When news broke that a Muslim girl was murdered in Virginia on Sunday, the left was all over it.
Heartbreaking & infuriating: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque https://t.co/gQ2vbLcshU
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 19, 2017
“It appears @realDonaldTrump is also going to turn a blind eye to a white man kidnapping and murdering a 17 y-o Muslim woman in OUR country!” Amy Sidkind, president of the “The New Agenda” gay rights group, posted to Twitter.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) June 20, 2017
“Trump had chance 2 save Nabra Hassanen, but instead he encouraged hate against Muslims & now we have a girl beaten to death 4 being Muslim!” Blue VA tweeted.
Trump had chance 2 save Nabra Hassanen, but instead he encouraged hate against Muslims & now we have a girl beaten to death 4 being Muslim! https://t.co/ZfysYXZYlu
— Blue VA (@VA4Hillary1) June 19, 2017
Hassanen was with about 15 other teens who left a Sterling, Virginia mosque early Sunday to eat.
On the way back, around 3 or 4 a.m., police allege 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres drove up to the group, which were riding bikes and walking in the road, the Associated Press reports.
Fairfax County police spokeswoman Julie Parker said Torres argued with a male teen in the group and jumped the curb with his car, causing the group to scatter. Torres allegedly caught up with them shortly after in a parking lot, where he got out of his vehicle with a baseball bat to chase the teens.
“His anger of that earlier encounter then led to violence when he hit Nabra with a baseball bat,” Parker said, adding that Torres allegedly kidnapped the girl and took her to another location, where he continued to brutalize her.
Police later found Hassanen’s body in a pond, and an autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma, Parker told the news service.
And that’s where the left’s narrative fell to pieces.
Road rage. Indeed.
If you think for a minute that her appearance had nothing to do with this crime, you’re lying to yourself. pic.twitter.com/zIo0YiVjjK
— rabia chaudry (@rabiasquared) June 19, 2017
“Our detectives believe the body to be that of a 17-year-old Reston girl who disappeared yesterday,” the Fairfax County Police Department posted to Twitter on Monday. “This tragic case appears to be the result of a road rage incident involving the suspect, who was driving and who is now charged with murder, and a group of teenagers who was walking and riding bikes in and along a roadway.
“Our investigation at this point in no way indicates the victim was targeted because of her race or religion,” Fairfax police wrote.
Some wouldn’t accept the reality.
“Rad rage. Indeed,” rabia chaudry tweeted. “If you think for a minute that her appearance had nothing to do with this crime, you’re lying to yourself.”
Then things really got complicated for those blaming Trump’s policies and “rhetoric” for the tragedy.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they detained Torres because he’s an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, Fox News reports.
“On June 19, ICE lodged a detainer on Darwin Martinez Torres, a citizen and national of El Salvador, with the Adult Detention Center in Fairfax, Virginia. ICE lodges detainers on aliens who have been arrested on local criminal charges when the agency has probable cause to believe an alien is removable from the United States. Mr. Martinez Torres has no prior encounters with ICE,” an ICE spokesperson said.
Police allegedly arrested Torres, who works in construction and has a 4-year-old son, after he was driving dangerously in the area, and he later led officers to Hassanen’s body.
ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell told The Daily Caller that Torres did not have protected status under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and ICE was previously unaware that he was in the country illegally.
Of course, Clinton and others who jumped on the hate crime bandwagon early on went completely silent when the truth came to light.
Clinton never followed up her Twitter post about the incident.
The Washington Post acknowledged that Torres is “Salvadorian” and is currently the subject of an ICE detainer for possible deportation, but did not specifically identify him as an illegal immigrant. The news site did, however, quote several folks who believe the incident was a hate crime.
Tweets from Sidkind and others quick to blame Trump miraculously disappeared.
The silence from the left, however, was matched by Trump supporters who pointed out that the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration would prevent such tragedies.
“Whoopsie. Narrative fail. The suspect is not white,” TheLastRefuge tweeted in response to Siskind. “Darwin Martinez Torres illegal alien from El Salvador. Now what will @Amy_Siskind do?”
“When Narratives Collide: ICE indicates murderer of Muslim teen is an ILLEGAL ALIEN,” Christina Sommers tweeted.
When Narratives Collide: ICE indicates murderer of Muslim teen is an ILLEGAL ALIEN… https://t.co/HymcNaevwf
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) June 19, 2017
“The lies from the leftist media just keep coming,” David Erickson added.
“Looks like Trump is right on illegal immigration,” Juan Andres Marinez added.
Looks like the guy who murdered her was here illegally. Obama had a chance 2 save Nabra, but instead he protected illegals
— Victoria Marie (@Victorious1397) June 20, 2017
“Looks like the guy who murdered her was here illegally,” Victoria Marie wrote. “Obama had a chance 2 save Nabra, but instead he protected illegals.”