How the Obama Administration addresses the very-real threat of Islamic terrorism is telling of their political priorities. While most would assume that identifying and targeting the enemy would be the role of the Commander-in-Chief, President Obama has been thoroughly unwilling to cite radical Islam or Islamic terrorism as a threat to the United States or the Western world.
After a summit where French President Francois Hollande said that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism,” the White House’s official website censored the comments and changed his words to say “terrorism” instead of “Islamist terrorism.”
The website also changed the official transcript to reflect the preferred language.
The below transcript is Hollande’s words and the emboldened portion is what was removed from the transcript and the video.
“We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination. But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition. And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition. We are continuing to support Iraq. This is also a decision we have taken, supporting the Iraqi government and making sure that they can claim back their entire territory, including Mosul.”
The White House pulled the original, unedited video from their site and YouTube and quickly replaced it with a censored version with the translator saying “terrorism” instead of “Islamist terrorism.”
The transcript has been reinstated to reflect the words, but the video still remains which censors the words of the president of our supposed allied nation which recently was attacked by Islamic terrorists.
The censoring is jarring and indicative of an administration that not only refuses to deal with the realities surrounding Islamic terrorism, but a willingness to thoroughly betray our long-time allies who are willing to do the heavy lifting to fight terrorism that America simply refuses to do.