On Friday, a young Muslim man in New Jersey named Kashif Pervaiz was charged with the murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani, who was shot dead Tuesday night while pushing her 3-year-old son in a stroller on a street in Boonton, N.J.
Although the case apparently has nothing whatsoever to do with jihad terrorism, Islamic honor killing, or any such matter, it has been illuminating of the Islamic supremacist strategy to suppress free speech about Islam and jihad in the U.S. today.
Pervaiz, you see, was walking with Noorani when the shooting took place. He had allegedly set up the whole thing with his accomplice mistress, a Boston woman with whom he apparently shares an apartment. And according to the New York Post, Pervaiz initially told police that “three men, one black, one white and one of an uncertain race, called the couple terrorists before opening fire.” That was enough for police to investigate the possibility that the shooting was an anti-Muslim hate crime—that is, until Pervaiz began changing his story, and began to emerge as a suspect.
Islamic supremacists never miss a chance to position Muslims as victims so as to deflect attention away from jihad terror and try to place Islam and the Muslim community beyond reasonable scrutiny. And so even as Pervaiz was starting to equivocate and spin ever-taller tales, the blame game began. I received a tweet from a certain Jawad Rasul, containing a link to one of the initial stories about the murder: “If you have any humanity, you might ponder over this!” Meanwhile, a well-placed source told me that Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was “salivating and waiting to jump all over” the Noorani murder story. “They are waiting to blame you for everything.”
I wasn’t anywhere near Boonton last Tuesday, so why would CAIR want to blame me for this murder? Because in CAIR’s world, my work exposing the activities of Islamic jihadists and the ways in which they use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and their supremacist beliefs constitutes “hate” and “incitement to violence.” The network thinks they’ve found confirmation of this in the murder spree of Norwegian psychopath Anders Breivik, because he cited me (along with John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Barack Obama, the New York Times and a host of others) in his lengthy and ideologically incoherent “manifesto.”
Another Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), wants Obama to take action on this: “The rise of Islamophobia fostered by individuals such as Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller has threatened our communities and prompted such acts of violence. ICNA calls upon the international community and the Obama administration to take action against hate groups and so-called ‘experts on Islam’ who promote this kind of bigotry.”
In reality, the idea that any of the counter-jihad activists and writers whom the mainstream media and Islamic supremacists have blamed for the Norway attacks is actually responsible for them is absurd, and not just because we have never called for or justified violence. When two people or groups share a belief or perspective, and one of them starts killing, the other is in no way responsible. Otherwise Martin Luther King Jr. would be responsible for the Watts Riots—and CAIR and ICNA for Islamic jihad terror. Indeed, it is ironic that the Islamic supremacist groups that are trying to shut down the counter-jihad movement by claiming that our views lead to violence, at the same time hotly deny that there is any connection between Islamic teachings and jihad violence—even though Islamic jihadists routinely point to those teachings as their motivation.
The CAIR/ICNA Islamic supremacist blame game, including the unseemly eagerness to blame me for a love triangle murder in New Jersey, is part of a larger initiative. The 57-government Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been working for years to compel the governments of the U.S. and Europe to criminalize all critical discussion of Islam, thereby rendering them unable to investigate the motives and goals of jihad terrorists, and thus become mute and defenseless against the advancing jihad. A key component of this effort in the U.S. today is to demonize and marginalize all the voices speaking out for the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience and the equality of rights of all people—all denied by Islamic law.
This blame game is an outrage to the memory of Nazish Noorani. And it’s a threat to the freedom of every American.