Saturday 29 April 2017

Obama is playing into Trump's hands by refusing to criticise radical Islam

Donald Trump speaking in New Hampshire. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has hoovered up millions of votes by refusing to be cowed by the rules of political correctness. Getty Images
Donald Trump speaking in New Hampshire. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has hoovered up millions of votes by refusing to be cowed by the rules of political correctness. Getty Images
David Quinn

David Quinn

If you want to know one reason why the obnoxious and abominable Donald Trump is so popular with very large numbers of Americans, look no further than the refusal by US President Barack Obama to publicly criticise radical Islam following the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando last weekend.

Obama would not attack it because he felt it would serve no purpose, but this kind of attitude frustrates lots of people.

It was the same when he reacted to the murder of 13 people at Fort Hood army base in 2009. Like Omar Mateen, who carried out the nightclub massacre, the Fort Hood killer - Nidal Hasan - was a Muslim.

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