Muhammad…Muhammad…Where Have I Heard That Name Before?

In the wake of the latest mass shooting, carried out by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an engineer like so many Islamic terrorists, we are seeing the usual scramble to avoid stating the obvious. On CNN, Tom Fuentes ludicrously cautioned that Muhammad is not an Islamic name:

Another Islamic extremist commits a terrorist act–what a coincidence!

Speaking of coincidences, the Washington Post chose this morning to plug the Southern Poverty Law Center’s long-discredited tabulation of “hate groups,” the vast majority of which no one has ever heard of. They fill the familiar categories, if you follow SPLC’s “work”: Neo-Nazi, Racist Skinhead, White Nationalist, KKK, Neo-Confederate. Hmm, I think I’m seeing a pattern here, although, to be fair, SPLC also lists over 100 Black Separatist groups.

And, of course, there are 24 Anti-Muslim groups listed. But the SPLC identifies not a single hate group in the United States associated with radical Islam. Not one! There’s just no telling where all these Muhammads with engineering degrees are coming from.