MEMO TO BARACK OBAMA AND MARIE HARF: It’s Not About Jobs–It’s About Jihad

Written by Pete Parker on March 2, 2015

By now we have all heard the twisted and feckless logic from the current administration that the best way to combat ISIS is with gainful employment. I remember my apoplexy  when Obama lackey Marie Harf stated the following concerning the various Muslim nations’ ISIS recruits: “We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”

You gotta admit–that statement deserves a big WT*!

Well, now comes word (to the great dismay of Obama and his ideological toadies) that the star of ISIS snuff films “Jihadi Johnny” had ample “opportunities” before he decided to become the Islamic State’s go-to guy for beheadings.

According to a recent report by the Washington Post— “Jihadi Johnny” is a Brit by the name of Mohammed Emwazi who happened to be raised by a “well-to-do”  family in the area of West London. The report also indicated that Emwazi graduated from college with a degree in computer programming from Westminster.

Manifestly–this revelation about Emwazi destroys Obama’s narrative that economic oppression and a lack of viable job opportunities is the “root cause” of young men answering the call to jihad.  

But, of course–Obama’s narrative has always been a spurious pile of you know what. Lest we forget–Osama bin Laden was raised in the lap of luxury (his father was a construction magnate worth an estimated 5 billion dollars)–and while he plotted and planned the Islamic-machination known as 9/11 he was worth an estimated $300 million.

Memo to Marie Harf: Bin Laden had all the opportunities a young man could possible ask for–but instead opted to embraced jihad.

Let’s also remember such terrorists as Maj. Nidal Hasan and al Qaeda’s current chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri who both held jobs as physicians yet decided to commit jihad. In fact, according to Dr. Marc Sageman, author of the highly acclaimed 2003 study “Understanding Terror Networks” it appears that “the vast majority of terrorist come from solid, middle-class backgrounds…”

Barack Hussein Obama is entitled to his own opinions–but not his own facts. And the facts are clear: It’s not about jobs–it’s about jihad. Yes, a jihad driven by Koranic doctrine (Islam) that demands the violent and bloody eradication of every Jew and Christian.  
G-d save the republic from this Islamic sympathizer.



Pete Parker is a Navy veteran and former strength athlete who writes about the current issues of the day from a conservative perspective. Pete was also the host of “TUFFTalk” radio which dealt with national security-- and the threat Islam poses to Western Civilization. He is very passionate about preserving our great nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage.