President Donald Trump has proven his racism yet again following the thwarted Louvre museum attack in Paris.
A machete-wielding man — who allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) before trying to attack French soldiers — was shot and injured before having the chance to hurt anyone.
Trump took to Twitter to comment on the incident, calling the man an "Islamic terrorist."
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
The man was armed with machetes and carrying two backpacks filled with cans of spray paint, Reuters reports. The unnamed man is reportedly from Egypt and arrived in France at the end of January.
Ironically, this attack comes just five days after a white, right-wing terrorist named Alexandre Bissonnette shot and killed six Muslims at a mosque in Quebec, which Trump has yet to say a word about.
In fact, the only word from the White House on the matter came from press secretary Sean Spicer who simply used the tragedy to justify the president's rushed and racist immigration ban.
"It’s a terrible reminder of why we must remain vigilant and why the president is taking steps to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to our nation’s safety and security," he said.
Never mind the fact that Bissonnette was not even an immigrant to Canada and he is white, therefore, he would have been welcomed into the U.S. with open arms with or without the ban.
Bissonnette was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun when police found him — a stark contrast to the knife and spray paint-carrying Louvre attacker.
The western world has largely ignored the Quebec attack, in which innocent lives were stolen, but are suddenly up in arms about this attempted threat that was prevented with everyone involved still breathing.
This disparity is a trend that we've seen throughout America many times, including with white supremacist Dylann Roof, who killed nine black churchgoers in 2015; the Oregon standoff in which dozens of white, gun-wielding men took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for days; and in Houston when army vet Dionisio Garza III opened fire on a tire shop, killing one and injuring six innocent bystanders.
A heinous massacre or violent threat is never "terrorism" to the likes of Trump and his following unless it is carried out by a Muslim.
For the president to perpetuate this kind of race-driven injustice is beyond infuriating and fuels the divisive social climate that propelled him into the White House in the first place.
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