Obama: Paris Shooters ‘Randomly’ Shot Up Kosher Deli
President Barack Obama followed up his recent probing and informative interviews with YouTube celebrities by granting an interview to liberal blog Vox, during which he claimed the terror attack on a Paris kosher deli was “random.” (RELATED: Vox Founder: France Shooting Has Nothing To Do With ‘Cartoons Or Religion’)
Look, the point is this: my first job is to protect the American people. It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris. We devote enormous resources to that, and it is right and appropriate for us to be vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that — the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive. But we also have to attend to a lot of other issues, and we’ve got to make sure we’re right-sizing our approach so that what we do isn’t counterproductive. [Emphasis added]
It isn’t clear what the president means by calling the attacks “random.” The deli shooter, Amedy Coulibaly, had previously pledged support for ISIS, and his wife even recently filmed a propaganda video for the group calling for more terror attacks on France.
Furthermore, the choice of target was far from random. Porte de Vincennes was a kosher deli servicing the local Jewish community. All four of Coulibaly’s murdered hostages were French Jews. French President Francois Hollande has even said the hostage situation “was obviously a horrible anti-Semitic attack.”