Update 6:00 a.m.
Correction (8:10 a.m.): Boston Police Department has identified suspects as Chechnyan brothers; 26 year old Tamerlan Tzarnaev and Dzhokhar Tzarnaev, 19. There was a shoot out this Morning. Tamerlan is dead and Dzhokhar is on the run.
CNN: “You can’t blame any group for extremists.”
The vicious attack on Steve Emerson
What is the American left doing about the reign of terror in Boston on Patriots’ Day? Why of course—they are rising to the defense of Islamic Jihad. Just hours after the bombing I deduced the perpetrators could only be Islamic Jihadists:
Of course these terrorists that hit Boston Monday are Islamic jihadists. Has any stepped forward to claim credit? Not yet. But go here for a list of nearly 20 Muslim leaders praising the attack. This is not some half baked young American charged up by a rant from a wild eyed Imam at the local mosque. The symbolism of the attack on Patriots’ Day is exactly what al Qaeda linked jihadists do. Dear reader, you are at war. This is your declared enemy. Committed Islamists understand that Islam cannot exist where freedom reigns. This war is the story of the twenty first century. Never forget domestic radical, Dave Foreman, paraphrasing Jesus, said, “This is war. There are no sidelines and there are no spectators.”
The link to the list of Muslim leaders was compiled by the number one woman “standing in the gap” against this dark scourge, Pamela Geller. Geller’s partner in her activist work is Robert Spencer, one of the two leading American scholars on the Islamic Caliphate and its present war against America, Israel, Christians and Jews.
The other is Steve Emerson. Mr. Emerson founded the Investigative Project on Terrorism in 1995. IPT is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups.
Emerson appeared Wednesday night on Hannity. In addition to giving Hannity analysis, Emerson broke the news that the young Saudi, hospitalized by the blast in Boston for a day, will be quietly deported Tuesday.
After the program Wednesday night, Hannity, through his own sources, confirmed Emerson’s newsbreak. Thursday morning, “Big Sis,” Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in an angry response to Congressman Jeff Duncan, R, SC, denied the deportation of the Saudi saying, “There is so much reported on this that’s been wrong, I can’t even begin to tell you . . .”
The left in the big Internet media sprang into action. The vicious attack on Mr. Emerson was relentless and breathtaking. This is typical:
Steve Emerson Bungles It Again: Saudi National Not Being Deported—
Said a dude at Gawker named Cord Jefferson. He went on:
The anatomy of a rumor: Last night, a man named Steve Emerson, “terrorism expert,” was called upon to talk about the Boston bombing on jumped-up carnival barker Sean Hannity’s Fox News program. Citing unnamed sources, Emerson told Hannity that Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the 22-year-old Saudi national once considered a “person of interest” in the Boston case, was to be deported by the U.S. government on Tuesday “on national security grounds.” “This is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia,” said Emerson. “You don’t arrest their citizens, you deport them because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them.”
From there, it was off to the Islamophobia races as wingnut sites like WND and Gateway Pundit and Free Republic all scrambled to spread Emerson’s gospel far and wide. The Saudi was guilty! Hooray!
Or not. Because all it took was one phone call to discover that Emerson’s “scoop” was like so many scoops since Monday: total bullsh..t.
A law enforcement official told me about an hour ago that the story of Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi being deported is “not true at all.” He continued:
[Alharbi] and the guy we have in custody are two different people. They’re two different people with two different names. Yes, there was a person arrested. But the person we have in custody is not [Alharbi] and has nothing to do with the [Boston bombing]. We arrest people on a daily basis across the country—that’s what we do here. Also, not even the person we arrested is being deported at this time.
So there you have it.
Emerson’s name has been popping up a lot in the wake of the marathon bombing, due in large part to the fact that he appears to have a real desire to pin the attack on a Muslim group. On Tuesday morning Emerson took to C-SPAN to posit that Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the man he would one day later say is getting deported, should be carefully considered as the bomber because “the burns on his skin match the explosive residue of the bomb that exploded.” In other words, Alharbi is suspicious because the injuries he sustained in a bombing match up perfectly with the kind of bomb used in the attack. A few hours later, authorities would completely exonerate Alharbi, and a day after that is when Emerson would go public with his next bogus story about the young man being deported, also a lie.
With insight like that, it’s a wonder Emerson isn’t in the employ of the U.S. government and instead heads up the notorious anti-Islam circus the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Before we deal with the critical core issue, let’s clean up the rest of Jefferson’s mess.
- Putting terrorism expert in quotes diminishes Jefferson, not Emerson. Mr. Emerson released his documentary, Jihad in America, in 1995—ten years after he realized we were facing an Islamic “holy war.”
- Jefferson uses the cheap and spineless leftwing Alinsky tactic of besmirching throughout as he did calling Hannity a “hopped-up carnival barker.” And, “…off to the Islamophobia races as wingnut sites…”
- Jefferson, like all Progressives—particularly the Obama Administration—will never admit we are under attack from Islam therefore everyone like Emerson must be smeared with remarks like, “[Emerson] … appears to have a real desire to pin the attack on a Muslim group.
- Once again, Mr. Emerson’s IPT is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups.
As to the substance, Emerson was back with the very calm Hannity Thursday night declaring he has an ICE document showing Alharbi, the Saudi in question, is scheduled for deportation next Tuesday. To which Hannity declared he has confirmation from multiple sources. Emerson revealed that members of Congress have the ICE document and it will be made public. The segment is not yet up on You Tube. You should temporarily find it at Fox News Hannity and, when it is posted on You Tube, I will have it here. For now, click the image:
By the way, you can watch the Emerson documentary, Jihad in America, here:
So much swill, hard to know the pigs from the good guys. Hannity is thorough, methinks. As for Napolitano, she is the definition of government mistrust and intrigue.