on extreme-right wing Bagger blogs, because it doesn't fit their insane narrative that insists President Obama is a "secret Muslim" and a Christian-hating Commie. But enough about crazy people and their paranoia. Here's what President Obama wrote in a LATimes Op-Ed today:
From Talking Points Memo:
President Barack Obama on Wednesday neutralized a conservative line of attack on his approach to terrorism by condemning a recent mass beheading in Libya as the "murder of Egyptian Christians."
Conservatives and evangelicals cried foul when the White House released a statement Monday on the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Libyan militants claiming affiliation with the Islamic State terror group. The statement referred to the victims as "Egyptian citizens" instead of Egyptian Christians. But in an op-ed published Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times, Obama dispelled that ambiguity.
"In Syria and Iraq, the terrorist group we call ISIL has slaughtered innocent civilians and murdered hostages, including Americans, and has spread its barbarism to Libya with the murder of Egyptian Christians," he wrote.
The President called for international unity in the fight against the Islamic State as world leaders gathered in Washington for a three-day summit on countering violent extremism. He emphasized that strategies other than the use of military force must be employed if the global community hopes to wipe out terrorism.
"Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies," Obama wrote.
"Those efforts must be matched by economic, educational and entrepreneurial development so people have hope for a life of dignity."
And if you don't believe me when I say the extremists in the right wing Bagger blogsphere are insane, just read this from one of the inmates of "American Thinker," a far right-wing site that apparently employs people whose IQs are not quite as high as a bowl of spit.
Conservative author says photo shows Obama ‘flashing one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith’
Can anyone imagine how the fruitcakes over at American Thinker would react if they saw an American president holding hands with or even, Gourd forbid, kissing an Arab prince? An Arab prince of a country where 15 of the 19 September 11th hijackers came from? Can you imagine what the loonies @A.T. would be hooting about if an American president did THAT?!
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Yes. And the people who read American Thinker are the same people who claim liberalism is a mental disorder.