Barack Obama

Decoding Obama’s Terrorism Speech

The following is the translated version of Obama’s December 6, 2015 televised address about terrorism to clarify what Obama meant by what he did and did not say.

Good Evening. “On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed,” and “our nation has been at war with terrorists” since 9/11. In response, our “intelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted countless terrorist plots” (excluding the numerous FBI investigations into homegrown terror cells in America, which I halted.)

“Our military and counterterrorism officials relentlessly pursue terrorist networks overseas.” (Excluding of course, when I:

  • Praised Army defector S Robert “Bowe” Bergdahl for deserting his platoon and serving “with honor and distinction.”
  • Not so publicly released more than half of GITMO’s detainees, including Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard. It’s irrelevant that Congress just passed legislation banning their transfer—I will ultimately close GITMO via an executive order. It doesn’t matter that 18 percent of them (116 out of 647) are confirmed to have “re-engaged” in terrorism, you can’t believe everything the Director of National Intelligence
  • Released five more GITMO detainees two days after multiple terrorist attacks in Paris.
  • Remained silent about Americans recently killed in Israel.
  • Appointed a known terrorist sympathizer to lead America’s fight against ISIS.)
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Today, terrorists “use less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society.” (Such as:

  • “Workplace violence,” which occurred in Ft. Hood, Texas in 2009 after Nidal Malik Hasan screamed the non-Islamic phrase “Alluha Akbar” while killing 13 and wounding over 30 members of our U.S. military—whom I still refuse to be armed on military bases;
  • “Random, isolated violence,” which occurred in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier this year when Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, shot up a U.S. military recruiting center, then killed four U.S. Marines and a sailor at a U.S. Navy Operations Support Center. I refused to lower the American flag over the White House in honor of their deaths and still refuse to identify the shooting as a terrorist act.)

(I forgot to mention Oregonian shooter Christopher Harper-Mercer, who asked individuals to first identify their religion and then specifically killed nine Christians. Thankfully, CNN allegedly transformed his image to appear Caucasian, even though his biological mother is Black. Harper-Mercer and I have a lot in common. We are both multi-racial and he, like me, sympathizes with Islam, which is why I refuse to label his act as a hate crime.)

Because I offer no real examples of how I have “confronted terrorism each and every morning in my intelligence briefing,” (when I’m not playing golf), I will generalize about how America has “begun to establish a process and timeline to pursue cease-fires and a political resolution to the Syrian war,” which I helped start.

What I really want to discuss is gun control. I know the strictest gun control laws in the country didn’t prevent the shootings in California, which is why America needs even more gun laws to violate the Second Amendment.

Ignore recent Harvard University and news reports about increased gun violence under my watch. Granted, gun ownership increased while “gun homicide” decreased over the same 20-year period. Just because nearly every mass shooting has occurred in a gun free zone, doesn’t mean that gun free zones don’t work.

Finally, I want to address discrimination. “We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam.” I will not close mosques or have the Justice Department prosecute Imams for hate speech, even though the U.S. Constitution requires me and Congress to do so.

Remember, “the vast majority of terrorist victims around the world are Muslim.” That is, if you understand that Islam is not a religion but a totalitarian political ideology, which institutionalizes violence against women and rejects universal human rights laws. Muslims have killed tens of millions of Muslims for 1400 years.

Remember also that, “Muslim-Americans are our friends and neighbors,” just like Californians Syed Riswan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the Bostonian Tsarnaev brothers, and the many vetted “refugees” terrorists already in America.

“My fellow Americans, let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear,” especially for “Islamaphobes.” After all, there are only 109 verses in the Qur’an instructing Muslims to war with non-believers.

Thank you. May Allah bless the United States of America and its Shari’a-compliant Constitution.

Perhaps, if this translation was solely a parody, Obama’s remarks might be less troublesome. Instead, they only reveal the level at which he has mastered the art of deception.


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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