President Barack Hussein Obama ordering the release of heavily redacted transcripts of a 911 call by the man who murdered 49 people inside an Orlando night club created such a stir that within hours everyone in the administration ran for cover. Eventually, the full transcript was released.
The transcripts show Omar Mateen pledging allegiance to a terrorist organization, and admitting to the shootings. The transcript originally omitted specific references to the shooter’s name, the terrorist organization he pledges allegiance to and Obama is showing he will always get his way with a compliant FBI.
President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other senior Democrats refuse to say America is at war with “radical Islamic terrorism” for fear of insulting all Muslims, but voters in a recent poll disagree.
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of likely U.S. voters believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism. Just 24% share the president’s position and disagree. A disturbing 16% are undecided.
A surprising 56% of registered Democrats believe America is at war with radical Islamic terrorism, a view shared by 70% of Republicans and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
Overall, according to Rasmussen, a staggering 92% of all voters now regard radical Islamic terrorism as a serious threat to the United States. This includes 73% who say it is a Very Serious one, up 23 points from 50% in October of last year.
Voters are also more reluctant now to agree with Obama that the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) which masterminded the massacres in Paris is not a reflection of Islam itself. A plurality (46%) still thinks the president is right when he says ISIS does not represent true Islamic beliefs. But that’s down noticeably from 58% who felt that way in February after the president gave a speech equating the atrocities committed by ISIS with past sins of Christianity. Thirty-five percent (35%) now believe ISIS does represent Islamic beliefs. One-in-five voters (19%) are not sure.
“I’m still amazed that that many folks actually believe Obama who has been exposed as a serial liar as has his hopeful successor Hillary Clinton. While I see a big leap in the poll I still find it disturbing that so many Americans are easily duped by Obama and a news media that behaves as if they’ve gone ‘full retard’ for the Democratic Party’s benefit,” said former counter-terrorism operation and city police officer Danny “Bing” Crosby.
Citing the links between Syrian refugees and the killings in Europe, about 25 governors oppose Obama’s plan to bring thousands of so-called refugees to the United States. Voters strongly believe, however, that the Syrian refugees pose a national security risk, and most oppose settling them in the state where they live.
Sizable majorities across most demographic categories consider radical Islamic terrorism a Very Serious threat to the United States. The majority of voters in nearly all categories also believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism.