The FBI just admitted what seemed apparent to many of us soon after Wednesday’s massacre that killed 14 and injured 21. In a press conference this afternoon, FBI finally acknowledged that it is investigating Wednesday’s tragedy as an act of terrorism.
Via Fox News:
The FBI has acknowledged that it is investigating the massacre of 14 people at a San Bernardino social services facility as an act of terrorism.
The development came three days after the attack, carried out by a husband and wife team who lived nearby. On Friday, Fox New confirmed that the wife, Tashfeen Malik, had pledged her allegiance to ISIS as the morning attack began. She and husband Syed Rizwan Farook were killed hours later in a shootout with police just two miles away.
Though this acknowledgement is a big breakthrough considering all the talk of “workplace grievances” and other possible motives we’ve witnessed during the past three days, there’s still one important word the FBI is refusing to say. You guessed it, “Islamic.”
Via The Rush Limbaugh Show — from earlier today, just a couple hours before the FBI’s admission of terrorism:
Since this all began, it has been apparent to you and to me and to anybody with even a pea brain that we were the victims of a terror attack, that this was Islamic terror that took place in San Bernardino, California, and yet the authorities refuse even now to call it that. And when asked why, they say, “Well, you know, we’re still examining all the evidence. We haven’t yet figured out a motive. We’re doing everything we can.” And finally, after a while, you get the idea here they don’t want to call this terrorism. And a lot of people are scratching their heads, “What? Why be so obtuse?” And I am here today to give you the reason.
I have been assisted in this by my good friend Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online, who is as close to an expert we have on Islamic terrorism and Islam on our side of the aisle.
Even now government officials from the FBI to the Regime to whenever, will not say that this was terrorism, even after linking it to ISIS.
Now, though the FBI finally has admitted this is indeed terrorism, it still won’t say “Islamic terrorism” — even though the connections to ISIS continue to mount. I guess it should not be so surprising, given that our dear president claims the Islamic state is actually not, um, Islamic. Go figure.
And in fact, folks, to just give you a little hint, linking it to ISIS actually helps the government not call it terrorism because ISIS is not Islam. No, I’m not saying that. The government says that. The left, the media says it. ISIS is not Islam. You’ve heard Obama say that. ISIS is making a mockery of Islam. In fact, what you really need to understand about the way our government looks at Islam, they look at Islam as anti-terror as well. Islam is anti-terrorism. Therefore, no terrorism can actually be Islamic. Islam is the religion of peace. We say that jokingly. That’s actually the position of the US government. It’s rooted in political correctness and fear and a number of other convoluted things.
The religion of peace can’t possibly engage in terrorism.
So while today’s acknowledgement from the FBI may a breakthrough of sorts (sadly), our administration still refuses to acknowledge the critical connection between Islam and the Islamic terror now happening in big ways within our own borders. This, despite mounting evidence connecting the San Bernardino killers to Islamic terrorists, including the Islamic state specifically. (Indeed, the Islamic State is claiming responsibility for directing the attacks now, though the veracity of this has not been confirmed.)
What could possibly be the reason why?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]