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US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron at White House Press Briefing. Jan. 16, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama explained at a White House press briefing with his guest U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, Jan. 16, that the United States has a big advantage in preventing terrorism over Europe: in the U.S., immigrants become assimilated and integrated and feel part of the nation.

Obama’s statement came in response to a query posed by CBS Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. The question Garrett put to them was, following the recent atrocities in Paris and the raids and threats elsewhere in Europe, whether the two “believe Europe is at a turning point now, in its recognition of what its threats are.”

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The U.S. president said that Europe has consistently taken seriously the threat of  “violent extremism,” but that the United States has a “big advantage” over Europe.

“It’s not that our law enforcement or our intelligent service is so much better, although they are very good,” the President said. But, rather, the big advantage the U.S. has over Europe in terms of decreased levels of violent extremism (he never put the word Islam and terrorism near each other), “is that our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans. And there is this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition, that is probably our greatest strength.”

Obama acknowledged that the U.S. has suffered its own internal terrorism, and instanced the Boston Marathon bombings. But he pointed out how there are parts of Europe where there is not the same level of integration. That is what he called “the greatest danger that Europe faces.”

Had he left it at that, most people would probably agree that the lack of integration of new immigrants into the customs and sense of nationalism that native born citizens feel is certainly part of the problem, although how to change that might still lead to disagreement. But the president went on to characterize and criticize the way he sees Europe’s response as problematic.

This was President Obama’s stern advice for Europe:

It’s important for Europe not to simply respond with a hammer and law enforcement and military approaches to these problems. There also has to be a recognition that the stronger the ties of a North African, er, of a French man of North African descent to French values, the French Republic, a sense of opportunity, that’s going to be as important, if not more important, in, over time, solving this problem, and I think there’s a recognition, across Europe, and it’s important we don’t lose that.

The British Prime Minister largely agreed with much of what President Obama said during the press briefing. However, in his very British way, Cameron suggested that while his American counterpart made a good point about the need for immigrants to become integrated into the fabric of the host society, and for access to equality of opportunities and support be made readily available, sometimes that is not enough.

Cameron went so far as to say that, actually, this fact was the biggest problem with which they had to wrestle:

Here’s the really determining point. You can have, tragically, people who have had all the advantages of integration, all the economic opportunities our countries can offer, who still get seduced by this poisonous, radical death cult of a narrative , we’ve seen in recent weeks people who’ve gone to fight in Syria, they threaten us here back at home, who’ve had every opportunity and every advantage in life in terms of integration.

So, now the two bobble head leaders were at an impasse. But, Cameron went the next step and made the ultimate statement with which he knew President Obama would agree, and which would allow the two to once again be in synch. The British Prime Minister plowed on to explain what is the real enemy. Maybe you’ve already guessed what that is.

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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com

223 COMMENTS

  1. Only because he is a Muslim he doesn’t give a darn about Americans! Only his people! I believe that Not Muslims are bad, but they are too many Terrorists that are Muslim! He should work to stop them from killing in all countries not just in Africa! He is supposed be our President and not a Muslim lover!

  2. Misleading headline. I saw the press conference. He said that some European Muslim communities have not integrated well to their respective societies. I don’t like Obama’s Middle East policy, and his attitude towards Israel upsets me, but I also dislike misleading articles.

  3. Its known, jews do seperate and set themselves distinct from common people of the native society, the reason which people take them differently.
    Muslims in non-islamic societies do them same, especially in Europe, which explains the reason they are seen as going against the order of society.

    Jews are hated.
    Muslims are hated.
    Both for the same reason they conduct their lives.
    Jews have no right to accuse muslims of the same conduct they live with.

