In yet another Obama administration refusal to call out radical Islamic terrorism, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that when the transcripts of calls between the Orlando terrorist and negotiators will be released, they will only be released in part and the “pledges of allegiance” will be omitted.
While making the rounds on the Sunday shows, during her appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with guest host Jonathan Karl, Lynch said, “Tomorrow, for example, we’ll be releasing a partial transcript of the calls between the killer and the hostage negotiators so people can, in fact, see the type of interaction that was had there. I say partial because we’re not going to be, um, for example, broadcasting his pledges of allegiance.”
Lynch then said her reasoning was “We are trying not to revictimize those who went through that horror. But again we’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible, and we want people to provide information that they have taught us.”
During last Sunday’s terrorist attack that killed 49 people, the shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged his allegiance to ISIS.
Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that using the phrase “radical Islam” was a “political distraction” and “Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away.”
During that same speech, Obama also said that the ISIS fighters were “not religious warriors. They are thugs, and they are thieves.”