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Oh god, Wonkette’s bringing out the kittens

Oh Internet, is there anything you can’t make a lot worse? As if just the actual facts of a sexual assault involving three boys attacking a five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho, weren’t horrifying enough all on their own, the ugliest anti-immigration and anti-Islam corners of the internet managed to take the story, add nonexistent details and casual hatred, and blow it up into a cautionary tale about how Syrian refugees will rape and murder us all. And even now that the reality is out, the revised story can still be spun as a tale of Scary Muslim Rapists, of course.

First, let’s see how raving bigot Robert Spencer told us all about it at his Jihad Watch blog, under the headline “Idaho: Muslim migrants hold knife to throat of little girl, rape her, urinate on her.” Like most of the rightwing blogs that carried and exaggerated the story, the headline doesn’t mention the ages of the alleged assailants — neither did Pam Geller, Creeping Sharia, Stephen Crowder’s “Louder With Crowder” site, or InfoWars. Why mention juveniles in a headline when “Syrian Refugees” is so much scarier?

While most of the screaming loonies go straight to the scary details about a little girl being gang-raped by three refugees at knifepoint, Spencer devotes fully half of his blog post to setting the context with long quotes from the Quran and other texts, explaining first that “Now what we have been seeing in Europe is coming to the United States, courtesy of Obama’s policies regarding Muslim migrants,” and “The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an.” Eventually he gets to the really scary stuff, copy-pasting another blog’s account, “as reported by a Twin Falls resident” who of course is never identified, because then the Muslims would probably kill them. In this version, the boys are said to be 8, 10, and 13, from “2 Syrian refugee families” living in the same apartment complex as the girl. Feel free to skip the gory (and mostly fictional) details.

According to the anonymous Idahoan, the boys

pulled a knife on her, held it to her throat, forced her into the laundry unit, stripped her naked, raped, and urinated on her. The 13 year old “coached” the younger boys as he videoed. Due to age restraint [sic] the boys could not ejaculate but did urinate on her […]

The 13 year olds father arrived on the scene and hi-fived his son. A mother of the perps arrived and knew only enough English to repeatedly say, “No police”.

2 AND A HALF HOURS LATER THE TWIN FALLS POLICE ARRIVED. MOTHER OF VICTIM GAVE PD THE VIDEO. POLICE DID NOT (STILL HAVE NOT) MADE ANY ARRESTS, REPORTEDLY BECAUSE OF THE ‘LANGUAGE BARRIER’.

BOTH PERP REFUGEE FAMILIES ARE STILL IN THE APARTMENT COMPLEX, LANDLORD IS UNABLE TO EVICT. THE MOTHER OF VICTIM ESTIMATES 50+ REFUGEES ARE IN THE COMPLEX.

So, what actually happened at the Fawnbrook apartment complex on June 2 is simply horrible. Because the victim and assailants are all minors, the case is sealed, but Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs released some details to counter misinformation that he believes originated with anti-refugee groups in Idaho. A 5-year old girl was assaulted by three boys, aged 7, 10, and 14; two of the boys have been charged in juvenile court. The boys aren’t Syrian; two are Sudanese and one is from Iraq. “There were no Syrians involved, there was no knife involved, there was no gang-rape,” Loeb explained. It’s not clear whether the boys are refugees, although they are believed to have been in the U.S. for less than two years.

All those involved are juveniles, and the older one didn’t touch the victim in any way,” Loebs said. Only one person is alleged to have touched the victim, said the prosecutor, though he declined to elaborate.

[Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury] also said there is no evidence to support claims the suspects’ fathers high-fived or praised the boys for committing the alleged assault, as has been reported on anti-refugee websites.

And no, not even the part about police taking over two hours to arrive was true, said Kingsbury, convenient though that might be to the narrative that local officials simply don’t care about little white girls being raped by Muslim men:

“Simply, that just is not true,” the chief said. “The Twin Falls Police Department, the Magic Valley Paramedics, even the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, responded in due time.”

For that matter, no Syrian refugees have even been relocated to Twin Falls, according to the director of the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center, Zeze Rwasama. Imagine that.

“We have not resettled Syrians in this area,” he said. “It’s not because we don’t want to resettle them, I want to make that clear; just because they have not come our way yet.” Rwasama said the fact that the story specifies the boys were Syrian “shows me that probably there’s a different agenda that I don’t know of.”

The CSI refugee center has been the focus of protests by anti-Muslim paranoids, including a local militia (there’s ALWAYS a local militia); they tried unsuccessfully last year to get the center shut down. Loebs attributed the false stories to the local anti-immigrant crowd:

“There is a small group of people in Twin Falls County whose life goal is to eliminate refugees, and thus far they have not been constrained by the truth,” Loebs said. “They have not been constrained by the truth in the past, and I don’t expect them to be constrained by the truth in the future.”

There are some 30 or so Syrian refugees in Idaho, but they were resettled in Boise, not Twin Falls.

Oh, and one more small correction to the initial paranoid story: Nobody prevented the landlord from evicting the families. They were served eviction notices Wednesday after the police investigation was completed. Oh, what kind of world is this where people aren’t tossed out of their homes as soon as an accusation is made?

So now that the facts are out, we bet the raving rightwing loonies are apologizing for having gotten so much of the story wrong, huh? Hahaha, we are such sillies! Robert Spencer, who helped spread the fake details, now says the Liberal Media is helping to cover up the horrors of rape-addicted Muslim refugees with all of its stories about the rightwing exaggerations. You see, in pointing out all the false stuff — the nonexistent knife, the wrong nationality, the lack of any high-fives by the dad — the Big Media are giving the impression that nothing happened at all. And what happened was a rape by Muslims, just like Muslims always rape!

Since this horrifying story involved Muslim migrants, the mainstream media went into full cover-up mode, focusing on Loeb’s denials to portray the whole thing as right-wing anti-immigrant hysteria […]

We have seen in recent days, with the White House’s inept attempts to conceal Orlando jihad mass murderer Omar Mateen’s Islamic declarations, that covering for Islam seems to be what the Obama administration considers its primary responsibility. The mainstream media, always in Obama’s pocket, is following along: Muslim migrants brutalizing a little girl in Idaho? That’s not a story. Angry Idaho residents protesting against law enforcement inaction about the assault? That’s not a story, either. Idaho residents getting some details of the story wrong? That’s a story – see, folks? This isn’t about the risks and dangers of importing huge numbers of Muslim migrants. It’s about the racism and xenophobia of ordinary Americans.

