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Monday, October 6, 2014

Obama Sends Envoy To Oklahoma Beheader's Mosque To Say Thank You

Here's the Nonsense:  The Obama administration works hard to bring Americans together and unify us as a nation.

Here's the Horse Sense:  This administration not only doesn't work to unify Americans, it makes choices that are questionable at best.  This appears to be one of their worst choices to date.

KFOR TV in Oklahoma City is reporting that the White House sent an envoy to the Oklahoma beheader's mosque on Saturday, Oct. 4th to read a special thank you note and praise from the president.  David Myers, a DHS director, flew to Oklahoma and read the message to the congregation.  What should this tell us about our nation's leadership?

While the thank you message from the president was said to be for their work after the terrible destruction in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, in the 2013 tornado disaster that hit that community, the question is why this message was sent at this time.  Certainly the White House will defend the message on the basis that it had to do with the tornado, not the beheading.  But the timing is questionable. 

A more realistic assessment of the administration's action would ask why, no matter what they did after the tornado, would the government send any positive communication to a mosque that has ties to radical Islam? 

Alton Nolen, the man who beheaded his co-worker recently and was a member of the mosque, was reported by such media sources as the Washington Post and CNN to have tried to convert co-workers to Islam, had a Facebook page with pictures of Osama bin Laden and of jihadists holding weapons, and that he'd been watching videos of beheadings.  The Daily Mail UK reported that he was shouting Islamic phrases while doing the killing, and Pam Geller reported that he requested a Muslim attorney.  But the FBI concluded that it had nothing to do with terrorism, it was just workplace violence.  

The FBI says that they can't be sure that the beheading videos Nolen was watching were made by ISIS, so I guess that means those videos really aren't a big deal.  According to that logic, any other source of terrorism isn't a threat.

And if all that wasn't enough, the mosque itself has its own questionable background.  According to Jihad Watch, an imam who recently preached there endorses the Islamic belief that everyone must either convert, pay jizyah (a tax non-believers must pay and then live under Islamic rule), or jihad (which, as I understand it, means they'll be put to death).  Plus, a former imam from the mosque has, according to Breitbart, ties to al Qaeda and now preaches at the mosque in Boston that the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, attended.

So, instead of investigating the mosque, instead of standing against terror and calling what it is, this administration not only calls this beheading workplace violence, they send a thank you note to the mosque.  KFOR concludes their report by saying:  "Now, with all the recent praise, Oklahoma Muslims have been reassured that they are a part of the American society."   

With these kinds of things happening in our own government, shouldn't we be spending all of our time and effort to replace those who represent us in elected office with Americans who care about the security and future of America?