Vice President Joe Biden referred to the men accused of setting off bombs at the Boston Marathon last week as “two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis” during a eulogy for slain MIT Patrol Officer Sean Collier on Wednesday.
The statement seems out of place for a eulogy; where reportedly most speakers honored the life of the popular 26-year-old MIT officer. Additionally, the Chechen brothers to whom the notoriously gaffe-laden Vice President refers have not yet been convicted of the Boston blasts. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a “fire fight” with police officers last week; but Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still considered to be a suspect in the terror attack. Perhaps the Vice President can chill on his justifiable anger and remember the phrase, “innocent until proven guilty.”
The Washington Post reported that Biden continued to say that the “‘doctrine of hate and oppression’ espoused by Islamist terrorists ‘cannot compete with the values of openness and inclusion” illustrated by U.S. society in general…'” Again, this is strange, as President Obama cautioned in statements after Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s capture of that it is important to “…take care not to rush to judgment, not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.”
Granted, in the four days since the president made his comments, more information has been revealed that certainly points in the direction of Islamic Radicalization on the part of the Tsarnaev brothers. Will President Obama denounce radical Islam as strongly as Vice President Joe Biden?
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