Examples of HuffPost ignoring, downplaying or whitewashing Islamist terror attacks, plots and arrests

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Summary

(1) October 2017: HuffPost completely ignored the indictment of an American ISIS supporter, with two foreigners, for their plot to mount a massive terrorist attack on Times Square and nearby subways and music venues

(2) June 2016: HuffPost whitewashed the Pulse nightclub attack — then ignored the fact that two months earlier, an imam preached in Orlando, that Muslims must murder gays

(3) June 2017: HuffPost claims shariah law is no threat to the U.S. Constitution, and those who assert it is are “haters” — while completely ignoring shariah’s role in causing the Pulse nightclub massacre, again

(4) August 2016, Istanbul, Turkey (belated discovery): HuffPost completely ignored the discovery of a beheaded, mutilated gay Syrian refugee

(5) July 2017, Oakland, CA: HuffPost completely ignored the FBI arrest of a militant Islamist who claimed he was going to murder 10,000 or more gays and lesbians with mass poisoning

(6) October 2017, New York, NY: HuffPost buried the conviction of an ISIS-affiliated Islamist terrorist for bombing New York’s Chelsae district in 2016

(7) October 2017, Miami, FL: HuffPost completely ignored the indictment of a Trump-hating Islamist citizen of Honduras, for attempting to bomb a Miami shopping mall

(8) July 2017, Kirkwood, NY: HuffPost completely ignored the arrest of a terrorist-affiliated Islamist with a massive arsenal of weapons

(9) October 2017, Edmonton, CAN: HuffPost completely ignored the indictment of a Somali jihadist who entered the U.S. illegally,  but was let go under the Obama administration, after which he traveled to Edmonton, Canada and perpetrated a series of terrorist attacks

(10-19) 2013-2017: HuffPost ignored or whitewashed ten incidents of “vetted” Muslim refugees being indited for involvement in terrorism

(20) October 2017, New York, NY: HuffPost placed and kept a Islamist terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan beneath a splash headline of a sensational tabloid headline, of a political figure’s child calling him “crazy,” and failed to identify it accurately

(21) November 2017, Toledo, OH: HuffPost completely ignored the conviction of a Muslim immigrant for supporting Islamist terrorism, and attempting to have the judge who presided over his trial assassinated

(22) September 2017, Toledo, OH: HuffPost completely ignored the indictments of three Muslim immigrants on charges of supporting an Islamist terrorist organization

(23) July 2016, Buffalo, MO: HuffPost completely ignored the federal indictment of an ISIS supporter for posting terrorist propaganda on social media, and soliciting the murder of two FBI agents and two U.S. soldiers

(24) June 2014-present day: HuffPost completely ignored the Islamist who murdered two gay men in Seattle, and another man in New Jersey, in the cause of jihad

(25) May 2014: HuffPost completely ignored the firebombing of a gay nightclub in Seattle, WA, by an Islamist who reportedly claimed that homosexuals “should be exterminated,” and was convicted of the crime

(26) November 2017: HuffPost completely ignored a new report that chronicles other arrests of Islamist militants in New York, affiliated with an overseas terrorist gang, for crimes including, murder, illegal weapons possession, drug running and others [UPDATED]

(27) June 2017: HuffPost downplayed the arrest of a naturalized Somali Islamist for supporting terrorism — then completely ignored his guilty plea, two years later

(28) March 2016: HuffPost whitewashed and rewrote the content of a report, with video, of female jihadist in Russia who beheaded a non-Muslim toddler and paraded the streets with its severed head

(29) April 2016, Hollywood, FL: Recent convert to Islam arrested for plot to perpetrate an ISIS-style shooting and bombing attack on a S. Florida synagogue

(30) November 2017, Hollywood, FL: Recent convert to Islam convicted, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for plot to perpetrate an ISIS-style shooting and bombing attack on a S. Florida synagogue

(31) December 2017, London, England: HuffPost whitewashed, buried and quickly removed news of an Islamist terror plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Teresa May

(32) December 2017, Orlando, FL: HuffPost completely ignored the announcement that the Pulse nightclub jihadist’s wife has been indicted for aiding him in preparing for the attack


Summary

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(1) October 2017: HuffPost completely ignored the indictment of an American ISIS supporter, with two foreigners, for their plot to mount a massive terrorist attack on Times Square and nearby subways and music venues

On the afternoon of October 6, 2017, news broke in America, England, Canada and elsewhere that three ISIS-affiliated Islamists, including an American citizen, were charged with plotting a series of massive attacks in New York City.  Below are the NBC and Daily Mail (UK) accounts, and video stories:

ISIS Sympathizers Planned to ‘Create the Next 9/11’ With Attacks on Concerts, Subways & Times Square: Feds; One of the suspects allegedly told an undercover agent posing as ISIS sympathizer that “NY Needs to fall,” by Jonathan Dienst, Checkey Beckford, Mark Schone. David Paredes, Joe Valiquette and R. Darren Price, NBC New York, October 6, 2017. Excerpt:

Three men living outside the U.S. planned to attack concerts, Times Square and crowded subways in 2016 in an ISIS-inspired attack that one of the suspects said he hoped would be “the next 9/11,” authorities announced on Friday afternoon.

The FBI said the three men — Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen; Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen based in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old orthopedic surgeon in the Philippines — allegedly used chat apps to talk about bringing a car bomb into the Crossroads of the World, gunning down subway riders before detonating vests and opening fire on concertgoers in the vein of the Paris terror attacks of 2015.

“NY Needs to fall. This is a must,” Haroon allegedly wrote in a message to an undercover agent posing as an ISIS sympathizer.

ISIS plot to carry out mass shootings in Times Square, the NYC Subway and at music concerts is thwarted by police, by Keith Griffith, Daily Mail (UK), October 6, 2017. Excerpt:

Investigators have thwarted an ISIS-inspired mass shooting and bomb plot targeting Times Square, concert venues, and the subway system in New York City.

Prosecutors on Thursday unsealed charges against Canadian citizen Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, 19, Philippine citizen Russell Salic, 37, and Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old US citizen residing in Pakistan.

All three were arrested months ago, but the charges had been sealed as investigators with the FBI and NYPD Counterterrorism Unit searched for possible co-conspirators.

El Bahnasawy is in US custody and has pleaded guilty to federal terror charges, while the other two men await extradition from foreign custody to face charges in the US.

Prosecutors say the three men plotted to bomb and shoot up heavily populated areas of New York City during the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan in 2016.

El Bahnasawy sent this image of Times Square to an undercover posing as an ISIS operator, writing: ‘we seriously need a bomb at times square… Look at these crowds of people!’

El Bahnasawy took the lead on the ground, entering the US from Canada to secure a cabin near New York City to use as an operating base and bomb-making facility, according to investigators.

Meanwhile, Haroon met with explosives experts in Pakistan and planned to join El Bahnasawy in the US to carry out the attacks, and Salic sent support funds from the Philippines, according to prosecutors.


HuffPost’s search engine proves that it completely ignored this story.

An October 12, 2017 search using the names of the indicted terrorists, “Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy Talha Haroon Russell Salic,” returned zero results:


Contrast how HuffPost ignored this incident, to how it gives front-page coverage to allegations against “Jewish extremists”

The following is a sampling of the headlines that HuffPost has published on its front page that deal with alleged terrorist and criminal acts perpetrated by Jews, in Israel.  Note also HuffPost’s use of loaded, inflammatory terms, such as “rampage,” “extremist,” etc.:


So what did HuffPost publish on its front page, instead of anything about these Islamist terrorists, and their alleged plot?

Here is a sampling of five of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page from October 7-9, the three days after this story broke:

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on October 7, 2017.

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Cher Taunts Trump Who ‘Doesn’t Have 2 Brain Cells To Rub Together’


(2) June 2016: HuffPost whitewashed the Pulse nightclub attack — then ignored the fact that two months earlier, an imam preached in Orlando, that Muslims must murder gays

On June 11, 2016, radical Islamist Omar Mateen attacked the gay Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, killing 49, and wounding 53.  He explicitly told local 911 dispatchers and the FBI on recorded calls that he was perpetrating this act because he is an Islamist, acting at the behest of ISIS, a fact that was reported by CNN on June 12.HuffPost, however, refused to accept this reality, and instead ran splash headlines such as this one, on June 13 (see date-stamp on lower right), which explicitly said this attack had “nothing to do with religion”:
HuffPost maintained this official denial and whitewashing posture for the duration of the coverage of the Pulse attack.It also completely ignored the fact that on June 12, PJ Media revealed that in April 2016, two months before the Pulse attack, a radical imam (Muslim preacher), Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, was in Orlando, and preached at a mosque — on video — that devout Muslims must murder gays, “out of compassion”:

Imam Speaking in Orlando Said Gays Must Be Killed Out of ‘Compassion’, by Patrick Poole, PJ Media, June 12, 2016. Excerpts:

There is new information on the horrific terror attack in Orlando last night that has killed at least 50 and wounded more than 100 in the largest mass shooting in American history.

[An] imam speaking in Orlando in April [2016] said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done “out of compassion”:

“Death is the sentence. We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this, death is the sentence…We have to have that compassion for people, with homosexuals, it’s the same, out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”

The proof that HuffPost ignored this story: A January 11, 2017 search using HuffPost’s own search engine of the string “Florida imam Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar homosexuality” returned zero results.

