Radio host Rush Limbaugh says liberals downplay or ignore Islamic terrorism because they see one group of Americans as a bigger threat: conservatives.
Limbaugh, speaking from behind his golden EIB microphone on Monday, rattled off global statistics on Islamic terror attacks from TheReligionOfPeace.com before saying President Obama, Hillary Clinton and their allies around the world appear wholly unconcerned with the carnage.
His conclusion: Both radical Islam and liberal elites seek the destruction of conservatism because it poses an existential threat to their power.
“It makes no sense why anybody would passively sit by and let this happen,” the conservative icon said about attempts to create a worldwide Islamic caliphate. “It’s been my question about liberalism for as long as I’ve been alive, and the answers are scary. They’re either really stupid and naive and can’t see what is right in front of their faces, or they share the belief that the United States is an immoral, unjust place and has been from the beginning and deserves this kind of overthrow, redefinition, transformation, whatever you want to call it. I rather think it’s the latter, because I don’t think they’re so naive and ignorant they can’t see this. They see it and they’re just not bothered by it.”
The radio host said 3,221 people injured were injured by Islamic terrorism in the last 30 days; 27,596 people were killed last year due to Islamic terrorism; and another 26,000 were injured in just 2015. He then asked how women like Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, could say, “Islam belongs to Europe. I’m not afraid to say that political Islam should be part of the picture.”
“You say, ‘That’s either naive or purposeful. How can it be?’ Because who’s the common enemy? Who is and what is the biggest enemy of liberalism, folks? Honestly now, ask yourself: Who do liberals consider to be their greatest threat? It’s us, conservatives,” said Limbaugh.
“Republicans in some cases. It’s not Islam. It’s not terrorism. They think they can deal with that. Obama can make deals with Iran. He can make deals with the Ayatollah Khamenei. He can make deals with Hamas. He can make deals with Hezbollah.”
“Who are their biggest enemies? Christians, conservatives, right wingers. The left, which is Islam – militant Islam is on the left, just as the Democratic Party is,” Limbaugh continued. “Take a look their common political opponents or other kinds of enemies. It’s us, folks. This is the thing that a lot of people can’t get through their heads. We had 9/11. We had Fort Hood. Do you have Obama condemning it? Obama will not condemn it.”
Limbaugh went on to say that Europe is importing its own destruction, given that Islamic radicals have vowed to use Western freedom as a tool to bring about its destruction. The host said the cultural transformations happening in Europe give Americans a glimpse into their own future unless they act now.
“For some reason, Obama and his crew do not look at Islam as a threat to their power. Terrorism is a threat to their power, but they see that in us. We are a threat to their power – and we are. We’re trying to take it away from them. We’re trying to beat them in elections. That’s not allowed. That will not happen. We pose too big a threat to them. They could peacefully co-exist with all these other people. They’re on the same place in the political prism. They’re both out there on the left. Both have the same common enemy: The United States, Great Satan.”
Limbaugh said liberals find America an unjust and immoral place because its founding included slavery, while Islamic terrorists come to the same conclusion because the U.S. is populated with infidels.
“You listen to the ex-president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and you couldn’t tell the difference in what he says about America than Joe Biden on the campaign trail, or Obama,” said Limbaugh.
“They talk about this country in identical ways. They talk about Republicans in identical ways. We are their biggest threat, making us their central enemy. The American left, Democratic Party, and liberalism worldwide, its enemy is conservatism. Conservatism, if ever it succeeded – really succeeded – would vastly shrink the source of power, wealth and existence for all these people, and that is government.”