President Obama often blamed racism for violence, even before knowing any facts.
For example, when a Black Harvard professor was arrested, he rushed to judgment, announcing that the cops had “acted stupidly.” Later, it became clear the professor had been the one who was way out of line and had only been arrested as a last resort.
He also spoke in terms that could be interpreted as inciting violence.
For example, he used phrases like “We need to punish our enemies,” “Tell me whose ass to kick,” and “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
But his biggest failing by far was his refusal to even name, much less speak out against radical Islam.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, an expert for the Department of Justice (DOJ) said during the Boston bombing trial that the Obama administration would not allow federal agents to discuss religion or to use the word “jihad.”
“The federal government is still being driven by the White House narrative that terrorism is the result of unemployment, poverty, and lack of education. That is completely misdiagnosing the nature of the threat. It makes it very, very difficult for people who have to do the work of protecting the nation to understand the threat and being able to analyze it accurately.” – Dr. Gorka
In 2009, a radicalized Muslim opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people (including an unborn child), and injured more than 30 others.
Obama called it “workplace violence” and refused to acknowledge the shooter’s sympathy for the Taliban as a cause. This, despite the fact that witnesses said the shooter had shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire and had defended Muslim suicide bombers.
In 2013, two radicalized Muslim brothers detonated two homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed in the blasts. More than 170 were injured, including 16 who lost limbs. More people died during the manhunt, including one of the brothers. The other is on death row.
President Obama steadfastly refused to admit the brothers were motivated by radical Islam.
In July 2015, a radicalized Muslim opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He killed five service members and wounded a Marine recruiter and a police officer. The FBI said that the shootings were “motivated by foreign terrorist organization propaganda.”
Obama only referred to the shooter as “a lone gunman.”
In December 2015, two radicalized Muslims opened fire at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California. They killed 14 and injured 22 others. The husband-wife team were killed in the subsequent shoot-out in which two police officers were injured.
Obama called for “common-sense gun safety laws, stronger background checks”, while ignoring the couple’s strong ties to radical Islam and the wealth of bomb-making equipment they had in their apartment.
In June 2016, a radicalized Muslim opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Although the gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS, Obama never mentioned either ISIS or radical Islam in his remarks. He only said the killer had been influenced by “extremist ideology.”