May 27, 2015 Broadcast – ISIS Urban TerroristsInstead of condemning the Islamist State for widespread violence, maybe we should consider the root causes of their brutality.
That’s what President Obama did when rioters burned down the city of Baltimore, injuring police officers, destroying homes and hundreds of minority owned businesses. Obama blamed their actions on poverty, substance abuse and lack of education.
Here’s something you didn’t know: Isis terrorists are also born into poverty, suffer discrimination and have few opportunities for good jobs. But we don’t make excuses for their conduct. I don’t see the difference between the terrorists in Baltimore and the ones in the Middle East.
President Obama claimed he wasn’t excusing criminal behavior by reminding us of the struggles facing urban youth– but that’s exactly what he was doing.