Conspiracy clearinghouse WND deleted its initial story (really just an excerpt and link to InfoWars) but then replaced it with a longer “Exclusive” piece headlined “Cops, media hide Idaho girl’s sex assault by Muslim migrants.” Once again, by pointing out that all the original stories were full of lies, the media is trying to tell you nothing happened, because the headlines all included the word “false” and you had to read the stories to find out there really was a sex crime of some sort. No, just shut up about how all the rightwing stories were happy to run headlines implying the “Three Syrian Refugees” who “gang-raped a little girl” were adults. That’s different, because the fact they were kids was very responsibly mentioned somewhere in most of the stories.

Just to prove how scary things are in Twin Falls, WND even ran terrifying pictures of Muslim women wearing headscarves, taken right out the window of an apartment in the Fawnbrook complex:

WND twin falls

You can see right there that Muslims are in Idaho, and don’t they look terrifying? She’s almost certainly telling the boy how to be a rapist. WND also ran photos it claimed were of the juvenile suspects’ family, complete with a shot of the family car’s license plate, not blurred.

WND patiently explains you can’t blame blogs for running with unsubstantiated rumor, since the government seems to think Muslims get the same right to privacy in juvenile crime cases as normal people. Ann Corcoran, who runs a blog called “Refugee Resettlement Watch,” says the initial stories got the basics right:

While the original report by Infowars, bloggers and other “conspiracy” websites had some inaccuracies, the basic thrust of their reports was true — that a little white girl was sexually assaulted by Muslim migrants, likely refugees

Not that it’s about stirring up racism or paranoia, not at all. Did they mention the victim was white?

The reason that stories like this get embellished on social media and the bloggosphere [sic] is because the federal government and the contractors it hires to resettle refugees have operated in secrecy for 35 years and the public doesn’t know what is going on, Corcoran told WND.

If only all the refugees could be identified by name and address, and of course religion, then maybe bloggers wouldn’t have to make shit up. Thanks, Obama.

In any case, the really important thing to take away from this story is not that a little girl was sexually assaulted by three boys. The important thing to take away from this horrible story is that a little girl was sexually assaulted by three Muslims. And don’t you dare point out a 2009 Justice Department report which found that over a third of sex offenses against minors in the U.S. were committed by other minors, or that the report also found the largest portion of child-on-child sex offenses are committed by youths in early adolescence (none of which excuses any of it, of course). You’re changing the subject and trying to hide the fact that in this case, the boys were Muslim immigrants, which is the only thing that matters.

[Idaho Stateman / Spokane Spokesman-Review / Idaho Press-Tribune / WND / Jihad Watch / FrontPage / Juvenile Justice Bulletin]

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  • Nounverb911

    So this is good news for Trump’s “Mexican rapists”?

  • memzilla

    O/T Nice Time! Corrupt Gay-Hatin’ Fraudster And Serial Child Molesting F*ckwit Dennis Hastert gets his hypocritical ass wheeled into prison! Don’t forget to pay your quarter million dollar fine before you die lonely and alone, byotch!
    .

    • Jeff in the desert

      The fucker only got 15 months, must of been the “rape” judge….

      • PubOption

        He was sentenced for contravening banking regulations.

        • Biff52

          Regulations he himself helped pass, so he knew he was breaking the particular laws he was found guilty of.

    • RoyalUglyDude

      Is that prison’s well tainted with arsenic? Drink up, asshole.

    • coozledad

      He’s going to be spending a whole fuck of a lot of time “manufacturing his own reality” now. Good thing he had all that practice.

    • Is it wrong to watch this with Yakety Sax playing in the background?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBL5OMeuno

      • Blank Ron

        Wrong? It’s recommended!

      • Aquaria

        Benny was a decent fellow who lived in a rented 2-room apartment, bought his own groceries, and patched and mended clothes rather than tossing them out. The only luxury he really allowed himself was travel in Europe, and he didn’t stay in fancy hotels, even then. He was about as down to earth as a celebrity could be.

        He doesn’t deserve this comparison.

    • PubOption

      Did Hastert ever live in Wheeling?

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Did he borrow the Pity Cart from Cheney (remember Obama’s first inauguration?)?

    • Biff52

      You can bet he won’t have to drink arsenic laden water, though.

    • bozilingus

      Denny was just auditioning for the jailhouse version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

    • Little Lulu

      Dennis’ new home from space! In the upper right you can see the soccer/baseball field, tennis court, outdoor yoga center, and frisbee golf course. Not sure about the last two, but why not?

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Back in my day, we frogmarched our criminals into prison!
      KIDS THESE DAYS WITH THEIR FROG AND ROLL

      (I was just leaving anyway.)

    • Zango LeHoonery

      When will we pass laws to keep straight male Republicans out of boys’ locker rooms (where there are toilets)? Will no one think of the children?

  • beatbort

    New Wingnut Rules: Anyone who enters this country from another country is Syrian. Got that?

    • Jeff in the desert

      Well, Syrian means, “rapist immigrant”.

      • Jeff in the desert

        Wait that is redundant. Immigrant means “rapist”.

        • sw19womble

          It bears repeating!

      • Msgr_Moment

        F. Murray Abraham, Paula Abdul, Teri Hatcher, Steve Jobs libel!

        • Jeff in the desert

          Ted Cruz….

        • MsAnthropesMr

          Straight up now tell me.

      • Creepoman

        Considering it’s Idaho, you say potato, I say . . .

        • PubOption

          Boises will be Boises.

    • Blank Ron

      I’m travelling to the US in a couple of weeks. I picked a lousy time to get a really deep tan.

      • Nounverb911

        Just take a daily bath in Cheetos and you’ll fit right in….

      • Jeff in the desert

        Still time to get the orange tinge added….

      • MrBlobfish

        Taking your Speedo to the Jersey Shore, eh?

  • Painter of Goats

    “I told you those Syrian refugees were trouble! I’ve got the proof right here in my head!”

  • sw19womble

    Has Carly Fiorina watched the video yet?

    • Nounverb911

      It’s on an infinite loop in her head.

  • MsAnthropesMr

    I think the solution is more guns. And tax cuts.

    • Jeff in the desert

      What? Cat guts? – Emily Litella

    • goonemeritus

      And school prayer, but that goes without saying.

      • Querolous

        No more school preyer for Hastert.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “We are also continuing our investigation as to whether Muslins sabotaged Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon Jump.”

    — Twin Falls Local Militia and Fat White Guy Self Esteem Booster Club

  • Tallmutha

    As an antidote to all this unpleasantness, I offer this picture of an adorable kitten

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cb/a6/af/cba6afd458f7f41c369d9342ed00535d.jpg

    …who would, given the chance, scratch the everloving fuck out of Robert Spencer’s and Ann Corcoran’s eyeballs, with votes.

  • Scooby

    I forgot again, whose rapier Mexicans or Muslims?

    • Nounverb911

      AOT,K.

    • Jay Vaughn

      Can you even imagine if they bred?

      • FlownOver

        You’d have the Kwisatz Haderach of rape!

        • Msgr_Moment

          Fear is the Rapekiller.

      • SnarkTank

        I believe the Orlando gunman thought that’s exactly what he was doing when he was fucking young Latino guys.

        • Jay Vaughn

          Silly head, did he not listen to that Harlem preacher talking ’bout them ButtBabies

      • SnarkOff

        Sharia Law rapists with calves the size of cantaloupes.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Whose rapier?”

      — D’Artagnan

      • Jeff in the desert

        groan.

      • Blank Ron

        ‘Dammit, Charles, get rid of that stupid sword and start carrying a musket like we pay you to!’

      • SnarkOff

        Touche!

  • Ikimizi

    “The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an”

    Anyone want to guess what other holy book sanctions the capture and sexual slavery of infidel girls?

    • beatbort

      Mein Kampf?

    • Nounverb911

      The Book of Mormon?

      • PubOption

        If not that, then the diaries of Brigham Young.

    • Blank Ron

      Atlas Shrugged?

      • Juan de Fuca

        The Fountainhead also, too?

    • Msgr_Moment

      Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm?

      The Unexpurgated version?

      • Blank Ron

        Fun Fact: Kate Douglas Wiggin invented Rule 34.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Since they are all slightly different versions of the same misogynistic “religion”, I’m not terribly surprised.

    • SnarkTank

      “My Pet Goat”?

    • coozledad

      The Conscience of a Conservative?

    • SnarkOff

      Cosmopolitan?

    • memzilla

      I saw Infidel Girls open for Jethro Tull at the Fillmore in ’72.

      • SnarkTank

        Aren’t Infidel Girls that nice lesbian folk duo from Georgia? I think I have one of their albums.

    • BearGHAZI

      Outlaw of Gor?

      • Gleem-McShinez

        THAT’S the series I was trying to remember when reading about the MRA Apocalypse-King story! THANK YOU!

    • Duke

      The Hobbit?

    • obamafone

      The Art of the Deal?

    • Msgr_Moment

      The Jerry Lee Lewis Songbook
      Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits
      The Best of Aerosmith
      Ted Nugent’s Intensity in Tent Cities?
      Allegedly. With votes.

    • Little Lulu

      “The Legend of Gilgamesh”?

    • atheistinafoxhole

      Justine?

    • arglebargle

      The Duggar Diaries?

    • Aquaria

      Hm… Let me see…

      Exodus 21:7-11

      Numbers 31:7-18

      Deuteronomy 21:10-14

      Deuteronomy 22:23-29

      Judges 5:30

      Judges 21:10-24

      That should cover most of them.

      • Ikimizi

        Bing-bing-bing! We have a winner!

    • Querolous

      The Bobsie Twins go to Vegas?

  • FlownOver

    This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    This is the new wingnut methodology: When you can’t win with reality, whip of the paranoid idiot masses with fiction and scary trigger words like “rape” and “Muslim” and “wee baby white girls.” They figure if “legitimate” organizations like Fox can do it, there’s no reason that they can’t follow suit.

  • RoniOh

    I’m confused. Is rape only horrifying when brown people do it?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      It’s only rape when brown people do it. Otherwise it’s a misunderstanding/she’s lying.

      • Oblios_Cap

        One wouldn’t want to ruin a young white man’s life because he made a teensy mistake now, would one?

        • kareemachan

          Or he only fell on her and it all happened by accident…

          • Gleem-McShinez

            Same as if the danish hasn’t gone all the way past the garbage can rim, or food that merely fell on the floor for a moment, rape doesn’t count if it’s less than 20 minutes.

    • SnarkOff

      Only when brown people do it to white people. But only when the white victim is pretty, a virgin, has never touched a drop of alcohol, and is dressed in something no one could possibly interpret as sexy, such as a giant floor length burlap sack.

      • Blank Ron

        Hmm. How thick was the burlap?

      • Gleem-McShinez

        All that might be okay, but don’t forget her possibly slutty-slutkinson text message history. She might have said something racy one time!

    • Crystalclear12

      To white girls. I understand brown on brown doesn’t count. Does everyone really have to access to the internet?

    • BearGHAZI

      It’s certainly LEGITIMATE when brown people do it.

  • It’s them Siamese Twins, I tells ya!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-RUwT26eNE

  • Msgr_Moment

    /s
    And how are the RWNJ alarmist assclowns who spread lies but insist that their narrative is true (truthy?) not considered domestic terrorists? They try to sow panic and terror. Ipso facto, ergo elk.
    This is why we can’t have nice things. I took one look at the comments (which are allowed), and it’s the same cesspool/circlejerk of paranoia and hate that you see all over the ‘Tubes. And are we shocked that so many [white boys] end up full enough of hate to shoot up gradeschools, discos, etc.?
    And just try to reason with them, and they instruct you how Hillary shivved Satan and is NOW the source of all evil on heaven and earth. I ask them for proof or citation and I get “don’t you libtards know how to google?”
    As I say, this is why we can’t have nice things.
    s

  • SnarkTank

    Well, in fairness, Spencer DID get SOMETHING right in his rant:

    This isn’t about the risks and dangers of importing huge numbers of Muslim migrants. It’s about the racism and xenophobia of ordinary Americans.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Why let a little thing like facts get in the way of whipping up some anti-immigrant hysteria?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    So, was this a true flag operation?

