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September 17, 2007

No One Saw This Coming: Dearborn Officials Deliberately Withheld Would-Be Jihadist Assassin's Jihadi Man-Love From The Public, So As Not To Cause... You Know

Because you know it's really the Jews and Buddhists and Christians who are are arming up and going infidel hunting.

What a strange world. Members of an Unnamed Religion Prone To Violent Extremism routinely butcher and murder members of other religions (and insufficiently devout members of their own), and it's the sensitivities of this Unnamed Religion Prone To Violent Extremism we're supposed to devote so many of our brain-hours to appeasing.

According to Dearborn Mayor “Jack” O“Reilly, Jr., the release of information about the case was delayed until after Zarkot’s arraignment and late in the day that marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. City officials feared that announcing the arrest of an armed Arabic man so close to anniversary of the attack would stir anti-Muslim sentiments and fan the flames of terrorism.

”We didn’t want this to become more than it is,“ O’Reilly said. ”There are certain things that the media latches onto, and this would have turned into a story about terrorism. That’s not the kind of tone we want to set."

Of course, this would-be Brave Warrior of an Unnamed Religion Prone To Violent Extremism intended to carry out his massacre on Sept. 11. He chose that date. But our very-sensitive officials were very cautious to keep the public in the dark despite that not-altogether-ludicrous possibility that there were others like this bastard out there as part of a team effort at random murder.

Life imitates dumb movies and TV shows. Whenever there's a city threatened by a volcano or nuclear bomb or crazed serial killer, the Authority Figures decide not to alert the public because they don't want to "start a panic." This despite the fact that an orderly evacuation and/or improved public vigilance could be a pretty good idea. And I always used to think, "How stupid. They just are trying to avoid the expense of showing an evacuation sequence and the even greater expense of having to empty the areas of the city where the story continues, to show that most people have (wisely) gotten out town until the threat is over."

Now I know better. It's real. The Authority Figures really do routinely deny the public relevant information for absurd reasons. Non-Muslim Americans have never in our history engaged in some sort of a pogrom against Muslims, even in the nervous days of tears and rage after 9/11, but our Smart, Tough government-types know we're all just a bunch of Over-Armed Yahoos just jumpin' at the chance to kill some swarthy innocents.

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