MSNBC Pushed False Narrative that Capitol Attacker Was ‘White Male’
News network makes false claims before suspect identified
Establishment news network MSNBC falsely reported that the suspect of the deadly car attack at the U.S. Capitol was a "White male."
NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams reported on the death of the suspect, who was still at the time unidentified.
Williams told MSNBC anchor Katy Tur:
"The question now is, what’s the condition of the Capitol Police officers who were injured when the man, we’re told it was a White male that was driving the car, when the man got out of the car and attacked the police officers with a knife."
But the suspect was later identified as Noah Green, a 25-year-old Black man from Indiana, and was not a "white male."
Reports said Green slammed his sedan into two police officers near the Capitol building's Barricade.
Fox News reported the suspect identified himself as a Nation of Islam follower on Facebook.
Green promoted himself as a "Follower of Farrakhan" and pledged his allegiance to the radical anti-white group Nation of Islam (NOI).
Facebook then quickly deleted Green's account.
Conservative reporter Andy Ngo posted on Twitter:
"EXCLUSIVE: The man who rammed a car into Capitol Police, killing one, has been identified as Noah Green. Green was armed w/a large blade when he was shot dead. He identified as a follower of the black nationalist Nation of Islam movement."
I only had seconds to look at Noah Green's Facebook page before it was deleted. He was living in Norfolk, Va.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 2, 2021
From what I saw, many of his posts were of a religious (Islamic) nature. He appeared to be a deeply devout follower of the Nation of Islam & went by the name, "Noah X."
Noah Ricardo Green appears to have had a good life. He graduated from Christopher Newport University last year. He played football there.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 2, 2021
In one of his last IG posts before his deadly attack, he wrote: "The US Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!" https://t.co/w5vlhL9m4B pic.twitter.com/twv4yupc2u
As Neon Nettle reported:
Green’s posts on Facebook, which the social media company quickly removed, made it clear he was going through personal struggles, indulged in conspiratorial thinking, was a follower of the Nation of Islam.
The NOI group is a radical breakaway religion drawing some beliefs from Sunni Islam but also based in part in the belief of black superiority over white people, and was a fan of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is well known for racist and anti-Semitic views.
"After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones,” Facebook told the Washington Examiner on Friday.
The most recent post was a YouTube video of a 2009 Louis Farrakhan speech titled "The Crucifixion of Michael Jackson."
The video shows the Nation of Islam leader calling Christian theology a lie and claiming Jesus was not the Messiah.
Green praised Farrakhan as "Jesus" and former NOI leader Elijah Muhammad as "the exalted Christ."
The Nation of Islam includes a belief in the superiority of black people over white people, including the view that white people were created by an evil scientist named Yakub 6,000 years ago, and Elijah Muhammad, who led the Nation of Islam for three decades before Farrakhan and considered himself a messenger of Allah, called white people devils.
Links to the Democrats
Rapper Common who performed on the final night of the Democratic National Convention last year also had long-standing ties to the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Peace & Blessings. Minister Farrakhan is speaking LIVE now to talk about these troubled times. Go to http://t.co/ruIUBfV2Rk— COMMON (@common) August 17, 2014
Farrakhan, who has frequently described Jewish people as “satanic,” and blamed them for both the Holocaust and the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks.