Americans should not decide their opinions about the Boston terror attacks until the government decides its own opinion, President Barack Obama told the nation late Friday night.
…when a tragedy like this happens … it’s important that we do this right,” he claimed. “That’s why we have investigations … That’s why we have courts. And that’s why…”
This is justification for the next line.
“…we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people,” Obama insisted.
That wasn’t the case a few days ago when NPR said it was domestic right wing extremists. That wasn’t the case for most of the mainstream media.
The left is more than willing to use terrorist acts to score political points against those they oppose (consider how they supported maniac cop Chris Dorner’s manifesto when it came to gun control, how they accused the communist-quoting leftist who flew into the Austin IRS building of being on the right, and how Palin and the Tea Party was blamed for the schizo in Tuscon, etc.).
There’s never any judgement when it comes to islamic terrorism and jihad – even when there’s overwhelming evidence, and that’s the problem. Jihad on Fort Hood was called “workplace violence”. When a guy yells “Allahu akbar!” and says he’s a Soldier of Allah on his business card, and gives presentations on jihad as a good thing, that might all be what’s known as “clues”.
The issue here isn’t to rush to judgement (like the mainstream media claims that the bombers were white male conservative Tea Partiers), nor to wait for the facts (which today are apparent by the jihadis own statements and online presences), the issue here from the president’s point of view is that Islamic terrorism can’t be called what it is. There are no shortage of islamic terrorist attacks to document it, but there is an ideological component to modern liberal/leftist tolerance that refuses to acknowledge reality. Never judging and never acknowledging good or evil is a key component to how modern liberals think.
The fact is, the Boston marathon bombers were islamic terrorists. There’s no denying reality, but there are people who still try. The White House, in order to deflect blame, has decided to tell the truth slowly to mitigate the damage.
Of course, not all muslims are terrorists, obviously, but they are disproportionately represented because the two things do often go hand-in-hand. When muslim populations around the world are surveyed, they also support terrorism to a disturbingly large degree. And the same is true inside the US.
Within the US, about one of twelve to one in six muslims (depending on subgroup, as seen above) believe suicide bombing is often/sometimes justified. In some other polls, there was a “never” option and a “rarely” option to differentiate between those who do support terrorism, but just so fervently as to say “often” or “sometimes”.
The number of pro-suicide bombing muslims jumps to around 13%. So more than one in eight muslims are ultimately pro-suicide bombing within the US.
The problem is that government for the last few years (or even decades) has chosen never to make a judgement, based on two flawed ideologies. The Bush administration, run by squishy neocons, went to great pains to call Islam the “religion of peace” and not offend the easily offended. The Obama government, run by leftist ideologues, has focused on what they think is the enemy – the domestic right that opposes their leftist changes in government, and their destruction of the Constitution. To the left, which is in power, people like you and me are the enemy because our focus on the American virtues of liberty represents opposition to their fundamentally anti-American worldview. By contrast, islamic ideology to them, as an enemy of traditional US virtues and the West that they view as an “oppressor” in the world, is an ally.
And as you’re reading this on your own time (if you’re not, tell the Major I’d like four cups of tea sent up, please), you’re being introduced to data that goes against the media and party line – so even if you are on the left, you’ll probably find yourself considered a “right-wing extremist” soon enough. Consider what happened to Eric Allen Bell – a leftist filmmaker who used to write for fanatically leftist DailyKos and Michael Moore but ended up doing his own research and had his open-minded sensibilities challenged by reality. He found it’s very hard to be a universal hippy believer in human rights on the left and simultaneously maintain blind lefty support of an ideology that actively oppresses gays and women.
If you take all this into account, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, swims like a duck and flies like a duck, then Obama tells you not to rush to judgement, it could be a giraffe.