"Reverend Wright will never restrain himself from incitement to murder and terrorism – not until his profits begin to decline, when his church's growth stops." Potential Keith Olbermann headline?
I'm just taking a guess at how the shooting at the Holocaust Museum will be covered by Olbermann tonight. Keith and his ilk were quick to blame Bill O'Reilly for the shooting of Tiller, so I assume they will also blame Wright for the murder of a security officer at the museum. Watch the video here, if you can stomach Olbermann.
So, why would Olbermann blame Wright? This interview with Reverend Wright appeared in the Daily Press today:
“Of course I voted for him; he’s my son. I’m proud of him,” Wright said. “I’ve got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven’t stopped loving any of them.
“He made mistakes. He made bad choices. I’ve got kids who listen to their friends. He listened to those around him. I did not disown him.”
Asked if he had spoken to the President, Wright said: “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office. They will not let him ... talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is."
Wright also said Obama should have sent a U.S. delegation to the World Conference on Racism held recently in Geneva, Switzerland, but that the president did not do so for fear of offending Jews and Israel.
“Ethic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing of the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.
This type of inflammatory language, coupled with Wright's anti-Semitic behavior over the years such as his trip to Tripoli to visit Gaddafi, his support of Palestinian causes, his support of the Hamas terrorist manifesto, his awarding Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award, his stating Zionism has an element of white racism, is responsible for the (attempted?) assassination at the Holocaust museum.
Not to mention comments such as: “The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for over 40 years now,” Wright has said. “Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism.”
"Israel's a dirty word..." This coming from former Muslim Jeremiah Wright.
Law enforcement officials identified the suspect (from the Holocaust shooting) as James Wenneker von Brunn, 88, from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, NBC News reported. NBC said he may have had connections to hate groups or anti-government groups.
A racist, anti-Semitic Web site called http://www.holywesternempire.org and a book called "Kill the Best Gentile" were attributed to von Brunn.
Here are some quotes Olbermann made blaming O'Reilly for the death of Tiller:
"Without propaganda that rationalizes it, terrorism is impotent. Unfortunately, we have just this sort of propaganda without conscience. The responsibilities of the extreme far fight in the assassination of Dr. George Tiller.
And words can kill. Call a man a baby killer, a Nazi, like al-Qaeda, like Stalin, like Hitler, do it for four years. Then, the last part of the ingredient, act surprised when somebody shoots the man."
Is it just a coincidence or an act of hate brought out by the inflammatory language against Jews spewed by Reverend Wright? Should we be surprised that when Jews are accused of ethnic cleansing, racism and injustice that someone stormed the museum and started shooting?
If I were to try to think like Olbermann, I would have to go with blaming Wright. And based on his previous *reporting* I can assume that Keith will release a diatribe tonight blaming Wright for the shooting and murder at the Holocaust Museum, right?
I won't hold my breath.
(And for those of you who don't get my attempt at sarcasm, I don't think Wright is any more responsible for this shooting than O'Reilly is for Tiller's.)
The Council on American-Islamic Relations also released a statement:
"We condemn this apparent bias-motivated attack and stand with the Jewish community and with Americans of all faiths in repudiating the kind of hatred and intolerance that can lead to such disturbing incidents."
My thoughts are with the families involved, and am deeply sorry for the loss of a loved one.