Drudge Report banner “Beheading in Oklahoma” underlines fears that Obama refuses to admit radical Islamists want to kill Americans. Joseph Curl, one of the Drudge Report editors, thinks that President Obama is at the least, naive, to believe the Islamic religion teaches peace. According to this Drudge Report headline , the victims of this so-called “incident” were attacked by an Islamic convert.
Thus far, the president has not released a statement to comfort the families of the victims. Neither has outgoing Eric Holder though both were quick to make statements to the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown family with personal involvement in their investigations.
Their lack of response may go to prove that the president’s no-profiling policies are only for a select group. Obama seems keen to protect and jump to the defense of minorities his administration perceives as “victims” of race or color. Perhaps the victims of the Oklahoma beheading and stabbings simply fail to meet his desired profile. And then, there is the problem that the murderer/attacker is a child of Islam, which again, Obama describes as a “religion of peace.”
Curl published his opinion following Obama’s United Nations speech. However, the New York Times (NYT) descibed Obama’s speech as “muscular,” representing a turning point for the president. Furthermore, the publication claims it showed a strong sign that Obama has “reordered his priorities” and is ready to confront problems straight on and decisively.
Curl ticked off reasons he found Obama’s speech, following videos of beheadings, to be naive in his Thursday Washington Times article, preceding the recent horrendous act in Oklahoma. In Curl’s opinion, the cornerstone of the Islamic faith and the directives in the Koran is the “extermination of all who do not follow Islam.”
Yet, wrote Curl, the president continues to affirm ”… the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us.”
In his speech to the United Nations, Obama also stated: “It’s time for a broader negotiation in the region in which major powers address their differences directly, honestly, and peacefully across the table from one another, rather than through gun-wielding proxies.”
The Drudge Report editor cited the above quote from Obama as an indication of the great contrast of radical Islamic idealogy and Obama’s steadfast rejection of “any suggestion of a clash of civilizations” as the height of naivety. In Curl’s opinion, Obama’s gut desire that global communities sit down at a table and work things out, though perhaps admirable, is unrealistic. Obama would be better off, Curl thinks, to say: “We didn’t start this war, but we are going to finish it.”