Oh Goodie: Obama To Host “Anti-Violent Extremism” Summit

President No-Show will host an “anti-violent-extremism” summit next month. This will be worse than useless, because not only is Obama determined not to name the enemy that actually threatens us, thus not diagnosing the problem and making no headway toward solving it.  But he will be tempted to name phantom “enemies” that pose no threat to anyone – just to be fair.

“On February 18, 2015, the White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, and Paris,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.

If you think that Obama won’t use this as an opportunity crack down on conservative religious groups, you haven’t been paying attention for the past 6 years.

Recall how Obama in early 2013 had the Department of Defense counting Catholics, evangelicals and Mormons as religious extremists alongside Hamas and al Qaeda.

A U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief describes “Evangelical Christianity” and “Catholicism” as examples of “religious extremism,” according to the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, who shared a copy of the documents with The Christian Post.

“The number of hate groups, extremists and anti‐govt organizations in the U.S. has continued to grow over the past three years, according to reports by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They increased to 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 in 2010 and 602 in 2000,” reads the first page of the slide presentation labeled “Extremism & Extremist Organizations.”

Listed alongside “extremist” groups and organizations like the Klu Klux Klan and al-Qaida, the U.S. Army slideshow has “Evangelical Christianity” as the first bullet, followed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Ultra-Orthodox Judaism and farther down on the slide, Catholicism.

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 Forgot to mention “Islamophobia.” Fear of Muslim extremists is extremist, you guys.

Our government is on bath salts.

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President No-Show Snubs French Unity March – Blasted By Libs, NY Daily News

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More than forty world leaders attended the massive march in Paris, Sunday, where more than a million people expressed their support for the victims of Islamic attacks, last week. A total of 3.7 million took part in rallies throughout France according to official reports.

This was a HUGE event.

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But the president of the United States did not attend the march. Nor did his Vice President or Secretary of State. His Attorney General was in town, but did not attend the march. [Can you even imagine Eric “My People” Holder, defender of GITMO Islamo-terrorists, locking arms with these white European leaders? Ain’t gonna happen.]

Representing the USA at the march was the little known political consultant and Obama Campaign Bundler Jane Hartley, who was in town because – oh – she lives there. She’s Obama’s Ambassador to France.

Once upon a time at an event like this, the United States would have been represented by a top official – if not the president himself would have been there in a show of solidarity with the forces of Western Civilization against Islamic terror.

Via NBC News:

Crowds packed the entire two-mile march route from Paris’ Place de la Republique to Place de la Nation, chanting “Vive la America’s France” and “Qui vous etes? Charlie!” — “Who are you? Charlie!” — in reference to the massacre at the satirical magazine that left 12 dead on Wednesday. The demonstrators clapped, chanted and held posters and flags, including the French and Israeli ones.

The march was led by the historic sight of French President Francois Hollande linked arm-in-arm with Germany’s Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other world leaders in a show of solidarity against terror. More than 40 foreign leaders were expected to attend.

Via Gateway Pundit, Liberal Reporters BLAST Obama For Snubbing French at Their #JeSuisCharlie Freedom March

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic: “It would have been nice to see the country whose birth was midwifed by France send its leader to stand with France today.”

Fareed Zakaria, CNN: “Why no U.S. leader at Paris rally? Isn’t this why God invented vice presidents?”

Greta Van Susteren, Fox News: “@ron_fournier @AmPowerBlog you and I usually agree but not on this:I wanted my Pres there representing me”

And: “the next time we want French help,they will remember if we mourned with them, stood with them @ron_fournier”

Jack Moore, International Business Times, UK: “French President Jacque Chirac was one of first foreign leaders to visit White House after 9/11. Why was Barack Obama absent at #ParisMarch?”

Simon Schama, BBC Presenter: “Actually, on US (non)representation in Paris: insulting abysmal complacent indifference to meaning of the day. Should be huge row.”

A French citizen responded to Schama: “Sad! All my colleagues & friends here are talking about that! Some do seem hurt by that!”

