Before the smoke has cleared from the bombings in New York and New Jersey, before the blood has been cleaned up from the stabbings in Minnesota, the White House is once again trying to downplay the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and lay the blame at the feet of Republicans.
On Monday morning, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest was confronted by Fox’s “American Newsroom” host Martha McCallum about Obama’s stance that the war against Islamic terrorist is really just a “war of narratives” waged by Republicans.
McCallum called out Earnest in a brutal way. According to Breitbart, McCallum pointed out one particular thing that Earnest, Obama, and other liberals are forgetting.
“I think that for people who have shrapnel in their shoulders this morning, they might have a hard time accepting that, that it is a narrative battle we’re fighting against ISIS,” McCallum said. “Explain what you mean by that.”
Instead of even referring to ISIS, Earnest used “ISIL” instead. Earnest then tried to explain that ISIL is trying to push a narrative that they represent the Islamic religion and that they are in a war with the United States and the west. “That is mythology,” Earnest said. “That is falsehood. That is not true. That is bankrupt ideology they are trying to wrap in the cloak of Islam.”
Earnest then suggested that we should not suspect people of the Muslim faith of having anything to do with terrorism and suggested that Republicans are guilty of using inflammatory rhetoric when speaking about radical Islamic terrorism or people of the Muslim faith. That is when McCallum hit Earnest with the truth, pointing to what ISIS directly stated in their own words.
“This is the ISIS narrative,” McCallum said, “This is what they said in their recent publication. ISIS states that disbelievers should be slain wherever they may be. This includes the businessman riding to work in the taxi cab, young adults in engaged in sports activities in park, the old men waiting in line and buying a sandwich, striking terror into the hearts of all non-believers, Muslims and non-Muslims is the Muslim duty. So what people have a hard time with you know, you have to take them at their word they mean to do what they say because we see it happening here in the United States. So, it feels sometimes like the White House doesn’t like to make the connection between those two things.”
I for one agree with McCallum. This is not a war of narratives. This is a war against all Americans and blood is being spilled.
It’s time that our leaders woke up and stopped pretending that nothing is happening or that Islam has nothing to do with the worldwide terrorist epidemic. No one is claiming that all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly every single terrorist attack that has been committed in the past decade has been carried out in the name of Islam. Political correctness is literally costing people their lives.