Jan 13, 2015
In what could end up being the photo-op of the decade, Paris’ Unity rally brought together more than 40 world leaders exhibiting their support for France’s distain of radical Islamic terrorists without the President of the United States.
Not one to miss out on a global photo-op, President Obama’s press secretary admitted the administration made a mistake by not sending a high-ranking cabinet member to the event that drew more than a million rally goers.
Despite pressure from the media, the White House refused to answer questions about America’s top cop, Attorney General Eric Holder’s failure to attend the rally while he was in Paris to discuss terrorism.
“I don’t think that we have any information that would indicate, certainly with regard to the homeland, that there is any ongoing threat or any threat that was activated by what we see so tragically here in France,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told ABC. “With regard to sleeper cells here in France, that is an investigation that’s ongoing and being conducted by our French allies.”
Back on the Sunday talk show circuit, California Senator Diane Feinstein warned the American people that the U.S. faces similar attacks. “I think there are sleeper cells not only in France but certainly in other countries and, yes, in our own. This calls for vigilance. … Hopefully, we can be even more active in terms of doing those things which enable us to find terrorists, see who they’re communicating with and to track that.”
Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute, the Director-General of Britain’s MI5 confirmed the Senator’s fear and warned western leaders that, “a group of core al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria is planning mass-casualty attacks against the West.”
Predictably, Senator John McCain said over the weekend that President Obama’s war on terror has been too weak. “ISIS right now is winning,” he said. “We need to go after them. We need to have more boots on the ground. We need a no-fly zone. We need to arm the Free Syrian Army. And we need a coherent strategy that can be presented to the Congress.”
Perhaps in their own “awakening,” France, Germany and the other EU countries were unified at the rallies standing against terrorism and denouncing radical Islam. But will it serve as a wake-up call that multiculturalism without integration can spell suicide for any nation?
Terrorism collides with Paris
A nationwide manhunt for the suspects of France’s deadliest terrorist attack in more than 50 years ended in a barrage of gunfire on Friday. After days of searching, French police stormed two separate locations where the terrorists were holed up and killed the men responsible for murdering 12 journalists at a satirical magazine and four hostages.
The terror attacks last week in Paris are a stark reminder that the West’s 14-year war on terrorism is far from over. But is there anything western countries can do to halt the increase of Islamic terror attacks?
Some suggest a good place to start is the 751 “no go” zones located in France that follow some form of Sharia law. These Muslim communities operate on the outskirts of most cities in France and it is where radical Islam is allowed to incubate and flourish. In addition, Britain is already home to 85 Sharia courts that enforce Muslim religious law over western law. And finally, terrorism analyst and founder of ACT for America Brigitte Gabriel claims more than 100 Sharia courts operate inside the U.S. So far seven states, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Louisiana, North Carolina and Kansas have passed laws to prevent any form of Sharia law to be practiced in their state.
In a rare comment French Prime Minister Manuel Valls left political correctness at the door and said; “It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”
The French government also added an additional 1,000 troops on the streets over the weekend amid preparations for a giant unity rally in Paris. More than 40 world leaders attended, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The most prominent Muslim leader that attended was Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Perhaps the most newsworthy leader to attend the Paris unity rally was Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who’s harsh words to Egypt’s Muslim clerics caught the attention of western nations. The authoritarian leader implored moderates to “revolutionize” its religion in an effort to slow the growth of radical Islam responsible for murder and terrorism.
Notably missing from the Paris unity rally- U.S. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.
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