Obama seems desperate to avoid the one factor in all recent terror attacks and Americans are dying because of it!
How is it that the Orlando shooter, who celebrated the September 11th attacks, thought the Fort Hood shooter was justified and admired the Boston Marathon bombers managed to evade detection even after an FBI investigation? Why is it that his repeated threats to classmates, co-workers and on social media were ignored? How is it that the same man who had a history of violence could buy guns after so recently being turned away from a store where he attempted to buy body armor? Red lights were flashing and sirens were blaring long before Omar Mateen killed 49 people in Orlando. Why didn't the Obama Administration connect the dots?
The sad truth is that the reason Mateen was able to avoid detection is because the Obama Administration has placed blinders on the FBI, Homeland Security and other agencies when investigating Muslims. Obama's pathological denial that these terrorists are linked to radical Islam is getting more and more Americans killed!
We've learned that the Department of Justice, which controls the FBI, has purged all mention of Islam from the transcripts of 911 calls made by Mateen where he claimed credit and swore allegiance to ISIS. But the scrubbing going on behind the scenes across government where Islam is concerned is far worse.
Obama's latest dodge is to suggest that these are all "homegrown extremists" who somehow spontaneously take up the cause of radical jihad. This ignores the fact that the source of this rabid evil is an interpretation of Islam which emanates from the fever swamps of the Middle East.
To suggest, as Obama does, that Islam has nothing to do with the problem is insane! But it's not just that Obama won't say the words "radical Islamic terrorists" he won't allow other security agencies to investigate the possibility. Former FBI assistant director James Kallstrom describes how:
The rules of engagement, what the bureau is being told about what they can do and what they can't do. They can't go sniffing around anything to do with Muslims. They can't go around to mosques. They can't do things that they would normally do. I'm not talking things that are off the charts. I'm talking about things that normally would be done. But the orders have come down from the White House.And those orders include these which were published guidelines for federal agencies:
Don’t use training that equates radical thought, religious expression, freedom to protest, or other constitutionally protected activity, with criminal activity. One can have radical thoughts/ideas, including disliking the U.S. government, without being violent; for example, trainers who equate the desire for Sharia law with criminal activity violate basic tenets of the First Amendment.How were these rules developed? Why, with the help of radical Islamists who have an open ear at the White House.
Former NSA analyst John Schindler put it best in this op-ed "Jihad Denial Kills Again":
“There’s the rub. In 21st-century America, we have created a perverse incentive structure where fear of accusations of Islamophobia and/or racism takes priority over anything else, even preventing violence. While nobody could have foreseen the exact attack that Omar Mateen perpetrated, it’s abundantly clear that he was on track to do something awful, including murder. Yet nothing was done, even though warnings were abundant. Simply put, any American today who is accused of Islamophobia faces a ruined life with loss of employment and social stigma. Whereas the cost of not preventing mass murder is merely hurt feelings and regret.”Need further proof that Islamophobia is a bigger concern than terrorism to Obama and his ilk? Shortly after the San Bernadino attacks Attorney General Lynch spoke to a Muslim group and said her "greatest fear" wasn't terrorism, but a backlash against Muslims. She vowed to prosecute anyone who uses "anti-Muslim rhetoric."
“The FBI was following the lead of its political masters. It’s hardly a big secret that President Obama from the moment he arrived at the White House put the kibosh on any discussion of radical Islam as a security problem, even in classified channels. In 2009, the administration banned politically loaded words like ‘jihad’ even in classified Intelligence Community assessments discussing terrorism — a message that was received loud and clear in the counterterrorism community. Missing the next 9/11 could be survived, career-wise, while accusations of Islamophobia would not be with Barack Obama in the White House.”
The Obama Administration demonstrates extreme sensitivity towards Muslims which borders on the subservient. Has that policy borne fruit? You be the judge:
December 2015: Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married Pakistani couple, stormed a San Bernardino County government building with combat gear and rifles and opened fire on about 80 employees enjoying an office Christmas party. They killed 14 after pledging loyalty to ISIS. A third Muslim was charged with helping buy weapons.Not a single Christian in the bunch but Obama consistently downplayed or denied any link to Islam!
July 2015: Mohammad Abdulazeez opened fire on a military recruiting center and US Navy Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he shot to death four Marines and a sailor. Obama refused to call it terrorism.
May 2015: ISIS-directed Muslims Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson opened fire on the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, shooting a security guard before police took them down.
April 2013: Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Muslim brothers from Chechnya, exploded a pair of pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 260. At least 17 people lost limbs from the shrapnel.
September 2012: Terrorists with al Qaeda in the Maghreb attacked the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing the US ambassador, a US Foreign Service officer and two CIA contractors. Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton misled the American people, blaming the attack on an anti-Muslim video.
November 2009: Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13. Obama ruled it “workplace violence,” even though Hasan was in contact with an al Qaeda leader before the strikes and praised Allah as he mowed down troops.
June 2009: Al Qaeda-trained Abdulhakim Muhammad opened fire on an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Ark., killing Pvt. William Long and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula.
As I said after the San Bernadino massacre:Do you get the impression that Obama cares more about protecting the Muslim community here and overseas than he does about protecting the American people? My "greatest fear" is that more Americans will die because of his dangerously deluded leadership!
UPDATE: The One Piece of Gun Control Legislation Obama Would not Support: Charles Hurt suggests we "pass a gun law that would bar any Muslim who has expressed support for jihad from purchasing firearms or ammunition."