By Thomas Madison
The world came together in a promising way on Sunday. The anti-terrorism rally in Paris drew over a million participants, including more than 50 national leaders from around the globe. Muslim leaders, including officials from the Palestinian Fatah party, King Abdullah of Jordan (a direct descendant of Mohammed), representatives of the UAE, and other Muslim nations from Turkey to Tunisia, all locked arms with fellow national leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many other leaders from across Europe and around the world.
Missing was a representative of the United States. Apparently too busy for such silliness was Barrack Obama. His Attorney General, Eric Holder, was in Paris for another meeting, but this anti-terrorism rally, attended by national leaders world-wide, was apparently not convenient to attend. Looks like a middle finger to me.
Not attending a rally against terrorism, especially in light of the recent Paris tragedies, sends a pretty clear message: “We are not against terrorism and Islamic violence, nor are we in favor of free speech.”
How else can you read it?
embarrassing to the Americans! Pres Obama should not have snubbed Paris today – 40+ other world leaders showed up! http://t.co/BnwRFCwKWn
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) January 11, 2015
More than 50 world leaders are marching in Paris against jihad. Obama chose not to attend. What does that tell you?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 11, 2015
For real. Why didn't Obama, Biden or Kerry show up in Paris?
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) January 11, 2015