This is especially curious given the fact that Christopher Matthias, the “journalist” whom HuffPost tasks frequently with covering alleged hate crimes against Muslims (many of which turn out to be hoaxes), asked in a November 2016 headline, “Where were they radicalized?,” about the perpetrators of such crimes:

In contrast, HuffPost has a de facto policy of ignoring actual hate crimes against Jews and others in groups it considers worthless, and never asking where were radicalized — especially when the proven perpetrators are Muslims or other minorities (examples 1, 2, 3).

Further, HuffPost completely ignored the fact that according to one of its regular sources, NY Magazine, Mateen :

[Mateen] apparently enrolled in the “Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary,” an online course operated by an imam named Abu Taubuh, also known as Marcus Robertson, who preaches anti-gay sermons. 

HuffPost’s own search engine proves that it ignored this fact.  A March 5, 2017 search using the string “Abu Taubuh” returned no results:


May 11, 2017 update: HuffPost grills Jewish political figure for his affiliations with a terrorist group — but has never done this to anyone affiliated with any Islamist terrorist group or attack on U.S. soil

On May 11, 2017, HuffPost published the following story on its front page:

This Politician Keeps Saying Linda Sarsour Supports Terror. But He Was In A Terror Group; Dov Hikind told HuffPost he’s “proud” of his time with the Jewish Defense League, and doesn’t deny once tossing a smoke bomb into a U.N. office, by Christopher Mathias, Huffington Post, May 11, 2017.

The reporter, Christopher Matthias, claims he generated and submitted a series of questions to the subject of this article, Dov Hikind, that probe his history with the JDL, its affiliations and terrorist attacks, etc.:

“Because there has been little public accounting of Hikind’s role in the organization, HuffPost sent the assemblyman a detailed list of questions this week about his relationship to the JDL.”

Curiously, neither Matthias nor anyone at HuffPost has ever publicly submitted such a list to any American or refugee that is affiliated with any Islamist terrorist group.  Most notably, HuffPost never even publicized the fact that two months before the Pulse nightclub massacre, a mosque in Orlando hosted a sermon by a notorious imam from Syria, who claimed that devout Muslims must murder homosexuals “out of compassion.”  Nor has it published anything that gives credibility to Linda Sarsour’s critics, such as her Tweet in which she threatened to beat up women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and “take her vagina away”:

Instead, HuffPost has only published glowing articles about Sarsour, that could easily be confused for the wares of a public relations agency.


(3) June 2017: HuffPost claims shariah law is no threat to the U.S. Constitution, and those who assert it is are “haters” — while completely ignoring shariah’s role in causing the Pulse nightclub massacre, again

On June 10, 2017, HuffPost blasted the groups that held nationwide demonstrations against shariah law, excoriating them as “haters” in a splash front-page headline:

An excerpt from this “news” story:

MARCH FOR HATE, by Christopher Mathias, Huffington Post, June 10, 2017 (page archived here).

The “March Against Sharia” rallies are set to place on Saturday in 29 cities across 21 states, and are being organized by Act for America, the nation’s largest anti-Muslim hate group. Act for America has billed this weekend’s events as some kind of noble stand against “atrocities” it attributes ― wrongly ― to sharia. […]

Act for America has also long pushed the conspiracy theory that sharia law ― the deeply misunderstood legal or philosophical code of Islam, interpreted differently by Muslims across the world ― poses a threat to the U.S. Constitution. (It does not.)

Just below that “news” story, however, appeared this, near the top of the front page:

Here is the link to this “news” story:

A YEAR SINCE ORLANDO’S UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY, by James Michael Nichols, Huffington Post, June 10, 2017 (archive link here).

As before, HuffPost makes no mention of the fact that a Muslim, Omar Mateen, perpetrated the attack, that it was incited by shariah law, as articulated by imams on three separate occasions in Orlando, including a sermon given two months before he launched the attack.

If you do a search on the storypage for the words “Muslim,” “Islam,” “shariah,” and “ISIS,” here are the results (with screencaps to prove it; check this archived version of the story):

“Muslim”: 0 instances (screencap)

“shariah”: 0 instances (screencap)

“Islam”: 1 instance, as part of “Islamophobia (screencap)

“ISIS”: 1 instance, as part of “crisis” (screencap)

Once again, HuffPost decided to completely ignore the role of Islam and shariah in triggering and justifying the Orlando massacre, and instead, attacked those who are opposed to shariah.  Including devout Sunni Muslim Zuhdi Jasser, MD, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.  Here is a documentary hosted by Dr. Jasser, “The Third Jihad,” that addresses the roots of shariah law, and what it would mean if fully implemented in Western societies:

Curiously, HuffPost never features Dr. Jasser in any of its articles.


July 2017, Oakland, CA: HuffPost completely ignored the FBI arrest of a militant Islamist who claimed he was going to murder 10,000 or more gays and lesbians with mass poisoning

I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE: Oakland man allegedly planned Bay Area terror attacks, by Dan Noyes, ABC7News.com, July 24, 2017. Excerpt:

Investigators say a West Oakland man told an undercover agent he wanted to “redefine terror” and kill 10,000 people in support of the terror group ISIS.

In an exclusive interview with the head of the San Francisco FBI and from federal court recordings obtained by the ABC7 I-Team, new details are emerging in the government’s terror case against Amer Sinan Alhaggagi. […]

On Monday, FBI Special Agent in Charge John Bennett emphatically reiterated the government’s position in an exclusive interview, telling ABC7’s Dan Noyes, “This was a case of grave importance for us. This was a clear and present danger for public safety here in the Bay Area.” […]

“This was very serious, this was a top priority for this office, for a good part of a year,” he told Dan Noyes.

In that December 2016 court hearing, prosecutors revealed Alhaggagi talked about plans to sell cocaine laced with rat poison in Bay Area nightclubs. The undercover agent says he was looking for information on the exact mixture of strychnine and cocaine to use in that scheme. He showed the agent an ISIS bomb-making manual he downloaded on a computer and he sent the agent photographs of guns he said he obtained.

“He then told confidential source number one, ‘I live close to San Francisco, that’s like the gay capital of the world. I’m going to handle them right, LOL,’ meaning laughing out loud. ‘I’m going to place a bomb in a gay club, Wallah or by God, I’m going to tear up the city.’ And I quote, ‘The whole Bay Area is going to be up in flames,'” the federal prosecutor explained to Judge Westmore in his argument to have Alhaggagi detained.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story, and the tip provided to it

A July 29, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Amer Sinan Alhaggagi” returned zero results:

Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page in the three days following this report, July 25-27:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on July 26, 2017.

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(4) August 2016, Istanbul, Turkey (belated discovery): HuffPost completely ignored the discovery of a beheaded, mutilated gay Syrian refugee

Background: We ordinarily wouldn’t include hate crimes and incitement against the LGBT community that occurred outside the U.S.  But given that HuffPost (a) Gives top coverage to alleged hate crimes perpetrated against Muslims in the U.S., W. Europe and Israel, but (b) Ignores the proliferation of horrific “honor crime” attacks perpetrated by fundamentalist Muslims in Western societies on females who violate the tenets of shariah law, it was notable that on June 30, 2017, HuffPost published this story near the top of its front page, regarding such an attack on two Muslim females, in London, England:
The only difference between the above story, and all the others that HuffPost ignores, is the fact that the alleged perpetrator was a white male.  This was presumably what caused HuffPost to give it top coverage on its front page, because it furthers its narrative, that white males are the #1 terror threat facing America.

Given these facts, upon belatedly discovering the following story, from 2016, we decided it was worth including here, because it once again illustrates the depths to which HuffPost will go to avoid informing its readers of the #1 threat to the LGBT community in the world: fundamentalist Islam.


The following story, about a gay man known only as “Wisam,” was published by CNN on August 5, 2016:

Gay Syrian refugee found beheaded, mutilated in Turkey, by Ben Westcott and Arwa Damon, CNN, August 5, 2016.  Excerpt:

A gay refugee living in Turkey has been found murdered, his body so mutilated his friends could only identify him by his pants, a local rights group said. Wisam, who arrived in Istanbul about a year ago after fleeing Syria, went missing on July 23 and was found two days later in the city’s Yenikapi district.

He previously had been threatened, kidnapped and raped, according to Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (KAOS GL), a Turkey-based rights group. CNN is not using the victim’s last name out of concern for his family’s safety.

“We identified him from his pants… They had cut (him) so violently. So violent that two knives had broken inside him. They had beheaded him. His upper body was beyond recognition,” said one friend, whom CNN is not naming for safety reasons.

“If you saw his body, if you even saw a picture of it, you would faint,” said another friend, who asked CNN to identify him as Mohammed out of fear for his safety. “It was as if he was attacked by a beast.” Wisam had been stabbed 20 times, his organs were removed and he had been beheaded, according to Alex Benjamin, who works for an organization that aims to help LGBT refugees get expedited asylum.

“Police are doing nothing,” Benjamin said, “because he is Syrian and because he is gay.”

