By Clarice Feldman
…And here’s what Obama said in 2012 after the slaughter in Benghazi: “A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well — for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them…. The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
(What does it mean, this phrase: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”, if not an incitement to attack targets like Hedbo?)
Sarah Hoyt nails it:
With your words, your mollycoddling, your excusing of abhorrent deeds, your covering them under the tattered blanket of victims of racism, you prevent a sick, murderous culture from changing. You keep human beings in subjection. And you encourage the murder of innocents for no greater crime than speaking their minds.
But Obama is not alone in papering over the truth. The Hedbo shooters tried to proselytize the woman staffer and shouted in Arabic Allah is greatest .The supermarket hostage taker and murderer Amedy Coulibay told a French TV station that he targeted the four people he murdered because they were Jewish and that he was fighting for an “Islamic State”. The murderers were linked to Al Qaeda and the 19th Arrondisement Group whose members are currently fighting in IS, but Kerry is tonguetied on the subject of the links and Howard Dean has once again joined the ranks of those Islam-splaining….
….Moreover, many of these European jihadis go and have gone to fight with AQ and IS in the Middle East and return home without penalty. Unless and until this practice stops the U.S. ought to reconsider its practice of allowing visitors from the UK, France and Germany — where 1600 of these fighters hold passports — to enter without visas. The UK, France, and Germany should strip them of citizenship and their passports, or we should strip all citizens of those countries of the right to land here without visas.
We ought to consider reducing to the barest minimum and for limited purposes visas from countries which support, encourage or even tolerate Muslim fundamentalism, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Pakistan.
We ought to expel any non-citizens who espouse jihadism and close mosques whose leaders endorse or support it. Incitement to murder is a crime whether it’s inside or outside a mosque. We should speed up the deportation of residents and citizens who have gone abroad to fight with IS and Al Qaeda.
We ought to more closely monitor Moslem worship on our military bases and in our prisons and weed out any Salafists in the ranks of these chaplains. Right now they are breeding grounds for further mayhem.
We ought to require visa and citizenship applicants to swear under oath that they understand and appreciate our laws on free speech, press and religion, and that they will not advocate for the imposition of sharia law.
We ought to jail any parent known to us who has forced their daughter into a marriage abroad or to undergo a clitorectomy.
We ought to ban hijabs in public spaces, and stop tolerating demands for special treatment. How odd is it that bakeries not usually considered public accommodations (for other than racial discrimination) under our laws are compelled to bake gay wedding cakes while Somali-born cab drivers in Minnesota — engaged what is always considered a public accommodation — are exempt from carrying even aid dogs or passengers with liquor?
Just stop it.