Ezra Schwartz,18, from Sharon Massachusetts was visiting Israel to deliver care packages to Israeli troops when his car was stuck in a traffic jam. That’s when, in a scene seemingly right out of the movies, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire with an automatic weapon and killed the teenager.
Breitbart reports that only comment about the incident from the Obama State Department was a condemnation on both sides.
“As we’ve made clear, we remain deeply concerned about the situation, and continue to urge all sides to take affirmative steps to restore calm and prevent actions that would further escalate tensions.”
This sort of response, that seems to blame the victim as much as it blames the terrorist, leaves people reminiscent of the days after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris. After cartoonists were executed by Islamic extremists, Barack Obama gave his infamous speech in which he said,
“Remember, that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
It almost seemed as if the president was making excuses for Islamic terrorists who assassinated innocent civilians.
In October, Eitam Henkin, an American citizen, and his wife were murdered in front of their children by Palestinian terrorists, and Barack Obama did not give a speech condemning the actions. He did not go in front of the American people and say, “If I had a son, he would look like Eitam.”
Later in the month, Richard Lakin, an American citizen from Newton, Massachusetts was also slain by radical Muslims as he was riding on a bus. Lakin suffered from stab wounds to the face and head.
Barack Obama has not called out for justice, nor has he met with the families of the victims to offer condolences. He has not sent his Race Ambassador, Al Sharpton, to the area to lead rallies against the injustice that has occurred. He has not had friends or family members of the deceased as guests of the White House, as he did when Ahmed Mohamed built a device that looked like a suitcase bomb, and took it to school.
Barack Obama has had presidency that has been filled with responses to terrorist actions that range from incompetence, as he showed when his administration labeled the Fort Hood Shooting ‘work place violence,’ to lackadaisical, as when the president went golfing immediately following the beheading of journalist, James Foley.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran pastor who stood up against the Nazis during World War II, once said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil,” and Barack Obama’s silence as American citizens are executed abroad by Muslim terrorists has been deafening.