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James Holmes and “Retrospective Jihad”

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by Emperor

“Every action is based on intention”–Islamic maxim

What more can one say about the loony, imbecile world of the “counterjihad,” any and everything, no matter how obscene and absurd confirms a preset conclusion; Islam and Muslims are inherently evil.

As if reading out of the Protocols of the Elders of Mecca the desperate legions of anti-Muslim invective made haste to proliferate a Daily Mail article about the alleged jailhouse conversion of James Holmes and his supposed ex-post-facto justification of the atrocity perpetrated in Aurora, Colorado.

FrontPageMagRag‘s favorite genocidalist Daniel Greenfield ran the story, saying it may be another prisoner going “Mohamedan behind bars.” Those self-proclaimed “Jihad experts/reporters,” Spencer and Geller, found the story too juicy to pass up, claiming Holmes was just acting out his own #Myjihad, with Geller speculating if “it was a recent conversion or was there some knowledge about his leanings before the shooting?”

Interestingly, the Daily Mail article itself notes that Muslim inmates are “not happy” about Holmes trying to link his massacre to Islam. So what you have in effect is an allegedly nutty James Holmes and the Islamophobes agreeing with one another about what is and can possibly be Jihad, and the third party, ACTUAL Muslims telling us that there is no way their religion could possibly have anything to do with Holmes’ horrific actions. Oh, the irony!

One does not even have to wonder whether the media or Islamophobes would react in a similar manner if Holmes converted to Judaism or Christianity and proclaimed to justify his actions through those religions!

In any case it is important to highlight the fact that the report on his “conversion” is unverified and relies on “anonymous” sources.

Did Aurora Shooter Convert to Islam?

James Holmes, the alleged Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooter, has reportedly converted to Islam while in jail. Emphasis on reportedly.

Holmes’ rumored religious conversion has been widely rumored, yet scrutinized by some media sources, citing a lack of credible evidence.

The Daily Mail first ran with the story that Holmes converted to Islam in jail and is now a dedicated Muslim who prays five times a day.

The newspaper received the tip from a prison source, who noted Holmes’ beard, in his most recent court appearance, as evidence of his conversion.

“He has brainwashed himself into believing that he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,” the source said of Holmes.

He now abides by a Muslim diet and studies the Quran, supposedly.

The prison source said other Muslim inmates are not happy, given that “They don’t want their religion to be connected to that awful shooting.”

Questions about Holmes’ conversion to Islam started circulating once the Washington Times published the story, with Salon offering heavy scruntiny.

The site discusses the questionable sourcing, noting the unnamed prison source as a problem, as well as the Daily Mail’s history of false reports.

Salon’s main point was that people just ran the rumor as fact:

“It’s entirely possible that Holmes has converted to Islam, and even that he brainwashed himself into ex-post-facto justifying his killing,” the site says.

Yet while “James Holmes is severely disturbed, by all accounts, and could delude himself into thinking anything,” ties to Islam are far from established.

Salon contends that Islam itself has become the story here:

“If Holmes suddenly became a devout Pentecostal or Hindu in prison, would bloggers be connecting the religion to the shooting in the way they are now?”

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  • Awesome

    The comments are always going to be idiotic because those are the only types of comments they permit. Propaganda and Message Force Multipliers that are based on falsehoods lose their effectiveness if you allow dissenting views to thrive, which is why Spencer, Geller, the Daily Mail, etc. censor them.

    Also, like any fad, their campaign needs to constantly be renewed with stories (fake or real) to keep the whole thing running. This is why they put up fake stories like this every now and then when things start to slow down. After all, if the moral panic ends then so do their careers.

  • Seeker

    You spotted it !!!! Despite my red herring you on to thorin’s track !!!!
    Awesomeness !

    You are the 3rd person to decode this, the first being Honorable Deacon Spender and Her Lady Geller, of course. Please collect your free pass from Michael Jackson.

  • Talking_fish_head

    I had the same problem, it seems to be a problem from the LW severs

  • Talking_fish_head

    Gandalf is the Ayottolah according to their logic

  • golden izanagi

    I forgot gandalf has a beard too could that mean he has for the two thousand years he has walked middle earth has been secretly spreading the sharia under the guise of stopping a great evil from taking over the world?

  • Seeker

    For some reason, I get confused between this guy and Breivik.

  • Seeker

    Yes, that movie sent a secret message out to all the Muslims. It was in Thorin’s beard!!! You’re going to have to watch the movie again to figure it out. If you didn’t get it, I can’t explain it. I’m practicing taqiyya !

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    I hope not, but that’s exactly the same problem I’ve been encountering.

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    So do I I keep getting “Are you sure you want to do this?”

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    I’m not sure either. The last few times I used it, it appeared that it was not. I hope Loon Watch is able to fix it soon.

  • mindy1

    I wanna give him toxic e.coli as for the Geller type haters-GTFO

  • mindy1

    tried to go down the Mayor’s chimney again :P

  • Solid Snake

    Exactly, these people are just amazingly stupid.

  • golden izanagi

    most of the dwarves from thorin okenshields company had beards as well to which I am surprised geller or some other nutjob didn’t go on a rant on how peter jackson is promoting sharia with the hobbit film. (which was awesome by the way)

  • Solid Snake
  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    Speaking of Geller she was on CNN

    Conservative Activist Pam Geller Fights With Muslim-American Advocate Over Jihad Signs

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/conservative-activist-pam-geller-fights-with-muslim-american-advocate-over-jihad-signs/

    I am not sure if your contact form is working

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  • Talking_fish_head

    I was Santa last week, lets just say im not allowed to go to new york ever again

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    “In any case it is important to highlight the fact that the report on his “conversion” is unverified and relies on “anonymous” sources.”
    So either its made up , or someone was paid to make it up .
    Usual standard of evidence from the counter jihad.
    Sir David

  • Heinz Catsup

    You can’t help but feel sorry for this poor fool.

  • golden izanagi

    and probably santa clause a week after that.

  • Reynardine

    Oh, well, tomorrow he’ll think he’s the Tooth Fairy.

  • golden izanagi

    wow those two really jumped on this didn’t they holmes allegedly converts to islam and in moments time and spencer and geller are already using him as another excuse for a “muslims are evil” tirade which only cements how pathetic and desperate those two are, oh and the comments are as always teeming with nothing but idiocy.

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    Emperor,

    Once again it looks like their trying to desperately link any act of terrorism or to Islam somehow to prove their point.

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