Friday, April 01, 2016

Obama Censors French President Hollande's Mention Of "Islamist Terrorism"

by JASmius

O might not be conducting suicide bombings or sawing the heads off of captured "infidels," but if he was looking for a post-White House career (assuming he ever leaves), the job of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's press secretary/public relations flack would be made to order for him:

The White House website has censored a video of French President Francois Hollande saying that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism.”

Which is odd, as I thought that the whole point of the invention of the term "IslamIST" was to distinguish jihadists from the more general "IslamIC".  Apparently The One's pro-Muslim sensibilities are so tender that he can't even abide that much of a rhetorical compromise.

The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Barack Obama, and when it reappeared on the website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande’s translator goes silent, beginning with the words “Islamist terrorism,” then begins again at the end of his sentence.

Even the audio of Hollande saying the words “Islamist terrorism” in French have, apparently, been edited from the video.

According to the official White House transcript of Hollande’s remarks, Hollande refers to “Islamist terrorism.” The audio of the bold text in brackets is missing from the video – the only point in the video were the audio is absent:

And isn't it at least a minor miracle that his infernal majesty left the transcript unedited?

“We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination.

“But we're also well aware that the roots of terrorism, [Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we're doing within the framework of the coalition.] And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we've been able to launch with the "coalition".”

Actually, no, Francois, "Daesh" is losing ground thanks to massive Russo-Syrian ground and air forces, not yours and Barry's pinpricks.

But I do give the POF credit where credit is do for at least somewhat identifying the enemy and their motivations.  Given that France has been more on the front lines of the Islamic invasion of late than we have, that shouldn't be surprising, and it should concentrate their attention sufficiently to be able to put aside puerile political correctness....

....such as this pathetic White House display.

About the only way this jihadi-sympism could have been more egregious is if upon uttering "Islamist terrorism," Obama had leaped up, shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and dove across the table to tackle President Hollande and strangle him with his bare hands

Eh.  Maybe next summit.

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