I’m talking to YOU, President Obama, your wife, the Democrats, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. And I am talking about the responses to the ISIS terror attack in a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Honest to God, I wish Obama got as upset with radical Islamic terrorists waging attacks on our country as he does with political opponents on the other side of the aisle, but that seems to be a bridge too far for him. He is ANGRY that Republicans want him, the President United States, to actually NAME the terrorists responsible for yet another terror attack on our shores under his “watch.” But nooooooo, that is just stupid to name the enemy in Obama’s opinion. From The Federalist:
“That’s the key, they say,” Obama said, eviscerating the GOP. “We can’t defeat them unless we call them radical Islamists. What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change?”
A lot, actually.
As a matter of realpolitik, perhaps it makes sense to avoid the phrase “radical Islam.” We don’t want to offend the Mullahs, theocratic sheiks, oligarchic princes, Arab strongmen, and future junta leaders of the Middle East. We need to work with these people, after all. What should bother you, though, is that Obama constantly tries to chill speech by insinuating that anyone who does associate violence with radical Islam—which includes millions of adherents—is a bigot. This is a president who also intimates that anyone who is critical of everyday Islam’s widespread illiberalism—for example, all nations where homosexuality is punishable by death are Muslim—is also a bigot.
It’s not as if Obama shies away from lecturing people about faith. Saying the words “radical Islam” is a step too far, but bringing up events from the year 1095 to create a tortured moral equivalence is just fine. Not only has Obama implored us to avoid critical rhetoric about Islam, but he demands that Americans (secular apostates like myself included) act as if all faiths are equally tolerant of our lives. This is the president who tells the world that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Can you imagine Obama going to the United Nations General Assembly and declaring the same for Jesus Christ? […] (Click here to read the rest.)
No kidding – like THAT would ever happen. But yes, it is far, far better, in Obama’s mind, to attack Republicans for wanting Obama to actually call Islamic terrorists terrorists than to direct his ire at the TERRORISTS. There is something really, really screwed up about that mindset.
Let’s be clear about something right here. The mindset of ISIS towards gay people can be summed up in two words: KILL THEM. It is really that simple. From another Federalist piece:
On May 9, 2016, ISIS thugs blindfolded an unidentified man and threw him off a five-story building in Manbij, a city in the Aleppo province of Syria. A mob of hundreds of people, including children, gathered below the building to witness this execution. Repugnantly, the mob stoned the victim’s body after it hit the ground, probably to make sure he was dead, if not to symbolically partake in the execution.
This was not the first time ISIS committed such an act, for it executed a number of homosexuals in Mosul and in Raqqa this way. Sunday we witnessed an Islamist who had declared his allegiance to ISIS gun down many people at a gay nightclub in Florida.
There is a pattern in the way ISIS and its supporters execute those it alleges are homosexual: ISIS usually, although not always, has them thrown off of tall buildings. As inhumane as these executions may be, murdering homosexuals in this way does not come from a nihilistic urge for carnage. No, these are cold and calculated steps taken by murderers who believe they serve God through such acts. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
The article also highlights the recent call by a powerful imam for followers to wage attacks against Americans and Europeans. And so they have done.
But for reasons that defy any reason or logic, the Obamas, including Michelle, the focus away from the actual motivation of the terrorists is astonishing. That would be precisely what CNN’s Anderson Cooper did when he conflated the motivations of a radical Islamist who committed a heinous terrorist attack to the Attorney General of Florida’s support for traditional marriage. From The Right Scoop:
Wow. This is an astonishing affront to journalism. For Anderson Cooper to make this false equivalency between Bondi’s personal (and political) stance on traditional marriage and the killing spree against gay people carried out by an ISIS member is appalling. Just appalling. Sooper Mexican at Right Scoop makes this point:
Anderson Cooper is basically the gay PC police here, reinforcing a left-wing political agenda, and people are shamelessly applauding him for what should be considered a complete lack of journalistic objectivity and integrity.
Bondi, for her part, should have made it clear that there’s a huge difference between defending gays as human beings who should not be targeted for murder, and wanting to give them special civil rights. That’s it. Very simple easy distinction.
Anderson dishonestly tries to equate the murdering of gays, which is a crime, with the political position of defending traditional marriage – which I’m sure he’d like to be a crime as well. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Journalist Cooper most definitely was not in this interview. It is astonishing to me that these journalists, Democrats, and the President himself are so quick to jump on their political opponents while REFUSING to call this attack what it was: RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.
They are not serving us by so doing. In fact, they continue to set us up for further attacks by not doing their jobs, not researching what other outlets are discovering (like the call to make mayhem on the West during Ramadan), and attacking political opponents rather than addressing the real issue at hand.
And they need to stop it already. This is an Open Thread.
Note: Sorry for the delay in getting this post up today. I was having some technical issues, no doubt from having clicked onto a couple of Breitbart articles which ALWAYS screws up my computer, as well as getting a call from my doctor’s office with a pre-surgical survey I had to complete.