Soon after, UPI produced this 1-minute video report, which revealed the victim’s name as Muhammad Wisam Sankari:

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story, and the tip provided to it

An August 7, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Muhammad Wisam Sankari beheaded mutilated Turkey” returned zero results:

Contrast HuffPost’s decision to completely ignore this story, to its decision give top coverage to original, sympathetic, graphic stories it has developed about other “victims,” including:

“Patrick” an elderly wombat in Australia, who died a virgin:A “homesick American jihadi,” in Somalia, to whom it gave five straight days of top coverage:

A multi-year campaign of sympathetic stories for an all-girl Russian punk band, “Pussy Riot,” after they were arrested for barging into a famed orthodox church in Moscow, during services, then singing a vulgar song:


(5) July 2017, Oakland, CA: HuffPost completely ignored the FBI arrest of a militant Islamist who claimed he was going to murder 10,000 or more gays and lesbians with mass poisoning

I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE: Oakland man allegedly planned Bay Area terror attacks, by Dan Noyes, ABC7News.com, July 24, 2017. Excerpt:

Investigators say a West Oakland man told an undercover agent he wanted to “redefine terror” and kill 10,000 people in support of the terror group ISIS.

In an exclusive interview with the head of the San Francisco FBI and from federal court recordings obtained by the ABC7 I-Team, new details are emerging in the government’s terror case against Amer Sinan Alhaggagi. […]

On Monday, FBI Special Agent in Charge John Bennett emphatically reiterated the government’s position in an exclusive interview, telling ABC7’s Dan Noyes, “This was a case of grave importance for us. This was a clear and present danger for public safety here in the Bay Area.” […]

“This was very serious, this was a top priority for this office, for a good part of a year,” he told Dan Noyes.

In that December 2016 court hearing, prosecutors revealed Alhaggagi talked about plans to sell cocaine laced with rat poison in Bay Area nightclubs. The undercover agent says he was looking for information on the exact mixture of strychnine and cocaine to use in that scheme. He showed the agent an ISIS bomb-making manual he downloaded on a computer and he sent the agent photographs of guns he said he obtained.

“He then told confidential source number one, ‘I live close to San Francisco, that’s like the gay capital of the world. I’m going to handle them right, LOL,’ meaning laughing out loud. ‘I’m going to place a bomb in a gay club, Wallah or by God, I’m going to tear up the city.’ And I quote, ‘The whole Bay Area is going to be up in flames,'” the federal prosecutor explained to Judge Westmore in his argument to have Alhaggagi detained.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story, and the tip provided to it

A July 29, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Amer Sinan Alhaggagi” returned zero results:

Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page in the three days following this report, July 25-27:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on July 26, 2017.

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(6) October 2017, New York, NY: HuffPost buried the conviction of an ISIS-affiliated Islamist terrorist for bombing New York’s Chelsae district in 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, convicted of injuring 30 Americans with a bomb, and attempting to murder many more

At 11:45am on October 16, 2017, news broke that Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghanistani immigrant who was naturalized as a U.S. citizen, had been convicted of bombing the Chelsae district of New York in 2016, injuring 30 people:

U.S. jury finds NJ man guilty in 2016 Manhattan bombing, by Brendan Pierso, Reuters, October 16, 2017. Excerpt:

A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan, faces a mandatory life sentence in prison after his conviction on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 18.

Sabrina Shroff, a lawyer for Rahimi, declined to comment on the verdict. Rahimi, dubbed the “Chelsea bomber,” was also accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shooting at New Jersey police before being captured. He still faces separate New Jersey charges over those accusations.

Over the course of Rahimi’s two-week trial in New York, jurors heard testimony from multiple people who were injured by the bomb, made using a pressure cooker and a cell phone timer, that exploded on Manhattan’s West 23rd Street.

One woman testified that she was nearly blinded when a piece of shrapnel struck her next to her eye. Another man described the sound of the explosion as “doomsday.”

HuffPost knew of the verdict — but kept any reference to the story off its front page

HuffPost, however, featured nothing about the conviction of Mr. Rahimi on its front page, as documented in the following two screencaps, taken at 7:48pm – eight hours after the verdict was announced.  In the first screencap, we searched for the term “Chelsae,” in the second, “Bomb.”  Both searches returned zero results:

HuffPost’s search engine proves, however, that it did publish a story about the verdict, soon after it was announced.  Also just before 8:00pm on October 16, we searched “Ahmad Khan Rahimi” and got one result — published eight hours earlier:

That headline led to this story page, which contained only two paragraphs from Reuters’ 10-paragraph story:

Why did HuffPost take a hatchet to Reuters’ story, and why did it bury the story someplace way beyond view of the casual reader?

Good questions.


UPDATE October 17, 2017: HuffPost continues to prevent its readers from knowing about the Rahimi conviction, and his victims

HuffPost’s search engine proves that as of October 17, it has not published another article about the Rahimi conviction:

And the Wayback Machine proves that the story never appeared on its front page.

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide were worthy of appearing on its front page, instead of anything about the Rahimi conviction?  Here is a sampling:


(7) October 2017, Miami, FL: HuffPost completely ignored the indictment of a Trump-hating Islamist citizen of Honduras, for attempting to bomb a Miami shopping mall

Vicente Solano

On October 21, 2017, the Miami Herald broke the following story:

Miami man inspired by ISIS arrested on charge of trying to blow up a bomb at Dolphin Mall, by Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, October 21, 2017.  Excerpt:

A Miami man suspected of being inspired by Islamic extremists was arrested Friday night on a charge of attempting to blow up a bomb at the Dolphin Mall by FBI counter-terrorism agents in an undercover operation.

Vicente Solano, who acted alone, was communicating with a confidential informant who tipped off the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force about his alleged plot to carry out a weapons of mass destruction attack on the sprawling mall in Sweetwater, according to authorities.

Before the planned bombing attack, Solano made pro-Islamic State videos, authorities said. But there is no indication he was directed by ISIS terrorists.

When he was arrested, Solano planned to detonate the WMD, which was a sham bomb that he acquired from FBI undercover agents — a strategy deployed in previous counter-terrorism probes in South Florida.

ABC7 News in Miami provided additional details, that revealed Solano as a fanatical Trump-hater, who mimicked much of the verbiage that HuffPost has employed to assail him:

Details emerge in case of man accused of Dolphin Mall bombing plot, by Jessica Holly, Sheldon Fox, Lorena Estrada, ABC7 (WSVN), October 23, 2017. Excerpt:

As for his motive, the FBI reports Solano expressed anger over foreign and domestic policies that made him feel excluded because of his temporary immigration status.

The FBI cites a recording they said was created by Solano wearing all black and standing by an ISIS flag, in which he said, “The racist president who is a supremacist — white, who does not like Blacks, does not like the Chinese, he does not like the Muslims, he doesn’t like the Hispanics. He does not like anybody. […]

“In the name of Allah and our leader, Abu, we are going to defeat you.”


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story, and the tip provided to it

An October 23, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Vicente Solano Miami blow up Dolphin Mall” returned zero results:


Contrast how HuffPost ignored this indictment, with the front-page, graphic treatment it gave to white supremacists who were indicted on charge of attempted murder

On October 21, 2017 HuffPost published this story on its front page:

Notice that HuffPost included the perpetrators’ faces alongside the headline, which led to this story page:

3 White Extremists Charged With Attempted Homicide Following Richard Spencer Speech, by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post, October 20, 2017.  Excerpt:

Three white extremists were arrested and charged with attempted homicide after they got into an argument and fired on a group of people protesting white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville, Florida, police said Friday.

Shortly after Spencer’s speech Thursday at the University of Florida ― which was met by thousands protesting him and his racist message ― a silver Jeep carrying three white men, two of whom have connections to extremist groups, pulled up to a bus stop and started to argue with protesters who had gathered there, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

The three men, Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, quickly began threatening the protesters, making Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Adolf Hitler.

Conclusion

Why wold HuffPost completely ignore the indictment of Mr. Solano, but depict the faces, names and charges against these white supremacists?

Only HuffPost can answer that question.  Based on the evidence on this page, and another at SaveTheWest, which chronicles the “nonpartisan” newspaper’s chronic incitement of racial hatred, it is clear that this is merely the latest incident of HuffPost’s willingness to:

  • Ignore Islamist terror attacks, plots and indictments
  • Turn reality on its head, as “news,” in order to incite racial hatred

(8) July 2017, Kirkwood, NY: HuffPost completely ignored the arrest of a terrorist-affiliated Islamist with a massive arsenal of weapons

Police reveal the weapon's cache of Ramadan Abdullah

Exclusive: Jihadi Cult Associate Arrested in NY With Firearms Stockpile, by Ryan Mauro and Martin Mawyer, Clarion Project, July 2, 2017. Excerpt:

A long-time associate of a U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), has been arrested in Johnson City, NY. Authorities discovered that he had a large cache of weapons inside a storage locker. A source inside MOA says the weapons were intended for the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, NY.

The suspect, 64-year old Ramadan Abdullah, was previously arrested in 1977 when he and another man tried to rob a candy store in Brooklyn and someone was murdered in the process. When police searched his home, they found enough material to build 50 bombs. In the end, the charges against Abdullah were strangely reduced (see below).

On May 31, Abdullah was arrested after trying to steal four boxes of ammunition from a local Gander Mountain store. When police questioned him about the purpose of the ammo, his answers made them suspicious, and they obtained a search warrant for a storage locker he was renting in the town of Union.

