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May 1st, 2013 - 2:51 pm

President Obama made a number of ill-conceived remarks in his press conference Tuesday, but the topper was the one reported by the New York Times regarding the performance of federal investigators in the aftermath of a 2011 warning from Russian intelligence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev — one of the eventual Boston Marathon bombers — was an Islamic radical:

Mr. Obama said that after the Russian warning, federal agents “had not only investigated the older brother; they interviewed the older brother. They concluded that there were no signs that he was engaging in extremist activity.”

Translation: There is to be no change in our approach — we refuse to acknowledge the causative nexus between Islamic supremacism and the terrorism committed by Muslims. Yes, the agents confirmed that Tsarnaev had adopted the aggressor ideology, but he had not — yet — moved on to aggressive activity. Until activity happens, we take no note of someone’s beliefs … unless they are right-wingers, Second Amendment defenders, or pro-life advocates.

You cannot combat an ideologically driven threat absent an understanding of the ideology and acknowledgment of its catalyzing effects. But President Obama says, no, the FBI shouldn’t take any action until agents have proof that someone is engaging in violent acts – or at least conspiring to do so (since the president favors approaching jihadist terror as a crime, rather than a war, I assume his understanding of “activity” includes conspiracy). This takes us back to September 10th America.

The Bush administration was no stranger to political correctness when it came to Islam, but President Bush and Vice President Cheney were nonetheless steadfast — heroically so, I think — in their determination that jihadist terror was a national defense challenge, not a crime-wave; that the priority had to be pro-active prevention of attacks, not reactive post-attack prosecution; and that this meant the top imperative was gathering intelligence to thwart those who might be inclined to become violent, even if that inevitably meant Leftists and Islamic supremacists would smear the government as “at war with Islam.”

The Obama administration, in stark contrast, is even more determined than was the Clinton administration to frame jihadist terror — oops, I mean violent extremism (wouldn’t want to refer to what causes the violent extremism) — as a crime problem to be managed by post facto indictments.

Imagine if, at the press conference, President Obama just came right out and told us:

Look, I understand that the attacks against us are committed by radical Muslims adherent to a supremacist interpretation of Islam, and therefore that encouraging agents to track Islamic supremacists would help prevent terrorist attacks. But agents could abuse that authority, while progressive journalists and Muslim activists would claim that we are at war with Islam. Weighing these matters, I have decided that terrorist attacks, as much as we condemn them, are the price we must pay to prevent the greater evils of occasional excesses from our investigators and a stream of slanders from my base.

Americans would massively disagree with him, but at least it would be honest.

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According to the FBI's own list, below are the most wanted terrorists.

This is going to require an intense level of investigative insight, a tremendous amount of deep deductive reasoning and a near genius level of critical thinking. But, I believe that at least some of the PJ Media family can help.

See if you, a lay person...not trained in advanced arts of detective work, nor at all "elite, progressive, liberal or nuanced" enough to be hardcore leftists...can spot ANY clue that might tie the persons on this list together in some way.

Again, the FBI already KNOWS about them and has formulated this list to acknowledge that they are at the TOP of the threat chart.

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Please feel free to guess wildly and be creative in your meager attempts to find a tie that binds.

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"...even if that inevitably meant Leftists and Islamic supremacists would smear the government as “at war with Islam.”"

Dar-al-Islam IS at war with Dar-al-Harb. When are McCarthy and other conservative writers, politicians, etc. going to wise up and stop being part of the problem? The Turkish priminister spelled it out for you when he said "There is no moderate Islam, there is no radical Islam, there is only Islam."

Islamic doctine is to conquer the world, force others to convert, and enslave the "People of the Book" who are unwilling to convert. If you want an example of what that means look at the Coptic Christians in Egypt.

That "nice Muslim family" down the street is probably not plotting to harm you and your kids, this is true, however they are probably giving money to the mosque which then sends it on to terrorist organizations. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. Not by our difinition nor by theirs, it is a myth and a useful deception for Islam. A true "moderate" Muslim would be like a C & E Catholic, however this person would be considered an apostate by other Muslims and be under a death sentance.

