The words “Muslim” and Islamist” hae long been purged from any and all government anti-terrorist training manuals.
Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old U.S. Army major murdered 13 soldiers at Fort Hood while yelling “Allah Akbar” and his act was declared a “work place incident”.
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was located the other day in Jordan. He was not introduced to a drone missile, he was not captured and taken to Guantanamo for interrogation; but, he was captured and taken to New York to stand trial in civilian court where he will be on stage and in the spotlight for the next ten years or so.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, came up with a plan for the State Department give out awards for “Women of Courage” and First Lady, Michelle Obama, decided to join in the act. One who was to receive the award was, Samira Ibrahim. Ms. Samira, an Egyptian woman, was selected because she objected to the Egyptian Army’s “virginity tests”. But, someone exposed some of her tweeting history. Mark Steyn shares them with us:
On the Bulgarian bus driver and Israeli tourists murdered by a suicide bomber last summer:
An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas airport in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. Today is a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news.
Her favorite Hitler quote:
I have discovered with the passage of days, that no act contrary to morality, no crime against society, takes place, except with the Jews having a hand in it. Hitler.
And her reaction to the Cairo mob raising the al-Qaeda flag over the U.S. embassy:
Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.
And, as of yesterday, a convert to Islam, John Brennan, was confirmed to lead America’s Central Intelligence Agency. In May of 2010, Fox News had this to say about Obama’s then Counter Terrorism Advisor:
The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies.
During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.”
He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not “terrorism,” because terrorism is a “tactic,” and not terror, because terror is a “state of mind” — though Brennan’s title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word “terrorism” in it. But then Brennan said that the word “jihad” should not be applied either.
“Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children,” Brennan said.
What could possibly go wrong? And, some people ask me why I call this blog Asylum Watch.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?