It must be frustrating for the leftist apologists for Islamic terrorism to have to keep pretending it doesn’t exist.

The cold hard facts of the terrorist’s identity forced MSNBC’s poor Andrea Mitchell, for example, to come up with a uniquely creative slant on the Chattanooga mass murderer Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez. In the course of interviewing a young woman named Valerie Levitt who was a high school classmate of the shooter, Mitchell tried to steer her into painting the devout Muslim as someone who was influenced by small-town Southern gun culture – as if that has anything to do with jihad.

After describing Abdulazeez as “devout, obviously” and always talk[ing] about religion

“Were guns a big part of activities—social or other activities?” Mitchell asked Levitt suddenly.

“What?” the confused Levitt responded.

“What about – did he hunt, did he shoot?” Mitchell prodded. “I mean, was that just part of small-town Tennessee activity?”

“Um, he actually wasn’t one of the guys I heard about going hunting,” Abdulazeez’s classmate responded. “He wasn’t really that kind of guy.”

Correct. He wasn’t the kind of guy Andrea Mitchell would love to have implicated in the Chattanooga terrorism – he wasn’t a white, Southern, conservative advocate of the Second Amendment. He was a devout Muslim waging violent jihad, and that doesn’t fit MSNBC’s agenda.

Unsurprisingly, Mitchell is vocal opponent of the the Second Amendment.