  • SnarkOff

    Idea for invention: Computer with a liquor port that drips alcohol directly into my bloodstream so I can deal with this shit. Call it “iCope.”

  • goonemeritus

    Yesterday when I picked up my dog at daycare one of the female dogs my border collie usually plays with was confined to the pen of woe. I asked the women that runs the facility what was the infraction that precipitated this in-house suspension and I was told the female dog wouldn’t stop trying to mount my male dog. Now I don’t know if a knife was employed or the religion of the the female dog but I have my own theories.

    • SnarkOff

      Arm your dog. Problem solved.

      • Squirrel_t_robot

        Sheeple!

        Dog on dog rape is at epidemic proportions!

    • TJ Barke

      She was establishing dominance, as dogs are wont to do. Mystery solved.

      • goonemeritus

        She always struck me as kind of butch.

      • SnarkOff

        That bitch.

        • proudgrampa

          Butch bitch?

          • SnarkTank

            Tried cooking some of those once, but I couldn’t get the recipe right. Yep, I botched a batch of butch bitches.

            ETA: Betcha think I should show myself out now…

          • proudgrampa

            Sir (or Madam), I am in awe.

            That was awesome, and I thank you.

            I award you proudgrampa’s 1000 virtual upvotes ( I know, like that’s a thing, right?)!!!

          • SnarkTank

            It’s “sir” and you are most welcome! I love virtual upvotes!

          • Querolous

            Bite yer tongue!

      • Squirrel_t_robot

        Even the ladies want to be top dog.

    • Oblios_Cap

      The “Pen of Woe”? Maybe we should send all these manly bedwetter types there for awhile.

      • goonemeritus

        When my kids were small we had a chair of woe.

        • Squirrel_t_robot

          We like to take measure of the family ‘grump factor’.

          Higher than a 5? We get to take a nap.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        But I just got used to calling them FEMA Camps! DAMN OBAMA

    • SnarkOff

      Nobody has even commented, by the way, that you are a bad, selfish dog mother for working and letting other people raise your dog.

      • goonemeritus

        It takes a village to raise a socialist puppy.

        • Squirrel_t_robot

          And a pack.

    • Jeff in the desert

      See? The evil trans phenomenon has moved to dogs. The LBGTLMNOP community has even fucked up our DOGS!

    • Biff52

      Reverse cowgirl?

      • goonemeritus

        I’m guessing more doggie style.

        • Biff52

          I am so not good at sexual innuendo…

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      You are obviously giving your pup those slut pills that are all the rage.

    • Biff52

      Lemme guess–was she an Afghan?

      • Querolous

        If you crossed her with a Staffordshire, thus an Afghan Terrier-ist

  • say wha

    Brown is the new Black.

  • spends2much

    What with the brouhaha over this, I imagine this is the only sexual crime to have been committed in Idaho this year, right? I mean, you never hear about white guys committing violent sex crimes…

  • Joe Beese

    Fun fact: Crucifixion is a legal execution method in Sudan.

    • proudgrampa

      Saudi Arabia, also, is my understanding.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      It’s apparently been the region’s go-to execution method for thousands of years.

    • Ducksworthy

      Not in Idaho?

  • Oblios_Cap

    I’m always amused how these good Christian’s ignore the “turn the other cheek”,”love your enemy”, and “Don’t be a dick” parts of the Bible. It must be because Jesus said those things, not Paul.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …geez Dok, get with the times!!!

    “BROWN PEOPLE” = GUILTY!!!

    I thought we went over this already, you really need to pay attention!!!

  • JustPixelz

    Has Josh Duggar been questioned about this?
    And when will Christians be expelled from America for his conduct?

  • Joe Beese

    OK, I’m going to have to bring out the big guns on this one.

    • janecita

      OMG (squeals like a teenager) that’s just too adorable!!!

  • Mpeg

    Wingnuts need to give ‘murica more credit. U.S. citizens have been tormenting and perversely humiliating each other without any furriners’ help for eons. Can I blame “Creeping SHaria” on teh Trumpster then? His idiocy has been tormenting and making me feel humiliated for my country for some time now.

  • MrBlobfish

    The Twin Falls Police Department, the Magic Valley Paramedics and even the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office are obviously Radical Islamic Terrorism sleeper cells, waiting to rape and enslave whitey.

    • AlasAnAss

      THAT’S HOW FAR THE CONSPIRACY GOES MAN

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Not just any whitey!

      The most precious of all the whites: girls under age 10.

      After age 10? Tarnished white girls.

  • Crystalclear12

    At this rate I am never going to get my drinking under control.

    • proudgrampa

      I know, right?

      The more I know people, the more I like my Grey Goose.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Or my other ‘habits’.

    • Candy Apple

      It’s only 9:30 in the morning, and I already want a gin and tonic. :(

      • proudgrampa

        Mountain Daylight Time, eh?

        • shastakoala

          That’s the standard.

          • Ghenghis McCann

            Let us now sing the old Country song ‘One Drink’s Too Many And Ten Just Ain’t Enough’.

    • clubseal

      Indeed. If only there were a way to combine world-induced alcoholism and fighting injustice.
      Perhaps you can learn to use high-proof alcohol to spit fire, saving the world as the unitard-clad “Drunken Dragon”.
      I get first dibs on writing the comic book.

    • Reddishrabbit

      Just change your definition of control, and pesto that 9:30am Irish coffee is no problem.

      • Crystalclear12

        I haven’t spilled any. . . that is a form of control. Yes! Goal post successfully moved!

