On Tuesday, radical Islamic terrorist Sayfullo Saipov plowed a truck through a group of cyclists on a Manhattan bike path killing eight people and wounding 15. Despite the fact that Saipov screamed "Allahu Akbar!" repeatedly, the New York Times bent over backwards on Wednesday to blame anything else they could for his attack aside from radical Islam.
In a Wednesday profile, the Times blamed a lack of opportunity and financial trouble for the attack instead of laying the blame where it belongs, which is on radical Islam:
As with any attack like this, there is no single reason Mr. Saipov reportedly decided to kill innocents, mostly tourists enjoying a blustery fall day, 56 degrees with blue skies. He had come to the United States as a moderate Muslim with dreams of making it. He married another Uzbek immigrant and fathered three children. But life did not work out the way Mr. Saipov had wanted. He could not find a job in the hotel business, in which he had worked back home. He developed a violent temper. He lost jobs.
That sounds like an awfully sympathetic description of a man who has been exposed as an ISIS sympathizer and has spent the days since his attack gloating about its success from his hospital bed!
Once again, the New York Times is showing how out of touch it is with how the average American is feeling. After eight years of Barack Obama refusing to even say the words "Islamic terrorism," Americans are tired of the mainstream media making excuses for Muslim terrorists who are hellbent on destroying the Western world.
Saipov did not launch this attack because he lost his job, or because he had a temper, or even because his mother didn't hug him enough. Make no mistake, he launched this attack because he hates the United States and all of the freedom our country symbolizes.
With their article about Saipov, the New York Times also appears to subtly be blaming the U.S. for this attack. Apparently, the Times feels that the U.S. does not offer enough opportunities to Muslim immigrants.
The Times claims that Saipov was a perfectly happy, normal person, until he came to the big bad U.S. where he quickly became so disillusioned with life that he was left with no choice but to take revenge. It's disgusting that the Times decided to subtly blame the victims not even 24 hours after the attack.
It's high time the mainstream media stopped making excuses for terrorists and for the nation to take practical steps towards safeguarding against future terrorist attacks, starting with supporting stricter immigration-vetting processes.