Gina Miller
Erik Rush's Muslim tweets after bombings lead to death threats
By Gina Miller
April 18, 2013

He only said what many clear-minded Americans likely think about our federal government's dangerously stupid Middle Eastern visa and immigration policies, but boy did it get the leftist, Islamophile drones riled up!

Author, WorldNetDaily (WND) columnist and national conservative commentator, Erik Rush, posted a comment on Twitter in the wake of the Boston bombings, and it led to a small firestorm that became a tsunami after he posted a second, purely sarcastic comment that really tweaked the Left!

As WND's Chelsea Schilling reported on Tuesday evening:

After the bombing Monday, Rush tweeted, "Everybody do the National Security Ankle Grabs! Let's bring Saudis in without screening them! C'mon!"

Rush's comment was in response to early reports from United Press International that a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national had been a potential suspect in the double bombings. The Boston police later said the man wasn't a suspect.

Rush told WND he received some hostile tweets following his initial speculation about the identity of the bomber.

"This was speculation, which everyone is doing," Rush said. "That's when the tweets started: 'You're blaming Muslims already? You scumbag!'

"After several of those, that's when I was like, 'Yeah, that's right, they're evil. Kill 'em all.'

"And that's all they needed."

One of the drawbacks of the written word is that it can be difficult to impart sarcasm, because you cannot convey your tone of voice to go with what you write. Naturally, Mr. Rush's quip sent the Left into a frenzy of foaming outrage. Not that it would matter to them that he was being sarcastic, but leftists either could not or would not grasp the sarcasm dripping from his statement, "Yes, they're evil. Let's kill them all." In the context of what he had already written and the Left's predictable reaction, I can easily detect his sarcasm, but that's just me. He was clearly not literally calling for the killing of Muslims, but that did not matter to the screeching freaks of the Left.

After that second tweet, Mr. Rush was deluged with vicious, sick e-mails, comments on Twitter and his website, death threats, and hacks that crashed his website. His home was even "swatted" by someone who posed as him and called 911 saying that there were men in his home firing AK-47 rifles. Fortunately, the first officer on the scene was a friend of Mr. Rush's, otherwise, that "swatting" incident could have been very bad news.

The leftist Right Wing Watch website had a brief report with the headline, "Erik Rush: Kill All Muslims in Response to Boston Marathon Attack."


The Huffington Post called what Mr. Rush said a "Muslim joke." Those tweets were not "Muslim jokes." The first was clearly an expression of his frustration with our lax visa program which allows "visitors" from terror-sponsoring Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia, not to mention an open southern border through which Muslim terrorists can easily pass.

Neither was his second tweet a joke. It was a sarcastic response to the stupid outrage he was receiving from useful idiots who refuse to accept the fact that Muslims set off bombs and commit murderous attacks on a daily basis around the world. Because of their awful track record and history of hostile threats and attacks against America, it is reasonable to speculate that there is a good chance Muslims are behind the Boston bombings.

I don't give a rip if that offends anyone. I'm sick of the suicidal, "politically correct" mentality that pervades our nation's leftist media and governmental policies. I'm sick of hearing lies defending Islam. Islam has nothing to do with peace. It is a perverse, backward militant-political ideology that promotes interminable war against much of the world. Islam's tenets, its Shariah mandates, are utterly incompatible with the freedoms and foundations of the United States. Islam is about oppression, not freedom.

I know the Left is desperately hoping the Boston bombers are white "right wing extremists" (whatever that means, since according to Homeland Security, I'm a right-wing extremist), but if the authorities nab a Muslim for this, we can bet that it will quickly be reported that he was a "lone wolf," not affiliated with any larger Muslim terror group.

Returning to Erik Rush, Chelsea Schilling reported:

Rush said the local CBS affiliate covered the story and suggested he was trying to "defend" his tweet.

"I didn't try to defend them," he said. "They asked me, 'If you had it to do over again, would you?' And I was like, 'Yeah, probably.'"

Despite all the media hoopla, Rush said the incident opened his eyes to the real enemy.

"This really sort of sheds light on who we're dealing with, and I don't just mean the Islamists," he said. "I mean the people who are really willing to stand up for people who want to kill us versus American people. Of course, the stuff that I'm getting is: 'We're coming to kill you!'

"Other than the practical concerns, like for safety, it furthers my resolve as far as who's the dirt bag and who isn't."

© Gina Miller


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