By Tom Quiner
Our ambassador to Libya is murdered.
Our embassy in Egypt is attacked.
All of this takes place on September 11th, the anniversary of the infamous Muslim attack on the Twin Towers in New York City.
What precipitated yesterday’s violence? Muslim anger over a film that portrayed Mohammed in a negative light. They took their rage out on Americans in typical Muslim fashion: by killing people.
Perhaps I’m harsh. Most Muslims don’t go around killing people for offenses to Islam. Unfortunately, too many do.
So what is our president’s response?
“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
This administration is concerned about hurting the “religious feelings of Muslims.” That’s the first thing out of their mouth.
At the same time the president worries about ruffling the feathers of murderous Muslims, he tells the Israelis he doesn’t have to time to talk to them.
Keep in mind, Iran is moving quickly toward nuclear capability.
Keep in mind, Iran wants Israel dead.
Why isn’t Barack Obama worried about hurting Israel’s feelings, and yet he shivers in his boots over hurting the feelings of the folks who like to kill Americans and Jews?
Then state-Senator Obama had this to say back in 2001 immediately after 9/11:
“We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad,” he went on. “We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent.”
Again, his focus was on the feelings of the Muslim. It reveals what he thinks of us Americans as being racist neanderthals. The focus from the president, the MSM, and his colleagues on the left is on the feelings of the Muslim. Just look at the reporting following 9/11.
The USA Today said on September 13, 2001:
“Arab-Americans and Muslims fear backlash” after the 2001 9/11 attacks in the US.”
The London Guardian said in July 8th, 2005 after Islamic terrorists killed 56:
“Muslim leaders fear backlash.”
After Islamic terrorists killed 195 in India in 2008, the Muslim Public Affairs Council said:
“The Muslim Public Affairs Council today sent a letter to the Bush administration and the Obama transition team expressing concern about a potential backlash that could be triggered in the wake of terrorist attacks in Mumbai.”
After Nidal Hasan murdered 13 women and men at Fort Hood and wounded another 30, but before his motivations were known, Islam Online said:
“As fears of a backlash are going high among US Muslims, President Barack Obama urged Americans Saturday, November 7, not to jump into conclusions over a deadly attack on a military base in Texas, stressing the diversity of the US army.”
You can understand the concern Muslims have that a backlash might occur in light of the number of innocent people Muslim terrorists kill each year in American and around the world. This leads to an interesting question: which group do you think is the victim of more hate crimes in the United States each year? Muslims or Jews?
The FBI tracks hate crimes. U.S. Jews are victims of ten times as many hate crimes as U.S. Muslims. Interestingly, this is not newsworthy to the Mainstream Media (MSM). What is newsworthy is the fear of reprisals against Muslims.
Why are anti-semitic hate crimes of such little interest to the MSM? Why does Mr. Obama fret so much about Muslim feelings at the expense of Jewish feelings?