Polls consistently show that Arab and Muslim societies absolutely seethe with violent hatred toward Jews.
Such hatred is traditional, long-standing over many centuries, and theologically-based in such a manner as to turn the Jewish people into a Cosmic Evil in the minds of many practitioners of the Muslim faith. It is not merely that Jews are evil, but that evil is, itself, Jewish.
Such poisonous notions are particularly popular within Islamist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
President Obama, however, seems entirely indifferent to genocidal Islamist anti-Semitism, which is why he called the Islamist attack against Jews in the kosher market in Paris "random." In this way he obscures the Jew hatred that resides at the heart of political Islam, rendering the attack as hardly more meaningful then your garden variety mugging. In Obama's universe, or so it seems, it was not as if the Islamist murderers, as Muslims, killed those Jews, as Jews. No. It was just a random act of violence by no one in particular, toward no one in particular. The fact that, in truth, the kosher market was chosen precisely because it would likely have Jews in it - because it was an anti-Semitic attack - is veiled by Obama's refusal to acknowledge the Islamist nature of the attack and by his enthusiasm for whitewashing its anti-Semitic nature.
Now, even as we are still struggling to know just what to make of Obama's disrespect of the Jewish people, the administration gives us yet another slap in the head. In the White House's Joint Resolution before Congress requesting limited war authorization there is a recognition that the Islamic State represents a threat to various groups in the region.
These include Muslims who are, in fact, the number one victims of Islamists. These include Christians who are being threatened. These include, to use the old fashioned term found in the document, "Turkmen" as well as the Yezidis. These include women and Americans.
So, according to the Obama administration, the Islamic State is a threat to pretty much everyone, except for the Jews. If you add up Christians and Muslims and women, then you are easily looking at something well over the majority of the world's population. According to the Obama administration all those people are under a direct threat from the Islamic State, but somehow genocidal Jew hatred simply doesn't make the cut.
Why is that?... one wonders to oneself aloud.
The resolution reads, in part:
Whereas ISIL leaders have stated that they intend to conduct terrorist attacks internationally, including against the United States, its citizens, and interests;How about something like:
Whereas ISIL has committed despicable acts of violence and mass executions against Muslims, regardless of sect, who do not subscribe to ISIL’s depraved, violent, and oppressive ideology;
Whereas ISIL has threatened genocide and committed vicious acts of violence against religious and ethnic minority groups, including Iraqi Christian, Yezidi, and Turkmen populations;
Whereas ISIL has targeted innocent women and girls with horrific acts of violence, including abduction, enslavement, torture, rape, and forced marriage;
Whereas ISIL is determined to overthrow the Jewish state of Israel, thereby leaving the Jewish population without autonomy or a means of self-defense;But, nope.
Because Obama not only refuses to acknowledge the rise of political Islam as an anti-Semitic political movement, he consequently obscures the nature of that movement and therefore leaves the Jewish people off of the list of those threatened by "ISIL."
Even, by the way, the use of such an acronym by the administration serves to hide the Islamist nature of the organization. Instead of calling the Islamic State, the Islamic State, the administration uses a flat term that connotates nothing.
The bottom line is that Barack Obama is entirely indifferent to the well-being of the Jewish people and of the Jewish state of Israel.
By pretending that anti-Semitism is virtually non-existent, he provides cover for those who seek to harm Jews, whether in the Middle East or in Paris or anywhere else.
This is presumably not Obama's intention. It is merely his effect.
However, in order to be fair, it is likely the case that if the Obama administration had included the Jewish people many would have claimed that the United States is going to war for the Jews, but some tend to claim that anyways.