Terrorism Is About Ideology, Not Guns

From Israel:

In deny­ing the role of Islam­ic rad­i­cal­ism, Mr. Oba­ma seems more con­cerned about shield­ing extrem­ists from crit­i­cal scruti­ny than pro­tect­ing U.S. cit­i­zens from ter­ror­ism.

After the recent mass shoot­ing in Orlan­do, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma pre­dictably refused to blame rad­i­cal Islam, although in a break from his usu­al prac­tice he at least iden­ti­fied it as an act of ter­ror­ism.  But in address­ing the nation short­ly after­ward, he dis­played more anger at Repub­li­cans who chid­ed him for refus­ing to iden­ti­fy the ene­my.

Mr. Oba­ma petu­lant­ly mocked his crit­ics, assert­ing that using the term “rad­i­cal Islam” would not make ISIS less rad­i­cal.  He seemed obliv­i­ous to the fact that jihad today is being waged by a vari­ety of orga­ni­za­tions and regimes besides ISIS – includ­ing Al-Qae­da, Boko Haram, Hezbol­lah, Hamas, and the Islam­ic Repub­lic of Iran – and that it is indeed moti­vat­ed by reli­gion.  He con­clud­ed by polemi­ciz­ing about gun con­trol, which has absolute­ly no causal con­nec­tion to Islamist ter­ror­ism, instead of extrem­ist reli­gious doc­trine, which does.

And many in the Amer­i­can Jew­ish estab­lish­ment fol­lowed his lead, treat­ing the mas­sacre as a hate crime fueled by lax gun laws.

The main­stream media had a field day spec­u­lat­ing whether the shoot­er, Omar Mateen, was secret­ly gay and whether his mur­der of forty-nine and wound­ing of fifty-three was an act of self-hatred.  Ignored in such glib analy­sis was the fact that Mateen seems to have had a his­to­ry of rad­i­cal­iza­tion –trav­el­ling to Sau­di Ara­bia twice before the attack, open­ly pledg­ing alle­giance to ISIS, and brag­ging to cowork­ers about sup­posed con­nec­tions to Al-Qae­da and Hezbol­lah.

Inves­ti­ga­tors believe Mateen com­mu­ni­cat­ed with his wife and anoth­er per­son dur­ing the attack, sug­gest­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive plan­ning rather than emo­tion­al action com­pelled by self-loathing.  At no time dur­ing the assault did Mateen shout anti-gay slurs; nor did he artic­u­late any as he post­ed com­ments on twit­ter and Face­book dur­ing his ram­page.  This is sig­nif­i­cant because, while he cer­tain­ly tar­get­ed a gay night­club, he did so because it was a sym­bol of what Islamists reject and seek to erad­i­cate.  He could just as eas­i­ly have assault­ed a church, pub­lic school, or Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter as “infi­del” insti­tu­tions, and in fact author­i­ties believe he had con­sid­ered attack­ing Dis­ney World.

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