We need to identify radical Islamic terrorists for what they are, says AMAC
It makes it harder for us to win the so-called holy war if we don’t
WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 25 – Terror dominated the headlines once again this week and while President Obama continued to deny that the perpetrators were radical Islamic jihadists, he did take a few seconds to offer his condolences to the people of Belgium as they mourned the tragic loss of dozens of citizens.
“The president was obviously too busy hobnobbing with the Communist leaders of Cuba to concern himself in a timely fashion with the heinous, cowardly attacks at Brussels airport and a subway station not far from the European Union headquarters. As many as 34 people were killed and an estimated 270 more were seriously injured in the bombings that were attributed to Muslim extremists. Among the casualties were numerous American citizens. But, President Obama did not get into the details as he briefly interrupted a scheduled speech at its outset to acknowledge the ‘outrageous attacks.’ He then set off to watch a baseball game with his new companion, Raul Castro,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
The president said that the U.S. stands “in solidarity” with the Belgian people. He said the same thing after the horrific attacks that shook Paris in January and November last year. The January assault was focused on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store and left 17 persons dead; the November attacks targeted a restaurant, a concert hall and a sports arena and left 130 people dead.
Closer to home, Islamic jihadists killed 14 innocent Americans in San Bernardino, CA in December.
“Yet, the closest the president has come to identifying the miscreants behind these mass murders is to call them terrorists, just plain terrorists, not radical Islamic or Muslim terrorists. This, despite the fact that the organization behind all this horror both here and abroad is ISIS, an acronym that stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Some say that President Obama is, indeed, so committed to being politically correct that he refuses to use the word Muslim or Islam in this context. Muslims are not terrorists, of course, but denying that the jihadists who are murdering innocent civilians around the world are rightly or wrongly doing so in the name of Islam is just plain wrong-headed. And, it makes it harder for us to win the so-called holy war,” Weber said.
Last month Philip Haney, who gave up a career at the Department of Homeland Security, penned an opinion article in The Hill. “After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness-and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack,” he wrote.
Haney is not the first person to make such accusations. Last fall, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon had launched an investigation into claims by intelligence analysts that “senior military officers manipulated the conclusions of reports on the war against the Islamic State.” The accusers stated flatly that the reports were being deliberately “manipulated to fit a public narrative.”
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