Friday, December 4, 2015

Ginger Otis: NY Daily News paints an heroic portrait of brother to terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook

New York Daily News
Ginger Adams Otis, New York Daily News
Ginger Adams Otis wrote a touchy-feely story about the brother of the alleged terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook, yesterday and I can't find it anywhere on her twitter timeline.  I stumbled across it on a tweet by Shaun King on the #sanbernardino twitter feed.

I fully expected King to be the author since he  noted "Important" read, but he was not.  The author is Ginger Adams Otis.  Oddly, Otis never tweeted the story from her own timeline, was she too ashamed of its contents, perhaps?  This is the featured photo in Otis' NYDNews article:

Ginger Otis
Photo of Syed Raheel Farook - brother of alleged terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook
"The brother of the San Bernardino shooter is a decorated Navy veteran who was given a good conduct award, military records show.
Syed Raheel Farook joined the Navy in August 2003 and left the military four years later with accolades, a Navy spokesman told the Daily News Thursday.
He served with distinction while working as an Information System Technician, Third Class.
“He was a computer technician,” the Navy spokesman confirmed.
Farook’s brother Syed Rizwan Farook has been named as one of the shooters responsible for Wednesday’s slaughter inside a social service agency in San Francisco."
Otis ends this profile of a loving father, decorated war hero, and all around American male with:
"Besides his award for good conduct, Syed Raheel Farook was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, according to the Navy."
Guess what?  Nidal Hassan -- whose victims counted one less than Farook and wife, was awarded those very same medals and was a Major to boot, so what is your point?

Fourteen people were slaughtered like helpless, cornered animals by alleged terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook just two days ago and Adams Otis chose to pour salt in the wounds of the grieving families of those fourteen victims because, hey, it's doing something besides praying for them, right?