      • Justno

        V8 and vodka is a tasty nutritious vegetarian option. Or so I hear.

  • Beowoof14

    Heavily armed people hiding in the Idaho backwoods , believe armed Syrians are raping the local girls. Well okay, just more evidence of the ongoing paranoia brought on by eating too much high fructose corn syrup and Fox News.

    • MrBlobfish

      They should have listened to Mom and not ate those paint chips.

  • Biff52

    Has anyone yet speculated on the victim’s own culpability? What was she wearing?

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Full burqa.

      Because reasons.

    • JMP

      But see, this falls into the very narrow type of rape where the victim isn’t either probably lying for some reason or really her fault in the end: when the victim is white and the rapists are not white. That is the only type of rape which really counts as legitimate rape in wingnut land.

      Note: this still does not apply when the rapist is good at playing sportsball.

      • Biff52

        I have been, and have also known five year olds. Kids lie, man!

  • Juan de Fuca

    Isn’t that funny? One of my old company commanders in an Army PYSOP’s unit used to talk about this guy that he attended grad school with at UNC, Chapel Hill. Said the guy got busted for having sex with three underage girls, one of whom was only in junior high school at the time. Said his dad was an influential guy who used to work for Voice of America or some fancy government department and got the charges dropped. I believe he said that guy’s name was Robert Spencer too.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    2 AND A HALF HOURS LATER THE TWIN FALLS POLICE ARRIVED. MOTHER OF VICTIM GAVE PD THE VIDEO. POLICE DID NOT (STILL HAVE NOT) MADE ANY ARRESTS, REPORTEDLY BECAUSE OF THE ‘LANGUAGE BARRIER

    …this is the point where anyone with higher brain function than their “brain stem” realizes this is horse shit!!! I have LITERALLY witnessed dozens of people arrested even though the officers had ZERO idea what the fuck the person was saying.

  • Candy Apple

    Pictures of kittens now give me a Pavlovian case of anxiety. Thanks Obama!

  • Msmlg1979

    Liberals and the liberal media, why do you keep covering up sexual assaults while The Right battles tirelessly for victims? All they want is justice for all victims, even those who aren’t young, white females possibly victimized by minority males. They fight so hard for it! It’s not right to undo all the progress they have brought about that makes it so easy to receive justice as a rape victim in this country.

    • Candy Apple

      EXCEPT when a nice, white, young, affluent male is accused, then she was asking for it by wearing a miniskirt, amirite?

      • Msmlg1979

        More liberal lies! They are clearly on the right side of this issue!

        • iceweasels

          Who? The liars making up psychotic conspiracy theories? The girl wasn’t raped btw.

          • Msmlg1979

            I’m aware. I read the post, and I’m pretty good at retaining and understanding what I read. My comment is in reference to accusations by right wing liars accusing the liberal media of covering up rape, when we all know that’s bullshit.

    • clubseal

      Well, we wouldn’t want a “mere 20 minutes of action” to ruin anyone’s career, now would we?

  • Marceline

    The thing I hate about these stories is that we know wingnuts will be spittle posting this crap all over non-related stories. Story about the Rio Olympics? “Syrians raped a kid!” Food recall? “Syrians raped a kid!” Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving Hamilton? “Syrians raped a kid!”

  • MrBlobfish

    OT: Shooting in Germany. Has Gohmert started shouting ISLAMIC TERROR yet?

    • TJ Barke

      Oh great, here we go.

    • Astraea

      “Most were apparently suffering the effects of tear gas released as police stormed the complex. It is not clear whether anyone was wounded by the attacker. ”

      i.e. How you can tell it didn’t happen in America.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        If only everyone inside had a gun. Could have at least killed a few in the crossfire. So much more efficient!

        • Ghenghis McCann

          Nobody killed? MOAR GUNZ!!

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Imagine if there were screaming headlines in the USA for every damn shooting.

      That would be all the papers ended up reporting.

    • Biff52

      Zweite Änderung Lösungen!

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Wait, wait, wait. I thought the rapists were Messicans in America. So confused…

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Everyone is a rapist except white dudes.

      See how it works?

      Up is also down, BTW.

  • Spotts1701

    Right, I’ll put this right with the “the media covers up good guys with guns defending others because it doesn’t fit Obama’s gun-grabbing agenda” conspiracy.

  • OddMan

    This post needs a theme song.
    Lies – The Knickerbockers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n03a7cLf0M

    • I read this morning that the Knickerbockers just signed Derrick Rose. I’m not sure where he’ll fit in with this group.

      Tambourine?

      • Querolous

        I want to hear a sports announcer try to say Athanasios “Thanasis” Antetokounmpo.

    • mailman27

      Crazy Knickerbockers with their Rickenbachers.

  • JMP

    Look, the racists aren’t going to let any little things like facts or reality get in the way of their latest two minute hate on Muslims, and ridiculous attempts to blame every Muslim in the world for any bad thing done by a person who happens to be Muslim. And yes, bigots, it is a form of racism; don’t give us any of that “hur hur Islam isn’t a race so it’s not racism” deliberately stupid bullshit pedantic defense of your racism.

    There’s also a similar recent wingnut freakout that I’m surprised Wonkette hasn’t picked up, where a bunch of the usual suspects from the racist blogs swarmed a writer based on deliberately misinterpreting basic English idioms to lie and claim she said the 9/11 attacks were good:
    http://www.wehuntedthemammoth.com/2016/06/19/bigots-swarm-an-american-muslim-writer-after-daily-caller-attacks-her-for-innocuous-tweet/

    • Msmlg1979

      If I have to make things up to defend a position I take, I start to question the validity of my position, you know?

      • Astraea

        That requires a level of self-awareness that most of these assholes don’t have.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      It’s racism due to the fact the white world insisted upon classifying the ‘races’, putting themselves on top (naturally).

      And that classification included ‘Semitic’, which is inferior (but of course!).

    • clubseal

      Thanks for sharing, I think. After reading that, I need never wonder why, even as a straight, white male who was born here, I’ve never fit in with most Americans.

    • Delu

      WW2 changed the world for good too.

      As did facebook.

