Did ideological soft spot for Sharia keep U.S government from protecting Benghazi consulate?
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The “initial information” (to use Jay Carney’s words) pouring into the State Department — which was then handed on to the White House itself — had no mention whatsoever of an Internet video and a quite specific reference to the Al-Qaeda terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia.
And Ansar al-Sharia in Libya? Who are they?
According to Mohammad Ali al-Zahawi, the self-styled “Commander of Ansar al-Sharia” his group — admirers of Al-Qaeda — is all about doing “battle with the liberals, the secularists and the remnants of Gaddafi.” The terms “liberals” and “secularists” of course mean Americans and Westerners. In June the British ambassador to Libya, Dominic Asquith, was attacked as his convoy moved through the city. The British Ambassador survived but two bodyguards were injured.
Why is Ansar al-Sharia fighting this battle? As its name indicates, and in the words of its leader: “Our brave youths will continue their struggle until they impose Sharia.”
Now. Let’s connect some dots. Facts.
The first two facts:
• The Obama White House, through e-mails from its own State Department, knew for a fact that, in the words of the e-mail, “Ansar Al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU).”
• It knew what Ansar Al-Sharia was all about — to “impose Sharia,” in the words of Ansar Al-Sharia’s “Commander” Mohammad Ali al-Zahawi.
And then this third fact.
Remember the story about Obama’s Granny Sarah? This one? In which we told you about Walid and Theodore Shoebat’s discovery that Granny Sarah, Cousin Musa Obama, and their family were using Western contributions and soliciting others? Through a television interview on Al-Jazeera in which the President’s Cousin Musa happily discussed the ways the President’s name was being used to fund educations in Sharia for poor kids? Getting gobs of favorable publicity from groups as varied as the International Reporting Project (in which New York Times editor Jill Abramson plays a key role), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, Greenpeace and even the Catholic Relief Services?
Remember this exchange between Cousin Musa and the Al Jazeera interviewer?
Q. So then you open opportunities for other universities? Do all these scholarships involve studying Arabic and Sharia?
A. Uuu…hhh the majority of course is Sharia schools because I have strong connections and relationships with primarily Sharia institutions.
So the obvious question.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online