Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting
For a long time I cannot recognise Trump’s word make any sense, except this time.
A day after the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, Donald Trump made a series of statements, though most are defined false statement, misstatements and overstatements by political commentators, in TV interviews and a speech about the attack:
Trump said many people thought the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, “was a whack job,” but they didn’t report him. In fact, Mateen’s co-workers in 2013 reported that he boasted of having terrorist ties, and the FBI investigated and interviewed him.
U.S. law enforcement agencies “have to look at the mosques” to stop terrorism. In fact, the FBI investigated Mateen again in July 2014 because he attended the same mosque as a Florida man who carried out a suicide bombing mission in Syria. As it did before, the FBI closed its investigation without action.
Trump implied that some Syrian refugees are members of ISIS because they had “cell phones with ISIS flags on them.” Norwegian officials found images of ISIS flags on some refugees’ phones, but the head of Norway’s asylum program said there may be other reasons for that — including the need to pass through areas controlled by ISIS.
He reclaimed that Syrian refugees are coming into the United States with “no documentation” and “no paperwork.” Some refugees may lack documentation, but the head of the refugee affairs division of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told Congress that “in general they have many, many documents.”
Trump called for a “stop [to] the tremendous flow of Syrian refugees into the United States.” The civil war in Syria has displaced nearly 5 million Syrians since March 2011. Under Obama, the U.S. has accepted about 6,000 Syrian refugees — which represents 1.2 percent of all refugees who have been placed in the U.S. during that time.
Trump also said the attack served as further proof that his proposed Muslim ban is the right thing and suggested extending the ban to all “areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe, or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats.”
Beyond that, Trump said in a lengthy interview on Fox News early Monday morning: “Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
Obama Explains Why He Doesn’t Say “Radical Islam”
President Barack Obama ripped into Donald Trump today over the Republican’s insistence that he use the phrase ‘radical Islam’ to describe terrorists like the one who perpetrated the massacre in Orlando.
President Obama tore into critics who scold him for not using the phrase “radical Islam” on Tuesday, saying, “Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. This is a political distraction.”
‘There’s no magic to the phrase radical Islam. It’s a political talking point. It’s not a strategy,’ Obama said in statement this afternoon from the Treasury Department. ‘And the reason I am careful about how I describe this threat has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with actually defeating extremism.’
Obama went on to say that “Not once has an advisor of mine said, ‘Man, if we had used that phrase, we would have turned this whole thing around.’ Not once… There’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam’ — it’s a political talking point.” But more to the point, Obama said this kind of distraction is exactly what ISIS wants. “If we fall into the trap of painting Muslims with a broad brush… then we are doing the terrorists’ work for them,” he said.
Trump told the Associated Press after the speech, ‘President Obama claims to know our enemy, and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies, and for that matter, the American people. When I am President, it will always be America First.’
View of Katie Hopkins
Though Trump hits a new low in polling this time as Republicans criticise his response to Orlando massacre, I start to consider part of his view is reasonable and meaningful. At least in response of some potential issues brought by migration, he is not alone. Let’s referred to part of an article written by Katie Hopkins (a famous British television personality and columnist) recently.
Sometimes the build-up of pressure is just too much. You see it in nature – the force of two tectonic plates converging along a fault line. Shuddering out earthquakes, forcing up mountains, causing volcanoes to scream and spew lava down themselves.
Society is just the same. Simmering tensions boiling over into road rage, an angry exchange, knives drawn in the street. Opposing forces shunting against each other so violently, eventually something gives. Someone gives. And so it has been with Orlando. Islam against homosexuality.
Forty nine dead. Fifty one injured.
And the shock waves of this human earthquake spread fast. The ground whipped out from under the feet of a hundred sleeping mothers, some clutching phones, still listening to their frightened children’s last, terrified messages.
How much longer can we continue to deny a fault line has been drawn? On one side Islam and Muslims defined by it. On the other the LGBT community, defined by their right to love as they please.
Over the last two days, the deference of the liberal Left to Muslims over the LGBT community has been excruciating to watch. Unable to reconcile the two causes they champion, they have an awkward inconvenience they dare not face. An ex-wife at a wedding, acknowledged with an invitation, but sat at the back, facing the air-con unit.
Predictably they have chosen Islam.
And don’t tell me the ‘acts of a few extremists do not represent Islam’, because I am sick of hearing it. Every time another Islamist takes down a club, knocks out an airport or wipes out the subway, we are supposed to embrace Muslims and spread the love.
Obama saunters off a golf course and refuses to even acknowledge the role of religion in the debate. Hillary Clinton wants to be clear Islam is not the enemy. But that’s precisely where she is wrong. As I wrote just after Paris:
And here we are, less than three months later, doing exactly that. A hashtag #lovewins, a logo, vigils in public squares all over the world. Reaction to terror now has a global format to which, in the absence of an actual solution, many of you adhere.
The Left has embraced the Muslim body even though a big part of it is a dark cancerous tumour, homophobic, regressive and contrary to everything we believe in our tolerant society. I’ve seen the supposed condemnation of the attack from the Muslim community.
But where are the leaders of the British Muslim Council condemning homophobia? Where is a Muslim leader prepared to stand up and say our religion has no place in the West if we cannot accept the rights of people to live, love and laugh with whom they choose?
It is too late for Britain. It has already made its choice. Over 50 per cent of British Muslims believe gay sex should be made illegal. And the Left still puts these people first. The British Left has chosen Islam. But it is not too late for America.
Perhaps it is those who preach tolerance that we should be most afraid of. Democrats and liberals preach tolerance. But in doing so they have chosen to ignore the dark truths of a religion which is the most intolerant of all.