The Lying Press: A Tale of Two Shootings In Chattanooga

The Lying Press on Chattanooga and Charleston

By Hunter Wallace

Here is a sample of some of the most recent Op-Eds in the Chattanooga Times Free Press about the Charleston shooting, the Confederate Battle Flag, and Southern heritage in Tennessee and other Southern states:

[“The second surrender of Dixie,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, July 8, 2015]

“Across the South, the Confederate flag keeps coming down. We should replace it with the white flag of surrender. It is time Dixie surrenders, again, and once and for all. …

Therefore, out of love for our black neighbors, we would gladly, humbly, fold up the flag.

And in doing so, we surrender ourselves to the greater and more eternal work of racial fellowship, turn-the-other-cheek courage and the ongoing construction of the beautiful, beloved community in the South.”

[“The fear of a changing America,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, July 14, 2015]

“Morris Dees grew up the son of white Alabama cotton farmers. His father was hated by the local Klan because of the fair and kind way he treated other black sharecroppers. In the 1950s, Dees went to the University of Alabama and witnessed the mob violence that followed Autherine Lucy, the first black student who tried to integrate the campus. …

Dees comes to Chattanooga as the keynote speaker at tonight’s eighth annual First Amendment dinner at the Jewish Cultural Center. He and I spoke over the phone last week, days before South Carolina removed the Confederate flag its capitol grounds. What follows is an excerpt of our interview.”

[“Southern Horrors and the end of Nathan Bedford Forrest,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 26, 2016]

“In light of the racism and violence in Charleston, S.C., Nashville politicians are considering the removal of the 4-foot tall, state Capitol bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who later became the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

It’s staggering the Forrest bust has remained this long, as if somehow our elected leaders have been content to govern near the statue gaze of a Klan leader. …”

[“What Emanuel AME Church can teach us,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 23, 2015]

“The black church has always demonstrated this in ways the American white church hasn’t. (And can’t until it finds itself on the side of the oppressed.”

Just out of curiosity, I thought I would poke around in David Cook’s archive at the Chattanooga Times Free Press to see what he has had to say about Islam over the years. He’s had a lot to say about the subject:

[“Respect is always most important value,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 17, 2015]

“My friend sat up straight. Raised her hand.

“I am Muslim,” she said, boldly, maybe even defiantly. “And what you’re saying is wrong.”

There was a heroic quality to the moment: My friend said her classmates immediately cheered and clapped for her as the embarrassed priest backpeddled. Yet her victory was short-lived; she was soon sent to the principal’s office, who then sent for her parents. …

We in Christian-America make the same mistake with regards to religion. For example: Can you name five facts about Islam? To that end, I am pleased to announce this Thursday, at 5 p.m, the Muslim Student Association at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is hosting a public discussion on Islam. Questions are welcome. Curiosity, encouraged.)”

[“Muslims and Christians in Dalton,” The Chattanoogan, May 3, 2005]

“Why would these people of Dalton behave in such a way? Why would a house of worship be fought with such emotion, especially when faith is so important to so many in Dalton?

Because the group of faithful believers are not Christian.

They are Muslim.

The Dalton Islamic Center seeks to build a new mosque on an 11 acre site wedged between two Baptist churches and one Bible church. On Monday night, at a public hearing, members of the Islamic Center listened as their Dalton neighbors rallied together on Monday night to protest the construction.

The Muslims met protest that was both indirect and direct ways. County officials have hinted that construction would be stopped, perhaps because of inadequate sewer systems or height restrictions. One man stood up at the meeting and voiced his fear that the Islamic Center would become a refuge for terrorists. As he sat down, the crowd applauded loudly.

This is racism.

Racism can be defined as believing something about a man, or woman, simply because of the color of their skin. It can range from hot racism _ lynching, segregation, to cold racism, police profiling, white men can’t jump. Since Sept. 11, and the resulting war against Iraq, many Americans have been harboring the fear that any Muslim is a bad Muslim. Since the terrorists were Islamic, then all believers in Islam must be terrorists too.

This is ignorance.”

[“Lessons from Islam,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 9, 2013]

“After the prayer and sermon, a few of us sat together and talked. The men said how welcoming Chattanooga has been, especially the nearby Seventh-day Adventist community.

I asked them if there was anything they wished Chattanooga knew.

“You are sitting in a mosque. This is just a place of worship. No schemes are being hatched here, no plots,” said Sheikh.

“I personally would like them to find out about Islam themselves rather than going on Fox or CNN,” said Dr. Amjad Munir. “Islam is a peaceful religion.”

And they all welcomed anyone in Chattanooga to come visit.”

As it happens, this is the very mosque where Mohammod Abdulazeez worshiped, and David Cook sat there and wrote Op-Eds about how wonderful it was and how welcoming Chattanooga had been to the Muslim community. In fact, it turns out that David Cook and Mohammod Abdulazeez went to the same high school!

Note: In the wake of the Fort Hood shooting, General Casey, “the Army’s top officer,” said “our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” Nidal Hasan’s massacre was officially classified as “workplace violence.” Last year, when a radical black Muslim beheaded a woman in Oklahoma, that too was classified as “workplace violence.”

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  1. The more I read, the more I am convinced you are answering a higher calling. I Will be making a donation. I have used your blog to educate friends and family alike. People are waking up, albeit slowly.

    May God bless you & your family and thank you so much for all you are doing.