During that search, police found a large assortment of weaponry including:

8 assault weapons
4 loaded handguns
1 loaded shotgun
2 rifles
64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices
flak jackets
1,000s of rounds of ammunition, including .50-caliber armor-piercing rounds

“It’s just a tremendous blessing to be able to take all these high power weapons and high power ammunition off the streets, and who knows what kind of large scale tragedy that this investigation may have prevented later down the road,” said Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge.

Ramadan Abdullah

The Clarion Project’s report continues:

Abdullah is a longtime associate of the U.S.-based Islamist cult Muslims of America (MOA), which has been described as a terrorist organization in documents from the FBI and other agencies. A 2003 file says MOA is linked to terrorists in Pakistan, including Al-Qaeda affiliates.

The group’s headquarters is a 70-acre compound in Hancock, NY called “Islamberg.”  It is just a 50-minute drive from where Abdullah was arrested.

MOA is led by a radical cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who demands a cultish loyalty from his followers in America. Gilani indoctrinates them to follow a hate-filled extremist ideology that includes violent jihad against perceived enemies of Islam and a belief that they are fulfilling apocalyptic prophecies.

The group has claimed to have 22 “Islamic villages” across the U.S., mostly in rural areas, which have been used as guerilla training compounds. The group also has a history of committing acts of terrorism and crimes including murder, gun smuggling, narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

A 2007 FBI report warns that MOA “possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”  It says “members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from [Sheikh] Gilani.”

The Clarion Project’s report followed up on, and expanded upon the original report from a local TV news station’s report on the arrest of Abdullah:

WATCH: Details of major weapons bust in Broome County announced, WBNG.com (NY), June 14, 2017.  Excerpt:

Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell, New York State Police, SIU and Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge on Wednesday announced details of a major weapons bust in Broome County, resulting in the arrest of one man and the seizure of numerous weapons.

“They did a great job of asking him very specific questions about the ammunition he had stolen and what weapons that may go to. He gave them some answers that were inconsistent with their in-depth knowledge of weapons which set off further red flags for them,” said Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge.

In a news conference, authorities said Ramadan Abdullah, 64, has been charged the following:

– Four counts, criminal possession of a weapon, second degree, class C felony
– Criminal possession of a weapon, third degree, class D felony
– Criminal possession of stolen property, fifth degree, class A misdemeanor


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story, and the tip provided to it

An October 24, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Ramadan Abdullah criminal possession of a weapon” returned zero results:


Contrast how HuffPost ignored to the graphic, front page coverage it gave to the arrests of white supremacists, several months later

HuffPost published this story on its front page on October 21, 2017:

Notice that HuffPost included the perpetrators’ faces alongside the headline, which led to this story page:

3 White Extremists Charged With Attempted Homicide Following Richard Spencer Speech, by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post, October 20, 2017.  Excerpt:

Three white extremists were arrested and charged with attempted homicide after they got into an argument and fired on a group of people protesting white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville, Florida, police said Friday.

Shortly after Spencer’s speech Thursday at the University of Florida ― which was met by thousands protesting him and his racist message ― a silver Jeep carrying three white men, two of whom have connections to extremist groups, pulled up to a bus stop and started to argue with protesters who had gathered there, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

The three men, Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, quickly began threatening the protesters, making Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Adolf Hitler.


Conclusion

Why wold HuffPost completely ignore the arrest of a radical Islamist who has such an extensive criminal history, in possession of such a weapons arsenal, and who was affiliated with a domestic terror-supporting organization — yet it correctly depicted the accused perpetrators of another crime?

Only HuffPost can answer that question.  Based on the evidence on this page, however, and this page — which showcases HuffPost’s endemic racist bias and incitement — this is merely the latest incident of HuffPost’s willingness prevent its readers from being made aware of the arrests of radical Islamists, while at the same time giving top coverage to perpetrators of other crimes.


(9) October 2017, Edmonton, CAN: HuffPost completely ignored the indictment of a Somali jihadist who entered the U.S. illegally,  but was let go under the Obama administration, after which he traveled to Edmonton, Canada and perpetrated a series of terrorist attacks

On October 20, 2017, government watchdog group Judicial Watch reported:

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

Somali Who Executed Canadian Terror Attack Entered U.S. Via Mexico, by Judicial Watch, October 20, 2017. Excerpt:

The Somali terrorist who stabbed a Canadian police officer and ran over four pedestrians a few weeks ago entered the United States through the Mexican border and was released by Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), allowing him to continue his journey north. The ISIS operative, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, was ordered deported, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman told various media outlets recently, but was released on an “order of supervision” and the feds never saw him again.

Sharif entered the U.S. in 2011 through the San Ysidro port of entry in California without documentation and was briefly held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, a local newspaper reported. A year later he crossed the border into Canada and settled in Edmonton after being granted refugee status. On September 30 he slammed into an Edmonton police officer with his car then got out of the vehicle and repeatedly stabbed the cop with a knife. After fleeing the scene, Sharif stole a truck and deliberately mowed down four pedestrians. Canadian authorities found an ISIS flag in his car and have charged him with multiple counts of attempted murder, criminal flight causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon. Two years ago, Canadian authorities investigated the 30-year-old terrorist for espousing extremist views. It’s disturbing that Sharif’s northbound trek took him through the U.S.-Mexico border.

As part of an ongoing investigation into cartels, corruption and terrorism, Judicial Watch has for years reported that Islamic extremists are entering the country through Mexico and that ISIS is operating in border towns just miles from American cities. Judicial Watch launched the project in 2014 by exposing a sophisticated narco-terror ring with strong ties to ISIS and connections running from El Paso to Chicago to New York City. Two of the FBI’s most wanted were embroiled in the operation that also had deep ties to Mexico. Less than a year later, Judicial Watch reported that ISIS is operating in a Mexican border town just eight miles from El Paso, the result of Islamic terrorists joining forces with drug cartels and human smugglers knowns as “coyotes.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story, and the tip provided to it

An October 24, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Abdulahi Hasan Sharif” returned zero results:

Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page in the three days following this report, October 21-23:

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on October 21, 2017.

Rihanna’s Plastic Heels Will Make You Sweat Just Looking At Them

New Yorkers Tell Jimmy Kimmel Their Most Disgusting Subway Stories

The Ultimate Albuquerque, New Mexico, Road Trip Playlist

The First Cat In Space May Finally Get The Recognition She Deserves

Note To Self: Never Pet Jennifer Lawrence’s Dog


(10-19) 2013-2017: HuffPost ignored or whitewashed ten incidents of “vetted” Muslim refugees being indited for involvement in terrorism

On January 29, 2017, the independent blog Information Liberation published this article:

20 ‘Vetted’ Refugees Who Turned to Terrorism After Being Allowed Into America, by Chris Menahan, InformationLiberation, January 29, 2017. Excerpts:

While the lying media is perpetuating the lie refugees do not pose a terrorist threat, the facts show otherwise.

Senator and soon-to-be Attorney General Jeff Sessions compiled this list of refugees-turned-jihadists in 2016 while Obama was pushing to dramatically increase the amount of so-called “refugees” allowed into the United States.

The article then presents 20 detailed citations of refugees who were indicted and/or convicted on terrorism-related charges.

Below is each perpetrator’s name, and whether HuffPost gave any coverage to the incident:


(20) October 2017, New York, NY: HuffPost placed and kept a Islamist terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan beneath a splash headline of a sensational tabloid headline, of a political figure’s child calling him “crazy,” and failed to identify it accurately

At approximately 3:15pm, a man in a rented Home Depot pickup truck drove onto a bicycle path in Lower Manhattan and began mowing down pedestrians, killing six and injuring 15.  According to eyewitnesses, as reported by the NY Post at 3:30pm, the driver then emerged from the truck, yelled “Allahu Akbar!!,” displayed several weapons, and ran away, but was shot by police.

Bloodbath in downtown NYC after truck driver runs over pedestrians, by Tina Moore, Larry Celona, Joe Marino and Daniel Prendergast, NY Post, October 31, 2017, 3:30pm.  Excerpt:

A man in a pickup truck killed six people when he drove onto the West Side bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon — and then shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he got out of the car with fake guns, police sources said.

The attack happened around 3:15 p.m., when a man in a flatbed pickup truck from Home Depot veered onto the bike path at West St., a few blocks north of Chambers St., police said.

The suspect, who was shot by police, then plowed his car into multiple people on the path, killing up to six and injuring several others, according to cops.

He continued driving south and hit another car, then got out and displayed “imitation firearms,” police said.

HuffPost, however, chose to not give this latest Islamist terror attack its top headline, as Fox News, CNN and the Daily Mail (UK) did, soon after it happened.  Instead, HuffPost devoted its top headline space to maintaining its relentless propaganda attacks on individuals within and surrounding the Trump administration — in this case, an allegation by Paul Manafort’s child that he is “a psycho.”  The following screencap was taken at 5:17pm:

Note also how HuffPost worded its headline — as if the truck, of its own volition, jumped up onto the bicycle path and began mowing down civilians.

Clicking on that headline brought the reader to this page – note that the screencap, taken at 5:33pm, shows it was posted at 3:33pm, and updated at 5:30pm (updated “3 minutes ago”):

NYC CHAOS: AT LEAST 6 DEAD AFTER TRUCK RAMPAGE, Truck Drives Wrong Way On Popular Bike Path, Striking Several People, by Mollie Reilly and Sebastian Murdock, Huffingotn Post, October 31, 2017, 3:33pm.

