Jan. 12, 2015

Administration Continues Defining Islam

On Sunday, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Attorney General Eric Holder, “Is the U.S. at war with radical Islam?” Holder replied, “Well, I certainly think that we are at war with those who would commit terrorist attacks and who would corrupt the Islamic faith in the way that they do, to try to justify their terrorist actions.” The administration always tries to define Islamic faith as “peaceful,” seeking to separate jihadis from “legitimate” Islam. But either way, Holder says, we’re winning. “[W]e have decimated core al-Qaida,” he said, repeating a tired refrain, “and I think we have decreased if not eliminated their ability to do the kinds of things that they did on September the 11th.” He then pointed again to “lone wolf” attacks as the future. He’s probably correct that the types of attack we’ve seen in Paris, Australia and Canada, as well as Fort Hood and Boston, are indeed the future – as opposed to flying airliners into buildings – but that doesn’t mean these jihadis are “lone wolves.” On the contrary, they are united by radical Islam. On a final note, the Obama administration couldn’t even be bothered to acknowledge our oldest ally, France, by sending a representative to the weekend rally in Paris – and Holder was in Paris for an anti-“violent extremism” summit. So they coddle enemies and snub allies. Par for the course.

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