      I’m now expecting hordes of right wingers to come and flay me for calling WW2 “good” and opponents of facebook to voice their vociferous protests.

      Any moment now.

  • OT: So Trump now has his pretty gayboy spokesmodel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ups4FeSuHvY

    I guessing his Grindr profile reads “Aggressive verbal bottom. No fatties”.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      You spit in MY burrito I forced you to make!

      LOL

    • Ummm…roid rage?

      • Astraea

        MTE

    • pstockholm

      These white people are kinda scary. Who let them out of the western Eurasian cul-de-sac? They were so well contained.

  • Biff52

    Wow, quoting Springsteen from the floor of the house, nice!

  • shastakoala

    Well I heard from my cousin’s girlfriend’s brother’s babysitter’s manicurist’s ex-boyfriend . . .

    • janecita

      Then it’s true!

      • Msmlg1979

        You should at least withhold judgment until someone posts it on Facebook.

        • “What THEY won’t tell you, but this batshit crazy goon I found lurking on the Dark Web will!”

          • Boscoe

            When there’s no more room in the Dark Web, the assholes will roam the Earth…

        • Gleem-McShinez

          You misspelled “add my own speculation, and then post it on Facebook”

          What are you, some kinda libtart?!

          • Msmlg1979

            The tartiest!

    • Land Shark

      So the WND News Feed.

  • clubseal

    I’m sure this is just a case of these concerned right wing bloggers letting out their until-now concealed rage about all of the rapes committed by white men every year.



    … right?

    • TJ Barke

      They only get upset when it’s the Other raping “our” women/girls.

      • clubseal

        Even then, I doubt it’s the rape they care about so much as Other does something negative to someone white.
        These assholes are generally the first to ask what she was wearing and who she’s had sex with when it’s just an everyday instance of white on white rape.

        • jmk

          Oh, in Wingnutland, if it’s a white guy, then it’s of course the girl’s fault, but if not, then nutbags do worry that she will be “sullied,” but not as much as they care about making sure that those Others “know their place” and never “raise their eyes” to a white person.

  • harryr

    Is there even any evidence that the boys were Muslim? Until it all blew up there were a lot of Christians in the Middle East. It is certainly not inconceivable that these boys’ families were Christians fleeing ISIL

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Plenty of people were wanting to give preference to Christian refugees.

  • Delu

    Terrorists win!

    ISIS and the like don’t need to make up shit in their propaganda when they can use the truth.

    Truth given to them by these people.

    The greatest of their allies.

    Because there is no greater ally than the enemy that makes you stronger.

  • finette

    A lot of Sudanese refugees in particular are Christian. I wouldn’t attempt an estimate, and trying to Google for stats is scary because I just get more of the wingnut blogs. But no, we definitely do not know even the ONE THING that they claim we know about the case.

  • bubbuhh

    The Izlams are everwear!!!!!!! Better move to Canada!

    October 2015 – Must be Izlams
    White high school football players in Idaho charged with sexually assaulting black, disabled teammate with a coat hanger

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/25/white-high-school-football-players-in-idaho-charged-with-raping-black-disabled-teammate-with-a-coat-hanger/

    March 2016 – Van Damme Izlam Sheriffs
    Idaho Sheriff Craig Rowland says that most rapes are actually consensual sex

    “I really believe the Legislature needs to take a strong look at
    allowing law enforcement to do their job and not try to dictate what we need to do. I think they’re trying to help, I really do,” Bingham
    County Sheriff Craig Rowland said. “They need to let us decide if we’re going to send the kit and when we send the kits in. Because the majority of our rapes, not to say that we don’t have rapes, we do, but the majority of our rapes that are called in, are actually consensual sex. ”

    http://www.localnews8.com/news/local-sheriff-reacts-to-rape-kit-legislation/38515374

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    These people are dangerously unstable. I was in Idaho yesterday, and the topic of conversation was a racist whisper campaign against a county sheriff candidate (a guy who grew up in one of the most redneck logging towns in Idaho) who is running against a darling of the III%ers.

    The guy has been placed on administrative leave due to some unspecified “complaint.” Meanwhile, the RWNJs are spreading rumors that include him being somehow involved in the drug trade with the East Side Locos (or maybe the Mexican Mafia or the Bandidos) because them ‘spics stick together, ya know.

    Five years ago, he was the most popular cop in the county because he was a bona fide hero. He swam across the Clearwater River in the middle of winter to save a drowning child. Nobody seemed to care at the time that his name ended in -ez.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Robert Spencer: Agent Useful idiot of Daesh.

    • Daesh and the Islamophobes want the same thing: an apocalyptic civilisational war. Their only disagreement is on which side Jesus will intervene.

  • Land Shark

    So, not a single assertion is factual or even vaguely related to a fact. Going further, the assertions are so far from a fact that they can’t even see a fact.

    So, another day ending in “Y” in the Wingnutosphere.

    • Longstreet63

      But you must understand that the fact that it was necessary to fabricate most of this story is clear evidence that its target is suspicious. If they find it necessary to make smoke, then the mere lack of fire is an irrelevant point, which only obscures the obvious fact the there SHOULD BE fire, and the lack of fire is clearly a coverup.

      Tl;dr: when all you have is an anti-Muslim hammer, Syrian refugees are rapists.

      • Boscoe

        This all grows out of a rotten core of mental illness: Right Wingers are so paranoid that if they can think of a thing, then they believe it’s probably actually happening. So it’s not even so much that there SHOULD be fire, it’s that there COULD be fire, so OMFG EVERYONE BUY MORE GUNS AND STOCK YER BUNKERS!!!!1!!

        And the people selling guns and survival seeds grin and take a swim in their Scrooge McDuck swimming pool filled with doubloons.

  • Relativicus

    This article needs more funny, which means, by the details of the article, said funny must be off topic:

    While Marco Rubio was making his announcement yesterday that his promises mean nothing and that he was running for reelection, the New, Improved and Reinvigorated Marco Rubio was skipping a closed-door Senate Foreign Relations (his specialty) Committee hearing “on security sales of military equipment to other nations”.