Notice also, in the following screencap, taken at 5:35pm, that the word “allahu” appears nowhere in the article:

At 5:30pm, New York City officials held a press conference, at which the police commissioner confirmed that eyewitnesses heard the driver yell, “Allahu Akbar!!” as he emerged from his vehicle:

Eight dead, 15 injured at lower Manhattan incident from CNBC.

By 5:44pm, however, HuffPost maintained its generic headline — beneath the Manafort splash:

While at the same time, at 5:50pm, the NY Post published an accurate splash headline, featuring what was confirmed about the terrorist:


(21) November 2017, Toledo, OH: HuffPost completely ignored the conviction of a Muslim immigrant for supporting Islamist terrorism, and attempting to have the judge who presided over his trial assassinated

U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary, left, and Yahya Farooq Mohammad. (Toledo Blade)

On November 6, 2017 the Toledo Blade (OH)  reported the following:

Man lands more than 27 years for supporting terrorism, plot to kill judge, by Jennifer Feehan, Toledo Blade, November 6, 2017. Excerpt:

U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary knew that his job carried risks with it, but he said he underestimated the toll it would take on his family until a defendant tried to hire a hitman to kill him.

“I never anticipated I would face the ordeal of a defendant putting a price on my head and taking concrete steps to hire for murder — my murder — where the FBI would ask me to help fake my own death in a case where I had yet to make any decisions that might impact the defendant’s guilt or innocence, and where getting rid of me could only achieve the appointment of a new judge on the case,” Judge Zouhary said in a statement read in court Monday by Matthew Shepherd, an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

The new judge on the case, Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. of the Southern District of Ohio, sentenced Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 39, to 27½ years in prison for the unsuccessful plot on Judge Zouhary’s life, and for supporting terrorism.

Mohammad, an Indian citizen, also was ordered deported to India after he serves his prison sentence. Judge Sargus told him he could never re-enter the United States and ordered him to pay a fine of $25,000.

Mohammad pleaded guilty July 10 to solicitation to commit a crime of violence for the 2016 plot to kill Judge Zouhary, and to conspiracy to provide and conceal material support or resources to terrorists for raising and delivering $22,000 to Yemen in 2009 for Anwar al-Awlaki.

Judge Sargus said it was ironic that he was sentencing Mohammad in a federal courtroom where thousands of people had been naturalized as U.S. citizens over the years.

“Farooq Mohammad was welcomed to this country with his three children and his wife, but he chose to attack the principles that bring so many people here,” Judge Sargus said.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story

A November 8, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Yahya Farooq Mohammad” returned zero results:

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide to put on its front page, instead? 

Here’s a sampling of the “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page on November 7-8, 2017:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on November 7, 2017.


(22) September 2017, Toledo, OH: HuffPost completely ignored the indictments of three Muslim immigrants on charges of supporting an Islamist terrorist organization

Note: This is an extension of Case Study 21, another Muslim immigrant who was sentenced to more than 27 years for supporting an Islamist terror organization, and attempting to have the judge presiding over his trial murdered.

On September 10, 2017, the Toledo Blade reported the following:

Judge postpones trial of three terror suspects, by Jennifer Feehan, Toledo Blade (OH), September 10, 2017. Excerpt:

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Helmick recently postponed the trial of Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 38; Asif Ahmed Salim, 37, and Sultane Roome Salim, 42, until April 23, 2018.

Mr. Mohammad’s brother, Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 39, pleaded guilty July 10 to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in the same case. He also pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit a crime of violence for a 2016 plot to kill U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary, who at the time was assigned to the terrorism case.

As part of a plea agreement, Yahya Farooq Mohammad is expected to be sentenced to 27 ½ years in prison. After serving the sentence, he would then be permanently deported to India.

The two sets of brothers were indicted by a federal grand jury in September, 2015 on charges that they conspired to raise and deliver some $29,000 to American-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2009. Federal prosecutors allege they raised the money in support of “violent jihad.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story

A November 8, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad Asif Ahmed Salim Sultane Roome Salim” returned zero results:


(24) July 2016, Buffalo, MO: HuffPost completely ignored the federal indictment of an ISIS supporter for posting terrorist propaganda on social media, and soliciting the murder of two FBI agents and two U.S. soldiers

Safya Roe Yassin

On July 20, 2016, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of a Buffalo, NY woman for using the Internet to support Islamist terrorism:

Buffalo Woman Indicted for Conspiring to Threaten, Solicit Violence on Twitter, Department of Justice press release, July 20, 2016. Excerpt:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that additional charges have been filed against a Buffalo, Mo., woman for conspiring to solicit violence against federal agents and military service members by utilizing various Twitter accounts.

Safya Roe Yassin, 38, of Buffalo, was charged in a three-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The superseding indictment replaces an indictment returned on Feb. 23, 2016, and includes an additional count of transmitting a threatening communication and a new conspiracy count.

The federal indictment alleges that Yassin conspired with others from May 2015 to Feb. 18, 2016, and utilized Twitter to disseminate information that they believed to be from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). That information allegedly included threats and solicitations of violence against two current employees of the FBI and two former U.S. service members.

When Twitter suspended an account for violations of its terms of service, the indictment says, Yassin and her co-conspirators created new accounts in a manner that could be readily identified, so that followers of their prior accounts could find the new accounts. When new accounts were established, Yassin and her co-conspirators promoted the newly created Twitter accounts of other co-conspirators in order to maintain a constant presence of Twitter accounts providing information that they believed to be from ISIL.

In addition to the conspiracy, Yassin is charged with two counts of transmitting a threatening communication over the Internet.

According to the indictment, on Aug. 24, 2015, Yassin posted on Twitter a message previously posted by another user with the explicit phrase “Wanted to kill” followed by the first and last name, status as an employee of the FBI, city of residence, zip code and phone number of Victim 1. In the same communication, Yassin allegedly repeated the same explicit “Wanted to kill” phrase followed by the first and last name, status as an employee of the FBI, city of residence, zip code and phone number of Victim 2. This charge was contained in the original indictment.

See an investigative video segment of the TV program “Full Measure” that discussed the charges against Yassin:


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story

A November 10, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Safya Roe Yassin” returned zero results:


(25) June 2014-present day: HuffPost completely ignored the Islamist who murdered two gay men in Seattle, and another man in New Jersey, in the cause of jihad

Ali Muhammad Brown

Between April 27 and June 25, 2014, radical Islamist Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, went on a murder spree in Seattle, WA, and West Orange, NJ, for the purpose of supporting ISIS through violent jihad.

In Skyway, WA (a suburb of Seattle), Brown shot Leroy Henderson, 30, to death as he sat in his vehicle.  On June 1, Brown posed as a gay man on the social media app Grinder, and solicited two gay men, Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, to meet him at a specific location that evening, then executed them with gunshots.  Then, on June 25, Brown encountered Brendan Tevlin, 19, at an intersection in NJ and shot him to death, without provocation.

Photos of some of Brown’s victims, courtesy of the Daily Mail (UK), starting with the gay men he lured out of a club, then executed:

Several articles about the arrest of Brown, at the time:

Seattle fugitive suspected of killing two gay men nabbed in New Jersey, by Nicole Hensley, NY Daily News, July 19, 2014.

How police ended terror campaign of suspect in murder of college student Brendan Tevlin, by Mark Di Ionno, NJ.com, August 10, 2014.

It was later discovered that Brown was a self-proclaimed Islamist terrorist, who had been on a Department of Homeland Security terrorist watch list at the time of his 2014 murder spree — which begs the question of how he was able to obtain firearms in the first place:

Muslim accused of killing four people in protest against US foreign policy was an ‘ISIS supporter on a one-man jihad’ who featured on a ‘terrorism watch list’, by Darren Boyle, Daily Mail, January 21, 2016.  Excerpt:

Brown told investigators he carried out the killings in retaliation for U.S. military action in the Middle East, and described himself as a strict Muslim, according to court documents.  In his journal, Brown said he was interested in receiving jihadist training, prosecutors said on Wednesday.


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored Brown’s murder spree

We begin our analysis with November 14, 2017 search using the following strings:

“Skyway, WA Leroy Henderson”: Returned zero results:

“Ahmed Said Dwone Anderson-Young”: Returned one result:

“Brendan Devlin West Orange NJ”: Returned zero results:

As noted above, HuffPost only published one article about the murders of Dwone Anderson-Young and Ahmed Said.  In this lone article, on June 9, 2014, note that HuffPost reported that Seattle authorities had arrested Matalepuna Malu for the crime; no mention is made of Brown:

Seattle’s Central District Community Mourns Loss of Two Young Men, Both Reportedly Gay, by Sarah Toce, Huffington Post, June 9, 2014.  Excerpt:

Hundreds of concerned Seattle citizens and elected officials gathered at the intersection of 29th and South King Street Thursday night to remember 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young and 27-year-old Ahmed Said. Among the supporters were Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, the Seattle LGBT Commission, and Social Outreach Seattle, a local nonprofit whose tagline is “We are one community, working together.”

Anderson-Young and Said were shot after an evening on Capitol Hill, Seattle’s LGBT neighborhood. The two young men were both gay, according to both families and the Seattle Police Department at the vigil. Assistant Police Chief Carmen Best said investigators believed the two men were seen at popular gay bar R Place and at Hot Mama’s Pizza before the killings. […]

One alleged assailant, 26-year-old felon Matalepuna Malu, turned himself in to police following the killings. The Seattle Police Department is still searching for additional suspects and asks that the community alert them of any evidence that could lead to the possible capture and arrest of perpetrators involved.

