DHS Secretary: Administration ‘Should Give Voice To Plight Of Muslims Living In This Country’

Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is urging those in government and the administration – amidst the turmoil, persecution, and slaughtering of thousands in the Middle East at the hands of Islamic radicals – to focus on the “plight of Muslims living in this country” and the “discrimination they face.”

“I personally committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face,” Johnson said at the Countering Violent Extremism summit. “And the fact that there are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and that the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood.”

h/t: Clash Daily

What do you think? Is the plight of the Muslims here greater than the plight of those suffering in the Middle East? 

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BUSTED: Despite His ‘Refusal,’ Here’s How Two-Faced Obama Repeatedly Calls Terrorists ‘Islamic’

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I am puzzled. I don’t understand why so many people keep claiming that President Obama refuses to say that terrorists slaughtering their way through the Middle East are Islamic radicals.

By his own words — by his own description of a main terror threat in Iraq, Syria, and Libya — Obama has repeatedly and emphatically identified the bloody butchers as Islamic. In fact, the president makes a point of using a specific term for the terrorists that’s preferred by those in his administration — ISIL.

What does the acronym ISIL stand for? The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. It’s a group of radical, brutal, barbaric Islamists whose stated intent is to form a caliphate.

And while Obama pretends out of one side of his mouth not to call the terror fighters Islamic, out of the other side he clearly and consistently refers to them as ISIL — Islamic.

As he has done many times over the last few months, President Obama just this past week used the term ISIL — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — to describe the militants in the Middle East. While claiming he would not give those terrorists “legitimacy” by associating them with Islam, he did that very thing…time and again.

Daily Kos noted the president’s words at the workshop-and-seminar-driven White House Summit on “Violent Extremism”:

…we are here at this summit because of the urgent threat from groups like al Qaeda and ISIL….Al Qaeda and ISIL and groups like it are desperate for legitimacy.

In that same Daily Kos article, author Ian Reifowitz twisted himself into awkward contortions trying to defend Obama’s message confusion that some could argue reflects the president’s obvious lack of moral clarity as well as his ideological ambiguity when it comes to identifying a dangerous enemy of Western civilization.

“Can anyone reading or listening to these remarks truthfully claim that President Obama is denying a connection between ISIL and Islam, or that he doesn’t understand the nature of the conflict?” wrote Reiowitz. He then went on to say:

So is the president right to refuse to describe ISIL and al Qaida as Islamic or even Islamist—even though that’s what they are?

Is he right to reject the use of any form of the word Islamic or Muslim to characterize them? You betcha.

Again, I am puzzled. Is this Daily Kos apologist for Obama’s lack of logic and manifest crisis of identity when it comes to naming the enemy trying to say that the president is right in denying the truth? Sounds as though he is, indeed.

I guess that would make Barack Obama a “denier” — the dreaded label that so many liberals try to pin on conservatives when it comes to such issues as climate change and charges of racism in America.

When it comes to the left’s denial of facts, here again I must admit my puzzlement. The leading leftist voices in the administration — from Obama to Biden to Kerry to DHS Secretary Johnson — are constantly denying that what ISIL leaders say is really what they mean.

No matter how often or how forcefully Islamist militants declare they are inspired by and acting in accordance with the basic principles of Islam, the top non-Muslim administration officials — presumably, though, Islamic scholars of some note — say those terrorists don’t know what they’re talking about.

Naturally, Twitter users have weighed in with some noteworthy observations:
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Scandals Revealed: Neil Cavuto Admits It’s All Fox News’ Fault

Neil Cavuto

Fox News host Neil Cavuto, on his show Your World, jumped on the Obama Administration for their fondness of only criticizing Fox News. According to Cavuto, Obama’s administration ritually despises Fox News and makes a point to say so to the media.

He then launched into a sarcastic tirade on the administration’s claim that Fox would have nothing to talk about if they weren’t perpetuating potentially damning information.

“Pick a crisis, any crisis, you name it. Fox News is behind it,” Cavuto said. “Worse yet, Fox News created it. And I’m here to admit the White House ain’t telling you the half of it. How clever we are, how devious we are. If only I had known that you had known.”

Cavuto spilled the beans on everything and cited Fox News as the culprit “every time.” He joked that the cold weather, the measles outbreak, natural disasters, and even the JFK assassination was Fox News’ fault.

He even blamed the sinking of the Titanic on his employer because the captain of the ship resembles Rupert Murdoch.

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Fox News

“So Rupert Murdoch with a beard, don’t you think?” Cavuto joked.

h/t: Newsbusters

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The ‘Jobs For Jihad Delinquents’ Program

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At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists.

Just kidding. It’s actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money.

Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators, and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to “invest” in unnamed immigrant “communities” vulnerable to unnamed extremism. Some of the most generous welfare states on the planet have suffered horrific jihad attacks this year. Liberal Denmark’s soft-on-jihad rehab program has been a disaster. But that hasn’t stopped State Department spokes-babbler Marie Harf from mewling incessantly about “combating poverty” to combat ISIS.

