President Obama gave a press conference on Sunday afternoon, shortly after the terrorist attack in Orlando that left 50 people dead and 53 others injured. As expected, the ever-PC Commander-in-Chief refrained from characterizing the attack as radical Islamic terrorism.
Before he even began, many Americans were skeptical about his ability to frame the tragedy properly, ie: disclose the fact that the shooter was a devout Muslim likely motivated by Islamic religious-based homophobia. As usual, Obama didn’t disappoint.
“Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder, a horrific massacre, of dozens of innocent people,” began Obama. “We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city.”
Rather than identify the ideological and religious factors driving the act of terror targeting a prominent gay bar in Orlando, Obama scapegoated thr Second Amendment. Reflexively pushing his gun control agenda as the bodies were still warm, Obama criticized the seemingly widespread access of firearms across the U.S. We "don’t [yet] know” the motivations of the terrorist, added Obama.
Conflating this ISIS-style instance of terror with all “mass shootings” in the US, Obama argued that shooting-related tragedies occur all the time in “school[s], "house[s] of worship," "movie theater[s]," and "nightclubs.”
With an air of self-righteous indignation, Obama pontificated, “And we have to decide if that's the kind of country we want to be.”
Not once did he mention radical Islam. Not once.
ISIS throws gays off roofs. Given the influence LGBT community has on Obama, can THEY can get to him say "radical Islam"?#OrlandoShootings— Larry Elder (@larryelder) June 12, 2016
“We are still learning the facts. This is an open investigation. We have reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer,” Obama said.
Although he admitted that the FBI now considers the attack an “act of terror,” the president used the ambiguous term “hate” to draw attention away from the fact that Omar Mir Seddique Mateen had actually pledged allegiance to ISIS in a phone call he made to police during the shooting.
In sharp contrast to Obama’s shameless Islamophilic, anti-gun propaganda statement, Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff (CA), of all people, provided some appropriate context for the attack:
This attack is so painfully reminiscent of the terrible attack at the Batlaclan Theatre in Paris, and other ISIS-inspired attacks in recent years.
The fact that this shooting took place during Ramadan and that ISIS leadership in Raqqa has been urging attacks during this time, that the target was an LGBT night club during Pride … Whether this attack was also ISIS-directed, remains to be determined.”
The FBI has already determined that the terrorist “may have leanings” toward jihadist ideology, likely based on the fact that he literally pledged allegiance to ISIS.