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Paris Attack Just a Random Shooting, Says Obama

Feb. 10, 2015

Not only does Barack Obama refuse to admit that ISIL and its ilk are driven by Islamic ideology, he can’t even say that the group has a hit list. After an Islamic militant captured shoppers in a Jewish market in Paris, killing four Jews, Obama basically likened it to a group of gangsters roughing up Katz Deli in New York City. In an interview with Vox, Obama said, “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris. … It is right and appropriate for us to be vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that – the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.” But combatting Islamic extremism isn’t the same as keeping the peace as the Italian Mafia and Russian thugs battle over who gets to collect trash and distribute cocaine. Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer asserted, “The reason [Obama] doesn’t have a strategy [to fight radical Islam] is because he thinks there is no need for a strategy because it is random violence.” Either Obama is deluding himself, or he has brought political obfuscation to the next level. More…

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