- - Thursday, December 3, 2015


As soon as the smoke cleared from the San Bernardino, Calif., massacre on Dec. 2, our president, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, other Democrats and media members began calling for legislation to outlaw Americans’ First Amendment right to possess the means to protect their lives and property.

President Obama proclaimed that these types of attacks only occur in the United States. (This just weeks after even more violent and deadly attacks were carried out in France, where private ownership of guns is against the law.) Of course, we were very quickly told by the newsmedia that the attacker in San Bernardino was a native-born U.S. citizen. Yet when the name was released, I heard not “Jimmy Jones” or “Bobby Smith” but “Syed Rizwan Farook.” Excuse me, but this guy was no good ol’ hot-dogs-and-apple-pie American citizen.

Recent mass shootings, which have taken place in schools and other “gun-free zones,” have been perpetrated by American citizens, but these have been deranged American citizens who could have been stopped if there had been responsible armed personnel on the premises. Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were not deranged. They were steeped in fundamentalist Islamic teachings and had methodically plotted to inflict death and destruction on Americans, whom they intrinsically despised. The bomb-laden remote-controlled toys and booby traps found in their house indicate long-term planning for terrorism. This was no snap decision by American citizens; it was a deliberate attack by militant Muslims who refuse to swear allegiance to any flag or nation except Allah and who are determined to convert, enslave or kill any “infidel” they come across.

Mr. Obama knows all this. After all, he attended an Indonesian madrassa and he believes in the Koran and has said so. His policies are designed to fundamentally transform this nation, not protect and defend the American people and our Constitution. He goes out of his way not to offend or oppose the worldwide Islamic movement. If we don’t recognize that by now, our future is grim, indeed.


Ijamsville, Md.

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