By Martin Mawyer
Anyone attempting to commit MASS MURDER of Islamic men, women and children in the United States – with the name of Christian Action Network attached to it – will certainly get my attention.
So it was on the day I saw an article appearing on the website of a group know as The Muslims of America (TMOA).
Let’s start with the screaming headline and sub-headline of this outlandish news article.
GUNMAN TERRORIZES PEACEFUL ISLAMIC VILLAGE
TERRORIST ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPT TO COMMIT MASS MURDER OF AMERICAN MUSLIMS
Wow! That’s a pretty big story, all capital letters, no less.
For anyone unfamiliar with this group, The Muslims of America have nearly three-dozen Islamic villages and compounds scattered across rural America. This particular incident took place on their 80-acre village called “Islamville,” in York, South Carolina.
TMOA does not like the Christian Action Network. Not one bit. That’s because for the past five years we have been exposing how Muslims of America have a 30-year history of terrorism, assassinations, murders and other hideous crimes in the Untied States.
They are particularly outraged over my book, “Twilight In America,” which details these crimes and gives the locations of these Islamic terrorist camps.
So angered is TMOA that they continually blame Christian Action Network if anyone trespasses on their property or even if someone looks at them the wrong way when driving by. (Seriously)
The headline in their recent story is shocking, to say the least. But the lead paragraph is even more descriptive in its horrifying details.
“A gunman trespassed onto the property of The Muslims of America, Inc. (TMOA), in York County, South Carolina, during the night of December 21, firing his weapon towards the homes of peaceful residents. The man began shooting from the woods nearby, causing innocent men, women and children to seek cover as bullets flew by.”
To make this incident even more horrifying, the gunman allegedly shot at “dozens of youth” participating in the Muslim Scouts of America who were just wrapping up their fun day of activities.
I wonder what The New York Times had to say about this horrendous assault. Nothing? What about The Washington Post? Nothing again? OK, let’s go smaller. What about The Herald, a regional paper in York County, S.C.?
When I saw that TMOA was blaming Christian Action Network for its “hate that serves to provoke” such attacks, I contacted The Herald to ask if they knew anything about this incident that occurred on Dec. 21, 2013. They said they had not.
How is it possible that a gunman can terrorize a village, shoot at Islamic men, women and children and the event escape the attention of even the local newspaper?
After I alerted the Herald of this dreadful sounding story, an article finally appeared on the newspaper’s website. Here’s The Herald’s story in a nutshell:
York man charged after shots fired near Islamville
Residents of York’s Islamville community are calling a recent incident in which a property owner allegedly fired a gun into the village only feet from homes and a shrine an act of terrorism.
But the neighbor who deputies accuse of public disorderly conduct and illegally discharging a firearm balks at the notion that the dispute was motivated by terrorism.
Joshua Allan Casey, 37, claims that he has been wrongly accused of shooting a gun and targeting the community… Deputies detained Casey, who smelled of alcohol, and searched him for weapons, the report states. He told deputies he had been drinking beer, but went on the property to speak with his neighbor. Though Casey denied shooting the gun, deputies arrested him because a witness saw him firing the gun. Casey was charged with public disorderly conduct and illegally discharging a firearm. He was released from jail the same day on a $512 personal recognizance bond.
The Herald’s story is far different from the account given by TMOA in their press release.
Here’s their version of the story appearing on TMOA’s web site:
Shocked and terrified, the scouts and residents watched as the man brazenly came forward screaming obscenities at the crowd he had just attempted to murder. The man was clearly identified as a neighbor who lives only yards away from long time resident Hadia Rashid, who could barely speak, thinking of what may have happened as her grandchildren often freely come and go within firing range of the assailant.
Law enforcement was immediately contacted. An investigation at the home of the gunman confirmed with his wife that he was the aggressor. Authorities also discovered the bullet casings supporting eyewitness claims; therefore, the intoxicated man was arrested and charged with unlawfully discharging a firearm and trespassing. “This is an act of terrorism and attempted murder!” exclaimed resident Ramadan Shakir. “Had the tables been turned the entire county of law enforcement would have descended upon us and terrorism would have been the first charge. We demand equal justice under the law.”
If this story is true, how is it possible that Joshua Casey was only charged with “disorderly conduct” and “illegally discharging a firearm?” Why wasn’t he sent to Guantanamo Bay where other terrorists are sitting? Why is he out of jail on a small recognizance bond of just $512?
I’m confused. That’s why I contacted the York County Police and asked for the “Case Report” which can be found here.
Let’s look at the facts that were released by York County Police versus TMOA’s version of the story.
First, this incident was not an act of terrorism under any definition of the word. There’s nothing in the report that Mr. Casey stormed the village, brandishing any type of weapon, shooting wildly at residents who were running for cover as bullets flew by. Nothing. Not a word.
