In the wake of the terrorist attack in New York City Tuesday, left-wing CNN anchor Jake Tapper announced that the Islamic phrase “Allahu Akbar” is “beautiful.”
The attack — which killed eight people and injured almost a dozen — was carried out by a 29-year-old Uzbeki in a rented truck. Sayfullo Saipov ran over several pedestrians on a busy bike path in Lower Manhattan before fleeing the vehicle. During the killing spree near the World Trade Center, the assailant yelled “Allahu Akbar.” The man was shot by an officer with the 1st Precinct. A note was found near the truck, claiming the attack was in the name of ISIS.
Tapper praised the Islamic supremacist phrase while interviewing CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz on The Lead: "The Arabic chant 'Allahu Akbar -- God is great' — sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances, and too often we hear of it being said in moments like this.”
If we hear it “too often” as part of jihadist mayhem, maybe that's something significant to focus on. It's frankly irrelevant, Jake, if the phrase "Allah is greater" tugs at your heartstrings under other circumstances.
Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement rightfully calling Saipov a terorist:
"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror, aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them."
President Trump tweeted:
"My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!"
Perhaps these are more appropriate responses than Tapper's adulatory reaction, which would be akin to noting the beauty of "Helter Skelter" during coverage of the Manson murders. But this is where we are with the Leftist media -- they're more concerned with softpeddling The Religion of Peace than condemning its evil and defending its victims.