WASHINGTON, September 19, 2016 — On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was the bearer of bad news for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and President Obama’s legacy.
“I want to be very clear,” he told the Clinton-friendly media, “this individual could be armed and dangerous.”
The individual in question is 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized American citizen of Afghan descent, wanted for questioning in connection with bombings that rocked New York and New Jersey on Saturday.
At a campaign stop in Colorado Springs the night of the New York attack, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump described events in his home town to supporters. “Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody [Democratic city officials] knows exactly what’s going on.”
And meeting with reporters aboard her campaign airplane, a disheveled and clearly ailing Hillary Clinton was asked, “Do you have any reaction to the fact that Donald Trump, immediately upon taking the stage tonight, called the explosion in New York a bomb?”
“I think it is important to know the facts about any incident like this,” said Clinton, “it is always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened.”
It was a near carbon copy of President Obama’s statement after Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in April of 2013. “In this age of instant reporting and tweets and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information, sometimes to jump to conclusions … That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts … and that’s why we take care not to rush to judgement—not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.”
On Sunday, Mayor de Blasio told the people of his city, “To understand there were any specific motivations, political motivations, any connection to any organization—that’s what we don’t know.”
All such delusions were dispelled Monday.
On the night of the bombing, nine people were stabbed at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, by a knife-wielding Dahir Aden, a Muslim immigrant from Somalia.
“We have confirmed that he [Aden] asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them,” St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson told reporters.
At another press conference held at the FBI’s field office in Minneapolis, Special Agent Richard Thornton tried desperately to hang tough on the official Obama Administration line: “We’re currently investigating this [mall stabbing] as a potential act of terrorism, and I do say ‘potential.’ We don’t know whether the subject was in contact with, had connections with or was inspired by a foreign terrorist organization.”
Since the attacks of 9/11, reality has dealt one blow after another to the nostrums of politically-correct multiculturalism with regard to America’s immigration policies and their direct connection to acts of Islamic terror committed against Americans on their very doorsteps.
Perhaps that startling realization triggered Clinton’s seizure during the 9/11 memorial service at New York City’s Ground Zero a week ago last Sunday.
Recently, Obama told African-Americans he would “consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy” if they do not turn out and vote for its protector and promulgator, Hillary Clinton.
That legacy, we now know, is denial in the face of Islamic terror.