I was right; I was wrong

Michelle Malkin has written Lee Malvo, Muslim hatemonger. No matter how hard someone tries to spin it, John Muhammad and Lee Malvo were Islamic Terrorists, both in denotation and connotation. There was a concerted effort to run from this conclusion:

From the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism.

CNN downplayed Muhammad’s religious conversion — calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: “There is no indication that this case is related to Islam or Muslims.” Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper railed against conservative commentators such as the indomitable Mark Steyn, who had taken note of Muhammad’s Islamic faith and his reportedly expressed anti-American sentiments after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

This is well documented — or rather, confessed — by Malvo in his drawings. He draws “Osama Bin Laden: Prophet — Islam United, Rise!” He draws “INSHALLAH… Slaughter the Innocent… I (Lee) will die for the revolution, JIHAD…” He doesn’t do this in a vacuum. He backs it up with passages from the Koran. He is, in every sense of the word, an Islamic Terrorist.

I wrote about this before they were caught. In other places, I wrote a long speculation about a paramilitary operation using several teams to hit DC in an organized fashion. It turns out that I vastly overestimated the ability of the Maryland/Virginia/DC police to track someone running around shooting people. (I incorrectly assumed that they were competent.) I was wrong about that, but I wasn’t wrong about my basic premise — this wasn’t a white right-wing wacko running around popping people. This was Islamic terrorists murdering in the name of Allah to spread terror.

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