Modern Journalism: Huffington Post Reporter Doxes Counter-Jihadi
And gets her husband fired. She had it coming: she had the wrong opinions.
“Amy Mek” has 229,000 followers on Twitter, and is firmly and outspokenly opposed to jihad terror and Sharia oppression. President Trump has retweeted her. So as far as “journalist” Luke O’Brien of the Huffington Post was concerned, she had to be destroyed.
On Thursday, the HuffPo published O’Brien’s exposé: “Trump’s Loudest Anti-Muslim Twitter Troll Is A Shady Vegan Married To An (Ousted) WWE Exec: @AmyMek anonymously spread hate online for years. She can’t hide anymore.”
“She can’t hide anymore”! Luke O’Brien in his piece does his best to portray Amy as a monster who should be shunned by all decent people. Amy was rude to a Muslim store clerk, he tells us. She has an odd relationship with a prisoner, he says.
But her primary sin has nothing to do with her personal life, however lavishly O’Brien exposes it. The main reason why Luke O’Brien hates Amy Mek and wants you to hate her, too, is because she “tirelessly spewed far-right propaganda and, above all, Islamophobia.” He also says, predictably, that she is “racist.” As evidence, O’Brien points out that she has praised Milo, who is so “racist” that he is in a gay marriage with a black man; as for “Islamophobia,” of course O’Brien means that she opposes jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, non-Muslims, and others — in O’Brien’s mind, as a doctrinaire Left-fascist, all those who oppose such things are “bigots.”
“Islamophobia” is, of course, a propaganda term designed to intimidate people into fearing to oppose jihad mass murder, and that is exactly the way O’Brien uses it. In The Coming of the Third Reich, historian Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, Stormtroopers (Brownshirts) “organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers [and] staged mass disruptions of their lectures.” To express dissent from Nazi positions became a matter of taking one’s life into one’s hands. The idea of people of opposing viewpoints airing their disagreements in a civil and mutually respectful manner was gone. One was a Nazi, or one was silent (and fearful).
Luke O’Brien and the Huffington Post are the modern-day Brownshirts who have targeted and attempted to destroy the life of Amy Mek, who recounts the success he has had here: her husband has been fired from his job, even though he has nothing to do with her tweets, and the family has received death threats. For that, Luke O’Brien can stand up and take a bow. This Huffington Post article is the equivalent of the Brownshirts’ “organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers.”
The targeting of Amy Mek is bigger than Amy Mek, just as Britain’s jailing of Tommy Robinson is bigger than Tommy Robinson. You may not like Amy Mek. You may think she should go about things with a different style. But make no mistake: the Huffington Post and Luke O’Brien are sending you a message. That message is this: if you dare to dissent from the Leftist agenda, if you dare to oppose jihad terror and stand for the equality of rights of all people against Sharia oppression, we will destroy you.
They will brook no dissent, any more than Comrade Stalin or the Führer did. The Huffington Post and Luke O’Brien envision a world in which all those whom they deem to be “racists” and “Islamophobes” are silenced. Right now their weapon for that silencing is what Hillary Clinton recommended: peer-pressure and shaming. They’re trying to shame Amy Mek into silence, as they have tried for years to shame all those they smear as “bigots” into silence. If that doesn’t work, then come the Antifa thugs, who with a rock or a bike lock or a baseball bat will let the “Nazis” know that they stand on the side of righteousness, and make sure the “Nazis” are silent by making them physically incapable of talking.
If that doesn’t intimidate the rest into silence, then other measures will be forthcoming. This is the totalitarian initiative in America. Will free society in the United States survive the likes of Luke O’Brien and the Huffington Post? That’s anybody’s guess right now.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.