Everybody has so-called legitimate grievances, but 99.999% percent of them don’t kill people because of them. In fact, saying you killed somebody because you had a grievance against that person won’t get you very far in court unless you’re a homosexual couple that wanted a cake made for a same-sex wedding and the owner of the bakery could not do it for conscience sake.
I have numerous legitimate grievances against our government and politicians who enable state-sponsored economic tyranny and theft, and yet I’m not going to kill anybody because of those grievances.
President Obama has taken the grievance show on the road. He’s out there trying to excuse, to some degree, Islamic violence because he claims those performing these atrocities have legitimate grievances.
Here’s some of President Obama’s legitimate grievances speech:
“Governments that deny human rights play into the hands of extremists who claim that violence is the only way to achieve change. Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies.”
So what “legitimate grievances” did the Muslim terrorists have against 21 Coptic Christians that required their beheading? No amount of democracy would have dissuaded them or even a jobs program. They have a job advancing their version of Islam.
What were the legitimate grievances against the 45 people ISIS burned alive?
What about Boko Haram? More than 200 school-age girls were kidnapped and married off as sex slaves. What possible grievances could these Muslims have had against these innocent girls?
“Since 2010, Boko Haram has targeted schools, killing hundreds of students. A spokesperson for the group said such attacks would continue as long as the Nigerian government continued to interfere with traditional Islamic education. 10,000 children have been unable to attend school as a result of activities by Boko Haram. Boko Haram has also been known to kidnap girls, whom it believes should not be educated, and use them as cooks or sex slaves.
“Boko Haram’s attacks have intensified in 2014. In February, the group killed more than 100 Christian men in the villages of Doron Baga and Izghe. Also in February, 59 boys were killed in the Federal Government College attack in northeastern Nigeria. In March, the group attacked the Giwa military barracks, freeing captured militants. The abduction occurred on the same day as a bombing attack in Abuja in which at least 88 people died. Boko Haram has been blamed for nearly 4,000 deaths in 2014.”
There’s nothing in this report about jobs. It’s all about the advance of Islam through terror.
Paul Hill had a grievance against doctors who performed abortions and those who assisted him. His grievances weren’t considered during his trial and later very quick execution.
Timothy McVeigh had certain grievances against the government, but no one took them into account after he “detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995” that “killed 168 people and injured over 600.”
How about Eric Rudolf who set off a bomb during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics at the Centennial Olympic Park that killed one and injured 111? He had grievances that no one paid attention to.
President Obama is advocating two systems of justice – one for the Islamic world and another one for the rest of the world.
Katie Pavlich nicely summarizes the Obama double standard:
“What, exactly, does Obama mean when he says ‘legitimate grievances’? The grievances Al Qaeda and ISIS hold are against infidels and Muslims who don’t go far enough to wage jihad on the West. These ‘grievances’ aren’t economic, despite what the State Department would like us to believe.
“And finally, despite admitting he isn’t aware of all the facts, President Obama implies that the three Muslim students shot dead in Chapel Hill last week were killed as a result of their faith. The killer was an atheist who was enraged over a parking dispute.”
Don’t be surprised if some liberal lawyer starts quoting President Obama when he has a client who committed some heinous crime. “To quote Barack Obama, president of the United States, professor of law, and editor of the Harvard Law Review, my client had some, to quote the president, ‘legitimate grievances’ for committing his so-called crimes.”
Don’t be surprised when a number of Islamist terrorists use the president’s comments to justify their actions.