From Al Jazeera America:
The administration of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi must focus on economic development — not just regional security — in response to the recent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian migrant workers in Libya, Egyptian economists and rights activists said Monday.
Tell us how adressing economic issues stops the caliphate-hungry Islamists from attacking and killing Christians and Jews? Of course they say that both need to be addressed: the terrorists and economic problems in Egypt. Well, duh, but to blame it mainly on economic plight is to miss the point. And last I checked, you need security to spawn the economic growth. Again, terrorists directly oppose that.
Here is a timeline history of ISIS atrocities.
The administration gave a watered down statement on the executions in Libya: (they call them Egyptian citizens)
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens
The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens. ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds. It is unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity. This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL.
This heinous act once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya, the continuation of which only benefits terrorist groups, including ISIL. We call on all Libyans to strongly reject this and all acts of terrorism and to unite in the face of this shared and growing threat. We continue to strongly support the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino Leon to facilitate formation of a national unity government and help foster a political solution in Libya.
But they did not call them Christians. Couldn’t do that. To deny who they are, Coptic Christians, is to deny the motive for killing them. It’s very dishonest. Now at least they are admitting they are ISIS-affiliated terrorists. (progress for Libya I guess)
So what we have is the administration, and willing others, going out of their way not to address the direct source of the problem, radical Islamism. They won’t even call it what it is. But at the same time they can blame it on economic woes. “Yea, that’s the ticket!”
Unconstrained by faith? Let’s deny the central organizational and recruitment impetus is Islamic radicalism. But it is constrained under that central purpose, and loyal to it. In fact, it is constrained entirely under that auspice — except for opposition by military force.
By the time they get around to calling it Islamic terrorism it will be too late.(which is just great to the Islamic radicals)
And once again they call for a political solution to the problem. We just know you can sit down and discuss things rationally with irrational people hell bent on destruction. But to deny who and what Islamic terrorists are is to deny the causal source of the problem.
Not to even remind them that Obama and his enablers were a direct, willing contributor in the political problem in Libya. And they’ve have been lying about the effects ever since. Yet they’ll turn right around and blame Bush for Iraq’s turmoil. Plus all their support for Mo-Bros adding more accelerant to the fire.
The only conclusion is we have an Islamist-sympathizing administration. It’s hard to defeat an enemy by being sympathetic to it, regardless what atrocities they are committing.