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DNC Attack Ad Criticizes Republicans for Saying We Are at War with 'Radical Islam'

Soldiers from the presidential guard patrol outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in anticipation of the President's visit. Islamic extremists armed with guns and grenades stormed the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, and security forces worked to free guests floor by floor. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

What an impeccable sense of timing the jamokes at the Democratic National Committee have. On the day terrorists shot their way through a luxury hotel in Mali screaming Allahu Akbar, the DNC released a deceptive ad highly critical of Republicans because they dare to connect the phrase “radical Islam” to terrorism.

Mediaite’s Alex Griswold is nearly speechless:

I’ve seen my share of nasty, bizarre, and over-the-top political ads. But this may be the first that I can honestly say is just plain stupid.

To begin with, the ad is horribly tone-deaf. I don’t doubt that the decision-makers in the Democratic Party are horrified by the phrase “radical Islam.” But a new poll released today on the issue found that a supermajority of Americans agree that the United States is at war with radical Islam, including 56% of Democratic voters. Only 24% of the country agrees with the president. So right off the bat, the Democratic Party is attacking Republicans for a stance their own voters agree with.

But of course, the ad attacked Republicans for just saying “radical Islam,” not saying we’re at war with it. Well, 92% of Americans also say “radical Islamic terrorism” is a serious threat to the United States. But hey, at least the DNC is making inroads with that 8%.

To say nothing of the timing behind the ad. Literally any other time of the year, voters might have just rolled their eyes at the unbearable PC-ness of it all. But the DNC ad comes after a series of major terrorist attacks across the globe… and after President Barack Obama gave a speech in response that left the impression that he was more fired up about attacking his domestic critics than taking on ISIS. To attack Republicans for “inciting fear” about radical Islam in the wake of nonstop news about radical Islamic terror is just an unbelievable misfire.

But setting aside the politics of it all, the ad is simply insulting to the American voter’s intelligence. “Equating Islam, all Muslims, with terrorists is oversimplification and wrong,” the ad reads as somber music plays.

I think we can all agree that’s true. But in all the clips of Republican candidates that the ad shows, they never once say that the religion of Islam is the enemy, or that “all Muslims” are terrorists. They’re literally just saying the words “radical Islam,” “radical Muslims” and “radical Islamic terrorism.”

The inference the DNC appears to making here is astonishing. To even allude to the fact that radical Islam exists is now “equating Islam, all Muslims, with terrorists”? Even the most politically correct among us would roll their eyes at that notion.

Republicans refuse to get the message. We’re fighting “radical extremism,” guys. And that includes Tea Party people, anti-abortion activists, supporters of gun rights, the NRA, and conservatives in general — all of whom have been called “terrorists” by some lefty nitwit or another.

And why the lie that the GOP candidates are lumping all Muslims together when criticizing radical Islam? Where in the wide, wide world of sports did they get that one?

They got it from Muslims themselves, who absolutely refuse to acknowledge that radical Islamists carry out attacks in the name of Islam. It doesn’t matter if it’s a “warped” interpretation of their religion. The radicals can cite chapter and verse from the Koran to justify their actions. So instead of whining about people who dare to state the painfully obvious, perhaps Muslims who disagree with that ideology and interpretation of Islam should mix it up with the radicals. Push back against the terrorists. Cite your own Koranic verses and learned study of Islam to counter their arguments.

This Paris Muslim is a perfect example of the sickness of thought that runs through mainstream Islam today. The young man blames the Jews for the attack on Paris, claiming that Muslims don’t carry out terrorist attacks. You might think he’s simply lying, but he isn’t. His worldview has been warped by his hate and enabled by Western nincompoops like the DNC.

The Rasmussen poll mentioned by Griswold shows that the president, Hillary Clinton, the DNC and many Democrats are simply out of touch with the American people. Hopefully adults will be put in charge of the government after the election of 2016.