Vice President Joe Biden opened the convention of jihad-coddlers on Tuesday by emphasizing the need for “respect” (cha-ching) and “a sense of community.” White House senior aides spoke generically about terrorists of “all shapes and sizes,” as they studiously avoided the precise nature and identity of the perpetrators of evil that precipitated the meeting.

Screw that.

Muslim jihadists chopped off the heads of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya this weekend.

Muslim jihadists launched deadly shooting sprees in Copenhagen at a cartoonists free-speech event and a synagogue.

Muslim jihadists murdered Jews at a kosher deli in Paris and slaughtered the entire staff of Charlie Hebdo over their drawings.

Muslim jihadists caged and burned alive Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

Muslim jihadists threw gays off of buildings in Iraq.

Muslim jihadists beheaded journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, humanitarian workers Alan Henning and Peter Kassig, and Japanese nationals Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto Jogo.

Muslim jihadists have kidnapped and slaughtered thousands of innocent men, women, and children in Nigeria.

The solution, the Obama administration wants 60 nations to D.C. to learn, is a super-sized community organizing campaign. It’s Jobs for Jihad Delinquents!
No, this is not a “Saturday Night Live” anniversary skit.

Politically correct public officials from L.A., Boston, and Minnesota are holding seminars on their “outreach” efforts to disaffected yoots as shining counterterrorism models. In Minneapolis, where al-Shabaab recruiters have metastasized, the U.S. attorney has bought into Muslim grievance-mongers’ complaints that “immigrant youngsters remain marginalized, without access to adequate education, employment and other opportunities.”

Social justice warriors are united: Less “marginalization.” More midnight basketball.

What a bloody crock. States like Minnesota and Maine have bent over backward to resettle thousands upon thousands of Somali refugees — putting their demands for halal food freebies, taxpayer-funded footbaths, and “cultural sensitivity” over the safety and well-being of native-born citizens and taxpayers struggling to make ends meet.

While grandmothers and disabled soldiers and breast-feeding moms must submit to invasive TSA screening, Muslim leaders in Minneapolis have the feds groveling in apology over increased scrutiny of some Somalis. I mean, it’s not like dozens of young male members of their “community” are flying off to the Horn of Africa and the Middle East to take up arms for jihad after benefiting from America’s blind generosity. Oh, wait. They are.

The persistent leftwing myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist is absolute madness. How many times do we have to remind the clueless kumbaya crowd that al-Qaida mastermind Ayman al-Zawahiri had a medical degree, as did Hamas bigwig Abdel al-Rantisi and the seven upper-crust doctors who helped plan the 2007 London/Glasgow bombings?

Or that al-Qaida scientist Aafia Siddiqui studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology at Brandeis. Terror architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed earned a mechanical engineering degree at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 9/11 lead hijacker Mohamed Atta majored in urban planning at a German technical university.

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh attended the London School of Economics before abducting and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl. And Osama bin Laden and Sayyid Qutb (Colorado State Teachers College) had plenty of exposure to wealth and Western studies.

The “root cause” of their evildoing is not a lack of employment, education, community centers, iftar dinners at the White House, or publicly funded “opportunities.” When will these fools in high office learn that you can’t bribe these adherents of Stone Age ideology to behave? They don’t want jobs. They want blood. Revenge. Islamist dominance. Ruthless extermination of Jews, gays, Coptic Christians, Christian aid workers, cartoonists, journalists, apostates, and infidels of all shapes and sizes.

The M****m j*******s are not victims of Islamophobic intolerance and Western callousness. We are the victims of our own leaders’ bleeding-heart overindulgence and reckless refusal to deal with reality.

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Star Parker: Obama Committed ‘Verbal Rape’ At National Prayer Breakfast

Star Parker

Last week, President Obama poked the bear at the National Prayer Breakfast by invoking the Christian Crusades. He asked Americans not to get on their “high horse” because terrorism is not “unique” to one religion.

Many have come out and publicly criticized the president and his “high horse” comments; the latest to do so is conservative author, columnist, and activist Star Parker, who joined Sean Hannity on Fox News last night.

She called his comments “verbal rape” because they “pulled the air out of the room,” while “130 different countries” were present and there to unify.

“Let me put it in context then because I was in that room. It was, frankly, verbal rape,” Parker said to Hannity. “We were not expecting it, nobody wanted it. It was horrible to sit through and after it was over, we all felt like crap. Verbal rape is what it was.”

She concluded by saying Obama was trying to “disrupt” everyone there who were trying to unify.

“What he did was said, ‘Don’t ever forget the past guys, keep doing what you’re doing over there in the Middle East,’” she concluded. “That’s what his message was.”

h/t: Gateway Pundit

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