia and jihad.
Watch Robert Spencer’s short film about the preponderance of “mental illness” among Muslims:
Where does ‘radical Islam’ end and ‘mental illness’ begin?
David Kupelian, author of “The Marketing of Evil, “How Evil Works” and his latest, “The Snapp... asks a poignant question of the British and American authorities.
“In all these cases of jihad-type massacres that the authorities label ‘mental illness,’ we need to ask: Where does ‘radical Islam’ end and ‘mental illness’ begin? And what if they are the same thing?”
For more than 150 years, the most enduring legal standard for claiming innocence by reason of insanity has been the M’Naghten rule – that the perpetrator did not know that his criminal actions were wrong at the time he committed them, Kupelian noted.
“But by that definition, every Islamic terrorist in the world is innocent, since his religious delusions persuade him that not only is it right and moral to massacre innocent men, women and children, but it is mandatory, required by their god as a prerequisite for salvation,” he said.
“As I explore in ‘How Evil Works,’ the Western world is currently in the grip of a massive case of Stockholm syndrome, whereby governments and journalists have essentially befriended the enemy sworn to destroy them,” Kupelian said. “One manifestation of this syndrome is these reflexive, almost comical, efforts by Western authorities to eliminate jihad as a motive, no matter how obvious the truth is to everyone else.”
Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann also believes this trend, if continued, will ultimately lead to total defeat of Western civilization.
“For some time, the knee jerk reactive explanations for jihadist acts of war has been the mental illness defense by government official spokespeople. These people see their role as Islamic apologists,” Bachmann told WND.
“On what basis are these spokespeople so confident in their psychiatric diagnosis? Since when did communications specialists become on-the-spot psychiatrists?” she added. “Somehow, they always rule out the obvious Islamic motivation for terror.
“These fallacious comments have nothing to do with truth. But they have everything to do with keeping the one world globalist order coming through the front door of western Christendom, geared to ensure its certain destruction.”
A ‘brainwashed multicultural West’
G.M. Davis, a documentary filmmaker and author of “House of War: Islam’s Jihad Against the World,” said mental illness is an easy crutch to explain away acts of religious-based violence that modern multicultural societies cannot understand because they themselves have been guzzling the Kool -Aid of insanity.
“When confronted with the acts of violence we have witnessed across Europe throughout the summer of 2016, it is easy to take refuge in the idea that the perpetrators are irrational monsters who cannot possibly have any connection with the real world except a desire to destroy it,” Davis told WND.
Mental illness is such a refuge, “i.e., they must all be crazy!” Davis said.
Surely rushing into a crowd armed with a bomb or a gun or a knife and screaming “God is great” is madness to the Western mind. The reason that the insanity defense is so appealing in a brainwashed multicultural West is that the multicultural worldview cannot accept the existence of other worldviews that do not have “tolerance” as their creed, Davis said.
“In a way, it may be considered a form of projection: the insane accusing the other of insanity,” he said. “It makes no sense that a rational person should give up his life in this world for some fantasy world in the next; that ‘for the price’ of their lives and properties ‘theirs shall be the Paradise’ such that ‘they fight in Allah’s cause, so they kill and are killed.'” (Quran 9:111)
Just as Western societies have for years attempted to come to grips with the root causes of poverty, crime, and other social maladies, so it is necessary to come to grips with the root causes of jihadist violence, Davis said.
“While it is certainly true that the subjective state of mind of an individual is critical as to why he commits an act of terrorism, at least as important are the objective factors that may be commonly known, namely, the violence dogmas of Islam itself,” he said.
From Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to Alexis de Tocqueville and Winston Churchill to numerous modern authors both Muslim and non-Muslim, the violent nature of Islam has been common knowledge until the multicultural prohibition against asking candid questions and giving straight answers destroyed meaningful public discourse in the West, he said.
“No politically-correct formulation for explaining jihadist violence may be allowed to touch on Islam itself. ‘Mental illness’ is a way of pretending to shed light on the apparently inexplicable while soothing the multicultural conscience.”
Double standard used for Dylann Roof
Author and pastor Carl Gallups says that with the tag of mental illness the globalists believe they can convince the American public that this is not really Islamic jihad at work.
Yet, the broad brush of mental illness doesn’t apply for non-Muslims who conduct mass shootings.
“I seem to recall a man by the name of Dylann Roof who committed a heinous church massacre in Charleston,” Gallups said. “A large portion of the media quickly tagged him as simply a white supremacist who hated blacks, and one who had committed a bonafide act of terror.”
Gallups added, “Pundit after pundit ignored the fact that Roof might also have been a truly ‘mentally disturbed’ person.”
In fact, it was finally revealed that Roof was at the time of his arrest carrying Suboxone, a powerful narcotic commonly used to treat opiate dependence and has been linked with sudden outbursts of violence, IBTimes reported.
“But, alas, with this latest radical Islamic terror attack in France the media all over the world are quickly telling us things like, ‘This was absolutely not a terrorist attack.'”
Gallups said the reason for the mental-health crutch is simple. Evangelist Franklin Graham hinted at it earlier, when he said “The world is at war. It is most certainly a war of religion.”
Graham refuted Pope Francis, who also said the “world is at war,” but was quick to add that in his opinion this war had nothing to do with religion.
Gallups said if the war was being caused by continuous acts of global violence launched in the name of Christianity, the media would have no problem pointing out and naming the enemy, labeling each attack as an act of terrorism regardless of whether or not its perpetrators had mental-health issues.
He said basic logic should compel the media to ask questions like, ‘Why are so many mentally ill people embracing Islamic jihad violence?’ And, if this is so, what does this say about radical Islamic jihad as a whole? The answer is obvious. Apparently the globalist-leftist media has not thought this through.”
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