Fox News suspends angry Americans – though not Trump

More San Bernardino fallout - Our president has taught us that Islamophobia is our biggest danger, not the Islamists themselves.

Jack Engelhard,

Jack Engelhard
Jack Engelhard
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Two reliable commentators for Fox News, Ret. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash have been disciplined by the top-rated cable network for using language unsuitable for broadcast. I watched it and was not offended and the dog did not hide under the bed. But rules are rules, I guess.

They’ve been suspended two weeks for blurting out expletives that I use every day while driving.

I used the same profanities while listening to Mr. Obama when, after the murder of 14 Americans at the hands of Radical Islamists, he gives a speech warning us against Islamophobia. In fact Jews take the brunt of hate crimes ten to one over Muslims but the president NEVER says anything about THAT.

Peters and Dash had the same reaction that I did, obviously, about the speech and frankly – about everything, every damned thing.

We are fed up. For seven years we’ve been pushed around and it is not just about Radicalized Muslims.

It’s about a near-decade of scandals and cover-ups and media complicity that’s been shoved down our throats, and America is angry.

Don’t be amazed why Trump is doing so well. You don’t have to cheer everything he says. (I don’t.)

After the San Bernardino attack we needed an emotional response. Obama failed. Trump delivered. (Ban Migrant Islam.)

Assume that he goes too far and says too much, but he does not fiddle, and he has tapped into the heart of our frustration. Ditto Peters and Dash.

We’ve been waiting for SOMEBODY, anybody, to howl, “Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.”

Americans are angry about waking up every morning to a country they hardly recognize. 


Black lives matter, sure, and Muslims deserve tolerance and equality. Of course. But how about the rest of us, hello, do we count?
Black lives matter, sure, and Muslims deserve tolerance and equality. Of course. But how about the rest of us, hello, do we count?

Do you mind if we salute our troops and high-five our cops rather than tear them down?

Lately indeed it’s about Islam. Are we permitted to be steamed about what happened in San Bernardino? No. Our attorney general, Loretta Lynch, says that Islamophobia is her “greatest concern” and that if we don’t watch our language she is prepared to prosecute.

What country is this? It is precisely that kind of heavy-handedness that’s been crushing us over the years.

Except for the Democrats. The Left is angry against nobody except Republicans.

We are still waiting for them to be as outraged against the San Bernardino Radical Muslim killers as they are against Trump who never killed anybody.

Say this about Trump, and I make no political argument here as to the best choice for the GOP.

But at a time when the Silent Majority had no voice, he gave it a voice.

It is okay to speak up. It is all right to be fed up. That is where Trump differs and succeeds and why Peters and Dash are being lauded along social media.

For nearly a decade we’ve been getting an America we never asked for…and we sure are not asking for 25,000 to 85,000 ready-made anti-Semites to enter the country -- from Syria or from any place where they breed intolerance, death over life, mindless brutality over sanity.

They are coming for us as they keep coming for the Israelis and finally we know what it’s like to face Radical Islamic Jihad at home, at work or at play.

I keep saying that what happens in Israel does not stay in Israel. I say it here elaborately, that the Jihad that bedevils the Jewish State is the same Jihad that keeps on coming within our own borders, from Jerusalem to New York to San Bernardino.  They are the same people, the same terrorists.

Trump himself needs to rethink his position about forcing the Israelis into making further sacrifices.

Been there, done that and the Jews, we have sacrificed more than our fair share. Don’t get me started.

Get it straight who the enemy really is, what’s to be done and where to direct our indignation.

Direct it against “the dumb bastards” who pose the real threat, the Jihadists, to borrow from Gen. George S. Patton.

Pardon my French.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international classic “Indecent Proposal” now followed by the prophetic thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com




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