Exactly what is he presiding over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller
A string of Islam-related murders on three continents this weekend has exposed contradictions in President Barack Obama’s risky outreach toward Islamic advocates in the United States and abroad.
The weekend started Feb. 13 with a presidential statement condemning the murder of three U.S.-born Muslims in North Carolina.
“The brutal and outrageous murders” will be investigated by the FBI, and “no one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship,” said the statement, which was attributed to Obama.
The three were murdered, execution-style, by a progressive atheist.
“Michelle and I offer our condolences to the victims’ loved ones… we are all one American family,” said the statement.
The statement was released as Obama told his supporters he was trying to shape the 2016 election. ”I’ve only got two years left, but two years is a long time,” he said at San Francisco fundraiser Friday. “Two years is also the time in which we’re going to be setting the stage for the next presidential election and the next 10 years of American policy… so I intend to run through the tape and work really hard,” he said.
In contrast, Obama issued a much shorter statement the following day, Feb. 14, when a Muslim man in Denmark machine-gunned a public event celebrating the right to criticize Islam and other religions. The gunman killed a movie director at the meeting, and later shot up a synagogue, killing a young Jewish man.
“The United States condemns today’s deplorable shooting in Copenhagen,” said the short, four-line, three-sentence statement from the White House. “We offer our condolences… [and] stand ready to lend any assistance necessary to the investigation,” said the brief statement.
Obama’s next statement came Sunday evening, after a group of Muslims beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on a beach in neighboring Libya.
Obama denounced “the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists.”
“ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds… This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts… including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai,” said the statement about the Muslim religious murders in Libya.
But Obama downplayed the killer’s Islamic justification for the murders in Libya and Denmark, and the promise of more attacks against Christians.
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