William Long hadn’t even seen combat. He had never been to Afghanistan or Iraq. In fact he had just finished basic training, and was standing outside of his recruiter’s office talking to another soldier when he was shot down by a radical muslim. Private Long was a patriot, and the son of two veterans. His father was a Marine, and his mother served in the Navy. Other members of his family also serve and have served the United States faithfully. They deserve to be honored for the sacrifices they have made for America, yet they have been ignored by their own government.
The murderer goes by the name Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad. He is a Muslim convert formerly known as Carlos Bledsoe. Muhammad wounded another soldier, Private Quinton Ezeagwula. The jihadist had recently returned from Yemen, where he studied under an Islamic scholar (and terrorist, apparently).
Gary Bauer of American Values, rightly scolded President Obama for his failure to address the murder of an American patriot by a Muslim terrorist.
Bauer says in part:
“The sound you heard after this terrorist attack was silence. President Obama, who immediately condemned the murder of abortionist George Tiller on Sunday, still has not – more than 24 hours later – said one public word about the cowardly attack on these soldiers. The U.S. Justice Department, which sent federal marshals yesterday to guard abortion centers, has sent no one to guard our military recruitment offices, even though more than 100 of those offices have been attacked in recent years.
He then correctly slams the main stream media (who this week have displayed an appalling lack of moral clarity):
“Big Media, which is doing its best to link the killing of George Tiller to the mainstream pro-life movement, is going out of its way to assert that there is no evidence that Abdulhakim Muhammad had any connection to Muslim groups.
Let’s show outrage over the abortionist, but can’t be bothered to speak about the soldier murdered by a jihadist.
His silence in the face of this brutal attack is shameful. I call upon the president to apply as much energy in engaging the world in defense of America and our military men and women as he spends in apologizing for America and in reaching out to those who hate America and wish our destruction. And I also ask that the president give the same protection to our soldiers in recruiting centers as he is now giving to abortion centers.”
55 hours after Private Long was murdered and counting. No response from Obama. Where is he? Sucking up to the Muslim world, apparently. This is a disgrace.