The five suspected terrorists from Virginia were arrested in Pakistan allegedly for attempting to engage in Jihad against the US troops in Afghanistan. (VOA)
The White House recently asked parents to monitor their kids for signs of terrorism but goes to great lengths to not tie any religion to acts of violence. That would be Islamophobic.
The Daily Caller reported:
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists.
Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15.
Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Muslim terrorists behind the Boston bombings.
In the very next paragraph, Monaco specifically noted racist and disgustingly anti-Semitic beliefs of Frazier Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader accused of gunning down three people at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas last Sunday…
Lisa O. Monaco lists a few warning signs for parents but goes out of her way not to mention Islam:
What kinds of behaviors are we talking about? For the most part, they’re not related directly to plotting attacks. They’re more subtle. For instance, parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home—becoming confrontational. Religious leaders might notice unexpected clashes over ideological differences. Teachers might hear a student expressing an interest in traveling to a conflict zone overseas. Or friends might notice a new interest in watching or sharing violent material.
So what kind of religious leaders is she talking about? What conflict zone might she be sugggesting?
The depths of denial by this administration regarding radical Islam has gone from ridiculous to asinine. This administration’s avoidance of the truth is no longer humorous, it’s dangerous.