Leftist Narrative Shattered as CO Shooting Suspect Is Revealed as Syrian-Born Muslim


The left can’t leave tragedies as tragedies — it has to politicize them.

Following the deadly mass shooting Monday at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket, prominent left-wing media figures and others rushed to Twitter not to denounce the heinous act as a heinous act or to mourn the 10 people who were killed, but instead to condemn the shooter because of his skin color.

Many posted that the incident was an example of “white supremacy” or the actions of an “angry white man” — probably a “right wing, MAGA, white male.”

Their inferred meaning was all too clear: The massacre had to have been perpetrated by a European-descended, American-born white male, fitting their narrative that white American males are evil.

Julie DiCaro, a senior editor at Deadspin, said on Twitter that she was “[e]xtremely tired of people’s lives depending on whether a white man with an AR-15 is having a good day or not.”

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Hemal Jhaveri, billed in her Twitter bio as a “Race and Inclusion Editor” at USA Today, replied to DiCaro by saying “it’s always an angry white man.”

DiCaro responded to Jhaveri’s tweet by saying, “And they are always angry about women.”

Francis Maxwell, host of The Young Turks’ “The Breakdown,” said in a since-deleted tweet that “a white man walked into a grocery store in Boulder and killed 10 people,” as Caleb Hull noted in a Twitter thread of such comments.

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Even musician and author Mikel Jollett had something to say about the shooter’s race in a since-deleted tweet.

It turns out the suspect was not a European-descended, American-born white male but a Middle Eastern, Syrian-born Muslim.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, has been charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree, Boulder police said Tuesday.

At least some on the left had the wisdom to remove their false narratives from Twitter. For example, Jhaveri deleted her tweet and apologized.

Others, however — including self-proclaimed activist, feminist and author Amy Siskind — simply commenced a paradigm shift.

After initially claiming the suspect was “almost certainly a white man (again),” Siskind told her followers not to “glorify the killer with the attention of having his name widely known” once the suspect’s name was revealed. Instead, she attacked the sale of firearms.

Others refused to even slightly modify their narrative. DiCaro tweeted that she wouldn’t delete her initial tweet because “it’s still true.”

Another Twitter user said the suspect’s “white skin kept him alive” regardless of his nationality and ethnicity.

The fact that so many “journalists” and other prominent people on the left jumped on the same narrative bandwagon immediately after the shooting is sad enough. Many somehow found a way to paint themselves in an even worse light by refusing to acknowledge the mistake they made.

This alone is evidence of how heartless the left is. Yes, some may tell their followers to mourn the victims of a mass shooting like this one, but behind the curtains, it’s all the same. The message isn’t to mourn victims because they were innocent men and women who didn’t deserve the deaths they received. Rather, we ought to mourn these same people because they were victims of a greater crime altogether.

Even if the crime in question was never committed in the first place.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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