In the aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, in which Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik murdered fourteen people, the nation seemed momentarily paralyzed by the idea that such an intimate and grotesque attack could occur on American soil.
Team Hillary, on the other hand, was upset over optics.
Among the recently released cache of emails allegedly obtained from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, one exchange highlights the Left’s obsession with “Islamophobia.”
On December 2, 2015, Clinton campaign tech and communications guru Matt Ortega sent an email to email@example.com, containing a tweet from MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in which the host named Syed Farook as one of the San Bernardino killers.
Clinton spokesperson Karen Finney replied “Damn,” and forwarded the email to John Podesta, who wrote:
Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk [sic] was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.
For anyone who may be taken aback by this email chain, you’re not alone. That’s not a normal reaction. Instead of expressing thankfulness that a killer had been named, Finney and Podesta were allegedly distraught that he was yet another radical Muslim, and not a white guy they could use as a prop against “Islamophobia,” like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
The Left’s token white terrorist would have to remain McVeigh for a while longer, it seemed.