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DOJ Edited the 911 Transcript From the Orlando Shooting to Protect Muslims’ Feelings

I’m not sure exactly why the Obama Administration reminds me of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, a creature described in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as “such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you.”

After all, that’s not precisely what the Department of Justice did on Monday when it tried to hide the fact that the Orlando shooter was Muslim, but perhaps it’s just the comparative level of idiocy required to engage in the effort.

The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal is generally regarded by the Guide as the stupidest creature in the entire known universe, and it still comes out a little ahead of the Obama Administration, based on Monday’s stunt.

In case you missed it, Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice released a “redacted” transcript of a 911 call Omar Mateen made in the midst of his killing spree at the Orlando gay club where he killed 49 people and wounded 53.

It read, in part, “I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].”

The redactions were not done for reasons of national security, the usual excuse for blacking out info in government documents, although an FBI spokesman was actually paid to defend this nonsense.

“We’re not going to propagate violent rhetoric that comes from other people whether they be here or overseas, and to do that would only inflame other people here that might be like-minded. There’s no purpose in doing that,” said FBI Agent Ron Hopper, who apparently drew the short straw.

Well, isn’t that special?

No, obviously the real reason was simply to protect the feelings of Muslims. The unredacted transcript was released later in the day, but only after Speaker Paul Ryan and a host of Republican politicians and commentators gave the Department of Justice verbal wedgies.

“I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State,” says the new transcript, released because, according to an official statement, the previous ridiculous version had become a “distraction.”

We’ll probably have to wait for the actual audio tapes to determine whether Mateen actually said “God” or may have said “Allah.”

Nothing like that would surprise me at this point, since the Obama Administration did something similar when it traded the deserter Bowe Bergdahl for five Gitmo terrorists and Bergdahl’s dad started praising Allah during the Rose Garden press conference.

Then there was Benghazi, which the Obama Administration tried to paint over as a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video.

Add that to President Obama’s complaints about people calling him out for not acknowledging Islamic terrorism, and you’ve got an image of an administration that truly reflects the president’s textbook narcissism. When called on its latest sophomoric attempt at covering up for Islam, the White House predictably deployed spokesmonkey Josh Earnest to issue denials: “All of the decisions about releasing the transcripts were made by Justice Department officials,” Earnest said. “The view of the White House is that we should not interfere with an ongoing investigation and rather that those decisions should be made consistent with the assessment by law enforcement officials about the best way to advance the investigation.”

Yeah-huh.

Look, let’s face it. At this point, everyone knows this sort of juvenile garbage comes from one of two places, both of them in the White House, and that’s either the Oval Office, or it’s the “other Oval Office,” where Valerie Jarrett sits atop a pile of gold, baubles and sacrificed virgins.

As Sarah Palin put it, Obama must be a special kind of stupid.

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Tad Cronn

Tad Cronn began his journalism career in 1983. While he earned awards for his work as a reporter and editor, his greatest joy is writing news commentary. Providing a conservative and often humorous outlook on current events, he now works as a freelance writer based in California.

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