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Muslim Immigrant Attacks Police

Posted on | June 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Muslim Immigrant Attacks Police

 

Is it OK to stop calling this “mostly peaceful” yet?

Authorities are looking into whether the Wednesday night stabbing of an NYPD officer in Brooklyn was a terror-inspired attack, law enforcement sources said Thursday.
One officer was stabbed in the neck and two others were shot during the confrontation in the Flatbush neighborhood. All three officers are expected to recover, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at an early Thursday press conference. The suspect was shot eight times and is in critical condition at a hospital.
Three senior law enforcement sources identified the suspect as Dzenan Camovic, 20, an immigrant from the Balkan region. One senior source said Camovic had recently shared anti-police sentiments on his social media feeds.
Camovic had not been on police radar, the sources said, but is associated with “individuals of concern.” Terrorism, however, is just one theory for what happened, they said, and nothing has been ruled in or out.

Can we rule it out? I don’t think so:

The man suspected of stabbing an NYPD cop in the neck without warning is a “practicing Muslim” whose family is from Bosnia — but he’s “absolutely not a terrorist,” a relative who was interviewed by federal terrorism investigators said Thursday.
The relative also said that Dzenan Camovic, 20, never expressed any anti-police sentiment to him and questioned the official account of Wednesday night’s incident in Brooklyn.
‘“I’ve known him since he was 6-inches tall. That this is a terrorism, it’s illogical,” said the middle-aged man, who declined to give his name.
“He was raised here, [English] is his only language … He was as good of a child as a child could be.”

Oh, a “practicing Muslim” from Bosnia would never commit terrorism.

Ace of Spades makes the obvious point: Why are we importing such people? Do we have a shortage of cop-haters in America, so that in order to keep the cop-hating industry functioning at full capacity, we have to bring in cop-haters from foreign countries? The fact that this particular cop-hater is white helps illustrate what’s wrong with the frequent claim that anyone who opposes the open-borders agenda is “racist.”

While we may stipulate (and it would be dishonest to deny) that racism is a factor in concerns about immigration, does admitting something like a million foreigners a year do anything to reduce racism? For all we know, this Dzenan Camovic character was radicalized because he couldn’t adjust to the ethnic diversity of Brooklyn. And there are plenty of similar examples of immigrants (or children of immigrants) who underwent a similar process of radicalization. It is difficult enough for any American-born kid, whatever their race, to adjust to adult life in this complex and confusing postmodern culture. When you add immigration to the mix of influences, you increase the potential number of factors that may contribute to psychological alienation. And this is true whether the immigrant is from Sweden or Somalia or Surinam.

Reduce legal immigration, build a wall to keep out illegals, and give America a generation or two to assimilate all the immigrants we have taken in for the past 50 years. Then maybe in about 2075 — when my grandchildren are reaching retirement age — you can reconsider.


 

 

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