Laura Rozen, Al Monitor gave her opinion, that of her mid-western mother and also reported on Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s respective schedules:

“+1 RT @mtomasky: @TheCorollary @lrozen just my opinion, but extraordinary event; it’s our fight too. I, as a citizen, feel underrepresented”

“My mother in KC says was watching Paris unity rally from 6am, woke up my father wondering why US leader not there.”

Joe Trippi, Democrat advisor and Fox News contributor: “@JamesFallows @JeffreyGoldberg I agree about POTUS. But do not understand Biden or Kerry.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper: ‘Disappointed Personally’ Obama a No Show in Anti-Terrorism Rally in France:

UPDATE:

Hat tip: Geo: “You know things have gotten really bad when the dopey left wing libs at The Daily News throws [President No-Show] overboard.”

Via Drudge: NY Daily News: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

The U.S. attorney general, in Paris for a terrorism summit with French President Francois Hollande, did not join world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the march and rally that drew a million people days after 12 were shot at satirical paper Charlie Hebdo. Others such as Obama and Vice President Biden were also not in attendance.

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Look at the photo they chose to run of Obumba. Wow.

See Twitchy for more:

Greg Gutfeld finds silver lining in President Obama’s absence from Paris today

President Obama isn’t in Paris, but he will be in D.C. tomorrow honoring the San Antonio Spurs

Bill Kristol notices something about President Obama’s ‘awfully busy’ schedule today

‘Couldn’t leave Joe Home Alone!’ Here are the top 10 #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally

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Gateway Pundit: Obama Sends Three Representatives to Mike Brown Funeral… No One to France Freedom March:

The Obama administration sent three representatives to Michael Brown’s funeral in Ferguson, Missouri.

But only the Ambassador to France made the historic anti-terror march in Paris today.

Does he think no one notices this crap?

Gateway Pundit: Obama Watched NFL Football Instead of Attending Paris Unity March:

According to an administration official, President Obama spent part of his Sunday afternoonwatching an NFL playoff game on television. Both playoff games were broadcast hours after the march.

Ted Cruz in Time: ‘Our President Should Have Been There’

We must never hesitate to stand with our allies. We should never hesitate to speak the truth. In Paris or anywhere else in the world.

On Sunday, leaders representing Europe, Israel, Africa, Russia, and the Middle East linked arms and marched together down Place de la Concorde in Paris. But, sadly, no one from the White House was found among the more than 40 Presidents and Prime Ministers who walked the streets with hundreds of thousands of French citizens demonstrating their solidarity against radical Islamic terrorists.

 

The absence is symbolic of the lack of American leadership on the world stage, and it is dangerous. The attack on Paris, just like previous assaults on Israel and other allies, is an attack on our shared values. And, we are stronger when we stand together, as French President François Hollande said, for “liberty, equality, and fraternity.”

 

Radical Islamic terrorists are targeting all of those who do not share their radical ideology, escalating their attacks in shocking ways.

 

First Degree Murder Charges Filed Against Gunman In Botched Gun Shop Robbery

Via KCTV 5 News, murder charges have been filed against one suspect in the death of a Shawnee gun shop owner who was shot during a botched robbery attempt that left three of the suspects wounded.

Johnson County prosecutors have charged Hakeem Malik, 18, with felony first-degree murder. Malik is scheduled to face a judge Monday.

His bond is set at $500,000.

Three other suspects are being detained on suspicion of aggravate robbery. Prosecutors could filed charges on Monday.

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Co-owner Jon Bieker, 44, managed to shoot three of the suspects. One of the injured suspects fled along with the getaway driver. Police said they arrested those two as they tried to gain entry at a nearby home.

The deadly shootout happened on Friday when the four men tried to rob the She’s a Pistol gun shop which caters to female gun owners.

The suspects, Hakeem Malik, 18, Londro Patterson, 19, DeAnthony Wiley, 19, and Nicquan Midgyett, 19, may have been involved in five other armed robberies within the past couple of weeks.