Armed with grenades and guns, Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic radicals struck again, taking 170 people hostage at the Raddison hotel in Mali. These barbaric terrorists spared the lives of hostages who proved their Islamic bona fides by reciting the Koran, while 27 innocent civilians were killed.

After this attack in West Africa, Obama’s new domestic terrorism plan probably requires Americans to memorize Koran verses.

 

 Why does the Obama administration express more outrage at conservatives than at radical Islamic terrorists? President Obama seems more interested in protecting the reputation of Islam than protecting the American people. 

 Bomb-throwing Baptists, Anglican arsonists, or radicalized Roman Catholics don’t commit these atrocities—radical Islamic jihadists do. Yet this administration is so naive, they refuse to speak the truth about Islamic terrorism. Benghazi, Boston, Ft. Hood, Paris, 9/11, Kenya, Tanzania, the USS Cole, the list of radical Islamic carnage keeps growing. 

President Obama seems more interested in protecting the reputation of Islam than protecting the American people.

Sadly, the Obama administration is moving full-steam-ahead with its idealistic and outright dangerous Syrian refugee relocation plan, which will resettle more than 10,000 unchecked, unscreened foreigners across America towns. The FBI director has explicitly stated that we cannot conduct background checks on these people, yet nothing will stop Obama’s obsession with pandering to the international community, even if it poses a direct threat to Americans. Europe's experiment with open borders collided with radical Islam, and the results are deadly. How has Obama not learned these lessons?

Republicans in Congress have stepped-up their efforts, but they lack the strength to hold this out-of-control president accountable.

On Friday, French authorities revealed another Paris attacker was masquerading as a Syrian refugee. Two others conspirators had visited Syria, including one who had trained with ISIS. This past week, authorities apprehended five Syrians in Honduras with fake Greek passports. They have apprehended Syrians on the Texas border near Laredo. The Syrian refugee crisis must not be taken lightly.

In the face of this chaos, America needs real strength, moral clarity and commonsense. Obama’s politically-correct, press release foreign policy is a complete disaster, and it shouldn’t take another Paris or Mali for the cartoonish clowns in the administration to wake-up. 

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is a 2016 Republican candidate for president of the United States.