    • Longstreet63

      OH, thank goodness he’s back to normal…
      I guess the software update went ok, even if it didn’t save the settings on the “Running for Reelection?” checkbox..

    • Odd Jørgensen

      Is little Marco ever present at these committees and hearings? I thought it was his thing to be absent.

  • Ricky Gay

    Oh how I have missed Pam Bigot Spigot Geller!

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      If you listen really carefully you can hear her banshee wail of “MUSLIMS!” on the wind….

  • Fly

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story-Donald Trump.

  • AngryKatie

    When I was in college I was assigned a book that detailed how the Right turned inuendo, speculation, and outright lies into “facts” in the debate over family values. At the time the Internet was still fairly new, but already they were using it in coordinated efforts to advance their agenda.

    The most pernicious element was the use of nonsense from sketchy blogs as a “source,” which was then referenced by slightly more reputable sources, one or more of which was then cited by an ostensibly reputable source. Voila, outright lie or baseless assertion turned into fact. The book painstakingly detailed example after example, tracing the lies on the journey.

    That they still get away with it would be inexplicable if I hadn’t spent most of my life dealing with the general public.

    • Boscoe

      And it works great! The RightWing-o-Sphere is a closed system and everyone moves in lock step. So it’s easy to create a “fact”; one guy just says it then everyone else repeats it and viola: “they can’t be lying because EVERYONE is saying it!” -except the “librul media” (who is easily identified as anyone NOT repeating the lie)

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        I have noticed that the Right is an incestous bunch when it comes to sources, Drudge Report is an perfect example of this. He links to the same group of blogs over and over. Infowars, gateway pundit aka the dumbest man on the internet, Brietbart etc

        • ddslover

          Yea, and sadly, my son-in-law–married to the daughter I love and father to 4 priceless grandchildren–quotes from all of them on a daily basis. I get accused often of my liberal bias because I don’t “open my mind” to these other viewpoints, so there ya go

    • Odd Jørgensen

      Basic Fox Noose recipe of making up news. “Some people say” when the “some people” is the very ones working at Fox.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Anti-Muslim turds just make life so easy for terrorist groups, don’t they? Sure let’s alienate people who head to extremist groups that prey upon the alienated to give them a sense of belonging. Yeah, that same approach didn’t have anything to do with creating ya know, gangs in this country or anything. Stupid white wingnuts never learn anything from the past, either so what’s the point?

    • cat cafe

      They also constantly give ISIS fuel for their propaganda videos. But then ISIS and the RWNJ’s kind of have the same agenda–to destroy America.

  • SullivanSt

    So, what actually happened at the Fawnbrook apartment complex on June 2 is simply horrible.

    Can we even actually say this?

    The police statements boil down to (a) only one of the three assailants touched the victim, (b) “there was no gang rape”, (c) “there was no knife”, and (d) the call came in as “something a lot less serious than a sexual assault or lewd and lascivious conduct.”.

    That’s a lot of things they’re declaring it wasn’t, and very little in the way of saying what it was.

    Clearly it wasn’t good, what with two of the boys now being in juvenile detention, but “simply horrible” is neither confirmed nor precluded by the actual evidence available to the public.

    • doktorzoom

      I didn’t include it for the sake of space, but there are interviews with the 89-year-old woman who interrupted it — she says the girl was naked and covered in urine, so that part at least appears to be true. There’s no need to downplay it; it was a molestation, though not a rape since there was apparently no penetration. I’d call that horrible.

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        Yes, it was about a 6 on the Catholic Priest scale of horrible, which is pretty awful scale level in and of itself.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    How does some people get THIS fucking prejudiced and vile? I just don’t get it. I don’t like wingnuts, okay? I’ve made this clear. I have a hard time stomaching their presence when they reveal themselves to me in political discussions- BUT I can handle every other topic. I can also tolerate them because even though they are dumb, mean and wrong they are still people. Hell, we can even be friends- we just can’t talk about politics unless it’s throwing humorous barbs back and forth.
    How some people can be so blindly prejudiced that not only are they willing to flat out lie to defame an entire group of people to prevent them from living there but when you realize the group of people they are defaming are fucking refugees fleeing death and dismemberment- women and children is just beyond my capacity.

    • Boscoe

      It’s a lot like religion. You’ve got people who are SO dedicated to a belief they’ve grasped onto that they’ll go to any length to “validate” that belief by tricking or coercing others into agreeing with it. Combine that with the genetically-encoded (I’m assuming based on how they act) conservative prime directive: the ends justify the means” and presto, you are a vile, horrible human being.

    • cat cafe

      Well, the RWNJ’s are all cowards, who live in constant, stomach-churning fear. So they’ll listen to anything that confirms their fear. They also have nothing to gain self esteem from, since they’re lazy losers, refusing to face the real world and step up to it, which would, you know, actually gain them some real functionality and respect. So anything that they can hate and shit on makes them feel more powerful–like someone who can’t get a job hating everyone who actually has that job, rather than learning the skills necessary to get the job to begin with. They are pathetic.

      But their leaders are the truly grotesque ones. They only want power and dominance, so they’ll make up anything they can to keep that power and get people to submit to them.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    I’m sure right wingers get this worked up every time a member of Christian clergy gets caught sexually abusing children…they don’t ya know, form LEAGUES to defend Catholics or have apologists galore when it’s protestants. Especially when because it’s adults and it always involves the worst types of child abuse…they aren’t silent or even apologetic about THOSE cases. Nope, DEFCON-1!

    • Iam Reading

      Here is the thing, the town of Dietrich, Idaho has a rape and torture scandal involving the forcible penetration of a minor male’s anus with a coat hanger by his fellow sportsballers. Perps = white mormons. Victim = black male with mental challenges. Where is the outrage? Oops, doesn’t fit the RWNJ narrative. Town elders response? Boys will be boys. It’s like getting your ass snapped with a towel. Yup. Hangers forced into your rectum and kicked even further in is just like towel snapping. Fuck.

      • Odd Jørgensen

        Holy fucking fuck, that`s fucking fucked and all fucking sorts of fucking horrifying. Fuck!

  • Fly

    This Syrian gang story has every right wing nut fapping all over their AR-15’s and now they need another good cleaning.

