In the wake of even more Islamic terrorism, we don’t need a lecture on Islamophobia, we need a commander-in-chief whose loyalties are to America, NOT Islam. Barack Obama stated that it was important to avoid measures that might “stigmatize” Muslims – but the Republican presidential candidates did not agree.
Breaking IsraelNews (h/t Mike F) In his weekly media address, President Obama responded to the double attack in Brussels that left 31 dead and approximately 300 wounded. Two of the dead and 14 of the wounded were American citizens. The Islamic State (ISIS) took responsibility for the attack.
Obama said that targeting Muslims would be “counterproductive.” (But Muslims targeting us? No problem)
“Muslims are our most important partners in the nation’s fight against those who would wage violent jihad. That’s why we have to reject any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans (no, we don’t) , and their enormous contributions (name one) to our country and our way of life,” (major contribution to our way of life is trying to change our way of life to theirs)
Obama said. “Such attempts are contrary to our character, to our values, and to our history as a nation built around the idea of religious freedom. (Christians have little or no religious freedom in Muslim countries) It’s also counterproductive.” (Only if you refuse to call Islamic terrorism “Islamic terrorism”)
“It plays right into the hands of terrorists who want to turn us against one another — who need a reason to recruit more people to their hateful cause,” Obama added. Obama’s comments were in response to those by Republican candidates.
Senator Ted Cruz called for “law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized. We need to secure the southern border to prevent terrorist infiltration. And we need to execute a coherent campaign to utterly destroy Isis.”
Cruz also reiterated his position to suspend the relocation of Syrian refugees to the US.
Donald Trump, whose well-known position on the issue has been the focus of much criticism, reiterated his demand for the government to temporarily bar all Muslims from entering the US. “We have to be very careful in the US, we have to be very vigilant as to who we let in this country,” he told Fox & Friends.
In 2000, 19 months before Sept. 11, 2001, Donald Trump wrote extensively of the terrorism threat the United States was facing. Trump went so far as to say that an attack on a major U.S. city was not just a probability, but an inevitability.
He first announced this position after the shooting in San Bernadino in December, in which a Muslim Pakistani American and his wife killed 14 people in a terror attack. Trump’s position was received with horror by many, but solidified his support on the right. Trump is currently the front-runner for the GOP nomination. Trump also advocated using torture on to extract information about terrorism.