Michelle Malkin on Libya, Egypt tragedies: ‘These optics suck, White House!’ [VIDEO]
In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” Wednesday, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies,” attacked the Obama administration for its reactions and policy priorities leading up to and following violent incidents at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Malkin has long been an outspoken critic of how Islam is treated in both U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
Obama, she said, “won’t acknowledge the coddling that the administration is responsible for, and the subsidizing with taxpayer dollars of the kind of Islamic, violent agitation that we are now seeing. Keep in mind that the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the so-called Freedom and Justice Party, is the one that’s instigating now all of those so-called ‘peaceful’ protests that are going to erupt from now through Friday, through next Friday and every Friday — because every Friday in the jihad world it’s ‘riot Friday’ against anything anti-Western.”
“Pretext is the word of the day, the word of the century here,” Malkin said, “because any perceived insult that can be exploited to castigate, to demonize and to provoke violence against the West is the agenda of this group, Muslim Brotherhood and all of its affiliates. ‘Jihad is our way’ is part of their official slogan. Death for the sake of Allah is what they strive for.”
“And the network of Wahhabi-subsidized groups that have been offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood across this country — it’s very important that people understand that,” she continued. “What was 9/11 about? It’s not about ‘[we will] never forget,'” she continued. “It’s ‘Will we ever learn?'”
“It’s the Muslim Student Association, it’s the ISNA [Islamic Society of North America], it’s the Muslim-American society. It’s all of the groups that the Bush Justice Department helped prosecute then. But of course, whether it’s a Republican State Department or a Democratic State Department, you’ve got this attitude of Dhimmitude that is killing Americans abroad and threatened us here at home.”
Dhimmitude is a French coinage that refers to the subjugation and oppression of non-Muslims in Muslim countries.
Host Sean Hannity asked Malkin why, despite warnings from his talk radio and television program in early 2011, no one saw this coming. Malkin chalked it up to intentional policy lapses by the Obama administration.
“It’s willful and deliberate whitewashing of the civilizational threats that face us,” Malkin said. “And I was completely disgusted by the clip that you showed at the beginning of your show, Sean, because these optics suck, White House!”
“I mean, we have four Americans dead, who were butchered and slaughtered because this administration did not have the foresight to fortify these embassies on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. And there he is, with all of his fanboys and fangirls in Vegas, raising money while they scream ‘I love you’ — in the middle of an international crisis. And how about his statement this afternoon in the Rose Garden? He couldn’t muster up a single flash of anger or outrage that these Americans are dead now. ‘Tough day,’ Woe is me. The bloodlessness of his statement makes my blood boil and it should make every American’s blood boil, especially in this week, which was a tough week for all of the 3,000 families of the people who died on 9/11.”