On June 11, however, Seattle authorities had released Malu, and announced they were seeking Brown:

Man arrested in Seattle double homicide no longer a suspect, by Paige Cornwell, Seattle Times, June 11, 2014. Excerpt:

The man arrested in connection with a Central District double homicide on June 1 is no longer considered a suspect, KING 5 reported today.

Matalepuna Malu was arrested the day of the double homicide, when Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, were fatally shot near Anderson-Young’s house in the 500 block of 29th Avenue South in the early morning June 1. Malu was held without bail for a federal probation violation and an assault that police say was unrelated to the fatal shooting. […]

Police are still searching for Ali Muhammed Brown, 30, who was identified as a suspect from fingerprints found in Said’s car, which was driven away after the two men were shot, according to SPD.

At this point, as shown in the above searches, HuffPost went completely silent, apparently because the suspect was identified as being (a) black, and (b) having a Muslim name.

This is further evidenced by the fact that a November 14, 2017 search using HuffPost’s search engine of the string “Ali Muhammed Brown murder”, which returned no relevant results:


Other news about Ali Muhammad Brown’s jihadist terror attacks that HuffPost completely ignored

Murder suspect on personal jihad may have been groomed in Seattle barber shop, by Pamela K. Browne, FoxNews.com, November 4, 2014. Excerpt:

A man accused of killing four people in two states is believed to have ties to a disrupted terrorist cell, a terrorist training camp on U.S. soil, and federal investigations going back more than a decade, a Fox News investigation has revealed.

Details of Ali Muhammad Brown’s life in crime and connections to radical Islam prior to the killings of a college student in New Jersey and three other men in Washington state since April 2014 is under renewed scrutiny. After his arrest in July, Brown, 29, told detectives from both states that he “was engaged in jihad” and referred to the specific murder of one victim, Brendan Tevlin, as a “just kill.” […]

The JTTF [Joint Terrorism Task Force] investigation centered around “Crescent Cuts,” a small barber shop frequented by Brown. The shop was owned by Ruben Shumpert, a convicted drug dealer familiar to Gomez and other members of law enforcement.

“Ruben Shumpert was a prison convert to Islam,” noted Gomez. “He learned to cut hair in prison. Ruben would not only cut hair, but was attempting to indoctrinate a lot of the youth into radical forms of Islam by showing them videos about the 9/11 hijackers and Al Qaeda.”

Gomez added, “in 2004 with Ali Muhammad Brown, what we were looking at was the raising of funds for overseas material support of terrorism. He [Brown] was convicted of fraudulently producing checks, depositing them into accounts and spending the money basically.”

Curiously, while HuffPost completely ignored Brown’s targeting and attack of the gay men in Seattle, and this discovery of where, and by whom, he may have been radicalized, note how it devoted an entire story to ask where a handful of white nationalists may have been radicalized (see Case Study 3.1):

13 Times Apparent Trump Supporters Attacked, Harassed Or Plotted To Kill Muslims; Where were they radicalized?, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 22, 2016.

In January 2016, Brown was convicted for armed robbery, and sentenced to 36 years in prison:

Accused Brendan Tevlin killer gets lengthy prison term in armed robbery, by Bill Wichert, NJ.com, January 20, 2016.

Brown’s trial for the murder of Brendan Tevlin is ongoing; the latest at the time of this writing (November 14, 2017) is that his confession will be allowed at his trial:

Judge: Confession of Livingston teen’s accused killer allowed in court, by News12.com (NJ), November 8, 2017.  Excerpt:

The confession of a self-admitted Islamic State group sympathizer accused of killing an Essex County college student will be allowed in court, a superior court judge ruled Thursday.

Ali Muhammad Brown is accused of killing 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, in June 2014. Brown allegedly told detectives that he waited for the right victim to kill on the night Tevlin was murdered.

Tevlin had just left a friend’s house and was sitting in his car at an intersection in West Orange when he was ambushed. Brown allegedly said that he killed Tevlin as punishment against the United States.

The judge said that because of Brown’s previous criminal history, he decided Brown was familiar with his rights to have an attorney during the police questioning.

Brown is facing terrorism charges related to the murder. He is also accused of murdering three people in Seattle prior to the Tevlin killing.

As noted above, HuffPost has completely ignored all of these stories.


(2.11) May 2014: HuffPost completely ignored the firebombing of a gay nightclub in Seattle, WA, by an Islamist who reportedly claimed that homosexuals “should be exterminated,” and was convicted of the crime

Musab Mohammed Masmari

On New Year’s Eve 2014, radical Islamist Musab Mohammed Masmari entered the popular Neighours gay nightclub in Seattle, WA, and set a fire, with the intention of murdering nearly 1,000 revelers in the club.  According to an eyewitness informant, Masmari’s motivation was his Islamist belief that Muslims must “exterminate” homosexuals.

Friend said gay club arson suspect “may be planning terrorist activity,” by Amy Clancy, KIRO7.com (WA), February 14, 2014.  Excerpt:

KIRO 7 has uncovered explosive new details in the case of the Capitol Hill arson at a popular gay nightclub.  Suspect Musab Masmari’s motive may have stemmed from his “distaste for homosexual people.” […]

The informant contacted the FBI soon after meeting Masmari because he was “concerned” that Masmari “may be planning some terrorist activity” because he spoke of “something he’s planning.” The informant told investigators that Masmari told him “he had obtained a rifle.”

The unidentified informant also said that, in the numerous conversations after their first meeting, Masmari often expressed a “distaste for homosexual people,” and that Masmari “opined that homosexuals should be exterminated.”

“Exterminate is a word you think of – you exterminate rodents, you exterminate roaches, not people,” said Shaun Knittel, spokesperson for Neighbours nightclub.

Knittel would like to see hate crime charges added on to the arson charge. “If that doesn’t fall into the law of a hate crime, I don’t know what does,” said Knittel.

On May 2, 2014, the Department of Justice announced that Masmari pleaded guilty:

Man Who Set Fire to Neighbours Nightclub on New Year’s Eve Pleads Guilty to Federal Arson Charge Faces Mandatory Minimum Five Year Prison Sentence, U.S. Department of Justice, May 2, 2014. Excerpt:

A former Bellevue resident who set fire to a Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year’s 2014, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to arson, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  MUSAB MOHAMMED MASMARI, 30, was originally charged in King County Superior Court, but pleaded guilty today to a criminal charge filed yesterday in federal court.  Under the terms of the plea agreement, both sides will recommend the mandatory minimum five years in prison when MASMARI is sentenced on July, 31, 2014.  U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez is not bound by the recommendation and can sentence MASMARI up to the maximum 20 years allowed by law.

“This defendant violated people’s right to gather safely: he put more than 700 lives at risk when he purposely started a fire at a crowded nightclub on New Year’s Eve,” said U.S. Attorney Durkan.  “Thankfully, the staff and patrons at Neighbours moved quickly to evacuate the club and extinguish the flames.  Federal prosecution ensures a five year mandatory minimum sentence – one that is more than double the potential sentence faced in state court.”

Then, on July 31, 2014, Masmar was sentenced to ten years in prison:

Neighbours nightclub arsonist sentenced to 10 years in prison, by Brett Cihon, Q13Fox.com (WA), July 31, 2014. Excerpt:

A man who tried to set an iconic gay nightclub on fire on New Year’s Eve has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for arson, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Musab Mohammed Masmari, 30, pleaded guilty in May to smuggling a gallon of gas into the popular Capitol Hill nightclub Neighbours and attempting to set the club on fire.

He was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison.


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored the case against Masmari, and his motivations

A November 15, 2017 search using the string “Neighbours club arson” returned only one result:

Clicking on that headline led to this article — from two days after the incident, on January 2, 2014:

New Year’s Eve Fire At Seattle Gay Bar Neighbours Investigated As Arson, by Huffington Post, January 2, 2014. Excerpt:

A New Year’s Eve celebration at a crowded Seattle gay bar went terrifyingly awry after an unknown suspect allegedly set fire to the venue shortly after midnight.

As King 5 News is reporting, a staircase at Neighbours in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was doused in gasoline and set aflame, bringing a popular New Year’s Eve drag show to an immediate halt. The fire was extinguished after nearly 700 revelers were evacuated to a nearby alley and no injuries were reported in the blaze, but Neighbours patrons and staff were nonetheless left shaken by the incident.

“It’s not just a bar or just a nightclub,” Social Outreach Seattle founder Shaun Knittel, who was at the club on Dec. 31, told KOMO News. “And whoever these jerks are there’s going to be a good number that makes sure they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Yet once a Muslim was named as the suspect, HuffPost completely discontinued reporting on the story — as its own search engine proves:

A November 15, 2017 search using the string “Musab Mohammed Masmari” returned zero results:

This decision to completely ignore the case once a Muslim was named as the suspect parallels exactly the dynamics of Case Study 24 on this page.  Specifically, although HuffPost initially reported that two gay men were murdered in Seattle, in June 2014, once a Muslim was named as the suspect, and his motives became known, HuffPost stopped all reporting on the crime – and the perpetrator’s conviction.


