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1:25 PM, May 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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"This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education—grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls."

Needless to say, Boko Haram has also been happy to snuff out boys seeking a Western education, Christians wanting to practice their religion, or fellow Muslims who don't share a belief in violent jihad. But of course you'd never know that from Mrs. Obama. In fact, if you listened to Mrs. Obama you'd have no idea of the nature of the terrorist group we're dealing with, because Mrs. Obama never mentions the word Islam, Islamic, Islamist, or any variant. Her remarks actually epitomize the political correctness that Hirsi Ali warns about, and that prevents us from seeing clearly and dealing resolutely with the phenomenon at hand. Indeed, Mrs. Obama's obfuscation was almost enough to lead me to commit the political heresy of quoting Winston Churchill's 1899 passage from The River War. But I have restrained myself.

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