Mr. Obama loves to divide and conquer, wittingly or unwittingly, and that is no more obvious than in the case of the recent beheading in Moore, Oklahoma. Mr. Obama sent an emissary, David Myers, to Alton Nolen’s Mosque the day after the funeral for his victim Colleen Hufford. The purpose of the visit was to thank them for their charity during the tornado aftermath in 2013.
Alton Nolen is the Islamist who beheaded an innocent woman, Colleen Hufford.
Mr. Obama appeared to want to assuage the feelings of the Muslim community by thanking the members of Alton Nolen’s Mosque for their generosity after the 2013 tornado while ignoring the family of Colleen Hufford.
David Myers, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, flew to Oklahoma to extend Mr. Obama’s thanks to the members of Alton Nolen’s Mosque on the occasion of their Islamic holiday of Eid Ul-Adha in Oklahoma City, October 4th.
The timing of this thank you note was strange and unfortunate. It has the effect of dividing Muslims and non-Muslims.
The Muslims were concerned about backlash after the beheading. This message appears to be an effort by the administration to assuage their feelings.
On the other hand, it took the leader of this same Mosque three days to express sympathy and regret for the beheading of one woman and the attempted beheading of another. Their first statement was concern about backlash.
No one assuaged the feelings of the Hufford family. No one attended the funeral of Colleen Hufford. No one visited Traci Johnson. Mr. Myers only flew down to thank the members of Alton Nolen’s Mosque.
David Myers, relayed Mr. Obama’s message at the Greater Islamic Society of Oklahoma City, the Mosque at which Alton Nolen worshipped.
The Mosque community provided generous humanitarian service during the devastating tornado in Moore in 2013 but thanking them when Mr. Obama did seems idiotic.
The comments relayed from Mr. Obama:
“Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice,” President Barack Obama said.
The Obama comments were written before the beheading but the timing is an insult to the family of Colleen Hufford and it’s an insult to Traci Johnson.
Watch this clip:
video via Jim Hoft and Pundit Press
The former imam, Suhaib Webb (pictured below), of that very same Mosque, apologized to ISIS after the beheading of Colleen Hufford. Right Wing News has a good write up on it.
That same imam is now leader of the Boston Bomber’s Mosque in Boston.
The current and former imams have sketchy histories for leaders of a “peaceful” religion. It’s terrific that they did help those devastated by the tornado as they did, but it’s really awful that Mr. Obama chose October 4th to thank them.
Did Eric Holder order an investigation into this Mosque? Did Holder question anyone in the Mosque? Were Alton Nolen’s emails or phone calls checked? It appears the answer is no to each of these. He won’t do it.