(26) November 2017: HuffPost completely ignored a new report that chronicles other arrests of Islamist militants in New York, affiliated with an overseas terrorist gang, for crimes including, murder, illegal weapons possession, drug running and others

On November 16, 2017, The Clarion Project published this compilation of recent arrests of members of “Muslims of America,” a New York group affiliated with the Southeast Asian Islamist terror group Jamaat ul-Fuqra. 

Spate of Arrests Plagues American Jihadi Cult, by Ryan Mauro and Martin Mawyer, Clarion Project, November 16, 2017. Excerpt:

The past half-year has been turning sour for a U.S.-based jihadist cult with a terrorist history that claims to be establishing “peaceful” Islamic villages across America. The group is being affected by multiple arrests of its members while it prepares for the impending death of its leader in Pakistan.

Since May, five reported members and associates of Muslims of America (MOA) have been arrested for crimes ranging from murder to illegal weapons possession to running illicit drugs to forgery. MOA used to be known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra.

While it’s not clear that any of these illegal acts were directed by the group’s leadership or directly connected to MOA’s communes, previous arrests and declassified documents show that the U.S. government believes MOA and its leadership in Pakistan use revenue from drug sales and engage in extensive trafficking of firearms.

Muslims of America, which was founded in 1980, has claimed to have 22 camps and compounds secluded in isolated areas of the United States, located in such states as Texas, Virginia, New York, South Carolina, Georgia and more.

Some of the locations were built for the express purpose of providing members Islamic guerilla warfare training.

The Pakistani leader of MOA, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, was recorded in a secret recruitment video saying the purpose of the camps is to “prepare them to defend themselves and give them highly specialized training in guerilla warfare.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story

A November 17, 2017 search using the string “Clarion Project Muslims of America arrests” returned zero relevant results:

UPDATE: November 26, 2017: Government confirms investigation into Muslims of America for terrorism-related charges

 

On November 26, Clarion Project published an update to its original report:

Gov’t Confirms US Jihadi Cult Under Investigation, by Ryan Mauro Sunday, Clarion Project, November 26, 2017. Excerpt:

A U.S. government agency confirmed in a letter to the Clarion Project that an investigation into a terror-linked Islamist cult named Muslims of America (MOA) is ongoing. The group is known for its “Islamic villages” in North America, with its “Islamberg” headquarters receiving the most attention.

The October 19 letter from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) states that 10 documents from a previous investigation into MOA must be withheld because “the investigation related to the documents that were referred is still open.”

From Clarion’s report: “States where Muslims of the Americas enclaves are located (Photo: Fox News)”

The Justice Department says that releasing the information could interfere with law enforcement proceedings as they concern an “ongoing investigation.”

A November 26, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Clarion Project Muslims of America arrests” returned zero relevant results:


(27) June 2017: HuffPost downplayed the arrest of a naturalized Somali Islamist for supporting terrorism — then completely ignored his guilty plea, two years later

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud

On June 29, 2017, a Somali immigrant to America pleaded guilty to numerous charges of supporting ISIS:

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorist Activity, Newly Unsealed Records Show, by VOA News, June 29, 2017. Excerpt:

A 25-year-old Ohio man pleaded guilty to allegations he was involved in a terrorist plot in 2015, according to newly unsealed legal documents.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud was charged by a federal grand jury with providing material support to terrorists, providing support to a designated terrorist organization, and of lying to the FBI about international terrorism. His guilty plea was sealed until Thursday because of an open investigation.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Dana J. Boente said Thursday, “Mohamud admitted to traveling overseas, providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and receiving training from terrorists. He also admitted to returning to the United States and planning to conduct an attack on American soil. He will now be held accountable for his crimes.”

Mohamud was born in Somalia and came to the United States when he was two years old. According to court records, his brother was fighting in Syria by 2013, and Mohamud provided material support to him from the United States.

Mohamud became a naturalized citizen in 2014, promptly submitting an application for a passport, and buying a one-way ticket for Athens, Greece, with a layover in Istanbul, Turkey. When he landed in Istanbul, instead of flying on to Athens, he travelled to Syria and joined the al-Nusrah Front, with the help of his brother.

In Syria, he trained with weapons and engaged in combat. Court documents indicated that he “expressed a desire to die fighting in Syria.”

Instead, he was instructed by al-Nusrah to return to the United States and commit an act of terror. He recruited several U.S.-based people to help him carry out “something big,” before being questioned by the FBI.

HuffPost’s search engine, and the Wayback Machine, prove that it buried the story of Mohamud’s arrest — and completely ignored his guilty plea to all charges

According to its search engine, as of November 17, 2017, HuffPost published two wire stories about Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud — one written by Reuters, the other by USA Today — on April 16 and April 27, 2015, respectively, which described his arrest, and the charges against him:

Ohio Man Who Trained With Islamic Militants Charged With Supporting Terrorism, by Mark Hosenball, Reuters (via HuffPost), April 16, 2015.

How The Islamic State’s Slick Recruiting Campaign Threatens To Radicalize Americans, by Kevin Johnson USA Today (via Huffington Post), April 27, 2015.

HuffPost published neither of these stories on its front page, however, as the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive) proves:

Regarding the first story, the following are links to full-page screencaps of HuffPost’s front page from April 16-18, 2015; the story appears nowhere.

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Regarding the second story, the following are links to full-page screencaps of HuffPost’s front page from April 27-29, 2015; the story appears nowhere.

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Further, as shown in the November 17, 2017 screencap of a search at HuffPost of the string “Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud” proves, it never published the story of his June 2017 guilty plea, to all charges:

Why would HuffPost bury the first two articles about Mohamud’s arrest beyond the view of the casual reader — and completely ignore his guilty plea, to all charges?  Only HuffPost can answer that question.


(28) March 2016: HuffPost whitewashed and rewrote the content of a report, with video, of female jihadist in Russia who beheaded a non-Muslim toddler and paraded the streets with its severed head

On March 2, 2016, one of the most horrific jihadist attacks in recent memory was perpetrated in Russia. A Muslim woman beheaded a four-year-old girl in her care, then was captured on video, marching through the Moscow streets displaying the toddler’s head, screaming, “Allahu Akbar!!! (God is great!!!) I am a terrorist!!!”

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Reuters’ article about this incident

On March 2, Reuters published an article describing the incident, which was entitled:

“Woman on trial in Russia says Allah ordered her to behead child”

02Mar16 Reuters source article

Key excerpts from this article, starting with the opening sentence (emphasis added):

A woman suspected of beheading a child in her care before brandishing the severed head outside a Moscow metro station said on Wednesday Allah had ordered her to commit the crime.

Police on Monday wrestled to the ground Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old divorced mother of three from the Muslim-majority ex-Soviet state of Uzbekistan, after she wandered around a Moscow street holding the infant’s severed head in the air and shouting Islamist slogans. […]

Bobokulova told reporters on her way into the courtroom on Wednesday that Allah had ordered her to do what she did but that she had repented and agreed with her arrest. Sat in the metal cage reserved for defendants in Russian courts, Bobokulova waved and said:

“I am Allah’s messenger. Hello everyone.”


HuffPost rewrote the Reuters headline, to remove all indication that this was a jihad-inspired atrocity

On March 3, HuffPost published the Reuters story on its front page and World page – but with a radically different headline (page screencap here):

Nanny Accused of Beheading Child Says It Was Revenge for Putin’s Attacks in Syria

03-03-2016 FPHL 13-26 -nanny beheads 4yoThe following is a screencap from HuffPost’s own story page, containing its version of the Reuters story, showing that its editor(s) knew exactly what this jihadist said was her motivation (highlighted):

On Wednesday, she told reporters Allah had ordered her to commit the grisly crime.

03Mar HP WWs MUSLIM MURDERER - storypage 3 ALLAH TOLD HER TO DO ITAlso, note how HuffPost chose to use the most benevolent-appearing picture of this murderous jihadist for its headline, instead of the one of her holding up the child’s head – or the one at the top of the Reuters source article, showing her angrily reacting to questions.

HuffPost fails to report on the ISIS connection discovered

Then, on March 5, the Washington Times provided substantive indications that the jihadist is affiliated with ISIS, as are her husband and son (emphasis added):

Nanny who beheaded 4-year-old Russian girl is linked to ISIS, by L. Todd Wood, The Washington Times, March 5, 2016.

The Uzbek nanny who beheaded a 4-year-old girl in Moscow while the family was away was radicalized by her husband, Suhrob Muminov, who visited Islamic State contacts frequently in the Urgut Mountains in Uzbekistan. […]

Her son, Rakhmatillo Ashurov, 19, is being held in custody in Uzbekistan for being “recruited by the Islamic State,” reported the Mirror in the U.K.

HuffPost ignored this development.

Here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page on March 6, instead:

Day 3 of: “Trump’s Dick Aside, Here’s What Having A Micropenis Is Really Like”

06Mar16 WHAT ITS LIKE TO HAVE MICROPENIS - day3 -calloutDay 2 of: “Watch Britney Spears Dance In A Bikini ‘Til The World Ends”

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Day 3 of: “The Kardashians Just Started Another Trend”

06Mar kardashian worship day2 - callout


Why did HuffPost whitewash the Reuters headline, when it knew the truth?

