August 16, 2017

USA: Fact Check: President Obama DID NOT Specifically Mention White Supremacy or KKK In His Immediate Remarks After The Charleston Shooting.

The Daily Caller
written by Kush Desai
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Former Bush administration Director of Black Outreach Paris Dennard claimed that in the wake of the 2015 deadly shooting of a black Charleston church, President Barack Obama “did not name [the shooter] and call him a domestic terrorist” on CNN Monday.

The statement was made during a heated exchange regarding President Donald Trump’s delay in condemning white supremacism after Saturday’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. During the rally, one woman was killed and dozens of others were injured amidst violence between white supremacist, Antifa (which stands for “Anti-Fascist”) and other groups.

Dennard prefaced his claim by arguing that Obama’s response “gives us context on what people do in this situation when it happens unexpectedly.” He continued, saying that Obama “did not call [the shooter] a neo-Nazi. He did not call him a white supremacist.” Dennard made similar remarks later that evening on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°.”

Verdict: True

Obama did not specifically mention white supremacy in his immediate remarks after the Charleston shooting. He did, however, mention race relations and gun rights.

Fact Check:

Obama did not identify nor condemn white supremacy during his remarks the day after the deadly June 2015 shooting. The incident attained national media attention after Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old self-identified white supremacist, shot and killed nine African Americans at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina.

Obama did not name Roof or the racist motivations in his speech, acknowledging that, “Until the investigation is complete, I’m necessarily constrained in terms of talking about the details of the case.” Roof was arrested shortly before Obama’s noon remarks, ABC News reported.

Although he did not mention or condemn white supremacy, Obama did acknowledge the racial aspects of the massacre. “The fact that this took place in a black church obviously also raises questions about a dark part of our history. This is not the first time that black churches have been attacked.”

Obama went on to praise the “outpouring of unity and strength and fellowship and love” from “all races” in the wake of the massacre.

Leaving aside white supremacism, Obama attributed blame to U.S. gun policies. “Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun… we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”

While the context of the two presidents’ remarks are open to interpretation and debate, Dennard’s assertion that Obama did not name the Charleston shooter or condemn the shooter’s white supremacist motivations in his immediate remarks is true.
When white racist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, it was very easy for President Obama and his media enablers to paint with a broad brush and blame the broader political culture. Bill Maher even blamed Fox News and the Daily Caller and the Drudge Report.

But when black racist Micah Johnson gunned down five cops and wounded seven others in Dallas, suddenly the motivation was complicated, and couldn't be blamed on a "climate" of hostile rhetoric.

Dallas police chief David Brown reported "The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers." His Facebook page had "Likes" for Black Lives Matter and the New Black Panthers.

But in a news conference on Saturday in Warsaw, President Obama ignored that, claiming it was "very hard to untangle the motives of the shooter." It couldn't be blamed on rhetoric, for example, the BLM protesters who chanted, "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon."

But the media oozed over Obama's speech to a memorial service in Charleston, as the president hammered home a denunciation of racism. "The fact that this took place in a black church obviously also raises questions about a dark part of our history. This is not the first time that black churches have been attacked, and we know the hatred across races and faiths pose a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals."

Nobody expects Obama to stand anywhere and say anything like that about Black Lives Matter or the New Black Panthers. Shouldn't that alone be a news story?

I shared this story with you on 4/23/2013.

Frontpage Mag
written by Daniel Greenfield
Thursday April 11, 2013 <===

Let’s lay out a hypothetical scenario. An American walks into a mosque during Ramadan, opens fire while quoting Bible passages and then leaves behind a Bible.

On a scale of 1 to non-stop coverage, how often do you think you would be hearing about it, how fast would religious motives be attached to it and how quickly would we learn that the bible was left behind?

But the same rules don’t apply to Islam. Muslims are designated victims. And they may act like oppressors, but that just means the story gets buried. So only now do we learn that a Muslim who opened fire in a church on Easter left behind a small present.
Police found Reshad Riddle inside the church, standing at the podium. “He had the gun in the air,” Janek said. “He had several knives on him … we later discovered the Koran on the podium.

The second witness, Patrolman Thomas Clemens, said he was called to the church Easter Sunday for “a subject in the church waving a handgun.”

Upon arrival, he saw several people running from the church and several people crawling out the narrow windows.

“I pulled two children out of a window,” he said.

“He admitted he used a Smith and Wesson .38 Special,” Clemens said. “He referred to the Koran and Allah, quoting passages.

Upon cross-examination, Humpolick pushed for more details on Riddle’s statements.

Clemens said he wasn’t familiar with the Koran, but remembered Riddle had said he had “served his purpose.”
The media has done its best to bury the story. Plenty of headlines read, “Man Yells About God After Church Shooting” which gives a completely false picture of events.

Reshad Riddle did not yell about God. He yelled about Allah. And the media’s trend of using God in place of Allah is done to hide the meaning of scenes like these.
“Associate Pastor Sean Adams told The (Ashtabula) Star Beacon newspaper that Reshad Riddle walked through the church, still holding the gun, and yelled that the killing was “the will of Allah. This is the will of God.
But of course there’s still no motive. After decades of Muslims killing Americans in the name of Allah, there’s just no motive. Instead we’re going back to psychiatric disturbance. Maybe Reshad, like Nidal Hasan, contacted PTSD in the air.

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