There have been eight “homegrown” terrorist attacks during the Obama presidency — one for each year. Each time, the White House and its liberal enablers in the media and beyond find a new way to “spin” the story to avoid facing reality.
Fort Hood was a case of “workplace violence.” The latest massacre, in Orlando, is blamed on “homophobia” — but of the “right wing Christian” variety, not the hatred of homosexuals endemic to Islamic teaching. And of course, the overarching message every time is, “America needs more gun control.”
It’s bad enough that Democrats are trying to physically disarm law abiding Americans, but as distinguished author David Horowitz points out in a must-read column, they are trying to verbally disarm citizens as well:
According to a Gallup poll taken the week after the atrocity in Orlando, only 29 percent of Democrats thought this was an Islamic terror attack. Fully 60 percent of all Democrats attributed the attack to “domestic gun violence.” Moreover, 42 percent of independents felt the same way. Only 44 percent attributed it to the Islamic holy war that has been declared on America and the West.
How is this possible? (…)
Political correctness is a euphemism for the active, ideologically-motivated denial that has characterized the Democrats’ approach to Islamic terror going back to the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. In that attack, 1,000 people were wounded and six were killed, but president Clinton refused to visit the site, while his administration took the view that the perpetrators were merely individuals who needed to be tried in criminal courts. In fact, they were soldiers in a holy war that radical Islamists had declared against America and the West. (…)
The Obama administration has expunged all references to Islam from terrorist guidelines. Worse, it has enjoined the FBI from looking at the religious affiliations and commitments of potential suspects. This is the way the FBI was able to dismiss the warnings from Russian intelligence agents about the Boston Marathon bombers, who were Islamist militants. It is how American immigration officials allowed the Pakistani-born San Bernardino shooter to enter the country, despite her residence in a country that created the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden and her association with a terrorist mosque.
In the days following the Orlando massacre, instead of hammering the president and the Democrats as a unified force, Republicans directed their fire at Donald Trump, joining Democrats in attempting to discredit his much-needed warning. (…)
The self-serving anti-Trump salvos from Paul Ryan and other misguided Republican leaders made the Republican message — gun violence is not the problem, radical Islam is — incoherent or at least so diluted as to allow Obama and the Democrats to prevail in the debate. If the Orlando post-mortem is an indication, the election may not go well in November. If that is the case, not only Donald Trump, but America’s hopes for a safer future, will fail.
Clearly America needs Donald Trump to keep calling out the Democrats and the Islamists for what they are. It is past time for other Republican “leaders” to stop playing on the liberals terms and do the same!