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Thursday, December 03, 2015

An Army

Less than 24 hours after the mass murder of 14 people and the wounding of another 17 by a Muslim couple in San Bernadino, CA, the left has already begun in their attempt to shape the narrative. All three Democrat presidential candidates tweeted their abhorence to "gun violence" but neither Hillary Clinton, nor Bernie Sanders, nor Martin O'Mally deigned to use the work "terrorism," much less apply the adjective "Islamic" to it. Others left-leaning commentators worked hard to instantiate the notion that this atrocity as "work place violence." Few uttered the names of the terrorists, hoping, I think, that if they omitted the Arabic sounding names, any connection to Islam would be erased.

CAIR reacted with lightening speed, trying hard to manage a public relations nightmare for their adherents.

Government spokespeople tiptoed through a mine field of politically correct euphemisms—worried that a simple statement of fact would somehow "offend" the Muslim community in the United States.

On the GOP side, every candidate tweeted they're prayers for the victims—a decent sentiment, but prayers alone are not nearly enough. In fact, a call to religion to combat religiously inspired terror is itself inappropriately ironic.

We are in a war, and each time the war comes home, the left-wing "deniers" come out in full force to tell us that the underlying problem is "gun violence," or "grievances" from some far off land, or "poverty", or American imperialism, or climate change! It is none of those things.

The war is driven by a warped interpretation of Islam, held not by a small number of Muslims, but possibly a number as high as 300 million sympathizers. If only 1 percent of that number is ultimately radicalized and becomes a soldier in the war, we'll be up against a 3 million man army, worldwide.

Only Islam can truly defeat the Islamist army. It's long past the time that we stop worrying about political correctness, or "gun violence," or the idiotic notion that climate change is to blame, or the worry that we might "offend" the Muslim community. Western leaders must ask Islam bluntly and forcefully to eradicate the Islamists, to reform their religion to preclude the reemergence of Islamist thought, and to work with us for a world that does not include totalitarian Islam. If the leaders of Islam refuse and do nothing, then at least we'll better understand the challenge we face.


In his typical hard-hitting response when Islamic terror occurs, here's what Barack Obama said this morning (from the Washington Post):
“At this stage, we do not yet know why this terrible event occurred,” Obama said during remarks at the White House. He added: “It is possible this was terrorist-related, but we don’t know. It is also possible this was workplace related.”
Yeah ... "workplace violence," and the reason they did it—a complete mystery to be sure.

And this from our Attorney General:
“Whatever the results of this investigation…one thing is clear: Violence like this has no place in this country,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a White House event earlier on Thursday.
"Violence like this" —What a wonderful euphemism that allows our chief law enforcement officer to avoid labeling that might be offensive.

Looks like the Team of 2s has created an operative word substitution where "terrorism" which is judgement and offense is replaced by "violence" which offends only those who have been murdered because of it. What a pathetic joke!

Where's the anger? Where's the resolve? Where's the leadership? With "leaders" like this ... we're in very big trouble.