  4. Only the Muslims are the terrorists. Don’t think that anybody will believe a thing that you as a muslim say.

    Muslims Terrorists list

    The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
    The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
    The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
    The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
    The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
    The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
    The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
    The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
    The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
    The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
    The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
    The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
    The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
    The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
    The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
    The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
    The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
    The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
    The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
    The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
    The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
    The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
    The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
    The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
    The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’

    Think of it:

    Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
    Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
    Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
    Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
    Christians living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem

    Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
    Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
    Muslims living with Christians = Problem
    Muslims living with Jews = Problem
    Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
    Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
    Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
    Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
    MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

    **********SO THIS LEAD TO *****************
    They’re not happy in Gaza
    They’re not happy in Egypt
    They’re not happy in Libya
    They’re not happy in Morocco
    They’re not happy in Iran
    They’re not happy in Iraq
    They’re not happy in Yemen
    They’re not happy in Afghanistan
    They’re not happy in Pakistan
    They’re not happy in Syria
    They’re not happy in Lebanon
    They’re not happy in Nigeria
    They’re not happy in Kenya
    They’re not happy in Sudan

    ******** So, where are they happy? **********
    They’re happy in Australia
    They’re happy in England
    They’re happy in Belgium
    They’re happy in France
    They’re happy in Italy
    They’re happy in Germany
    They’re happy in Sweden
    They’re happy in the USA & Canada
    They’re happy in Norway & India
    They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves… THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammered
    !!!!

    Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    AND A LOT MORE!!!!!!!

    Think of it.

  5. I can’t see why we can’t march into the white house and arrest him for treason. I say to hell with the ignorant traitors who support him. If it takes armed patriots to do it fine. We can not leave our country in this condition for our children and the memory of those who sacrificed their lives defending our way of life. I say if you’re going to defend this fraud then you deserve what you get and we will put you down if you try to stop us. The rank and file soldiers and the officers that support the constitution will be on our side. This is my stand we must remove this government NOW AMERICA!

  6. ISLAM HAS BEEN FILLED WITH VIOLENCE & TERROR FROM THE VERY BEGINNINGS. INVENTED BY A SICK MUSLIM MALE WHO WAS A PEDOPHILE!

    ISLAM IS A VIOLENT, BARBARIC, MALE DOMINATED CULT – THAT TREATS WOMEN AND CHILDREN AS CHATTEL TO BE BOUGHT AND SOLD TO THE HIGHEST MALE BIDDER, WHERE THAT OWNER CAN USE OR ABUSE THEM AS HE WANTS!

    COWARDLY MUSLIM TERRORISTS MURDER THE WEAK, INNOCENT AND OF COURSE THE UNARMED!

    ALL NON-MUSLIM COUNTRIES NEED TO UNITE AS FRANCE HAS DONE AND STOP THIS SPREADING EVIL OF ISLAM. THERE IS NOTHING PEACEFUL, OR RIGHT ABOUT THIS MALE CULT!

    THEIR SHARIA CRAP IS FROM THE DARK AGES AND NEEDS TO BE ERADICATED.

    NO RALLYS — NO BLOCKING OUR STREETS AND HIGHWAYS WITH THIS MUSLIM BS! NO BOWING TO MUSLIM DEMANDS OR DICTATES!

    OUR CONGRESS HAD BETTER STAND UP AND DEMAND OUR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS PUT AN END TO THESE MUSLIM TERROR TRAINING CAMPS IN AMERICA! TRY GOING INTO DEERBORN MICHIGAN WHERE SHARIA BS IS BEING PRACTICED AND NON-MUSLIMS ARE THREATENED!

    CONGRESS NEEDS TO STAND UP AGAINST OBAMA WHO IS PRO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND SYMPATHIZER OF THE JIHAD! TIME TO CALL THIS A WAR ON MUSLIM TERROR!

    TIME TO DO WHAT SPAIN DID TO THE MOORS (MUSLIMS) CENTURIES AGO — DRIVE THEM OUT OF YOUR NON-MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

    THEY COME AS EMPTY HANDED BEGGARS; GIVE NOTHING BACK TO THE HOST COUNTRY; BREED LIKE LOCUSTS AND HAVE TAXPAYERS PICK UP ALL THE TABS AND THEN MAKE MUSLIM DEMANDS AND DICTATES — HOW CRAZY AND WRONG IS THAT??!!

  7. We need to prioritize our expenditures to produce power we can do it if we all realize that its going to have to be a priority. We can’t do it by demonizing fossil fuels it’s got to be gradual and well thought out not the way the wackos want to do it. I know we can switch to more earth friendly ways to generate power for our needs. Propaganda only works until the lies run out so do it right or just go home and live your life and leave it to sane people.

