…at a press conference this morning on the Orlando Massacre, said
Hmm. Essentially blaming the shooting on, well, guns.
Ok. No. He also essentially said,
“…lets not rush to judgment.” That we “need more gun control.” That this attach “…had nothing to do with Islam.”
Can we just blame the tragedy on what it really was, a radicalized Muslim nut-job? Ok, how about just a homophobic nut-job. Make you feel better?
Also not really in any news:
Azerbaijan is preparing to use force to regain control of territory it lost to Armenians more than two decades ago after international efforts to find a peaceful solution failed to bring results, its defense minister said.
Armenians took over the predominantly ethnic-Armenian region and seven adjacent districts – the Nagorno-Karabakh region – from Azerbaijan after the Soviet breakup in 1991.
Deadly clashes resumed between Azeri and Armenian forces last month after several weeks of relative calm accompanied the first European Games held in the Azeri capital in June.
Azerbaijan maintains they have the right under international law to use force to take back Nagorno-Karabakh, pointing to United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for Armenian withdrawal. The Azeri army thus threatens to push Armenian forces out of what is internationally recognized as being part of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is ~95% Muslim.
The predominant religion in Armenia is Christianity.
Muslims have long believed they must take back all that which may have been taken from them. This isn’t some UN mandate. Its a part of their ideology.
a scenario, proof both of the terrorists’ blindness as well as their brutal single-mindedness. In seven phases the terror network hopes to establish an Islamic caliphate which the West will then be too weak to fight.
This final stage is described as “definitive victory.” Hussein writes that in the terrorists’ eyes, because the rest of the world will be so beaten down by the “one-and-a-half billion Muslims,” the caliphate will undoubtedly succeed.
Where is the moderate muslim outcry against ISIS and their atrocity? Answer: There is none.
The 1st Amendment is important:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
But one graphic reminder of why the 2nd is more so:
Gun control advocates can wail and gnash their teeth about 2nd Amendment rights and gun violence in this Country. Our founders meant for the Constitution and its Bill of Rights to protect us from potentially dangerous central and state government.
But the world is a violent place, and a disarmed populace is vulnerable. And not only to its own government.