The media was raring to go when they learned that a young Muslim girl, Nabra Hassanen, was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat last week in Sterling, Virginia. The major newspapers and telecasts could barely restrain their glee as they reported on the murder, certain as they were that they could pin this one on that old, difficult-to-prove-but-easy-to-talk-about bogeyman, ISLAMOPHOBIA. Here it was, in all of its gruesome glory: The very thing they had been warning us about. The “alt-right” in America – inspired and impassioned by the election of Donald Trump – had finally claimed a Muslim victim.
And then, poof. Suddenly, no one wanted to talk about poor Nabra anymore.
What happened? Did the Washington Post and MSNBC decide all of a sudden that it was unseemly to exploit this girl’s death for the purposes of attacking President Trump and his supporters? Of course not. What happened was they discovered that the murder was not a “hate crime,” and – worse…MUCH worse – she was killed by an illegal immigrant from El Salvador. The moment it turned out that Darwin Martinez Torres was a 22-year-old with a detainer request against him, the media instantly discovered other stories to be interested in.
The victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants have been all-but-ignored in recent years as the Democrats and the media put their faith in border-jumping Mexicans/South Americans as the future of liberal America. Anything that contradicts the narrative that illegal immigrants are a benefit to the country is not welcome on the air or in the newspaper. And anyone who argues otherwise is a racist in disguise. Hell, anyone who even USES the term illegal to describe these people is a white supremacist who should be locked up for hate speech crimes, including the sitting president of the United States.
Thankfully, we have a president who cannot and will not be silenced by the media. And his administration has made it a priority to give a voice to those victims who have been ignored for too long. It’s time for the average American to wake up to the reality that is illegal immigration and all of the harms it brings upon the country. Without the facts – which the mainstream media has worked tirelessly to hide – there can be no overwhelming social pressure for change. We need to secure our borders and we need to send people like Martinez Torres back where they came from BEFORE they kill innocent people.