Yesterday we heard the sad news that the savage terrorist group
ISIS reportedly beheaded American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
As the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack draws
nearer, we as Americans must remain vigilant. We must
remember that radical Islam poses a severe threat as it seeks to
ISIS is not a "jayvee team" as President Obama once said-it is a
group of extremist militants looking to destroy America.
Today, Jennifer Psaki, the State Department's spokesperson was
asked whether or not the reported beheading of Steven Sotloff was
in fact a declared "act of war" by ISIS. She dodged the
question and said that she didn't want to put any "labels" on the
savage act. She then continued by stating that the White
House and the State Department are doing all they can to "destroy"
Well, what has the White House done to take action against these
radical Islamists? So far, President Obama hasn't even been
able to declare a strategy for combating these terrorists to the
American people. In a press conference last week, the
President made it very clear that there is no clear strategy when
it comes to launching air strikes.
Reports now show that President Obama had been briefed on the
threat of ISIS over a year ago. However, here we are a week
before the 13th anniversary of 9/11, with two Americans savagely
beheaded and a very strong and dangerous group of radical Islamists
looking to take down America.
If the White House is taking the threat of ISIS seriously, why
is that Psaki couldn't call the beheadings of James Foley and
Steven Sotloff for what they are-acts of war? ISIS has
declared war on America through its savage and brutal murder of
innocent Americans as well as its threats of coming onto our soil
and committing acts of terror. Just thirteen short years ago
we experienced terrorism on our soil and it seems as though the
White House has done all it can to erase that memory and the threat
that radical Islam presents.
Since 2003, student activists at more than 200 schools across
the country participate in Young America's
Foundation's 9/11 Never Forget Project each year.
The students proudly display 3,000 flags on their campuses in order
to remember the innocent people that were murdered at the hands of
radical Islamists. This project is designed to create
awareness and to show the world what horrible acts these radical
Islamists are capable of. We need to remember 9/11 for what
it was, an act of terror by radical militants who hate America.
This administration has lacked a backbone when it comes to
foreign policy. America needs to stand up to these radical
Islamists and not allow for the murder of any more people at the
hands of these extremists. The only "jayvee" teams here are
the Obama administration and the State Department.
Ashley Pratte is the spokeswoman for Young America's
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