Obama: After SB attacks, we must affirm that we love our Muslim neighbors
Prejudice and discrimination are indeed never justified, and should always be rejected. And Obama does say that “Muslims around the world have to keep rejecting any twisted interpretation of Islam,” but he devotes only half a sentence to that, without going into any specifics such as calling on them to institute programs in mosques to teach against the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam, or to end the victimhood posturing and opposition to counterterror efforts. Then he spends fourteen sentences explaining how we must reject prejudice and bigotry.
The problem with that is that Islamic advocacy groups such as the Hamas-linked terror organization CAIR and others have for years claimed that to speak honestly about how jihad terrorists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism was a manifestation of “prejudice” and “bigotry.” No innocent person should be victimized or discriminated against under any circumstances. Unfortunately, that simple and obvious truth is being used by groups with frankly sinister agendas to prevent honest discussion of the motives and goals of those who would destroy us. No good can or will come of that.
Also, is the key lesson of San Bernardino really that we must show love for our Muslim neighbors? Is that the most important takeaway — that we should be nice to people? We knew that already. Wouldn’t a better lesson be that we need to deal realistically with the jihad threat, strengthen screening efforts, etc.? Will being nice to Muslims really prevent jihad mass murder attacks?
“Obama Weekly Address: ‘Reject Bigotry’ As Muslims Reject ‘Twisted Interpretation Of Islam,’”Real Clear Politics, December 12, 2015:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. This week, Americans across our country have shown what it means to be strong in the face of terrorism. In San Bernardino, even as the community continues to grieve, people
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