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June 20, 2016

Guns or Terrorists?

Obama continues to hide his own malfeasance.

“We are and we will keep doing everything in our power to stop these kinds of attacks, and to ultimately destroy ISIL,” Barack Obama said in his weekly address. But the complete disconnect from Islamist terror still dominates his rhetoric and policy. “Being tough on terrorism, particularly the sorts of homegrown terrorism that we’ve seen now in Orlando and San Bernardino, means making it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on assault weapons that are capable of killing dozens of innocents as quickly as possible.” It wasn’t “homegrown,” it was Islamic State-inspired — a fact that would have been evident had he not neglected to mention six other Islamic terror attacks on his watch.

He also reiterated his new favorite term, “weapons of war,” and lamented as “unconscionable” their legality in schools and movie theaters. Uh, where? Those places ban weapons of all types — with signs, even!

The truly lamentable fact is that he not only has failed to do “everything in his power” to stop attacks by Islamist radicals he won’t name, but he has actively created a disaster in the Middle East through his reckless policies. And then he has the gall to blame constitutionally protected “weapons of war,” a fully loaded term meant to scare the public.

In very related news, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the administration will release transcripts of Omar Mateen’s phone calls — edited to remove all references to the Islamic State and its proclaimed caliph. Lynch says this is “to avoid re-victimizing those people that went through this horror,” but let’s be serious — this administration is steadfast in its denial of the real problem, and even more so its own role in creating it. After all, this comes just days after news that Obama’s DHS removed the words jihad, sharia and takfir from the intelligence lexicon, as if using the words is the problem.

The result of this leftist, politically correct narrative is plain. As our own Arnold Ahlert writes, “Despite the reality that Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen professed allegiance to the Islamic State and posted religious rantings on Facebook during the atrocity, 60% of self-identified Democrats characterized the attack as gun violence, compared to only 29% who viewed it as Islamic terrorism, according to a Gallup poll.” Ignorance is bliss — until it gets people killed.

> Update: The redacted transcript of Omar Mateen’s 911 call, as released by the FBI:

> Orlando Police Dispatcher (OD), Shooter (OM)

> OD: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.

> OM: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]

> OD: What?

> OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

> OD: What’s your name?

> OM: My name is I pledge allegiance to [omitted].

> OD Ok, what’s your name?

> OM: I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic] on behalf of [omitted].

> OD: Alright, where are you at?

> OM: In Orlando.

> OD: Where in Orlando?

> [End of call.]

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