BLP Editor Howley: Jake Tapper’s ‘Allahu Akbar’ Response Was ‘inappropriate’

Check out this video with Patrick E. Howley and the comments by CNN’s Jake Tapper:

The editor-in-chief of Big League Politics weighted in on CNN host Jake Tapper’s bizarre decision to celebrate the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” after he was told that three witnesses heard Sayfullo Saipov, the Manhattan truck driver, who plowed into a sidewalk and bicycle lane–killing eight and injuring at least one dozen more.

“Allah Akbar is sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances,” said Jake Tapper, who as a young man worked for a group dedicated to banning handguns and who married a senior attorney for Planned Parenthood.

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Patrick E. Howley, the founder of BLP, said he was disgusted by Tapper’s characterization of the phrase always exclaimed by radical Muslim terrorists, including Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the Fort Hood, Texas shooter, who killed 13 and wounded 30 unarmed soldiers.

“If this is what Jake Tapper thinks is appropriate to say after a terrorist attack he should be ashamed of himself,” said Howley.

“Jake Tapper and CNN push leftist propaganda day-in-and-day-out,” he said.

“A terrorist attack is not the time for their tactics,” he said. “The mainstream media does not want to admit that radical Islam is behind these attacks–but, they cannot deny that this happened inside our borders.”

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Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart's political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe's other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.


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