Will a GOP candidate emerge to confront radical Islam?

Monday, January 19, 2015
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A former U.S. Justice Department attorney says he's hopeful that a Republican presidential candidate will emerge who shows the moral clarity to confront evil and not appease radical Islamists.

The Obama administration has drawn criticism from Republican lawmakers over the president's decision to release five more Guantanamo detainees. Four of the five Yemeni terrorists headed for Oman, Yemen's neighbor, fueling speculation that they will soon be back in the terrorist business.

The administration is taking heat not only for the Gitmo transfers, but for its refusal to publicly call out radical Islam as the common thread in terrorist attacks.

"They don't have the moral clarity. They don't have an understanding of the sweep of how evil must be confronted," attorney J. Christian Adams, who now serves as legal editor for PJ Media, says of Democratic leaders who are eyeing 2016.  

Adams

Instead, says Adams, they are simply "apologists" for a politically correct belief that that is endangering America.

Many potential GOP presidential candidates have what it takes to confront radical Islam, the attorney says, but names one Republican who probably doesn't.

"I don't think necessarily that Rand Paul fully understands this," Adams tells OneNewsNow. "I think Rand Paul is good on a lot of issues but understanding the international threat of evil is not exactly his strong suit."

RealClearPolitics currently ranks Senator Paul fourth among potential GOP presidential candidates in its average of polls, behind Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Paul Ryan.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

How likely is it Texas will go 'blue' in November 2020 presidential election?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases
Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump
Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs
Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world
Victims’ lawyer: Prince Andrew must talk to U.S. prosecutors
China bats away rumors, says trade talks with U.S. continue

LATEST FROM THE WEB

'Kunta Kinte' T-shirt fits Kaepernick perfectly
Two Iowa race incidents prove common sense is scarce
Other people’s money
Chick-fil-A’s shameful capitulation
We'll tell you who's privileged

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Rubin applauds Boehner's 'political move' re: Netanyahu invite

A U.S.-born Israeli author and expert on the Middle East believes President Obama himself was responsible for a former campaign strategist being dispatched to Israel to help organize a grassroots effort to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.