Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Obama and Daniel Pearl.
President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act at the White House.
Surrounded by Daniel's parents, his widow, and his child, the President spoke this sentence.
"Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is".
God damn you, Obama!
Is that all you can say? Is that what comes to mind, for you, about the death of Daniel Pearl?
No, Barack Hussein Obama, Daniel Pearl was not 'lost'.
Daniel Pearl was beheaded by jihadist Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, on 1st February, 2002.
He was viciously, agonisingly, butchered like an animal by Muslims.
He was not killed because he was a journalist, as Obama would have us believe. He was murdered because he was a Jew. For radical Muslims this is enough for him to have his head cut off.
He died because he was an American, because America represents the best of Judeo-Christian ethics that values freedom of thought and religion. Radical Muslims hate that to the point of violence and murder.
Hear Daniel Pearl's final words:
"My name is Daniel Pearl. I am a Jewish American from Encino, California, U.S.A."
And then they sliced his head off and displayed it so the world to see what Islam thinks of Jews and Americans.
That should have been Obama's message.
Instead he smudged the truth because, for Obama personally and politically, it is too uncomfortable and does not fit in to his political agenda.
That is why he was unable to speak the painful truth. He would rather deflect the truth and , instead, order his administration to avoid using unpleasant factual statements like 'Islamic terrorism'.
That is why his attorney-general is unable to accept that terrorist acts on American soil, such as at Fort Hood and in Times Square, can be executed by a radical Islam that is taking root not in Pakistan but within America.
To paraphrase Obama,
"The loss of respect for the American President is one of those moments that has captured the imagination of the world because it reminds us how valuable a strong and just America used to be."