By Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), CIR staff writer
Robert Spencer has been revealing the truth about Islam and its murderous minions for many years. The article below, taken by Spencer from the Blaze, reviews Barack Obama’s extraordinary reaction to the murder of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward by a “disgruntled” former work mate.
“Watch What Obama Says About Gun Violence and Terrorism When Asked About WDBJ Shooting,”
by Oliver Darcy, The Blaze, August 26, 2015:
“…In an interview with WPVI-TV, the president reacted to the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old photojournalist Adam Ward.
“It breaks my heart every time you read or hear about these kinds of incidents,” Obama said.
“What we know is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism,” the president added.”
My Opinion: Can the President explain how the number of people killed in this country by firearms, mostly black on black, should be the sudden focus of his concern when there have been 20,000 terrorist attacks worldwide since 9/11? Perhaps his cronies over at Evergreen can massage the numbers, but it would take a total lack of ethics to even make an argument hailing terrorists as somehow suddenly less dangerous, less worthy of our efforts than gang bangers on Chicago’s South side.
One half of firearm deaths in the United States are suicides. Anti-gun liberals are always pleased to suggest that suicide and murder are somehow one and the same. Is the Muslim in Chief claiming that the innocents murdered by his fellow Islamists are actually suicides, given that they are often victims of Islamic suicide merchants? Should we believe the murder of defenseless people at Ft. Hood by a Muslim terrorist are really examples of domestic, “workplace violence” as the president claimed immediately after they occurred? Mr. President, please try another tack. This one is worn out and a lie.
Perhaps the UN can help. After all, Kerry signed the Arms Trade Treaty, didn’t he? But tell the truth now, Mr. President; should you actually attempt to employ United Nations “peacekeepers” for the forcible confiscation of firearms from the American people—you know, as recommended in the Treaty–will you direct the blue-helmeted troops to the South Side of Chicago, or demand they break through the doors of the law abiding, as gun grabbers are so used to doing? You’ve made it clear that al Qaeda will be off limits, not being a dangerous enough group in your opinion.
Criminals are responsible for the overwhelming majority of gun killings in the US, Mr. Obama, not simple gun owners. And yes, they are as dangerous as it gets. But don’t insult the American people with the claim that the dangers posed by gun owners dwarf those posed by Islamic terrorists. You have made phony, anti-gun rights claims since you were first thrust into politics by your Chicago handlers. The American people are no longer buying.