I’m not making this up:
WASHINGTON — The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won’t focus on Islamic extremism and won’t even mention the term.
“You can call them what you want; we’re calling them terrorists,” a senior Obama administration official said Monday.
The determination not to mention Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
I can’t understand why Obama and his fellow travelers in the White House go out of their way to deny reality: That Islamic extremism is in fact Islamic extremism. Obama’s all about politics and I can’t see what political advantage he thinks he’ll achieve for himself or his Democrat Party by ISIS’s continued humiliation of a civilized world supposedly led by the United States of America with him as its leader. Is he afraid of making Islamist terrorists more upset with us? Or is he really this dumb? Obama’s opinion of whether or not ISIS represents true Islam is irrelevant. ISIS believes they do, and I find it highly unlikely they’ll consult Obama for theological guidance.
At today’s “summit”, the central focus will be on using social media to deal with extremism. (But not Islamic extremism, naturally.) Social media? Are we going to combat immolation and beheading with sternly worded tweets? On what planet does this even make sense, and what self-respecting person would want to attend such a farce? Obama has no idea what we’re up against. He could educate himself by reading this excellent essay by Graeme Wood, although it would appear he lacks the intellectual curiosity to educate himself on this and any topic that doesn’t fit neatly into his cloistered world view. It’s easy to say that we only have to endure 23 more months of this guy’s spectacular incompetence, but a lot can happen in that time. The next president, whomever he or she may be, will have a mess of biblical proportions to clean up. Given Obama’s insistence on coddling an Iran with nuclear ambitions, I hope there’s something left to clean up.