Furthermore:

  • Why did it present such a benevolent visual depiction of this jihadist murderer in its headline?
  • Why did it ignore the development that she and her family are linked to ISIS?

Those are questions that are best directed to HuffPost’s corporate parent, Verizon.


(29) April 2016, Hollywood, FL: Recent convert to Islam arrested for plot to perpetrate an ISIS-style shooting and bombing attack on a S. Florida synagogue

James Medina, aka James Muhammad

On May 2, 2016, S. Florida media reported that the FBI arrested a recent convert to Islam and indicted him for his plan for an ISIS-style attack on a local synagogue:

Hollywood man accused of plot to blow up Aventura synagogue, by Paula McMahon, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May 2, 2016. Excerpt:

A Hollywood man’s planned explosive attack on a synagogue in Aventura was thwarted by an FBI undercover operation that involved a fake bomb, federal authorities said Monday.

James Gonzalo Medina, 40, was arrested Friday night as he walked toward the synagogue with what he thought was an explosive device in his hand, prosecutors said.

He appeared in federal court Monday afternoon in Miami, accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction to blow up the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 NE 30th Ave., during Friday night services. […]

He came to the attention of the FBI when someone reported he had talked about attacking a synagogue in South Florida, authorities said.

Medina expressed anti-Semitic views and said he planned to attack the synagogue during Passover, investigators wrote. He said he was comfortable with causing innocent casualties, including the deaths of women and children, authorities said.

While preparing for the proposed attack, Medina visited and “studied the synagogue property to assess its vulnerabilities,” prosecutors said.

Medina told acquaintances he wanted to make himself a “martyr” and he hoped news coverage of his planned attack would inspire other terrorist attacks, authorities said.

Medina also recorded a number of videos, investigators said, saying goodbye to his family and making threats.

“I am a Muslim and I don’t like what is going on in this world. I’m going to handle business here in America. Aventura, watch your back. ISIS is in the house,” agents reported he said in one of the videos.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 5, 2017 search — more than 18 months after this story broke — using the string “James Gonzalo Medina” returned zero results:

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide were more deserving of being on its front page that this one, in the following days? 

Here is a sampling of five “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page on May 3-5, 2016:

This “news” story appeared near the top of HuffPost’s front page on May 4, 2016.

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(30) November 2017, Hollywood, FL: Recent convert to Islam convicted, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for plot to perpetrate an ISIS-style shooting and bombing attack on a S. Florida synagogue

Following up on Case Study 29 – on November 28, 2017, it was announced that recent Muslim convert James Gonzalo Medina was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for plotting an ISIS-style attack on a S. Florida synagogue:

Florida man sentenced to 25 years for attempt to blow up synagogue, Reuters, November 28, 2017. Excerpt:

A Florida man was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to blow up a synagogue in the state during a Jewish holiday last year, court officials said.

James Medina, 41, will first be treated at a U.S. prison medical facility for a brain cyst and mental illness before being moved into the general prison population, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola in Miami ruled.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation began watching Medina, who had converted to Islam, after he began expressing anti-Semitic views and a wish to attack a synagogue. They launched an investigation in late March 2016, court documents showed.

Medina, who faced up to life in prison, had pleaded guilty in August 2017 to charges of an attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and an attempted religious hate crime, court documents showed.

“This is a very, very serious offense,” Scola was quoted as saying in court by the Miami Herald.

Medina’s federal public defender, Hector Dopico, declined to comment when reached by Reuters on Tuesday afternoon.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 5, 2017 search — one week after this story broke — using the string “James Gonzalo Medina” returned zero results:

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide were more deserving of being on its front page that this one, in the following days? 

Here is a sampling of five “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page on November 29-December 1, 2017:

This “news” story appeared near the top of HuffPost’s front page on December 1, 2017.

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Jimmy Kimmel Accepts ‘Tough Guy’ Roy Moore’s Challenge To A Fight

UPDATE: December 5, 2017: HuffPost gave top coverage to a man who was arrested for a plot to attack a Florida Islamic center

On December 5, 2017, HuffPost positioned this story at the top of its front page:

69-Year-Old Man Accused Of Plotting Mass Shooting At Florida Islamic Center, by David Lohr, Huffington Post, December 5, 2017, 12:36 pm. Excerpt:

Authorities have arrested a 69-year-old man who they say was planning a mass shooting at an Islamic center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bernandino Gawala “Nandie” Bolatete faces charges of knowingly receiving and possessing a silencer without registering it as required by federal law, according to the authorities.

At a Monday press conference, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Bolatete, “had expressed a strong anti-Islamic sentiment” and “had weaponry to carry out the attack.”

A criminal complaint released by authorities said Bolatete had been under investigation since October, when a tipster notified authorities of the alleged plot. Authorities said they immediately devised a plan to protect the mosque and to have an undercover officer befriend Bolatete, a Jacksonville resident.

HuffPost published this story less than 24 hours after the charges are were announced against Mr. Bolatete.

Why did HuffPost rush to create an original, in-depth story about this plot so quickly — yet completely ignore Mr. Medina’s plot to mount a massive terrorist attack against a Florida synagogue?  Only HuffPost’s executives can answer that question.


(31) December 2017, London, England: London, England: HuffPost whitewashed, buried and quickly removed news of an Islamist terror plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Teresa May

At approximately 8:00pm EST on December 5, 2017, news broke that UK authorities had broken up an Islamist terrorist plot to assassinate PM Teresa May:

Islamist suicide plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May foiled, by Sky News, December 5, 2017.  Excerpt:

Two men will appear in court today to face charges related to an alleged explosive plot on Downing Street.

A terror plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled, Sky sources have confirmed.

Sky’s Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: “It’s the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they’ve foiled this year.

“I understand that the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, briefed Cabinet ministers today (Tuesday), such is the seriousness of what they believed they have uncovered.

“It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street. Essentially police believe that the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May.

“This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police.

HuffPost delayed the publication of this story, then buried and whitewashed it

HuffPost didn’t publish this story until eight hours later, at approximately 4:00am on December 6.  And instead of giving it prominent, accurate coverage, it:

  • Buried the story mid-way down its front page, beneath other “news” stories it deemed more important
  • Whitewashed the headline, sub-head and body copy, to avoid identifying the alleged terrorists as being Islamists

At 10:40am, the following screencaps were taken of HuffPost’s front page, showing it positioned its version of the story mid-way down, and had removed any indication of any specific characteristics of the perpetrators:

Notice that HuffPost gives absolutely no indication of who was behind this “terror plot.”  Was it Buddhists?  White right-wingers, whom it has boastfully claimed are behind vast majority of terrorist attacks?  Lutherans?

Clicking on that nebulous headline led the reader to this story page:

British Authorities Reportedly Foil Terror Plot To Assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May; Two men were arrested late last month in connection with the scheme, by Doha Madani and Dominique Mosbergen, Huffington Post, December 6, 2017, 4:11am ET. Excerpt:

Two men arrested in the United Kingdom last week were connected to an alleged terror plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May, Sky News and The Guardian reported on Wednesday. Security officials are said to have “thwarted” the deadly scheme.

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, were charged on Tuesday with intention of committing acts of terrorism, according to a statement by the Metropolitan Police Service. Both men were brought in on Nov. 28 after police raids.

Sky News reported that Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police had been pursuing the possible attack for several weeks.

“It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street,” Sky News correspondent Martin Brunt said Tuesday. “Essentially police believe that the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May, the Prime Minister.”


Why did HuffPost whitewash and bury this story, and obfuscate the identity of the alleged Islamist perpetrators in this case, and others like it — in contrast to how eagerly and prominently identifies the names, faces and orientations of alleged terrorists when they are white right-wingers, and Jews? 

For example:

On October 21, 2017 HuffPost published this story on its front page:

Notice that HuffPost included the perpetrators’ faces alongside the headline, which led to this story page:

3 White Extremists Charged With Attempted Homicide Following Richard Spencer Speech, by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post, October 20, 2017.

And in regards to Jews, HuffPost almost invariably places their identities in its headlines when they are accused of doing bad things:

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UPDATE: By 4:45pm on December 6, HuffPost completely removed this story from its front page

This search shows that at 4:55pm, there was only one incident of “May” on the front page:

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide were more worthy of coverage on its front page than another Islamist terrorist plot, this time against a major world leader?

Here’s a sampling — starting at the top of the page:

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(32) December 2017, Orlando, FL: HuffPost completely ignored the announcement that the Pulse nightclub jihadist’s wife has been indicted for aiding him in preparing for the attack

At 5:50pm on December 6, 2017, the Orlando Sentinel broke the following story:

Pulse shooter’s widow will stand trial in Orlando, federal judge decides, by Krista Torralva, Orlando Sentinel, December 6, 2017. Excerpt:

The Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow will stand trial in Orlando, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.

Noor Salman is charged with providing material support to a terror organization and obstruction of justice. Her husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured at least 68 more when he opened fire in the gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

Salman tried to persuade the judge to hold the trial in another city, saying she could not get a fair trial in Orlando.

It also mentioned headlines and stories, including a New York Post front page proclaiming “She could have saved them all.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 7, 2017 search using the string “Noor Salman charged with providing material support to a terror organization obstruction of justice” returned zero results:

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide were more worthy of coverage on its front page?

Here’s a sampling — starting at the top of the front page:

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on December 7, 2017.

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