Terror In France And Denial Continues *Open Thread* UPDATEDx3

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Update at the end of the post.

The news to which many of us woke up this morning was a horrific terror attack against a satirical newspaper by radical Islamists in Paris, France. This particular paper, Charlie Hebdo, has been attacked by radical Islamists before, too. At this point, 12 people are dead, more are critically injured, and the terrorists are at large.

What makes this attack even sadder is that this newspaper just loosened the security they had utilized for some time after previous attacks. Hard not to imagine that these terrorists, who appear to be well trained, did not know that the security had been lessened, and chose this time specifically. But that is mere conjecture on my part.

Many world leaders, including Obama, are responding to this terrible attack, as well they should. Yet, as was highlighted this morning by Steve Emerson on “America’s Newsroom,” the White House spokesweasel, Josh Earnest, refused to call this ISLAMIST TERRORISM this morning, just “terrorism.”

HUH?? They were yelling, “Allahu Akbar!” What is unclear about that? Good grief.

That kind of mindset, to not name this as radical Islamist terrorism, is disturbing, to put it mildly. And it is a mindset to which Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a former Lt. Commander in the Navy, and a conservative Muslim himself says, our leaders are aligning themselves in an “unholy alliance”:

It truly defies reason and logic, but we have all seen how this Administration, and Far Left liberals continue to capitulate to radical Islamists. One need look no further than the push by this Administration, guided by failed-novelist-turned-speechwriter-turned-National-Security-“expert,” Ben Rhodes and his push for the overthrow of Mubarrak in Egypt, and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization that has waged jihad against US (the USA) and Israel. That kind of mindset simply defies reason and logic, but there you have it.

And then you have this STUNNING piece of denial by the Obama Administration, from Obama to Sec. Kerry, that ISIS is not a nation nor Islamic. Dr. Jasser had a LOT to say about that twisted, warped, bending over for CAIR/radical Islamism:

Dr. Jasser may have brought the room back down at the end of this piece, but perhaps that is right to do lest we continue to minimize, be in denial of, the tremendous danger that is radical Islam in the name of Political Correctness.

There is another voice that as been crying out for some time, and that is Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I have written about her numerous times, and if anyone knows what it is like to live under a fatwa from radical Islamists, it is Ali. She has spent much of her adult life living under threat of violence, and death, by radical Islamists. If anyone can appreciate what those working at Charlie Hebdo went through as targets of these terrorists, it is Ali. Here she speaks about the connection between the American Left and Radical Islam:

It is that kind of mindset that allows not just the denial of radical Islam, but in too many cases, the denunciation of the USA and the West for being concerned about further terrorist attacks. It is that kind of mindset that Obama sat and listened to under Rev. Jeremiah Wright for decades:

No wonder Obama went before the UN and said this (from Front Page Mag):

Turkey’s jihad-supporting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan received effusive praise from President Obama last week during their joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden. Obama described the Islamist leader, who unapologetically called Zionism “a crime against humanity,” as “a strong ally and partner in the region and around the world.”

This is just a continuation of President Obama’s infatuation with Erdogan. When the two leaders met at the Seoul, South Korea, Nuclear Security Summit in March of 2012, Obama called Erdogan his “friend and colleague….We find ourselves in frequent agreement upon a wide range of issues.” Not content with this level of praise, Obama added that he considered Erdogan “an outstanding partner and an outstanding friend” who has displayed “outstanding leadership.” In fact, Obama so admires Erdogan’s “outstanding leadership” that Obama has allowed the United States to lead from behind Turkey in Libya and Syria, sucking the U.S. into a swamp inhabited by Islamist jihadists. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Hmm – perhaps it isn’t “denial” on Obama’s part so much as it is reinforcing what Ayaan Hirsi Ali said in terms of being likeminded. That is a disturbing thought indeed, but we have seen plenty of examples of Obama’s refusal to name terrorism by radical Islamists for what it is (sadly, there are many examples of that, Fort Hood probably being the worst, especially on our shores).

Too many of our leaders are afraid to stand up to these radical Islamists, not just our own, but in Europe as well. It begs the question: what is it going to take? What does it take to break through the Political Correctness that is so stifling us in dealing with these very real, very dangerous, issues? How many more attacks will we endure? How many more times will we allow our leaders to get away with their refusal to call this by name, radical Islamist terrorism?

Sadly, there are twelve families mourning the loss of loved ones, people who were willing to stand up, to not allow themselves to be silenced by extremists who were outraged by CARTOONS. My heart goes out to them, and to the families of those who were critically wounded. I hope and pray that they make it through. And my prayers are with those whose family members were lost at the hands of these terrorists. May they find comfort and solace in knowing they are not alone, and we support them in their grief.

And may our leaders finally start addressing the reality as it is…

This is an Open Thread.

UPDATE: It seems the force of denial continues to be quite strong among the Obama Machine. Earlier today, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, made the following comment. From Fox News:

[…] U.S. officials are in touch with their French counterparts, though Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said they don’t yet know the “nature” of the attack. He said the government would look at whether there is a need to issue any advisories to media organizations in the U.S. […]

They don’t know the “NATURE” of this attack yet?? The yelling of “Allahu Akbar,” or the constant threats by militant Islamists against the newspaper didn’t give him a bit of a CLUE???

