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Holder Can’t Say “Radical Islam”

Posted on May 14 2010 12:00 pm
David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.
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If the intent of  Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas in questioning Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday was to find out just how far members of the Obama Administration would go to follow their edict that Islamic terrorists should not be called… Islamic terrorists, then he got his answer.

Awfully darn far.

Smith asked Holder if he thought the common denominator between the Ft. Hood shooter, the Christmas Day bomber and the Times Square bomber was that they had ties to “Radical Islam.”

Holder acted as though he had never heard the term before, then did remarkable, though awkward, verbal calisthenics to avoid using the term– or even agreeing with someone who did.

“There are a variety of reasons,” was his oft used phrase, as to why “individuals” act in this way, Holder asserted.

Right, let’s see, what was the common denominator in the above 3 incidents?

Maybe, knowing that Major Nidal Malik Hassan of Ft. Hood infamy lived in an apartment, Holder is checking to see if his house was foreclosed on, too.  Maybe that is the pattern.

Perhaps the United States should implement a policy of home-equity profiling!

Holder insisted that Islam “the religion” was not the problem, that a false “interpretation” of Islam might be a factor.

So, the nations top lawyer, who couldn’t be bothered to read the Arizona immigration law before casting doubt on its constitutionality, is now an expert in comparative religions.

Maybe here’s the question Congressman Smith should have asked Eric Holder: “Attorney General Holder, how many of the terrorists you and your law firm worked pro bono to have freed from Gitmo were motivated by Radical Islam.  Surely you can use your first-hand experience to answer that…?”

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