Do you remember the June 12 jihad attack by a Muslim that killed 49 Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida? It was a big thing in the media at the time, complete with reports about a cellphone confession by the jihadi, and evidence that his immigrant Muslim family knew about the planned jihad attack.
Well, you imagined it, see, because extensively documented jihad attack didn’t happen, President Barack Obama told the world on Sunday.
It was just “a deranged man killing scores of people,” Obama insisted to CBS. No jihad there, he says.
But it was also terrorism deliberately designed to terrify, although it was done by a deranged man, he insisted, without explaining how a deranged man can plan a deliberate terror attack.
“We’ve had a terrorist attack in Orlando, although it does not appear externally motivated, but a deranged man killing scores of people,” he told CBS’s Sunday show, Face The Nation.
That claim seems unfounded, incoherent, and improper.
It is improper because Obama’s law-enforcement deputies are investigating the attack, and Obama should not be suggesting that his political preferences override a criminal investigation.
Obama’s no-jihad-here interpretation of the evidence is unfounded by the government-supplied text of the killers’s coherent and consistent call to the 9-1-1 services, in which he identified himself as a Islamic volunteer of the Islamic jihad army run by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-described, properly appointed, Allah-approved Islamic leader of the Islamic State’s Islamic army in Islamic Syria.
Police: Orlando Police Dispatcher
Killer: Omar Mateen
Police: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.
Killer; In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]
Killer: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.
Police: What’s your name?
Killer: My name is I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.
Police: Ok, What’s your name?
Killer: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may Allah protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.
Police: Alright, where are you at?
Killer: In Orlando.
Police: Where in Orlando? [End of call].