[Terrorists and immigrants are all alike!]
Ann Coulter has proven herself nothing more than a partisan hack, self-promoter, and shill for Donald Trump.
Not that long ago, Coulter insisted – against all reason, logic, and evidence – that Islamic jihadists posed no threat to the American homeland. Now, Coulter claims that immigrants are just like terrorists.
The pacifist Left rejects the very existence of Islamic terrorism, while, since 9/11, Coulter proclaims “all terrorists are Muslim.” Now, Coulter adds immigrants (non-Muslim as well) to the list. This is particularly surprising since Coulter claims 20-plus years studying immigration and has spearheaded a jihad against jihadists since the Twin Towers fell.
In her deliberately obtuse column this week, Coulter made some startling assertions. First, Coulter denies Islamic jihadism in America. Coulter’s denials of the Islamist threat in America preceded the publication of her latest book, continued throughout her book tour – even after jihadists attacked a cartoon contest – and she continues to dismiss the truth that the FBI is conducting ISIS-related investigations in all 50 states!
Coulter follows the Obama administration’s penchant for playing semantic games, distinguishing between various jihadist groups (was it ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaeda, some other outfit), when they are all part of the same Islamic jihadist paradigm. They are all fighting for the same cause, seeking the same goal – an Islamic caliphate.
Yet, Coulter writes: “Not to be a stickler, but ISIS didn’t slaughter 3,000 Americans on 9/11, blow up the Boston Marathon, murder thirteen Americans at Fort Hood, or open fire on a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.” But, they were all Islamic jihadists!
Second, Coulter continually conflates immigrants with terrorists, as if they were the same.
In yesterday’s column, Coulter repeatedly dismisses ISIS and again insists the threat to America is from immigration. Her column title, “When the Third World Attacks!” misses the point: Westerners were not attacked by the Third World; Westerners were attacked by Islamic jihadists. Coulter, an adept propagandist, uses the Paris terrorist attack to stigmatize all immigrants (mostly from non-Muslim origins).
Coulter argues, that “50 years of the most backward, dysfunctional cultures pouring into the civilized world” have led to attacks by “immigrants” (not terrorists!). She claims: “second-generation immigrants are just as likely to shoot up Fort Hood as the first-generation Tsarnaev brothers are to blow up the Boston Marathon.” She calls these terrorists first- and second-generation immigrants to denigrate all immigrants.
Coulter decries the “endless flow of Third World immigrants” and “Stone Age people,” glossing over the realty that it is a particular group of Third World immigrants which is responsible for terrorism.
She makes the further claim of all immigrants: “We can’t assimilate them.” Again, Coulter is wrong. Many immigrants assimilate quite well in a nation which they love, even despite all the efforts of multiculturalists to turn America into a salad bowl instead of a melting pot. Identity politics is a major problem in this regard and Coulter embraces it with fervor.
Moreover, Coulter fails to discern what makes these Islamists unique.
Coulter comes close to the truth when she writes, “The Paris terrorists were 100 percent Middle Eastern, although most were born in Muslim ghettos in Europe.” But she again misses the point: Muslim enclaves are unique among those groups which self-segregate.
They espouse anti-Western and anti-Jewish sentiments as they teach Wahhabism in classrooms and preach it in Mosques. From childhood, whole communities are immersed in this virulent ideology. That makes them different from other immigrants. That turns them into terrorists!
For nearly two decades, Coulter has promoted racial profiling to catch religious extremists. Now, to target terrorists and criminals, Coulter wants to profile all immigrants (first, second, and, perhaps even third generation).
Coulter attacked native-born Gov. Nikki Haley for being an “immigrant” and contends that “all immigrants are bad.” In her column, Coulter defends xenophobia, because she is herself a xenophobe.
Unrestrained hyperbole helped launch Coulter’s controversy-packed career and it may well spell its demise.