Ann Coulter’s column on the San Bernardino, Paris-style massacre by an Islamist couple repeats her year-long refrain: Stop Immigrants, Not Terrorists.
Perhaps inhabited by the spirit of Obama, Coulter cannot admit that ISIS and other Islamists pose a deadly threat to Americans in America. Instead, she conflates immigrants with terrorists and focuses exclusively on the former while ignoring the latter.
Like the Black Lives Matter group that was incensed over the recent Paris attack – not for the carnage wrought but for taking the spotlight off of them – Coulter was equally incensed that her pet cause (immigration) was overshadowed by the deadliest attack in France since World War II.
Coulter deliberately conflates routine criminal activity and abnormal killing sprees conducted by the mentally ill with terrorism perpetrated by Islamists intent on destroying America.
Coulter’s response to the San Bernardino mayhem is to focus exclusively on the immigrants and deny the Islamist threat already here. Most of the examples Coulter regularly cites are of Hispanic immigrant crime, not Islamist terrorism.
Coulter’s solution is to stop the influx of immigrants and refugees into America. But, at the same time, Coulter has no interest in stopping the Islamists who are already here. Rather, she denies that they even exist!
In denying the threat, Coulter preempts any possibility of combating that clear and present danger.
When Coulter discusses “immigrants” she includes native-born Americans.
For Coulter, unless your family traces its pedigree back to the Mayflower, you are not a real American. Coulter falsely called Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) an ignorant immigrant. In Coulter’s world, even Jews and Catholics are suspect. In fact, Coulter refuses to countenance refugee status for tens of thousands of Christians being martyred by ISIS and other Islamists.
As events unfolded in San Bernardino, Coulter tweeted (emphasis added): “Forget the terrorism, crime, welfare etc. Why are we bringing in ppl who are ugly? My Tinder immigration application process much better.” For Coulter, the only thing that matters is immigration. ISIS? Not at all.
Coulter opposes all immigration, claims all immigrants are bad, and frequently cites selective statistics and specific horrific crimes by immigrants as if they were normative for the entire immigrant population. Coulter is wrong. Most immigrants are not bad people.
On the other hand, all Islamists (even those in America right now) are bad people. Failing to recognize that, and to profile accordingly to prevent future massacres, will ensure that future massacres do occur.