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ISIS murderers threatening Obama in a YouTube video.

American opinion and President Barack Obama are finding themselves on different planets when it comes to fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), according to latest opinion polls.

President Obama faces sharp criticism, even from leading liberal Democrats, after the ISIS massacres in Paris last month.

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One poll this week showed that 60% of Americans think the United States is at war against radical Islamic terror, a term that the President never uses. Another recent survey revealed that only 23 percent think he has a real plan to fight ISIS.

After the Paris attacks, President Obama spoke to the nation to calm fears, expressed his sympathy for the victims, his solidarity with France, offered his sympathies to France and relied on non-specific statement, such as:

We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice, and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people.

His credibility sank when he told the Paris climate conference the following week that talking about global warming is an “act of defiance.”

It took two days after last week’s murders in San Bernardino before the President could suggest they “may” have been connected with terror despite evidence at the time that the attackers were Muslims, were armed to the teeth and there were links between them and radical Islam.

President Obama on Saturday, in his weekly address, finally called the massacre an “act of terror” but used it to promote his fight for gun control as a way to stop terror.

He said:

We know that the killers in San Bernardino used military-style assault weapons — weapons of war — to kill as many people as they could. It’s another tragic reminder that here in America it’s way too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun….

If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun.

And so I’m calling on Congress to close this loophole, now. We may not be able to prevent every tragedy, but — at a bare minimum — we shouldn’t be making it so easy for potential terrorists or criminals to get their hands on a gun that they could use against Americans.

More revealing of his view on the war against terror are several recent comments:

We cannot respond from fear.

They’re [ISIS] a bunch of killers with good social media.

Destroying ISIL is not only a realistic goal.

The resulting opinion of Americans is loud and clear.

Even before the attack in San Bernardino attacks and one day before the Paris massacres, a Gallup poll showed that only 23 percent believe he has a credible plan to defeat ISIS.

A new Rasmussen Reports national revealed:

60% of Likely U.S. voters believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism. Just 24% share the president’s position and disagree. Sixteen percent   are undecided.

Even 56% of Democrats believe America is at war with radical Islamic terrorism, a view shared by 70% of Republicans and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party.

A staggering 92% of all voters now regard radical Islamic terrorism as a serious threat to the United States.

 

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Obama sees his own reality. It is cloaked in his deceptions. He is enabling Islam to come into the West and be accepted as a normal process. It is counter productive and Americans would fight, but the deck was loaded. He can say what he wants, but most of us realize that this goes beyond appeasement. This is a sell out of the American people by it's leader, and his party. Liberals do not have a reputation for thinking ahead. This is proving the conservatives right.
    And, now he wants to take away our means to protect ourselves. Like he can really protect us, so we don't have to worry. To him, I say, "Take this candle into the basement, and look for the gas leak."

  2. As an American, I question the term "radical Islamic terrorism"
    Islamic terrorist by definition .. is already radical and godless !

    I believe the pretext of radical, is yet again, simple appeasement to the so-called moderate Islamic encroachment upon free societies .. what do you think ?

  3. I disagree with your interpretation of events. By declaring Islam as a religion of terror, you’re automatically declaring 1.5 billion Muslims around the world as terrorists. Islam is not the problem, poor living conditions and high crime rates in the Middle East and Central Asia are the real problem.

  4. Daesh picks out the parts of the Koran, that suits their philosophy,and the early history of the spread of Islam, and follows that. They are following Islamic teachings. However, one could also pick out brutal verses in the Bible and just follow those too.

  5. Andrew Schonberger You have a point there. However, one must understand that politics and society aren’t always in tune with each other. Many advanced and civilized nations, like the Germans, the Americans and the Spanish have had violent, brutal and inhumane governments ruling their respective countries for extended periods of time. Does Europe’s inability to produce a pro-peace government during the first half of the 20th century prove that the Europeans and their religion were inherently violent? Of course not. It just means that the violent sections of society had accumulated more wealth and power than any other section of their society. In addition to that, many Muslim governments are non-violent. They just aren’t publicized as much as the violent ones.

  6. Obama Hussein, Muslim-child-gone-Communist, cannot bring himself to say the phrase, "Islamic terror".

    But that changes nothing; for Americans know, exactly what we are up against.

    These morons are trying to pull all Muslims into the fray; and they will succeed, if these other Muslims will not speak out against them. And the FBI says that the help they have gotten from the Muslim community in combatting terrorism is essentially nil.

    So be it; for if they plan on bringing the fight to us, we have a gun for every man, every woman, every senior, adult, and teenager, in this country. It is only a matter of handing them out, dispersing them, when the time comes.

    And he who does not stand with us, will be counted as against us. So, the other Muslims need to speak out, and speak out now, before it is too late for them. If they continue in their current course, none of them will survive this, worldwide.

    1.2 billion, against 6.1 billion others on this planet, is not good odds. Especially when all of the manufacturing is done by the 6.1 billion.

  7. How is he going to bring them to justice when he keeps releasing them from Gitmo, and other prisoners. These people that he is setting free are chopping of human's heads and human life does not mean anything to them. It must not mean anything to Obama either, for the show he is putting on. Obama never did assimilate himself into American society, and he encourages others not to pledge our flag iwth under God.

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