In her propagandistic column last week, Coulter offered up 11 examples of “non-white immigrant” “mass murder” from 1993-2015. Coulter’s list is nonsensical and meaningless, but meaningless with a mission – to promote her own agenda.
Coulter cleverly culled 11 examples from over the space of 23 years to prove that non-white immigrants are more dangerous that white citizens.
Her list is fraudulent, emphasizing the race/origin of the culprits while ignoring the reason or motivation for the violence. Indeed, she does what so many on the Left do: conflate crime, insane shooting sprees, and terrorism – as if they were the same.
Combining a botched robbery, shooting sprees by the mentally ill, and coordinated attacks by Islamic terrorists negates any possibility of developing a clear profile or strategy to combat or deter the violence.
Coulter’s List of Non-White Immigrant Villains
Notice that Coulter’s 11 examples of non-white immigrant mass shootings include seven incidents by the mentally ill, one botched robbery (which, by definition, is not a mass shooting), one incident of workplace violence (and probably mental illness as well), and one coldly calculated terrorist attack.
|Chris Harper-Mercer||“mixed-race, half-black immigrant”||9||7-9||Mental illness|
|Elliot Rodger||“mixed-race immigrant”||6||14||Mental illness|
|Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev||“Chechen immigrants”||3||264||Islamic terrorists|
|Kesler Dufrene||“Haitian immigrant”||3||0||Botched robbery|
|Eduardo Sencion||“Mexican immigrant”||3||0||Mental illness|
|Nidal Malik Hasan||“second-generation immigrant”||13||30||Islamic terrorist|
|Jiverly Wong||“first-generation Vietnamese immigrant” (actually a naturalized American citizen)||13||4||Mental illness|
|Seung-Hui Cho||“Korean immigrant”||32||17||Mental illness|
|Colin Ferguson||“Jamaican immigrant”||6||19||Mental illness|
|Sulejman Talovic||“Bosnian immigrant”||5||4||Mental illness|
|Salvador Tapia||“Mexican immigrant”||6||0||Workplace violence|
Coulter’s contrived list of “immigrants” committing crimes is just that – contrived. Coulter knows the truth. Just two months ago, Coulter wrote (emphasis added): But I notice that every mass murder is committed by someone who is mentally ill. When the common denominator is a characteristic found in about 0.1 percent of the population – I think we’ve found the crucial ingredient!”
Nevertheless, Coulter now distinguishes between non-white immigrant shootings and white non-immigrant shootings, all to promote her anti-immigrant book and agenda.
Mental illness is defined by neither race nor ethnic origin. Neither is it confined to one’s immigration or citizenship status. Coulter used her column to distract from the Islamic jihad taking place as she wrote her column and to thrust immigration back into the spotlight.
Coulter’s Obsession with Whites
Throughout her book tour, Coulter has lionized whites as the Founders of America and saviors of the world and vilified non-WASP cultures as “primitive,” “savage,” “barbarian.” Indeed, for Coulter, “all immigrants are bad.”
In her column, Coulter correctly indicted the media with an anti-white bias, writing, “The media are tickled pink whenever they have a white perpetrator because it happens so rarely in a country that is majority white.”
Coulter’s conclusion, however, is fraudulent. She claims (emphasis added): “After 20 years of nearly non-stop mass murder by non-white immigrants in a country that is still majority white, our media have the audacity to claim that tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims are less dangerous than the most pacific human beings in world history: 21st-century white American men.”
Coulter was very selective in her choice of mass shootings to highlight (almost all of them derived from her book) to place an anti-immigrant slant to the discussion. Of course, she ignored many high-profile cases which refute her contention that “the most pacific human beings in world history [are] 21st-century white American men.”
We could begin with Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, whose 1999 Columbine, CO, massacre has become the model and inspiration for others. Harris and Klebold killed 13 and injured 21.
Here are a few of the more recent “mass shootings” committed by Coulter’s “pacific” white men:
|Robert Lewis Dear Jr.||Colorado Springs, CO||3||9||Mental illness|
|Dylan Roof||Charleston, SC||9||1||White supremacist|
|John Russell Houser||Lafayette, LA||2||9||Mental illness|
|Chris Harper Mercer||Roseburg, OR||9||9||Mental illness|
|James Eagan Holmes||Aurora, CO||12||70||Mental illness|
|Ryan Lanza||Newtown, CT||28||2||Mental illness|
|Jared Lee Loughner||Tucson, AZ||6||13||Mental illness|
As with Coulter’s anti-immigrant list, most of the perpetrators listed above committed mayhem while mentally ill. One could argue the white supremacist in this list is also mentally ill. Immigration status had nothing to do with any of these tragedies. Whiteness – or Otherness – is not germane.
From the beginning, the San Bernardino attack had all the hallmarks of a Paris-style terrorist attack. The only question was by whom. In an astonishing tweet, Coulter totally missed the mark, tweeting: “This was an amazingly prescient column. I should have gone with my original subhead: ODDS ARE IT’S NOT WHITE MEN.”
 Ann Coulter, “San Bernardino Shooters Unknown: Here Are Some Past Mass Shooters,” 12/2/15.
 Ann Coulter, “The Problem Isn’t Guns or White Men,” 10/7/15.