I emailed JAY a question about Abuelazam and it sounded like he was open to me writing a post on it. So here goes.
This has been a busy couple of weeks as far as mass murderers go. First, we have Omar Thornton in Connecticut and then there were the serial murders allegedly committed by Elias Abuelazam. I say “allegedly” only because he hasn’t been convicted yet. Unless you just fell off a turnip truck you know both stories had a bit of a racial angle to them.
The facts in the Omar Thornton case are simple. Omar was a black delivery driver for a Connecticut beer distributor. On August 3 he was given a choice of resignation or termination for systematically stealing and reselling beer. There is video of the thefts. While being escorted from the building he pulled out two handguns, murdered 8 white coworkers, and injured 2 more. While waiting for the police to arrive he made a 911 call and said his motive was retribution for “racism”. And then he killed himself.
In the aftermath of the shootings, interviews with his white live-in girlfriend quote her as saying he was a “gentle man” and “would never hurt another creature”. Thornton’s best friend said he “snapped after years of being subjected to racist taunts by co-workers” and that “No one should have had to endure what that company put him through. Stuff on walls. Racist comments. I saw it with my own eyes.” Which is to say Omar told him so and showed him pictures of the “stuff on walls”. In response, mainstream newspapers wrote stories that “vengeance” for “racism” had been the motive.
The only problem is that it wasn’t true. There were no racist comments or pictures on the bathroom walls and his co-workers hadn’t taunted him. He had never even filed a complaint with the company or his union. If he had then he would have won a lot of money with a discrimination lawsuit. It was all the creation of a paranoid and mentally disturbed mind. The only reason his friends and family thought otherwise is because of what he had told them. But I’m not inclined to take the allegations of a mass murderer at face value.
Now, contrast this with the way the Elias Abuelazam case unfolded. When police were looking for the suspect, the reports said he was a “white man” who was apparently “targeting blacks”. Because we all know only “white men” can be serial killers. And yet when they actually found the guy he was an Israeli. How do we know this? The newspapers all said it repeatedly. So he was an Israeli and Israeli means JEWS! And no doubt about it, the guy had an Israeli passport. What’s worse, the media tried to gloss it over by sneaking vague references to him being from the “mixed” Jewish / Arab city of Ramle. They even quoted “unnamed” neighbors from Ramle that he was Christian. Indeed, numerous comments on blogs crowed about how the “nazis must be disappointed”. And sounded almost gleeful that it was a “Christian Arab”. That’s two birds with one stone eh?
But I’ve never considered “unnamed” neighbors a reliable source. So I researched it extensively and still couldn’t come up with a concrete source for these claims. In fact, the only thing I could come up with was that his mother had given an interview to an Israeli radio station in Arabic. A smoking gun? Not when half the Jews in Israel are Mizrahi immigrants from Arabic countries. I suspect there are plenty of Jewish Israelis who grew up in Iraq or Lebanon and speak Arabic as their first language. I’m guessing that could account for a last name of Abuelazam as well. What’s more, I uncovered an interview with his former mother in law. Apparently, she and her daughter are named HIRTH. Now, we’re getting to the nitty gritty. So a Christian Arab immigrates to the United States to marry a Jewish girl, eh? Not bloody likely.
Oh shades of Columbine! Does anyone remember the news coverage of the Columbine murders? For the first couple of days news reports said Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were members of a “skinhead gang” called the Trench Coat Mafia. And then after the skinhead rumours were firmly planted the newscasters dropped all references to skinheads. As it turned out, the two teens were actually Jewish. I haven’t trusted the mainstream media to report honestly on racial issues since. But who am I kidding? I never trusted them to start with.
And so I emailed JAY to see if he knew. I figured he’d know and he’s one of the few people I’d trust to tell the truth. He answered that he wasn’t exactly sure and didn’t trust the media to get it right, either. He suggested Elias might actually be mixed. Maybe. Who knows? But a couple of more days have passed and I’ve run across another interview with his ex mother law in which she says unequivocally that he was Catholic. I’ve known several Catholic Arabs so I’m going with Elias being a Christian Arab after all. Though I suppose it’s possible he could still be mixed. Like I said, who knows?
But as far as I’m concerned Elias isn’t really the story any more. The MEDIA is the story now. First they said he was a white racist targeting blacks. And it turns out the guy wasn’t all that white and he actually stabbed some whites and Hispanics, too. Then they said the guy was an Israeli which everyone automatically assumes to be Jewish – I know I did! And it turns out the guy was actually a Catholic Arab. And this is right after the media tried to portray a black mass murderer as a victim of “racism”. So can anyone blame me for being skeptical when the newspapers use unnamed sources and vague claims? They can make their argument that it’s “racist” to want to know and that it shouldn’t matter. But the truth is that it’s the first thing everyone wanted to know. And all they did is cause confusion by pussy-footing around with it. The Lesson is to never take the media at face value on anything even remotely controversial. They’ve long since proven that they’re just not up to it.