French President Francois Hollande, in a televised speech on Friday 9 January contended that the murders of 12 journalists two days previously by Muslim brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, maniacally shouting "Allahu Akbar" "have nothing do with the Muslim religion."
Former DNC Chairman and Presidential candidate Howard Dean, appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," said, "I stopped calling these people Muslim terrorists. They're about as Muslim as I am. I mean, they have no respect for anybody else's life – that's not what the Koran says. Europe has an enormous radical problem. I think ISIS is a cult. Not an Islamic cult. I think it's a cult."
Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing President Obama's refusal to use the word "Islam" in any negative context, bloviated that "... the freedom of expression that this magazine, no mater what your feelings were about it, the freedom of expression that it represented is not able to be killed by this kind of act of terror."
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, speaking on MSNBC's "Rachel Madcow Show," said, “It is important just to recognize that the individuals who carried out these attacks in Paris were originally radicalized not by ISIS, but in coordination against the United States’ invasion and occupation of Iraq. That’s what initially brought them into this fight, and it’s worth repeating that those who would call for another insertion of U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS would be essentially repeating the very mistake that radicalized thousands of Muslims all across country during our ten-year occupation of that country."
Meanwhile, Dana Kennedy of MSNBC interviewed a number of French Muslims to get their take on the cause of the massacres. The response she came back with – are you ready for this? – is that the massacres were all part of an elaborate Jewish conspiracy to make Muslims look bad! But the Imams at Friday Mosque were not satisfied to point the finger at just any Jews. No, these Jews, according to the current pap being fed the faithful in France, were "magical shape-shifting Jews!"
So let's see, the wanton and senseless murders of 17 Frenchmen by Muslims Shouting "Allahu Akbar" and "We are avenging the prophet Muhammad" was really due to Israel's refusal to allow itself to be annihilated, anything but Islam, radical cultism, unspecified random and baseless terrorism, George W. Bush, and magical shape-shifting Jews.
Now all we need is for Al Sharpton to tell us that last week's Paris massacre was the result of White racism!