Sure. The Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, was a Muslim, from a devout family, who happened to marry Muslim women and attend his mosque regularly… but that doesn’t mean that the mass killing he recently carried out was Islamic terrorism. Sure, he told people on social media that he was doing it for Islam. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he committed the terrible act. He called the police and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). But NONE of that means that this was a Muslim terrorist attack on Orlando and America.
At least it doesn’t mean these things if you’re a member of the insane Obama administration. How do I know this? Because the Obama administration just told us so.
On Sunday, the Obama team sent Attorney General Loretta Lynch out to make the rounds spinning the story and telling America that the attack was a “Hate Crime” not “Islamic terrorism.”
Then on NBC’s Meet the Press, Lynch went further by informing Americans that the FBI would release a partial transcript of Omar Mateen’s conversation with negotiators, but that they would be redacting any talk of Islam. Why? Why not. The Obama administration has long been suspected of aiding and abetting the Islamist threat against America, and with just a few months left on duty… they now seem prepared to continue their anti-American activity in the open.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of alleigance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told Chuck Todd. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”
This perspective on the attack is simply ridiculous. Mateen may not have been as openly or aggressively pro-terrorist in his life, but the FBI had investigated him a couple of times for his connections to Middle East terrorists, and yes, he even appeared on a terrorist watch list for a while because of his ties to Islamists. Beyond that, RCP gives a few more examples proving Mateen’s terrorist ideology.
The Washington Post reported last week that the gunman made multiple phone calls while holding hostages: “The gunman who opened fire inside a nightclub here said he carried out the attack because he wanted ‘Americans to stop bombing his country,’ according to a witness who survived the rampage.”
Salon reported that: “Everybody who was in the bathroom who survived could hear him talking to 911, saying the reason why he’s doing this is because he wanted America to stop bombing his country.”
The Washington Post also noted that during his 911 call from the club, the gunman referenced the Boston Marathon bombers and claimed “that he carried out the shooting to prevent bombings, [echoing] a message the younger Boston attacker had scrawled in a note before he was taken into custody by police.”
Once again, the Obama administration attempts to rewrite history and whitewash the Islamist connection to the horrific events transpiring in our world.
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