Also, there’s nothing in the police report that says Mr. Casey was “intoxicated,” only that he had been drinking beer that evening. Clearly, had Mr. Casey been “intoxicated” while firing a gun at Muslim boy scouts, he would have been charged as such (attempted murder, maybe?) Yet, he wasn’t.
The Muslims’ version of the story also falsely states that Casey was arrested and charged with trespassing. In fact, the police report states he was charged with public disorderly conduct and discharging firearms. No trespassing charges. More lies.
In short, the picture that TMOA paints of a crazed gunman shooting at women and children is false, inflammatory and grossly exaggerates the facts of the incident as released by the police.
Nevertheless, TMOA wants the incident to “be registered as terrorism and a hate crime.”
And that brings us to the most amusing part of the TMOA article.
“Without such charges,” TMOA states, “the man could be released soon, returning to the property to exact his revenge.”
Are we to believe that a “hate crime” is to be taken more seriously than attempted murder; and that without a “hate crime” charge, a magistrate would free this drunken man to exact his revenge?
Fact is, Mr. Casey was released. And now, several weeks later, there are no reports of revenge. But maybe Mr. Casey is more worried about losing his $512 bond than continuing his attempt at mass murdering Islamic families.
Clearly, with such a small bond, the York County magistrate did not take the TMOA story seriously…at all.
But as I stated earlier, there is a more sinister motive beneath the surface. Yes, they want to make sure their neighbor with the gun is labeled as a “hater,” a “racist” and an “Islamaphobe.” But they also want to link me and my organization, Christian Action Network, to this incident and others. In their online article they also state the following:
“This is not the first time The Muslims of America have been subjected to similar attacks. In November of 2012, unknown aggressors fired thirteen gunshots onto their property in Virginia with no regard for the life of residents sleeping nearby. This past summer, at TMOA headquarters in Hancock, New York, several instances of criminal trespassing took place with one particularly frightening incident that included two eastern European men driving up in a van with strange equipment loaded in the back. Days after, two other men were arrested in nearby Albany for building and testing a weapon of mass destruction, specifically a powerful X-Ray gun mounted to the back of a van meant to kill Muslim victims with lethal amounts of radiation…”
Where to begin debunking these irresponsible comments? In the case of the shooting at their Virginia compound, TMOA has linked me in previous posts to this incident as the inspiration for the underlying hatred that motivated it. There is no evidence, and I assert that TMOA has been highly irresponsible to falsely name me and my organization – or any of our supporters – as the inspiration for this incident, and then put it in print without any proof.
In the case of the X-ray gun, there were some kooks arrested in New York for having some kind of homemade X-ray weapon that they intended to use to kill President Obama with a fatal dose of radiation. There’s not a shred of evidence that they were on or near TMOA’s New York compound, nor that they intended to use it on Muslims – unless you adhere to the theory that Obama is a Muslim.
Their website further states that Christian Action Network “propagates hate that serves to provoke similar responses from its supporters” (similar to these shootings).
“Organizations such as CAN hide behind the word ‘Christian’ when in fact they are intolerant extremists who do not practice the peaceful tenets of Jesus, son of Chaste Mary. As American Muslims, we follow centuries of examples of Christians and Muslims living in absolute peace and tranquility.”
Blah, blah, blah … and so the propaganda, deceit and spin continues. The not-so-veiled implication that we are behind all the violence is abhorrent and, as they well know, incendiary.
Sadly, there are many who will believe the misinformation spewed out by TMOA in its “reporting.” And they are the ones we have to fear. When Islamists use trigger words like “terrorism” … “haters” … “Islamaphobes” … “peaceful Muslims” …
… and put them together into a headline that screams: GUNMAN TERRORIZES PEACEFUL ISLAMIC VILLAGE! … well, you know some Islamist somewhere might take it into his (or her) head to not only believe it, but to get pretty mad and take action.
Who are they going to come after? Mr. Casey – a fairly simple drinking man from York County, S.C., or Martin Mawyer, leader of a Christian organization who has revealed the secret, unsavory activities of Muslims of America and its decades-long history of crime and terrorism?
Their web article is a transparent attempt to stir up hatred for the “haters” and a pathetic attempt to threaten me.
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Martin Mawyer is the Founder and President of Christian Action Network, a non-profit public advocacy and education group based in Lynchburg, Virginia. He began his career as a freelance journalist and has authored several books, including “Silent Shame,” “The Pro-Family Contract With America,” “Pathways to Success,” and his most recent, “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.” He has produced a number of documentary films, including Homegrown Jihad, Islam Rising, Sacrificed Survivors and America’s Islamic Threat. Mawyer has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Larry King Live, Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, NBC’s Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and Fox and Friends. His latest book, “Twilight in America,” co-authored by Patti A. Pierucci, details the activities of Islamic camps scattered throughout the United States operated by The Muslims of America. It can be purchased at Amazon.com in book or Kindle version.