    • Relativicus

      On that, I actually agree with them. Right wing nuts definitely need to work on their personal hygiene.

  • Iron Monkey

    Rwasama said the fact that the story specifies the boys were Syrian “shows me that probably there’s a different agenda that I don’t know of.

    Elegant but effective way of saying “these people are lying dogs”.

    • Serai 1

      Yeah, the raised eyebrow comes screaming through, doesn’t it?

    • Odd Jørgensen

      “probably there’s a different agenda that I don’t know of.”

      Practically screams `oh please cram the rest of your foot into your lying mouths dickweasels`

  • Iam Reading

    Fuck you Ricky Martin of Twin Falls, your anti refuge fingerprints are all over this bullshit. Fuck you!!!

  • Iron Monkey

    I haven’t figured out the “white girl” image. Is it a) if she had been a black/brown girl, or a Syrian/Somali then we wouldn’t care because that’s how “those people” behave; or is it that a white girl is particularly unable to defend herself or call for help so must be protected more than others or these refugees are so aroused at the sight of a white girl that they lose control and should be dealt with by preemptive nightstick clubbing and arrest?

    • Serai 1

      Yes.

    • cat cafe

      It’s because those “animals” who are “dirty” will defile our “property,” which is “white girls.”

    • Sakonyachen

      Because white girls are holy and delicate Angels. Other girls are breeders to create more “others”. They know their target audience believes this so they mention that it’s a white girl. The readers do the rest.

  • MikeyArmstrong

    Where were these busy bodies while English and Russian hooligans were destroying Marseilles last week?

    • HazooToo

      That doesn’t concern them. It’s not about scary Muslims.

      • efoveks

        Also too, not Murika. If it ain’t happening here, it doesn’t count.

        It’s like that tree that falls in the woods: if it’s not in ‘Murika, does it really make a sound?

        • Sakonyachen

          If it’s not in ‘Murika, there’s a better chance it will be understood.

          • efoveks

            We have the bestest edumacation system!

            ..uh.. wait, what?

  • I Only Like Cats

    So as a young person, let me explain what went wrong systemically (no i’m not defending or excusing i’m saying we need to fix this). Little boys and girls are exposed to a LOT of sexual talk and sex in media, and because parents want to ‘protect’ them, they don’t explain. Children don’t know what’s going on, but the adults are doing it, so they want to try. No one explains to them how consent works, so it doesn’t occur to them that’s a thing that’s important. Children copy the things they see in media that was never meant for their eyes, because of course they do. Everyone’s innocence involved is lost, the aggressors are traumatized, but not nearly as much as the victim, who now probably needs therapy (and most likely has PTSD). NO ONE EXPLAINS WHAT CONSENT IS OR STOPS THE KIDS FROM WATCHING NON AGE APPROPRIATE MEDIA OR TELLS THEM NOT TO DO THAT.

    • Serai 1

      Oh, goody. Another wave of “media killed our children’s innocence”.

      • I Only Like Cats

        That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying people need to teach their children consent. That was my main point.

    • Odd Jørgensen

      Seem to recall innies and outies were enough of a interesting thing to get us in trouble long before “media” was full of it.

  • Boscoe

    Well, to be fair, this imaginary threat is no less terrifying than all their other imaginary threats…

  • terryk

    Actually, WND’s story replacing its original on the alleged incident has itself been replaced. Note that the URL for it indicates that the headline was “Muslim migrant boys accused of assaulting Idaho girl, 5,” not the current one upset that fact-based news outlets waited for the facts before reporting on it. Needless to say, WND doesn’t bother to explain what was changed. I’ve written more on WND’s role in pushing the false story here: http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/blog/index.blog/2360129/wnd-scrubs-article-to-fix-false-claims-complains-about-having-to-do-it/

  • whitroth

    I agree with all them local militia types – send all them immigrants packin’ back home.

    Of course, that means *ALL* of the militia types, then all that property could go back to the original owners it had been stolen, raped, and massacreed from, the Native Americans.

    Somehow, they seem to forget that America is “a nation of migrants”.

    • Granny Filec

      WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THE INDIANS WOULD WANT IT ANYMORE AFTER THE MIGRANTS HAVE LITERALLY TURNED IT INTO A CESSPOOL.

      • Iam Reading

        You mean white American environmental rapists? Also, bitch please, check your caps lock key.

        • Granny Filec

          LISTEN LIBTURD BASTARD AH……..YOU BRAINLESS NITWITS ARE THE RAPIST OF THE USA

          • efoveks

            Nope. We have strict policy around here: no listening to potty mouthed, bad spellers who abuse the caps lock.

  • Granny Filec

    ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS. THEY LIE JUST LIKE BOZO.

    • Iam Reading

      So, with 1.6 billion terrorists, why haven’t they won? Logic ain’t your strong suit.

      • efoveks

        Certainly explains the all-caps post, doesn’t it? :)

        • Granny Filec

          ANOTHER LIBTURD SHEEPLE. WHY DON’T YOU GOOGLE THE CAPS, AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU SHEEP CAN’T HANDLE IT.

          • u5a1a1

            YET ANOTHER TROLL

          • efoveks

            She keeps upfisting herself! It’s kinda perfect :)

      • Granny Filec

        WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THEY HAVEN’T. THEY ARE THE KILLING MACHINES OF THE USA. Sei cosi’ stupido

        • u5a1a1

          TROLL

  • Quercus

    Looking at that photograph what I see is a Mom getting sassed by her kid. Probably over doing homework. This never happens in the United States so it is understandable that WND didn’t recognize what they were seeing.

  • NotALiar

    I’m tempted to go look at the comments at WNF. I’m not going to of course.

  • Zyxomma

    No. I’m not reading this. I have to eat soon, and I’m not getting my appetite spoiled. I have deliciousness for dinner, and am determined to enjoy it!

  • harryeagar

    Ignorant hysterical Christians in Twin Falls? Imagine that. I don’t suppose Mike Kestler, Leo Giovinetti, David McGee, Derald Skinner or Mike Fabarez could have anything to do with that?

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