There’s a lot of questions in this one, the biggest being: why is this white-looking kid with a super-white name a Muslim jihadi? A teenager named Corey Johnson stabbed a 13-year-old to death in the name of Islam. Don’t worry, this was not a terrorist attack by liberal media standards. It happened during a sleepover so it’s probably domestic violence or perhaps an acceptable reaction to Trump-ispired Islamophobia.
Local 10 News reports that 17-year-old Corey Johnson was sleeping over at his friend’s Palm Beach Gardens, FL home on Monday. Also present at the slumber party was 13-year-old Jovanni Brand. At some point in the middle of the night, the homeowner Elaine Simon heard some moaning and went to investigate. At that point, Johnson lunged at her from the dark and began stabbing her. Simon’s son Dane tried to protect his mother and Johnson stabbed him too.
When police arrived they found Simon and her son with stab wounds as well as Jovanni Brand’s dead body in a bedroom. Johnson had stabbed the 13-year-old to death on what turned out to be the youngster’s birthday.
Johnson was arrested and that’s when the story gets weirder:
During an interview with detectives, Johnson said he bought the knife Sunday and brought it with him to the sleepover.
“Johnson advised at 4 a.m. he realized that everyone in the house was asleep,” the affidavit said. “At that time, Johnson made the decision to kill Elaine, Dane and Jovanni in their sleep.”
Police said Johnson went to the loft where Jovanni was sleeping, stabbed him multiple times and cut his throat.
“In his statement, Johnson advised he stabbed the victims because of his Muslim faith,” Brashear wrote in the affidavit.
Johnson told police that Jovanni was idolizing famous people and referencing them as gods, which went against his Muslim faith, the affidavit said. Johnson also felt Dane “made fun of” his Muslim faith, the affidavit said.
Just before the attack, Johnson was reading the Quran from his phone “to give him courage to carry out his intentions,” the affidavit said.
Making this even worse, if that’s possible, Johnson had apparently been a friend of this family for 10 years.
The fact that Corey Johnson doesn’t look like a standard jihadi notwithstanding, he stabbed three people, killing one in the name of Islam. That makes it a terrorist attack and a radical Islamic one at that. At the very least this is a religious intolerance hate crime, but you won’t see the news covering this as either of those things. Had Johnson been wearing a MAGA hat while attacking minorities, then it would have been a big news story, but this? Not so much.
There’s a narrative to maintain that says Islam is the religion of peace. Muslim apologists always say when stuff like this happens that the attacker is not a true adherent of Islam. It’s amazing how often these “fake Muslims” get the religion wrong and kill people, isn’t it? When Christians get it wrong they handle venomous snakes. When Muslims get it wrong; people die.