Obama continued his long standing tradition of not acknowledging the threat that America faces from radical Islamic terrorism. “Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away,” Obama said in a prepared speech Tuesday. “There’s no magic to the phrase of radical Islam. It’s a political talking point.”
“We don’t have religious tests here,” Obama said when being asked about Islam’s role in recent terror attacks. According to Fox, Obama refused to use the identify the Islamic terrorists as Islamic and feels that the phrase itself has “nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with actually defeating extremism.”
Where Obama is wrong is that one cannot defeat an enemy that they refuse to acknowledge. The Orlando terrorist pledged himself to ISIS and slaughtered innocent Americans while shouting out “Alluha Akbar.” Yet even now Obama still refuses to acknowledge radical Islam.
Obama refused to acknowledge radical Islam after marines were gunned down at a recruiting center in Tennessee. He refused to acknowledge radical Islam after 14 people were slain in San Bernardino. Now he continues to ignore radical Islam as 50 men and women were gunned down.
What will it take for Obama and the Democratic party to acknowledge that ISIS and radical Islam is more than a political inconvenience?