The shooting in Atlanta prompted a cascade of outcry against race-based, COVID-19-related attacks. But when a Muslim gunman kills 10 white people in a Boulder supermarket, there’s not a hate crime in sight.
Shortly after news broke Tuesday that the suspect in the Boulder, Colorado, supermarket shooting, Ahmad Al-Issa, was a Syrian Muslim who professed pro-Islam, anti-Trump sentiments, President Joe Biden took the podium and opened his remarks with:
“There’s still a great deal we don’t know about the killer and the motivation of the killer in Boulder, Colorado, and other critical aspects of this mass shooting . . . You’re going to ask me to speculate—understandably, you’re going to ask me to speculate on what happened, why it happened. And I’m not going to do that now because we don’t have all the information.”
The @POTUS handle also tweeted, “There is a great deal we do not know about the killer, his motivation, and other critical aspects about this shooting, but know this: as president, I will use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe.”
There is a great deal we do not know about the killer, his motivation, and other critical aspects about this shooting, but know this: as president, I will use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 23, 2021
But just last week, not knowing “a great deal” didn’t stop the Biden-Harris White House from endorsing a race-based narrative regarding the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia:
“Jill and I share the nation’s grief and outrage at the horrific killings of eight people, among them six Asian American women, in Georgia on March 16,” a statement from the president read. “While we do not yet know motive, as I said last week, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing crisis of gender-based and anti-Asian violence that has long plagued our nation.”
On March 19, “racism, xenophobia, and intolerance” were the culprits. On March 23, “the guns, the magazines, the weapons, and the modifications that apparently have taken place to those weapon,” were to blame. The shooting in Atlanta prompted statements about “COVID-19 hate crimes” and admonitions to “change our hearts.” But after the shooting in Boulder, the White House bent over backwards to shield the gunman’s identity and place the blame on the weapon. Who needs to change their hearts this time?
Al-Issa is Muslim and all the individuals who died in Boulder were white, but Twitter blue checks—including Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece—ignored that and blamed the horrific event on “white men.” Under the Biden-Harris regime, this thinking isn’t limited to the Twittersphere—it pervades the Executive Office of the President of the United States.