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December 06, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Ignoring the Obvious!

December 6, 2015
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ignoring the Obvious!

When a crime is committed and the authorities withhold the names of the perpetrators, you can be certain that it will be Muslims. When armed and trained killers murder people at a Christmas lunch, the motivation is clear: ISIS advice to go after "unbelievers."

After announcing the names of the murderers (American-born son of Pakistani immigrants and his Pakistani wife), both of whom recently visited Saudi Arabia, authorities were reluctant to state whether it was terrorism or a "workplace incident." What kind of workplace grievances can have murderers who are armed to the teeth, trained, and obviously willing to die----even though they leave behind a baby girl? These were premeditated fanatics.

Of course Muslim spokesmen declare their horror over this crime and once more worry that decent Muslims will be tarred by these extremists. However, decent Muslims are not calling the shots in today's world; violent fanatics are doing so, and they intimidate the rest.

The last time authorities were reluctant to call a spade a spade was when the Muslim teen, "Clockboy," was celebrated by all good people as an example of a nice kid being targeted for being a Muslim. He has since been embraced by celebrities, offered scholarships, met with the President, and then took off for the Middle East where his family have been offered largess and a scholarship for him. I called this family premeditated extortionists at the time. Now, attorneys for the kid are demanding $15 million because he was "publicly mistreated." Really? Sounds like extortion to me.

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Laina Farhat-Holzman