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Who Are These “Violent Extremists” Obama Keeps Talking About?

Who Are The Violent Extremists

This week President Obama will host in Washington a summit conference on “violent extremism.” However, exactly what the violence is all about and who is an “extremist” about what remains a question the White House, the U.S. State Department or everyone else in Democratic politics has yet to answer.

Indeed, about a month ago FOX News reporter Martha MacCallum was grilling State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf on the administration’s refusal to use the term “Islamic extremism” and had this remarkable exchange about the anonymous “violent extremists” that President Obama and his administration and his Democratic supporters keep talking about:

Martha MacCallum: Every time we see this exchange it seems like the answer is so tortured. It’s so difficult to say what everyone around the world feels so clearly it is. Leaders have said in Canada, and Australia and Paris where they have felt it so personally, they’ve all said quite clearly that the battle is against Islamic extremism. Why is that so hard to say?

Marie Harf: “Well, it’s not hard to say but it’s not the only type of extremism we face. I would recommend people look at this administration’s counter-terrorism record… Much of it is Islamic. But some of it is not. So we’re going to focus on all of the different kinds of extremism. With a heavy focus on those who do this in the name of Islam. We would say falsely in the name of Islam. But there are other forms of extremism.

MacCallum: Tell me, what other forms of extremism are particularly troubling and compelling to you right now?

Harf: Well look, there are people out there who want to kill other people in the name of a variety of causes.

The notion that radical Islam is just another “cause,” somewhat like Occupy Wall Street, or being an animal rights activist, appeals to the Democrats’ notions of the inherent justice and correctness of any non-western culture or revolutionary movement, but it would seem to be at odds with many of the other domestic “causes” that they have embraced.

And it also plays to their notions that domestic political opponents, such as members of the Tea Party Movement, Evangelical Christians, Second Amendment advocates, supporters of Israel (Jewish or not) and staunch advocates of the right-to-life, such as observant Roman Catholics, are “extremists.”

And the Obama administration has not been shy about using its Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies to reinforce and institutionalize the idea that non-Islamic, domestic political opponents are “violent extremists.”

Witness the DHS report issued in 2009 that was prepared by the Department of Homeland Security’s Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, and coordinated with the FBI. The report stated that while DHS "has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence…rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues." The emergent issues the report identified included gun control, enforcement of existing immigration laws, abortion, etc.

The notion that people who oppose abortion are rightwing “extremists” and are a threat on par with radical Islam gets reinforced and promoted by such far-left organizations as the Southern Poverty Law Center, that recently went so far as to name Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative and one of the country’s most prominent African-American physicians, to its extremist watch list.

However, so far as we can tell, SPLC has none of the Islamic organizations on its list, such as the Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the All-Dulles Area Muslims Society (ADAMS) Center, that have well-documented ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – a terrorist organization outlawed in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and dedicated to Islamic supremacism, terrorism as a means of achieving political objectives and spreading the misogynistic totalitarian ideology of Sharia Law.

This begs the question who or what is the real threat to those whom Democrats would like to identify as potential victims of “violent extremism,” Sharia Law, or bakers who do not wish to be forced to bake cakes for same-sex weddings?

The required acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle and same-sex marriage are central pillars of the modern Democratic Party’s social policy agenda; so where were President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and openly homosexual Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), or openly homosexual Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Mark Takano (D-CA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) when the radical Islamists (violent extremists) of the Islamic State threw an allegedly homosexual man off a roof for no offense other than being a homosexual, and then stoned him to death when he survived the attempted execution?

Likewise, radical feminism and a grievance-based notion of women’s rights are central to Democratic politics and social policy; so it would seem natural for Democrats to lead the charge against the buying and selling of women as sex-slaves in the new Muslim Caliphate of the Islamic State.

However, nothing, not even a draft resolution condemning this barbarity has come forth from Pelosi and Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) or reliable spokeswomen for the feminist agenda in the House like Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Susan Davis (D-CA), Diana DeGette (D-CA), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and, most importantly, nothing has come from Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), the Chair of the Democratic National Committee and one of the loudest voices in national politics proclaiming the Democrats’ phony “Republican war on women.”

Democrats may not realize it, perhaps because they have become so tone deaf to the concerns of America’s “country class,” but they are standing at a crossroads. Because they can’t name the enemy as radical Islam, one day soon Americans are going to wake up to the Democrats’ hypocrisy on the threat radical Islam and Sharia pose to our ideas about the sanctity of the human spirit and the liberties enshrined in our Constitution – and to the very people that Democrats claim they want to protect.

When that happens, even Americans with left-of-center political views are going to conclude that Obama and the national leaders of the Democratic Party have been lying about who the real “violent extremists” are, and that the Tea Party, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal and Dr. Ben Carson, might just be worthy of their votes because they’ve had it right about radical Islam all along.


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This very well written and informative article by Conservative HQ editor George Rasley says, "Democrats may not realize it, perhaps because they have become so tone deaf to the concerns of America’s ´country class...´” and we add, to ANYONE, but that is the only problem in the article. Mr Rasley knows perfectly well that the nature, the fundamental, constitutional nature of Democrats, as the lib/lefty creatures that they are, is to be tone deaf to anything, that is, ANYTHING, that even slightly contradicts their lib/lefty nonsense.

And on top of that general tone deafness, the Democrats are hypocrites, complaining loudly about islamophobia when their ISLAMOPHILIA gets in the way of the action needed to exterminate the mad dog mohammedans; they are hypocrites when they ignore the persecution of Christians by the mad dog mohammedans; they are hypocrites when they ignore the rape of very young Yazidi girls in the Mosul and Shinjar areas by the mad dog mohammedans--BUT THEY DO PERFORM A QUICKIE "DIVORCE" FOR THE MARRIED WOMEN THEY INTEND TO RAPE AND THEN HAVE A QUICKIE "REMARRIAGE" TO THE RAPIST, OH YES!