By now, it seems crystal clear the Obama administration’s response to radical Islamic terrorism is to basically do nothing. Well, other than pander to the Muslim demographic in hopes of turning them into lifetime Democratic voters.
Such inaction, coupled with political correctness, has left many Americans angry with the current administration, a sentiment shared by Sen. Ted Cruz who recently ripped into Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for the alleged “systematic scrubbing of law enforcement and intelligence materials.”
TheBlaze is reporting, Cruz began by comparing the number of references to “Jihad,” “Muslim,” and “Islam” found in the 9/11 commission report to the number found in several of the Obama administration’s intelligence and counterterrorism materials.
“The word ‘jihad’ appears in that report 126 times, the world ‘Muslim’ appears in that report 145 times, the world ‘Islam’ appears in that report 322 times,” he said sternly. “And yet since that 9/11 commission report, different policies have come into effect. And as a matter of systematic policy, those terms are no longer allowed to be used in this administration.”
Johnson told Cruz repeatedly that he has no knowledge efforts to “purge” DHS material of references to radical Islam. The DHS chief went on to claim that conceding the Islamic State is connected to Islam only gives the terrorist group what it wants.Cruz ultimately cut off Johnson to reclaim his speaking time. “You’re entitled to give speeches other times,” Cruz said. “My question was if you were aware that the information has been scrubbed.”
“When you erase references to radical jihad, it impacts the behavior of law enforcement and national security to respond to red flags and prevent terrorist attacks before they occur,” Cruz said.
The brutality didn’t end there either. The following clip captured the entire exchange, and do the fireworks ever fly.
Johnson can deny it all he wants, but it seems pretty clear the Obama administration has bent over backwards to ensure the Muslim community is spared any hurt feelings by their refusal to acknowledge radical Islamic terrorism as the main threat facing our nation right now.
The fact that official documents would be scrubbed of such references due to our culture’s obsession with political correctness is a sad commentary on the times we inhabit.
Until we as a nation are ready to admit radical Islam is a true threat to our national security, the proper measures will not be taken to dismantle terror groups who want to wipe out our way of life.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]