Well, let me help you out here, Secretary Johnson: the “NATURE” of the attack was RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. Is that clear enough for you, you sycophantic Obama drone?! And if THAT isn’t clear enough, how about what the terrorists themselves said. From Fox:

[…] “We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet!” the killers shouted, according to witnesses who spoke to Sky News. Other witnesses said the men shouted “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great.” The gunmen spoke French without any accent, according to Le Monde. (Click here to read the rest.)

And there ya have it. You don’t have to take MY word for it – take the freakin’ TERRORIST’ word for it.

GOOD GRIEF.

UPDATE 2: Two of the terrorists have been captured, and one is dead. The Jewish Press has the story here:

Unconfirmed media reports out of France are saying police have captured two of the three terrorists who attacked journalists in the Paris office of the French satiric ‘Charlie Hebdo‘ weekly magazine on Wednesday. A third is dead, according to the unconfirmed report.

Police tracked down the terrorists, two of whom are 34 and 32 year old brothers of Algerian descent who live in Paris, and an unrelated 18 year old who lives in nearby Reimes. All three are French nationals and speak fluent, colloquial French. They were reportedly trained in Syria at an radical Islamist terror base and possibly in Iraq as well.

One told a female employee they were linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as they entered the building to begin their targeted assassinations aimed at killing those who had published cartoons of the founder of Islam, the prophet Muhammed. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah – little doubt, make that NO doubt, in my mind they were radical Islamist terrorists. Someone call Jeh Johnson, Barack Obama, and Josh Earnest to fill them in, would ya?

Greta van Susteren was just reporting this news, too, so I am going to go with it is correct. If not, feel free to make that known in the comments. Thanks!

UPDATE 3: As I see the news this morning, it seems the report above was premature. The two brothers are still at large. One, the young brother-in-law, has surrendered. Click HERE for more.

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45 Responses to “Terror In France And Denial Continues *Open Thread* UPDATEDx3”

  1. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.politicalears.com/blog/exfbi-agents-epic-open-letter-to-eric-holder-stuns-administration/

    open letter to eric holder. a must read

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    stolen from a commenter at No Quarter.
    this true statement

    In every country where Muslims are in the minority, they are obsessed with minority rights.

    In every country with a Muslim majority, …there are no minority rights.

  3. insanitybytes22 Says:

    That is terribly sad. Our leadership that refuses to stand up and the left’s political alignment with Islam isn’t just disconcerting, it’s downright dangerous.

    I am absolutely astounded by the number of ordinary lefties I encounter, some gay, some atheist, who seem to not understand that they are actually included in the group being labeled “infidels” by Islam. There are many people walking in the world today who are so stupid, they actually believe that Islam is more likely to embrace their values then Christians are, so they invest all their energy in trying to stomp down Christianity, while supporting Islam. Christians may not all share lefty ideals, they may not all embrace them, but at least they do not call for your execution. This idea that Islam is somehow a political ally in one’s quest for unlimited religious freedom is just bizarre. The precise opposite is true and I genuinely pray nobody ever has to learn this the hard way.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Outstanding comment, Insanity that is exactly right. It is just mind boggling that so many lefties seem to think it is COOL to support these radical Islamists, which I count many Palestinians to be (i.e., Hamas). They seem to not understand at ALL that these groups DESPISE them, not just because they are Americans, but they despise them for being gay, or women, and would kill them as soon as look at them. They are so incredibly misguided. Just astonishing.

      And you are so right abt Christianity vis-à-vis these groups. Many Christian denominations are welcoming and accepting of gays, transgendered people, and of course, women. Many mainstream denominations have been ordaining women for DECADES now. You sure as HELL are not going to find that under Shariah Law, or with the mindset of these groups like Hamas. Yet, there they go – demonizing Israel (which, OTOH, is very supportive of gays and women, generally speaking). Just defies logic, as I said.

      Great comment!

  4. Cindyindie Says:

    Good morning Cuzin and friends!! Sorry for my absence! Hope all are well. i appreciate the post this morning..
    The news is incredibly sad, of course… Our daughter has French friends, living in France, who texted her this morning…Told her that Charlie Hebdo IMMEDIATELY sent out another muslim cartoon….basically implying F*** You, Terrorists!! The whole country is behind the satirists! No political correctness there!!

    Repose en paix, citoyens…….repose en paix

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      So good to *see* you, Cuz – please know you have been missed, but most definitely not forgotten!

      Oh, that is sad for your daughter, and her friends. But I love that the newspaper immediately sent out something to tell the Islamist Terrorists where they stand. Thank heavens their leadership is making clear where they stand, without mincing words…

      Yes, well said – may they indeed…

      • Cindyindie Says:

        P.S. Some of the “extras” singing La Marseillaise during this ‘”dueling anthem” scene in Casablanca” were actual French refugees, along with other European refugees, who had fled the Germans…Many were crying during the filming of this scene, making this one of the most powerful scenes in cinematic l’histoire, IMO.

