As we noted earlier, President Obama was not at the unity rally in Paris, France today along with other world leaders, but he does have a really busy schedule on Monday that might explain his absence:
Though President Obama declared in a speech Friday that he wanted the people of France “to know that the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow,” he and the major players from his administration failed to attend the historic rally against terror Sunday in Paris.
World leaders including Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, Germany’s Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron, and the Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas may have joined French President François Hollande to walk arm in arm on Sunday at France’s unity rally, but no top-level U.S. official took part. Attorney General Eric Holder, who had flown to Paris for anti-terrorism talks in the wake of the attacks that killed 17, departed before France’s largest ever rally to attend “urgent meetings” in Washington, a Department of Justice official told BuzzFeed.
Displaying powerful symbolic unity, in fitting and proper testament to the defense of civilization, more than 40 world leaders linked arms to lead the mass march in Paris in resolve against Islamist terror.
“President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.”
An Israeli source privy to the contacts between the Elysees Palace and the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem told reporters Netanyahu was told to stay home. The fact that this message had been conveyed was first reported by Channel 2. The Socialist president thought Netanyahu’s presence would be too divisive.
President Obama is catching a lot of heat for not going to Paris for a unity rally in which an estimated 1.6 million people gathered to stand in solidarity against the terrorist attack that killed 12 people last week.
A Hamas newspaper posted photos of the Charlie Hebdo killers this week. Hamas called them heroes.
Here’s the full list of leaders who met in France today:
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo made a “colorful” gaffe on Friday’s @ This Hour, as he reported live from Paris, France. Minutes after police stormed both sites where Islamists had barricaded themselves, Cuomo labeled one of the dead French terrorists “African-American.”
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A public school principal in Missouri pushed back against a middle school student’s claim that a teacher banned him from reading the Bible in school, claiming that the incident did not unfold as was alleged and that students are more than welcome to read their Bibles in school.
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