Less than 24 hours after the horrific massacre on Dallas police, authorities and the media seem to be going out of their way to distance the shooter behind the attack from black activist groups, such as Black Lives Matter.
Whether or not not he was formally affiliated with such a group may be irrelevant. It is clear from both his own statements and his social media profile that Micah Xavier Johnson was driven to kill white people, white police officers in particular, and had been influenced by black radical groups. As we shared earlier (via The Daily Mail):
Nevertheless, Johnson’s activity online suggest he became interested with black militant groups. On Facebook, he identified himself as a black nationalist, and his profile picture shows him wearing a dashiki and holding a clenched first in the air like a Black Panther member.
He also liked pages for several pages related to the Nation of Islam, the Black Riders Liberation Party, the New Black Panther Party and the African american Defense League.
Given the shooter’s interest in the Nation of Islam, in particular, it is stunning to note what Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan posted on social media literally a few hours before the Dallas attack.
Via The Blaze:
Hours before gunmen opened fire on police officers in downtown Dallas, killing five cops and injuring seven others, Louis Farrakhan posted a message of hatred and violence against white people on social media.
“When you are willing and not afraid anymore to pay the price for freedom — don’t let this white man tell you that violence is wrong,” Farrakhan said. “Every damn thing that he got, he got it by being violent — killing people, raping and robbing and murdering. He’s doing it as we speak, and then he has the nerve to come and tell us that violence and hatred won’t get it. Don’t buy that!”
Speaking about white people as one entity, Farrakhan proclaimed, “He is worthy to be hated.” He also claimed that “God hates,” and man is no better than God.
The shocking video was posted on Twitter at around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Watch below (Warning: Disturbing content):
Are you truly ready to pay the price for freedom? pic.twitter.com/5xS2trn7mw
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) July 7, 2016
The shooting began about 8:45 p.m. Thursday while hundreds of people were gathered to protest the killings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.
This is certainly not the first of this type of hateful, violence-inciting rhetoric we’ve heard from the Nation of Islam leader. And his high profile makes it highly unlikely his words have gone unnoticed by our crack Department of Justice. And yet they remain unchecked.
While it appears the Obama administration is eager to police hate crimes perpetrated against just about anyone else, they seem rather hands-off when it comes to those targeting whites or police officers.
What is the standard that anti-white, anti-cop rhetoric must rise to in order to become unprotected hate speech prosecutable by our government? Conversely, can you imagine just how quickly any white person or police officer would be prosecuted for saying far less?
Are these groups somehow “less equal” than others in today’s America?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]