Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Obama and Thorning-Schmidt: Terror Fighting Team!

כ"ח לחודש האחד עשר תשע"ה
Obama, Danish leader vow to confront terror together
AFP (via Yahoo), February 17, 2015

Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama expressed solidarity Monday with Denmark after two shootings that shocked the Nordic nation, and vowed to confront anti-Semitism and assaults on freedom of expression together with Copenhagen.

Faced with the spectacle of European Jews being again targeted by extremists, just over a month after similar attacks in Paris, governments were scrambling to reassure their Jewish communities.

The first victim, 55-year-old filmmaker Finn Norgaard, was killed when a gunman opened fire during a debate on free speech on Saturday.

The same attacker then targeted Copenhagen's main synagogue, killing 37-year-old Dan Uzan.

During a telephone call, Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt "agreed on the need to work together to confront attacks on freedom of expression as well as against anti-Semitic violence," the White House said in a statement.

It said Obama offered his condolences for the victims and expressed "American solidarity with our Danish allies."

Obama also welcomed Denmark's participation in a three-day, high-level summit he is hosting this week to share best practices and agree on a plan of action to counter radicalization, recruitment and incitement to violence, the White House said.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Anyone else remember these photos of our newly committed, terror-fighting, superheroes, at the funeral for Nelson Mandela. just over a year ago?

British PM David "be more sensitive to Islam" Cameron, Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt, U. S. President Barack Obama
Is this appropriate behavior for world leaders at a funeral? Is this appropriate behavior for anyone at a funeral?

PM Thorning-Schmidt and Pres. Obama, with an unamused First Lady Michelle Obama.
If this isn't flirting, then I do not know what is.

Anyone else as confident as I am in their latest declaration of commitment to fighting terror?

Obama's comment about the recent attack on a kosher market in Paris being random, not necessarily an attack motivated by Jew-hatred reduce my confidence even further.


Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

And while Obama may be against anti-Semitism he might still consider the attack against the Copenhagen shul to be a random act by a lone wolf extremist against a non-specific house of worship.

Esser Agaroth said...

Wouldn't surprise me.

Still I think it's more that he's nasty and pandering to specific groups as opposed to an inability to connect the dots.

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