There have been so many Islamic terror plots over the past 8 years that it can be tough to keep them all straight. But as you’re about to see, the media uses this as evidence that Islamic terrorism isn’t a problem at all.
Kellyanne Conway seems to be confused. On Thursday night the Trump adviser appeared in a TV interview and made a statement that pricked the ears of fact-checkers everywhere.
She told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:
“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a 6-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. It didn’t get covered.”
First of all, Obama didn’t ban the Iraqi refugee program.
Second, there’s no such thing as the Bowling Green massacre.
Nope, she got that mixed up. She was probably thinking of the two Iraqi refugees in Bowling Green who pleaded guilty to terror charges in 2011, and she conflated that with the Islamic terrorist who murdered four Marine recruiters in Chattanooga, TN in 2015. (Even Joe Biden called the guy a “perverted jihadi.”) Conway got the state wrong, but the motive right.
Conway flubbed it, and I’m not going to defend her from all the criticism she’s getting for that. Her guy beat Hillary, and the petulant children who bring us the news will have their petty revenge. I hope they enjoy their “victory,” however pathetic and small it may be. At this point, they’ll take any scraps they can get.
But using this to pretend Islamic terrorism isn’t a problem is just dishonest. These death-worshipping bastards aren’t going away just because you ignore them. Your head-in-the-sand approach hasn’t worked for the past 8 years, and it’s not going to start working now.
Good work, MSM. You can’t see the forest, but you sure spotted Kellyanne Conway chopping down the wrong tree.
Kellyanne Conway cites non-existent 'massacre' to defend Trump's travel ban https://t.co/ISP3xmagFb
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) February 3, 2017
Chattanooga. Orlando. San Bernardino. Ft. Hood. Boston. Ohio State. Little Rock. The World Trade Center.
But not Bowling Green, no. https://t.co/o6WbHtRlcl
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) February 3, 2017
— Sarah Taylor (@SarahTaylorNews) February 3, 2017