President Obama’s remarks to the Nation on terrorism and the San Bernardino jihadi attack were truly astonishing for the shameless lies and his cunning manipulation of the facts of his own failures to advance policies that only a small far-Left minority of Americans believe in and would be willing to support.
If you can find anyone in your office, PTA, church, civic group or other place where Americans gather who really believes Obama’s assertion that Muslims who support jihad against the West “account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world” we invite them to submit an article to us, and we will be happy to post it under their byline.
The reality is that Islam as it is practiced by millions of Muslims who believe in Islamic law – Shariah – is not a religion as those of us raised in the traditions of the Western Enlightenment would define the term.
It is a totalitarian political system that seeks to regulate the minutest details of the lives of its adherents, while bestowing absolute power upon its self-appointed leaders. Shariah-compliant Islam is, in the words of Daniel Pipes, “transformed from a personal faith into a ruling system that knows no constraints.”
And as the San Bernadino Muslim terrorists’ – jihadis as they call themselves – own families stated in the aftermath of the attack they are adherents of this political ideology that is subversive of constitutional liberty – and they’ve been in America since the 1970s.
But, if you believe what Obama said last night this is a battle that is being successfully fought on a battlefield far away in the Middle East, not right here in America in government declared gun-free zones like the Inland Center, site of the San Bernadino jihadi attack, and the Marine and Navy facilities in Chattanooga where four American service members were killed by a Muslim terrorist.
Again, if you can find anyone in your office, PTA, church, civic group or other place where Americans gather who really believes Obama’s assertion that he will “overcome” ISIS using the strategies he outlined we invite them to submit an article to us, and we will be happy to post it under their byline.
Obama’s remarks conveniently glossed-over the pitifully small effort that he has put forth ever since he declared a series of “red lines” and committed the United States to overthrow Bashar Assad and establish a democratic government in Syria, while attempting to prop-up the present government of Iraq.
The reality is that Obama’s strategy is intended to merely kick the can down the road and stick the next President with the tough calls and politically difficult commitment of lives and treasure necessary to actually defeat the Islamic State.
Finally, Obama’s call for more gun control is not a reality-based solution to the problem, because it focuses on the cosmetics of guns, rather than the motivations of gun possessors.
Throughout the Middle East and particularly in areas of Israel where Palestinian jihadis have easy access to attack civilians, there has been a wave of Muslim terrorist murders of civilians and attacks on individual military personnel with knives.
The motivation is Islam – the very ideas expressed by the San Bernardino jihadi’s father living right here in America.
Where do these ideas come from?
First, from the goading of the Muslim clergy, “Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews,” one Gaza imam said in a recorded address reported by The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens. “Today, we realize why the Jews build walls. They do not do this to stop missiles but to prevent the slitting of their throats.”