Obama Silent After Muslim Beheads Oklahoma Woman, And He Wasn’t On a Golf Course
September 29, 2014 5:40am PST
When black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., was arrested for disorderly conduct by white Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley, Obama declared on national TV that the police had “acted stupidly” and later held a beer summit with the two. When Trayvon Martin was shot, the President said, “…this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” And when Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Obama immediately declared a “justice gap” and started addressing race issues. To some extent, all of these reactions were rational considering the President is black and these stories were getting national news coverage. It came to light, however, that the perceived injustices were widely misreported by the media.
Contrast these incidents with the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist, after which the President speaks briefly and plays golf. Not an appropriate level of outrage and “disappointing” to Foley’s parents. When news of an Oklahoma woman’s beheading broke, all eyes turned to the White House to see if the “optics” would be right for the President to cancel a fundraiser held in a private home in Washington. They were not, the fundraiser continued as planned.
Where is the outrage? What is more discomforting, racial overtones in what is later deemed to be appropriate police action or the loss of an American life at the hands of radical Islam? A life is a life and any life lost is tragic. The journalist and the woman at work in Oklahoma, however, were innocents merely doing their jobs when some religious fanatic decided to sever their heads. It is clear which act should have received the greater attention. Just more proof this President is out of his depth in matters of national security, jihad, and domestic affairs. Mr. President, you are out of touch.