  2. Sir, you’ve written another great article.

    What can be said?

    The government is charged by the constitution to conduct the defence of the country – yet, I note, they conduct offences in many places, and little defence, here. Apparently the NSA spends the bulk of it’s time watching us (law-abiding Southern secessionists) so that they can keep the SPLC up to date on the latest smear possibilities.

    Islam is at war with us, yet, the Yankee government winks and conducts a stealth war against us.

  3. I’m not sure the word “racism” has any meaning, but if it does, most definitely an example is the ethnic bigotry that our P.C. elites endlessly direct against white Southerners. To hear them tell it, we have no right to any kind of self-respect or dignity. We must forever be their whipping boy. The Confederate flag is the symbol of our people. They hate it because they hate us.

  4. Junius Daniel: I appreciate the sentiment, but in reality, Southerners are just caught in the crossfire between Islam and the the Globalist Elite that control D.C. While they should not be here, neither should we be there. In reality we have a mutual enemy in Godless Communism. Using my analogy of throwing rhetorical punches, when your bell is rung and you see three opponents, always swing for the one in the middle!

  5. Here is Democratic candidate Jim Webb on media bias against Southerners:

    “The culture so dramatically symbolized by the Southern redneck [is] the greatest inhibitor of the plans of the activist Left and the cultural Marxists for a new kind of society altogether. And for the last fifty years the Left has been doing everything in its power to sue them, legislate against their interests, mock them in the media, isolate them as idiosyncratic, and publicly humiliate their traditions in order to make them, at best, irrelevant to America’s future growth.”

    More here:

  6. Racism = Anything a White person does, says or thinks that anti-Whites don’t like.

    As you all know, anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  7. Hmm. Five facts about Islam……hmmm….lesee….

    -Despite a few hundred things being outlawed, like movies, jewelry, loud music, and dancing, the Saudi royals will have none of that. Just ask them, but wait until Inside Christy Canyon is over….

    -It’s amazing that a barely-literate man could write an entire ‘bible’ all by his lonesome, which leads many scholars to believe he really didn’t compose doodly.

    -He was also a pedophile. You go look it up. One of his contemporaries, a critic, found it just so amazing that whenever old M wanted to do something reprehensible, he would “suddenly” have a vision where Allah said it was okay.

    -Muslims are intolerant of _any_ belief system outside theirs, and the Kook–ran says the penalty for such is death. It’s there.

    -Early Islam was practiced at sword point. You either get in line or die. Current Moozlem apologists would like us all to look past that as the Christian apologists want us to forget about The Spanish Inquisition.

    -Moozlems, to date, have killed approximately 270,000,000.

    -Since 9-11, Moozlems have carried out some 23,000 attacks, most fatal.

    -Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

    -And finally, despite that some Moozlems say that Islam is peaceful, and that let bygones be bygones? They are, yes, committing a grave sin!

    Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”

    That’s nine. I win the pony.

  8. 1 fact about Islam is that it was founded in Medina at a time when the entire population of Medina was more or less Jewish. Muhammad was invited by Jewish rival tribes to adjudicate disputes between the Jewish tribes there.

    Gradually Mohammad killed all the males in those tribes and took their wives as booty. So did his cult. It’s not speculation to point out that the second generation of Muslims were a type of Half-breed Jew. Legally a rabbi could point out that all offspring from Arab men with concubine Jews are themselves Jew.

    This factor should answer the question: who wrote their book? What was the impetus for the Islamic conquests?

    From the beginning I suspect that Islam was a weaponization of Arabs by sneaky as fuck Jews.

  9. It’s no mistake that Islam wanted to sack Constantinople as that was the seat of Roman/Greek power over the hebes.

    Luckily right after Islam sacked Constantinople, Columbus found a New World for Christians (White Europeans) to colonize and form a power base that crashed the Ottomans for 400 years.

  10. @Afterthought…

    Sir, Thank you for your thoughts. I guess I am aware of the crosshairs in between Southerners find themselves – which is why I am a secessionist.

    As a Southerner I exist, daily, knowing that I live under a government that purports to represent me and mine, but, in fact, for decades has only seen us, and our land, as raw material to advance it’s globalist aims.

    No, Sir – come to think of it – I am pretty dang aware of it.

    Furthermore, I have come to believe that the current regime spends a lot more time watching domestic white law-abiding Christian Southerners, at Facebook, LOS, SNN, and Occidental Dissent, than they do policing our borders or following those aliens who are here, and likely to do us harm.

    It feels like a personal animus – yet, being a well-mannered Tarheel, I must wait patiently until my fellow Southerners stop looking the other way.

    We, Southerners are community, and our answers will come acting as a community.

  11. The “Christian” Zionist Franklin Graham wants to ban all Muslim immigration
    as a resuult of Chattanooga.
    Curiously he does not want to remove US troops from the Mideast nor end the
    subsidization of Israel and wars for Israel which involve wars against any Muslim movement which does not accommodate Israel’s theft of Palestine.
    John Charity, your “facts” would, even in the scenario you depict, hinge on the relative numbers of those depicted when the intermarriages occurred; of course the Koran has
    an anti-Judaism perspective in many spots.

  12. James Burnham summed it up nicely: “Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.”

    No matter how you cut it, liberalism rationalizes Western/White/Christian defeats and turns them into “victories” for democracy, equality, and a pseudo-tolerance (i.e., tolerance of everything and everyone who is not Western, White or Christian).

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