MSM pushes narrative Muslims are heroes of the Hurricane Harvey

MSM pushes narrative Muslims are heroes of the Hurricane Harvey, by Katie Jones.

If you search the internet for “Houston mosque” or even simply “Houston,” nearly every mainstream media publication has multiple articles, being updated regularly, showcasing Houston area “mosques opening their doors to hurricane Harvey victims.” …

Many of these articles are centered on the issue that mosques opened their doors to evacuees, but Christian pastor Joel Osteen did not immediately open his megachurch doors. (Osteen later alleged that the surrounding streets were not open or safe; and the city never asked him to use the building as a shelter.) Personal feelings about Osteen aside, the media is using this as an opening to push the narrative that Muslims are the heroes of this hurricane, and the white people seeking solace were forever changed by the kindness and generosity of their Muslim neighbors.

A few issues with the story right from the start — it’s not the Houston mosques that are taking in these evacuees; it’s a few Houston Islamic Centers. Non-Muslims generally aren’t allowed in mosques, unless they are allowed entry for a reason like seeing how Muslims pray. …

The other part of the news story that is conspicuously hidden is that there were only 35 evacuees at the Champions mosque, also known as Masjid al-Salam, at the peak. As of Friday morning, 14 evacuees stayed on. The majority of those evacuees were Muslim. Brand Lane Center in Stafford, Texas claims to be housing 80 to 90 people currently. Whether those figures are accurate and whether those were families from the mosque or non-Muslim evacuees, nobody knows. The picture used in one of the articles about the Muslim heroes is a picture from the Convention Center. Out of an estimated 200,000 Muslims in the greater-Houston metro area, the headline-worthy news is that they were able to help about 125 evacuees.

Harvey, like all tragedies, brought out the best in people and proved once again that America houses some of the greatest and bravest individuals in the world. People of all races were going head-on into danger to save people of all races. The agenda-driven mainstream media knew they were in trouble after a video went viral where an understandably frantic mother at an evacuation center became frustrated with a CNN reporter “shoving microphones in her face.” Many shelters said they would not be letting any more news stations in because evacuees needed privacy. Then, suddenly mid-day Wednesday, CNN had one of the first front-page headlines that “mosques were opening their doors to evacuees.” Within a few hours USA Today, NPR, ABC News, and the other standard leftist media sites that masquerade as news all followed suit. …

Muslim evacuees who were not staying at an Islamic Center, but staying at the convention center, have been “blocking off a small prayer space with chairs and their shoes.” Tragedy or not, this is a part of Islamic Supremacy we can expect to see more and more in the West. It made me chuckle because last weekend, I took the train from one large, urban East Coast city to another. At one of the stops, a group of Muslims got on the train. There weren’t any seats available together, but one of the women in the group needed to sit next to who I presumed to be her male escort. The group asked the conductor to move two random patrons next to each other to solve the problem. When the conductor declined, the group became very irate and actually got off the train (after holding us up for a considerable amount of time.) Could you imagine any other religion in the United States expecting non-believers to accommodate them in such a way? It is a complete lack of adherence to Western norms, and it’s only going to get worse.

hat-tip Stephen Neil