On Breitbart News Sunday, former Rep. Col. Allen West (R-FL) said last week’s Oklahoma beheading was a “jihadist attack” and not an act of “workplace violence,” and he warned that President Barack Obama’s refusal to fully appreciate the dangers of radical Islam will make Americans less safe at home and abroad.
Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, West said Obama refuses to acknowledge the “radical Islamist” threat, instead asserting that “ISIS is not Islamic” and insisting that “Islam teaches peace.” West said it was insidious that administration officials have met with radical Islamists, and he stated that “the enemy is here.”
“President Barack Obama is an Islamist sympathizer and enabler,” West said. “He will not recognize the ideology. … You will never be able to defeat Islamo-facism and jihadism if you don’t recognize the ideology.”
West also said that Obama “doesn’t care about anyone but himself” and blasted the President’s “obtuse” ideology that “doesn’t make any sense.” ISIS “is nothing more than al-Qaeda in Iraq reincarnated,” he stated, and called attention to the numerous times Obama “took credit for ending the Iraq war and bringing everyone back,” which made the situation even worse.
“He takes no responsibility for his actions whatsoever,” West said. “Obama believed that he was elected to end wars, regardless of what the enemy says.”
West also emphasized that the country “cannot have open borders when you are fighting a non-state, non-uniformed belligerent enemy” and noted that “narco-terrorists will be happy to enable them to come across the border,” as long as the “shadow enemies” pay them.
West also believes more conservative veterans and conservative minorities need to be elected because so many liberal politicians are clueless about national security issues and immigration, and he said his Guardian Fund is seeking to develop a strong farm system of leaders to combat the left.
Col. West will participate in Monday’s National Security Action Summit (NSAS II), co-sponsored by Breitbart News and EMPAct America, which will take place in Salon III at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. (2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008).