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Friday, July 17, 2015

More proof that Obama doesn't get - or willfully ignores - the cause of Islamic terrorism

Some of you might recall that back in February, President Hussein Obama visited the State Department and gave them a lecture about the causes of terrorism.
But Obama doesn't get that [terrorism] is a threat to the West. He thinks it's only a threat to Muslims. He's totally unwilling to act against it.  And ignoring the fact that it has been shown time and time again that terrorists come from all economic classes, he's trying to convince us that if only they could take constant luxury vacations like he and Mooch do, these Muslims wouldn't be terrorists anymore.

Third, we must address the grievances that terrorists exploit, including economic grievances.  As I said yesterday, poverty alone does not cause a person to become a terrorist, any more than poverty alone causes someone to become a criminal.  There are millions, billions of people who are poor and are law-abiding and peaceful and tolerant, and are trying to advance their lives and the opportunities for their families. 
But when people -- especially young people -- feel entirely trapped in impoverished communities, where there is no order and no path for advancement, where there are no educational opportunities, where there are no ways to support families, and no escape from injustice and the humiliations of corruption -- that feeds instability and disorder, and makes those communities ripe for extremist recruitment.  And we have seen that across the Middle East and we've seen it across North Africa.  So if we’re serious about countering violent extremism, we have to get serious about confronting these economic grievances.
As I am sure most of you have heard, a 24-year old named Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez (hint: not a Methodist, an Amish or a Jew) murdered four Marines and wounded three others at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Yes, Mohammad was a Muslim, and no, he was not poor (Hat Tip: Memeorandum). (Headline: Chattanooga gunman came from a middle-class Muslim family)
The gunman who targeted U.S. military service members in a late-morning shooting Thursday in Tennessee was a 24-year-old electrical engineer who had grown up in Chattanooga as part of a conservative Muslim family.
Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait but moved with his family to the United States as an infant after the start of the Persian Gulf War and became a U.S. citizen, according to accounts given by friends and one of his sisters.
He attended Red Bank High School, just outside Chattanooga, north of the Tennessee River. His senior yearbook entry featured two photographs of him — cleanshaven with close-cropped hair — alongside a prophetic quotation: “My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?”
His parents were apparently quite conservative Muslim. One sister apparently ran away to avoid an 'arranged' marriage. Read the whole thing.

Yes, I know - it's just one incident. But we have seen throughout the world over the last 25 years that the overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks have one thing in common: Muslim perpetrators. There is only one cause of terrorism and it's not economic status: It's Islam. The trick is figuring out why some of them - somehow - manage to avoid it. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all (or nearly all) terrorists are Muslims. That's reality.

But President Hussein Obama doesn't want you to know that. He is an Islamophile and he does not want you to think badly of, or defend yourself against, his friends.

What could go wrong?

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