Immediately following the Islamic terrorist attack on the British Houses of Parliament, Muslim Mayor of London Sadiq Khan told British citizens that Islamic terrorism was “part and parcel” of living in a big city.His sentiments were soon echoed by member of the Lord Digby Jones. “You’re safer in London than you’ve ever been,” Jones declared, adding, “If this turns out to be an act of Islamic terrorism, I think the fact that the man is a Muslim is utterly and completely irrelevant.”
As it happens, statements similar to those of Jones and Khan — representing the dangerously defeatist mindset pervasive in Western culture where it concerns Islam– were made by Barack Hussein Obama. We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever … we absorbed it and we are stronger.
The visible and offensive tendency to sanitize acts of Islamic terrorism and portray the atrocities committed by jihadis as issues of “law and order,” rather than wanton acts of war by an invading force, characterized by Jihadist sympathizer Obama. Like the Muslim mayor of London, Obama ostensibly wanted Americans to accept Islamic terrorism as the “new normal,” and in some cases, he elevated the attackers.
Remember, that Obama is a man who once told the NYT that the call to prayer is the “prettiest sound on Earth,” proposed giving Osama Bin Laden a trial, and his last week in office, released high risk terrorists from Gitmo.
Obama didn’t just accept the “new normal” now on display in London. He helped create it.
Remember when Omar Mateen shot up a nightclub in the name of ISIS, Obama told Americans “we” were to blame, and that Mateen was a victim of “gun culture” and also likely confused about his sexuality.
Or when San Bernardino occurred, we were told the shooters’ motivations were unclear.
Or when Fort Hood occurred, and Nidal Malik Hassan gunned down our unarmed military police (disarmed by Bill Clinton in the ’90s) while shouting “allahu akhbar!” we were told it was “workplace violence” and that any subsequent investigation was tantamount to “political theater.”
The “audacity” and “stupidity” doesn’t end there. During his farewell address, Obama spent thirty minutes telling a cherry-picked audience of salivating super-fans that there were no terrorist attacks while he was president (a bald faced lie). The delusional ‘oohs’ and ‘aaahs’ were eerily similar to the fact-starved fanatics seen in footage of the Nuremburg rallies or May Day parades in Red Square. Obama then explained that the bloodbaths of Fort Hood, San Bernadino, and Orlando (the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history) were examples of “radicalization” — not terrorism.
Now sadly we see British Prime Minister May say it is “wrong” to describe the terror attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament on Wednesday as “Islamic terrorism”. And just what should these and other Jihadist acts of terrorism be called; misguided school yard pranks? Probably not because those who commit school yard pranks get suspended, not excused and justified.