In a pair of responses that is drawing harsh condemnation from critics, President Obama sent no representative to the funeral of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, yet he sent an envoy to read a letter of praise for the mosque that her beheader attended, just one day after her funeral.
It is not uncommon for the President of the United States to send messages or representatives to the funerals of people whose deaths have gripped the heart of the nation. According to Allen West, President Obama sent three delegates to the funeral of young Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. But that didn't happen at the funeral of the woman who was viciously beheaded in the name of Islam in Oklahoma. Instead, as TPNN reports, "There was no statement sent by Obama. There was no government official at her funeral. There was no reaching out to the Hufford family by the Obamas."
What Barack Obama did the day following Mrs. Hufford's ignored funeral has many of the public in an uproar. He sent a top official from the Department of Homeland Security to the mosque that her beheader was an active part of to hand deliver a personal message from the White House. According to KFOR, it was "a special thank you to the Muslim congregation."
"Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice."
Allegedly, the message of appreciation was for their community service, helping after a tornado a year ago. There appears to be little belief that the timing was merely coincidental; instead, it is viewed as purposefully inflammatory by some. According to Allen West, "Doggone, you just cannot make this stuff up. It cannot just be dumb luck or coincidence."
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the beheader Alton Nolan had recently converted to Islam and quickly became deeply involved in his faith and his local mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. He made no secret of his espousal of radical views, including stone-age views of the role of women and sex, and his hearty approval of beheading and killing non-Muslims. Those views are on display for all the world to see on his public Facebook page. He also posed regularly with people from his mosque.
Yet it is that same mosque which received high praise from Mr. Obama, just one day after the beheader's victim was laid to rest.
Recently, a man who said that he formerly attended the mosque spoke with Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File. He described his experience at the mosque that Alton Nolan attended, one which certainly does not appear to be worthy of the praise of a president.
"I observed the teachings of Islam [...] to the public, the mosque will not promote terrorism or any kind of radical acts, but when they're among friends and congregants only, they will promote the true teachings of Islam, which include the offer to non-Muslims – the choice rather that you must convert, live under Islamic rule, or be fought against. Jihad, for the sake of Allah."
The White House still persists in referring to the murder of Colleen Hufford and stabbing of another woman as a case of "workplace violence." The man on the street calls it "terrorism" or "jihad." It would appear that the beheader himself would view his actions as the latter, based on his shouts of "Allahu Akbar" just before he went on his rampage.
Should President Obama have shown at least as much concern over the violent murder of an innocent woman as he did for the mosque that helped train and shape the thinking of the man who took her life in the name of his peaceful religion? Let us know what you think.
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