– posted by thehim
I figured after the arrest of a young Muslim man in Portland for taking part in an imaginary terrorist attack, Victoria Taft would have some interesting posts. That she does. Here she is criticizing the Mayor of Portland for the fact that there was an angry radicalized Somali teenager going to school in a town about an hour away:
When the moment called for sending a strong message that Portland was serious about yanking the welcome mat for terrorists, Mayor Sam Adams sent the Somali/Muslim community a gay man, a woman and “peace keeper.”
Adams said he and Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Police Chief Mike Reese will be doing outreach to leadership in the Somali community.
These people show understanding about Islam by completely biffing the most basic understanding of Islam's beliefs about gays, women and wimpies?
Of course, the default position is that the folks in the Somali community are terrorists. Why? Because they're Muslim. And did I mention that this insane racist has a radio show in Portland?
I thought the medium was the message. This decision to make himself, Amanda Fritz and Mike Reese the liaisons to the Somali/Muslim community is tantamount to the city sending a black councilman to a KKK confab or Sam Adams to a MENSA meeting. I'm surprised he didn't decide to send a Jew! (Gads, is one of them Jewish?)
Of course, Taft has no evidence whatsoever that having these individuals become ambassadors to the Somali community backfired in any way.
I'm not saying all Muslims are bigots
You're just comparing them to the KKK.
I'm saying if you want to talk to the devout Muslims and Imams you send a man, thank-you-very-much.
That's calling them bigots.
Of course it's not enlightened. It's not right. But that's the way it is.
That's exactly how I feel about your blog.
Sam's homage to political correctness notwithstanding, THEY DON'T want to talk to the chick or the gay guy.
Again, there's no evidence anywhere that the move actually backfired. She just assumes she was right – and then boasts about it.
Adams is more worried about the Somali community who produced this would be bomber than about the thousands of HIS CONSTITUENTS who would have died at the hands of a member of the Somali community. He cares more about political correctness than about being correct.
This young man is no more representative of the Somali community that the Columbine shooters were to the white suburbanites of Denver.
Adams SHOULD have angrily denounced the attempted bombing of his citizens. He SHOULD have said he won't rest until justice is done.
He SHOULD have apologized for not being a part of the effort to bring in this would be bomber.
Why? It's clear he didn't have to be. In fact, this man likely would've done jack shit if he wasn't pulled into a fake plot by the FBI.
When we needed a firm hand Adams sent a limp wrist.
I've never encountered a woman with so many male insecurity issues.
But to show his 'toughness' and his 'seriousness' what did Adams do? He vowed to redouble police patrols to —-watch mosques to stop any “stupid copycatting” of the attempted arson of the mosque where Mo Mo the accused bomber prayed in Corvallis.
That's incredible. Taft criticizes a decision to guard local mosques even after one is attacked by an arsonist. Wow, just wow.
There was room to do both but he chose only one side.
One side of what? What else was he supposed to guard? The only actual act of violence that occurred over the weekend was against a local mosque.
In their zeal to look politically correct, Portland officials–especially Sam Adams–show they don't understand the threat.
No, they showed that they cared about the Muslim members of their community. That's not political correctness, that's being a responsible leader of a community.
And now apparently Adams thinks the rest of us are to blame!
“Bad actions by one member of any group does not and should not be generalized or applied more widely to other members of that same group,” he said. “Otherwise, as the biggest racial group in Portland, we European-Americans would be in deep trouble.”
Pardon me, as a card carrying “European-American,” it was “European Americans” and the rest of the hue of humanity who WERE in deep trouble Friday night and our Mayor didn't know the threat because he was too busy riding a bicycle while singing, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the way to the tram to attend a planning seminar.
Unreal. Ok, so the people at a Christmas tree lighting were in “deep trouble” because the FBI tricked a young Muslim man into thinking he was going to blow everyone up with a fake bomb. But the Muslims who had their mosque burned down didn't deserve to be protected by extra police patrols?
There's more to this insane, racist screed, but nothing explaining how Portland mayor Sam Adams' outreach to Muslims didn't work, how being the victim of an imaginary plot is worse than having your place of worship torched, or how Adams' decision not to be a part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force had any impact on this case at all. Just more ridiculousness from the Pacific Northwest's most bigoted radio host.