America Denies and Attempts to Diminish Acts of Radical Islamic Terrorism at Our Own Peril

The ISIS inspired massacre that took place at Pulse (a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida) last Sunday morning was not just an attack on the LBGT community and the City of Orlando; it was a strike at the very heart and soul of our nation and everything America holds dear. So it’s vitally important that we recognize the significance of this moment in time because our failure to openly acknowledge and address the real cause of Omar Mateen’s cold blooded slaughter of so many people will lead to the destruction of our country as we know it; which is the stated goal of the radical Islamic ideology now insidiously infecting our land and flourishing in America and abroad.

As I’ve watched the coverage of this horrific event since early Sunday morning, my emotions have been all over the place. I’ve cried over and over again as I heard about totally defenseless people being shot down and stalked by a ruthless murderer like caged animals as they desperately sought safety in various hiding places and as their loved ones shared details about them and their lives. I’ve listened incredulously as I heard FBI agents and others repeatedly urge us to “say something” if we “see something” and further assured us that if we do, they will “do something”…as they told us how they repeatedly failed to “do something” despite numerous people seeing something and saying something about Omar Mateen. I’ve been angry as the usual cast of characters began beating the all too familiar drum beat for gun control while the yet unidentified victims’ bodies still lay on the floor at Pulse and at the hospital and their family and friends were still awaiting news of their fate. But most disturbing of all, I’ve watched in total disbelief as the news media, Democrat political leaders and others try to divert attention from the most significant issue at hand and throw out all sorts of decoy diversionary issues in an effort to deflect our focus, anger and natural desire to prevent similar incidents in the future.

First, by Sunday afternoon, various news outlets and the President of the United States were floating the “hate crime” mantra; despite the lead FBI agent on scene having acknowledged early that morning that they knew the terrorist had leanings to radical Islamic ideology. And even though the public didn’t know it at the time, the news media and President Obama were very much aware that in the midst of his murderous rampage, Mateen called 911 and a television news room to declare his allegiance to ISIS. But just as with the radical Islamist’s massacre at Fort Hood (still officially classified as “work place violence” in spite of clear and convincing evidence that it was an act of radical Islamic terrorism), for some inexplicable reason, many in the news media and virtually all Democrat leaders in this country persistently deny and attempt to cover up what’s obvious to anyone who has ears to hear and eyes to see the truth. Maniacal radical Islamic terrorist groups have openly declared war on the United States of America and are actively engaged in efforts to overthrow our form of government, as revealed here and in this article about Muslim enclaves in the USA, which was written almost six years ago. And on Monday night, Lou Dobbs even referred to President Obama’s persistent and deliberate efforts to hide or diminish anything concerning radical Islamic terrorism as “psy-ops…psychological operations”. One of the most incredible and recent examples of that was when the White House actually removed the words “Islamic terrorism” from the official press video/audio release of the statement made by French President François Hollande when he was discussing the global terror threat with President Obama at a Nuclear Security Summit. For even more evidence of how the Obama administration willingly puts the lives of countless Americans at risk to “protect” the rights of non-American Muslims, read this report of how information about hundreds of Muslim terrorists were scrubbed from the Department of Homeland Security’s database, and then how mere days before the terrorist attack at Pulse, DHS released guidelines forbidding the use of the words “jihad” and “Sharia,” along with other terms considered “too disrespectful.” If Americans don’t start asking why their president, his entire administration, virtually all Democrat leaders and many in the news media deliberately deceive and mislead us AND come up with the right answer, the outcome will not be good.

Of course, it didn’t even take twelve hours before gun control proponents, including President Obama, began deflecting focus from the danger we face from radical Islamic terrorism to gun control. And while it’s entirely reasonable to question how someone on the FBI’s terrorist “watch list” could so easily buy a gun, the media usually fails to report that Mateen was NOT on ANYONE’S radar or on a terror watch list when he bought the guns he used. So the question the news media and Democrats should be asking is why Omar Mateen wasn’t on a terror watch list after so many concerns were raised with the FBI regarding his radical Islamic leanings and connections; the same questions that should have been raised and answered regarding the Boston bombers and the killers in San Bernardino. Presumably, if someone is on a terror watch list, they’re also on the “no fly list,” so legitimate concerns regarding their ability to buy guns should be addressed by Congress as long as due process is made available to anyone wrongly placed on such lists. However, in light of the rampant abuse of power and the utter incompetence exhibited by the current administration on so many levels, concerns that legislative changes might lead to further abuses and be expanded or interpreted to further restrict gun ownership are reasonable; which is why many people so strongly oppose any changes to current federal gun laws. Gun control proponents have also repeatedly referred to the long gun Omar Mateen used to kill and injure the Pulse victims as an “assault rifle” or an “assault weapon” even though an AR-15 is not normally considered an assault rifle because it’s not an automatic weapon like a machine gun–meaning pulling the trigger is required for every shot fired. The irony of the liberal left’s predictable reaction is that it always sends Americans out in droves to purchase firearms and ammunition, and this won’t be an exception. So despite their best efforts, Radical Islamic terrorist attacks like the one at Pulse in Orlando Sunday morning and Monday night’s unspeakable live streamed slaughter of a French policeman and his wife, along with the feckless response and dismissive attitude of President Obama and his entire administration when it comes to the clear and present danger radical Islamic terrorism poses to ALL Americans, speak louder and more powerfully than their misleading and deceptive words. Not only that, even more carnage would have taken place at the nightclub in Orlando if instead of going into Pulse with guns, Omar Mateen was in fact wearing a suicide vest and had placed other explosives to go off once first responders arrived on the scene as initially feared. So the real issue we all must face and address in response to these repeated massacres is not guns; it’s the darkened, troubled souls of young people who have no sense of value or encouragement to excel in our self-destructive politically correct, morally and ethically bankrupt society paired with the radical religious ideology that drives one human being to commit such horrible atrocities against fellow human beings.

