We awoke on Sunday morning the 12th of June to learn the horrors of what had happened in the early morning hours in Orlando, Florida at the Pulse nightclub. We were shocked as the body count of the dead and wounded grew and grew. Then we learned about the nature of the attacker and the attack, carried out by an Islamic jihadist.
Here we are, some ten days later and our president is scolding us about defining the enemy as it is. As a matter of fact, we have our own attorney general redacting any reference to Islamic jihadism and terrorism in transcripts of phone calls. We even have the demented rant from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) saying Republicans want terrorists to buy guns.
And thanks to the typical news cycle, this, the second largest Islamic terror attack in U.S. history is slowly fading from recognition and attention — other than the push for gun control by the progressive socialists.
But, there was a parallel attack that almost happened the exact same time in France that needs mention and analysis.
As reported by Fox News on June 14th, “A Muslim radical who was being investigated for terror ties stabbed a French police chief to death outside his home, then tortured the man’s wife in front of their toddler son — all while livestreaming his rampage on Facebook. The shocking attack in Magnanville, 35 miles north of Paris, ended after a three-hour standoff, when French commandoes stormed the home, rescuing the boy and killing Larossi Abballa, 25. The Islamic State’s Amaq news agency released a video that showed Abballa confessing, “I just killed a police officer and his wife,” warning that attackers would launch other “surprises” during the ongoing Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Before the standoff ended, Abballa, a French national with a prior terrorism conviction and ties to jihadists based in Pakistan, made a horrific appeal to his Facebook followers, writing, “I don’t know what I’m going to do with the boy.”
Let’s do a comparative analysis of these two Islamic terror attacks, which almost happened simultaneously.
First of all, we have two individuals who were under investigation for terror ties, Omar Mateen and Larossi Abballa. Why is it that we continue to have instances of these Islamic jihadists being released, or taken off watch lists?
How many Americans, Belgians, Frenchmen, or others must lose their lives because we’re playing a deadly game of political correctness? This is the real matter of concern, not the gun rights of Americans, President Obama.
Secondly, speaking of which, Abballa used a knife — I wonder if French president Hollande is going to ban knives in his country, or at least control their sale? Sadly, Obama and his ilk have pivoted away from the real issue, to the progressive ideological one, the opportunity that this horrific event has provided them — instead they focus on the manufactured crisis. This is not about the tool, the means by which innocent people are killed. It’s about the demonic, evil, savage impetus that inspires them to do so that is lost on Obama.
Also, Mateen and Abballa were not foreign to our respective nations; they were the enemy that dwells amongst us. They were both born of our countries yet for some reason decided our way of life, our freedoms and liberties were something to abhor…to destroy. We can ill afford to dismiss the existence of this enemy within our borders. Marcus Tullius Cicero said it best:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
And so we must ask ourselves who are those within our gates that enable and allow this cancer to metastasize, eventually seeking to kill us, the host.
Both Mateen and Abballa had traveled overseas and had questionable terrorist associations. How does that happen? Are we too busy checking Grandma and Grandpa at the airports that we pay little to no attention to the real threats? Have we become so lax and actually irreverent that in our pursuit to ensure we don’t “offend” we must now treat everyone the same? Yes, law-abiding citizens who do what’s right and honor the Constitution, expecting their rights to be respected, is treated as the terrorist. After all, the Obama administration supports the Organization for Islamic Cooperation backed UN Resolution 16/18 which would define speech deemed as offensive to Muslims as a criminal act…as Spock would say, “Fascinating.”
Lastly, at least there’s one difference. The agencies in France and Belgium both launched immediate raids into neighborhoods providing sanctuary to these jihadists – why didn’t we do that here? This isn’t about “profiling;” it’s trend analysis, and that means going where the trouble finds cover and concealment. This means there must be consequences for shielding Islamic jihadists inside our borders — that is if you’re one who believes we do have sovereign borders.
Interestingly enough, with these two Islamic jihadists attacks, I don’t think the French redacted the tape of Abballa’s confession. And furthermore, if Obama is to believed that we’re defeating ISIS, how is it that the Islamic State has a radio broadcast and a news agency?
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest says stating the words “radical islamic terrorism/extremism” is just a GOP talking point and has nothing to do with a solid counter-terrorism strategy. I think Mr. Earnest should tell that to the 49 dead in Orlando and the Frenchmen who have been slaughtered by Islamic jihadists starting with Charlie Hebdo, the nightclub and subway attacks that left some 159 dead, and now the police chief and his wife — thank God the child was spared, but what will he learn about the beast who took savagely took the life of his parents?
If it were up to Obama and Josh Earnest, they’d tell the child this folks died in a domestic accident resulting from a kitchen utensil.