Some big media voices have been hammering Barack Obama on his refusal to use the word “Jihad” or “Muslim”.
From Charles Krauthammer:
“The lengths to which he will go to avoid telling us the truth about the enemy is becoming comical and certainly embarrassing. For example, he will never — forget about use the word ‘jihadist.’ He’ll never use that — but he refuses to use the word ‘Islamist,’ which is used throughout the Muslim world. It’s used by journalists, by authors, on the street, in the parliament everywhere, in Egypt. It’s used in Lebanon. It’s used everywhere by Muslims. And yet, Obama won’t touch it because he refuses to use any words that might imply a connection between radical Islam and terrorism, which as anybody who is over the age of nine knows is the single greatest cause of terror in the world today.”
“It matters because if you want to mobilize the population, if you want to give them the courage to persist and to carry on a fight which should be a difficult fight, it could go on for a generation,” he said. “You have to be clear with your own people about who the enemy is. Churchill did not speak about German extremists. He talked about the Nazi menace. He described it in detail. FDR didn’t speak about extremists in Tokyo. He talked about the Japanese imperialism and its threat to the whole region. You have to be able to be honest with the people if you’re going to get any support. Otherwise, you get an event here, an event there and you say we can’t jump to any conclusions? Within three days everybody understands that these brothers were jihadists.” <source>
From Bill O’Reilly
O’REILLY: You just said, you just said that radical Islam is not the driving force of terrorism in the world, when that’s an absurd statement. It’s absurd.
AWAD: I think your statement is absurd because you are trying to redefine religion for me. You are trying to define my faith to me.
O’REILLY: No I’m not. I’m telling you that radical Islamists, under the banner of jihad, are causing the most intense terrorism the earth has ever seen and you are denying it. So either you are naïve or I mean, you are just way out of touch. Do you not have a television set?
I’m impressed with such strong oratory on a very touchy issue with the politically-correct zealots who seek to excuse and defend all manner of monsters roaming our fair lands.
The absurdity of Barack Obama wondering aloud about the motivation of the bombers, as if we all didn’t already know, is sickening, but most everything about this presidency is sickening.
Some of my friends-of-friends on Facebook waged a righteous jihad of their own before the bombers’ identities had been revealed last week, castigating anyone who dared to conjecture that he bombers were Muslim Jihadists.
Such blasphemous musings!
Tamerlan was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda <source>
Whoever is surprised ought to really check themselves in for evaluation.