CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE - APRIL 26, 2013
When Barack Obama wrote The Audacity of Hope, he included the sentiment that he will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. Think about the ugly direction life took last week in Boston. Three lives were taken and many people injured. That’s ugly.
Michael Mukasey, Attorney General of the United States from 2007 to 2009, wrote in the April 22, 2013, Wall Street Journal, ”But if your concern is over the larger threat that inheres in who the Tsarnaev brothers were and are, what they did, and what they represent, then worry–a lot.”
Some years ago, President Obama dismantled the CIA interrogation program that might have dealt with the underwear bomber. About that time, the FBI formed the High-Value Interrogation Group (HIG), but will that body be able to do its job?
“At the behest of such Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups as the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, and other self-proclaimed spokesmen for American Muslims, the FBI has bowdlerized its training to exclude references to militant Islamism.” Certain words cannot be used, and the FBI’s hands are tied.
A second issue is President Obama’s reluctance to call the Boston bombing a terrorist attack. What more does he need? Many news sources report that the carjack victim in the Boston terror attack was spared by the Tsarnaev brothers because “he wasn’t an American.” The Boston attack was a clear assault on Americans.
The Muslim Brotherhood, a totalitarian ideology, was founded in the 1920’s and has regarded the United States as its principal adversary since 1940. During President Obama’s watch, it seized control of Egypt and Libya and is on the march in Syria and Northern Africa.
Again quoting from the WSJ, “There are Muslim organizations in this country, such as the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, headed by Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, that speak out bravely against that totalitarian ideology. They receive no shout-out at presidential speeches; no outreach is extended to them.”
The article continues. “Let’s hope the administration gets over its reluctance to recognize attacks on the U.S. for what they are.”
Is President Obama willing and able to protect Americans? One hopes so, but we shouldn’t have to wonder.
Carolyn Cox, Chairman
Pima County Republican Party
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