Geller: ‘Motive Unknown’–The Consequences of Jihad Denial

James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP
James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP

Obama shrugged. Hillary shrugged. The media shrugged.

“We do not yet know why this terrible event occurred,” said Barack Obama.

“No matter what motivation these shooters had, we can say one thing for certain—they shouldn’t have been able to do this,” said Hillary Clinton.

“Motive unknown.” That’s the mantra from the Obama administration and his running dogs in the media. Obama rushed to say that the motive was undetermined, but when a leftist follower of the Southern Poverty Law Center murdered three Muslims in North Carolina, Obama immediately ascribed the killings to “Islamophobia,” when in fact they were the act of a deranged man who was enraged over a parking dispute, and who had repeatedly said that he preferred Muslims to Christians.

Here’s the motive: it has now been revealed that as the San Bernardino jihad attack was taking place, Syed Farook’s wife and accomplice, Tashfeen Malik, put up a post on Facebook in which she pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

This was jihad terror. This was premeditated, methodical, and well planned. The bombs left behind at the site were for first responders. They deleted their email accounts and smashed their cellphones, no doubt to cover up their contacts with other jihadis.

Some have downplayed this connection to other jihadis, saying that the attack was inspired, not directed, by ISIS. That is a distinction without a difference. ISIS has directed devout Muslims to “think globally, act locally.” They have directed Muslims who accept their authority as the caliphate to kill American civilians on U.S. soil. That is their explicit directive, and that is exactly what this cell did. Yet Josh Earnest in Friday’s press conference still refuses to acknowledge the terror connection.

Meanwhile, there are still more unanswered questions than ones on which we have clarity. The Feds have not even been able to tell us exactly who Tashfeen Malik (if that is her real name) is, or provide a picture of her, or records of where she came from, when she married Syed Farook, when their child was born, or proof that Syed is indeed the father and that she had a legitimate claim to be in this country.

Tashfeen Malik was subjected to background checks by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security before she was allowed to enter the country. She passed both. That is a stunning indictment of Obama’s vaunted “vetting process” for the Syrian refugees he is intent upon inflicting upon this country.

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Muslim immigration, the rise of Islamic jihad armies in the Middle East and Africa, and the sanction (even exaltation) of jihad front groups in the U.S. such as the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) (how did they get to the family so fast?) have provided the enemy with ample opportunity to grow exponentially. And they have taken full advantage of that opportunity.

In the wake of this jihad attack, Obama wishes to disarm the victims — as if that would stop the jihadists. Machete-wielding Muslims slaughtered a dozen Chinese commuters and wounded over a hundred at a major commuter train station in China. The commuters had no weapons – no way to fight back.

And it has happened here. How would gun control have stopped the Muslim college student in California who recently stabbed four innocent people while carrying an ISIS flag, with the attendant references to Allah and beheadings?

San Bernardino is in one of the most stringent gun control states in the country. The fact is that these mass shootings usually take place in gun-free zones — except for the attempted jihad massacre at our free speech event in Garland, Texas last May. That jihad attempt had the best of all possible outcomes, because the jihadis were greeted by armed freedom fighters.

Besides gun control, the media and Obama’s administration are obsessed with the prospect of an “anti-Muslim backlash.” Obama, Hillary, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the media — they are all groveling before Islam, scrubbing and mopping up after this latest jihad attack, and still it’s not enough. Devout Muslims slaughtered innocent Americans at a Christmas party, and now comes the second wave of the attack — charges of racism (Islam is not a race) and “Islamophobia.”

American Muslims for the umpteenth time are wailing about a fear of reprisals – reprisals that never actually come in reality, but are always the focus of media obsession after every jihad attack. The blood of American Christians and Jews is still on the floor and the walls of a Christmas party, and they are playing the victim. How savage.

Why aren’t American Muslims mourning our dead? Why aren’t American Muslims using their money and influence to call for an “enlightenment” in Islam, a purge of the Quran and the Islamic texts and teachings that call for jihad and genocide?

Law enforcement has been just as compromised as the government and the media: I have been watching CNN — yes, unbelievable (a first), but the failings of FOX are too big to stomach. So imagine my horror when I switched it on and saw swarms of reporters inside the home of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. Qurans everywhere, passports, drivers licenses of family members are strewn about.

They released the crime scene? There were no fingerprint forensics anywhere. How do they know who came and went into that apartment?

The FBI did this? Even CNN’s law enforcement analysts appeared shocked by what CNN’s reporters (and other reporters) were doing. They had never seen a crime scene of this magnitude opened to the public so early.

This was an Islamic cell with many people involved. Who gave the order to release the scene? Obama? And how much evidence was destroyed by these reporters tramping through the house? How much of the jihad killers’ activities and contacts were obscured and lost forever?

What’s the result of the universal government, law enforcement and media denial and obfuscation of the reality of the Islamic jihad against the United States? San Bernardino
— and there will be many more San Bernardinos.

Obama’s jihad-free counter terror policies and jihad denial is the cause of this catastrophic intelligence and law enforcement failure. Obama has blood on his hands (adding to the rivers of blood of Christians in Syria and Iraq.) But the message from the administration is, Get used to it. Disarm and get used to it. And the media follows after him like the man with the shovel after the circus elephant, always eager to clean up the messes he makes.

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.


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