Obama still in denial over the presence of radical Islam

Notice the sign on the door of the recruiting office? (Reuters photo via WSJ)

Notice the sign on the door of the recruiting office? (Reuters photo via WSJ)

Obama issued a statement Thursday afternoon about the shooting deaths of four Marines in Tennessee.

He said he had been briefed about the shootings and said, “We don’t know yet all the details. We know that what appears to be a lone gunman carried out these attacks. We’ve identified a name. And at this point, a full investigation is taking place. The FBI will be in the lead, working closely with local law enforcement.”

The name of the “lone gunman” was Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old who spent about seven months in Jordan this past year. But Obama would not say the name nor broach any hint that the motive was Muslim extremism.

The shootings took place at a military recruiting center and a Naval Reserve Center, where all the Marines were unarmed, just as in Fort Hood six years ago. There have been eight attacks on military facilities in those six years.

The Wall Street Journal noted that officials are now trying to determine if Abdulazeez linked up with militants during the trip. Though the FBI tracks suspected supporters of the terror, sources told WSJ that this guy was not on their radar.

Also on Thursday, Obama extended “warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. As Muslims mark the end of the month, they are reminded that Ramadan …”

In a speech in February Obama downplayed the threat of radical Muslims and claimed with a straight face: “Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding. Generations of Muslim immigrants came here and went to work as farmers and merchants and factory workers, helped to lay railroads and build up America.”

What is woven into the fabric of our founding is the Marines battling the Barbary pirates on the shores of Tripoli.

As Charles Krauthammer points out, Obama always downplays the threat of radical Islam. It is like a phobia with him.


11 comments on “Obama still in denial over the presence of radical Islam

  1. Winston Smith says:

    It’s just a game he plays…or his handlers do 🙂

  2. Patrick says:

    Its a good strategy and its worked, so what’s the problem? Bush didn’t tell people to go to Disneyland after 911 because he wanted to pump up Disney’s receipts right? He told them that because he (or someone with a brain) understood the kind of damage a knee jerk fear reaction could cause for the country’s economy.

    I would think that a financial conservative, would appreciate a president that understands how fear can damage an economy, and does what he can to avoid contributing to the spread of that fear.

  3. Irrational denial of the facts is psychotic.

  4. Steve says:

    Denying facts in the face of the obvious is certainly psychotic.

    And dangerous.

  5. Rincon says:

    I found out a long time ago owning my own business that before dressing down any employee about anything, I need to check out the facts as well as I possibly can. I’ve had egg on my face too many times when I find out that a presumed transgression has a perfectly innocent explanation. Yes, it’s extremely likely that this was yet another terrorist act perpetrated by a Muslim that wants to meet his 72 virgins, but no one needs Obama to tell them that. If you knew for a fact that all the idiots would tar and feather you if you made a single misstatement, would you just go on your gut assumption that this guy is a Muslim extremist? Murphy’s law says that as soon as you do, they’ll find out he’s a psychotic schizophrenic with a grudge against some supervisor or that his wife was having an affair with one of the employees or that he went to Jordan as a translator. It’s not just wise to avoid committing to a particular assumption about the dynamic here, it’s really stupid not to.

    Hate fogs your vision.

  6. Steve says:

    IF all that is so true, then it is also true for Nyp…though for different hate.

  7. Vernon Clayson says:

    So when the chief executive, Barack Obama, says it was a lone gunman does the FBI have to take the investigation from that standpoint and avoid a conclusion that he was part of a much larger movement? Jihad doesn’t necessarily mean a large battle formation, can’t it be the proverbial thousands cuts over years or even decades.

  8. Rincon says:

    I believe the answer to your question Vernon, is no.

  9. Vernon Clayson says:

    Rincon, is that “no” about the FBI or the thousand cuts? Islam has pushed it’s way for over 15 centuries, that’s a lot of cuts.

  10. Rincon says:

    The FBI. The thousand cuts was not phrased as a question. I agree with you in part about the thousand cuts, but I don’t think we’re anywhere near that level. Could you imagine if we lost 32,000 civilians to terrorism every year? There would be mass hysteria. But we lose that number to the family car every year and life goes on. We just have to stop letting them get into our heads. The real damage is caused by our overreaction.

  11. Steve says:

    That is true, terror is only in the mind.

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