The international left will lose the war on terror without firing a shot at the terrorists. They’ll reserve all their rage for those who speak about Islamic terrorism. Today provided two glorious examples of the left’s hatred for free speech regarding threats to Western civilization.
In the United States, the Obama White House apparently cut out the audio of French President Francois Hollande explaining that “Islamist terrorism” lay at the “roots of terrorism.” According to Craig Bannister at Media Research Center:
The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres. Obama, and when it reappeared on the WhiteHouse.gov website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande’s translator goes silent, beginning with the words “Islamist terrorism,” then begins again at the end of his sentence. Even the audio of Hollande saying the words “Islamist terrorism” in French have, apparently, been edited from the video.
This shouldn’t come as too great a shock, given that this is the same administration that essentially blamed Islamic terror on an “Islamophobic” Youtube video, suggests that Islamic terror in Europe is caused by European Islamophobia, and condemned Charlie Hebdo for failing to abide by politically correct standards of satire. Now the White House has even dhimmi-ized the president of a country struck twice by major Islamic terror attacks in a year. And they didn’t just censor the Hollande for linking Islam with terrorism – they censored him for using the word “Islamist,” a far milder term that singles out a fascist movement within Islam for censure.
Meanwhile, our friends across the Atlantic are doing the same thing. Here’s a notice today from the Greater Glasgow Police Department:
— GreaterGlasgPolice (@GreaterGlasgPol) April 1, 2016
Offensive language must be policed. But if Ted Cruz suggests utilizing law enforcement efficiently and legally to monitor areas of disproportionate terror recruitment, he’s the problem.
Yes, we may be in trouble, gang. But here’s the good news: we’ll be used to censorship by the time the caliphate arrives.