Obama handcuffs America in war on terrorism | Human Events

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In the wake of President Obama’s pathetic disengagement over the Islamic jihadist attacks on Paris, people are once again decrying his lack of leadership, but the problem is something more fundamental than leadership.

Even if Obama were a gifted leader, when it comes to many issues, especially confronting radical Islam, he wouldn’t know where to lead us. If you misapprehend a problem, you can’t possibly navigate, much less lead, toward a solution.

From the beginning of his term in office, Obama has evidenced a deep moral confusion, a distorted worldview perhaps based on a bizarre upbringing. It’s not that he doesn’t distinguish between good and evil; it’s that he often doesn’t clearly recognize which is which.

He professes to be a Christian, yet his behavior screams otherwise. Even if he actually is a Christian, he undeniably has a nostalgic attraction and sympathy for Islam, which, among other things, obscures his grasp of the enormity of the threat the world faces from Islamists.

His approach to combating Islamic terrorism is first to downplay its existence and pervasiveness. Beyond that, it is obvious he rejects the idea that there is anything inherent to Islam that leads to radicalism and violence.

Like many of his fellow leftists, he believes Islamic radicalism is a result of historical abuses of Muslims, poverty caused by an inequitable distribution of the world’s resources, and some kind of mutual irrational distrust between Islam and the Western world.

From the very beginning of his term, with his speech in Cairo and otherwise, he has shown he believes that Westerners are perhaps the main problem. He has lectured us for what he thinks is our distorted perception of Islam and has labored to rehabilitate the image of this religion. Do you remember him doing likewise for the Christian religion or for Christians? Or instead, do you remember his bitter-clingers slander?

He has carried his attitude on this well beyond rhetoric and into governance. At the highest levels of his executive infrastructure, he has directed that we change the way we think and speak about jihad, radical Islam and Islamic terrorism. He has encouraged the federal vernacular to be changed to sanitize references to Islam from our description of acts of terrorism — even those that are unquestionably committed by Islamic terrorists.

This political-correctness lunacy has had real consequences, such as handcuffing the federal government and preventing it from thoroughly investigating and monitoring the suspicious contacts and actions of Nidal Hasan, a U.S. army major and psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the Fort Hood shootings of 2009.

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