The left refuses to acknowledge the threat ISIS poses.
Chelsea Clinton is among those obscuring the dangers posed by radical Islamic terrorism.
But she didn’t know what she was talking about when she made her latest remarks.
Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) appeared on CNN after the Trump administration produced a list of 78 terrorist attacks they believed the media did not give significant attention to.
He was pressed about why the list only included Muslim terrorist attacks and not attacks by white terrorists, such as the shooting at a Quebec mosque that resulted in the tragic death of six individuals.
Duffy responded that white terrorists do pose a serious threat, but attacks committed by radical Islamic terrorists were numerous because they have spread to Europe and also worldwide.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
“In the interview, CNN host Alisyn Camerota was admonishing Republicans for not including white terrorists in their dialogue as often as radical Islamic terrorists recruited by ISIS.
Duffy said that is because ISIS attacks have spread throughout Europe and the Middle East, whereas white terrorist attacks, such as the shooting at a mosque in Canada last Sunday, do not have as much of a widespread resounding effect because they are not a part of a larger movement.”
Chelsea Clinton retweeted a video of the interview that was initially tweeted out by Black Lives Matter founder DeRay Mckesson.
What???? Did he actually say “on both sides”?? And here I thought it was extremists of ANY background who pose a threat to ALL OF US…!!! https://t.co/pc939L6QQ1
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 7, 2017
Clinton falsely claimed Duffy said white terrorists weren’t a threat.
He explicitly said so in the interview.
This controversy arose out of comments Donald Trump made when he stated the media didn’t cover terror attacks because of their agenda.
CNN reported on Trump’s comments:
“On Monday, during a speech to U.S. Central Command, Trump went off his prepared address and told the military leaders in the room, “Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland, as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino and all across Europe. You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.”
But the networks proved Trump’s point.
TVNewser reports CBS saying they covered just 74% of the attacks on Trump’s list, while NBC revealed they covered just 57 of the 78:
“It didn’t take long for the networks to begin going through their archives to determine which of the attacks they covered and which they didn’t. On CBS This Morning, after explaining “the list has repeated spelling errors,” Josh Elliott reported, “CBS News alone covered more than 74% of the attacks on the list.”
NBC News says it covered 57 of the attacks on the list. “By contrast, the 21 attacks NBC News did not cover were smaller incidents in places like Egypt, Bosnia or Bangladesh, resulting in the deaths of just eight people, total,” NBC said.”
Duffy is correct that Islamic terrorism is a worldwide threat.
He was also correct when he said attacks by white terrorists were a threat.
But his comments also included comparing the scale and scope of both kinds of attacks.
Chelsea Clinton was wrong to mischaracterize his comments.