Belgium, Obama, ISIS and Reagan’s Easter address

By Chuck Norris

Words can’t express the profound sorrow my wife, Gena, and I feel for the Belgian people and especially the victims and their families of the most recent ISIS terror attacks.  Our hearts sunk even further to hear that at least 12 Americans were among the wounded, missing and dead.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to them all, especially during this Holy Week.

At the same time, like so many around the world, we have felt profound contempt toward ISIS and are even more resolute than ever that the U.S. government needs to do everything within its power to eradicate Islamic jihadists from the planet.

Unfortunately, with the present regime in our White House, it’s never going to happen, for it was instrumental in creating ISIS, continuing to downplay its threat, and even aiding and abetting its growth. I’ll prove it.

In last week’s column, I addressed the dodging and soft peddling of Secretary of State John Kerry, who finally admitted under intense political and public pressure that ISIS was “committing genocide” against religious minorities in the Middle East.

Resolutions by the European Parliament last month and every member of the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago stood specifically against “Christian genocide.”

However, Kerry softened the blow against ISIS by sandwiching Christians within two other religious minorities (the Kurdish Yezidis and Shiite Muslims). Then, when giving specific examples of genocide, Kerry curtailed Christian casualties in light of the massacres of the two other groups. He finished by cloaking ISIS within its lesser-known title, “Daesh,” and blaming its rise on “bigotry and discrimination” in the West.

As I concluded last week, the fact is, were it not for the European Union and the U.S. Congress’ recent genocide declarations in addition to the overwhelming mounting of public and political pressure, the Obama administration would have never declared ISIS atrocities as genocide – something it has struggled to do for a few years.

This duck-n-dodge strategy isn’t a new approach among those in the Obama administration.

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Just a few weeks ago, White House spokesman Josh Earnest couldn’t bring himself to say ISIS was committing genocide against Christians, either.

And our president continues to live in his own politically correct bubble that protects him from having to say virtually anything against Islamic jihadists. In fact, like Kerry, he won’t even use two words together, such as “Islamic jihadist” or “Islamic terrorists,” preferring the weak-willed “violent extremists” or, at best, “religious radicals.” Two more words have joined their unutterable duos: “Christian genocide.”

It’s staggering to think Obama can call ISIS a “JV team” a year ago, and then a year later wake up to the confession that it is actually on par with Nazi Germany committing genocide. I guess ISIS turned varsity in 2015.

The truth is, despite what words Obama uses, he actually has little concern about ISIS, proven by the fact that he still doesn’t think it is a threat to the U.S.

Was it any surprise to anyone that, just hours after the devastating Belgian terror atrocities, Obama took an excursion with Cuban President Raúl Castro to enjoy a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team, and even frolicked in the fun by joining in the wave?

I’ve shared before and repeat again for emphasis that, on the Friday morning before the terrorist attacks in Paris last November, President Obama minimized ISIS’ power as he shared on “Good Morning America,” saying, “I don’t think they’re gaining ground. What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. … We’ve [also] made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters. …”

The world just learned that 400 to 600 more Islamic jihadist fighters have been trained by ISIS to target Europeans in a wave of attacks. The FBI warned Americans back in October of 2015 that 900-plus ISIS operatives are presently being investigated inside the U.S. – in every state of the union – and that they are actively recruiting U.S. teens and trying to hack major U.S. power grids.

And yet, just a few days ago in Argentina, even after the closing proximity of Brussels and Paris attacks to America, Obama continues to cackle that ISIS is not “an existential threat to the U.S.”

Despite John Kerry’s recent confession that ISIS is indeed committing genocide, Obama continues to waffle about boots on the ground in the Middle East and recently approved a 50 percent cut of aerial surveillance on the U.S. southern border, where walls and territory are as porous as a fishing net with no net.

The extensive Internet recruitment wars and propaganda of ISIS has gone on for the past few years, yet the president decided only a few months ago to meet with top Silicon Valley tech firms to see if they had any ideas about combating terrorists on social media.

Obama also empowers and enables Islamic jihadists by helping them to secure release from prison and find homes abroad and even in the U.S. There were 240 jihadists in Guantanamo when Obama took office. Thanks to his oversight and care for them, there are now only 112 Islamic extremists left there, and he shortly plans to close down the Cuban facility by executive action and relocate the remaining jihadists to U.S. prisons.

Are we talking the same jihadists that are hell-bent on genocide against a Christian majority in the U.S. that Obama is commissioned to protect?

Thank God that most U.S. governors are doing their jobs! It is comforting that more than 30 governors across the country have publicly requested from our president that the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. cease until security concerns about ISIS infiltration can be adequately addressed.

Tragically, the president not only disregarded the respectful request from the majority of the governors, he mocked their gubernatorial protection of a Trojan horse by ISIS as “based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.”

Is genocidal massacre “based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks”?

To add insanity to crazy, despite the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East, back in November 2015, President Obama ridiculed U.S. congressmen too for suggesting we give refugee priority to Christians from ISIS-ruled territories, saying that was “shameful” and “un-American.” Yet, Obama has repeatedly given preferences to Muslims and Islam throughout his presidency.

Wallbuilders has compiled an exhaustive list of dozens and dozens of examples through the years in which President Obama has launched: “(1) numerous records of his attacks on biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of biblical faith.”

What contributions, therefore, is Obama making to U.S. security (abroad and at home) and the spread of Islam and Christianity, when polls show younger Americans look with disdain upon Christianity and Islam will be the second largest religion by 2040?

Is Obama enabling the diminishing influence of Christianity and Easter itself in the U.S.?

Do you see why we need a strong, conservative, commonsense leader?

And on this sacred Easter weekend, it couldn’t be overstated how we also need a renewed faith in God and to call on Him in whom our forefathers put their trust for personal and national security and happiness. We are ultimately hopeless without His help.

I want to conclude this Easter article with a positive hopeful word from a man who has just been recently reunited with his wife in heaven, President Ronald Reagan. Here are encouraging words from his 1983 Easter address:

This week Jewish families and friends have been celebrating Passover, a tradition rich in symbolism and meaning. Its observance reminds all of us that the struggle for freedom and the battle against oppression waged by Jews since ancient times is one shared by people everywhere. And Christians have been commemorating the last momentous days leading to the crucifixion of Jesus 1,950 years ago. Tomorrow, as morning spreads around the planet, we’ll celebrate the triumph of life over death, the Resurrection of Jesus. Both observances tell of sacrifice and pain but also of hope and triumph. …

Nearly 2,000 years after the coming of the Prince of Peace, such simple wishes may still seem far from fulfillment. But we can achieve them. We must never stop trying.

The generation of Americans now growing up in schools across our country can make sure the United States will remain a force for good, the champion of peace and freedom, as their parents and grandparents before them have done. If we live our lives and dedicate our country to truth, to love, and to God, we will be a part of something much stronger and much more enduring than any negative power here on Earth.

Chuck Norris provides real solutions to our county’s problems and a way to reawaken the American dream in his best-seller, “Black Belt Patriotism.”

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