Loretta Lynch: Islam's Finest PR Agent?
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Sunday that the FBI would release transcripts of 911 calls that Orlando jihad mass murderer Omar Mateen made during his massacre. Lynch said that the transcript would include:
... the killer’s calls with law enforcement, from inside the club. These are the calls with the Orlando PD negotiating team, who he was, where he was.
However, said Lynch, there would be one significant omission:
What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda. We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to ISIS].
Unaware of irony, Lynch added:
We’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible.
But not, apparently, anything that might shed light on the ideology that led him to carry out the attack in the first place.
After saying that the Islamic content of the calls would be edited out, Lynch backtracked somewhat, saying:
We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance and that. It will not be audio, it will be a printed transcript.
Lynch also mentioned another remarkable omission: the released transcripts would also not contain any statements Mateen made about gays. Not because the FBI was going to edit out those passages as well, but because Mateen didn’t say anything about gays at all:
You know, he didn’t get into that. So we’re still exploring why he chose this particular place to attack. We’re asking people who have information to come forward … We are trying to learn everything we can about this individual’s motivations.
Wow. Let's summarize:
Lynch, and the Obama administration determined a priori that Mateen’s Islamic statements are irrelevant. She then made the announcement that the mainstream media's -- and Obama's, per his speech -- favored explanation of homicidal "homophobia" as the motive is not supported by the killer’s own statements.
So now Lynch is casting about for some way to understand why he committed mass murder at the Pulse nightclub, because she can't prove his priority was murdering gays -- and she refuses to even allow you to know what he actually said his motives were: Islam.
Lynch dismisses the explanation right in front of her face: Mateen killed gays because he was an adherent of the Islamic State, and the Islamic State has called for attacks on American civilians during this Ramadan.
If Lynch wants to know why Mateen chose the Pulse for his attack (after scouting out Disney World), even though he said nothing about it during his 911 calls, she might consider that the Islamic State as well as many Islamic governments regularly kill gays, and reflect on the fact that Islam mandates that gays be put to death.
But she will not consider any of that:
We’re not going to … further his propaganda.
Well, she is -- by definition -- furthering someone's propaganda: her own.