Non-Muslims may be worried and afraid because of jihad terror, but that doesn’t bother the President: he is busy fostering the Islamic supremacist victimhood narrative so indefatigably furthered by groups like the Hamas-linked terror org CAIR.
Comments interspersed below. “President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism,” by Barack Obama, Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2015:
…In the face of this challenge, we must stand united internationally and here at home. We know that military force alone cannot solve this problem. Nor can we simply take out terrorists who kill innocent civilians. We also have to confront the violent extremists — the propagandists, recruiters and enablers — who may not directly engage in terrorist acts themselves, but who radicalize, recruit and incite others to do so.
Hollow verbiage. He cannot and will not take on the “propagandists, recruiters and enablers,” because he refuses to speak honestly about how and on what basis they propagandize, recruit, and enable.
This week, we’ll take an important step forward as governments, civil society groups and community leaders from more than 60 nations gather in Washington for a global summit on countering violent extremism. Our focus will be on empowering local communities.
Groups like al Qaeda and ISIL promote a twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims. The world must continue to lift up the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who teach the true peaceful nature of Islam. We can echo the testimonies of former extremists who know how terrorists betray Islam. We can help Muslim entrepreneurs and youths work with the private sector to develop social media tools to counter extremist narratives on the Internet.
Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.
This is his unquestioned and unquestionable dogma. He refuses to acknowledge that jihadis gain recruits among peaceful Muslims by presenting themselves as the authentic exponents of Islam, and citing the Qur’an and Sunnah to make their case. He is placing his trust, and the security of the United States and the West, on this “overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims,” despite the fact that we never, ever see them doing anything to stop the jihadis, and the fact that there are no programs in any mosque anywhere to teach against the understanding of Islam represented by al Qaeda and the Islamic State, and the fact that in recent weeks we saw hundreds of thousands of Muslims around the world protesting against cartoons of Muhammad, but nary a single Muslim demonstration anywhere in favor of the freedom of speech. This overwhelming majority of Muslims on which Obama is betting our future condemns the Islamic State, but isn’t doing anything to stop it.
We know from experience that the best way to protect people, especially young people, from falling into the grip of violent extremists is the support of their family, friends, teachers and faith leaders. At this week’s summit, community leaders from Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Boston will highlight innovative partnerships in their cities that are helping empower communities to protect their loved ones from extremist ideologies.
More broadly, groups like al Qaeda and ISIL exploit the anger that festers when people feel that injustice and corruption leave them with no chance of improving their lives. The world has to offer today’s youth something better.
Here again we see the idiotic assumption that if we give a jihadi a job at McDonald’s he will lay down his rifle and give up his noble jihad for the sake of Allah. This just means that more American taxpayer billions will be sent to Muslim countries, and like the billions that have gone before them, do nothing to end jihad terror.
Governments that deny human rights play into the hands of extremists who claim that violence is the only way to achieve change. Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies. Those efforts must be matched by economic, educational and entrepreneurial development so people have hope for a life of dignity.
Exactly what legitimate grievances does the Islamic State have, and what concessions does Obama propose to make to it in order to redress them?
Finally — with al Qaeda and ISIL peddling the lie that the United States is at war with Islam — all of us have a role to play by upholding the pluralistic values that define us as Americans. This week, we’ll be joined by people of many faiths, including Muslim Americans who make extraordinary contributions to our country every day. It’s a reminder that America is successful because we welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.
They say that Islam is at war with the United States. In response, Obama is saying it isn’t. Very well. But what steps is he taking to make sure that no Muslims in the United States believe themselves to be part of this war? Any at all?
That pluralism has at times been threatened by hateful ideologies and individuals from various religions. We’ve seen tragic killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012 and at a Jewish community center in Kansas last year.
We do not yet know why three young people, who were Muslim Americans, were brutally killed in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Yes we do. It’s just that the answer is inconvenient for Obama and doesn’t suit his agenda, or that of Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S.
But we know that many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid.
What about the non-Muslims worried and afraid about jihad terror attacks? Do they count at all?
Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must continue to stand united with a community in mourning and insist that no one should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.
Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds. With this week’s summit, we’ll show once more that — unlike terrorists who only offer misery and death — it is our free societies and diverse communities that offer the true path to opportunity, justice and dignity.
We’ve been trying to win hearts and minds for years in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a failed approach. It will fail yet again.