As soon as media outlets and Leftists learned the identity of the suspect in Friday’s attack on U.S. Capitol Police, they quickly pivoted to discussing gun control rather than continuing their narrative that “white supremacy” was behind the attack.
As The Daily Wire previously reported 25-year-old Noah Green, an African-American man who was a follower of Louis Farrakahn’s Nation of Islam, rammed two U.S. Capitol Police officers before getting out of his vehicle with a knife. Police shot and killed Green. One police officer, Billiy Evans, was killed in the attack.
Green’s Facebook page, which has since been deleted, described himself as a “follower of Farrakhan,” The Daily Wire reported. From The Daily Wire:
Long posts detailed Green’s life struggles and religious views, which include his belief that Farrakhan is Jesus. “I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey,” he wrote in part.
“I haven’t had much to lean on in the past few months,” Green continued. “I’ve been faced with fear, hunger, loss of wealth, and diminution of fruit. My faith is one of the only things that has been able to carry me through these times and my faith is centered on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah, the final divine reminder in our midst.”
Green went on to describe Farrakhan as his “spiritual father,” without whose guidance he would have “been unable to continue.”
He signed his post as Noah X.
As The Daily Wire’s Ian Haworth reported on Saturday, numerous verified Twitter accounts initially rushed to assume the attack was carried out by a white supporter of former President Donald Trump. Once the suspect’s identity was released, many of these same people started talking about gun control and alleged systemic racism, allowing the Capitol attack to disappear from the news cycle.
The same tactic was used by the Left after a shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, which left 10 people dead, including a police officer. As The Daily Wire previously reported at the time, numerous verified Twitter accounts reported, without evidence, that the shooter must be a “white supremacist” before deleting their tweets when the shooter’s identity was revealed. In that case, the shooter was shown to be of Syrian descent but who spent most of his life in the United States. The shooter in that case was previously “known to the FBI,” though the motive behind the shooting appears to have more to do with mental illness than anything else.
Just as with the recent Capitol attack, media outlets and Democrats shifted the narrative to discuss gun-control measures instead of the attack itself.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), for example tweeted that the “death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife,” a bizarre attempt to push gun control.
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