      • Cindyindie Says:

        Thank you, Cuz!!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Good for Charlie Hebdo! That took guts.

      • Cindyindie Says:

        Oui, madame…Ils ont le courage!!!

        (hope I got that right—haven’t had French since college….but loved it)

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          It sure did…

          And Cuz, I love French, too, though I took Spanish for years. My uncle lived in France for some time, and then had a company called, “Bike Tour France,” which did just that. Anyway, he taught me some and when we were going to France for the first time, I started learning some. It is a beautiful language, to be sure.

          • Cindyindie Says:

            Oh that is cool, Cuzin!

            • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

              Yeah, he was quite the character. He was also a writer and lived in Abingdon for a while, wrote for a newspaper in Charlottesville, stuff like that. Yep, he was something, but oh, did he ever love France…

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    So Sad Prayers for the families. ❤

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This is what the Editor of Charlie Hebdo said abt the threat of death by radical Islamists: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/01/07/john-kerry-n1939763

    He was courageous indeed, an excellent description provided by Cindy above.

  7. foxyladi14 Says:

    getting some help. 👿

  8. foxyladi14 Says:

    we need a smile 😀

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    So sadly, tragically true.

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    The attackers have been identified, but still not apprehended: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/01/07/terrorist-commandos-paris-gunmen-likely-highly-trained-say-experts/

    Not to spoil the story or anything, but one of them was convicted in 2008. Wanna guess for what? Yep – terrorism. But hey, he served his time, and was back out to take his terroristic tendencies even further. And so he did.

    I hope they are found and soon. And I sure as hell hope that whatever sentences they get will make it so they never step foot on the street again.

  11. Cindyindie Says:

    Cuzin—I LOVE your assessment of Johnson:
    ” Sycophantic Obama drone”

    Gawd..I’m going to cross-stich that on a pillow!! LOL—it’s terrific!!!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      LOL – glad you like it, Cuz! The great thing abt it is that it applies to so MANY of those folks, like the entire IRS Administration, ValJar, Pelosi, Reid, most of the Dems in office, Clapper, and on the list goes!

  12. Cindyindie Says:

    Cuz—Oh I wish I had met your uncle—can’t believe he was also a newspaper man….I love people like that who are so multi-faceted!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, he was a real character, that’s for sure! And did he have some stories! We were pretty sure they weren’t all true, mind you, but he was a FABULOUS storyteller!

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

    I really liked this article by the Federalist’s David Harsanyi. I hope you do too.

    The Future Should Belong To Those Who Can Slander The Prophet of Islam

    Radical Islam doesn’t like being mocked. Funny how we don’t have to worry about our lives after mocking the Pope, isn’t it?

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/01/07/the-future-should-belong-to-those-who-can-slander-the-prophet-of-islam/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      GREAT article, Marge! He is absolutely spot on. And Sally Kohn continues to demonstrate how ignorant and naïve she is…Thanks for this!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Sally Kohn is a fool. Always has been always will be. She has a perfect right to spout her b.s. Just as anyone with a brain has a right to either ignore it or point out that she’s an idiot. I choose the latter.

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    I do so hope this cartoon is right…

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I do, too. It has gotten ridiculous the capitulating we have been doing for a while now…

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

    I make no secret of the fact that I think VPOTUS Biden is an ass. But this is, as the title suggests, more than a little creepy donchathink? Or is it just my own personal dislike of the silly man.

    Watch Joe Biden Creep Out New Class of Senators

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Wasn’t that just gross?? Especially when he kept trying to kiss that girl. UGH. Disgusting. Still cannot believe this buffoon is our VP. And they made fin of Quayle just for misspelling a WORD. Wow…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Much as I blame him I blame the poor girl’s father more. What’s with him allowing his daughter, who plainly did not want the creepy old VP to kiss her?

  16. piper Says:

    off topic but relevant
    New Dem. Party and the middle class. Sorry Dr. Hanson for picking snippets from your article.

    “high-profile progressives are largely rich, and their relatively small numbers live in a gentrified cocoon. Politicians, academics, media personalities, celebrities, and other Democratic-aligned professionals had just the sort of academic brands or technological, linguistic, cultural, and service skills that were well-compensated during the transition to globalism.

    Their out-of-touch privilege, however, led to agendas — radical green politics, hyper-feminism, transgender advocacy, forced multiculturalism, open borders — that were not principle concerns of the struggling working classes……..had the income to afford the steeper taxes and higher housing, energy, and college costs that were the natural dividends of their own political agendas.

    that tony academic stamps are proof of knowledge superior to the kind absorbed through religious instruction or pragmatic experience.

    In the short term, liberal elites had little clue how the ramifications of their own unworkable ideology always fell on distant other:”
    Entire thread at:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395904/party-snobbish-elites-victor-davis-hanson

  17. piper Says:

  18. foxyladi14 Says:

    I Blame Obama for this attack. 👿

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