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Racist Cop Killer was Nation of Islam Member

In a series of YouTube videos that were swiftly removed Sunday, Baton Rouge cop killer Gavin Long, under the pseudonym “Cosmo Setepenra,” railed against “crackers,” called the killing of five officers in Dallas “justice,” and urged black men to “fight back,” according to The Guardian.

In one video titled “I am NOT affiliated with Anyone!” Long rants about how he has no ties to any particular group and brags that he is an independent thinker.

“I thought my own thoughts, I made my own decisions – I’m the one who’s gotta listen to the judgment,” he said. Elsewhere in the video, he boasts that he is possessed by the “spirit of Justice.” (There’s a red flag.)

Despite his claims, though, Long left a trail of online clues about who he was and where he got his radical ideas. According to the Daily Caller, the Marine Corps veteran had been a member of the Nation of Islam.

In recent weeks leading up to Sunday’s shooting in which he murdered three police officers, he had posted videos discussing the recent killings of black men in confrontations with police.

“If I would have been there with Alton — clap,” he said in a July 14 video.

He styled himself as a “spiritual adviser,” but his advice apparently had mostly to do with his various racist views of non-blacks. “These Arabs, these Indians, they don’t give two f***s about us,” he said in one video.

That Long was a racist seems undeniable, but Sunday’s ambush slaughter may not have been explicitly race-related, as one of the cops he killed was black. The day of the shooting was also reportedly Long’s 29th birthday.

The image that is emerging of Long is of yet another perpetually aggrieved young black man who feels that blacks are victimized by police. Although he’s clearly a racist, his particular hatred seems to have focused on police of any color as the tormentors and oppressors of blacks.

He may not have been a dues-paying member of any particular agitator group, but he was hardly the independent thinker he seems to have imagined he was. It’s not the group affiliation, it’s the attitude that gives him away.

Apparently, he was a member of the Nation of Islam at some point, though details are fuzzy. That group has long been a breeding ground for black loathing and contempt for America, government, whites and just about everybody.

Don’t expect President Obama, Louisiana’s Democratic governor or the media to make a big deal about the Muslim connection to yet another massacre, but you can bet the Nation of Islam fed into Long’s self-loathing and projection onto the outside world of his own inadequacies.

Although he doesn’t yet seem to have had direct ties to Black Lives Matter, the group at present is the leading agitator and inspiration for black rioting, violence, crime and hatred of police going around. It also has direct financial ties to the usual liberal suspects and has been verbally encouraged by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

I only bring that up because when, in November, Robert Lewis Dear Jr. shot up a parking lot outside a Planned Parenthood facility, liberals and the media were suddenly all over pro-life groups, talking about “Christian terrorists” and trying to blame the maker of that series of videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s shady dealings involving selling of organs and aborted baby parts for inciting violence. This, despite the fact that Dear was not affiliated with any group, none of the groups ever advocated violence, and Dear was clearly delusional. (He is currently assigned to a mental institution.)

On the other hand, we have Black Lives Matter, a group whose leaders pay lip service to disavowing violence but plan events with the idea to “create a space for anger and rage,” then act surprised when their followers smash, burn, vandalize, intimidate and attack people, including police. This has happened repeatedly.

If, as the Left insists, the “rhetoric” of pro-life groups that have never called for violence makes them culpable for a lone nutcase who embodies the opposite of pro-life values, then shouldn’t we be doubly interested in the “rhetoric” of BLM and similar groups that have repeatedly called for violence, intimidation, “resistance,” etc. and demonstrated a capacity to produce it, when a lone nutcase who perfectly embodies those groups’ principles acts on them and murders police officers?

Yet, BLM faces no consequences. Clinton, President Obama and other Democrats are supportive, even proud, of the protest movement. (Or should we just call it and dub them minions?)

For as many times as Obama, the media and liberals in general have spouted about “homegrown terrorism” and pointed an accusing finger at conservatives from the NRA to the Tea Party, those same left-wing inquisitors have given Black Lives Matter, Muslims and other pet groups a pass.

Don’t take my word for it. We can test the idea, yet again, today and the rest of the week at the Republican Convention.

Prediction: Yelling and harassment from liberal protesters is certain. That they will find a way to disrupt activities inside the convention facility is also certain. Violence is highly likely, at least a 90 percent probability. The possibility of a shooting or some other sort of attempt at a fatal attack (car, bomb, gas, or some combination) is high and grows higher whenever Trump will be in the area.

Chance of liberals ever taking any responsibility for anything that does happen: zero.

 

 

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Tad Cronn

Tad Cronn began his journalism career in 1983. While he earned awards for his work as a reporter and editor, his greatest joy is writing news commentary. Providing a conservative and often humorous outlook on current events, he now works as a freelance writer based in California.

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