Nonetheless, the news media is dutifully falling into line with attempts to deflect America’s attention from radical Islamic terrorism as the sole cause for the slaughter at Pulse by questioning the mental health and stability of Omar Mateen and have virtually eliminated any reference to ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism from their coverage. In his speech Tuesday, President Obama referred to him as “angry”…“unstable”…”disturbed” and “radicalized” by what he saw on the internet and went to great lengths to disavow any contact/connection the man had with other radical Islamists. But on Sean Hannity’s radio and TV programs Tuesday, Philip Haney, a former DHS employee and whistle blower who helped establish DHS from its inception, stated that it would have been possible to prevent the terrorist attacks at San Bernardino and in Orlando if information on hundreds of potential terrorists had not been deleted; which he said would have “connected the dots” and revealed known radical Islamic terrorist links to the mosques attended by both the shooters in San Bernardino and Orlando. His claim seems quite credible considering that a friend and neighbor of the San Bernardino shooter was arrested for participating and planning similar terrorist attacks and that a young man who attended the same mosque in Fort Pierce as Omar Mateen actually went to Syria and was the first American suicide bomber. Can anyone really dismiss that as mere coincidence? I certainly hope not, which is why I urge everyone to read how President Obama’s refugee plan is literally making America a more Islamic nation, as well as how his administration vigorously supported known radical Islamic organizations and actually worked to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and elect a Muslim Brotherhood leader as Egypt’s president.

Something else I’ve observed in the past few days that I haven’t heard anyone else mention is that when Omar Mateen called 911 and a local television news room to declare his allegiance to ISIS, in addition to posting many Islamic State (Isis) rants and threats on multiple Facebook accounts he owned during the standoff with police, he obviously wanted to make sure his ISIS inspired terrorist rampage wouldn’t be swept aside as anything else. Additionally, he intentionally let a number of witnesses live to repeat what they heard when he made up to sixteen calls, and to further insure that there’d be no confusion, his wife was left behind to confirm his intentions and her role in his plan. While he likely knew an attack on a gay nightclub would initially be labeled as a “hate crime,” he also knew that wouldn’t hold water once the world learned that he had been active in the gay community for the past three years. And despite President Obama’s misguided view that not calling radical Islamic terrorists what they are (which he says denies them the recognition they seek) will deter and even defeat them, the exact opposite is obviously true because it just makes them more determined to make their existence known, as well as their responsibility for the unspeakable and inhumane acts they commit in the name of Islam, which is the religion they “identify” with. So it’s incredibly ironic that while President Obama orders/blackmails schools and other federally funded facilities and organizations to allow everyone to use whatever bathroom, locker room or shower they want based solely on how they “identify” or “feel” regarding their sexual orientation on any given day, he vehemently rails against the rights of others to profess and act in the name of whatever religion they might choose to “identify” with on certain days! So it’s really beyond belief that despite the mounting evidence that Omar Mateen was at least loosely affiliated and perhaps directly connected to ISIS, leaders in our government and many in the news media are practically standing on their heads to keep the American people in the dark, and it’s time for us to ask why.