We need more people educated about Islam, to understand that the peaceful stuff in the beginning of the Koran is superceeded by the later passages. That Mohammed is the "Perfect Muslim" and what the exact example he set is. People also need to understand the concept of Taqiyya and how it relates to organizations like CAIR. We also need to understand what dhimmitude is and how this relates to our political leadership who are cozy with Muslim organizations.

We need to wake up and start acting like we are at war, because admit it or not we are, and at this point it looks like we're losing.
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The purpose of Newspeak: To make all other modes of thought impossible.
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Honesty is one thing we will never see from these pathological liars.
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The Imams and mullahs have the power to declare unconditional peace with the rest of the world and end the carnage of jihad. They have steadfastly refused to do that for the past 1,000 years. Why? Because "the book" tells them otherwise and even the silent ones cheer for Islam's "victories." Islam needs a "reformation" in the worst way, but it will never happen.
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Reformation? In order to have a peaceful Islam that can coexist (and you're a moron if you have one of those on your car) is to reject Mohammed as the example of the perfect Muslim and the Hadith, toss out a good deal of the Koran. So if you do that is it still Islam?
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I have one; it says Coexist with the logos of various gun manufacturers.
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There is a necessary, but probably not sufficient, condition for peace between the Dar al-Harb and the Dar al-Islam.

The condition? A glass-lined hole in the ground in the Arabian desert. I won't, and probably don't need to, say where.
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A continuous stream of your dead bodies is the price to pay for Multicultural Diversity Cultural Enrichment.

Suck it up European Christians, you racist xenophobic oppressors. Chickens coming home to roost. Enjoy!
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treating the islamists as common criminals will work real well now that they have egypt, lybia, and very soon syria with their armies and air forces
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So, if someone walks into a mosque and has a seat, (do they have seats?) then he is accused of spying on the muslims and being Islamophobic just because he is not muslim yet I have not seen anyone turned away from a Christian church or asked what religion they might be. It's been quite awhile since I've been in church but last time I was in one the people came over and welcomed me to their service. I'm pretty sure the same thing would happen if I went to a Jewish service. I would be very worried about coming out in one piece if I tried to walk into a mosque. And they call Islam the religion of Peace?
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I'm surprised, Mr. McCarthy, that you neglected to include the fact that John Brennan, at the demands of the MB and a host of other Islamist entities (CAIR, ICNA, etc.) -- and at the direction of the WH, obviously, purged counterterrorism training materials of so-called biased references to Islam. Certainly you must be familiar with the work of Stephen Coughlin? who has exposed this blatant undermining of our national security.

I'm disappointed that you suggested this administration was acting out of a supposed fear of Law enforcement overreach, in your rendition of what an honest statement by Obama might contain. And surely you are aware of the persecution and prosecution of Col. Mark Dooley?

Apparently our law enforcement is tasked with discounting any evidence that might actually lead them to detain and arrest a Tamerlan Tsarnaev; thus the dismissing of Russian warnings -- and the killing and maiming of several hundred innocent people.
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Islam is composed of Jihadis and potential Jihadis. It is a war with the non-Muslim world, especially the United States, Israel and Europe. Many mosques here in the US preach Jihad and hate and are actively sponsored and supported by our "eternal friends" the Saudis. While the regime frets over Christians, veterans, NRA members, Jihadis in our midst advocate the violent overthrow of the US Government, our leadership fails to take action to eliminate the Jihadi threat. In fact the regime prohibits mention of the threat posed by Islam, willfully describes the Massacre at Fort Hood as "work place violence" and prohibits federal military and law enforcement from teaching or discussing Muslim extremism. Islam has declare war on the United States. Willful disregard of the Jihadi threat is naive, stupid at best, treasonous at worst. How many more dead and maimed must we endure before our so-called leadership takes action to contain or eliminate the Jihadi threat?
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I've heard it said that the only 'moderate' Muslim is one who has run out of ammunition and explosives.
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After four years of Obama’s way of dealing with the Islamic terror threat the only rational conclusion one can draw is that he has a deep sympathy toward Islam and is therefore motivated by a proportionately deep anger to drone those he believes are criminally misrepresenting this essentially peaceful religion. This conclusion is reinforced by Obama’s quickness to blame and denounce others for his problems, particularly if they are not members of the Democratic Party and white.
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