  8. de quoi il se mêle ! connait-il les nord africains ? ou les autres même ? qu’il s’occupe des siens avant de donner des leçons à “la vieille europe” comme nous a déjà appelé un des 2 Busch ! Parce qu’on ne les suit pas dans tout ?

  9. Bunk on this vile war monger and the Faux it calls “noise”. Blow back hits our country b/c the corrupt fat cats in Washington make illegal wars! Pull all US troops out of foreign countries. Bring our soldiers home. Down with the illegal Pax American Empire.

  10. Bunk on this vile war monger and the Faux it calls “noise”. Blow back hits our country b/c the corrupt fat cats in Washington make illegal wars! Pull all US troops out of foreign countries. Bring our soldiers home. Down with the illegal Pax American Empire.

  11. Why does people in EU let this mouth lectured someone? Doesn’t he realize the real danger that the world is facing due to the free roaming of these people? I feel sorry for those who are genuinely seeks freedom, but always a chance for those who are looking for ways to archive there evil plan.

  12. I am sorry Americans but your President has lost all sense. He is plunging us all into disaster.
    Doesn’t your Bill of Rights protect American citizens from the poor and dangerous decisions and comments he is making. Without doubt he is using his Islamisation agenda to further his own ends. God help us all.

  13. I guess we should start labeling Muslims as special Ed immigrants. Being that all other immigrants have learned to show gratitude to their host countries to letting them in by since Muslim don't know how to act like civilized people they should have special dispensation because their slow learning curve if at all. Special Ed immigrants also doesn't fit the bill because they don't even try and make an effort and they certainly don't express a desire to acclimate.

  14. Another brilliant statement by Barack Hussein. Did anyone tell him about all the terrorist attacks that happened in the United States? Include all the ones we were fortunate enough to stop. Then advise him where these terrorists come from and whose allegiance they are sworn to. I rest my case.

  15. They don't need Special Ed. That is for the people who have disability. They need to accept our way of life or don't come. Why are we so afraid of offending them when they are totally offensive to us. No solution that is proper is our way or the highway.

  16. Obama should withdraw his stupid words when he was talking with David Cameron the PM of the UK. He made an accusation and scolding at Europe for not being more welcoming to its North African immigrants.
    I wonder if Obama is aware that Dearborn MI is overtaken by Muslims and that they have implemented the Sharia law in that city. It is the daily fighting with Michigan people. He should also be aware that in the US and Canada we have lost our freedom. They are killing people right here in Canada and in Boston but then Obama is a Muslim.

  17. 1. GB is thousands of years old and still has populations that are separate due to history, social traditions, language, and more. America has been a melting pot since day one. But even here its Blacks and Mexicans suffer. The Arab world has not yet faced many of the legal and equality issues which Europe began to solve through its own Western Spring hundreds of years ago. When deep culture and civic law combine to create a modern nation ANY newcomer must face the fact that they must understand whether they are prepared to drop their own ideas which conflict with the laws and cultural life of their adopted home. This has always been true. It is why Israel finally became the solution for Jews who desired to live their faith outwardly as well as internally.

  18. Almost every time Mr O opens his mouth, he is an embarrassment to the US. These people DO NOT want to be assimilated. They want to assimilate all peoples into their way of life and beliefs…
    WORLD DOMINATION!!!! That's their bottom line. The US is full of Islamic armed camps ready to demonstrate that point. It's an age old spiritual battle and YHWH wins.

  19. Moslems don't want to assimilate into the countries to which they immigrate. They want to assimilate the people of that country. Jihad is not radicalism, it is the heart and soul of Islam as taught by Mohammad. This article explains it perfectly. http://liberalsbackwardsthink.com/2015/01/15/christians-crushed-the-inquisition-moslems-endorse-the-jihad/

    Also, Moslems are depicted in Star Trek. http://liberalsbackwardsthink.com/2015/01/12/why-are-there-no-muslims-in-star-trek/

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