As soon as the mainstream media and other leftists learned the identity of the suspect involved in Friday’s attack on U.S. Capitol Police, they moved on to discuss gun control rather than continuing a narrative that “white supremacy” was behind the incident.
Noah Green, 25, was an African American man and follower of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam. He ran his vehicle into two U.S. Capitol Police officers before getting out of his car with a knife, according to authorities. Police shot and killed Green, as a result. One police officer, Billy Evans, was killed during the event.
Green’s Facebook page, which has since been deleted, described himself as a “follower of Farrakhan,” according to the Daily Wire.
There were long posts available on Green’s page that described his struggles and religious views, which included his belief that Farrakhan was Jesus. “I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey,” he wrote in a post.
“I haven’t had much to lean on in the past few months,” Green continued. “I’ve been faced with fear, hunger, loss of wealth, and diminution of fruit. My faith is one of the only things that has been able to carry me through these times and my faith is centered on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah, the final divine reminder in our midst.”
Green described Farrakhan as his “spiritual father,” with whose guidance he would not have been able to carry on. He then concluded his post signed “Noah X.”
There was no shortage of blue-checked Twitter accounts rushing to the social media site after the attack, suggesting it had been carried out by a supporter of former President Donald Trump. It was only after the suspect’s identity had been revealed that they pivoted to talk about gun control and not the color of the suspect’s skin. The story soon vanished from the mainstream media’s news cycle. The same situation occurred last month in Boulder, Colo., where a Middle Eastern man shot several people.
Numerous verified Twitter accounts initially rushed to assume the attack was carried out by a white supporter of former President Donald Trump. Once the suspect’s identity was released, many of these same people started talking about gun control and alleged systemic racism, allowing the Capitol attack to disappear from the news cycle, according to the Daily Wire.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted: “Heartbroken to learn another CP was killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family and the entire Capitol Police force. The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife.”
A blue-check account that goes by David1108 tweeted: “Without having the slightest clue about the “security incident” at the Capitol, I’ma go ahead and call white nationalist terrorism on this one.”
Another posted: “ah, so they were white.”
And again: “So it was a white Trump supporter?”