By Daniel Taylor
A recent piece from CNN claimed that child abuse suspect was seen as he “tenderly wiped the nose of a crying child” while also claiming that “allegations of terrorism, child abuse and faith healing might contribute to a rise in racism and Islamophobia”.
The original headline for the story read “New Mexico compound family struggled with life off the grid”.
Apparently they changed the insane headline to this story: https://t.co/GKPgWQzjxl . More accurately, what it was like to murderer a preschooler, starve 11 kids while training them to carry out school shootings and Atlanta area terror attacks. https://t.co/PHm2efYE0p
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 30, 2018
Residents of this sparsely populated region of northern Taos County encountered members of the black Muslim family in familiar places: the gas station, the Family Dollar, the hardware store, the body shop. Little about the family members stood out, they said, apart from their dirty clothes and their skin color, a rarity in this area primarily populated by Hispanos — descendants of Spaniards who settled in the Southwest centuries ago.
Otherwise, those who met them said they seemed friendly. A resident recalled how one of the men tenderly wiped the nose of a crying child. What little the residents knew about the compound didn’t raise eyebrows in an area where many people live “in unconventional ways,” as the judge in the case has said.
Individuals from society’s periphery have long sought refuge in this part of the state, where cheap land far from the nearest power line or shopping center is easy to find. The region’s history of welcoming outsiders has contributed to cross-cultural exchanges and a tolerant attitude that locals consider points of pride. Many are quick to distance the state’s countercultural vibe from the compound and its inhabitants, who are accused of training the children to commit mass shootings. But they also fear that the publicity around a case infused with allegations of terrorism, child abuse and faith healing might contribute to a rise in racism and Islamophobia.
In a shocking twist, charges have been dropped against the suspects after a “screw up” in which the state failed to indict them within a 10-day window.
CNN celebration commences.