Then our “Apologizer in Chief” took to the POTUS podium again Tuesday and as he did just hours before the horrendous attacks in Paris last November, he feebly attempted to proclaim and defend his feckless efforts in fighting “ISIL” as a success; he won’t even call them what they call themselves…how much more evidence of him living in denial do we need! Unfortunately, the deaths of those in Paris, San Bernardino, Belgium, Orlando and in many other places where President Obama won’t even acknowledge acts of radical Islamic terrorism have taken place tell a different story. And as we’ve all grown way too familiar with, President Obama once again displayed more passion and fire while defending his beloved religion of Islam than he’s ever displayed regarding any other topic; although passing more restrictive gun control legislation might be a close second. Sadly, as Donald Trump pointed out later in the day, our president appears to be angrier at him than at the radical Islamic terrorist who killed and seriously injured over one hundred men and women in the name of radical Islam! So at a time when our country really needed and looked to our president to be a leader, President Obama was pathetically peevish, petulant and defensive; not to mention obviously thin skinned as he attempted to “move the ball” by once again employing his well-practiced diversionary strawman tactics since he knows full well that virtually no one blames ALL Muslims for the acts of those who are clearly extreme and radical in their view of Islam. Isn’t that the point of describing them as “radical Islamic terrorist?” Of course it is, and the president knows that, which is why it’s so difficult to understand his obvious aversion and inability to call them what they are. Furthermore, no one has questioned the military’s understanding of who the enemy is even though we reasonably question his. And no one has ever suggested that radical Islamic terrorism will be defeated just by calling it what it is, which everyone listening to President Obama Tuesday knows. So a big problem for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election is that it doesn’t matter what our religion is, what color we are, whether we’re rich or poor, gay or straight, male or female, Republican or Democrat…NONE of that will matter if we’re dead or our country is under the control of Islamists enforcing Sharia law. That’s why I sincerely hope and pray that the majority of American people are smart enough to get that; especially since the Obama administration just announced that they’re “speeding up” the process to bring even more Syrian refugees into our country despite many in his administration testifying that it’s not possible to properly “vet” them. In fact, four hundred and forty-one Syrian refugees have been admitted into the United States since the massacre in Orlando Sunday morning; so it’s no wonder Omar Mateen’s last message to America on Facebook right before his death was a warning that there will be more ISIS attacks in the USA in the coming days.

Another observation I made as I watched news coverage of the terrorist attack in the nightclub in Orlando throughout the day Sunday was that many in the gay community, and possibly many others were likely hearing for the first time on one broadcast after another that “homosexuals” are thrown off the top of tall buildings, beheaded or burned alive by ISIS and other radical Islamists. Something that’s always baffled me about the Obama presidency and support for his policies is his ability to convey genuine concern and interest in issues concerning the LBGT community and women despite the likelihood that his policies will lead them to a very bad end. He’s very deliberately and methodically increased the Muslim population in the United States via immigration from countries with well documented infiltration of the refugee population by ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists; while at the same time stripping much needed defensive equipment from police departments throughout the country. He has virtually bankrupted us (causing our credit rating to be lowered for the first time in our nation’s history), severely and dangerously weakened our military and economy, fostered racial and political division and animosity and headed up the most dishonest and incompetent administration the United States of America has ever seen. And all of that together makes us much more likely to succumb to the goals and desire of a majority of an ever increasing Muslim population in the United States to replace our Constitution with Sharia law, as indicated here. If that happens, here’s a little of what gays and lesbians could expect, and here’s what women would be subjected to under Sharia law. I think President Obama lost his “cool” in his speech Tuesday because Donald Trump is successfully challenging the idea that he’s really looking out for the LBGT community and women; after all, how can anyone who’s looking out for the best interest of women, gays and lesbians so aggressively defend and push for bringing significantly greater numbers of Muslims who strongly support and adhere to Sharia law into the country? So President Obama faces a real dilemma now since he’ll have to abandon or “moderate” his inexplicable allegiance to Islam for the sake of protecting his legacy through the election of Hillary Clinton or forsake the LBGT community and women in order to defend, protect and promote the religion of Islam and all that entails. And just as with President Obama, I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Hillary Clinton criticize those who help fund known radical Islamic countries the other day when she has such close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and has been personally enriched by contributions to her, her husband and the Clinton Foundation from those very same countries…despite the slaughter of gays and lesbians and the oppressive and brutal treatment of women in their countries! Not only that, she wants to drastically increase immigration from those very countries too…what hypocrisy. In one of the primary debates, she said she will increase the number of Syrian refugees coming into our country from ten thousand to sixty-five thousand, and her current plans would ultimately increase Muslim immigration to over one hundred and eighty thousand per year. Additionally, in a disgraceful display of political theatre Tuesday, Democrats in the House of Representatives refused to honor those killed in Orlando by observing a moment of silence (all for the sake of gun control legislation that wouldn’t have made a dime’s worth of difference to the Pulse, San Bernardino or Sandy Hook victims), which I couldn’t believe! So the Democrats’ utter failure to “get” where the majority of Americans are politically speaking, particularly in terms of immigration, is nothing short of astounding…and some Republican leaders aren’t doing much better.

May God open our eyes and unite our land against our common enemy instead of each other because a nation that refuses to see the truth and divided against itself will not stand!

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