Exhibit 0006

ISIS Would Never Lie About Motive of American Mass Murderer

InfoWars Facebook Post

THE SOURCE

Don’t waste your time here.

THE IMAGE

Young concertgoers running for their lives because one-third of America thinks the Founding Fathers wanted unhinged assholes to have assault rifles.

THE REVEAL

ISIS’s claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting was immediately and explicitly rejected by the FBI, well before InfoWars published its deliberately unsubstantiated and inflammatory post.

THE STUPID

The U.S. government does not theorize that the shooting had anything whatsoever to do with Islamic terrorism, and there is no evidence that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a Muslim. Investigating authorities assert that, at present, they have absolutely no idea what Paddock believed in, other than, presumably, his right to bear arms.

Paddock was a white, wealthy, 64-year-old accountant from Mesquite, Nevada — not exactly the typical demographic of an ISIS recruit.

As ISIS steadily loses territory and influence and its leaders find themselves under increasing pressure to show their continued power, the terror organization is increasingly taking credit for incidents that it had no involvement with, such as the deadly attack last June on a casino in Manila, which turned out to be a botched robbery (despite President Trump impulsively assuming otherwise). In the Manila attack, as with the Las Vegas shooting, ISIS alleged that the gunman had converted to Islam a few months earlier.

The linked “article,” which still appears on InfoWars’ raving website and likely will never be removed, does not provide any context or analysis for ISIS’s self-serving and almost certainly bogus claim, but simply presents it at face value, with the warning, “Do everything to protect yourself and your loved ones.” Everything, that is, except support mind-blowingly sensible legislation to keep military-grade mass-casualty weapons out of the trembling hands of America’s homegrown Second Amendment jihadists.

THE SCORE

Pandering 10/10 • Idiocy 6/10
Banality 2/10 • Vileness 7/10

Exhibit 0003

Minneapolis Hate Crime Hotline Enforces Sharia Law Against Non-Muslim Citizens

Patriot Journal Facebook Post

THE SOURCE

Don’t waste your time here.

THE IMAGE

Nefarious Muslim women in fashionable headscarves out to destroy everything we hold dear.

THE REVEAL

How the “SINISTER” system works: If you live in Minneapolis, and you think you may have been the victim of a hate crime, regardless of your religion, you can call the city hotline and lodge your complaint. If the complaint is deemed legally actionable, it will then be referred to the relevant authorities for further investigation. Any suspected hate crime relating to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, or religious affiliation may be reported. A few dozen cases have been investigated so far; roughly the same number have been rejected. Horrifying.

THE STUPID

Minneapolis is not “cracking down on anyone who opposes Sharia law,” nor can its “CREEPY” call system remotely be characterized as a “Sharia protection hotline.” Nothing in the city initiative specifically addresses Sharia law or is directed at enforcing it.

According to the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department, the hotline was created in response to a recent rise in incidents of racism, xenophobia, sexism and bigotry following the 2016 presidential election. It does not favor any religion over any other and will not be used to infringe upon anyone’s constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech.

Several other U.S. cities, including New York, Washington, and Seattle, have established similar hotlines.

To the extent that Sharia law (which is not even adhered to or advocated by most American Muslims) conflicts with applicable federal, state, or local laws of the United States, it is clearly and indisputably unenforceable.

Contrary to the suggestion in Patriot Journal’s bigot-baiting headline, Muslims residing in Minneapolis are also the city’s “own citizens,” and are equally entitled to the protection of their civil liberties.

THE SCORE

Pandering 9/10 • Idiocy 7/10
Banality 5/10 • Vileness 9/10