Maybe you were watching television on Sunday when the cable news shows were all over a church shooting in Antioch, Tennessee. And maybe, just maybe, you noticed how quickly they changed their focus from the shooting once it was revealed that the perpetrator – who killed one woman and injured seven others – was not an alt-right baddie, a white supremacist, or some other easily villainized individual but rather an immigrant from Sudan – one of the countries on President Trump’s travel ban. Once Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, was identified as the killer, the cable news shows suddenly found themselves much more interested in the football protests, eh? How about that.
Interestingly enough, the shooting spree happened on the same day that Trump revised the travel ban, adding three new countries and subtracting one – the one being Sudan. According to the White House, the government in Sudan has been remarkably cooperative in adjusting to the administration’s vetting demands, which was enough to once again allow travel and immigration from the troubled region. We’re glad to see that at least one country realized their responsibilities and has taken steps to resolve some outstanding issues.
And we’re not trying to blame Sudan or a previous administration for the actions of this one guy, who apparently came to the U.S. as a child many years ago. Police weren’t talking about Samson’s motivations as of Monday, so all we can do is speculate. That’s usually not a wise road to go down, especially with no apparent information tying Samson to Islamic ideology or any other obvious motivating factor.
It was just interesting to us how quickly the media turned off their cameras once they realized what this was, what the perp looked like, and where he was from.
Also interesting: How much worse this shooting might have been were it not for the heroic actions of one Mr. Robert Engle, who just happened to have a gun in his car. Were it not for Engle, who has a licensed to carry concealed, and his bravery, there’s no telling how many more victims Samson would have claimed in the rampage.
Here, too, you’re unlikely to hear much from the mainstream media, since it goes directly against their entire leftist agenda.