A police officer was killed and another was wounded today when a man drove a car into a security barricade at the Capitol complex on Friday, acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said. The story has dominated news coverage, but one important factor has been conspicuously omitted.
As of the time of this article, no major mainstream media outlet has reported on the religious ideology of suspect Noah Green. This is a sharp contrast to reporting on other attacks in which the religious affiliation of the suspects were instantly and loudly broadcast. But Green’s history does not fit a narrative. He was actively promoting Nation of Islam, a radical offshoot of religious teachings associated with black supremacy as well as anti-Judeo-Christian rhetoric.
By comparison, the professed Baptist faith of Atlanta spa shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long was immediately reported and became a centerpiece for subsequent news accounts and commentaries.
Nation of Islam has been disavowed by most Muslim groups for their adherence to conspiracy theories and hate. They have been likened to Westboro Baptist Church in that they’re not considered to be part of the mainstream of the religion they profess to represent. But unlike Westboro Baptist, Nation of Islam has remained a darling of many in mainstream media.
The only reporting about Green’s affiliation is coming from independent and conservative sources.
EXCLUSIVE: The man who rammed a car into Capitol Police, killing one, has been identified as Noah Green. Green was armed w/a large blade when he was shot dead. He identified as a follower of the black nationalist Nation of Islam movement.
FB has immediately deleted his profile. pic.twitter.com/erLNdob8ld
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 2, 2021
The media is only tweeting the Capitol terrorists name "Noah Green from Indiana" without a photo, the fact he attacked on Good Friday or the fact that he’s a rabid follower of Louis Farrakhan + Nation of Islam. Why aren’t they giving the details they’d normally give? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/6wjMn1wgT3
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 2, 2021
Noah Green, 25, has been identified as the Capitol Hill attacker, who killed a police officer and injured another. His Facebook page identifies him as a follower of Louis Farrakhan and a member of the radical group Nation of Islam. pic.twitter.com/7o9pbSixek
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 2, 2021
The Gateway Pundit reported on his last Facebook post:
When a purported Christian allegedly commits a crime, media treats them as representative of their faith. When it’s anyone else such as Nation of Islam, the suspects are suddenly unaffiliated in media’s reporting.